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Gary B

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  1. A beautiful bar. I wonder if any new information has come to light in the past 10 years on who the recipient might be. Gary B
  2. Yes it is in the upcoming Merenti auction. Provenance as discussed above. Thoughts? Gary B
  3. Seeking opinions on this 1813 EK1. Thanks in advance. Gary B
  4. Thanks for the reply. Normally on the plaques it is the recipient's name. Hopefully another will turn up or perhaps info from the original manufacturer of the ehrenpreis. Gary B
  5. Hi Alex, It is "ehrenpreis-like"....what it is is unknown. The dueling eagles are of the smaller variety (smaller than the ones found on the ehrenpreis. They are, IMO, the same size as the "dueling eagles" that Weitze sold a few years ago (not sure if you recall those - it was just a set of the smaller eagles)). Attached is a picture of the plaque. Gary B
  6. Bringing this back to the top again with another question....it was mentioned by someone that there was a Oblt z s Delius on the rank list. Could Delius have been assigned to a Zeppelin? Initial comments focused on/assumed he was a naval flying officer. His name does not appear on any list of known Pilots or Observers but if he was part of a Zeppelin crew, it might explain his rank (zur See), why he is not listed as a Pilot/Observer and the different ehrenpreis. Gary B
  7. I have the following engraved on a badge.... Schmalschläger s.l Hörmann z. Erg. an den verhängnisvollen Flug 16 x 16 My poor translation indicates it is to remember some sort of fateful flight. What is the s.l and z. Erg stand for? I have found 2 Schmalschläger and 2 Hörmann but can not link the 2 (if in fact I have the correct people) Thanks in advance. Gary B
  8. I have the following engraved on a badge.... Schmalschläger s.l Hörmann z. Erg. an den verhängnisvollen Flug 16 x 16 My poor translation indicates it is to remember some sort of fateful flight. What is the s.l and z. Erg stand for? I have found 2 Schmalschläger and 2 Hörmann but can not link the 2 (if in fact I have the correct people) Thanks in advance. Gary B
  9. This is the 1st model which is also known as the "scalloped edges" model. They sell for a premium to the later versions. Gary B
  10. Indeed it should look familiar : ) Good memory. Nice Danzig pieces! Gary B
  11. Thanks for the nice comment, Camelneck. It has been awhile since i posted on this thread or the GMIC. I should post some more bars to keep the thread going. Gary B
  12. Brad, Congratulations on another stunning uniform for your very focused collection! Gary B
  13. Wow, Brad! I did not realize you had so many Heer Pioneer uniforms/visors! Gary B
  14. MH, Very nice uniforms! One minor correction....officers were not authorized to wear marksmanship lanyards. Gary B
  15. HI Stormrider, Nice bars. Your Hindenburg Cross with the clips on the reverse is for mounting it to a larger multi place medal bar. Single parade mounts were made with these backing clips so they could be attached to a larger metal plate with corresponding slits and a pin back. The individually mounted medals were then mounted to this larger metal plate to create a large medal bar. I do not have a picture of one but it is similar to the ribbon bars of the same construction type. Gary B
  16. Nice sets. Good luck on finding a reserve pair of tabs, I have only seen one set (on the internet) in all the years I have been collecting them. Gary B
  17. Brad, Great progress! You don't really need that many more tabs to complete the series! Gary B
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