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  1. Servus, it comes from Johann Goldfuß. Many greetings Walter
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  3. This is so hard for me to decide. If this thread is limited to Imperial German, then It narrow it down a little. Though it has little value to the collector community, it is extremely valuable to me: It would have to be my Great Grandpa’s Grouping. 1) Broke ‘14 EKII 2)MilitarpaB 3) Trenchart Bracelet that was used as engagement Ring when he got married in 1917. 4) 1922 Deutchmark/Reichmark the year he immigrated to the US. *I have posted before, but I will post again. Second would be the R109 (Baden RIR 109) Pickelhaube Cover that I collected.
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  4. As some of you know, my main focus is on Imperial Eks and I have been fortunate enough to find some rare and unusual examples but my favorite piece in my collection is my s98/05 sawtooth bayo. It was given to me on my 16th birthday by a dear family friend who's husband brought it home on his return from ww1. It's not rare or special in any way except for it's sentimental value to me.
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  5. A new beauty in the collection, a nice bar with a late Weiss&co BMVO4x, frosty as always.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 🙂 9mm 15mm 25mm and 30mm original size.. from old outfitters stock.
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  15. Oberstallmeister Ernst August Graf von Wedel
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  16. 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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  17. I agree, very nice photo Morten. Thanks for posting. Cheers, Larry
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  18. Hello, he was a NCO Bavarian Landwehr Infanterie Regiment Nr. 8 , Decorations EK2, woundbadge silver. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Hellmuth
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  19. He studied after the war and was Kriegsfreiwilliger in 1914.
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  20. Hello all, Many thanks for your replies. I suspected he had the HOH3x, but I couldn't find confirmation anywhere. I also have him as CO of FA 4 in May 1917, but I don't know how long he stayed in this unit. His brother Alfred is interesting too. He also appears to have had come connection with the air service....
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  21. Hi Laurentius I used to collect the Italy Order of the Crown, however i cleared most of the. I have only two left From my experience most of the gold crosses are not marked Only if they are in silver they have mark 925 on the ring loop or on the side of the cross The construction is very light Actually the only metal is the gold/silver strip covering the edges and the wire and of course the central medallion ( they are also very thin) They are small numbers of crosses wit a bit thicker construction however the gold is not much as for tother orders in Gold Here ar
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  22. Nice set indeed!!! Error to my post, the wearere of the straps did indeed have a leiber ring... number 886
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  23. The lapel badge is also 'Cairo University', Owain
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  24. Hi, It is a medal from 1956 for/from Cairo University - possibly something to do with 'life education' - it may be some manner of society badge. Regards, Owain
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  25. here's an UNUSED golden nail... this thing has gotta be rare-- the gold grades went for a lot of money back in the day; the ones used on the very famous 'der eiserner hindenburg' in berlin, went for today's equivalent of $500 USD really well made
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  26. Thanks for the clearification!
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  27. Some first names. Lt dL August Dickert. https://sammlungen.hebis.de/hebis-ffm/periodical/pageview/2760?query=Dickert https://sammlungen.hebis.de/hebis-ffm/periodical/pageview/1303357?query=Dickert Lt dR Ludwig Mütze (see towards bottom left) https://digital.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/werkansicht?PPN=PPN769979122&PHYSID=PHYS_0048&view=fulltext-parallel Lt dL Georg Viergutz. Plus AH award. The second attachment also has a Lt dR Gustav Albrecht - is he a new name? https://digital.zlb.de/viewer/image/16317961_1917/301/LOG_0027/ https:
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  28. Looking for a City of Toronto Welcome Home Medal for the Boer War..... Looking for a Civilian or Un-Named Medal...... Must be complete with suspender but do not need ribbon unless you have some of the original..... Thanks in advance for any assistance..... Mike
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  29. Hello! I have a question about the following photos: this is a photo from my photo archive, one of the graduates is my grandmother's older brother Michael Hrycaj, here is his personal photo (possibly from 1917): And this is a photo from an Internet auction (I attach a link https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/114216171397?chn=ps) - graduates are already different, and the year is probably also different, but the place is clearly the same. Question: what kind of "school" it can be and where. On the back of my photo, the sender also wrote that "he had alre
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  30. Gentlemen, This time a more detailed image of an already seen Omani based RAOB Lodge: Top bar - RAOB Obverse - Andrew 9898 Grainger Reverse - Plain other than the makers mark - Parry B'Ham As of writing I have no detail as to who Andrew Grainger is or was. Regards, Owain
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  31. 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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  32. New first name: Lt dR Hans Berndt from Bromberg, FAR. From Bromberger Zeitung, 5.11.1918
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  33. Very detailed! So, is there a picture of him?
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  34. wow , Thanks for the new info , that was an unknown source to me 🙂 christer
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  35. Hi, It appears to be some manner of Iraqi Army Sport (olympic) medallion. The obverse 'RCC' stands for Revolutionary Command Council - with a bust of Saddam Hussein and the reverse Arabic is 'Al Jaish Al Iraq' - Iraqi Army. Regards, Owain
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  36. Can you post a pic of the reverse?
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  37. I think Engine. Shoulder strap is a little hard to see. Here is another photo of him in the blue uniform. Cheers, Larry
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  38. I would guess the 1915 is not related to the award date?
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  39. It`s not the questions of "how many badges were needed" in order to "fulfill". It`s the question of choice. What badge in what material and what quality one needed (or could afford). + Naturally there were thousands and thousands of potential cavaliers.
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  40. 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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  41. Yes, my mistake, it's the Kriegsabzeichen für die Marineartillerie
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  42. SIGNIFICANT UPGRADE TO BIOGRAPHY Frederick Lowe JOHNSTON, SCOTTISH HORSE. Frederick Lowe Johnston was born 31st January 1895 the son of Frederick Williamson Johnston (1865 - 1936) and Catharine Johnston in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He joined the Scottish Horse Territorials, a cavalry regiment and was mobilised in March of 1915. He was in chosen from the ranks to undertake officer’s training and in December 1915, he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant Frederick Lowe Johnston, Scottish Horse and was given his cavalry sword upon graduation, probably by his parents. He was transferred
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  43. With the Kaiser and Harnack:
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  44. Here is a rare tally. Even rarer to see a photo of it in wear. Schulboot Nordsee. Nordsee was in service under that name for only six and a half months and had a crew of approx. 50. Cheers, Larry Another recent addition to my collection. Marinenachrichtenschule Aurich. Cheers, Larry Torpedoboot Luchs and Torpedoboot Seeadler.
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  45. Here he is wearing the full size star
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  46. 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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  47. But there again......you could write in Latin and "make it easier for everyone to read".
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  48. Although it might look bleak compared to the other pieces in this thread, the Saxon-style Frackspange in my collection is still my favourite piece.
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