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Alex K

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  1. Yes interesting images, at least one is commercially available, I have a licenced copy for personal use, and my colourised version
  2. Yes, one is the Turkish war medal, pinback (Eiserne Halbmund), the one on the ribbon I guess either one of these
  3. Hi wow! thanks for the speedy and in-depth reply, a very distinguished career it seems, also explains the Turkish decoration he's wearing around his neck. It looks like he's also wearing the Swedish order of the Sword (Last medal on the medal bar), any involvement there in his career? best regards Alex K
  4. Hi all, attached is an image of a impressive 16 place medal bar being worn by a NSDAP official, clearly the medals are from imperial times, the name is given as"Fritz Lauffer", Googling the name produces nothing unfortunately, does anyone recognise or know of his career to allow him to so bountifully awarded? regards Alex K
  5. Hi Ben, thanks for the confirmation, at the moment mine house 57'er EK1's I may use one for my S & L 14-18 version regards Alex
  6. Hi Ben thanks for the response from your description do you mean something like this, if so then good, I have a couple spare lying around Nice Deumer by the way. regards Alex
  7. Hi thanks, I thought I'd scanned them all, to the best of my knowledge they are all still attached as a "String" booklet with the cover, ( bit tatty now), I've still got them, but unfortunately after a recent move I havn't got a clue where they are at the moment, It might take a couple of months to relocate regards
  8. Don't know if these count but I'll post anyway, found them in a small café/Boutique, a short distance away from the Menin Gate, late 1960's
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    Austrian military merit cross

    Hi Yes I did mean that photo, thanks for the name, I'll do a bit more research regards
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    Austrian military merit cross

    interesting image (The first one posted by 1812 Overture), anyone know who he is?
  11. As already mentioned, Friedlander, hollow swords, in my opinion nice, original quality piece
  12. Makers mark looks like FR, if it is, then its by maker "Friedlander", normally known for quality pieces regards
  13. Hi all, I have a question which may or may not be answerable but I'll ask it anyway just in case I'm wrong! I have owned an imperial EK1 for many years, its condition is as close to mint as is possible (To me anyway), it appears not to have been worn, the reverse hardware clearly indicates that it's of at least 1939-45 manufacture, as it happens, its by Steinhaur & Luck, The question, due to its condition, it may well have spent some of its time in a presentation case, does anyone have any knowledge or examples of WW2 made imperial ek's in cases, and if so, would the cases come as a standard WW2 EK style box, or a WW2 version of an imperial EK1 box, just to differentiate the two, (Different style of stencil on the top of the box etc). As I said, maybe not a question that can be answered, but fingers crossed. regards Alex K
  14. Difficult for me to say, but probably 14-18 period, as it may have been awarded for wartime merit. regards
  15. Hi it's the Prussian (Imperial German) Order of the Crown 1867-1918; 4th Class with Swords, looks totally original and a nice example, cant tell from the picture, but with swords could be awarded with the Iron cross style ribbon, black with two white stripes, without swords normally a pale blue ribbon regards My version without swords Alex K