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Thank you gentlemen. Stogieman, this is a Waldeck (1850 issue) Feldzugsmedaille dated 1814 / 1815 - OEK #2880/1. The confusion may come from the 1815 date which in the picture could be construed to be 1816. Hopefully the close-up below will clarify it.

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My only piece from Waldeck:

Silver merit-medal with swords in original case, with an iron cross 2.class 1914 inside (wrong side is shown)...

(Early version...from 1901 till 1908)

Greetings Solomon

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Greetings Solomon! Welcome to the Forum! Outstanding Waldeck medal and case. very hard to find and some real wear/character. Very nice indeed!

Thank you!

Normally i?m collecting everything from the prinicpal Lippe-Detmold (because i?m living near Detmold) and Imperial orders and medals...

Sorry for my english, but i?ve to train it again, because i haven?t used it a long time :rolleyes:



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Fellow Gentlemen,

just found this fine thread about the decorations of Waldeck-Pyrmont.

I would like to add some pieces of my collection as well; perhaps it will be of interest of some of you :D

Let`s start with the Silver Merit Medals with Swords.

The left is a silvered piece, while the right is a silver one.

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And final something for Homeland service in WW 1.

The "Friedrich-Bathildis-Medal" on "B?gel"-suspension (don`t know the english word).

It was bestowed from 1915-1918.

The medal is quite a big one with a diameter of 38 mm.

Numbers awarded: 375

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Thank you Rick

Unfortunately I`ve got no documents.

It is a bad situation for the Waldeck-Collector - all war decorations during WW-I came WITHOUT award documents. They only got an entry in the Military Papers and that`s it.

So nothing to collect for that period. And all documents before 1914 are very rare AND expensive.



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Bought the whole stuff within the last two years :D

Hope to get the "Ehrenkreuz mit Schwertern" asap this week, to complete the group which I posted in the other thread :jumping:

Now it`ll be time to look for the higher classes of the Merit-Cross.



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Back to life :D

Got a new two-piece bar from Waldeck, which consists of these:

- Silver Merit Medal with X

- Centennial Medal 19. August 1813-1913 for the III. Bataillon of the Infantry Regiment "von Wittich" (3. Kurhessisches) No. 83.

This was the Waldeck Home Bataillon/Regiment, which was formed 1862 from the old Waldeck "F?silierbataillon", when they signed the treaty with the Kingdom of Prussia. So Waldeck soldiers became Prussian soldiers.

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