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  2. Lifesaving medals are something really special and among, if not the most distinctive awards - each medal a life saved from greatest danger... you cannot say the same about many other awards! So, despite we have already seen a Bavarian here some thirteen years ago, I'm bumping this thread up with another one, single mounted, that will be in my shop's update tomorrow. Looking their history up, I noticed two things that are most unusual and worth mentioning: Despite their monarchistic design, these were handed out until the early 30s, when they were superseded by a very short lived and
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  3. Old thread, I know.... Quite often, when I come across something, I think, Rick would love to see it.... This photo came to me recently. Legendary triple lifesaver Lt. Wittmer Best, Daniel
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  4. The replies above have identified the typical ways a Landesorden was awarded. Practice varied from state to state, especially with regard to which award one might get, and the criteria changed during the war. Braunschweig, for instance, initially only awarded the Kriegsverdienstkreuz on the blue-yellow ribbon if you served at the front or in the Kriegsschauplatz, with awards on the yellow-blue ribbon for merit on the homefront. Eventually, Braunschweig changed this to follow Prussia's practice, where military personnel in the Heimat could receive the Iron Cross on the black-white ribbon. So, e
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  6. Dear collectors. It's Christmas again, this year is an unforgettable year. I have met a few friends in the forum. First of all, I want to thank them for their help and answer my questions. I know that some countries in Europe are not happy now, and I hope that the new year can have a new start. I couldn't open GMIC a few days ago. I don't know when I can't log in here. I also have no way to determine which category my Christmas tree is sent to? So, I put it in the section of the German Empire that I like for everyone to appreciate. I only collect orders established before 1910. Of course, ther
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  7. The Order of Merit of the Prussian Crown that was awarded to Swedish prime minister Arvid Lindman was sold today in auction for 370 000 SEK which is about 36 000 € plus 22,5% commission. Apparently only 57 ever awarded! See the beautiful pictures here: https://prob.auction2000.se/auk/w.object?inC=PROB&inA=20200526_1458&inO=446
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  8. He got the Swedish Order of the Sword on August 3rd 1905
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  9. Unrelated, but I was going through my pics in an effort to help out another member an thought these might be of interest to you, Kriegsmarine Admiral. Unfortunately, no names unless otherwise indicated. Kind regards, Sandro
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  10. The gartered star - I remember his MMThO being sold at Thies, does anyone know something about this star? If you prefer... Prinzen.
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  11. Hmm, this is not good, all this suspicion about someone who recently joined and decided to share his knowledge. Many collectors these days don't share, not because they are trolls (as Laurentinu's suggests) but because they want to protect their identity, or because discussion on fora has stooped down to the quality of your average Facebook chat. And yes, I do think Stephan owns Schwarzbook Verlag (as is evident from the watermark on his pics) - but I'm not sure how relevant that is to the question whether or not we should welcome his contributions. I, for one, welcome, Stephan to th
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  12. Guys, I am going to clean this thread up.... if anyone has a problem with the reason why someone is posting a bar... they have the choice to ignore them. many bars have been saved from obscurity because someone posted them... many interesting discussions have resulted... If you feel people are making money and that offends you... ignore the post. If you feel the need to voice your displeasure, shoot the person a PM, and leave it at that... Best Chris
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  13. First of all, the long bar doesn't even belong to you in that it's currently for sale somewhere else. And secondly, aren't you the guy who has gotten bars identified in this forum only to turn around and flip them for a hefty profit as "ID'd Bars" somewhere else? Aren't you also the guy who sold the von Schraeder bars to Erik in Slovenia for a tidy sum right after a member here identified it for you? I think you probably owe that member a commission and/or a case of wine for adding serious value to those bars for you. If dealers intend to financially benefit from the research skills of oth
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  14. In a nice hotel close to the airport of Munich there is a nice painting which showa Franz Dettenhofer, the former owner of this hotel. In the German French War of 1870 / 71 he recieved the iron cross the silver and the golden military merit medal of the kingdom of Bavaria. I love the fact, that the painter had put so much effort in the details of the medails, isn't it amazing. That the owner of this hotel still kept this painting on the wall is even better, not quite usual in Germany these days. Franz Dettenhofer was famous for the liberation and rescue of some bavarian row and cap
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  15. Hi Gents, here is a good site with further informations: https://juergenmauser.de/fm/page5/page22/page22.html Kind regards
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  16. Here is an award card and citation for this Red Banner. Name: Ivan Matveevich Dagilis Rank: Batallion Comissar (political officer rank equal to Captain) Position: Political assistant officer of the 1st Battalion commander, 20th Tank Regiment, 10th Tank Division, South-Eastern Front. Comrade Dagilis was a tank commander during the enemy lines attack on June 23, 1941 near the town of Radzehuv. Leading the attack forces with his tank he penetrated inside enemy tanks formation and managed to set on fire 2 enemy tanks. German troops concentrated intense artillery fire on his ta
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  17. Hello Waldo, Thank you for providing the link to this cast forgery. The quality of this forgery is good. For years, many collectors were deceived by these finely-cast pieces. I hope that members here study it, so that they avoid this type of counterfeit. It should also be noted that this isn't the only medal forgery like this. Many other types of medal forgeries have been made like this. They are sometimes still described as "original" pieces. Best regards,
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  18. He is actually in the 1914 rank list, on page 755, as a Rittmeister der Reserve (V Berlin) in the reserve of Husaren-Regiment Nr. 7, with the RAO4, LD1, CDIII2 and JM4. It is Dr. Arthur Mudra, Ambassador to Ecuador from 1928 to 1932. He was born on 30 December 1871 in Berlin and died in 1960. Almost all of his foreign decorations were as a diplomat, not an Army officer. He was a consul in Shanghai during the Boxer Rebellion, and later in Yokohama and Nagasaki (where he also represented Italy and Romania), so that would account for the Chinese, Japanese and Italian decorations. In 191
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  19. 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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  20. A new beauty in the collection, a nice bar with a late Weiss&co BMVO4x, frosty as always.
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Oberstallmeister Ernst August Graf von Wedel
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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. HELLO, HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE OTTOMAN SULTAN TUGRAS AND EXPLANATION OF SULTAN RESAD'S TUGRA. PLEASE CHECK YOUR TWM TUGRAS AND THE ORIGINAL TUGRA OF SULTAN RESAD. WHO CHANGED HIS TUGRA ON HIS SEVENTH YEAR OF REIGN (1333) 1914. I HOPE THIS WILL HELP. ALL THE BEST demir Tugras In Ottomans (www.tugra.org) In Ottomans some viziers in borderline states were permitted to use tugra of the sultan for important and political matters depending on the far distances. This measure lasted upto Kemankesh Kara Mustapha Pasha and ended in his period (year 1640-43) (1).
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  27. Leutnant Heinrich Anton Wilhelm von Wodtke received the Swedish order of the Sword on August 29th 1903.
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  28. Another little saxon bar, I had for while with EK2, EH3bX, BT4b Nicolas
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  29. Another Rare Set of leopold
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  30. Additional pictures The Allard mark on the Star and The GC size compared with a Commander by Buls. GC by Buls and rare Model of Commander in Gold
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  31. Regarding Kurt Lange, apparently they got the rank wrong. Then-Leutnant, later Generalmajor, Kurt Lange's father was Geheimer Justizrat Paul Lange in Deutsch Krone, later in Ballenstedt am Harz.
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  32. Thank you for the kind words! But to be true, it wasn´t the whole story 😌 The rules opened a possibility to award only the single ribbon to a decoration, one still had, if the kind of ribbon was higher ranking in the question of bravery. This was a rarely used possibility and it seems to me very unlikely, to retrace such a procedure afterwards. But it was: Paul Dieckmann got his Crown Order 4th class with swords on the 2nd November 1905 because of his position as a military veterinary surgeon initial on the white ribbon (with black stripes). But his later merits has be
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  33. The medal set of Colonel Jan Hendrik Sar. One of the 17 Dutch who helped the Albanian forces in 1914. The empty place at the front of the bar was probably occupied by a Knight or Officer grade cross of the Order of Orange Nassau with the swords. He became Knight in this order in 1923 and Officer in 1946 after his retirement. Regards Herman
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  34. The yellow embroidered badge on the SB had nothing to do with rank, it sigified only the branch (MAA, Flugmelde, SStA, Kraftfahr, etc.). The SB were never in black but in dark green, or from 1939 in uniform colour and material.
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  36. I guess I'm hijacking my own thread, but here is a nice bar with another Romanian award.
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  37. How do you like this very special medal bar from Brunswick?
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  38. Sorry to arrive late. I think we can all agree politics has no place here... and I say that even with the politics I agree with. Last thing we need a a pre election fratricide. Lets get back to militaria.
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  39. Thank you . dealer offered it to me for $375 with shipping . i may do it since I know it’s a good MVK2 ?
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  40. I don't collect minis, but here are my nicest examples, a pretty rare VKmdK, and a Kette which belonged to Rittmeister Roger von Boch of Villaroy&Boch fame.
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  41. First of all, I want to thank this Finnish friend for helping me many times and answering many strange questions. I used to like to collect medals and orders from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but now I gradually tend to collect the breast star orders of the Grand Officer and Grand Cross before 1910. Please accept my compliment to you Please look at the Order of Olaf from my Grand Cross of the Kingdom of Norway. It is assumed that the age was created between 1925 and 1930. I know it has many versions. In fact, I am looking forward to a lion on the badge of the Grand
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  42. Fire brigade. 永年勤続功労章 - long distinguished service badge Pretty common badge.
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  43. It looks like the painting is signed with a family name "Sárközy" but I can't make out his first name yet. It has the number 925 after the signature which should mean that it was painted in 1925. There are a couple of 20th century Hungarian artists by the name of Sárközy but I'll have to do some research. If this is not the artist's name at the bottom, maybe it's the name of the man in the painting since there was a noble Hungarian family by the name of Sárközy with several members holding government posts. Well... at least there is somebody's name on the painting. Simi.
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  44. May I present a little lady who has recently emerged from the shadows. She is a miniature of the Prussian Frauen-Verdienstkreuz which was founded on 22 October 1907. She must be quite rare because (1) not many of these decorations were awarded and (2) it seems that miniatures of women’s awards tend to be uncommon.
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  45. There are not many Jubilee Orders of Patriotic War of 1st Grade bestowed on foreigners.Here we can see one awarded to Peter Bliml.Also I am adding two of his Czechoslovak awards:Dukla Commemorative Medal and Medal of Czechoslovak Army Abroad with certificates.
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  46. French Prisoners exchange salutes with German officers after an attack by the Bavarian 12th Infantry Regiment in October 1915... then the Bavarian Walking wounded....
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