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lilnuke

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  1. Mein Großvater. Could anyone enlighten me on what the collar insignia means? I know is that he was conscripted and sent to North Africa, where he was captured by the British and turned over to the Americans. He has an EK1 and can I correctly assume an EK2, or was the awarding criteria different for WWII?
  2. I always love these threads, always some very interesting pieces come out. I have a couple of personal favorites, not sure which I like more. Both were the most difficult for me to find, so they hold about equal weight.
  3. I recently received a couple of awards for my small Hohenzollern collection for everyones review. I know the Hausorden von Hohensollern Ehrenkreze 3. klasse mit krone und schwerten was awarded approximately 144 times in WW 1, but I was not sure about the Hausorden von Hohensollern Ehrenkreze 3. klasse mit schwerten. I know they were authorized from about the time of the 1866 war but I see them very infrequently and wondered if someone had a tally from the lists?
  4. Thank you for the nice comments, it is a bar that has been in the family for a long time. Claudio, I would show the back, but it has been mounted in a display for a number of years.
  5. I saw the one you mention for sale which got me to thinking. I still have no idea what mine is actually for, but it was sewn onto something. Definitely good information here.
  6. So I was digging through some of the items I have about and came across this. It appears to be a 1. Garde zu Fuss crest with a couple of attachment points. Could it be a an officer's pickelhaube emblem?
  7. That would be your favorite Chris, the 1. Garde Regiment zu Fuss.. Dated 1883
  8. I managed to acquire a fair amount of items from a family estate. Thought I would share one of the items from the group. I have seen them before but not sure what they are called. A silver Grenadiermütze for the departure, most likely transfer, of Oberstlieutenant Graf zu Rantzau from the Garde Regiment.
  9. Very much a beginner when it comes to this kind of research. I was looking to find more information on the 1. Garde - Regiment zu Fuss after the start of WW1. I was hoping that someone could point me in a direction that might lead me to some more information or literature. I really have no idea where to start looking for this kind of stuff.
  10. Yes, I have his full medal bar and documents for most of the decorations. What I had been missing was the physical EK1, which I finally located. I believe I have a couple of picture from East Africa as well. Will have to dig them up and scan them.
  11. Finally located his 1914 EK1 in the most unlikely location. Found this one to be somewhat unique with the concave shape. A young Schön
  12. Esteemed colleagues, I have been looking for an 1870 EK2 to add to my collection for a while. As I do not see them often, I came across this piece and was looking for opinions on authenticity prior to purchasing. To me it appears a little to crisp and the numerals don't look quite right. Granted, my knowledge level is pretty low. Any help appreciated.
  13. Still doing my research, but I am a little stuck with this one. I am trying to identify the circled award which is listed as a MWK3 per the ranklist. Which award is it? I suspect Knight or a merit cross, but to new to know. Thank you for any assistance. Order of the Wendish Crown is listed has having four classes: Grand Cross Grand Commander Commander Knight It can also be awarded in gold or silver merit crosses.
  14. Thanks everyone. I have thanked my mother for everything she has found in some old boxes. I keep wondering what else she may run across next.
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