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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 fellow collectors I have recently seen a photograph of a german WW2 officer, wearing the commanderscross of the swedish Vaasa-orden. Since then I have been trying to find out more about. I particularly like the design, which looks a lot like the german awards from WW1. I'm trying to find out about the design, the origin and whether they are still awarded. Might there be a website with this kind of information for collectors? I would also like to know if there are any militaria dealers/shops who happen to sell one at an affordable price. Kind regards, Laurentius
  2. Bulgarian St Alexander Grand Cross badge?

    Dear Joseph As Ilief stated earlier it could be both the grandcross or the first class of the order, As long as there is no award document with it we can't be sure. We are only sure of one thing, that this piece is a true work of art. I especially admire the detail in the crown, with the small pieces of green,white and red. Truly a wonderfull piece in great condition Kind regards, Laurentius
  3. Dear fellow collectors I think the second medal is not the hindenburgcross because I only see black and white stripes, and not any red stripes, something one would see with a FEK. I think rather a HOHx or a KOx or a PRAOx from the colonies. This is possible, since the Vizeadmiral has the DSWA-medal. Kind regards, Laurentius
  4. Dear KIR This is not King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the king held the grandcross and sash of the BMVO, whilst the official on the photograph only has the 3rd or 4rd class on his medalbar. I agree that the king and this official share similarities, but they aren't the same person. The king of bavaria has more orders and higher grades of those orders. Kind regards, Laurentius
  5. Dear fellow collectors Tsar ferdinand was also honorary commander of the 23rd royal Bavarian infantrie-regiment 'Konig Ferdinand der Bulgaren' Kind regards, Laurentius
  6. Dear fellow collectors A friend of mine has offered me this ribbonbar for sale. I'd like to have it but I have a few concerns, there is no hindenburgcross on the bar, something I would prefer but not with a TR bar. And there is also the white stitching at the back which doesn't really look okay to me. What are your opinions? Thanks in advance and kind regards, Laurentius
  7. Dear Scottplen The box is for the Bavarian Military Merit Cross 2nd class without swords, so the box and the award don't match. Furthermore I do not have enough knowledge of the BMVK to give you an honest answer. Kind regards, Laurentius
  8. Here is my lubeck hanseatic cross on a small bar, probably belongend to an enlisted man And a Lubeck ribbonbar, with a mecklenburg connection Kind regards, Laurentius
  9. Dear Mark McM It looks like a box bought to put awards in, they were quite common among the enlisted men. Most had eagles, iron cross or pictures of famous officers on them. This is not an official box for an award. Kind regards, Laurentius
  10. Dear Ixhs and Dedehansen Thank you both for this info, I'll be sure to use it Kind regards, Laurentius
  11. Dear fellow collectors I have recently purchased an Albrechtsorden 2nd class with swords by scharffenberg (SA3x) from Militaria-berlin which arrived yesterday. This piece had been on my list for quite some time, but now I'm holding it in my hands some kind of passion has started to burn within me, the passion I felt when I bought my first medal. In the future I'd like to buy a SA3x made by Roesner. The only pictures of a Roesner cross I could find where on http://www.medalnet.net/Albert_Manufacturers.htm . Would you guys have any pictures for me? Kind regards and thanks in advance, Laurentius
  12. Dedehansen and Chris Thank you kindly for your reactions, I was just a bit surprised that 2 big companies both are selling the same piece. Now it turns out that the GMVK at bene merenti is a spangestuck. Again, thank you both for your help. Kind regards, Laurentius
  13. Dear fellow collectors As I am new to this collection area I always try to learn, I often search the internet for pictures and info of basicly all the german medals from ww1. While doing this I found something peculiar. It turns out that Emedals and Bene merenti both are selling a Prussian golden military merit cross, and both the crosses have the same recipientphoto, and both claim that it belongs with their cross, could one of these be a spangestuck? https://lot-tissimo.com/de/i/12856835/p/26/ https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/a-golden-military-merit-cross-by-wagner-to-a-serving-priest-g14543 Kind regards, Laurentius
  14. Dear Mattyboy I did some research and I found out that the badge on the left is the ´Großes jubilaumsabzeichen zum 50. jahrestag des 2. Lothringisches infantrie-regiment nr. 131 1881-1931 Kind regards, Laurentius