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  1. Hi Rusty, it is really confusing. Different sources, different results. I've combined your source with the picture in the Portuguese language Wikipedia: The row in the middle from Wikipedia is concordant with the international way of distinguishing the different grades of orders on miniature ribbons; see parallel the French Légion d’honneur. Must we differentiate between a ribbon with the miniature hanging on it, and a ribbon on a ribbon bar without the miniatures; or as miniature without the miniature ribbon. See my two 3rd class pieces: Will we ever have a final result? Uwe
  2. Hi, "The rosette shown in Uwe's 21 January, 2017 post looks just like that shown in the Condecoraciones de Venezuela website section on ribbons for the 2nd class award." The horizontal ribbon band in silver is for the 3rd class. For the 2nd class it is half gold and half silver, for the 1st class it is in gold. Uwe
  3. Hi John, I don't understand that: "As the badge in question is of the 1957 design, ..." This piece is not a 1957er decoration, and such copies had been made several years before the law from 1957 (and of course after 1957). Uwe
  4. Hi, I don't understand the connection with: "made in 1957". It could be an original or a copy/reproduction/fake. If it is a copy, it could be made in 1953 or 1960. Such a piece have nothing to do with the 1957er decorations, if is meant that. Uwe
  5. Hi, yes, there are many variations! And there are many different descriptions; some are wrong. You can see here a complete set 3. Class (Commander). It is cased, and bottom left you can see the inscription on the case for the 3rd class. On the ribbon of the miniature you can see the added star: Miniatures of the 4th class (Officer) and the 5th class (Knight) cannot be a star, because the 4th and the 5th class don't have a star. The miniature ribbon of the 5th class should be without any added part, and the 4th class should have the rosette on it. In Post 1 we can see in the middle a 4th class in a very special design with diamonds. The miniature in Post 8 must be a 4th class too, based on all the other decorations there. But please, there are many variations! Uwe
  6. Hi, and I think, that the mystery is not complete solved. The source is the book from Maximilian Gritzner, edited 1893. There you can see the bust facing to the right. Uwe
  7. Prelim doc EK2 1914

    Hi Chris, here is a simple EK 2 document, not preliminary, only "Ausweis". "... ist ... im Besitz ..." Awarded 22. September 1918, document from 2. Oktober 1918. Interesting for a documentation? Uwe
  8. Hi, My personal opinion: "Echte Auflage" means here, that the additions as the half moon and the letter band are in (genuine) silver, or they are at least (genuine) silver plated. Uwe
  9. Studio photos. RPPC.

    Hi, Greifenberg, d. 6.IV.15. Lieber Onkel u. Tante! Hoffentlich habt ihr meine Karte erhalten. Wie geht es euch denn noch, laßt ja garnichts hören. Nun, seid herzlich gegrüßt von eurem Walter R. Uwe
  10. Hi PREM, it is not a fake, it is pure fantasy. Uwe
  11. Hi Prem, welcome to the Forum! Unfortunaltely it is not a good piece. Please have a look here, and search for "Odd Wappen": Odd Wappen Uwe
  12. Chris, I agree with Andy. Nervenschock durch Artillerie-Granate Uwe
  13. Hi it is the miniature of a larger medal (80mm) in a case. Vereinigung der pfälzischen Industrieverbände, Medaille für langjährige Mitarbeit im Dienste der pfälzischen Wirtschaft, medal for 25 years (25jähriges Arbeitsjubiläum). Uwe
  14. Hi, this is a medal set, made by GRACO Industries in 1997 (without the enclosed ribbon bar): Uwe
  15. "maybe "Musik-Kohr" (wrong written, should be Musik-Korps)" Yes, I think the same. Uwe
  16. Hi, Waldhornist Lindmüller 2. Komp. Garde Jäger Bataillon Potsdam An Frau Gertrud Lindmüller Gifhorn/Hannover Maschstraße 11 Parterre Viele Grüße vom Revolver Scharfschießen Dein Männi. Bin mit 29 Ring(en) bester Schütze im Musik... Haben nur auf dem Wege dahin diese Bilder machen lassen. Nochmals besten Gruß Wilhelm
  17. Photo of old Austrian unit

    Yes, it is definitely the same building. You can find it on other post cards too. And see on the card above the location "Plevlje" Uwe
  18. Photo of old Austrian unit

    Look some hundred meters higher, and you can see there several houses. This place is described in some books. For example a military adventure from Plevlje via Metalka to Sarajewo: "Den Weg von Plevlje bis Metalka legten wir in Gewaltmärschen zurück. Wir hielten uns meist an die von Österreichern angelegte Straße. In Metalka empfing uns österreichisches Militär. Wir wurden entwaffnet und nach Sarajewo gebracht." Please see on the map the way fom (now) Pljevlja via (now) Metaljka to (now) Sarajevo. Believe it or not. Uwe
  19. Photo of old Austrian unit

    Hi Carol, the name of the locality is Metalka in Bosnia-Herzegovina, at the border to Montenegro. https://www.google.de/maps/place/Metaljka,+Bosnien+und+Herzegowina/@43.9694805,17.7817484,7.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47586e4988767175:0x57fdbb183f60066c!8m2!3d43.5385938!4d19.1565514 Uwe
  20. Hi, I'm interested in the source, where is written "Strich-Dauerfeuer"; I have never heard that or read. I agree with The Prussian. It could be meant as "Deckungsfeuer" > covering fire. Uwe
  21. Hi Brian, these medals have nothing to do with the "Freikorps", not in 1922 and not in 1933. Uwe
  22. No, they are not official and they are not (awarded) decorations. Everybody could buy them. Uwe