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  1. Hello Graf, To my knowledge, the star-mark denotes "unedles Metall", so not gold, platina or silver, and is not a hallmark, but is believed to be an (Austrian) jewellers mark to assist in identification of the type of metal used (and thus: the commercial value) of the piece. Regards, Sandro
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    I'm offering the following books, condition and prices as indicated. Please note that shipping and PayPal fees are not included in the prices quoted. 1924 Rangliste sold, prices for the remaining books now as follows: Bavarian Rangliste 1918, 2012 reprint in good condition - € 30 Schematismus 1913, original, spine damaged (loose on one side across most of its length), otherwise in good condition - € 95 Hüsken's series of three on the awards of prussia and its predecessor and successor states - € 95. Best, Sandro Any questions, please let me know. Regards, Sandro


  3. Thank you Andreas, the first I knew, but the second I did not, and it gives me what I was looking for. Many thanks for that, cheers, Sandro
  4. Thanks Andreas. I'd found that list, but believe it is incomplete, as it does for example not denote von Marchtaler's EKI (which I believe he wears in the pic that accompanies the Wikipedia article), or the König Wilhelm Adjutantenabzeichen I expect von Marchtaler may have had.Was he bestowed something like the Wilhelmskreuz mit Krone ind Schwertern? Any info you and others can give me, and any wartime pics you or other members can share very much appreciated. Best, Sandro
  5. Alex, You did good. I didn't know Rick very well either, but from the few virtual encounters I had with him, and from his many excellent postings on WAF and GMIC it is clear that he was a sharing person. Your donation of the document he left you to a museum befits his memory, so well done to both. Best, Sandro
  6. Got the book, many thanks for your help, wraith42 Kind regards, Sandro
  7. Thanks a lot. My Hungarian is less than it should be, but I've written to the seller - lets see if I get lucky. Kind regards, Sandro
  8. Dear Forumites, Can anyone help me locate a copy of this book please? Szent István lovagjai A legrangosabb magyar kitüntetés 250 éve, ISBN: 978 615 5209 34 5 I've written to the museum, and am awaiting their reply, but any help is appreciated. Best wishes for 2016, Sandro
  9. Hi, 

    I'm interested in Bavarian Christmas tree (General): 19,90 EUR + Shipping

    Is it still available, and if so how much is shipping to NL please? 

    Thanks, and kind regards,


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    2. ixhs


      Hi i gave it to the post office yesterday evening.

      best joe

    3. GdC26


      Thanks, will let you know when it gets here. 



    4. GdC26


      Got it, thanks. 



  10. To my knowledge, the star denotes use of non-precious metals (i.e., or generally, bronze) and is (generally seen as) indicative of wartime manufacture. Regards, Sandro
  11. Dear Forumites, Can someone please help me by providing me with the awards list at the end of WWI of Otto von Marchtaler, Württemberg's minister of war throughout WW I? Many thanks and best wishes, Sandro
  12. What alternative point of view? These collar tabs are (i) WWII vintage and (ii) shown in the right direction - assuming the collar is pointing down, this is how they should be mounted.
  13. Östa, I'm looking at it, but what specifically, are your drawing our attention to, please? To be clear - the picture that started this thread shows Kronprinz Rupprecht von Bayern with several bavarian generals during a postwar gathering. Most generals wear Bavarian style generals tunics with the prussian style collar tabs (Altlarisch) adopted by Bavaria in 1916 (if memory serves). The general I have singled out in the second picture wears a Litewka with what appears to be a Bavarian Borte in front of the collar tabs, and has the collar tabs mounted the wrong way around. I scanned the link you sent me, but see nothing that addresses (i) Bavarian uniforms and (ii) the mounting of the collar tabs in the manner done by the general shown in the second pic.