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  1. That were some highly interesting posts - I learned a lot! To throw something in myself. The price the Generalordenskommission payed for a normal RAO4 was 9 Mark The price for the normal KO4 was 21 Mark So it was quite expensive in comparison with the RAO4
  2. Has anyone pictures of the flags in the St Louis Chapel, I couldn't find anyone... That is a very interesting text about the flag collection at the Zeughaus Berlin: https://www.flaggenkunde.de/veroeffentlichungen/11-45.htm
  3. Thanks for the answers. Yeah those collecting albums are pretty nice, I am going to get one. I am looking forward that someone decides to gather information for a new publication. Schöne Grüße!
  4. I recently went through allot of regimental histories and also the book "Geschichte der königlich preußischen Fahnen und Standarten seit dem Jahre 1807" and was wandering what happened to all these Fahnen. Is there any publication were it is written down which ones are lost (or no one knows were they are) and which ones are still there and were they are. It is very hard to find detailed photographs of the ones still existing, so if there are good books let me know.
  5. Sehr interessant, also ähnlich wie beim Schwarzen Adlerorden und dem Roten Adlerorden, gabs das noch bei anderen Kombinationen? Very interesting, so similar to the Black Eagle, Red Eagle Order, does this also exist with other combinations (other German states or also at non German order systems)?
  6. Thanks that perfectly answered my question! That's a very interesting topic, I have till know never recognized this, although I know some of the photographs You brought up as examples. Seems like this also was possible with the old uniform regarding the Plettenberg picture (does anyone know when this was taken? During Gorlice Tarnow before he received the PlM? Or did they just reuse an old picture of him for these postcards?)
  7. I am going to roughly translate this for the non german speakers: The grand masters cross: One - unfortunately today missing (would be interesting if someone could clarify this) - single-item is the grand masters cross, which separates itself from the other grand crosses through the ball shaped ends on the cross arms. This cross, that cause of the crown-form clearly is from the creating period, was given after the death of the former grand master to its successor. We know different photographs of king Friedrich August III. with this from him around the neck worn cross. In a writing of the war ministry to the orders chancellery fro the 14th October 1914 is in connection with the provision of the grand cross for the king written: "To the orders chancellery will be send out of the stocks of the order-collection the to H.M. the highly blessed king Albert awarded grand cross of Military Order of St. Henry. H.M. the king Friedrich August III. should occasionally (on) his travel into the field, from the highest-ranking general, be asked to wear the order." Exactly one week later, on the 21th October 1914, king Friedrich August III was asked in the field from the highest-ranking officer, at this time general von Kirchbach, in the name of the army, to lay on the grand cross of the Military Order of St. Henry. The king got through that the first grand cross bearer of the 1st world war. We assume that, that this cross not necessarily is identical to the grand masters cross, that the king already held ex officio when taking over the reign.
  8. Thank You all for your interesting posts! I found this picture of the so called "Großmeisterkreuz" (grand masters cross) : It is tagged: "Großmeisterkreuz des Militär-St. Heinrich-Ordens. Metall. Dresden: Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr in Dresden" (Grand masters cross of the Military Order of St. Henry. metal. Dresden: military historic museum of the Bundeswehr in Dresden)
  9. In this photograph Friedrich August III. is wearing what seems to be a grand cross badge around his neck. Was this just some sort of fashion done by him or was this legitimated through the statutes?
  10. I just have to share the beautiful set that was sold today. If I understood it correctly it went to a museum which is awesome. I hope we can find out where it went. Gustav von Alvensleben, preußischer General der Kavallerie à la suite der Armee was the first bearer of the chain and Emil Graf von Schlitz gen. von Görtz the second bearer. After he died the family bought it and his other prussian order insignias from the Genrealordenskomission for 952 Mark.
  11. A picture of the red eagle order grand cross with oak leave, crown, scepter and sword
  12. That's very interesting, I did not find anything either. Does anyone have more pictures of versions in "Brillanten", I only know the one from Wikipedia
  13. Thanks for further explanation, I personally would prefer the Bavarian approach... Overall the fact that it took so long that something above the EK1 was needed is again a reminder how much an EK1 for the low ranks actually was...
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