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  1. Roman the 1864 medal is not for Königgrätz....and the 1866 medal is a cross , here it is the version of the main armee
  2. ok... riddle solved.... Kürassier Reg. 6
  3. Hello, can anybody help me with this photo....what unit or troop is this officer from , maybe Kürassier or Jäger zu Pferde? picture is made 1890 in Berlin , think this officer has been sent there to some school or position , so the place will not help...shoulderboards are too blurry , nothing to see there clearly.... thanks for all help Heiko
  4. I really can`t see it very good....but as he clearly is a Badener it could be of course a Greif , the crest animal of Baden , that would look similar to a dragon....but I have never seen this cross before.
  5. Great group and a great addition to this thread

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    Up for sale is this small collection of 14 postcards of german ww1 flying aces including some of the rare Sanke cards..... for example: Sanke 384 Frankl , Sanke 389 Höhndorf , Sanke 363 Boelcke , Sanke 378 Wintgens , Sanke 390 Baldamus , Sanke 420 Frankl , Sanke 388 Gerlich , Sanke 380 Parschau , Sanke 395 Friedrich , Sanke 385 Mulzer, Sanke 423 Berthold....... all cards are without writing on the reverse and of course original. Please contact me for any questions or offers. 220 Euro including worldwide registered shipping.


  7. The medal bar with the AEZ pair is very cool if you find the time please show the reverse of the bar
  8. Take a look at the reverse...it seems that the bar has been worn as a Frackspange , then the KDM70 would have been in first and the Centenar in last place....
  9. Originally their members were recruited only from foresters (Jäger , Förster) , you can find it in older rank lists on the first sides...only a small number of men , they were the FedEx of their time and transported important documents between higher military positions.....as far as I know it has nothing to do with the later Feldjäger or Feldgendamerie . There is one book about this from the end of 19th century but it is not cheap , you can find it in some antique book stores
  10. Saw something like this some times before when bavarian officers were for long times in prussian service or units , for example in the Schutztruppe , we had a lot of discussions in german forums about these "long service things" , this is a wide field with many possibilities and surprises....
  11. Even more amazing to see 3 of them here in one row .. very rare stuff
  12. Found him in the Ehrenrangliste.....during ww1 in some Nachrichtenstabsabteilungen in Mitau , Libau and Bukarest , finally Stab der Hochseestreitkräfte , finished as Fregattenkapitän a.D.
  13. Great bars the Strelitzer is a real cracker
  14. tztztz Mr.Homerjey...... not really a NCO-bar at all... but woooooooooooonderful
  15. Interesting man..... 1904 commander of Flusskanonenboot Vaterland in China (Kapitänleutnant) , 1907 1.Werftdivision Kiel , 1909 Nachrichtenoffizier of SMS PREUSSEN (Korvettenkapitän) and 1912 Adjudant of Viceadmiral von Dambrowski in Kiel Inspektion des Bildungswesens der Marine....this is the first time any awards shine up - officers long service cross (25 years) , Red eagle order 4.class and Johanniter Ehrenritter ....think he has left navy between 1912 and 1914 Edit: 1900 Oberleutnant zur See auf Schulschiff CHARLOTTE
  16. Not the only bar pimped up and changed like this during the last months from that source.....
  17. Hello gentlemen and friends, today I have very sad news..... last night a huge part of my imperial medal bar collection has been stolen from my home while I have been on a concert!!! As you can imagine I am very dissapointed and very angry as well... I can`t say exactly how many bars are gone but I would say about 150 medal and ribbon bars are missing. I will give you the names of the most important and ID?d groups later, you will know most of them from the forum or from auction catalogues; some of you know more bars from my collection but I can`t list all now... if any of these appear somewhere on the market please ontact me immediately, the german state police (BKA) will get this case because it is a big robbery..... please help me however you can, maybe we can get something back... the most important medal groups are from: Karl Wedding Vize-Admiral, medal bar and ribbon bar Hans R?stow Generalleutnant der Artillerie, medal bar Auti Altvater Korvettenkapit?n, medal bar Robert Koehne General der Artillerie, medal bar Henning von Holtzendorff Grossadmiral, medal bar Friedrich Holtz Oberstleutnant der Artillerie, ribbon bar Paul K?nigs Hauptmann der Schutztruppe, 2 medal bars Ludwig von Mertens Generalmajor der Artillerie, medal bar Wilhelm Riese Oberkriegsgerichtsrat, medal bar and many many more ribbon bars, medal bars, miniature chains and so on.... the remaining part of my collection is now in a safe place and will be secured for eternity.... Unfortunately my database on the laptop is missing as well as the whole laptop is gone too.... that`s it for the moment, I have to get a scotch now.... thanks for all help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heiko