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I just came into a couple of family medal bars that wanted to share.  I am new to the collecting memorabilia, so these were a pleasant surprise when I was given these by my mother.  Now to research the original bearers and the decorations themselves.  She even had all the documentation for the first set, so I am rather excited.

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Hello !! You welcome.
You have beautiful Ordensspange,.. you know whom belong?

Cherrs

Lambert

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The first set appears to have belonged to Maj Ernst von Schon des Kaiser Schultztruppe fur Deutsch-Ost-Afrika.  I still need to confirm the original owner of the second.

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If I was a betting man, I would put money on the second bar as belonging to:

Major Christian Graf zu RANTZAU who was commanding the machine gun company of the 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß on mobilisation. The decorations fit exactly according to the information I have apart from the decorations of two former wartime enemies, which he has removed from his bar! (Italian Crown Order and a Rumanian Crown Order),

Regards

Glenn

 

 

 

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Beautiful bars! Especially the first, so neately sewn together. I bet that on the back of the bar is the label of the Juweller Godet in Berlin... ;-)

Let me know if you are going to get bored about it... I'd be more than happy to find a new home for it! :-)

ciao,

 

Claudio

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:love: :love:

Wow.  Either one of these bars would be an "eyeful".  I really like that you have the documents to the first bar.  That is a nice tidy roll of decorations.

The second bar is remarkable too.  Double Hohenzollern awards!  With swords!?!  Wonderful!  I see a little yellow peaking through.  Is there a gong missing?  The Wurttemburg Crown Order with swords on the ring is real gem.  Interesting that it is behind the HK.  I know those Saxon Herzog House Orders are large, but this one is really a giant next to his friends.  A later replacement?

I hope you can find who was the owner.

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Beautiful bars, especially the second. I´m jealous. :blush:

Claudius is right, there is missing the Centenarmedaille on the yellow ribbon.

Kind regards
Andreas

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Very impressive bar with a mounted Wurttemberg knight cross have been awarded only 182 time during World War 1(Klietmanm 1966).

Cheers,

Chuck

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Thanks everyone.  I have thanked my mother for everything she has found in some old boxes.  I keep wondering what else she may run across next.

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