Beau Newman

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  1. The shading can get a bit odd for the colors on these old photos. The only thing with that stripe pattern I can think of is the China Medal.
  2. I recently picked this up as a restoration project. Plus, I don't have a group with a NC Hungarian Medal. It is an odd construction. It almost looks like it was put together in pieces. The 1st two ribbons with missing pendants are sewn up with yellow thread and have suspension clasps while the rest are sewn up with red thread and have no clasps. The Hungarian drape is different than the others. I know the 1st missing pendant would be the Zahringen Merit Cross but the 2nd solid green ribbon is a bit of a mystery. It probably was a bit darker originally based on the reverse side color. I can't come up with anything Baden and the Saxon Labor Medal seems like a stretch. Any suggestions?
  3. This arrived recently. It's interesting. It includes a rather rare Silver Medal of the Karl Friedrich Order named to "PAGENSTECHER", an enlisted award. It also has a 20 year Prussian Reserve Officer's Cross and a 1914 Iron Cross. Since it is a reverse mounting, the 2 Baden awards are both placed behind the Prussian awards. Unless this has been played with (always a possibility) it appears that the recipient served in a Baden unit in the Franco-Prussian War and served in the Prussian Army later in life into WWI. I looked for Pagenstechers in the 1914 Rank List and found a few. The only one that looked like a possibility was a Dr. Pagenstecher who was a medical officer in the Landwehr Inspectorate in Braunschweig. If anyone has the 1870/71 rolls for the Karl Friedrich Medal, I would be interested to see if a Pagenstecher appears.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. If it's any help - here is a gold Knight without swords. It weighs just under 18g including the ribbonand pin.
  7. The best I have been able to come up with is an NCO from the 3rd Battl. of the 55th IR.
  8. 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.
  9. 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:
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. There has to be a story behinda pre-war Bavarian MVO to a Saxon.