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Beau Newman

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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. A neat little Oldenburg non-combat War Service Medal that you don't often see as a mini:
  8. 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.
  9. Great toning. It looks like it's rarely been out of the case.
  10. It appears that he saw military service in the 1864 War with Denmark and the 1870 War with France. After that, he was likely a civil servant with a long career as the 1st 2 medals were primarily civil service type awards.
  11. This was a little more than I usually am willing to pay but, the condition made it worth it.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?