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  1. Hi everybody Here is a nice photo of Lt d.L Otto NICKO. His medal bar is very nice. He wore the - St Henry medal in silver, 6 October 1915 - Knight cross 2nd class with X of Albert of Saxe, 6 October 1916 - Cross 4th class with X of Albert of Saxe, 3 July 1915 - Iron cross 2nd class, - War Merit cross 2nd class of Brunswick - Iron cross 1st class As you can see he wore the Adjudant schärpe. Not so bad for a NCO who became officer. During the war only 1389 Crosses 4th class with X were awarded. Only 8 were awarded with knight cross
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  2. Gentlemen, I received a Saxon Albert order awarded to a Japanese major on the occasion of the Chinese New Year. The owner was called "Kumataro Oyagi". He accompanied the Prince of Saxony to Japan in 1909, and then followed him to the German colony in Asia, which is my hometown Qingdao, and obtained this order in 1911. But it’s a pity that I didn’t find a picture of him, but I found another Japanese to get a picture of Albert What makes me sad is the slight injury on the back at 9 o'clock. . The breast star order does not belong to this Japanese. . Mark "S
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  3. Hi, What a nice cross you have there. A very nice gold-plated silver cross from Scharffenberg. Only 695 crosses were awarded till 1914. Major Oyagi Kumataro received it on 6 May 1911 The star is very nice too. It is for the commander cross 1st class with swords Congrats Christophe
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  4. hiya greg, hope all is well! about the cast appearance that both you and blackcowboybs brought up--it's the original finish! these crosses had some type of phosphate/? layer put on over the frames in order to protect from tarnishing and also increase wear resistance. the casted appearance comes from bead blasting before the "parkerization-type" chemical bath, producing a surface that is irregular on a microscopic scale. below is an example that has not aged as gracefully as jonas' example, but still has the original finish intact. please note a wear spot to the right of the cat
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  5. The Index thread to compliment this superb thread is now up to date. As always, if you spot any mistakes etc just let me know.
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  6. It could awarded just once. And it´s not true that it could not be awarded to Jews - that´s pure nonsense. Emil Sommer, later chairman of the Jewish Front Fighters Union earned it in 1918. Just as example. Regards Christian
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  7. Hi to be honest I hate to see someone destroying part of history to make a profit. I spend so many years and money to reunite items, medals and papers from same person to see that. I can't understand. We can do anything to avoid this. as it is my collection theme, I will try to reunite the album. Christophe
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  8. 🙂 9mm 15mm 25mm and 30mm original size.. from old outfitters stock.
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  9. Oberstallmeister Ernst August Graf von Wedel
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  10. Indeed it is the embroidery for the officers of the Grenadier Regiment Nr. 2 Heir to the tradition of the old Infantry Regiment No. 8 "Ruits"
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  11. I think I found a very likely candidate for this bar: Leutnant d.R. Max Pötzsch, who received his St.Henry on 30.10.1916. Furthermore I found a SA-Sturmführer Max Pötzsch in Reichenberg i.V., Sachsen and a Prokurist Max Pötzsch in Plauen, which is very close to Reichenberg i.V.. Possibly our guy. Photos are from an auction in 2016.
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  12. Today I want to present one of navy observer badges from estate of Kpt.Lt.d.R.M.A. Alfred Meyra (genannt Meyr). It has a mark on the reverse mention: "A. Meyr" "II. MFA" He started navy service as an medical physician and moved to the navy air service 1915 as an Marine Stabsarzt. He was trained as observer at SFS List and Warnemünde and had service at SFS Helgoland until November 1915. then he was transfered to Sonderkommando in Turkey where he served as observer until July 1916. After training at SFS Wiek and short service at SFS Köslin he was sent to Romania as leader of
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  13. A selection of wound badge documents... feel free to add more.... more more... more.... more
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  14. The text is: "S(einem)/l(ieben) Toni Kolbesen zur fr(eun)dl(ichen) Erinnerung. 1913. Rebhahn Oberstlt." Obstlt Rebhahn and Oberleutnant-Rechnungsführer Anton Kolbesen served together with Armeeschießschule in 1913. Rebhahn was former officer of IR 92, which had white as "Regimentsfarbe". All fits. I could find Rebhahn last time in Schematismus 1914. He received knight´s cross of Franz Joseph-Orden in 1913 or 1914. Rebhahn received Orden der Eisernen Krone 3. Kl. mit der Kriegsdekoration on 22.11.1914 serving with k.k. Landsturm-Infanterieregiment Nr. 12. He lost his li
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  15. Gentlemen, From Oldenburg comes one of the more uniquely designed Imperial German decorations - the 1907 Red Cross medal. This one, being on a bow ribbon would be one of sixteen awarded to women.
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  16. Very nice to see a current award document - this one is dated April 2019 and issued in the name of President Abdelfattah ElSisi.
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  17. Ilja, Not a medal but a prize. The inscription is not clear but I can make out that is is a prize for humanitarian work in the name of Mohammed Al Qassimi (Sharjah?). The top of the medal, I think, is, 'In the name of Allah, etc." Owain
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  18. Wow a photo of him wearing his guelphic grand cross would be fantastic, but I doubt that he ever wore it. He recieved his grand cross HdL on 2nd of april 1862. Here is his name in the book on orders.
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  19. Gentlemen, I recently acquired as part of a lot of assorted UK club medals the pair of wings illustrated below. They are very well made and in excellent condition and are made by the firm of Johnson of Milan. The cardboard case may be original. One has a crown and one does not. Online research indicates that the crown was removed from the badge after the fall of the central government of Mussolini. This is not my area of expertise but as they are so well made I am happy to share. No doubt someone in GMIC can enlighten us. Kind regards, Owain
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  20. Well, judge for yourself https://www.emedals.com/europe/italy/badges/air-force Best, Nick
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  21. Hello Ilja, Hello Gentlemen, At least we now know what is the 1st row medal (losange shaped) that General Kangnaja is wearing. Zambia Police Medal of Merit of the Deputy Inspector General. Regards to all. Emmanuel
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  22. Nice, served alongside and were attached to the somali camel corps. p
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  23. Good afternoon, Two further generic RAOB jewels to, in this instance, Oman based RAOB lodges: Jewel A Top bar - Dhofar Lodge 9721 Obverse - Services Rendered Reverse (obscured by glue) - Presented to / Bro / Ducky Davies / KOM / For Services / Rendered / 1979 Maker - Parry B'ham Jewel B Top bar - Sultanate of Oman No. 1 Lower bar - Knights Chapter No. 307 Obverse - Royal Antedeluvian Order of Buffaloes / Nemo Mortalium Omnibus Horis Sabit Reverse - Mark of FC Parry of Birmingham - silver gilt & date mark 'H' - 1982
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  24. Nice piece, with the typical Japanese style of hardware on the ribbon.
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  25. Very detailed! So, is there a picture of him?
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  26. Eugen Schmidtborn, Was a Studienrat in Wiesbaden. 3rd ribbon is the Hessen bravery medal. Best, Daniel
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  27. Hopefully these pictures help. I'm happy to send fronts and backs of all if you'd like as well.
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  28. wow , Thanks for the new info , that was an unknown source to me 🙂 christer
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  29. I'm inclined to follow Chris on this - a Legitimation is not an award certificate, and he may be that Oppelt sought to justify/document entitlement by reference, first to his time in KUK IR 94, and then to his time with the KUK Fliegerersatztruppe. Whether time before December 1916 counts for eligibility for the Karl Truppenkreuz will depend on the rules/statutes governing that award - but if it did, that may explain the IR 94 Legitimation. Kind regards, Sandro
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  30. I would guess the 1915 is not related to the award date?
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  31. Well, yes very annoying and pointlessly destructive, it is clear that their interest is in making as much money as is possible by auctioning/selling individually, not interested in collecting or history, very common I suspect, just like people who break up medal groups
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  32. Yes, my mistake, it's the Kriegsabzeichen für die Marineartillerie
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  33. Studio portrait of a Obermaat (Petty Officer) wearing shoulder straps without a device. The picture was taken by a photo studio in the city of Utrecht (Netherlands), later in the war when the German Naval HQ had been transfered from Scheveningen (a fishing port near The Hague) further inland. He was almost certainly in the Staff of the Commanding Admiral of the Kriegsmarine in the Netherlands. His decorations indicate that he was on active war service before being transferred to staff duties.
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  34. Just won this one tonight for my sister (from another mother). I just finished up the ID's... hope I nailed them all. Any chance for ID'ing the original recipient on this one? Only pics I have at the moment (sellers). Vatican Equestrian Order Of The Holy Sepulchre Of Jerusalem with Crown. Reuss Honor Cross 2nd Class Gold. Württemberg Order of the Crown Knight. Bavarian Merit Order 3rd Class Without Swords. Prussia Order of the Crown 3rd Class Knights Cross. Prussia Order of the Red Eagle 3rd Class Knights Cross. Saxony Albrecht Order 1st Model (1851 to 18
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  35. The regulation you are quoting is the first one, which created the Military Cross on 28 December 1914, source: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29024/supplement/7 In 1916, and again in 1920, the regulations explicitly state that an officer can add MC after his name, as the extracts below show, source: https://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/88424036 and following page source: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32130/supplement/11306
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  36. Bulletproof clothing avant-la-lettre 😉
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  37. Looking at it again I have to to admit its not Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 8, but Grenadier-Regiment „König Friedrich Wilhelm IV.“ (1. Pommersches) Nr. 2; sorry for that. Do You find a connection to this regiment? The litzen of both regiments look similiar. Regarding foreign awards I can add to laurentius, that it was also common practice that, when foreign persons got an award, they got one class higher, than if it was a local person. That's why there are so many pictures with people having a foreign neck decoration, but no local one. And comparing Wilhelm II with Tsar Ferdinand... hm...
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  38. Hello Guys, Just for the record, if you have access to Abbott & Trampling "British Gallantry Awards", they report within their Chapter 32, page[s] 217 - 218 that indeed some early M.C.'s had been awarded for 'Distinguished & Meritorious Services', circa 1915 - 1916, & not necessarily 'under enemy fire, and or at the front'. However, it apparently became known by more than just a few Officers that this particular practice practice had been going on, & on 01 January 1917 A Directive was issued to cease this practice as far as possible, & restrict M.C. awards to the 'Fighting
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  39. Thank you, Utgardloki, for your very interesting post on the different German scripts we might encounter in our researches. It has cleared up a number of issues in my own mind.
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  40. He's wearing the uniform of the Leib-Grenadier-Regiment „König Friedrich Wilhelm III.“ (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 8. Over some time Kaiser Wilhelm II reissued lots of the old Frederician embroideries, that were put around buttons, for the collars of different uniforms Things like these from the old coats The most well known is of course the one that was granted the generals uniform: The variety of German imperial uniforms (the whole variety of German militaria) is just enormous, which makes collecting and researching so much fun.
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  41. Bullion update on Gr. Kampala-Flieg 83 Alex. I bought this unit sleeve patch from a long-time collector who actually bought this many many years from Helmut Weitze - a big Navy enthusiast! GR Kamala Flieg 83 was a front line bomber squadron. My German is very bad but here are more details in German if u want to translate what Helmut wrote. Th F 221 squadron sleeve patch above another former Helmut piece from his personal collection that he sold to the same collector. The F stands for Fortress (Feststungsflieger). F 221 squadron is well documented in OTF literature.
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  42. The ribbon is for the red eagle 4 with swords. Only the ribbons of the EK, another prussian war decoration or the lifesaving medal could be worn on the Überrock. Best, Daniel
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  43. That's a really great Kettchen, and I would think has a good chance of being ID'd.
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  44. Some fantastic ones there! there are 3 stages or award doc periods... Initially they were going to hand out Documents like the 1870 ones after the war so there was no official order for documents ... Only in the 1st months of 1916 came the order to award preliminary documents... (although many units were already doing that).. then in the last month or so of the war the Kaiser decreed that whatever paper the soldier had at that moment, (Ausweis, Besitzzeugnis etc) would be his official one. I think by 1918 some units had realized that and were giving out the sexy stuff... like the Alpenkorps do
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  45. Well, I seemed to have answered my own inquiry, it is in fact Lt. Gert von Pflugradt, and his awards: EK 1914 I,II Klasse HOHX OV2 mit krone und schwertern FAK I, II Klasse BH ÖM3K
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  46. Here is a project I completed in December. USAAF Far East Air Force B25-C (mod.) Mitchell, Philippines. December 23rd. 1941: an emergency airstrip somewhere near Lubao, on Bataan Peninsula. Helping hold open the bridges at Calumpit near San Fernando, as Wainwright's troops flee from Manila and the pursuing Japanese Army. I haven't put together a model in 45 years. Although a little shaky now (not to mention the worsening eyesight), it's comforting to see I haven't lost all my skills. Everything is hand painted. All but the models and figurines is scratch built. These are an exer
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  47. Here is a miniature chain of a brave Bavarian soldier, who stood in the field for Bavaria in 1849, 1866 and 1870/71.
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  48. Hello Wild Card, really an impressive goldsmith work. Here again a nice miniature chain from Weiss in the original box, as used by Weiss. many Greetings Walter
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  49. Gentlemen, A small group just landed - nothing out of the ordinary, but a pleasing set with a wound badge device. Regards, Owain
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