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Dear fellow forumites,

I was lucky today and I managed to buy a lovely photograph of a German Oberst (colonel) from 1940, I will post it in this thread once I'm able to make a proper picture. He is wearing a medalbar with a EK2, HE3x, FEK, and an unknown medal (for the moment, I will dive in to find out what it is). I was wondering how many Princely House Orders of Hohenzollern 3rd class with swords were awarded during the first world war, would anyone be able to help me with this?

Kind regards, and thanks in advance, Laurentius

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Here is the reply I received for the same question.

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Hi

Nice crosses

HE3Xm. Kr : 145

HE3X : 946

Regards

Christophe

 

 

Edited by lilnuke

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Thanks for your help Lilnuke. 

Here is a picture of the Oberst

 

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Hello,

The last medal is the Commemorative Medal to Prince Carl Anton 1911.

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Thanks for your help Nicolas. Assuming he has received the silver version of the medal (due to his rank) he would be one of only 300 recipients. That's lovely news. I initially bought the picture because of the fact that he is a WW2 officer wearing a House Order from WW1, but this medal makes it even more interesting.

Kind regards, Laurentius

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On 02/07/2019 at 01:20, Nicolas7507 said:

Hello,

The last medal is the Commemorative Medal to Prince Carl Anton 1911.

Friend, I think you can show me the photo of Prince Carl Anton medal, thank you

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On 06/07/2019 at 13:22, 1812 Overture said:

How much is this about, get the conditions, do you know?

It's just a commemorative medal instituted on the occasion of the 100th birthday of late Prince Karl Anton in three grades - gold [silver gilt], silver and bronze - by his grandson, Prince Wilhelm.

You can find some additional information on this medal, unfortunately in German only, at Arco's site:

https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/goldene-erinnerungsmedaille-an-furst-carl-anton.html

https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/silberne-erinnerungsmedaille-an-furst-carl-anton.html

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4 hours ago, 1812 Overture said:

thank you, friend. My friend Chris once told me this website

Always glad to help! While the mentioned site has many mistakes, it's very useful in general.

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Nice pic indeed with a quite rare medal in wear.

Here is one from my collection:

Best,

Daniel

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Posted (edited)

Another one on a medal bar.

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Edited by Komtur

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Posted (edited)

Here is the one I have.

46-B7568-B-BC05-4-E4-A-ABCC-6-E4-A11237576-E5986-F-BD20-4-B95-8-E1-C-3-E6-A93695

Edited by GMU

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On 23/08/2019 at 02:33, GMU said:

Here is the one I have.

46-B7568-B-BC05-4-E4-A-ABCC-6-E4-A11237576-E5986-F-BD20-4-B95-8-E1-C-3-E6-A93695

Nice bar!  Is this combination of awards uncommon? Could the recipient be identifiable?

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Now that's a lovely bar, ATIK. Thanks for sharing it with us!

:o

1 hour ago, ATIK said:

Nice bar!  Is this combination of awards uncommon? Could the recipient be identifiable?

The combination hints to an officer in Füsilier-Regiment „Fürst Karl Anton von Hohenzollern“ (Hohenzollernsches) Nr. 40, whose honorary chief the Prince of Hohenzollern was. Despite being a non-Baden unit, it was part of the XIV. Armee-Korps and located in Rastatt, a Baden city. While the combination (and both Hohenzollern awards, on their own) are scarce, I'm sure there was a handful Leutnants and Oberleutnants with exactly this combination of awards.

Edited by saschaw

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