Beau Newman

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  1. Personally - I would give this one a pass. If you search through the older posts, there is a very good discussion on these from a while back.
  2. Here are some better shots. It is definitely a later piece with the swords integral to the wreath and not applied. It is marked JGuS 938 so, it is silver gilt.
  3. If it's any help - here is a gold Knight without swords. It weighs just under 18g including the ribbonand pin.
  4. The best I have been able to come up with is an NCO from the 3rd Battl. of the 55th IR.
  5. That's interesting. The only info I have is the Jacobs book, which mentions a couple of later addresses but not this one. You can learn something every day on this site.
  6. It's a bit tardy but, I finally got around to taking some photos today. The OMSA Convention in August was smaller than in recent years but, there were still finds to be made. Day one netted these cased pieces from Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen and Saxony: Day 2 netted 2 Waldeck pieces:
  7. I've recently picked up a couple of interesting non-combat/civilian ribbon bows. The first appears to be to a Bavarian official andincludes the Ludwig Cross, O. of the Bavarian Crown, St Michael Verdienst Cross, Saxe-Weimar White Falcon, Saxon Albert and a Centenary. The second is a non-combat Iron Cross, a Saxe-Weimar of some type, Prussian War Service Cross, Hindy Cross, 2 long service, 1936 Olympics and a Bulgarian WWI Commemorative. Interestingly, the button on this one is marked "For Gentlemen" in English. Although these are likely untraceable, it would be interesting to know the story behind them.
  8. I can usually get a pretty good idea on most of the straps I come across but, this one has me scratching my head. It is a very dark green with red piping and sheet brass letters "TK" over "V". Is it even German? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  9. Until 1866, Saxony was more closely aligned with Austria than Prussia. They fought on the Austrian side in the Austro-Prussian War. As a result, many of their military traditions had Austrian influences. The tri-fold mount was one of these.
  10. There has to be a story behinda pre-war Bavarian MVO to a Saxon.
  11. The only unusual Centennial I have is the prinzen on this 1870Lippe bar.
  12. A good gold bullion German Navy Officer's Breast Eagle on dark blue cloth. The backing shows some edge loss but the bullion is nice. $75 shipped by 1st Class letter, uninsured.
  13. Since the LS Medal is an enlisted grade award, wouldn't #2 more likely be the Zahringen Merit Cross?