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  1. His rank was "Landsturm-Jäger" which would be a private. In November 1917 the 3rd Kaiserjäger-Regiment was part of the Edelweiß-Division. Kindest Christian
  2. I have collected four examples of TKM-mounting: Henkelöse: regular models from 1798 until 1918 (in WW1 esp. for real gold medals) - they were not useful for mounting on a triangular ribbon Walzenöse: model mostly used before and in WW1 Kugelöse: mainly used in WW1 Ringöse: used from 1938 to 1945 Regards Christian
  3. Dear Elmar, I was sure that YOU will know the fact of faked chains but I wanted to tell it the others *lol*. Kindest Christian
  4. Gents, here another addition: starting in the 1920ties owners of the TKM could purchase real gold struck medals from uniform suppliers. Those were produced by the Austrian mint (Hauptmünzamt Wien) until the late 1970ties. I remember that "Uniform Dürbeck" in Wien IX, Berggasse, had a own price list for that. I can not provide pics of the different styles because I don´t collect medals. Maybe Elmar could? Regards Christian
  5. and: there were after WW1 produced medals for mounting on german-style bars from 1938 to 1945. They have a different style for attachment and ring. Regards Christian
  6. One collar was sold some years ago for 90.000 (incl. all) at Dorotheum Wien. It was gold. You have to be careful, there are semi-copies made from original parts combined with fake parts. They are of modern hungarian origin. They produce two collars out of one with casted elements. Kindest Christian
  7. Yep, your are right. The precedence was MVK, MVM, TKM, KTK, Hindenburg, Austrian commemorative medals (1914 - 1918, 1912-13), hungarian war medal, bulgarian war medal. Look at another example.... Kindest Christian
  8. Some remarks: Militärverdienstkreuz was just for officers. It must be a german officers bar. An austrian officer serving with fighting troops in WW1 would have owened a Militärverdienstmedaille Silber (in most cases) and Bronze in addition. And a Karl-Truppenkreuz. As you can see on the attached pic. Thats a very common type of bar with exeption of the "Kriegsmedaille 1873" which was quite rare in WW1. Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse was the lowest decoration which was awarded to foreign officers in WW1. They did not receive any Militärverdienstmedaille or Karl-Truppenkreuz. Kindest Christian
  9. Historical items have a starting price about 350,- €, as you can see here (and the difference in quality): https://www.dorotheum.com/auktionen/aktuelle-auktionen/kataloge/list-lots/auktion/12827-orden-und-auszeichnungen.html Christian
  10. I have never seen such a cheap and lousy copy. Maybe a Göde? Kindest Christian
  11. And an MVK III./KD 2nd time award. Just 77 awards in WW1 (k.u.k. Heer, k.k. Landwehr and k.u. Honved):
  12. Here a late war case for MVK III/KD/Schw. from Köchert, Wien: Here a nice example for a "Kleine Dekoration zum MVK II./KD/Schw. with luxury case and owners inscription on backside: And a "Kleine Dekoration zum MVK I./KD/Schw." And a MVK III./KD/Schw. three times awarded. Only 11 awards from 22.7.1918 to 1.10.1918 in the k.u.k. Armee, k.k. Landwehr and k.u. Honved!
  13. Only one award is known to Feldmarschallleutnant d.R. Karl Edler von Strasser, commander of the Militärakademie Wr. Neustadt on 19.12.1915 [PVBL. 215/1915] But Strasser already owned MVK III./KD therefore he would have worn an MVK II./KD III. Following the Personalverordnungsblatt für das k.u.k. Heer (Landwehr and Honved included) there were (minimum number) awards: MVK II./KD: 166 (until establishing the swords, some swords awarded later to them) MVK II./KD/Schw.: 147 (after establishing the swords) An interesting detail: GdK Fürst Schönburg-Hartenstein was awarded MVK II./KD on 20.4.1915 and MVK III./KD/Schw. on 1.9.1918. Therefore he would have worn MVK II./KD/ and "Schwerter niederen Grades" Not included: k.u.k. Kriegsmarine (if there were any?) and awards by Heller-Kommission after WW1. And very important: not included awards to foreigners (they were not published in PVBl.). Regards Christian Here a MVK II./KD/Schw. nied. Grades
  14. I maybe of interest: variant for ladies and case. Kindest Christian
  15. Köbe Karl (*29.11.1873 – 00.05.1944) KuK: 01.09.1894 Leutnant (FJB 22) 01.05.1914 Major [56] (FJB 16 beim TKJR 3) [PVBl. 19/1914] 07.10.1914 ern. zum Kommandanten des FJB 22 [PVBl. 69/1914] 24.12.1914 Orden der Eisernen Krone 3. Kl. mit KD [PVBl. 105/1914] 15.04.1915 Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Kl. mit KD [PVBl. 55/1915] 01.11.1915 Oberstleutnant [44] (FJB 22) [PVBl. 180/1915] 24.07.1916 Ritterkreuz des Leopoldordens mit KD [PVBl. 137/1916] 03.01.1918 Orden der Eisernen Krone 2. Kl. mit KD.X [PVBl. 6/1918] 01.11.1918 Oberst [84] (Kdt. FJB 22) [PVBl. 205/1918] ÖBH1: 01.05.1921 einget. beim IR 3 21.06.1921 ern. zum Kommandanten IR 3 01.09.1922 vers. zum 2. Brig.Kdo 16.06.1923 vers. zum 1. Brig.Kdo 01.08.1923 ern. zum Kommandanten der 1. Brigade 18.01.1924 Generalmajor d.R. (Titel) [VBl. 3/1925] 31.01.1924 Ruhestand [VBl. 3/1924] EKO.2.X, LO-R.X, EKO.3.X, MVK.3.X, MVK.3., SMVM.X (PVBl. 83/1918), BMVM.X (PVBl. 178/1915), BMVM, KTK, VerwM, JK1908, JM1898, RK preuß. Kr.O., preuß. EK2 (PVBl. 118/1915) Do you own the pic yourself? I would be interested in a good scan for my collection. Kindest Christian
  16. Frank Adolf Dr. (14.06.1901 – 12.09.1939) ÖBH1: Zugsführer 15.08.1929 Wachtmeister (HSch) [VBl. 10/1929] 01.10.1929 vers. zur InfFachSch [VBl. 15/1929] 15.08.1930 Leutnant [28] (AJR 9) [VBl. 10/1930] 01.09.1934 Oberleutnant [VBl. 20/1934] 26.03.1935 Silbernes Verdienstzeichen [VBl. 4/1935] 01.09.1935 vers. zum IR 11 (Bruck a.d. Mur) [VBl. 14/1935] 01.11.1937 vers. zum AJR 10 [PVBl. 13/1937] DWM: 14.03.1938 übern. als Hauptmann mit RDA 1.4.1937 [103] (Chef 2./Geb.Jäg.Reg. 137) 01.10.1939 Major [posthum] 12.09.1939 gefallen bei Borownica (PL) [1400] Silbernes Verdienstzeichen des österreichischen Verdienstordens, Dienstzeichen für zeitverpflichtete Soldaten 2. Kl.
  17. no, is not. We have tried for many times. His decorations are too common. Regards Christian
  18. I assume we see here "Bach-Husaren" - german speaking officials who served in the hungarian part of the austrian monarchy. You can google them.... Kindest Christian
  19. I could identify now: Otto Ritter von Berndt, 14.8.1914 Generalmajor (therefore not lisited as GSO), from Sept. 1916 Generalstabschef of 4th (!) army. Broucek, Ein General im Zwielicht, Vol. 1, p. 299. Regards Christian
  20. I would read it as: Ing. Hans Lisberg oder Lieberg. It´s quite interesting. His medals Show that he was Militärbeamter or civil serveant in the armed forces (40 years service medal) and that he was a Reserveoffizier who became quite well decorated in WW1. It´s an ebay-pic from richdaw - isn´t it? Regards Christian
  21. Hi Dave, are you sure all should be Austrians? I could find Bogun von Wa(n)genheim als preuß. Hauptmann in 1892. Bernds, Armeegeneralstabschef beim II. Armeekommando (I could not find him too) von Bogun, Generalstabsoberst beim II. Armeekommando (no find) Anber Erich, Rittm. im 1. Drag.Regiment, persönl. Adjutant des Korpskommandanten (no find) Roday Erich, Oberstabsarzt und Sanitätschef des 9. Korps (no find) I tried to find out in Haus-, Hof- und Staatshandbuch 1918, Landwehrschematismus 1913 and Schematismus für das k.u.k. Heer 1916. Bernds could be Berndt? There are listed some of them in S 16. When does the list date? Regards Christian
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