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About laurentius

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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 Komtur That is a lovely spange, 'einzigartig' as the Germans would say, lovely piece with the SEHO, SWF and REK. Kind regards, Laurentius
  2. Dear Glenn J Not that weird, although I don't have much information about this officer it is quite certain that his military career started pre-ww1, thus enabling him to have a Albrechtsorden without swords, as they were often given out to junior officers prior to WW1. Perhaps there is a connection to the Saxon kingdom. Kind regards, Laurentius I see that whilst I was typing P.F. was just a bit faster than me
  3. Dear Paul R If only they were, Imperial is still going strong. If one can make a deal good prices can still be arranged but dealers often work together to stimulate a higher price for certain awards. All big dealers have started selling albrechtsorden 2nd class for around 350 euro, whilst only a few years ago they could be bought for 250-300. Same goes for Hanseatic crosses and other WW1 awards. Kind regards, Laurentius
  4. Dear Dond Nice, although I'll have to work on my knowledge on the makers of the Albrechtsorden Kind regards, Laurentius
  5. Dear Dond That is a very nice SA3aXKR, yours? I might be wrong here, but it looks like a Roessner piece. Kind regards, Laurentius
  6. Dear 1812 overture I think the order of Albert isn't cumbersome, the opposite I dare say. It gives a collector the chance to completly indulge himself in a hunt, trying to get all the variations, with crown, with crown and swords, with swords. I currently have 2 orders of Albert and I only need 5 more variations and I'll have all the crosses 1st and 2nd class. To me it sounds like an adventure, rather than something cumbersome. Kind regards, Laurentius
  7. Dear fellow collectors I am rejoiced to have finally acquired a saxon order of Albert 1st class with swords. It's a lovely piece manufactered by Scharffenberg from Dresden. It has hallmarks on three of the arms (S, Scharffenberg and Dresden). It's good company for my other order of Albert, a cross 2nd class with swords. Both pieces were bestowed during WW1. Kind regards, Laurentius
  8. Dear Chris After pondering for quite a while about this subject I came to the conclusion that the third option is the most logical. This medalbar is most certainly not a frack ( no reversed pin, no reversed ribbons, and most importantly, the gallantry awards would be at the end) and I also doubt that some vereins medal was removed to make place for this Schwarzburg cross. There is a nice FEK on the bar with an ample amount of space, I would dare to say that this bar was most certainly made during the third reich, long after the time of the Weimar republic and all it's carnavalsorders. Kind regards, Laurentius
  9. Dear Chris Every award could be worn in the buttonhole, it was a matter of personal preference. If the recipient was fond of his Schwarzburg award he could have worn it in the buttonhole, perhaps he even wore it in combination with an iron cross ribbon and a MVO ribbon. Kind regards, Laurentius
  10. Dear Drdwarf13 He was commander of the Kurassier-regiment No. 3 from 18. april 1901 till 17. july 1902. He came from the Mecklenburgian/Dutch noble family of Boddien, whose members fought for the Mecklenburgian, Prussian and Dutch army. Hope this helps. Kind regards, Laurentius
  11. Dear Johhny R I think the collectors here would agree that you bought yourself a lovely piece of history Kind regards, Laurentius
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    • FOR SALE

    For sale: Luxemburgian order of the crown, in good condition, lightly worn, the gilding is largely intact, except for a small part around the medaillon. Size is 51 MM X 51 MM, weight is 41 grams. 2 small identical markings on the ring. The price does not include shipping. The iron cross is not for sale, but merely there as size reference.


    Numansdorp, Zuid-Holland - NL

  13. Dear fellow collectors Although the crownorder was given out untill 1916, I highly doubt that this piece was indeed given out for wartime merit, rather I think, this would be a piece from the German colonial era, where it was much more common for this award to be given out. This second type was given out between 1869 and 1916. I cannot however, tell you whether this piece is authentic or not. Kind regards, Laurentius
  14. Dear fellow collectors Could it be that this bar belonged to someone who was a mere NCO/EM during the war? perhaps a BMVK2xkr and BMVK2x with a pre-war BMVK3? The Austrian war ribbon was for both NCO/EM and officers awards, the swedish order of the sword might be a version for NCO/EM also. This would explain why we can't find him in the rank lists Kind regards, Laurentius
  15. Dear Paul C The 9th ribbon is the Bavarian MVO4 without swords, which was only given out untill 1914. If you didn't have it in 1914, you would never be able to get it anymore due to the dissolvation of the Bavarian kingdom. That is the reason it has to appear in the 1914 ranklist. Kind regards, Laurentius