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  1. Servus Eric, is the front medallion made of gold? If it is not made of gold but is only gold-plated, the outer edge of the lower cross arm on the backside must be wider. Since the cross you are showing does not have a wider border, it can only be an original if the medallion is made of gold. The cross you are showing comes from the manufacturer Leser. The enamel seems good. In the appendix an MVK 1st class with swords for comparison. The last picture shows the widened edge of a reader's cross, which has a gold-plated front medallion. Such crosses were made from 1
  2. Hello Eric, I'm sorry, this is not an original. Originals were only made by Leser and Hemmerle and they are all very early productions of excellent quality. The front medallions were always made of gold, 3-part at Hemmerle, 1-part at Leser. Your piece is from the manufacturer Weiss and was subsequently upgraded. A total of 146 pieces were awarded, of which 138 were on war merit ribbon and 8 on war ribbon. MVKs 1st class with crown and swords have been imitated for many decades to the detriment of collectors. Loaned originals must always look like the pictures be
  3. So I thank you when I get information ..... For the price, which is MVK 2 X = 120 euros, EK 2 = 35 euros, Kyffhäuser = 10 euros, DA 9 = 20 euros, DA LW = 30 euros, clasp 50 euros, total 265 euros. The prices apply to Germany and can probably be achieved on ebay. More expensive at dealers.
  4. These stories reflect a simple and old Bavarian lifestyle, which unfortunately cannot be translated. greetings Walter
  5. 😀 Anyone who deals with the Bavarian Military Merit Medal 1870/71, of course, knows the daring story of Franz Dettenhofer from the 3rd Chevaulegers Regiment: It was about 5 o'clock now; the darkness that had already set in, intensified by a thick fog, made it difficult to see beyond 100 steps. Around 5:30 a.m., Chevauleger corporal Franz Dettenhofer from Vötting, Freising District Office, the 4th squadron of the 3rd Chevauleger Regiment, was ordered to investigate whether the last-mentioned battery was still in its previous position or not. He immediately rode with 11 men and
  6. At least the magazine is now online. Many thanks to Christophe and best regards from Bavaria Walter
  7. Hello Christophe, it is a pdf with 36 double pages and a size of 57 MB. I have already saved and compressed them into 3 parts. Nevertheless, I cannot set them here because the file is under 8 MB in size, but the system still says that they are too large. Walter
  8. Thank you, I have already put the link to it in the SDA. I would have just scanned the booklet but the file is too big to be set here. 😐
  9. No, the list does not include matrikelnumbers. The number at the end is the number under which the member of the MMJO is listed in this booklet. See above. The only published matriculation numbers known to me so far are in the Schrettinger. Unfortunately my English is not good and I have to rely on Google. I'll try it again: This booklet was published by the order in 1927 and distributed to the members. This includes all officers awarded the MMJO in alphabetical order with their deeds. Furthermore you can see the ranking within the individual classes. I attach the table o
  10. Servus Christophe, No. 108 in the list at Kaufmann is not the matriculation number but the serial number in this book where it is listed. Sh. Picture attached. Kaufmann had the RK with the number 24, that's correct. Many Greetings from Bavaria Walter The Max Joseph Order published this book (booklet) itself in 1927 and distributed it to its members. My copies are from the MMJO and PlM owner v. Haasy, retired major general and from Ritter von Grauvogl, whom I was allowed to collect personally from his grandson alongside a copy of the Schrettingers. Here a cheap photo
  11. Maybe a few comments on the subject. Ritter von Hopffer had the RK with the matriculation number 20. The references in Kramer do not refer to the matriculation number. Epp had the RK with the number 268 and not 286. The RK with the number 286 was awarded only once in 1814 to a Russian (Schrettinger S. 68, Rapatel, Nr. 10 at the RK). Order decorations of current members (i.e., status 1882) of the MMJO and their previous owners can be found in the Schrettinger on pages 74 - 77. The purpose of the matriculation numbers was for a member of the MMJO to find out who was allowed to wear this
  12. Here a copy again https://www.ebay.de/itm/Orden-Medaille-Bayern-Luitpold-Prinzregent-von-Bayern-Erinn-an-den-8-DEZ-1889/383568390281?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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