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  1. Hi, does anyone have numbers of how many FIRST CLASS PINBACK war merit crosses were awarded during WWI in each state? I notice some are much more costly than others. I bought two of these today, the Brunswick War Merit Cross 1 Class and the Oldenburg Friedrich August Cross 1 Class and wonder about those two, first off, as I am adding them to my inventory list. Thanks in advance for info.
  2. I have my payment en route for a jawless style lionhead Prussian officer sword which on a langet has the lances of a Lancer group. I always thought of the lancers as light cavalry but there are some other motifs on the sword hilt that show cannonballs. For instance, instead of a Pantherhead quillon it has a cannonball quillon. There is another scene on the hilt that displays cannons but NOT on the langets. They have the typical lancers logo. Is that contradictory? How do I tell the difference also between this and a Hussar sword? Also, as an aside, it has in scroll work boldly Eisenauer. that is in gothic style print. Does that mean that this is a Damascus blade? Is that implied
  3. thanks, I appreciate it I still like studying the following medal bar even though it is part military and part civil/diplomatic
  4. I have a still connected set that states: Albin Kuhlfedler Offenbach Kaiserstr. 63 13.9.77 1.K.Arm.B. 166 N. 314 can anyone shed light on this for me?
  5. I do also notice the mustache is not upturned like the Kaiser's style so this may have represented another field marshal? Kaiser Wilhelm even in young age had his mustache ends somewhat upturned unlike in this bronze depiction. The interesting thing is that it is detailed in every other manner so I do not think the mustache style is a "mistake."
  6. Another clue is the Order of the Black Eagle chain/collar. Does that help narrow it down to someone? Was that awarded to other field marshals too?? On the face of the round epaulette are three equidistant symbols that I cannot discern.
  7. If the Kaiser, it must have been a young Kaiser iteration. I say that because of the styling of the picklehaube but I am not sure. I wonder what period this might have been crafted in?
  8. This is on the way to me this week. 17 inches. I am thinking it may not be the young kaiser, rather, another field marshal. Any suggestions welcome. Also, how often do you see these?
  9. I wish I had a photo of it, but someone text messaged me with a photo of a St. Stanislas they have to sell that does NOT have the eagles between the cross arms. Who can tell me about this variety and what time period and relative value it has to a standard Stanislas? It has the cursive SS initials on both center disc sides. I have looked through my various reference books and cannot find any pictures of them, but KNOW I have seen examples here and there. Please inform. Also, should I be wary of fakes if this one was bought 30 years ago? Red enamel on one side and gold on the other.
  10. I was reading in my books that recipients of orders in Russia and in Austria were entitled to a stipend or pension annually under the old system and I started wondering if certain German states or other nations during the old imperial era also were accorded pensions that were coupled with selection for certain orders of decoration? With old Russia and perhaps Austria, there were front end entrance fees as well but at least they received monetary pensions for many years as part of their "award." David
  11. I was reading in my books that recipients of orders in Russia and in Austria were entitled to a stipend or pension annually under the old system and I started wondering if certain German states or other nations during the old imperial era also were accorded pensions that were coupled with selection for certain orders of decoration? With old Russia and perhaps Austria, there were front end entrance fees as well but at least they received monetary pensions for many years as part of their "award." David
  12. I was reading in my books that recipients of orders in Russia and in Austria were entitled to a stipend or pension annually under the old system and I started wondering if certain German states or other nations during the old imperial era also were accorded pensions that were coupled with selection for certain orders of decoration? With old Russia and perhaps Austria, there were front end entrance fees as well but at least they received monetary pensions for many years as part of their "award." David
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