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    Lower Saxony, Germany
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    Medal collector. Ex: Royal Naval Reserve. 2005 - present: German Red Cross (Suchdienst - Tracing Service)

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  1. I'm intrigued to know why there is a George V 'KINGS MEDAL' (London County Council School Attendance Medal) in this group.
  2. Great stuff. I don't know why but I have a soft spot for the Brunswick War Merit Cross.
  3. Would agree with Alex K. Both look fine. The Cross on the left looks to be a 1939-45 production piece.
  4. Just to add. Bronze and Gold versions of the above are also encountered.
  5. Just expand on Andreas' post. Another reference affectively states that; from 1916 further examples of this medal were produced in gold plated silver (bronze being needed for the war effort) 'Die nachfolgenden Exemplare waren – wohl aus Materialproblemen (ab 1916 durfte kriegsbedingt keine Bronze mehr verwendet werden) – Silbervergoldet (950er Silber) hergestellt'. Werner Heinz und K. P. Christian Spath: Die Rote-Kreuz-Medaille des Großherzogtums Oldenburg unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Verleihungen im Fürstentum Birkenfeld. In: Orden und Ehrenzeichen, 15. Jg., Nr. 85, Juni 2013, Seite 156. With regard to the book recommended by Andreas: (Friedhelm Beyreiß: Der Hausorden und die tragbaren Ehrenzeichen des Großherzogtum Oldenburg 1813-1918. Militair-Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. Norderstedt 1997). The information re: number of awards given, should be treated with some caution.* * Werner Heinz, K. P. Christian Spath: Die Rote-Kreuz-Medaille des Großherzogtums Oldenburg unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Verleihungen im Fürstentum Birkenfeld. In: Orden und Ehrenzeichen. 15. Jg., Nr. 85, Juni 2013. This reference indicates up to 450 awards. To cut a long story short: Early pieces were goldplated/gilded bronze. Post 1916 examples goldplated/gilded 950 silver. Up to 450 awards could have been made. Cheers Paul H.
  6. Another reference states: 'Die nachfolgenden Exemplare waren – wohl aus Materialproblemen (ab 1916 durfte kriegsbedingt keine Bronze mehr verwendet werden) – Silbervergoldet (950er Silber) hergestellt'.[1]
  7. Hi Andreas, thanks for the reference. For the benefit of myself and others interested in this rare award, could you please briefly say what is not correct with the information above. Many thanks Paul H.
  8. According to the sources I've been looking at, the Oldenburg firm of Knauer delivered only 50 examples of this medal. From this, 18 pieces were awarded between 22nd January 1908 and 22nd October 1918. 16 of which were to women and 2 to men. It would seem the first issues were in silver (950) the rest bronze. For further information see below: https://www.kuenker.de/de/archiv/stueck/84366 https://www.trave-militaria.de/archiv/1035-oldenburg-rot-kreuz-medaille-im-originaletui-nur-18-verleihungen.htm https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/oldenburg-rote-kreuz-medaille-1907.html Regards Paul H.
  9. Didn't know this was a quiz but here we go: All the ships were involved in the Battle of Jutland as '1st Scouting Group'. With the exception of SMS Luetzow (Lützow), the other ships survived the encounter but were scuttled at Scapa Flow and later salvaged.
  10. See link: http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/militaria/navaluniforms.htm
  11. Not sure if Ribbon Bars and Miniature Medals were ever sactioned for the Bayerische Sport- Leistungs-Abzeichen. As the Badges are no longer awarded, I'm sure it is pretty academic. Here are a couple of examples that have been available on e-Bay Germany for a few years now:
  12. 5th picture shows an Austrian Police cap badge. Link here: http://www.germaniainternational.com/police3.html
  13. That is very nice Uwe. I much prefer the 'Traditional/formal' style award certificate to the 'Modern' type. Here's mine: (The Badges are shown above as 'The final version').
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