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Guest Brian von Etzel

Before I take scissors and pliers to these and set them free so I can see the whole thing, wouldn't you agree this would be better off breathing on its own? :catjava:

Don't you have one hiding you wish you could set free?

Mecklenburg-Schwerin Order of the Wend Crown-Knight

Direct quote from the great Dave Danner, "The Order of the Wendish (or Wendian) Crown was the highest decoration of the Mecklenburg grand duchies, awarded by both Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz. It was jointly established on May 12, 1864 by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The Wendish Crown served as the house order for both houses, and came in four classes - Grand Cross, Grand Commander, Commander and Knight. There were also Gold and Silver Merit Crosses affiliated with the order."

Claudio, I know you or your brother must have one you'd like to set free. Rick, you purist, I know you must have impure thoughts and would like to see one whole.

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Guest Brian von Etzel

No one has one they'd like to see front, back and middle?

I've always thought the Austrians had the finest piece ever created.

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Hi Brian,

I am sorry to disappoint you but neither my brother or I have the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Order of the Wendish Crown-Knight.:(

As a matter of fact it's one of the most desirable order. There must be quite a few German collectors who are buying all these because everytime I see such order in a Auctionhouse always fetches very high prices.

The only hope to get one of these, it's a least a VK which appear on the market a bit more often than the classes with enamel or Gold like your beautiful piece in your relative's magnificent medal bar. :beer::love::love:

Maybe Andreas has one... :rolleyes:

Ciao,

Claudio

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Guest Brian von Etzel

...and the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Order of the Wendish Crown-Knight so FAR down the bar. I'll snip it off and send it Rick today, could be a repro sneaked on and the original sold for cigarettes :speechless1:

You guys don't have anything on a bar that's hidden away?

I've never even SEEN this one. Italian Order of the Crown of Italy.

Bob Hunter shows a nice one on WAF, but, still, another one to snip off and send to Rick just to be sure...

:catjava:

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I'm still thinking of Suitable Punishments for you, naughty provocative lad! :rolleyes::P

Sure do.

But because I am the Good Ricky, first I will show the whole thing, and not bits and pieces:

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Now, as far as I can guesstimate, there were all of maybe 300 M1905-13 Bavarian Military Merit Crosses 2nd Class with Xs for colonial action. Nice, solid silver, multiple piece construction...

sewn in there but good.

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Guest Brian von Etzel

Yes, Good Rick, very nice, very desirable, snip snip snip it off, snip it off and enjoy the precious :angry:

...and it looks like your man and mine served together for at least one action before mine no doubt died in WWI.

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I tried to snip that ugly silver thing off his bar, but he watches me closely when I visit...... it looks like it was made from an old tuna fish can. Sometimes, I think he spends all winter weaving replacement ribbons from old cat hair...... I will snip off some of those to show you as well!

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