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  1. Pierce, I will. Are there any other sources besides the ranklist to check? Andreas, the Verdienstmedaille is also something to check. It is one of the orders in the 1925 ranklist so I will also check the ranklist for this combo. Good suggestions
  2. Dear all, I have this ribbon bar with an MMJO, which came from Zeige some time ago. I haven been looking for this recipient ever since. I recently picked up a copy of the 1925 Ranklist. Assuming the golden eagles represent continuous service since 1918 and ribbon 4 represents the OM3K (Militärverdienstkreuz mit Kriegsdekoration ), I figured our guy could and should be found in the 1925 ranklist. After going through the 1925 ranklist -twice- I found two names with the exact combination (BMJ3/BM4x/OM3K): Ritter von Thoma Ritter von Weber My most important questions would be, are my assumptions correct and could I have missed anyone? Best, Peter
  3. Dear all, With the kind help from Daniel Krause and Paul Chepurko this bar has been identified to be from Generalleutnant Heinrich Schëuch (Charakter als General der Infanterie). His bio and promotions can be found here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Schëuch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Scheuch He can be found in the 1914 rank list on page 8 as Director of the central department (Zentral-Departement) of the War Ministry. He was one of the last ministers of war of Prussia. In the attachment his 1914 rank list entry. I'm not yet proficiant in this but I'll give it a try - these are the orders from his 1914 rank list entry (please correct me if I'm incorrect or add info if/where necessary): - Prussia Red eagle order 3rd class with bow and crown - Prussia Crownorder 3rd class - Prussia Long service cross - Baden Order of Berthold 3rd class (BBi.3) - Baden Zahringer lion 3rd class with oakleaves (BZ3bmE) - Bavaria Order of Michael 3rd class (BM3) - Bavaria Military merit cross 3rd class (BMV3) - Lippe House order 2nd class (LDH2) - Mecklenburg Order of the Griffin 2nd class (MG2b) - Saxon Order of Albrecht 3rd class (SA3) - Wurttemberg Order of the Crown 2nd class (WK2c) - Bulgaria Order of Alexander 3rd class (BA3) - Japan Order of the sacred treasure 3rd class (JZ3) (Orden des Heiligen Schatzes - Zuihosho) - Austria Order of the Iron Crown 2nd class (OEK2) - Romania Star of Romania 3rd class (RumSt3) - Sweden Order of the Sword 2nd class (SS2b) There must be reasons why some of these do not show up on this post-1918 ribbon bar: - The Red Eagle order is not on this bar; was it upgraded to a cross to be worn around the neck? And hence is not showing on this bar? - Was the Crown order upgraded with swords? - Either the Order of Berthold or the Lippe House order was a cross, not a medal (one of these is not on this bar). Can anyone confirm? - Was the order of the griffin an officers cross? - Was the order of Albrecht upgraded with swords? - Was teh Wurttemberg Order of the Crown upgraded with swords? Please add information if available. Best, Peter
  4. Wow, that is one amazing project to work on, congrats on finding all the pieces I love the color overview of all the different medals, thanks for sharing
  5. Gentlemen, These are beautifull items that have been posted. I'm more of a ribbon bar and insignia person, although my most favorite object actually does not really fit these categories. This buttonhole piece is actually my most favorite object. It represents one of the higher classes of a red eagle order as indicated by the oakleaves (and indicating prior receipt of the next lower class), and the swords and black and white ribbon for war merit. I aso use it as my avatar 😁 Would like to see more of these, I don't see these so often. Best, Peter
  6. Dave, thanks for taking the time and energy. That is very cool I will keep the chain and the bars seperate. Regards. Peter
  7. Hi all. Received this set yesterday. Interesting combination of awards. Ribbon number 7 is the 1899 Saxe Coburg commemorative Medal for the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Duke Alfred and Duchess Maria. The round silver medal on the chain is the Duke Ernst medal for Arts and Science, ca. 1889 - 1896. On the back it says “princeps musarum sacerdos” or “the muses are the sacred rulers”. Since the Order of Civil Merit and the Duke Ernst medal are on the chain, but not on the bars, would these have been worn around the neck? According to the auction, this set belonged to a member of IR 95. No extra information came with this set so I can't verify. Thanks. Peter
  8. Dear all, Thanks for your feedback. Any ideas where to look for this guy? Maybe among the border guard generals? I did already a check on the border guard generals and was able to eliminate all but three: Leonhardt, Karl Thieme, Heinz-Ottomar Wilhelm, Karl Regards, Peter
  9. Hi all, I picked up this spange at the last Loesch auktion. Any opinions on this one? Most important question would be; is it time period? I'm gonna be honest, DDR is not my expertise so I'm out of my league here.... Thanks and regards, Peter
  10. Does the clasp on the 11th ribbon say 1897? If so, it looks like the Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal of 1897 with gold clasp to royal family members. See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria_Diamond_Jubilee_Medal
  11. Hi Daniel, That would be cool there is not much to go on though. I reckon it would require a process of elimination based on what is and what isn't there - and all the bearers (around '38/'39) with this combination would have to be known... Best regards. Peter
  12. Thanks. Unfortunately no names. Also, I believe the combinations are common, so it would come down to photographic evidence for identification
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