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unknown knights cross winner of a BINZ Studio photo!
Old 12-09-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default unknown knights cross winner of a BINZ Studio photo!

does anybody know this knights cross winner of the heer.
i can only read his rank as major. This is a top rare photo, because its
a private photo studio of the famous BINZ cards!
backside is the stamp of the binz studio!
Normaly the knights cross winner make a private photo in a normal studion!
but this in the a private photo from the BINZ Studio!
thanks for helping!
ralf
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Old 12-10-2003, 03:51 AM   #2
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Hallo Ralf

This is really a mistery. I have already seen such cards which were produced by Tita Binz's studio. I will show below several examples.
Those photographs were, as you said, used to produce the postcard whose the publisher was Film Foto Verlag.
This photo was used to display a KC recipient and the postcard would undoubtly belongs to the range R262-R367 into the FFV sery (indeed Film Foto Verlag cards were numbered by using a R code like Hoffmann's).
I have had a look onto all cards and nothing really matches with your photo.
As 5 R codes are still unidentified (R264, R274, R352, R365 and R366), I suppose that the RKT is displayed on 1 card of those ones. What a pity !!
The only thing which can be said is that this guy doesn't belong to an Infantry unit (based upon his collar patches).
Just for being sure, can you confirm there are no Eichenlaub on the cross and that the Major shoulder strap were not "artist applied" ?
By the way, seeing the reverse side would be interesting.
If you want to sell it, drop me a PM.
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Below is one of the postcard published by Film Foto Verlag (R359) :
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Old 12-10-2003, 03:53 AM   #3
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And the 2 following photos were made by Tita Binz and shows 2 other poses which were not selected.

First of all :
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Old 12-10-2003, 03:54 AM   #4
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And another one :
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Old 12-10-2003, 03:57 AM   #5
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Here is another one depicting Franz Halder.

The photo :
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Old 12-10-2003, 03:58 AM   #6
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Here is the rubber stamp on the reverse of the card (with a handwritten serial number from the Binz studio)

PS : Dick, a fellow member of the forum and also a good friend has a good knwoledge of FFV cards. As he will read this thread, I would like to read his opinion.
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:34 AM   #7
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Hello Ralf and Denis,
I would have to agree with Denis. This card looks like one of the proofs from the Tita Binz studio. If possible it would help very much to see the reverse of the card and if possible a good close up of the signature from the obverse of the photo. I do not know who the RKT is though. Sorry.
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hello denis,

the backside of the photo!
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Old 12-11-2003, 01:26 PM   #9
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backside with : Atelier BINZ!

great different to the other!

P.S. I kick the photo out of my collection!
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Old 12-11-2003, 01:56 PM   #10
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Hi Ralf,
Do not kick this card out of your collection if the address is what worries you. Tita Binz had two studios in Berlin and also some in other major cities in Germany. But if you do decide to sell it please give my friend Denis Bosvin a chance to buy it. Is it possible to see a close up of the autograph on the card?
I hope this helps some.
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Old 12-11-2003, 02:34 PM   #11
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hello dick,

next week on wednesday i will make a better scan from the signature.
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Old 12-11-2003, 04:22 PM   #12
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Thanks Ralf, I look forward to the autograph scan.
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Old 12-12-2003, 02:04 AM   #13
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Hello
Ralf, the different rubber stamp does not make this photo automatically bad. That's true that if we can assign to a known FFV postcard, it would be better but we cannot exclude the possiblity that this photo was related to one of the unidentified R code from the whole sery.
I know that fakers try to rerpoduce everything in the TR militaria but this kind of subject is in my opinion to much narrow to be really interesting for a crook.
For the moment, I have no access to my 2 Adalbert Schulz's photos and can't consequently compare their rubber stamp with yours.
I know that Dick also own such a photo of Schulz from the same group. Maybe he can compare his with your rubber stamp. Otherwise, I will have a look this week end and will tell you on next Monday.
By the way, thanks for the kind comment, Dick.
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Old 12-12-2003, 06:46 AM   #14
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Good morning gentlemen,
I have checked my proof of General Schulz. The address stamp on the reverse is the same as Ralf's proof. My proof is numbered 2996 and was the 20th photograph taken during the General's setting.
Also, Denis, the information concerning other Binz studios was given to me in a phone conversation with Mrs. Wullermin. She stated that besides the two Berlin locations that Frau Binz had studios in several other major German cities. Munich was another she mentioned.
I hope that this helps. Oh, and your welcome, Denis!
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Old 12-12-2003, 07:15 AM   #15
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Great news !
Ralf, you see that your card is rather OK. No need to kick out it !
Thanks Dick
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