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  1. Afghan Order of Glory, established in 1982 and abolished ten years later. Regards
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  2. The explanation for the rough finish of the MVK2 that started the thread is not that it was immersed in water. The explanation was provided in my two postings above along with relevant photographs of other crosses that fall into the same classification... namely, Gussfertigungen aus Geschützbronze (cast crosses made from captured enemy artillery pieces.) As stated, these genuine, period-original, CAST crosses range from mediocre looking to crappy looking. But they are 100% original to the period. I don't know why I bother writing anything in my posts because some peop
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  3. 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and worth mentioning: Despite their monarchistic design, these were handed out until the early 30s, when they were superseded by a very short lived and
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  4. 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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  5. 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. Here is my latest addition: it is a medal group belonging to Alexander Paul Kahle, Infantry Regiment 52. (Above: A. Kahle, c.1920) The Group consists of: Iron Cross II Class (Prussia) Order of Military Merit Cross I Class with Swords & Crown (Bavaria) Merit Cross II Class (Mecklenburg) Military Friedrich Cross (Anhalt) Flanders Cross (Antwerpen, Yser, Ypern, Somme, Flandernschlacht, Marnesschlacht, Durchbruchsschlacht, Verdun, Champagne clasps) Regimental Commemorative Cross (JNF. RGT. 52 clasp) Additionally: Merit Cross for
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  7. Hallo, hier habe ich die Abschnitte vergrößert. Folgende Truppeneintragungen sind zu finden: 15.9.1914 9. bay IR Rekrutendepot 10.12.14 10. Komp 9. bay IR ins Feld 27.1.15 ins Feldlazarett 12 Caumes 1.3.15 Ersatz / 9. bay. IR Genesendenkompanie 27.4.15 zum 4. bay. Reserve Infanterie Regiment Nr.4, 7. Kompanie 30.3.16 krank ins Kriegslazarett 3 XIV Armeekorps 30.4.16 Lazarett Schweinfurt 1.11.16 Ersatz / 4. bay RIR Genesendenkompanie 23.5.17 Ersatz / 4. bay RIR 2. Kompanie 30.5.17 Landwehr Infanterie Regiment Nr. 8, 3. Kompanie 5.11.17 zur bayr. Kriegslazarettabteilung 4
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. He got the Swedish Order of the Sword on August 3rd 1905
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Hi Gents, here is a good site with further informations: https://juergenmauser.de/fm/page5/page22/page22.html Kind regards
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Abreviations from Stammliste des Marine-Sanitäts-Offizierskorps 1918
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  22. Marked with color (circled the location of the regiment) green - more than 140 crosses per regiment light green-from 120 to 140 crosses per regiment light brown-from 100 to 120 yellow - from 80 to 100 pink-from 60 to 80 orange - from 40 to 60 red - from 20 to 40 empty field (black circle on the map) - from 0 to 20. The first mass-scale in terms of the number of Mobilization Crosses awarded is the border green-light green-light brown belt of the Russian-Serbian and the red - black belt, which tends to zero, is the rear one. That is, the most decorated regiments on
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  23. What a beauty Waldo. Congrats Christophe
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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Stuka, Detailed below is a group I have of Belgian Great War miniatures which include service in the Belgian Congo. Regards, Owain Belgian group of six miniatures suspended directly, without any ribbons, from a gilt chain consisting of the following: 1. Croix de Guerre 1914-18 – 1914-18 War Cross. 2. Médaille de la Victoire 1914–1918 - Victory Medal 1914-18 3. Médaille Commémorative de la Guerre 1914–1918 - 1914-18 War Medal. 4. Médaille Commémorative des Campagnes d’Afrique 1914-1917 – Africa Campaigns Medal 1914-1917 - established
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  31. 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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  32. Bundesarchiv https://invenio.bundesarchiv.de Kind regards
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  33. Here a lot of Meyer´s and some more with late award dates (from May till November 1918) kind regards
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  34. A copper wall plaque for the Hilfskreuzer Thor. Regards,Martin.
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  35. Hi chaps, I would go along with a very senior military medical official in the late twenties/early thirties. At this period, medical officials did not wear epaulettes. This chap may well be our man from 1831 and the collar braid corresponds with the rank. Regards Glenn
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  36. Hi Megan, "I'd guess this is a fantasy bar of whatever ribbons the vendor could get his paws on." Please see my previous comment. This bar is based on a bar of Armeegeneral Mielke, but it is not the original. The various organisations set great value on conferring their decorations on Mielke! Uwe
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  37. Leut. d. Res. Gerhard (Emil Ferdinand) SIEDSCHLAG (FR34), * 06. Nov. 1894 in Grabow / Stettin. (EK2: 27. Jan. 1915; EK1: 30. March 1917; HOH3x: 09. Oct. 1918, VWA mattweiss: 13. Oct. 1918) 13. March 1915: Gefreiter; 01. Aug. 1915: Unteroffz.; 20. Aug. 1915 Vizefeldwebel; 30. April 1916 Leut. d. Res. https://veryimportantlot.com/de/lot/view/estate-of-a-lieutenant-d-r-of-the-fsilier-regim-229795 😙 Best regards, Jens
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  38. 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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  39. 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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  41. He is wearing a Domherrenkreuz. And indeed he was Domherr von Naumburg.
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  42. Order on Slovak internationalist who took part in the Civic War in Russia in 1918.By Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from 28.10.1967-50th Jubilee of October Revolution.Booklet with some damages on name Vincent Tóth.a booklet to the order and the document to the Medal 100 Birth of Lenin.I do not why the both documents are so dameged.Vincent Tóth,born 1896,captured in Russia,became the soldier of Red Army. I do not know who and why put the Soviet order on the ribbon of Czechoslovak order of Red Star,number 3002. Destroyed certificate with the medal-1
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  43. Fire brigade. 永年勤続功労章 - long distinguished service badge Pretty common badge.
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  44. My pleasure. Here is another contribution. Kriegsmarinedienstelle Stettin tally. This is from a small photo lot of a reunion of WW1 ex-U-Boat crew. The ceremony was held aboard U-43. Cheers, Larry Another from the series. Unterseebootflottille Hundius tallys and one Marineschule Wesermunde tally.
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  45. It is a lot of time since I was at Aeronauticum. But now I could take a better picture of the display. It is in small letters but his name is there.
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  46. There’s quite a lot of it so look at the pics and give me a heads up on what you’d like to see in more detail ! Ferg More. And more . Some more Let me know when you’ve had enough ! Gunners .
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  47. 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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