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Alan

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  1. Hi Guys,

    I would like to find out a little more about this award.

    I know these came marked with  designer O. Pech and sometimes with maker L. Chr. Lauer, Nürnberg 

    Is there away to tell the award types, ie were they always made from silver and marked silber 990, and the earlier types from the later?

    Why some have the makers name and some do not. I think Lauer was the sole maker but not positive.

    Many thanks

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  2. 14 hours ago, VtwinVince said:

    Great collection Alan, but you're missing the 'first class' of the Anhalt Friedrich Kreuz, and where is the Oldenburg equivalent?

    Hi Vince,

    Anhalt‘s Friedrich Kreuz is an unofficial award so doesn‘t count for me.

    11 hours ago, GreyC said:

    Hi,

    I am not familiar with these, but isn´t the Oldenburg cross the one next to the EKI on the left (from looking at it)?

    Best,

    GreyC

    Hi Grey,

    You are correct.

  3. 7 hours ago, seeheld said:

    Hi Alan,

    wow, you have a very nice collection already.

    Please be so kind and show us the silver and gold crosses from the Order of the Wendian Crown.

    Regards Seeheld

    Thank you Seeheld, here they are.

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    10 hours ago, laurentius said:

    Dear alan

    Although I am a collector of awards from the German States and awards from WW1 my mecklenburg collection is rather small, especially considering yours. The only thing from Mecklenburg I have is a nice ribbonbar with a Mecklenburg Military Merit Cross and a Mecklenburg service cross. I'll add a picture for you.

    Kind regards, Laurentius

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    Nice one. Like yourself I also collect the many German States, but have found it increasingly harder to find pieces. Is this something you have found also?

  4. 5 hours ago, seeheld said:

    Hi Alan,

    your Knight Cross is an original and nice one. The weight is in range. Don't worry.

    I have several crosses in my collection and the weights are between 22g - 26g. Only the ring for the ribbon should be also made from gold.

    Regards Seeheld

    Hi Seeheld,

    This information is a great help, thank you. Now I can set about getting the appropriate ring. Mfg Alan

     

     

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  5. Hello Guys,

    After seeing this Hausorden der Wendischen Krone Ritterkreuz recently I took the plunge and bought it. Having just  received it in the mail, It has left me with a couple of questions.

    Firstly it was sold to me as a Gold version, from the pics it is a bit hard to judge but after weighing it I think it is a little too heavy to be gold as I would have expected a weight of around 21g from the reference I have. What do you think Gold or Silver Vergoldet?

    Does any one have a Gold version they could weigh so that I might compare? Also I would have expected the ose to be gold but this one appears to be a replacement, would this be correct?

    Lastly were the  Knight's Crosses made from 333 (8Kt) 585 (14kt) or 750 (18kT) Gold? so that I might get the right replacement ose

    Any information would be gratefully received.

    Mfg.

    Alan

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  6. 8 hours ago, Solomon said:

    Hi Alan,

    I have no problem with the Kriegsehrenkreuz für heldenmütige Tat Lippe-Detmold.
    It´s a typical Zimmermann-piece, as it should look like.

    Regards
    Roman

    Thank you Roman for opinion and support much appreciated.

    I look forward to adding this zimmermann Lippe Kriegsehrenkreuz to my collection along with the Reuß Kriegsverdienstkreuz.

  7. Hi Guys,

    Anyone here who collects the various state pinbacks and who managed to catch Torsten Straube's update today would certainly have peaked many's interest, myself included.

    I would like to hear people's thoughts on these 3 pinbacks in particular.

    Lippe Kriegsehrenkreuz für heldenmütige Tat 1914 Steckkreuz - A good award piece by Zimmermann? Do you think the pin has been reattached?

    Reuß Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1915 Steckkreuz - An award piece? Possible maker?

    Sachsen-Altenburg Herzog Ernst Medaille mit Schwertern Steckkreuz - An award piece? Possible maker?

    Those who have you who have these nice awards already, I would love to hear your comparisons.

    Alan

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  8. 8 hours ago, tompress said:

    Unmarked crosses in this thread have at least three different needle mountings. Your seems to be same type as shown above by Homerjey.

    Here is mine, like this one posted by dond.

    regards
    Tomasz

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    I would have to agree with you it is like the type Homerjey posted and compared with my Mecklenburg Schwerin 1. Kl by Zimmermann I think it looks pretty good.

    I was also reading this older thread from 2008..

     

  9. 11 hours ago, tompress said:

    Hi,

    the pin seems to be a little different? (Zimmermann's needle is flat). Could you post a straight picture of the back?

    Another question: in the book by Henning Volle (Stiftungen und Erneurenungen von deutschen Ehrenzeichen im Ersten Weltkrieg, issued 2014) we cand find information, that Zimmermann took manufacturing of these crosses possibly no later than begining of 1918. So not all Zimmermann pieces are postwar.

    regards
    Tomasz

    Thank you Tomasz,

    These are the only pics I have at this time but I will ask for some more.

    Also thank you for the extra information.

    Regards

    Alan

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