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  1. Iron merit cross (Eisernes Verdienstkreuz - EVK)
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    Austro-Hungarian case/etui

    Bravery medals and also KTK were awarded in the field without any box. So if someone returned home he had to buy one.. there was no official box for them, so i think it could be from the end of the war. This type of KTK box is mentioned in article about this cross in phaleristic journal SIGNUM and also in a hungarian book that came out in cca 2016...
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    Austro-Hungarian case/etui

    Perfect, i have only the KTK box.. i would say its the end of the war for sure very nice, thanks for sharing...
  4. It was pretty common in that time that they used the crest, initials of emperor, national colours and the portraits of emperor and his family on everyday used objects as a sign of patriotism....
  5. ...look here.. ...but i dont think it has to do something with army or imperial family or so. just a nice ornament for a draft horse...
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    moroccan goums

    Dear friends, I need help. I have in my collection this photo with text in czech language on the back side (translated to engl.) : "50. company of moroccan goums". Is it possible to identify the unit and also cca year? thanks Iver
  7. Dear Friends. Have bought some Austro - Hungarian military photos and this one was between them. are these british soldiers? there is something written on the building, the second word is Barracks but cant read the first one... where can it be? Germany? thanks for help Ivan
  8. Thank you for all those informations! Does anybody of you collects this thing? I do collect Austria Hungary, so if anyone of you (maybe Robert - Guards Armoured?) would like it, i would send it as a gift...
  9. Its scanned in 1200DPI, i dont think it would be better... :/ Building really seems to be "german" style...
  10. ...it means it was awarded in war...
  11. ...cased medal, cased mini, classic mini, private adjusting of mini, ribbon with ennameled wreath...
  12. ...it is a symbol of war decoration - just like on the decoration itself...
  13. For few minutes I have bought a wonderfull piece for my small collection of A-H awards... I have seen this case only once in a book, so does anybody own a case for Karl truppen kreuz? here is photo from that auction... caleb - sorry, i wanted it .. :)
  14. ..thank you for informations, I collect Austria - Hungary, so this is for me a big unknown... so nothing "phaleristic"... thanks..
  15. Dear Gentlemen. I need help with identification of these ribbons with a button (RAF?) Measurments: 10,5cm x 1,4cm, button is 2,4cm... Thanks for help...
  16. ..here one nice set of cross 2.class...
  17. ....I would say its because befor the war was the KD (Upper Layer) made of gold, but the Cross alone from Silver, so the lower part was strucked together with cross and there upper (gold) part of wreath then added.... During the War were "old" dies used - with place for layer of gold
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    Medal Collection

    post it here..
  19. ..thanks to colleague and also Austrian Black Cross i have some new informations. In the military records is the birthyear 1818 (no exact date). Can someone registred on the british genealogic web try to look after some Thomas Crewe Preston (or only Preston or Crewe) born in London in that time?
  20. Dear Collegues.. Looking for any informations on austrian officer named Thomas Crewe-Preston (sometimes written as Creve Preston), in 1845 Oberlieutenant of Kurassier Regiment Nr.4. Born 10.2.1816 in London, died 10.8.1849 in Bosing near Pressburg (now Pezinok, Slovak republic). Mentioned in 1837 as Cadet of KR.4, later Unterlieutenant, from 1844 Oberlieutenant. Married to Antonia Edle von Nedeczky (*1825+1850). I found the Grave of them, want to find some informations on them.. Maybe it would help to raise some money for reconstruction of the gravestone. Thanks Ivan