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Claudius last won the day on March 29 2012

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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. It's a very bad photo of the bar, but even from what I can see, I don't recognize the campaign script.
  2. Like most of us Imperial German collectors, I have "a couple of" EK1s (throat clear). I have "K.A.G.", a "K" and silver content marked "800" and unmarked ones, but I don't recall another "WS" marked cross. Thank you again for the information!
  3. Thank you saschaw! I did look again at the back of the EK1, I don't know how I missed it before but down by the clasp I found a small "WS". I presume that is the maker mark and the "v" as you said, is the craftsman's mark or silver purity.
  4. I was just about to comment about that also. How can a faker be so careful and precise but make this mistake. I know I don't have the only copy of Werlich.
  5. Hello; Does anyone have any information on the Bavarian Luftfahreverband group? When were they active? How many members? Is there a list of members? Photos from gatherings? Thanks,
  6. Thank you Andreas! It is all very informative. Can I accurately assume that Studentika refers to students with the ages of 18-24 years old? Or could it be older adults that have returned to earn a University degree?
  7. An unofficial medal. Starhemberg Vogel Heimwehr Medal 1934. Awarded to members of the Heimwehr Austrian Home Defense Force who participated in the suppression of the Communist in Vienna in February of 1934.
  8. This is all very interesting! Just as you mentioned, the lining is silver; on the sash, ribbon (Bierzipfel) and mini (Weinzipfel).
  9. I found this maker mark under the pin, near the hinge. Is anyone familiar with the "v" maker mark? Who is known for that mark? What is known about the manufacturer? Thank you in advance
  10. I can't be sure about the city. It is attributed to a Bavarian. It came with this medal bar, award documents and these mini ribbons. In 1934 he was in Tönning in Schleswig -Holstein. But i can't find a good match for Rudolf Kiessler in the online Bavarian records. The "sash" ribbon is over 130cm long. (That's over 4' 3'' to us Yanks) I call it a sash ribbon because I could wear it like a sash. I'm over 6ft and it comfortable on me. The single button and slot at the ends makes it easy to loop and unloop. If it is a university, why did they make mini ribbons like hi
  11. I can see that. Although, it is really odd how it comes in three sizes; 1) mini-ribbon size 2) regular ribbon size (like if there was a medal) 3) Sash length, the example here is long enough to go across a body (sash-style) and there is a button on one end with a slot hole on the other, to attach them together.
  12. Daniel; I didn't thank you earlier, and I can't thank you enough! And you identified it so quickly! What German rank is "half-colonel"? Glenn; Thank you for the photo! That is great! It's that kind of detail that I was looking for. Now I'm interested in FAR 183 and where they operated and what actions they were involved in. Gentlemen, again, my great appreciation for your contributions! Best, Claudius
  13. Hello; This was part of a family estate. I don't remember ever seeing this ribbon before. I don't even know if i have it in the correct orientation. Does anyone know what it is? -Claudius
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