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  1. On this website are some illustrations that might help... http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gtp/
  2. There are some rare CDVs or cabinet cards that can reach very high prices. I wondered if there are any evidences that such photos are being faked? I don't mean wrong descriptions or maybe wrong text on the backside, but completely new made fakes.
  3. I recently acquired this photograph, I have some problems identifying all the medals. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. If you have only the highest classes what should you wear on your medal bar? ... I don't know how common it was (is?) in the UK to wear lower classes. George V did it as one can see in this thread discussed at the moment in the british section:
  5. Thanks for Your replies and book recommendation... I remember seeing some photographs of veterans from the grand armée in uniform but not a single german one (in uniform)
  6. I thought it could be a napoleonic veteran on a gatharing in 1851 (year written on backside)... the second picture you posted is easier to make out as an reenactor. The genuine photo is taken later and shows a contemporary Leib Husar (not an old veteran or reenactor). Are there any known definitely genuine pictures of napoleonic veterans wearing their old uniforms... ?
  7. anyone else observed this ebay offer? Incredible details in it... https://www.ebay.at/itm/Foto-Leib-Husar-Offizier-Danzig-1851-Pelzmutze-Totenkopf-Leibhusaren-RARE/254698553127?hash=item3b4d377f27:g:8sgAAOSwMX1fQ~EO
  8. I am 95% sure it is "Großpapa", I am in my twenties and feel the same, I had to learn it myself...would be nice if at least it would be learned during art class.
  9. The "o" can be open on top if not done neatly
  10. Well written, with saying the system is complicated, i did not mean it is anyhow "better" than any other one. I rather wanted to point out it is more inconsistent, with more irregularities.
  11. Additionally to mention: Reichsfreiherr was never an official title. It was just used, as stated above, by houses lifted into the Freiherrenstand during the HRR, cause it was more prestigious than a later title. Officially they are also just Freiherrn. You can also use the term Reichsfreiherrn when you talk about the group of Freiherrn which held a reichsunmittelbares (imperial immediate) territory (analog to Reichsfürsten, Reichsgrafen and Reichsritter) if you wish to distinguish them from the immediate imperial knights without the title Freiherr.
  12. I think fürstliche Häuser (princely houses) with "princes" as family members, despite the head are only those houses which held a "reichsunmittelbares" territory in the holy roman empire (which was more or less a sovereign state with only the emperor above him, who had only limited power over these territories)or stayed sovereign (Fürst von Lippe etc.). I think later created titular "Fürsten" (Britain for example has despite the prince of wales (?), Duchy of Cornwall(?) only titular titles?) aren't existing with family descendent as princes. I would be happy to hear of a counter example.
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