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  1. I wouldn't do it, isn't there a way to protect them otherwise. Tearing something apart is always a loss of information...
  2. Thanks for all the replies, it was sold on ebay for 660€
  3. Is this a genuine piece? I have a bad feeling... Thanks!
  4. Utgardloki

    25 Year Service medal

    Thats a current decoration from the 2nd Republic. It's called "Wehrdienstzeichen 1.Klasse für 25 Jahre" I bought mine for I think 25 euros. It was created in 1963 as "Bundesheerdienstzeichen" and renamed to the current name in 1989.
  5. Here is a "Stammliste", were Bernadotte isn't considered a son http://genealogy.euweb.cz/oldenburg/oldenburg8.html#C13
  6. This was after 1919, so he just got the "von" as part of his name, but not as "Adelsprädikat", somehow similiar to Lichtenberg. The line of the Ribbentrop family Joachim Robbentrop was part of hasn't been nobilitated, but others. Gertrud von Ribbentrop, who adopted him was a far relative. The "Deutscher Adelsausschuß" calls this "Scheinadel", I don't know an english expression. I don't think Bernadotte was considered a Holstein
  7. Yes thats true, but somehow different, cause he was just legitimated as king through the adoption i think. Charles XIII was a member of the the house Holstein-Gottorf, but Bernadotte didn't become a member of it. With him the new House of Bernadotte was established. I am sure he was nobilitated by Napoleon before. I'm not an expert but I doubt the old rules of the nobility would have legitimated something like that, but cause of the power of Napoleon there was nothing to put against it.
  8. Does anyone have more images of this beautiful uniform?
  9. He isn't a member of the nobility - you can't become a nobleman through adoption.
  10. It is not "awarded" (awarded is somehow wrong for Orders of chivalry as you get included as memeber of the chivalric community with the decoration as insignia, this led to some controversy when they included double award bars in WWI for example at the Austrian Leopold order as you can't become member of the symbolic community two times) by the austrian state as official decoration, but from the Habsburgs as dynastic Order. In 1953 this was accepted officially by the austrian government. The members are only men of the aristocracy. Current grandmaster is the head of the Habsburg family "Archduke" Karl.
  11. The third one is Miklos Horthy and the last one is Otto Habsburg (the last Crown prince - he died in 2011) By the way the Austrian golden fleece is still existing today
  12. Utgardloki

    Austrian military merit cross

    If you allow me to answer for you 1812, "Österreichs Orden und Ehrenzeichen" von Dr. M. Christian Ortner und Dr. Georg Ludwigstorff Or the english version "Austrian Orders and Decorations" Ortner is the director of the Heeresgeschichtles Museum in Vienna. It's an excelent book! A must have for anyone interested in Austrian orders.