Beau Newman

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  1. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Your favourite NCO Groups ?   

    A Saxe-Weimar Senior NCO group and a Saxon group with a Meiningen connection.


  2. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Your favourite NCO Groups ?   

    Just a pair but, very nice.



  3. Beau Newman added a post in a topic My Favourite medal Bar (Baden + Württemberg)   

    The Baden Long Service Cross would seem to show that he spent some time in a Baden unit pre-war.
  4. Beau Newman added a post in a topic My Favourite medal Bar (Baden + Württemberg)   

    Unusual to see the Wurtt. Cross between the 2 Baden awards.  There's probably a good story there.  Definitely a senior NCO.
  5. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Prussian Order of the Crown - Turkish awards?   

    A Turkish officer absolutely could be awarded a Prussian order.  For example, Enver Pasha received the Pour le Merite in 1915 for his part in the Gallipoli campaign.  As i understand it, the Red Eagle Order was the usual peacetime award to foreigners.  Early on, there was a special version for non-Christians but, it was short lived and the standard version was awarded in most cases.
  6. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Napoleonic Era Awards Of All German States   

    Just arrived - Wurttemberg Medal for 3 Campaigns.


  7. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Godet medal bar with Jerusalem Cross 1898   

    I haven't seen enough Jerusalem crosses to have an opinion on that but, the Anhalt piece appears to be silver-gilt, which is a bit of a red flag for me.  These are generally bronze-gilt like the Albert the Bear awards.
  8. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Anhalt and Sachsen Alt   

    They are the merit medals of the Anhalt Order of Albert the Bear and The Saxe-Ernestine Order for Altenburg (Type of 1871-1891).  Nice to find them in the cases. 
  9. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Princely Hohenzollern House Order- which grade?   

    The Princely Hohenzollern grades were a bit different than the usual setup.  The pinback cross, usually an Officer's Cross in many orders, is actually the 1st Class for this Order.  It grades below the Grand Cross but above the Commander's Cross.  It was awarded 561 times from 1852 to 1965.
  10. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Medal bar opinions   

    Just a comment - The 1870 bar combination is a bit unusual as the large units that were at Orleans were not at Weissenburg.  It could be a staff officer or someone in a position that called for him to move around between units but, it is a bit of a red flag.
  11. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Moltke medal bar   

    Here is the silver Thaler.  It was issued in fairly large numbers but, did not seem to see much actual circulation as most examples are in nice condition.  Many made it into jewelry.


  12. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Moltke medal bar   

    Both a commemorative Thaler (KM 488) in silver and a medal on ribbon (OEK 1855) in gilt bronze were issued in 1861.  The obverses were the same basic design.
  13. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Oficer's Cross, with swords, of the Oldenburg Order Of Peter Frederick Ludwig   

    FWIW, my understanding is that the only wartime jeweler for these was Bernard Knauer. They used the mark "B. KNAUER" up to the early '20's, usually on the underside of the pin. The mark was changed to simply "KNAUER" sometime in the early '20's. Although marks can easily be reproduced, I understand that pieces marked only "KNAUER" without the "B" are, at best, 1920's or 1930's replacements.
  14. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Medal bar id   

    The Saxon Long Service Medal was for enlisted personnel only, if I'm not mistaken. So, this guy was probably a old time NCO that received a field commission during the war.
  15. Beau Newman added a post in a topic Napoleonic Era Awards Of All German States   

    Raising this old topic, I recently got this pair as part of a larger lot. I thought I would get your opinions. They are the Frankfurt Medal for 1814 (est. in 1846) and the Frankfurt Medal for 1815 (est. in 1816). Both are beautifully struck and are the correct weight. Any opinions would be appreciated as I haven't seen enough of these to develop a good feel yet.