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Beau Newman

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  1. These early merit medals of the Ernestine Order are pretty scarce (probably just a few dozen awarded for many of them). However, the collector demand isn't that strong. The current OEK has it at 530 Euros.
  2. An update to post #168 in this topic. I finally found a correct ribbon for this 1st Class with swords, along with some better front and back photos.
  3. You see these pretty often on medal bars mounted with the campaign bars, which didn't appear until the 1890's. These are probably from the same time frame.
  4. Wrong ribbon. It's probably an old wearing copy. The issue pieces had a wider suspension and were inscribed on the rim. This one probably isn't.
  5. The FA is magnetic, the bar is not but, the details are very good.
  6. I just received this in the mail. I liked it because the combination is a bit unusual. I can't come up with any obvious Oldenburg/Saxe-Weimar connections unless it was a Saxe-Weimar native in the Navy. I also thought that the fact that the Saxe-Weimar isn't on a swords suspension and has no sign that it ever was is also unusual. Any thoughts?
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  8. No glow. The Hohenzollern and EK ribbons are matte silk and the others are all a "watered" silk with metallic thread on the Bulgarian.
  9. This was presented as a General's bar but, the lack of a Long Service award and the grades of the awards have me thinking it is likely someone at the Major level. The large number of foreign awards would indicate either a staff officer or, possibly, an officer who saw service in the eastern theaters. Any opinions or comments would be appreciated, as always.
  10. I had considered the Bavarian Army Jubilee Medal for #5 but, I would expect to see some kind of Long Service award, as well. Besides, the green stripes look a little thin. That's why I was leaning toward the Turkish Liyakat.
  11. This little bar popped up at the SOS last week. It's an interesting combo with a Bavarian MVK, Oldenburg FA, Bremen and a couple of Turkish awards. My best guess would be a Bavarian serving in the Navy who saw some service in the Mediterranean Theater. Any thoughts?
  12. That looks like the style of sword hilt seen on the Hessian Order of Philip. Whether this style made it onto ribbon bars, I do not know.
  13. Wild Card - Interesting Saxony/Hannover combo. Do you know the story behind it?
  14. If I squint hard, it appears that the 5th from the left on his medal bar is a Hindy so, the 1946 date on the back may be when the photo was taken. Definitely post-1934. The 2 odd badges could be some kind of postwar thing, like a jubilee or adjutant badge for one of the ex-royals. The one on the right could be anything from foreign to some kind of veteran's group badge.