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As You might already have heard, there were pieces stolen from the Green Vault in Dresden today. I haven't found a full list of the missing items yet, but one of the stolen items seems to be this fantastic insignia of the Polish Order of the White Eagle:

Kleinod des Polnischen Weißen Adler-Ordens

Bruststern des polnischen Weißen Adler-Ordens

Kleinod des Polnischen Weißen Adler-Ordens (Diamantrosengarnitur)

 

 

That's the showcase they broke into - there is still not much information how much they took out of it:

 

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I am not sure if the German imperial forum this is the right  place to post this - but as the theft happened in Dresden it might be

Nevertheless I hope the pieces come back...

 

Edited by Utgardloki

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Sounds like a burglary on command.  Very specific items taken that are too well known to sell publicly. 

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Reminds me of the theft of Hitler's Golden party badge in Moscow. Apparently some Russian mobster has a love for medals and decorations. With Dresden being close to a highway to the Netherlands and Poland the chance these are ever seen again is dismal. I don't believe this piece will be taken apart and melted down. Luckily (relatively) this will hopefully be the centre-piece of a collection.

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Sad for us in Germany.

As in many more museums (security):

"it must not cost anything" - es darf halt nichts kosten. 

 

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19 minutes ago, VtwinVince said:

The stolen items are being estimated at 1.5 billion.

I've heard that too, but I think it's exaggerated. It's pretty hard to put a price on it

What I really hope is that they don't break the pieces, regrind the jewels and melt down the metal, that would be horrific.

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