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Dear Colleagues and Collectors, actually I wanted to announce it officially in Gunzenhausen, but since Gunzenhausen is cancelled this year, here it is! I started working on the book about the orders and decorations of the Kingdom of Hannover. Since I can now bring in the experiences from my book about Brunswick, I think it will be a good book. I'm not sure if there will be, for example, the list of all bearers of the three Hanoverian Orders. For the list in the book about Brunswick I have been typing and checking lists every evening for almost 4 months. In Hannover it would probably take even longer and many people want to buy the Braunschweig book without the third part. What is your opinion about this? From some museums I have permission to use their pieces, two big Hannover collectors will also allow me to use their collection, but I will definitely need the help of one or the other here. I'm looking for photos of people wearing orders and decorations from Hannover, as well as photos of rare pieces and variants and award certificates! Soon I will activate an email address, which will be used only for the topic orders from Hannover. I will publish it here and you can communicate with me there. As a small introduction I want to tell you some information about the Golden Chain / Collane of the Order of Guelphs, maybe some of you don't know it yet. There are three different collanes, there are real golden, silver gilded and bronze gilded. If you look at the statutes of the Order of Guelphs, you will notice that the name cipher of the founder George III is shown without the III. The real golden and the silver-gilt specimens, however, have a Roman 3 under the name aisle, the bronze-gilt chain does not. Here I show you the averse and the reverse side of the cipher of a silver gilded chain. The hallmarks are nice to see, you can easily recognize the manufacturer. (Everything else about this in my book) The chains were made in Hannover as well as in England, maybe also in France, I have to check that. My time schedule is as follows, the book should be published in spring 2023, I am aiming for the spring meeting of the DGO. With this in mind, I wish you a happy 30th anniversary of German Unity.
Gentlemen, I have purchased this old photo for my upcoming book on the orders and medals of the kingdom of Hannover, it seems that the Gentleman shown here wears the hannoverian waterloo medal. I guess you can see it much better at the cutout, a silver medal with a head looking to the heraldic left side, a huge iron ring for the ribbon and the shroud does looks like iron too. The ribbon has a darker strip on the heraldic left and probably on the right side too. So I guess it would fit in. The interesting part - besides the medal - is that the photo was taken at a photographer, who had his business in New Jersey, Jersey City, 99 Montgomery Street. So our Gentleman here was probably an immegrant who made it to the US. His photo is back to Germany now, this is a nice proof of the circle of history. Gentlemen I'd like to hear your thoughts and comments on this. PS: funny thing is, that the Photographer seems to be an immegrant from France, his name was Jh. A. Guiremand