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VtwinVince

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  1. Here is a little bar that is visiting right now. Apparently it is very rare to find a Prussian VK awarded to a Bavarian.
  2. I guess I'm hijacking my own thread, but here is a nice bar with another Romanian award.
  3. Excellent, and quite a family connection. My 3x great grandfather was also involved in the conflict, but on the Prussian side. I once had dinner with an old family friend, and saw a portrait of a Napoleonic officer on his wall. It turned out he was a direct descendant of Marshal Graf Barclay de Tolly.
  4. Someone on another forum wanted to see this bar, which I've had for many years. I thought members here might also like it.
  5. Hi Rob, Great items, I love documentation relating to the Napoleonic period. I don't think people realise how much of the Grande Armee was composed of German contingents. One of my ancestors died in Russia whilst fighting with a Saxon unit. Your guy was extremely lucky.
  6. Hi Roman, Beautiful orders with interesting history, as usual. I particularly like the minis, the Eagle is not something you see every day.
  7. Agreed, the forums are now full of people looking to abuse the talents of others for profit. This is why Rick started charging a flat rate for his research capabilities back in the day.
  8. Hi Peter, It is amazing the number of spurious, engraved items ostensibly to German aviators that have flooded the market in recent years. Most of these come from eastern Europe, and some are very convincing.
  9. Hi Peter, Having collected German orders for some 45 years, I can honestly say that engraved EK1's are a veritable minefield. I have only two in my collection right now, and I've only ever owned one to an aviator that was absolutely correct. I don't like the style of engraving of your cross, period engraving was usually in a cursive script. And no self-respecting German would leave an Umlaut out, just wasn't done. In addition, I'm always very suspicious of crosses or aviator badges engraved with the names of famous pilots, as they are invariably fake. I think the cross itself is a good p
  10. Hey, if people make political statements, don't try and stifle what I would say is an appropriate response.
  11. Es gibt leider keine echte deutsche Einheit mehr. Seit 1945 ist Deutschland besetztes Gebiet, und die 15 Millionen Fluechtlinge hatten bei der 'Wiedervereinigung' nichts zu sagen!
  12. Need pictures, as noted above fabric stars were the norm until the middle of the century.
  13. You sure that's a Centenar in second position? Looks to me like it might be the Russian Red Cross Medal, which would make sense in conjunction with the St. Stanislaus for 1905.
  14. Pretty ridiculous, the way brave German officers were treated for having 'Jewish blood'. My grandfather quit his government job under pressure to divorce my grandmother, who was part Jewish.
  15. This just gets better and better. Great group of documents. Notice that he is referred to as a Rittergutsbesitzer und Kammerherr on the RAO3mdSuSaR document.
  16. Very nice Steckkreuz. I'm still kicking myself that I missed Bronsart von Schellendorf's cross without swords some years ago.
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