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About laurentius

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    the netherlands
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    German medals and medalbars from 1813 to 1918, although I don't mind a third reich medal on my bars

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  1. Dear Eurorders I would advice you not to buy the bar with the silezian eagle, it gives me a funny vibe for some reason. For example, the red eagle (a peace-time order) is placed in front of 2 wartimes order (Hanseatic cross and Silezian eagle). Another problem with this bar is the fact that there is a prussian cross for 15 years of service, which was only given out between 1913 and 1918. A red eagle order was only given out to officers. It would seem weird to me that he would receive an soldier/NCO service cross and a red eagle order only given to officers, and often only after a long time of service. Kind regards, Laurentius
  2. Dear Herman For as far as I can see there are atleast 2 fake bars, and some more bars of which I am not entirely sure. Kind regards, Laurentius
  3. Dear Dond It could also be the 1870 version of the Kreuz für treue Dienste. Kind regards, Laurentius
  4. Dear Dond A nice non-combattant bar, but I don't think that it is a navy bar, there is no FA-cross, and also no hanseatic-crosses. Nice bar nonetheless, wonder what this veteran did during the war. Kind regards, Laurentius
  5. Dear ostprussenman_new Would do you mean by fabricating things? Do you mean fabricating stories or fabricating pieces? I have heard from some people that he makes uniforms which he sells as originals, but I have never seen solid proof of that, opposed to the other things he is known for. Kind regards, Laurentius
  6. Dear Pep I know of cases going as far as 1957 of veterans buying PLM's. The last living recipient of a military PLM is ernst Jünger, who passed away in 1998. So it is most certainly possible that a piece made in the 30's was worn by a veteran of the first world war, this replica sold by weitze might even have been worn by a veteran, it certainly has some damage here and there that can account for that. All I'm saying is is that buying an expensive replica is a bad idea, and that it is better to wait untill you can buy a genuine piece. You never know what the future brings. Kind regards, Laurentius
  7. Dear Pep In my honest opinion buying a replica is a waste of money. I'm not really a fan of Weitze, whether it's his prices, the selling of fakes as genuine pieces or the fact that he splits groups. Paying 1650 euro for a replica is a waste of money, you can get 10 EK1's or 6 BMVO4X's for that kind of money. Kind regards, Laurentius
  8. Dear fellow collectors Here are my shoulderboards. They belonged to an OberLeutnant in the 33th prussian Feldartillerie-regiment ( 1. Lothringisches). Kind regards, Laurentius
  9. Dear alex K That is the order of the crown with swords 4th class. That also explains his crownorder 3rd class with swords on the ring, which were given to any peace-time award which followed a wartime award. Kind regards, Laurentius
  10. Austrian military merit cross

    Dear Trooper_D As soon as I get home I will take some pictures of the back. The purpose of the miniature shows that one has a higher grade of the order without wearing it. For example at the front officers would only wear a few medals, opposed to the vienna ball. If you only wear 2 or 3 medals you have to show people you also received higher grades, which was done with little devices like these. Another reason might be that an officer could get wounded resulting in damage to a medal, if a medal is damaged you can't wear it anymore. A cross 3rd class with a miniature are cheaper to replace than a cross 1st class. Small devices are not limited to this order, or even limited to the Austro-Hungarian empire. Examples of these small miniatures can also be found on the hungarian order of St.Stephen and the order of the Iron Crown. I have also seen examples of german ribbonbars with miniatures of the grandcrosses or of the commanderscrosses. I will attach a few examples for you. Kind regards, Laurentius
  11. Dear fellow collectors I recently bought this piece, an Austrian Military Merit Cross 3rd class by Friedrich Rothe from vienna. I had been looking for a piece like this so when it came along for a rather good price I didn't hesitate for a single moment. Another extra on this piece was the miniature of the 1.st class on the trifold, which looks very nice and detailed. After talking to several austrian WW1 collectors one of them told me this piece could be from the former Fattovich collection from Venice and that it might be featered in Mericka's book "Orden und Ehrenzeichen der Oesterreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie". I personally do not own this book and I wondered if any of the austrian collectors might have some pictures for me? All help would be greatly appreciated. I will attach a file with the picture of my Austrian MCC. Kind regards and thanks in advance, Laurentius
  12. Dear Chris Both of the red cross awards are from the weimar era, which explains the lack of a crown. Kind regards, Laurentius
  13. Dear fellow collectors I think it has become time for me to make some contributions here. Firstly here is my Military Merit Cross 3rd class with wardecoration with a miniature for the cross 1.st class attached. Secondly my small bar with an Iron cross 2nd class and a MCC 3rd class, also with wardecoration. Both my crosses are manufactered by ´FR´, Rothe from Vienna. Kind regards
  14. Dear spolei Does that mean that a king Ludwigcross had to be given back after a soldier received a MVO? Kind regards, Laurentius
  15. Dear Seeheld Quite an attribution to your collection Kind regards, Laurentius