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  1. Hi Gary, it is always better to post a photo of the original in question. s/l= seinem lieben= his beloved z.Erg. is probably an unusually abbriviaton Erg =zur Erinnerung= in memory of/to remind you of GreyC
  2. Could it be one of those badges distributed for the paticipants of the early NSDAP get-togethers that were allowed to be worn on the uniforms during early Wehrmacht/Kriegsmarine times? GreyC
  3. Hi Paul, that echos my thoughts. Maybe not Russia but Greece/Balkans? GreyC
  4. Hi, I am actually sceptical that it is either. On second thoughts.... Here is a black one. GreyC
  5. Hi Komtur, as someone collecting photographs and documents of members of the Freiwillige Kriegskrankenpflege this is a wonderful post. Thank´s for sharing! GreyC
  6. Hi, for my 500th post I thought I treat you to this Bavarian soldier with marksman stripes prior to the introduction of the cord in 1894. Not too often found, but not superspecial, so appropriate for the occassion. Have enjoyed being part of this forum so far! GreyC
  7. Hi, now that you are mentioning it.... Unteroffizier der Reichswehr Schießauszeichnung 2nd grade plus sharpshooter grade, at Andy: Thanks for the nice illustration. GreyC
  8. Yes, but to my knowledge most of them were worn on the other side, were they not? GreyC
  9. Superb photo. Thanks for posting! GreyC
  10. Yes, single cockade becausee the photo was made well prior to 1897, when the national cockade was introduced. Thanks, GreyC
  11. Ah, ok. Did firefighters of that period have long service stripes? The stripes on the sleeves remind me of the long service stripes of the Red Cross. GreyC
  12. Maybe an Admin or Mod of this forum can help you out? Why don´t you send them a personal message and explain...? GreyC
  13. Hi, I wonder if there is a whistle at the end of the cord? GreyC
  14. Hi, an interesting bar. When did they have to stop wearing these unofficial medals, if at all. I guess from at least 1935 this was all over with? Best, GreyC
  15. Thanks! I appreciate that☺️ GreyC
  16. Isn´t that what I wrote, basically? GreyC
  17. Hi, this is not Sütterlin. Sütterlin was developed 1911, introduced into the Prussian school system from 1915 on and forbidden to be taught and used in official correspondence in 1941. What we have here is a predecessor, the so called German current. This is a bit harder to decipher. It is always a good idea to scan /present a larger amount of text so one can compare the letters and study it closer. From what I can make out so far: Einen aufrechtigen ac[c]ort oder Verglich gemacht. Den 24. Tag October 1799. accort means nett, freundlich, umgänglich (pleasant, agreeable) seems to be used as noun here in the sense of amicable deal? For me it looks like something relating to a contract. Best, GreyC
  18. Hi Laurentius, thank you for pointing this out! So only the other kingdoms seem to have done that as sign of their sovereignty. GreyC
  19. Hi Laurentius, thank you very much for the abbreviation and thankfully their full names. Both very helpful. So I spotted a few, and now know a few more because of you. As he has a Mecklenburg Dienstauszeichnung he will have served with Mecklenburg units during his military career, right? However, he wears the EKII first and then the other two Prussian ones. Only then the MMVK. So he seems to have been a Prussian in a Mecklenburg unit? Interesting is the OK on top. As part of a Mecklenburger Infanterie or FAR unit he was with the 17th division, the Oldenburger units were in the 19th division. They never seemed to have fought directly together but at least in 1918 were used in the same areas.The Dragoon units of both states shared the same High Cavalry Comand (No2). Maybe he was a staff-member of a higher unit and got the OK in this position. Best, GreyC
  20. Hi, intersting bar! As I am trying to learn more about medal bars, could somebody be so kind to list the awards? My amateurish try: EKII_?_PreußischeDienstauszeichnung25Jahre_?_MecklenburgSchwerinVerdienstkreuz2Kl_?_OldenburgFAKreuz_DSWErinnerungsmedaille_DIenstauszMecklenburg? Thank you, guys! GreyC
  21. Hi, sorry to appear nitpicking, especially because I basically agree. But I´d say "that comes out as Black on BW photos of that time" as later photos are no longer orthochromatic but panchromatic and therefore the colour red is then represented by a lighter shade of grey than black. Same with yellow.Nitpicking-mode over. Best, GreyC