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Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-02-2020, 10:11 AM
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Posted By bolewts58
It appears to be a Turkish issue star, but has...

It appears to be a Turkish issue star, but has the tell-tale missing '1' from the 1333 date, which unlikely wouldn't happen on a Turkish-made star. I know there were cheaper German-made lacquered...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 03-28-2020, 06:19 PM
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Posted By bolewts58
The silver one is Imperial Russian and has a...

The silver one is Imperial Russian and has a Polish eagle in the middle. Beyond that, I don't know.

My guess on the brass one with the skull is Albanian or Italian.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 03-23-2020, 07:38 PM
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Posted By bolewts58
Specifically these are Austrian Heimwehr, a...

Specifically these are Austrian Heimwehr, a paramilitary organization in the 1920s and 1930s.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 03-21-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By bolewts58
OK. Thanks for the clarification.

OK. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 03-21-2020, 11:31 AM
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Posted By bolewts58
The 25 refers to Ernst Ludwig's 25 years on the...

The 25 refers to Ernst Ludwig's 25 years on the throne of Hessen-Darmstadt (1892-1917)

https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/kriegsehrenzeichen-in-eisen-1917.html
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 03-21-2020, 11:25 AM
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Posted By bolewts58
Krieger-Ehrenzeichen translates roughly as...

Krieger-Ehrenzeichen translates roughly as Combatant Honor Badge. This is what it is called on
https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de. But, I think this is wrong.

It's always been translated as War...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 03-20-2020, 08:30 PM
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Posted By bolewts58
Wrong forum. It should be posted in the Imperial...

Wrong forum. It should be posted in the Imperial section.

It's the War Decoration of Honor in Iron (Kriegsehrenzeichen in Eisen, 1917), Hessen-Darmstadt, nicknamed Bloody Ludwig (Blutiger Ludwig).
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 03-15-2020, 12:52 AM
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Posted By bolewts58
and an engraved back with... "An meinen...

and an engraved back with...

"An meinen lieben Generalfeldmarschall von Moltke mit Liebe von Kaiser Willi"
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 03-15-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bolewts58
This type was produced right up to 1945 as it...

This type was produced right up to 1945 as it became an SA tradition badge. So, slight die variations are going to exist.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 03-14-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bolewts58
Looks ok for me. Standard 1st type.

Looks ok for me. Standard 1st type.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 03-04-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By bolewts58
The latest award for Freikorps actions would be...

The latest award for Freikorps actions would be 1921. But, retroactive awards for WWI service continued until 1924 for the Iron Cross and well into the 1930s for the wound badge.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 03-03-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By bolewts58
You said it was found "over 30 years ago", which...

You said it was found "over 30 years ago", which puts it in the late 1980s: not exactly that long ago. The 1980s was when the modern collecting boom really took off with lots of collectors, big shows...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 03-02-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By bolewts58
Thanks for the correction Sandro. I wasn't sure...

Thanks for the correction Sandro. I wasn't sure about my assessment on that one. Article word endings still sometimes confuse me.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 03-01-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By bolewts58
100% agree. Nice statue....but, OMG that...

100% agree.

Nice statue....but, OMG that engraving :Eeeeeek::eek:

Firstly, the engraving is very amateurish. It looks like it was done with a nail and a hammer. It certainly doesn't look like...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 02-24-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By bolewts58
mmmm. Haarcke needed to do better research for...

mmmm. Haarcke needed to do better research for that book. There several problems throughout.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-24-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By bolewts58
Having spent plenty of time in markets in India...

Having spent plenty of time in markets in India and Nepal, I can attest to this being typical of the "antique Kukri" artificially aged and distressed sold to tourists. I particularly remember an...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 02-23-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By bolewts58
Thanks for the correction Serg. Is that shown in...

Thanks for the correction Serg. Is that shown in Haarcke's book?
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 02-22-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By bolewts58
Freikorps. Either...

Freikorps. Either Garde-Kavallerie-Schützen-Division or Ehrhardt Brigade. It depends on the details of the guard star which can't be seen here because of the quality of the photo.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 02-22-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bolewts58
This type has been copied at a very high level....

This type has been copied at a very high level. So, I have some doubts. Can you show a close-up of the swords and wreath and the edges of the eagle?
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 02-21-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By bolewts58
Yes. In his new book on Freikorps awards, Ingo...

Yes. In his new book on Freikorps awards, Ingo Haarcke has a chapter on this and other Imperial awards, such as wound badges, pilot's badges etc. that continued to be awarded specifically for...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 02-20-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By bolewts58
Very nice Iron Division and Russian Westarmee...

Very nice Iron Division and Russian Westarmee group. I like the German-made (likely Godet) St. George Cross.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 02-19-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By bolewts58
I get your point. But, it's not about those...

I get your point. But, it's not about those produced 10 years ago as they would obviously be repros. But, there were lots of WWI vets still alive in the 1960s and 70s who were customers for private...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 02-18-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By bolewts58
More accurately, they were available for purchase...

More accurately, they were available for purchase by living veterans well into the 1960s-70s. The last 1st class Don shows in post #1 has post-1945 hardware and falls into the "57er" category....
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 02-17-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By bolewts58
The badge is Freikorps: Generalkommando...

The badge is Freikorps: Generalkommando Lüttwitz/Abteilung Lüttwitz. I've never seen this badge on this kind of collar. Nor have I ever seen it together with a swastika. However both the badge and...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 02-10-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By bolewts58
The cross is a bad cast, very clearly seen on the...

The cross is a bad cast, very clearly seen on the reverse. The pin, hinge and catch are also obviously cast. Besides the "muffin" crown, this should have been a dead give-away to the dealer selling...
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