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Beau Newman

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  1. 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.
  2. Wild Card - Interesting Saxony/Hannover combo. Do you know the story behind it?
  3. 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.
  4. If I'm not mistaken, both Oldenburg and Hanseatic awards are often seen in Naval groups.
  5. The Saxony/Reuss combo likely indicates a 13th Jager Batallion connection. I posted this group a few years back elsewhere but, it fits here, as well.
  6. This just arrived from Oz. It appears to be a variation of the Lifesaving Medal awarded by the Bavarian Free State from 1931-1934 (more of a Weimar piece than Imperial, I know) although, the design is a bit different than the photo in Nimmergut. It is well struck and appears to be silver. The ribbon is correct for that award. Any thoughts?
  7. Although the small gold medal was awarded on the combat ribbon, there is no record of the large gold medal ever being awarded on the combat ribbon during WWI.
  8. The GH stands for Gebruder Hemmerle, a well known Bavarian jeweler. It is a 1914-18 period piece since it is on a wartime ribbon.
  9. I just picked up this little lapel enlisted ribbon group. EKI & EKII, Waldeck Service Medal, Austria Bravery or Military Merit Medal, Finland Medal of Liberty, Finland 1918 Liberation Medal, Hindenburg Cross and Hungary WWI Commem. Medal. Any thoughts on what unit might have had a Waldeck/Austria/Finland connection?
  10. It is the Prussian General Honor Medal, which was probably awarded after the others, I believe it could be awarded either to long serving soldiers or to civil servants.
  11. A neat little Oldenburg non-combat War Service Medal that you don't often see as a mini:
  12. The details on the EK look pretty good. If you can get a look at where the jump ring attaches to the frame, there should be a semi-circular "tab" extending up from the frame that the jump ring attaches to.
  13. Great toning. It looks like it's rarely been out of the case.