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  1. I'd say you are spot on with the long service decoration. The medal on #2 has to be a civil merit medal in silver, as the military merit medal, back in that era, would have a plain dark blue ribbon. Also, I'd assume it would outrank the merit medal of the Friedrichsorden.

    Can we be sure the photo and the miniature medal bar once belonged to the same person? I don't think so, as the combination is, I'd guess, not necessarily unique. But it is scarce, and chances are they do make a set. A great addition to this thread for sure!


    I agree # 3 is imo a Dienstehrenzeichen.

  2. "The civil guy" on the right next to 29 - first i thought it could be Martin Bormann

    but in around 1925 i think he would be too young.

    Number 12 wears a Baden decoration´s ribbon + Iron cross.

    I know that face - could it be a pilot of a Sanke card?

    # 26 is definitely von Falkenhausen.

    # 2 has the rank of a Korvettenkapitän.

  3. HI again,

    I got the following photo /postcard a few days ago.

    Unfortunately no names and no dates.

    The card shows some guys of the Reichswehr.

    I know some of the faces especially in the 1st line but i don`t know the names.

    I tried to ID some guys - here are my possibilities:

    1st line 3rd of left: von Blomberg, later Reichswehrminister

    1st line 4rd of left: (later) General  von Lossberg

    J = Alfred Jodl ?

    S = later Fieldmarshal Hugo Sperrle

    Sch = Kurt von Schleicher

    R = may be later SA leader Ernst Röhm

    F = Alexander von Falkenhausen

    X = i know their faces, but not their names.

    Any idea????

    Thanks for help.



    I did a marking on other named guys.

  4. Hi, thanks. The problem in my opinion is: Exactly -  he was Oberförster a.D. and as he moved to

    Miltenberg as a  "director" it was a private school.

    Oldenburg archives said: No KLK to Oldenburger citizen between 1916/18.

    But as i know in other cases - not all data is complete or missing "in time".

    I have a note in a newspaper, that he got the KLK in late 1918 - unmittelbar vor dem Zusammenbruch and thats

    a reason, why the "Genehmigung zur Annahme" (da nichtoldenburgische Auszeichnung) is missing. Zwischen

    Antrag und Genehmigung vergingen zumeist mehrere Wochen im Staatsminsterium  (weiß ich von Badischen und Württembergischen Archivbeständen). Ende Nov. 1918

    erklärte der Großherzog in den "Medien" das er nicht mehr befugt wäre, jegliche Dekorationen

    zu vergeben, bzw. zu genehmigen.

    The owner of my bar was definitely an Oldenburger Landeskind.

  5. The Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe?

    Which year please, Dave?

    It would be perfect - because i also have the data, that he was awarded with IC non-combatant.

    The knight`s cross is a version between ca. 1900 - 1918.

    Ich denke, er könnte es für seine Aufgaben in der Kolonie Kamerun (er war dort zu Forschungszwecken und als Pflanzungsbeamter eingesetzt - zwischen 1897/99)  erhalten haben.





  6. Hi to all, i need more infos about the following person:


    Otto Thyen

    * 15.08.1866 Neuenburg /Oldenburg
    + 15.09.1921 Miltenberg

    He was Oberförster and in 1914 director of the Forst und Kolonialschule in Miltenberg / Bavaria. (i am not looking for the "consul" Thyen or the marine guy with the same name)

    geb. am 15. August 1866 in Neuenburg in Oldenburg; er besucht nach der Dorfschule das Gymnasium in Varel, macht die Förstereilehre in Friedeburg, Ostfriesland, studiert dann Forstwissenschaft in Eisenach und Münden, wird Forstverwalter in Pommern (Stargard, Mecklenb. um 1910) , Posen, Kamerun (Pflanzungsbeamter 1897-99) und Westpreußen, ist dann Oberförster in Monschau - Imgenbroich im Rheinland; er stirbt am 15. September 1921 in Miltenberg am Main.

    Zusatz: Er war 1913 noch in Monschau ansässig (Forst und Kolonialschule), kurz vor Kriegsbeginn 1914 zieht er wegen Differenzen ins nordbayerische Miltenberg am Main um.

    Dort Leiter der Forst und Kolonialschule gemeinsam mit Richard Deeken (bis dieser noch 1914 stirbt)

    What i need to know is: Did he get the Oldenburg House order knight 2nd class or 2nd class with silvered crown ("Ehrenritterkreuz") between ~ 1900 - 1918?



  7. Now i have the full data of the Staatsarchiv Stuttgart of the bavarian merit cross 1870/71

    (awarded to Wuerttemberg citizens)

    -I did a lot of research in the last days.

    The only persons, which could be possible candidats of my Schnalle are:

    -Wundarzt Menniken Stuttgart

    -Fabrikant Carl Vetter Stuttgart

    -praktischer Arzt Dr. ......... (i cannot read his name) Stuttgart

    -our known Dr. Carl (Karl) Fischer, born 1843 - may be died in around 1925

    -Feinbäcker Eustachius Mühlhäuser born 1834 Göppingen, married in Stuttgart 1860 - may be died in around 1920

    -Kaufmann und Agent Robert Vischer Stuttgart

    -Privatier Adolf Deyhle Stuttgart

    -Billetdruck der Eisenbahndirektion und Vorstand des Verpflegungsvereins Johannes Schwab, Stuttgart

    -Evangelischer Pfarrer Schmidt, Stuttgart, Schriftführer des Sanitätsvereins Stuttgart

    -Wieland Wilhelm, Privatier Stuttgart

    All other candidates were died bevor 1914 - or did earn other decorations (mostly prussian KO 3 or KO4 with red cross).

    Any more infos about the persons out there?


  8. Saxon styled Frackspangen (tuxedo bars) are not so easy to find in a combatants`s version. 

    For this shown piece on non-combatant ribbon  - it took nearly 10 years to find such a piece for my collection. 

    The IC is a KO (Klein & Quenzer) piece - the hindy cross is a G&S (Glaser & Son, Dresden/Saxony)

    I was happy to find that piece in a small Militaria shop in 2019.





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