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Hi gents,

I think it´s time to post again some rare Lippe-Detmold stuff...

Here is a new item in my collection., it´s are rare medalbar from Lippe-Demold, showing

- medal for the campaign 1866 Lippe-Detmold (awarded 988 times, mostly by members of the "Lippisches Füsilier-Bataillon"
- Prussian medal for 1866 "Königgrätz"
- Centenarmedal Prussia

For me it´s the first time to see this medal on a medalbar, I have only some pictures of it (and a single medal, which perfectly fit on this bar).

Lippe-Spange-1866-Koeniggraetz-CM-VS web.jpg

Lippe-Spange-1866-Koeniggraetz-CM-RS web.jpg

And here are the mentioned pictures:

The first one shows the Major and commander of the "Füsiliere Lippe-Detmold" Herrmann Kellner II.
I have all of his documents, which I will show later on.
He awarded "his" soldiers with this medal, officers like him got the medal directly from the prince Leopold Lippe-Detmold.

The second one shows a unknown officer.

I hope you like it :-)

Best regards
Roman

Portrait-Major-Kellner-1866-1869 web.jpg

Portrait-Major-Kellner-1866-1869-Spangendetail.jpg

Foto-Feldzugs-Med-1866.jpg

Feldzug1866-Detail.jpg

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Wonderful medalbar and photos, Roman.:beer:


Help me to identify the Orders and Medals on the Officers bar:
Prussian Red Eagle Order 4th class with swords?
Lippe-Detmold 1866 medal
Landwehr Long service cross for 20 years?
Lippe-Detmold Military Merit Medal?

Is that right?

best,

Gerd

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Hello Gerd,

sorry, only two out of four awards were correctly named...the 1866 medal and the Military Merit Medal.
Especially the first one with swords is unique...if I would have shown the award document for it, you still would be confused ;-)
The first one is from Prussia, the the other unknown one is a extremly rare one from Lippe-Detmold.
Just keep in mind that all of his awards were awarded before 1867 ;-)

I will show all documents of Major Kellner II in a seperate topic, because it is worth to go more in details.

Regards
Roman
 

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