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  1. Nice and highly desirable awards. Have you done research to see the recipients of each of the Blood orders? Hopefully, your collection was obtained earlier that the 2000, I would imagine that the price for the Blood orders would be several thousands of dollars now. Quite impressive. Very jealous. Thanks for sharing. Best Regards JustinG
  2. Hi Don, Good question about the color of the bands. Gold Script: Seemännisches (Deck Related personnel) Silver Script: Schiffstechnisches Technical (engineering) Administrative Red Script: Schiffsjungen (Cadets) Metal thread was used. Cotton thread was introduced in early 1917 so Yellow Cotton for gold and white cotton for silver. S.M.S. is Seiner Majestäts Schiff (German for His Majesty ship) K.u.K. (Austrian) Kaiserliche und Königliche There is a quick breakdown of some important tally information.
  3. Here is a grouping of Mützenbänder from the Battle of Jutland. SMS Elbing SMS Frankfurt SMS hamburg SMS Hessen SMS Regensburg SMS Pillau SMS Stuttgart
  4. Bernd, Deepest thanks and sympathies are extended to you during this difficult time. It is with gratitude that there is such a great resource for Mützenband enthusiasts like myself. I am sorry for the difficulties that you faced during this last project. Thank you ever so much and sympathies to you during your loss. JustinG Es ist mit tiefster Sympathie und vielen Dank für Ihren unglaublichen Beitrag zu diesem Sammelgebiet
  5. I have been looking into this very thing as well. These have caught my eye. I am considering this as a solution. Might want to check it out. Seems also like a good way for sellers and militaria shows to transport wares to and from events. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Look-Sammelkoffer-Gigant-RED-MIX-Militaria-10-Tableaus-102-Facher-fur-Orden/274305694519?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144 Best Regards, JustinG
  6. Like others, I am surprised how long this topic existed before I checked it out. Very interesting things. I feel like many of the awards issued during WW1 were still awarded with a huge dose of birth elitism. Where a common enlisted person could perform a truly heroic act and receive maybe a citation or a different class award vs a field or administrative officer (nobleman) who didn't do much of anything could be issued a high award. With regards to war crimes and actions deserving of those trials: It is troubling to think of how people justify their actions and how those actions get
  7. Kreuzer Prinz Eugen tallies don't come up too often.  You really need to pay attention to the reverse construction.  The alternating stitching pattern on the reverse is what helps determine if this is a good piece vs. a post war reproduction.  Pay attention to that and keep a look out.

    Best Regards,

    JustinG

  8. Here are some new additions. Batch 2. I realize that there are duplicates. But they are duplicates in my collection. That's right, I have duplicates. 😎
  9. These tradition badges are flooding the markets. As many of these were made rather crudely, and with resources out there showing designs of these, anyone with a smattering of metal and art can create a piece like this and state the "provenance". They are probably the easiest item for someone to create and pass off as "original". Many in the collecting world know this and will always with skepticism treat these as post war created replicas. You might never get your money back. If you are happy with the item, then that is what is important. Don't invest because you think it will ap
  10. I did a bit of research and there are two different designs for the RAO. However, I am stuck trying to figure out when the change occurred for the eagle design. Can anyone help me? Best Regards, JustinG
  11. I find it interesting that the first one shown (Started the thread) (JBFloyd) seems to have a Brandenburg eagle appearance. This is not seen on other examples of the RAO. At least in my experience. The stamping J.Godet looks a bit strange in my humble opinion as well. Best Regards and Merry Christmas chaps. JustinG
  12. Well, I have three Prinz Eugen tallies. I picked up a lovely tellermütze recently. It doesn't have the national cockade or the eagle as this was a hat that was used during the war and also post war, from the crew that helped sail the Kriegsmarine Prinz Eugen to become the USS Prinz Eugen. Here is my Tellermütze
  13. Greetings, Here is a photo postcard showing the wappen for the Torpedoboot Grief (Griffin) My guess is exactly what Simi, said, that it would most likely be from the Mine layer Drache. I haven't seen the Gustav Becker markings on any foreign (Non-German) ships. (but that is not saying too much for someone in the field for only a decade or so. Nice piece though. JustinG
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