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  1. King Edward VII Coronation Medal Can it be this medal?
  2. Nice bar! show please the back also, from the front it looks very much like a Godet bar...
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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... ;-)
  14. @ Paul: I thought so... that marine-blue fabric on the back... ;-) @Heiko: thanks!
  15. New entry... no label on the back, but nonetheless typical early 20ies Godet medal bar. Blue backing, Landwehr staff officer (medical? Not necessarily). I was wondering if this one is ID-able... that BMVO3X and the Lippe cross combination...have a good “viewing”! cheers, C
  16. Interesting... thanks for the most valuable inputs. It could also well be that that Pr66 was listed as a mistake. That wouldn’t be the first time that it happened. Furthermore most of the officers who participated the Franco-Prussian war didn’t always automatically end up with a EK like in later wars when EKs were more abundantly awarded. Not to mention that he got a KDM 70-71 in steel (not in bronze) henceforth for non-combatants. C
  17. Thanks Heiko for the correction... yes it’s a m not n. My fault. There’s no mention of 1866 campaign cross in Efler’s book. I don’t know why Stamford didn’t wear on his bar or miniature chain... that is most strange....

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    I am selling a very nice Officer visor cap EREL in very good condition "Tellerform", or flat upper side of the cap, not saddle type, stiffened by a internal flexible metal wire, to keep the shape. Usually officers they took this wire out in order to give it a more crushed (veteran) look to it. There is only a very tiny moth hole on the crown, barely visible, see pictures. My price is EUR 749.00 + registered shipment Eur 30.00 within EU to be paid by bank transfer (Ebanking/IBAN) on my Swiss Bank account preferably in Swiss Francs (CHF 925.00).


  20. Wooooooooooooooooooow!!!!! no more? Just joking.... thanks a bunch!!!! Now I have pretty enough... interesting the assessment of his superiors, the data on almost all the orders he got.... and also a picture! From very little now we know quite a lot of this E officer...
  21. Dear forumites, I am trying to get more information about the above-mentioned officer. this is all I could find on him: Oberst (E) on 01.05.1934, Hugo Oster born 01.10.1882, commanding officer of WBK Gelsenkirchen (what is that???) Apparently he served in WW2 as a commander of a POW camp (OFlag) for high ranking officers (mainly Polish officers), but there's no confirmation. It is possible that this bar below was his, but there are no pictures or other solid evidence to confirm that also (see: thread on the WAF discussed by poor Rick L. among the others). Moreover there's a very interesting short Bavarian TV produced documentary about the POW camp. Any additional info (like date of promotions, dates of his orders and decorations bestowal, place of residence, date of death, etc.) it's most appreciated! ciao, C
  22. Hi Paul, Yes, I know... ;-) I just wanted to know more about the Hugo Oster... I can't find anything about him! I was just curious about his career and especially about the POW camp for officers (OFlag VII A Murnau), he very likely commanded in WW2 (see also : https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=218675 ) Here there's an interesting article about the discovery of pictures of that OFlag and its stories... Deutschland 1945: Spektakuläre Lager-Bilder (Artikel Merkur.de) Also this article is quite interesting: BSZ 24.07.2015 Some E officers are really very elusive... Ciao, C From this website (German Camps –British & Commonwealth Prisoners of war 1939-45)