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  1. I just want to add the twin to the shown mini-chain.... Conrad Trauthahn used to be "Gewerbeaufseher" (industry inspector) in Bielefeld.
  2. That was rather easy, as the Leopoldorden 3rd class was not often awarded. I´m pretty sure it belongs to Semjon Lipliawsky, Dr.med Prof., Head of the Russian Institute in Berlin, born in Wiatka, Russia on 24th April 1874. He got the Leopoldorden 3rd class Lippe-Detmold on 27th December 1912. At that time he didn´t have any other award (or he forgot to state them on his receipt). By the way, very nice miniature chain....:-)
  3. It looks like an inofficial award given by the regiment. The breast star is a Garde star. Gefreiter (private) Cohn served in the 3rd bataillon of the machine gun department of the 2nd Garde Reserve Regiment.
  4. Well, for the Waldeck order it won´t be an easy job due to the low numbers of combatant-awards worn at the neck. For the Schaumburg-order I luckily had an original ribbon in my collection, as it is the same for Lippe-Detmold. I would be more happy to get the award document, as this one would be unique. The family is still checking boxes and cartons for it. Regards Roman
  5. Just a small addition: According to the book about the orders of the principal Waldeck-Pyrmont, Hermann Dihle was the only person, who received the Waldeck house-order 2nd class at the combatant-ribbon (ribbon for "Militärpersonen") as a special honor!!! It´s really a pitty, that most likely the ribbons and the refering documents didn´t survive 🥺
  6. Hi gents, before these nice little fellows will leave me again, I want to show it you at least. All shown orders and some the information were coming directly from the family. Part I Orders of Konsistorialrat and President der Domänenkammer Waldeck-Arolsen Hermann Dihle Dihle was born 25th May 1873 and died on 3rd November 1944. Since 1913 he was working for the principal Waldeck-Pyrmont and he retired in 1929. The following two orders were received by him: - Friedrich-Bathildis medal 1915 Dihle received it on 10th August 1916 - Waldeck house-or
  7. Hehe, same for me, that´s why I gave this medalbar a new home among its Lippe-family. The most interesting part of the bar is the Lippe house-order. Officially this award (4th class with swords on the ring) could never been awarded, due to the construction of the statues it was impossible. Metze got this award, which was only produced five times, only, because the Prince ran at the end of October 1918 out of stock of the correct award (4th class Div. A with swords). Luckily I can proof this wired fact by some copies from the archives. Yes, I found somewhere online scans of
  8. Another small contribution from my side... It´s the medalbar of Friedrich Metze, director of the Artilleriewerkstatt Lippstadt.
  9. I don´t want to dissappoint you...but for me it doesn´t look like a LKEK, as the cross, we are looking for has a similar or smaller size like the IC 1st class next to it. The LKEK is bigger than a standard IC 1st class (see the attached picture auf my Fritz Kleinegees group from bataillon "Rohr"). For me the cross much more looks like a Wilhelm Ernst Kriegskreuz (war merit cross) or something similar. The were quite a few pilots who got this cross. Regards Roman
  10. He used to be Director of the Artillerie Werkstatt in Lippsatd (artillery factory). Is it 100 % sure, that the merit cross for home merit was only a civil award or was it also awarded for important war aid? Metze used to fight at the front at least in 1914, before he became director.
  11. The medalbar of Friedrich Metze I like most....of course the ultra rare house order with swords at the ring (unofficial awarded, because the house order with swords was not on stock) 😛
  12. I guess you are refering to the marked irregularities...I´m not sure about a red flag to be honest. Of course I checked my two crosses (both are not nameless, one came directly from the family) and one of the two also doesn´t have polished edges between the cross-arms, but some irregularities on the surface. The front of Charles´cross is absolut identical to the Zimmermann-crosses I know and I own. To be 100 % sure, you two have it in your hands...
  13. I can confirm...it´s an official awarded cross, not a post-war cross....congrats. And here are two more official awarded crossed from C.F. Zimmermann, Pforzheim and the ultra rare version in Silver gilden with the box (three times produced and awarded...).
  14. And last but not least three different types of boxes for the Lippe Detmold Hausorden 2.Klasse mit Eichenlaub (house-order 2nd class with oakleaves)
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