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  1. 9 hours ago, 922F said:

    Persons associated with the late Prince Ernst August of Lippe's Society of the Rose, the San Luigi Orders, the Order of St. Lazarus in the U.S.A., the Royal Yugoslav Order of St. John, and comparable organizations wore similar crosses in the 1970's-80's.  I do not recall the exact format--the eagle may have had two heads then?  Do not recall the name of the troupe that used this particular cross or post-2000 images of individuals wearing it.  Photos appearing in publications issued by the above named entities and the Augustan Society  [do not have at hand now] illustrate this item and an analogous neck cross as worn at comradely events. This perhaps suggests that the insignia represents membership in a 'private' society.  Some such groups choose Insignia quite similar to state decorations...   

    A Royal Yugoslav badge eagle must double headed be

  2. Hello ,the badge shows what appears to be the Key simbolic of the Hanseatic City of Bremen Bremerschlussel if so it must be upwards . the triangular flag is in the White and Red of the Hanseatic Cities . I dont know what means the  S W V on the lower part . Certainly is not a Imperial badge , The three Cities were three free Cities federated into the Empire but with a President of the Senate or a Mayor at the Head of the State and not a Prince or Duke 

  3. filfoster ,My pleasure ! Indeed ,the French Generals Kepis of  1914 were all beautifully embroidered ,rich embroidery with two types of thread one the simple golden and the other the so called canetille that was a yellow silk thread with a very thin gold wire coiled over. and these canetille wire was of real gold wire 12 or 14 carat . the simpler thread usually was cotton covered with some form of gilding . normally this is the bright and the canetille the dull . Enfin as the Frenchs use to say , they are niece pieces that costed high in their times but according to some experts today will be very very expensive . Kind regards 

  4. Hello filfoster , there were a standard pattern but only regarding the width of each type of embroidery . and naturally the motif but existed those subtle differences that you observed . dont forget also that the French Army enters in WW1 wearing by the officers including Generals ,two Types of Kepi , the rather small Polo and the called Foulard , the last the preferred by the Generals . If you looks a Generals kepi of the type polo ,the embroidery appears more tight if is possible to say so. on a kepi folulard the embroidery looks more spread ,

  5. The man on the photo is a Leutnant of the Luftwaffe WW2 era , the collar patch bears the rank . silver cord piping for officers , two oak leaves for company officers and one wings for Leutnant . on the shoulders the company officers Shoulder boards in aluminium silver with no pip ,corresponding to a leutnant . I guess that your Grossvater served in Luftwaffe but not as a Flyer 

  6. Graham , respect to the silver Gallipoli star ,in the year 1993 i saw one similar in Lyon France .It was not in a Militaria seller ,it was a Currency Exchange house which sells too Silver objects and gold bullion . the absence of other mark apart the 950 was curious , the seller ventured a Vienese manufacture . the Price ,125 Us dollars .I dont buy it because I was travelling to Italy and later to Austria and Budapest and I expected to find more options 

  7. It makes sense . Grosspapa. Ian : looking the photo I note that the Grosspapa wears what appears to be a Dragoon Oberstleutnant uniform . Light blue with regimental colour collar ,one row of plain buttons and the left shoulder gold and black Achselschlinge of the Cavalry

  8. 11 hours ago, laurentius said:

    Dear fellow collectors,

    When doing some research I came across the title Fürst and the title Prinz, which in English is translated into prince (Fürstlicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern/ Princely House Order of Hohenzollern). However, in Germany there are Fürsten (Fürst zu Bentheim und Steinfurt) and Prinzen (Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein). Although these titles are translated to the same rank in English, are these ranks essentially the same? What makes them different and what was the different standing of the Fürsten and the Prinzen?

    And the follow-up question, is the Dutch rank of Vorst equal to the German rank of Fürst?

    Kind regards and thanks in advance, Laurentius

    The late consort of Queen Juliana , Bernhard was Prins and not Vorst . but his father Bernhard van Lippe Biesterfeld was Vorst ;Furst :

  9. Gentlemen , When WW1 began some officers wear plain collar patches on the collar of the 1907 1910 Fielduniform . General Staff officers ,carmine plain patches, Medical officers ,dark blue plain patches piped red , Juridical officers ,light blue piped red and Paymasters officers ,dark blue piped white . finally Veterinarians wear plain crimson patches . and crimson piping of the SBs . but never i noticed about Infantry or  field or foot artillery wearing plain collar patches with 1907 1910 field uniform . probably the Painter embellished the uniform of his client , and not all the Artists know necessary much about uniforms 

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