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  1. an officer with swords of the first type in case
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    Dutch Medals and Medalbars

    finally found a sharper photo I had of mine...
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    Dutch Medals and Medalbars

    here's a gold Orange Nassau officer level without swords, as well. I apologize for the somewhat out of focus photos.
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    belgian Order of Leopold l

    Here is a commander crafted by the firm, E. Van Larebeke
  5. Hi, I know this is Austro Hungarian and made by sword-maker Blazincic & Sohne, if Vienna. Its scabbard is partitioned like navy presentation swords with the leather exterior and escutcheons at the three key places. It is filigreed, with the coat of arms, but no poseidon or neptune or anchors. Thanks. Wondering any information including range of date of manufacture.It has the Franz Joseph monogram on the scabbard and a single fixed ring.
  6. Kindly tell me if these epaulettes are Italian, French, or another nation? I am thinking they were from the mid 1800s. Thanks in advance.. (also anything else known about them).. Please note the form and placement of hte eagles...
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    French mid 1800s epaulettes?

    Kindly tell me if these epaulettes are French, or another nation? I am thinking they were from the mid 1800s. Thanks in advance.. (also anything else known about them).. Please note the form and placement of hte eagles...
  8. I bought a Cavalry sword the other day, lions head "grosser" model and I am intrigued by the number set on the langet. Please tell me if I am on the mark or not... Prussian imperial deluxe pattern Lions head “Grosser/larger” (also known as “fighting weight”) artillery sword (shown left for comparison with standard model) and scabbard made sometime between 1912 and 1914. Pantherhead quillon. Fishskin grip covering. Triple wrap grip wire. Etched and nickeled blade excellent condition. Circa 1900. Deeply gilt lion head pommel with red ruby eyes. Scabbard is blued steel with 2 brass scabbard bands. Engraved, large curved blade; sharkskin grip; elaborate scrolling on knuckle quill. It has a shield hallmark and Geschultze Muster. Helmeted Athena head on outside backstrap of handle. Oakleaves on solid wide knucklebow. And on reverse langet, the numbers 6/.58 then a small 3. That might have meant 6th Corps artillery, 58th Regiment, 3rd weapon. The obverse langet is crossed cannons. Made by Clemen & Jung. Maybe issued to an officer in an Upper Silesian military unit. A somewhat similar model featured on pages 83, 86, 88 and 89 of the book, “Imperial German Edged Weaponry” I bought a ARTILLERY (earlier typo) sword the other day, lions head "grosser" model and I am intrigued by the number set on the langet. Please tell me if I am on the mark or not... Prussian imperial deluxe pattern Lions head “Grosser/larger” (also known as “fighting weight”) artillery sword (shown left for comparison with standard model) and scabbard made sometime between 1912 and 1914. Pantherhead quillon. Fishskin grip covering. Triple wrap grip wire. Etched and nickeled blade excellent condition. Circa 1900. Deeply gilt lion head pommel with red ruby eyes. Scabbard is blued steel with 2 brass scabbard bands. Engraved, large curved blade; sharkskin grip; elaborate scrolling on knuckle quill. It has a shield hallmark and Geschultze Muster. Helmeted Athena head on outside backstrap of handle. Oakleaves on solid wide knucklebow. And on reverse langet, the numbers 6/.58 then a small 3. That might have meant 6th Corps artillery, 58th Regiment, 3rd weapon. The obverse langet is crossed cannons. Made by Clemen & Jung. Maybe issued to an officer in an Upper Silesian military unit. A somewhat similar model featured on pages 83, 86, 88 and 89 of the book, “Imperial German Edged Weaponry”
  9. Here is a Black Eagle shabrack star of the officer’s ornamental saddle caparisons, Royal Prussian Guard regiments from about 1870 until shortly after 1900. 130 MM/5 inches top to bottom I acquired this year. and a Embroidered imperial regimental banner with tassels for the veterans of the foot Artillery Regiment 14 of the Offenburg unit in Baden Germany
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    Austrian uniforms

    Here is an Austrian shako cap I bought, along with oilskin dustcover and original case.
  11. I have since learned from others in my circle that all of these with the exception of the small 3-place group are unlikely genuine medal groups. I am speaking only of the medal bars in last photos submitted covering just those two filled/jumbo cases. It is sad to me to learn that folks would create/fabricate "made-up" sets like what I heard. I am all into genuine things....So let us all now together turn the table of presumptions in this particular regard around to the other direction, namely going with the stance that just about every medal bar in those two cases of my friend are not the real thing -- unless I hear a good rendition otherwise in this forum. Otherwise, I will consider them to not be in the category of entirely real and true parade medal bars.
  12. Thanks Laurentius. I appreciate that. Andreas, since these medal bars are not mine, but belong to another, I do not have the privilege of photographing the backsides of them. I think, let's just go with our normal healthy skepticism and go with what is visible and known. I thank you all for your participation in this interesting quest or discovery.
  13. Then I am glad I did not trade for those two earlier. All: What in $USD is the medal bar containing the order of the red eagle worth? It is the same one with the Frans Josef, silesian eagle, and hanseatic cross in the same bar. I assume it is genuine?
  14. I welcome such remarks, pro and con. They are my friend's medal bars and we all admit one can be fooled when buying things, including me... PS, I am trying to learn more, too, by googling old photos of officers wearing medal bars 1880s til 1930 period, the point of time of interest to me. Also, my specialty, if one could call it that, is PAN European kingdom enameled orders of decoration. So I am kind of a generalist and have broad interests across that wide spectrum. That is a tall order of learning, but it also keeps me from hyper specializing. That said, which of the medal bars in his two cases IS authentic and MOST valuable and also, what are its value brackets? Thanks. I trade with this person and swap items.
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