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Ehrenbecher of Oblt. Richard Falke
Old 07-31-2017, 08:05 PM   #1
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In 2010, I posted creatd a thread about my Imperial German Air Service Ehrenbecher. I used Photobucket in the creation of that thread as it allowed placement of images throughout the writing. Unfortunately, Photobucket decided to change their TOS after ten plus years of service to their users. As a result, all the images of that thread are not visible. So I have recreated the thread.

I purchased over two decades ago from a well-known German auction house this Ehrenbecher that was awarded to Oberleutnant Richard Falke to celebrate his first aerial victory in combat in WWI. Falke was an Observer with extensive air service in Palestine after transferring from land forces where he served since earlier in WWI, but as an observer he never scored a victory in combat. After his transfer to the Western Front in August 1917 as commander of Kampfstaffel 24, he finally scored his first victory in combat on September 23, 1917. This is well documented. He continued in command and combat, being transferred to BG4, until he and his pilot were shot down and captured in June 1918. He served with the LW during the III Reich period. He survived both wars. Ehrenbechers conferred later in the war were of iron/steel as silver supplies were exhausted. My Falke Ehrenbecher is steel/iron composition. This is his Sanke card photo.
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Ehrenbecher of Obtlt. Richard Falke
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He received numerous awards and honors. Among these was this Ehrenpokal.

At the top is the inscription of the date and location of his first (and only) combat victory.
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Ehrenbecher of Obtlt. Richard Falke
Old 07-31-2017, 08:12 PM   #3
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It is inscribed with his name and command at the bottom of the Ehrenbecher.


And finally on the bottom is the seal of the Commander of the German Air Services.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:53 AM   #4
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That is a great Ehrenbecher, especially with the engravings! Here is some more information on Falke.

http://gmic.co.uk/topic/42728-meet-o...richard-falke/

Thanks for showing his victory cup!
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Wonderful item to own
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That is a great Ehrenbecher, especially with the engravings! Here is some more information on Falke.

http://gmic.co.uk/topic/42728-meet-o...richard-falke/

Thanks for showing his victory cup!
That is an amazing group and should be reunited with this honor goblet ASAP!
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That is an amazing group and should be reunited with this honor goblet ASAP!

Whoa, slow your roll DKNYC71.
Both parties are aware of each other. For either of them to purchase the complementary parts, it would be a heavy draw on funds.

I'm sure these two can come to an understanding. When they are both ready and willing, they will act.
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Great Ehrenbecher. Hope it all comes back together at some point. Bob
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