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Bob Hunter, June 22, 2005 in Germany: Imperial: The Orders, Decorations and Medals of The Imperial German States
Here is a small gem from my collection.←
This has haunted me since I first saw it a few days
ago. If I may - this pair can beat a full house.
Much that was, is lost:
Used to be mine (note the "Lippe Lawsuit" Medal 1897 version in 4th place)
Close up of the double Lippe-Detmold NC pair and "white-black" EK
Purged out the "boring" noncombatant stuff when I had my initial interest in Soviet 10 years ago.
Oh, sure, I got Commie Gems then that aren't around NOW... but then neither are bars like these,
Oh the humanity!
Above WAS once mine too!
Oh, what a fuel wuzzI! And yet, saved THIS noncombatant Oldenburger below
And this one, to an African tropical diseases expert who died in China in 1900:
And sometime in the 1980s, a dimwit split up the ribbon bar which became MINE from the medal bar, which shows what the exact ribboned awards were-- from the 2002 Siebentritt collection sale:
Note that this guy was a civilian in BOTH wars, so no Hindenburg Cross!
Sooooooooo, what's the story with the "Lippe Lawsuit" Medal. It sounds very contemporary.
SWA in Steel!
NC EK2 Frack Bar
Interesting Frack, Non-Combattant with "Widow/Survivor" Cross mounted
One of my all-time favorites!
NC EK2, NC Brunswick EAK2
Cased NC EK2 Bar
Single-mounted 1870 NC EK2 with Jubilee Spange!
Nice 3-Place... NC EK2, Honor Cross, No Swords, Prussian Reserve Landwehr XX Year Cross
Single mounted NC EK2-1914
An exceptional 7-Place NC EK2 Grouping
A group shot!
Tiniest NC EK2 Ribbon Bar in the whole world with matching bow!
Hmm. Obvious how much passes to us from the Evil Twin, innit?
Still mine, because I love SETS:
and Brunswick too, the "yellow-blue" ribbon reversed from normal combatant colors:
A very nice set to an ex-career Bavarian military Beamter:
And some Red Cross-ish related ribbon bars. The Top four has incorrectly placed the Prussian Red Cross Medal before the Hindenburg Cross, and adds mystery to the mix with the Mecklenburg and Hessian ribbons. This is a LATE Godet, typical chracteristic gray backing and brass hinge. In the middle, a double Prussian Red Cross and finally an eerily familiar "tiny" that was probably actually worn as a civilian suit lapel rack. Where HAVE I seen this before?
A group shot!←
A certain ribbon bar in there looks awfully familiar...
My newest Non-Combattant Medal Bar!
Reverse looks like this!
Close up of The House Order:
Stogieman...the stuff you find is just AWESOME!!!
Constantly amazing us all! wow! how do you do it!
thankyou soo much for showing us! makes us want, more!! lol!
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