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  1. Dear forumites, Here's another nice medal bar owned by a Police officer; since there are somewhere the Lübeck Hanseatenkreuz rolls but aren't yet published I think this it would be a bit more difficult to research on. Nonetheless a very nice medal bars with the fitting ribbon bar: Preußen, Eisernes Kreuz 2. Kl. 1914 am Kämpferband (OEK 1909), E gs/S; Deutsches Reich 1933-45, Wiederholungsspange 1939 zum Eisernes Kreuz 2. Kl. 1914, 2. Form (OEK 3825/1), BM vs ; Deutsches Reich 1933-45, Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse (OEK 3836), Br/Tombak Lübeck, Hanseatenkreuz 1915-1918, Verleih. ca. 8‘000 (OEK 1265), vs Ku E Deutsches Reich 1933-45, Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer (OEK 3803/1), Hersteller Paul Küst Berlin, E br; Deutsches Reich 1933-45, DA d.Polizei 1.Stufe f. 25 Jahre 1938 (OEK 3526), Br vg; Deutsches Reich 1933-45, Luftschutz-Ehrenzeichen 2.Stufe (OEK 3502), Al; Ungarn, 1. Weltkriegs-Erinnerungsmedaille 1914-1918. Any comments are gladly welcome. Enjoy! Best regards, Claudio
  2. Hi Claudius! Thanks for the nice words. I think that the Police long service medals and the luftschutz were given by the ten if not hundred thousands... therefore no possibility of identifying this one I’m afraid. Maybe one day a picture of the wearer could surface, who knows? ciao C
  3. Dear forumites, Here I’d like present a nice officer medal bar who also carrier after WWI made. Description of the medals on the bar: • Preußen, Eisernes Kreuz 2. Kl. 1914 am Kämpferband (OEK 1909), E gs/S; • Preußen, Königlicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern Kreuz der Ritter mit Schwertern (OEK 1789), Punzen FR 938(Gebrüder Friedländer, Berlin), S vg E; • Hamburg, Freie Stadt, Hanseatenkreuz 1915-1918. (OEK 688), vs Ku E • Braunschweig Hzgt, (OEK 634), Br; • Deutsches Reich 1933-45, Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer (OEK 3803/1), Hersteller R.S.L. (Richard Sieper & Söhne, Lüdenscheid, Typ I), E br; • Deutsches Reich 1933-45, WH DA 2. Kl. für 18 Jahre (OEK 3853), Tombak vs; • Deutsches Reich 1933-45, WH DA 4. Kl. für 4 Jahre (OEK 3855), E vs; I was wondering if a name could be researched for this bar, although I think it’s very unlikely. I’m looking forward to your educated inputs and comments. Thank you in advance! regards, Claudio
  4. Oberst von Schlebrügge (Knight Cross holder, Narvik, as regimental commander) Dear forumites, Could somebody tell my if he got the White Falcon Order 2nd class with swords in WWI? And if so date of the bestowal of this decoration? As young cavalry officer of a Thüringisches Husarenregiment it could have well been so. Many thanks in advance for your kind assistance ! Best regards, Claudio
  5. Dear forumites, I’m not sure about the branch of these really very appealing general collar tabs; could they be either for the Geheime Feldpolizei or military judiciary branch. What do you think? Many thanks in advance for any educated comments or opinions. Best regards, Claudio
  6. Hi Laurentius, If you open up my attachment you would see that the claws are black. I also have seen, or I have in my collection, almost prominently eagles with red claws and not black... interesting! Thanks for your good words. Cheers, Claudio
  7. Thanks Dave! Nonetheless a probable name is not bad at all!!! 7 out of 8 medals are on it and the KVK2 as you rightly said, there weren't always updated on the medal bars usually. Thanks again for your research! Claudio
  8. My Juncker... almost identical with one already shown here.
  9. King Edward VII Coronation Medal Can it be this medal?
  10. Nice bar! show please the back also, from the front it looks very much like a Godet bar...
  11. Dear forumites, In this thread I'd like to show you some of my bars of the Weimar time. Here we go with the first one: ? Preussen, Eisernes Kreuz 1914, 2. Klasse am K?mpferband (OEK 1904) mit inoffiziellen Feldzugsspange ?Somme?, ?Paris?, ?Ypern?, ?Durchbruchsschlacht? und ?Belgien? ? Weimarer Republik, Deutsche Ehrendenkm?nze des Weltkrieges mit Kampfabzeichen der Ehrenlegion (DN 2.02.17 a/b) ? Weimarer Republik, Regiments-Erinnerungskreuz, mit der Spange des Gren. Regt. 3 (DN 2.02.21 a) ? ?sterreich 1. Republik, Pro Patria-Ehrenzeichen der ?sterreichischen Erenlegion mit gekreutzen Schwerterauflage am Bande ? Weimarer Republik, Kyffh?user-Kriegsdenkm?nze 1914-18 mit Frontk?mpferabzeichen, Schwertern am Band (DN 2.02.33 a/b) Please feel also free to post yours and I would be happy to hear your comments on my bars. Claudio
  12. Dear forumites, I am pretty sure that this medal bar is all original. All indicates that it was worn by a KM career officer:DA 25 + 12, that exotic Chilean Order and the dark backing (Black?) on the reverse, which makes this bar so interesting! Any thoughts on this bar, although I am very sure that is everything ok with it... too bad for the heavely chipped Hanseatisches Kreuz of the free city of Bremen... also quite scarce... rarer than Hamburg but a bit more common than L?beck. The bar looks in to be in good conditions and I can't explain how could the Bremen Kreuz been so badly ruined if you compare it with the other medals. Maybe it fall on the ground! Too bad... Great is to see the tridementional condor on the top of the Chilean order (Chilean Merit Order) with its very wide wings... Is that the class for Junior officers? I think also the ribbon looks correct! I am quite sure also Rick (L.) would love to see this bar... Ciao, Claudio
  13. Dear forumites, To tell the truth I am bit bored that's why I am posting a medal bar that I believe it wasn't yet showed on this forum... The title is incorrect; I tiped it to fast... Fricke never made to Vizeadmiral but just Konteradmiral. Konteradmirals Otto Fricke (*29.05.1894 - ? 26.11.1966) ? Preussen, Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, 1914 (OEK 1909) ? Bremen, Hanseatenkreuz, 1915-1918 (OEK 651), ca. 20'000 Verleihungen ? Deutsches Reich 1933-45, Ehrenkreuz f?r Frontk?mpfer (OEK 3803), Hersteller G & S , J. Godet & Sohn, Berlin ? Deutsches Reich 1933-45, WH-Dienstauszeichnung f?r 25 Jahre, Kreuz (OEK 3852) ? Deutsches Reich 1933-45, WH-Dienstauszeichnung f?r 12 Jahre, Medaille (OEK 3854) ? Chile, Verdienstorden der Republik, silbernes Inhaberkreuz Konteradmiral Otto Fricke (*29.05.1894 in Wennigsen, Hannover - ? 26.11.1966 in Heidelberg) Promotions: 03.04.1914: F?hnrich zur See 18.09.1915: Leutnant z. See 07.01.1920: Oberleutnant z. See 01.05.1925: Kapit?nleutnant 01.04.1933: Korvettenkapit?n 01.01.1937: Fregattenkapit?n 01.10.1938: Kapit?n z. See 01.09.1942: Konteradmiral Career: Entered the Navy as a Seekadett and attended Basic Training and on board the Heavy Cruiser ?Hansa? (01.04.1913-31.03.1914) Attended Naval School in M?rwik (01.04.1914-31.07.1915). On board the Light Cruiser ?Stuttgart? (01.08.1914-30.01.1915) On board the Light Cruiser ?Graudenz? ( 31.01.1915-22.11.1915) On board the Liner ?Helgoland? (23.11.1915-22.05.1917) Commandant of the Minesweeper ?M 38?, 4th Minesweeper-Flotilla (27.05.1917-15.09.1919) Watch-Officer, Flag-Lieutenant and Commandant with the 5th North-Seas-Minesweeper-Flotilla (16.09.1919-20.1919) Watch-Officer on the Cruiser ?K?nigsberg? (21.10.1919-31.05.1920) Platoon-Officer, Coastal-Defense-Regiment Wilhelmshaven (01.06.1920-25.10.1920) Company-Officer and Company-Leader, Coastal-Defence-Battalion II; at the same time, detached to the J?ger-Battalion of the 15th Infantry-Regiment (26.10.1920-03.04.1923) Adjutant and Group-Officer, Naval School M?rwick (04.04.1923-22.09.1924) Company-Leader, Ship?s-Cadre-Division of the Baltic Sea (23.09.1924-30.03.1925) Watch-Officer on the Cruiser ?Berlin? (31.03.1925-25.09.1927) Company-Leader, 3rd Naval-Artillery-Battalion (26.09.1927-02.10.1929) Watch-Officer on the Liner ?Hessen? (03.10.1929-24.09.1930) 2nd Artillery-Officer on the Liner ?Hessen? (25.09.1930-25.09.1932) Artillery-Officer on the Cruiser ?K?nigsberg? (26.09.1932-26.09.1934) Instructor and Staff-Officer with the Staff of the Ship-Artillery-School (28.09.1934-30.09.1937) Chief of Staff of the Inspection of Naval-Artillery; at the same time, with the Sudeten-District Commander of the 11th Naval-Artillery-Regiment at the West Wall (01.10.1937-30.04.1940) At the same time, Acting-Inspector of the Naval-Artillery (07.07.1938-06.08.1938) Port-Commandant Stavanger, Norway (01.05.1940-18.07.1940) Chief of Staff of the Naval-Commander Channel Coast (19.07.1940-17.04.1942) Chief of Staff of the Commanding Admiral France (18.04.1942-15.11.1942) Senior-Quartermaster in the Staff of Naval-Group-Command West (16.11.1942-31.03.1943) Inspector of Naval-Artillery (01.04.1943-22.07.1945) In Captivity (22.07.1945-19.04.1947) Released (19.04.1947)
  14. Hi Admiral, I think it must be a "Ritterkreuz" (Caballero) because it's without rosette, given usually to subaltern grade officers (lieutenant-captain, for the German KM from Leutnant z.See to Kapitänleutnant). See also Order of Merit Chile C
  15. First ribbon bars has two ribbons of non-official 1st WW Weimar-Republic era: 1) Ostfront-Kreuz des Ehrenbundes Sächsischer Weltkriegsteilnehmer (just half of it) 2) Ordensrat der Deutschen Ehrenlegion i. V. des Verbandes national gesinnter Soldaten e. V. with crossed swords for combattants cheers, C
  16. Dear Forumites, I saw this medal - it looks to be Persian (Iranian, see the lion) - and was interested to know for what reason has been bestowed and if it could be in real Gold. Thank you very much in advance for your most interesting and appreciated comments.
  17. Dear forumites, I'd like to present my latest purchase. A fine medal bar with and a "Miniaturkettchen" (Miniatures) for civilian attire. • Preußen, Roter Adler Orden 4. Kl., Herst. Wagner (OEK 1703 ), S/emailliert; • Preußen, Kronenorden 3. Kl., Herst. Wagner (OEK 1757), G/emailliert; • Preußen; Offz. DA f. 25 Dienstjahre, 4. Form ab 1895 (OEK 1970/1), Br vg; • Preußen, Kriegsdenkmünze für Nichtkämpfer 1870/1871 (OEK 1941/2), St; • Preußen, Zentenarmedaille 1897 (OEK 1965), Br vg; • Persien, Kaiserlicher Sonnen- und Löwenorden gestiftet 1808, Ritterkreuz für Ausländer (sitzender Löwe); • Waldeck, Militärverdienstkreuz für Offiziere 2. Klasse 1861 (OEK 2867), S vg mit echt goldenem AV-Medaillon, Efler Seite 60 133 Verleihungen, zurückgegeben (Tod des Trägers) 38, verliehen am 14.1.1882. This officer resided in Hofgeismar and was Lieutenant-Colonel in the Dragoon Regiment 5 and got his Waldeck MVO2 on January 14th 1882. He was promoted Rittmeister during the Franco-Prussian war (1870-71), Major in 1885 and retired as Oberstleutnant (all this info I got it from the very interesting book of Efler about Waldeck-Pyrmont orders and medals). However I do not have more data about him: date of birth and death, his CV or any other interesting info. It would be also quite interesting to know how he got the Persian order. I would really appreciate a lot if someone could provide me with more info about this a bit elusive officer. Thank you very much in advance for your interest and your future comments and inputs. Best regards, C
  18. Some more data (ancestry) on Friedrich Theodor Ludwig von Stamford: Friedrich Ludwig Theodor von Stamford geboren am 23.11.1832 in Allendorf Werra (Bezirk Kassel, Kurfürstentum Hessen), Sohn des Friedrich Wilhelm Leopold von Stamford und der Charlotte Sophie Wiederhold (geb. 1810 – Todesdatum unbekannt), verheiratet in Littlemore (Oxfordshire, England) am 29.09.1869 mit (Harriet) Maud Huntingford (1848-1942). Ehegattin am 23.07.1942 in Belgium verstorben. Tochter Wilhelmine Maud von Stamford in Frankfurt a.M. (Hessen-Nassau, Preussen, Deutsches Reich) 08.02.1871 geboren. Interesting that he married in England! C
  19. Hi Vince! I thought it too. I couldn’t find nothing about the German branch of this family though. https://www.houseofnames.com/stamford-family-crest
  20. Great picture! Thanks for posting it; it looks like this photo was taken during the same period when Stamford would have gotten his Persian order, I wonder the reason of the bestowal. Maybe a high ranking visit from Persia in Waldeck?
  21. Thanks for the kind words. Actually you are right; there weren't many other interesting bars to bid on, with exception of one that had extremely interesting pre-1870/71 combination (MEZ1+2 both first type), also if not researchable. Fortunately this was successfully acquired by another GMIC member... ;-)
  22. @ Paul: I thought so... that marine-blue fabric on the back... ;-) @Heiko: thanks!