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About Claudius

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    Midwest USA
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    My military collectibles interest center mainly around;
    Imperial Germany -Tsingtau, China during WWI...Document/award groups.
    Imperial Germany -Pilots or Observers...Document/award groups.
    Imperial Germany -uncommon awards and identifiable medal bars/groups.
    Imperial Germany -Afrika or Pacific during WWI.
    Imperial Russian -Awards/medals and medal bars.

    " if you have something like this FOR SALE, please let me know!

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  1. Outstanding work. Does this also mean that you know what the yellow ribbons are?
  2. TWO Saxe-Ernistine House-Orders on one bar!! Wow! And congratulations on finding the original picture. If you ever want to sell both the bar and the picture I would be glad to buy it.
  3. This is an interesting hanger for the miniatures. How is that slit used to attach the hanger to a uniform or dress coat?
  4. Do you have ANY details on him? What branch of service? Where he was born?
  5. What I think is really interesting is his first award (after the Centennial). Wichard must have been recognized as a rising star. Leutnant in 1893, Oberleutnant in 1900, makes Hauptman in 1907 and in October of that year recieves the Schamburg-Lippe House Order 3K! The Siam award comes soon after. In 1909 he picks up the Prussian Red Eagle 4K with Crown! He is being recognized by some influential people. I hope there is a photo of him.
  6. Over the decades I have occasionally seen this wonderful medal come up for sale. But always alone. ixhs: What else was mounted with the Atlantic Meteor medal? Thanks for showing it Uwe!
  7. Wow, what a nice group! Congratulations on obtaining the missing sleeve badge!
  8. One last consideration might be a magnifier with a built-in light. So many time the ambient light is somewhat lacking and my eyes aren't as sharp as they once were.
  9. wait a minute Chris. By suggesting this is "not rare" you are commenting that this is a "common" combination. However, lets read this ribbon bar again from what is here and what isn't. This gentleman served in WWI and earned the Hindenburg non-combatant, and not the EK2 (1914). Then WWII started and he earned BOTH the KVK2 WITH SWORDS and then an EK2(1939). So, from a non-combatant in WWI with no awards to a decorated combatant in WWII. (usually, its the other way around) I think that's kindof uncommon. No problem Wessel. I can't speak for everyone, but as collectors we certainly can start collecting things that attract our attention. And then we start researching and learning more where we gain a direction. Please feel free to post what items you collected thus far. If you have a specific question -this forum is the place to ask.
  10. Well that's a shame. I came to this thread late and missed the show. Any chance for a curtain call?
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