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  1. That's a good question. I think it was an unofficial practice and often involved not only recipients of orders, but officers who, for instance, were getting married and perhaps needed a little financial help. I have a letter from FWIII of Prussia to a Leutnant, giving him a stipend to help his marriage.
  2. Thanks, my sewing skills aren't great. I'm pretty convinced that it should be a peacetime HOH instead of a HEK, judging from the impressions in the ribbon, and the precedence would be right with a Prussian decoration.
  3. So this is the current version. Clearly the RAO had a crown, so I'm assuming it was a fourth class. I'm speculating on the KO3, and clearly the HEK is not a match, since there is the outline of a crown impressed into the ribbon, and the precedence doesn't seem right, so I'm thinking maybe a peacetime HOH?
  4. I will get a photo up when I'm back from holiday. I'm now leaning towards a peacetime HOH, not a Hohenzollern EK.
  5. Scott, if you're still looking I have a very interesting post-1938 bar you might like.
  6. I've put an RAO4mK, KO3 and a Hohenzollern Ehrenkreuz on it, all fit perfectly except the Hohenzollern definitely had a crown, you can see the impression in the ribbon.
  7. Aha, I didn't know if was an ex-Seymour piece. He did have very good taste in medal bars. I was lucky enough to get a couple from his collection shortly after he died.
  8. That's a really great Schnalle, Claudio, I especially like these with 'Foreigners' on them, and to a member of this famous family is even better. But I'm confused, this is not a Godet bar, so you should send it to me....
  9. Nice bar . These semi-official awards were given out by many states, and you sometimes find them on military bars. This one used to be in my collection.
  10. Nope, these guys would have been stationed at the German mandate, and would have been involved in assisting Russian wounded. If anyone has a Rangliste for the Reichsmarine, maybe they could look up Drs. Doerr and Freyer, both Oberassistenzaertze who received the St. Stanislaus at Kiautschou and who might be the guy.
  11. Probably a naval medical officer, possibly stationed at Kiautschou during the 1905 war.
  12. Me neither. Don, maybe you could post those images from the latest Schott fakes on fleabay.
  13. Hi Igor, Yes, Stanislaus 3rd Class without swords. Apparently this guy could have been a Beamter based at Kiautschou who was involved in helping Russian wounded.
  14. I posted this one in Imperial as well. I thought this guy must be a Navy medical officer who was involved in the Russo-Japanese War, hence the Red Cross Medal for 1905. If anyone of you Russia experts can help ID this guy, it would be appreciated.
  15. Thanks Scott. I actually can't find any German recipient of the Russian Red Cross Medal for 1904-05 in the award rolls. I suspect this guy was a medical officer attached to the Russian fleet.
  16. I thought this would be relatively easy to ID, with the Red Cross Medal for the Russo-Japanese War on it. No such luck, I've scoured the rolls and can't find a match. If anyone has any ideas, I'd like to hear them.

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    Medal bar consisting of Crown Order 4th Class by Friedlaender, War Aid Cross, NCO's Long Service Cross and Centenary Medal. Some wear to ribbons, but overall good condition, no damage to enamels. PS Sorry, I don't know how the images got rotated.


  18. Two seater crews would have both automatically qualified for the Ehrenbecher.
  19. Great collection Alan, but you're missing the 'first class' of the Anhalt Friedrich Kreuz, and where is the Oldenburg equivalent?
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