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larsb001   

Wild Card, a beautiful miniature, respect!

Perhaps you'll be able to help me a little with your knowledge about these early miniatures. I recently got this one, I assume it's from Hessen, but I cannot find out exactly what it is, and from which part of Hessen - apart from the obvious text; .... Leipzig 1813. Any info on this one?

Regards, Lars

 

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Peter J   

Nice catch Lars! Is the mini silver or gilded, difficult to tell from the image. Here are a few more of the same type, the non-portable medal is Crownprince Karl (Karl XIV 1818). I also found one mini in my files dedicated specifically for him.

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larsb001   

Uwe and Peter, thank you for your comments, and sorry for this late reply.

Uwe, after having spent some time on the net I understand that these "Siegespfennig" would be private purchases to commemorate a certain event, and should not be confused with miniature medals although they have the size and appereance as such, is this correct. Or would they be worn together with other miniature decorations?

Lars

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tompress   

Anhalt, Friedrich-Kreuz, two diffirent manufacturings, combatant and non-cobatant ribbon

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And a button-bar by Godet, Berlin, with three Prussian decorations

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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?

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spolei   

Here my new entry with austrian and german decorations.
The chain is marked with Hemmerle Munich

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larsb001   

Another Bavarian chain from Weiss & Co which recently landed in my collection. Most of the miniatures are rather common items but I'd like to get some info on the "Ehrenkreuz des Ludwigsordens für 50 Dienstjahre" which were awarded from 1827-1916. I have not really been able to find any info on this one in the sources I have, I did find one in gold in an older Thies catalogue (the Blass collection) valued quite expensive which could indicate that this is quite rare. Would any have some info on award numbers etc on this one? It's a rather nice fire gilded miniature, this didn't came out well in the scan.

Enjoy!

Lars

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spolei   
34 minutes ago, lew said:

Got this one recently.

 

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What a nice bavarian chain.
This must be avery high official. He got the order of the bavarian crown, knightscross.
So he could change his name in "Ritter von" (knight of).
The Michaelsorden will be the trhird class and the Luitpoldmedal ist the silverclass.
That looks very fine.

 

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spolei   
On 29.8.2017 at 23:16, larsb001 said:

Another Bavarian chain from Weiss & Co which recently landed in my collection. Most of the miniatures are rather common items but I'd like to get some info on the "Ehrenkreuz des Ludwigsordens für 50 Dienstjahre" which were awarded from 1827-1916. I have not really been able to find any info on this one in the sources I have, I did find one in gold in an older Thies catalogue (the Blass collection) valued quite expensive which could indicate that this is quite rare. Would any have some info on award numbers etc on this one? It's a rather nice fire gilded miniature, this didn't came out well in the scan.

Enjoy!

Lars

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What a brilliant chain.
A long service officer who had been in three wars.
He got no fighting-award like a MVO or a iron cross.
The rare Ludwigskreuz was given for 50 years of service in the bavarian army. The cross had to be returned after the death of the bearer. That is one reason, why this cross is so rare. This cross was also given to bavarian officials, priests and other persons in a equal rank of an officer. The non-officers got a golden medal for 50 years of service.
 

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larsb001   
On 15/9/2017 at 17:30, spolei said:

 

 

 

Spolei, thank you for the info, I never realized the 50 years cross were returnable, but that explains why you don't see them, apart from the fact that 50 years is a pretty long time to serve.

/Lars

 

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11 hours ago, larsb001 said:

 

 

Spolei, thank you for the info, I never realized the 50 years cross were returnable, but that explains why you don't see them, apart from the fact that 50 years is a pretty long time to serve.

/Lars

 

Hi,

 

I am assuming the Official award was returnable, but the Minis were private purchase and therefor private property.

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