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  1. The gartered star - I remember his MMThO being sold at Thies, does anyone know something about this star? If you prefer... Prinzen.
  2. Hi Paul. I hope that this finds you well. It's been a hell of a trip, hasn't it! Could you please post a picture of your star? Many thanks in advance, Wild Card
  3. Actually this is a very fine example. Sure, the suspension ring is a replacement, but it safe to say that well over half of these medals that still exist have replacement rings. The original iron claw and ring system just did not hold up over time - especially if the awardee spent a lot of time bouncing around on a horse. One has to wonder how many of these medals were lost over the years for that reason. This medal is in super fine condition with minimal, if any, wear (usually from excessive “cleaning” and polishing) or contact marks, which are not necessarily detrimental. Contact
  4. Hi Chet! According to the fantastic and just released book “Die Order und Ehrenzeichen des Herzogtums Braunschweig von 1696 bis 1918” by Stephan Schwarz, we find that von Rüdgisch was awarded the knight’s first class cross of the Order of Henry the Lion in 1899; and at that time he held the post of Major Cavallerie Instructteur der Türkischen Armee. Another piece of the picture. Best wishes, Wild Card
  5. May I present a little lady who has recently emerged from the shadows. She is a miniature of the Prussian Frauen-Verdienstkreuz which was founded on 22 October 1907. She must be quite rare because (1) not many of these decorations were awarded and (2) it seems that miniatures of women’s awards tend to be uncommon.
  6. Yes, thank you. I can tell you that I bought this bar along with it’s matching miniatures from George Seymour over twenty years ago; and up to that point George and Rick Lundstrom had made every effort to identify the recipient, sadly without success.
  7. Hey Claudio! Fantastic work by your brother, my congratulations to him. With regard to General Heye’s awards, you might find this interesting. Best wishes to you both, Wild Card
  8. Gentlemen, With regard to the noncombat medal on the combat ribbon, here is another example (actually a double dipper) which I believe I have posted some years ago. Regards, Wild Card
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