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    Awards and decorations from the German states and the decorations of WW1

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  1. I'm not one for boxes of documents. I'd never take a tattoo, but if I did it would most likely be the Brad Pitt quote ''What's in the box?" But, given the circumstances and the rarity of the MVK1 in all it's classes, I understand your joy. Kind regards, Laurentius
  2. Dear Maxblue, I know that reason, it is sheer beauty due to good craftsmenship and design. Common with silver-gilt and gold pieces. Silver-gilt is cheaper, and therefore often a bit thicker. Gold is more valuable but I personally prefer the silver-gilt pieces, they are a bit more weighty whereas gold pieces almost always feel light. Kind regards, Laurentius
  3. Dear Deutschritter, thank you for your responses, I wonder though, is the man with the helmet in the second picture Von Leeb? The facial characteristics seem off from the side. Kind regards, Laurentius
  4. Dear fellow collectors, I was wondering if it was possible to find out whether Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb received the Heeresbergführer-abzeichen? Given his advanced age I wasn't sure if he received it. All help is appreciated. Kind regards, Laurentius
  5. The second cross looks a bit like the Dutch Military Order Of William. A white enamelled cross, balls on the end of the cross arms and something in the centre which looks to be a piece of flint and steel. There also seems to be a crown, sadly obstructed by the first cross. Kind regards, Laurentius
  6. Dear 03fahnen, I read your message and I'm astounded by the sheer amount of information. I don't know how to thank you. Your help is most appreciated. Kind regards and thanks again, Laurentius
  7. The centre seems to be enamelled so it could also be a 1st class cross, have you tried that?
  8. Dear Oscar, If it's currently on sale it won't be identified, we don't want the hard work of forum members to go into the pockets of ebaysellers. Kind regards, Laurentius
  9. A very nice portrait ArHo, you don't often see the Ernst August-Orden, especially on someone so young. He's also wearing his Langensalza-medal wrong, this would make a fine addition to the Mistakes in Wear-thread. Kind regards, Laurentius
  10. I hope I didn't give the impression that these collectors I was referering to were trolls, but rather collectors who keep to theirselves and don't want to share. I agree, we should be happy to be joined by a knowledgeable collector, especially since the fora become less and less active.
  11. Although some collectors might be surprised that such a source of knowledge might have gone on some time before being noticed here at the forum, it would be wise to consider that there are many collectors like that. Sadly enough there are people who buy from auctionhouses and read reference-material and literature and for them, that's it. No contact whatsoever with collectors, perhaps apart from strolling around the forums every once in a while, without saying anything ofcourse. Rather spooky, an excellent subject for this time of year with halloween so closeby. Not to suggest ofcourse th
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