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  1. I found him on facebook, thanks for the hint...I will try over there. His name is Denis Darmanin. Best regards Roman
  2. I saw it on Ebay...but the result was ridiculous high...regarding the Lippe-awards everythig was correct on the photo. By the way, the name of Siegfried Mummenthey was also marked on the back of the photo. On his receipt for the cross for heroic deeds, he noted a SA3b on 8th December 1915. Regards Roman
  3. No,no...I got the buttons by accident...but they are a nice addon to my Lippe-collection. Before getting these buttons, I even had no idea about their variety...Lippe-detmold used to be one of the smallest principalities of Imperial Germany. Regards Roman
  4. Here is a Lippe-bar...the left medal is the 1866 war memory medal Lippe-Detmold And again a Lippe-bar...with the silver merit cross of the house order (awarded for 1870/71): And.....a Prussian bar with the silver merit medal Lippe-Detmold. The bar belongs to gendarme Hufen from Rietberg (near Guetersloh):
  5. Hi gents, I recently got a number of buttons for lackey uniforms...all related to the principality Lippe-Detmold. Some buttons I was able to identify, for some I´m still looking for information. First of all I will show the unknown ones, of course all related to Lippe-Detmold showing its Imperial heraldic signs in different variations: This one shows the heraldic sign of Lippe-Detmold unitl 1687 (although the backside is much younger) !!!! This one belongs to Prince (Friedrich) Leopold III, ruling 1851-1875: This one belongs to Prince Woldemar (1875-1895) This one belongs to Grafregent Ernst (1897-1904): And finally these ones belong to Prince Leopold IV (1905-1918): I hope you like these small fellows Any comment is welcome... Regards Roman
  6. Bin ich der Einzige, der hier als Ostwestfale neben Englisch auch Hochdeutsch schreiben kann?
  7. I recently got this rare photo of Prince Leopold IV of Lippe-Detmold, surprisingly wearing not "his" house-order, but the Waldeck house-order (with crown) at his neck On the photo he is wearing the uniform of the 6th Westf. Infanterie-Regiment No. 55 (Bülow von Dennewitz), the Lippe-Detmold regiment. The photo was taken in 1909, according to the notice on its backside. Regards Roman
  8. Hmmm difficult to say but for sure not a original Zimmermann-piece. I don´t like it...sorry.
  9. Really nice colourisation !! I also found this commercial picture, luckily I own the original one from the photograph, the other one is a postcard-copy. No idea, why this officer wears an Imperial German uniform...I just assume he is waering it for the same reason like Prince Leopold IV. does....he is a godfather of a German division and officially allowed to wear the uniform. @1812 Overture
  10. Hi gents, I would like to show you some pictures I recently got....although I´m collecting Lippe-Detmold for almost 15 years, I´ve never seen these ones before...even not online somewhere Prince Leopold IV. is wearing an Austrian uniform (with an Austrian breast-star)....to be more precise the uniform of 12. Feldjäger Bataillon k.u.k-Armee (12th hunter-division of the Austrian army). These photos should be ultra-rare! By the way, he was entitled to wear this (foreign) uniform, because he used to be the godfather (Pate) of this division. Hope you like them like I do... Regards Roman
  11. Hi gents, I would like to show a new item of my collection, which recently found its way back to its relatives: This Godet-chain shows the following awards: - Lippe-Detmold house order 4th class Div. A - Schaumburg-Lippe house order 4th class - Century medal Prussia - war memory medal 1870 / 71 steel (non-combatant) - Landwehr long-service medal (old type) Unfortunately I´m struggeling with the ID of this small chain, although the combination Detmold & Schaumburg you cannot find that often. Somehow it´s coming directly from the family (the referring medalbar should still exist, but is actually not on sale!!!!), but the given names I cannot find in the rolls or they are not fitting. It looks like the ID is becoming a bigger project.... Regards Roman
  12. Well, I know the source of this miniature...and there is no doubt about who previously was wearing it.
  13. Hi gents, this nice and rare little fellow joined my collection... It´s the miniature of "Lippe-Detmold Denkmünze an den Einzug des Grafregenten Ernst 1897", mounted on a woman ribbonbow ! Only 50 of the 1027 medals in total were awarded by women. And en top this miniature is aristocratic, as it belonged to Gräfin Adelheid zu Lippe-Biesterfeld, proofen by drawing of her (located in the castle of Detmold), on which she was wearing exactly this little medal. Sometimes the very small things are creating the most pleasure ;-) Hope you like it, too... Regards Roman
  14. As already stated on the MFF-platform, I have no problem with this cross. The needle-system is a variant of the typical Zimmermann-system, shown by the user dond. Regards Roman (alias LDH1)