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  1. Thank you both BalkanCollector and JanneP. The cross looks even better in real life. Finnish (and especially Swedish) enamel is absolutely gorgeous. Most pieces in my collection comes from Finland. The usual stuff from auctions and shops and the rarer pieces directly from other collectors I know. So most of them have not been on the open market.
  2. Thank you very much Dave for great information. My knowledge about imperial German awards are very little since I collect Finnish awards. To me it´s unbelievable how you can find all this information about awards and research medalbars. I don´t understand how but it´s amazing.
  3. Yes. I saw that breast star. Absolutely gorgeous. But it wasn´t me who bought it. Sadly it was to expensive for me. Here is the latest piece for my collection. Liberty cross 1st class with swords 1918 Awarded 44 times!
  4. Hello Dave! Very interesting information about my medalbar. Do you have any tips about the other sources of information about awards for JB 4 personnel? Best regards Johan
  5. Hello Janne! Yes, It´s getting more and more difficult to find the crosses I still need for my collection. The most recent Libertycross purchase is a VR2 1918 without swords which has undamaged enamel. So if anyone is interested in the cross shown a few posts ago. Just let me know. I have a new beautiful cross on its way. I´ll post pics when I receive it.
  6. Thanks Noor! You are right, they are identical except that the finnish medals have switched place. I wonder how usual this combination of medals are.
  7. What kind of soldier/officer should one of these medalbars belong to? Is it possible to find more information about Reuss soldiers in Finland?
  8. Here is my only medalbar with connection to Reuss. EKII, Hindenburg cross, Reuss medal, Finnish war of liberty medal and Finnish medal of merit 1918. Does anyone know anything about Reuss soldiers in the Finnish war of liberty?
  9. JohanH

    Named EK1 1939

    Thank you Andreas, you are right. I missed the h.
  10. Hello everyone! I have found this EK1 1939 named for a Oskar Screck for sale by a finnish dealer. https://www.prenikka.fi/tuotteet.html?id=1/726728 What are your opinions on it? Can anyone figure out what the text is other than his name and when he was awarded. Does it have any connection to german soldiers fighting in Finland? I hope it´s ok to link to a dealers site?
  11. Here is the only Hindenburg cross in my collection. Awarded to Karl Wüllner who after WW1 served in the Ostseedivision in the Finnish liberty war. I also have his EK2 and medals from Finland with documents and his wehrpass.
  12. The latest pieces! VR2 1918 without swords. Awarded 140 times so pretty hard to find. Unfortunately a small enamel damage. VR4 1918 awarded for civilian merits. Awarded 1282 times. I already have one of these but this is in much better condition.
  13. I´m far from certain, but I believe that the grand cross is the same size as the commanders cross. This website show´s more or less all Swedish orders and medals. And alot from other countries too. http://www.medalj.nu/ribbon_list.asp?showgroups=A-Z/0/se
  14. Hello Janne! I found this list of recipients for Knight grand cross. https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_över_riddare_med_stora_korset_av_Svärdsorden The last recipient was Mannerheim of Finland. Perhaps it´s possible to get more information if you contact the Swedish Royal Court? As far as I know there has never been a order with brilliants for public sale. These were the recepients for the order with brilliants according to Wikipedia: Frederik Wilhelm Stabell, Riddare med briljanter 1814 Robert Fredrik von Kraemer, Riddare med briljanter 1834. Andrej Andrejovitj Bodisco, Riddare med briljanter 1838. Pehr Gustaf Hjelm, Riddare med briljanter 1839. Erik August Lewenhaupt, Riddare med briljanter 1843. Carl Adolf Melcher, Riddare med briljanter. Carl Lagerfelt, Riddare med briljanter 1882.
  15. JohanH

    Swedish artillery badge.

    It’s a shooting badge for artillery. Established in 1944. The swedish name is Artilleriets skyttemärke i guld/silver. Your badge is made by Sporrong & co of hallmarked silver with yearstamp V8 = 1947