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  1. Hello Everyone, I have been speaking with Sachsaw by email recently and he was kind enough to hold onto some items that I was having trouble getting shipped from Germany. When we emailed, his replies were always prompt that was up until 2 weeks ago, with my last 2 emails going unanswered and now my emails come back as MAILER-DAEMON@yahoo.com "Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address. <sw@woeschler-orden.de>: Unable to deliver message after multiple retries, giving up." I am a little concerned as this is not like Sascha. Has anyone spoken with or seen him recently? or perhaps could put me in contact him. Thanks Alan
  2. I awoke this morning with this message in my inbox, "Hello Alan, I'm still alive! Really very sorry for the massive delay. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Had some severe technical problems here, among other things... Best regards Sascha" Thank you Laurentius and ixhs for messaging Sascha for me, and Andreas for the mobile number and to all that contributed to this thread
  3. I‘m not exactly sure what you mean, I simply want to get in touch with Sascha and as I stated in my original post that my last couple of emails went unanswered, which I find unusual and out of character for Sascha, and then furthur emails have be bounced back undelivered which may idicate an email problem. If his email is not working at the moment I am hoping to get in contact with him another way and I thought he might see this post or someone here maybe able to help and at the very least let him that I would like to speak with him.
  4. Hello Laurentius, Did Sascha reply to your message at all? Kind regards Alan
  5. Oh, that‘s good to hear. Thanks Laurentius. I don‘t have a Facebook account, could you let him know I‘m trying to contact him please?
  6. Hi Guys, Anyone here who collects the various state pinbacks and who managed to catch Torsten Straube's update today would certainly have peaked many's interest, myself included. I would like to hear people's thoughts on these 3 pinbacks in particular. Lippe Kriegsehrenkreuz für heldenmütige Tat 1914 Steckkreuz - A good award piece by Zimmermann? Do you think the pin has been reattached? Reuß Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1915 Steckkreuz - An award piece? Possible maker? Sachsen-Altenburg Herzog Ernst Medaille mit Schwertern Steckkreuz - An award piece? Possible maker? Those who have you who have these nice awards already, I would love to hear your comparisons. Alan
  7. Thanks Don for posting the pics. I see it went for 557Euro, pricey filler.
  8. Thanks Tomasz I am also hoping to get some weights from other sources for comparision. Best Alan
  9. Does anyone know the weight of a Sachsen-Altenburg Herzog Ernst Medaille Steckkreuz please?
  10. It looked ok to me when compared to what I could find online. So I took a chance on it. Like you say scarce. Thank you for commenting.
  11. Hi Guy, Just tripping around Germany at the moment and I came across this... I know the pics aren‘t the best but does anyone have one to compare? https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/ehrenkreuz-mit-krone-und-schwertern.html Any input would be great. Alan
  12. Hello Guys, After seeing this Hausorden der Wendischen Krone Ritterkreuz recently I took the plunge and bought it. Having just received it in the mail, It has left me with a couple of questions. Firstly it was sold to me as a Gold version, from the pics it is a bit hard to judge but after weighing it I think it is a little too heavy to be gold as I would have expected a weight of around 21g from the reference I have. What do you think Gold or Silver Vergoldet? Does any one have a Gold version they could weigh so that I might compare? Also I would have expected the ose to be gold but this one appears to be a replacement, would this be correct? Lastly were the Knight's Crosses made from 333 (8Kt) 585 (14kt) or 750 (18kT) Gold? so that I might get the right replacement ose Any information would be gratefully received. Mfg. Alan
  13. Thank you Seeheld, here they are. Nice one. Like yourself I also collect the many German States, but have found it increasingly harder to find pieces. Is this something you have found also?
  14. Hi Laurentius, Thank you and yes this is what I have been able to put together from Mecklenburg. Do you have some pieces yourself? Mfg Alan
  15. Hi Seeheld, This information is a great help, thank you. Now I can set about getting the appropriate ring. Mfg Alan
  16. Thank you Roman for opinion and support much appreciated. I look forward to adding this zimmermann Lippe Kriegsehrenkreuz to my collection along with the Reuß Kriegsverdienstkreuz.
  17. I have noticed a few MVKs (1. Kl mX und Kr) for sale lately. I thought I would add them here for future reference. I Look forward to hearing peoples opinions on originality. No.1 No.2 No.3 (Pics taken from eMedals website)
  18. Alan

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    Hello, I am looking for postcards of these monarchs: Herzog Friedrich II von Anhalt Bernhard III Herzog von Sachsen Meiningen Fürst Heinrich XXVII von Reuß Fürst Günther Victor von Schwarzburg Any help would be much appreciated. Alan


  19. I am just been trying to piece together a few translations, but I am having a little difficulty reading the German script Any help would be greatly appreciated. Zur erinnerung an ....... ausfahrt dem ....... kreig schauplatz Chemnitz 10. Marz 1915 Franz Schilfen
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    Hello Guys, I am looking for a Lippe Detmold Kriegsehrenkreuz für Heldenmütige Tat pinback by Zimmermann. Image supplied by Roman (Solomon) Any help would be much appreciated. Alan


  21. I would have to agree with you it is like the type Homerjey posted and compared with my Mecklenburg Schwerin 1. Kl by Zimmermann I think it looks pretty good. I was also reading this older thread from 2008..