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    Artillery of the First World War

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  1. Very nice. I always enjoy seeing this medal mounted...and with bars.
  2. Timo, you always have the best of luck in finding gems
  3. The Feuerwehr photo is great! I've been getting a lot of new artillery photos lately; guess I should just off the scanner.
  4. Vince, even as a relatively fluent non-native speaker of German, the handwriting gives me nightmares. The printed Fraktur I can manage. But the handwriting often leaves me more confused than when I started. The more you study it the easier it is to get the gist. But it does take time.
  5. Nice addition to the thread, Jens! Attended the best universities of the time; Heidelberg, Berlin, and Göttingen .
  6. Yes, a secondary school teacher (Studienrat) with a doctorate level degree = PhD.
  7. Great find, Timo! I guess the dealer didn't know what he had...?
  8. Agreed, the "10 Recruits" bar is amusing. Haven't seen that one before...
  9. IrishGunner

    Belgian order of Leopold ll

    Richard, our Belgian experts will surely chime in, but in the meantime, I would say that this is a nice set of WWI era Belgian orders/medals. They certainly have some value to collectors and I would not toss them to the kids for toys. You can check online for the current selling prices.
  10. Yea, interesting piece from eastern Prussia. I know what you mean about temptation. As I get back into collecting, I have to fight the urge to stray outside my artillery "zone" of collecting.
  11. Yes, interesting. But for a different reason. Now I am wondering how many Austrians volunteered for the German Army since Austria-Hungary had its own option. Apparently, quite a few.
  12. Thanks for sharing, Simon.