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Imperial German & WWI – Awards, Medals, Orders, Military Merits, Service Crosses, etc.

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  • ANHALT – FREDRICH CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

    SKU: 05-1785

    $165.00

    Anhalt was a small principality ruled by Prince Friedrich, with an 1890 population of 271,000, so small that it fielded a single Infantry Regiment. With WW I’s outbreak and Kaiser Wilhelm’s re-institution of the Iron Cross in 1914, many other states, including Anhalt, brought forward their own versions….

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  • ANHALT – FRIEDRICH CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS

    SKU: 05-1754

    $625.00

    This is the 1914 Friedrich Cross 1st Class from Anhalt. It is a pin back award that was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class……  

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  • ANHALT – FRIEDRICH CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1775

    $185.00

    This is the Duchy of Anhalt’s 1914 Friedrich Cross 2nd Class for Non Combatants……      

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  • ANHALT - FRIEDRICH COMBATABT’S CROSS - 2nd CLASS

    ANHALT – FRIEDRICH CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS – COMBATANTS

    SKU: 08-580

    $175.00

    The Combatant’s ribbon exhibits great age, but is correct. The decoration is in very fine condition. As it was a smaller state, the decoration was awarded in smaller numbers to its native sons, as well as other German and Austrian allies……  

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  • ANHALT - FRIEDRICH CROSS - 1st CLASS

    ANHALT – FRIEDRICH CROSS – 1st CLASS

    SKU: 05-1758

    $550.00

    This is the Friedrich Cross 1st Class from Anhalt. It is bronze toned and was considered the equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. It was awarded in small numbers after WW I….  

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  • ANHALT – TRUE SERVICE MEDAL – 50-YEAR – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1761

    $325.00

    This is a beautifully patinaed circular civil decoration for 50 years of true and faithful service to the state of Anhalt….  

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  • AUSTRIA – DECORATIONS – OFFICER – DELUXE PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1436

    $795.00

    This is a wonderful pair of decorations for an Austrian officer. They come in a deluxe, specially-fitted case…..  

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  • AUSTRIA – HONOR BADGE – PRESENTATION CASE WITH TWO MINIATURES AND ONE STICKPIN

    SKU: 05-1628 XES

    $395.00

    Ehrenzeichen für Verdiensts um die Republik die Österreich (Honor Badge for Service Within the Republic of Austria). It is a post WW II decoration first authorized in 1952. The single-sided decoration sports a large red enameled cross with a white cross interior. A large eagle with the shields of various Austrian locations is mounted at the top. The decoration is attached to an orange and white tri-fold ribbon….

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  • AUSTRIA – KAISER KARL SILVER SERVICE MEDAL

    SKU: 08-386 XES

    $95.00

    This is the Kaiser Karl Silver Service Medal. The obverse has a profile of Kaiser Karl. The reverse features a Latin motto. This silver-toned decoration measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. The trifold ribbon is red and white. We have one of these remaining. It is the decoration on the RIGHT.

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  • AUSTRIA - KNIGHT’S CROSS - FRANZ JOSEF ORDER - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    AUSTRIA – KNIGHT’S CROSS – FRANZ JOSEF ORDER – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1476

    $1,150.00

    This is the Knight’s Cross of the Franz Josef Order, named for Austrian Kaiser Franz Josef (1830-1916). The decoration is quite handsome. Measuring from the crown it is 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4.” Excluding the crown, the decoration measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2.” The cross’s arms are made of gorgeous red enamel. The Hapsburg Crown is articulated……  

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  • AUSTRIA - RED CROSS DECORATION - WAR SERVICE - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    AUSTRIA – RED CROSS DECORATION – WAR SERVICE – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1490

    $550.00

    Beautifully maintained, Austrian Red Cross Decoration for Service during Wartime. The Austrian Red Cross Decoration  was issued from 1864 through 1914. As with most Austrian decorations, the enamel work it is simply gorgeous. The cross is elongated and measures 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2.” Its arms are white and red enamel. A red cross is in the center and a gorgeous green enamel wreath joins the four arms together….    

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    AUSTRIA – SERVICE MEDAL – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1701 XMB

    $450.00 $325.00

    Simply gorgeous example of the Austria’s Bronzene Militär Verdienst Medaille mit Schwerten (Bronze Military Service Medal with Swords)……  

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  • AUSTRIA / SAXONY - ORDER OF THE RED EAGLE 4th CLASS

    AUSTRIA / SAXONY – ORDER OF THE RED EAGLE – 4th CLASS

    SKU: 05-1713

    $495.00

    This is the final version of the Order of the Red Eagle 4th Class, which was awarded from 1879 to 1918. It can be confirmed to be the final version by the cross’s pebbled arms……  

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  • BADEN -  FRIEDRICH II MILITARY MEDAL MEDAL - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION PACKET 

    BADEN –  FRIEDRICH II MILITARY MEDAL MEDAL – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION PACKET

    SKU: 05-1757

    $150.00

    This is a Friedrich II Military Merit Medal in silver. It is a late war medal and silver was no longer available so zinc was substituted. It comes with the very hard to find original presentation packet. The ribbon which accompanies the medal is a replacement….  

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  • BADEN – MERIT MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1783

    $35.00

    The Baden Silver Merit Medal was Baden’s equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Issued pieces had a slot at the top where a ribbon was inserted instead of a conventional jump ring. This example, however, was intended for use on a medal bar and DOES have the jump ring. It may well be a post WW I example….    

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  • BADEN - MEDAL - MILITARY MERIT - SILVER

    BADEN – MILITARY MERIT MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1720 XFQ

    $95.00

    This is the Military Merit in Silver from the Grand Duchy of Baden. The military merit comes on a yellow and black ribbon……  

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  • BADEN – SERVICE MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1784

    $95.00

    The Baden Silver Merit Medal was Baden’s equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Issued pieces had a slot at the top where a ribbon was inserted instead of a conventional jump ring. This is an early war example of the Silver Service Medal from Baden. This was their 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent. It has a slot at the top and comes with a ribbon….    

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  • BADEN – SERVICE MEDAL WITH AWARD PACKET

    SKU: 08-536

    $195.00

    This is a Silver Service Medal from the Grand Duchy of Baden. It is a late-war example. The medal features the likeness of Friedrich II (1857-1928), Baden’s last Grand Duke. The medal is interesting due to its slotted attachment at the top where the ribbon is inserted, rather than a conventional jump ring. It includes its original paper award packet, which is very scarce. A small piece of ribbon is also included…  

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    BAVARIA – ARMY MEDAL – 1905 – PRINZ REGENT

    SKU: 05-1585 XDG

    $95.00 $75.00

    Oval shaped, Prinzregent Medal that was offered for the Bavarian Army in 1905, measuring 1 ½ ” x 1 ½ “…  

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  • BAVARIA – AWARD PACKET – CARL POELLATH KG

    SKU: 05-1636 XBG

    $35.00

    Carl Poellath was well known as the major producer of WW I Bavarian flight badges, along with other medals. The firm was founded in 1778 and has remained in business ever since. In 1910, they were declared the purveyor to the pontifical and royal Bavarian court, they were also well-known for religious medals. They produced and delivered the official badges and tags for the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. 2013 marks their 235th anniversary as a company….  

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    BAVARIA – BREAST STAR – GRAND CROSS OF MILITARY MAX JOSEPH – EMBROIDERED – (REPRODUCTION)

    SKU: 05-1609 XDG

    $250.00 $195.00

    REPRODUCTION of the Grand Cross of the Military Max Joseph. It is embroidered rather than made of metal. Such embroidered breast stars were referred to as “Tinsel Stars” in Germany. Commonly used during the 18th and 19th Centuries, they were most popular prior to the 1840’s….  

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    BAVARIA – GOLDEN MILITARY SERVICE MEDAL – .800 SILVER

    SKU: 05-1558 XDG

    $1,295.00 $1,025.00

    Second generation (non awarded) example of the Golden Military Service Medal from the Kingdom of Bavaria….  

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    BAVARIA – HONOR BADGE -1866 – CIVILIAN DOCTORS – AUSTRO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 05-1589 XDG

    $2,495.00 $1,995.00

    Erinnerungszeichen für Verdienstliche Leistungen im Kriegsjahre 1866 für Zivilärzte (Honor Badge for Meritorious Service in War-Year 1866 by Civilian Doctors), which was awarded during the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. It is a pinback award that measures 2″ x 1 3/4,” and is shaped like an oversized cross. Each arm boasts a caduceus, the ancient sign of a physician…  

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  • GERMANY - DECORATION - KING LUDWIG III CROSS

    BAVARIA – KING LUDWIG III CROSS – 1916

    SKU: 05-1715 XFQ

    $50.00

    A civil decoration awarded for service for the state. The Cross was authorized for award on 1 July 1916. The decoration is accompanied with a blue and white ribbon…  

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    BAVARIA – KING LUDWIG III MEDAL – 1916

    SKU: 05-1627 XDG

    $75.00 $60.00

    King Ludwig III Medal, first issued on 7 January 1916, awarded for civilians’ services to Bavaria during WW I…..    

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    BAVARIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – 2nd CLASS – LANDWEHR

    SKU: 05-1569 XDG

    $50.00 $40.00

    Landwehr Long Service Award 2nd Class from the Kingdom of Bavaria. The award is a clasp that appears on a blue and white ribbon marked with “L. II.” A black metal frame appears on the decoration. A pin on the reverse can secure it to a garment….  

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    BAVARIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – 2nd CLASS – LANDWEHR

    SKU: 05-1584 XDG

    $75.00 $60.00

    Bavarian Long Service Award Class 2nd Class, consisting of a blue and white ribbon that is mounted with a schnalle (buckle)….

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    BAVARIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – NCO – FIFTEEN-YEARS

    SKU: 05-1619 XDG

    $150.00 $120.00

    Very high-quality Long-Service Award for an NCO with fifteen years of service….  

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    BAVARIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – NCO – NINE-YEARS

    SKU: 05-1620 XDG

    $95.00 $75.00

    Very high-quality Long-Service Award for an NCO with nine years of service. It is a Spange over a blue and white ribbon….

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    BAVARIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – NCO – TWENTY-ONE-YEARS

    SKU: 05-1621 XDG

    $125.00 $95.00

    Very high-quality Long-Service Award for an NCO with twenty-one years of service. It is a Spange over a blue and white ribbon…  

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    BAVARIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – VETERAN -TWENTY-FOUR-YEARS

    SKU: 05-1582 XDG

    $550.00 $450.00

    Gold toned Veterans Shield for Twenty-Four-Years Long Service in the Bavarian Army, measuring 1 ½ ” x 2 3/4″….  

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  • This is a Military Merit Cross with Swords from Bavaria. The decoration was first instituted in 1866 during König Ludwig II’s reign. It was awarded to military personnel during peacetime and wartime.

    BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 3rd CLASS WITH SWORDS – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1400

    $195.00

    This is a Military Merit Cross with Swords from Bavaria. The decoration was first instituted in 1866 during König Ludwig II’s reign. It was awarded to military personnel during peacetime and wartime……  

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  • BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 3rd CLASS – WITH CROWN AND SWORDS

    SKU: 05-1643

    $295.00

    The third class award does not have enamel center, like the 2nd class. The swords are mounted above the cross and a large articulated crown is attached to the swords. A short length of ribbon is attached……

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  • BAVARIA - MERIT CROSS - THIRD CROSS WITH CROWN AND SWORDS

    BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 3RD CLASS – WITH CROWN AND SWORDS

    SKU: 05-1739

    $150.00

    The Military Merit Cross was founded by King Ludwig II around the time of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. Bavaria was on the losing side with Austria…..  

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  • BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 3rd CLASS – WITH SWORDS

    SKU: 05-1605

    $75.00

    This is a good example of the Bavarian Military Merit Cross. It is the 3rd Class and comes with swords. It has a fine, burnished-gilt finish, does not come with a ribbon…  

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  • BAVARIA - MILITARY SERVICE CROSS - THIRD CLASS WITH SWORDS AND CROWN

    BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 3RD CLASS WITH SWORDS AND CROWN

    SKU: 05-1733

    $175.00

    This is a Military Service Cross Third Class with Swords and Crown. This decoration in three classes during WW I was awarded to Enlisted Men and NCO’s. It was first instituted in 1866 after the Austro-Prussian War. Bavaria was allied with Austria-Hungary against Prussia……  

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  • BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 3rd CLASS- SWORDS – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1511

    $175.00

    This is the Bavarian equivalent of the Iron Cross 2nd Class, the Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with Swords. The decoration was originated following the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. Intended for enlisted men and NCO’s, it was instituted during König (Mad) Ludwig II’s reign…  

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  • BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT CROSS / ORDER – 4th CLASS – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1473

    $1,150.00

    This is an infrequently seen Bavarian decoration, the Military Merit Order 4th Class. The order was founded in 1866, during König Ludwig II’s reign. It was part of a larger series of decorations within the Military Merit Order (MMO). The MMO was an officer’s-only decoration….  

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  • BAVARIA – MILITARY SERVICE MEDAL – MAX JOSEPH – GOLDEN

    SKU: 05-1359

    $1,495.00

    The Max Joseph Golden Military Service Medal (MJGMSM) was the highest award for heroism given to enlisted men/NCO’s in the Bavarian Army. It was similar to Prussia’s Golden Military Merit Cross, which was often referred to as the “Enlisted Man’s Blue Max.” Like its Prussian counterpart, the MJGMSM was awarded in two grades. The Golden was the higher of the two classes. The other was the Silver level…  

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    BAVARIA – PRINZ LUITPOLD MEDAL – JUBILEE (1854-1904) FOR K.u.K CORPS-ARTILLERIE REGIMENT Nr 10

    SKU: 05-1611 XDG

    $595.00 $475.00

    Prinz Regent Luitpold Jubilee Medal in bronze celebrating K.u.K. Corps-Artillerie Regiment Nr 10’s 50th anniversary….

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    BAVARIA – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD MEDAL – 1905

    SKU: 05-1570 XDG

    $60.00 $45.00

    Bavarian Prinz Regent Luitpold Service Medal from 1905….

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  • BAVARIA – RIBBON FOR A UNIFORM FOR 1914 IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS AND MILITARY MERIT CROSS 3rd CLASS WITH SWORDS

    SKU: 15-611

    $50.00

    When I began the description of this item, I was unsure in which category to place it. While it is a decoration’s ribbon for, it also is a decoration’s ribbon that was specially cut for wearing in a tunic’s buttonhole. The ribbon was sewn into the tunic buttonhole to show that the man wearing it had won both the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Bavarian Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with Swords. It could really dress up your tunic!

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    BAVARIA – MILITARY MERIT MEDAL – OFFICIAL – 1813-1814

    SKU: 05-1587 XDG

    $695.00 $550.00

    Special medal that was issued to military officials during the 1813-1814 Napoleonic Wars…..  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – HENRY LION MERIT CROSS – 2nd CLASS – .900 SILVER

    SKU: 05-1747

    $250.00

    This is a topnotch example of the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Order of Henry the Lion Merit Cross 2nd Class. The Henry the Lion decoration family is Imperial Braunschweig’s primary award line. It starts with the Kette (Collar), then continues down through the Großkreuz, Breast Star, Kommandeurkreuz, and Knight’s Cross to the Ehrenzeichen….  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – HENRY LION ORDER – OFFICER’S CROSS

    SKU: 08-479

    $3,495.00

    This is a truly magnificent example of the Henry the Lion Officer’s Cross from the Duchy of Braunschweig. The Henry the Lion Order was the principal decoration family from the small duchy. Braunschweig fielded one cavalry regiment, one infantry regiment, and one artillery battery. The orders from the decoration family included a Collar (Kette), Grand Crosses, Commanders Crosses, Breast Stars, Officer’s Crosses, and so on….  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – ORDER THE HENRY LION EHRENZEICHEN – 1st CLASS

    SKU: 05-1777

    $495.00

    This is the 1st Class Ehrenzeichen of Braunschweig’s Order of Henry the Lion. The decoration was produced in silver from 1903 through 1918…    

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1781

    $145.00

    Duchy of Braunschweig’s 1914 War Service Cross for Combatants, the Duchy’s equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Duchy of Braunschweig had been the Kingdom of Hannover’s vassal state. Both Hannover and Braunschweig were absorbed into Prussia at the 1866 Austro-Prussian War’s conclusion, which effectively concluded Germany’s unification struggles. Prussia had emerged as the dominant power within Germany and went on to lead the country’s combined forces to victory over France in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. The German Empire was created 1871 and Prussia’s König Wilhelm I became Imperial Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm I…..

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1773

    $145.00

    Duchy of Braunschweig’s 1914 War Service Cross for Combatants, the Duchy’s equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Duchy of Braunschweig had been the Kingdom of Hannover’s vassal state. Both Hannover and Braunschweig were absorbed into Prussia at the 1866 Austro-Prussian War’s conclusion, which effectively concluded Germany’s unification struggles. Prussia had emerged as the dominant power within Germany and went on to lead the country’s combined forces to victory over France in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. The German Empire was created 1871 and Prussia’s König Wilhelm I became Imperial Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm I…..  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1779

    $115.00

    The Braunschweig war merit cross was instituted by Duke Ernst August on 23 October 1914, initially in one class, for merit in action and to be awarded regardless of rank. It is often known as the ‘Ernst August Cross’. On 20 March 1918, a first class of the Cross was created in pinback form….    

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - MEDAL - WAR SERVICE - 2ND CLASS

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

    SKU: 05-1719 XFQ

    $145.00

    The Braunschweig War Merit Cross, also known as the Ernst-Augustkreuz, was a military decoration of the Duchy of Brunswick. The Cross was established 23 October 1914 by Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. The cross was awarded to all ranks for distinction in war. On 20 March 1918, a first class of the Cross was created in pinback form, with the existing Cross becoming the second class. The cross was awarded on a blue ribbon with yellow stripes for combatants and on a yellow ribbon with blue stripes for non-combatants….      

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1st CLASS – 1914 – PRINZENGROßE

    SKU: 05-1750

    $595.00

    This is a first time offering from Der Rittmeister Militaria. It is the Duchy of Braunschweig’s 1914 War Service Cross 1st Class (Kriegsverdienstkreuz) in the very rare prinzengroße size. In fact, it is the first of its type that I have ever seen in nearly fifty years of collecting. I was VERY pleased to acquire it. The literal translation of prinzengroße is “prince-sized.” In the 18th and 19th Centuries it was a common practice for nobles’ or royal officers’ sons to wear uniforms like those worn by their fathers…  

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR MERIT CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

    SKU: 05-1760

    $145.00

    The Braunschweig War Merit Cross, also known as the Ernst-Augustkreuz, was a military decoration of the Duchy of Brunswick. The Cross was established 23 October 1914 by Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. The cross was awarded to all ranks for distinction in war. On 20 March 1918, a first class of the Cross was created in pinback form, with the existing Cross becoming the second class. The cross was awarded on a blue ribbon with yellow stripes for combatants and on a yellow ribbon with blue stripes for non-combatants….    

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  • LUBECK - HANSEATIC CROSS

    BREMEN – HANSEATIC CROSS – 1914

    SKU: 05-1737

    $250.00

    The three Free City states of the Hanseatic League consisted of Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen. All three awarded different variations of the Hanseatic Cross. These were considered to be 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalents…  

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  • DUCHY OF NASSAU – LONG SERVICE AWARD – 1834 – 22 YEARS

    SKU: 05-1764

    $495.00

    This long service award is for 22 years (XXII) long and true service (TRUE DIENST LAHRE) and comes from the Duchy of Nassau. The decoration was given to NCO’s and enlisted men. This very small state gave a very limited number of decorations….      

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  • GERMANY – BOOK – AUSZEICHNUNGEN des 3. REICHES – SPEZIALKATALOG 2009/2010 by LOTHAR HARTUNG & LOTHAR BICHLMAIER

    SKU: 05-1513

    $20.00

    This is a handy pocket catalog that helps identify the orders, decorations, and badges of the Third Reich……

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  • GERMANY – BOOK – ORDERS AND DECORATIONS OF ALL NATIONS: ANCIENT AND MODERN CIVIL AND MILITARY: SECOND EDITION by ROBERT WERLICH

    SKU: 05-1526 XJB

    $150.00

    This is a second edition that was published in 1974. The book is hard covered and spans nearly five hundred pages. It is out-of-print. It describes the orders and decorations by country. If you are looking for a good primer, it is this book’s purpose. As for Germany, it breaks down the various awards by state. It contains extensive, mostly black and white photographs…..

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  • GERMANY – FLUGSPENDE -1912

    SKU: 01-905

    $95.00

    The medal is silver-toned. The obverse shows an eagle in flight. The reverse says “National Flugspende.” The medal is attached to what was normally the top half of a veteran’s association medal, which is also silver-toned. It consists of a Hohenzollern Crown with crossed swords over oak leaves. In turn, it is attached to a silk ribbon in Germany’s national colors. The attachment’s reverse displays its German manufacturer’s name. It is an interesting display of the 1912 Flugspende Medal……

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  • GERMANY – GRAF FERDINAND von ZEPPELIN MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1732

    $195.00

    This is a lovely medal that commemorates Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin. The medal is circular. It measures 1 1/4″ in diameter.

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – COMBATANTS

    SKU: 05-1464

    $15.00

    After Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg’s death, Germany issued a medal bearing his name to honor WW I’s combatants, non combatants, and their next-of-kin. This is an example of the Combatant’s Cross. No jump ring or ribbon accompanies the example….  

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – COMBATANTS – MATCHING ONE-PLACE RIBBON BAR

    SKU: 05-1424

    $45.00

    This is a Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatant. The decoration has the correct ribbon attached. Also, accompanying the decoration is the one-place ribbon bar. The crossed swords for the decoration are attached to the ribbon bar…  

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – NEXT OF KIN

    SKU: 05-1354

    $40.00

    This is the Hindenburg Cross for the Next of Kin. It was given to the families of fallen soldiers from the Great War. It was often referred to as the “Widows Cross.” It is black, with NO swords through its center. It is hallmarked D. S. M. on the reverse. No ribbon is present….  

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – NEXT-OF-KIN

    SKU: 05-1667

    $40.00

    The Hindenburg Cross was initiated in three classes after President and former Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg died in 1934. The medal was issued to honor participants who served in the Great War and their families…  

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – NEXT-OF-KIN

    SKU: 05-1201

    $30.00

    When the Hindenburg Cross was created in 1934 after the death of President and Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg, they decided to create three classes. First was for Combatants, which was a bronze-toned cross with swords….  

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – NON COMBATANTS

    SKU: 05-1512

    $35.00

    This is the non combatant’s version of the Hindenburg Cross. It has no swords and was meant for a person who did not see front-line action. Its attached ribbon is well-used…

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – NON COMBATANTS

    SKU: 05-1525

    $30.00

    This is one of the three classes of the Hindenburg Cross. It is for Non Combatants. It is similar to the Combatants except that it does not sport swords. It measures 1 ½” x 1 ½,” and comes with a ribbon.  

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS – NON COMBATANTS

    SKU: 05-1343

    $25.00

    The Hindenburg Cross, which was authorized after the death of President and Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg, was awarded in three classes. First was a brass-toned award with swords through its center…  

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS WITH SWORDS – COMBATANT

    SKU: 05-1740

    $25.00

    This is the Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants. The Hindenburg Cross was issued in three classes. First was that for combatants. Second was for noncombatants. The third class was for the next of kin for soldiers that died during the war…  

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  • GERMANY – HINDENBURG CROSS WITH SWORDS – COMBATANT’S

    SKU: 05-1708

    $45.00

    This is the Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants. The decoration was first authorized after the death of German Präsident and former Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg…  

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  • GERMANY – KYFFHÄUSERBUND MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1680

    $40.00

    The medal is oval-shaped and measures 1 ¼” x 1 ¾.” The medal and ribbon are in fine shape…    

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  • GERMANY – KYFFHÄUSERBUND MEDAL

    SKU: 05-985

    $35.00

    This oval-shaped and gilt-toned medal was for a veteran’s group or association (Bund), in which veterans joined to enjoy the company of other veterans of the Great War. The obverse has a flag and the dates “1914-1918.”…  

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  • GERMANY – KYFFHAUSERBUND MEDAL

    SKU: 15-746

    $50.00

    This was a post war veterans medal for at the time was the largest veteran organization. It comes in an interesting arrangement. The ORIGINAL ribbon is turned back and there is a safety pin on the reverse to attach it to a garment….  

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  • GERMANY – KYFFHAUSERBUND MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1746

    $55.00

    This was a post war veterans medal for at the time was the largest veteran organization. It comes with a short length of ORIGINAL ribbon…  

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  • GERMANY – LONG SERVICE AWARD- FIFTEEN YEARS – ENLISTED MAN/NCO

    SKU: 05-1463

    $125.00

    This is an enlisted man/NCO Long Service Award for fifteen years’ duty. The cross measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2.” The obverse displays a crown, while the reverse features “XV.” A short 1 1/2″ length of blue ribbon is attached…    

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  • GERMANY – MEMORIAL MEDAL – S.M.S. MOLTKE

    SKU: 13-792

    $125.00

    This is a memorial medal that was issued to honor the S. M. S. Moltke. I am not sure when the medal was issued, but an interesting story about it exists. The decoration is bronze-toned and measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. The obverse displays a profile image of Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke, the Prussian Army’s Chief of the General Staff. (After the Empire was created in 1871, he became the Chief of Staff for all of Germany’s armies). Von Moltke became a military legend in Germany. Under his control the Prussian Army was modernized with better training, better tactics, superior weapons, and a rail transportation system that moved troops quickly to where they were needed…  

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  • GERMANY - MILITARY SERVICE CROSS - 3rd CLASS  - WITH SWORDS

    GERMANY – MILITARY SERVICE CROSS – 3rd CLASS  – WITH SWORDS

    SKU: 05-1755

    $125.00

    This is the Military Service Cross 3rd Class with swords. This decoration was instituted by Ling Ludwig II (Mad Ludwig) of Bavaria during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. It was awarded both during war time and peace time. No swords were awarded during peace time. This is a WW I era decoration that comes with crossed swords. It has a short piece of replacement ribbon attached….  

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  • Sale! GERMANY - ORDEN POUR le MÉRITE - WITH OAK LEAVES IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE - JEWELER’S/WEARER’S COPY

    GERMANY – ORDEN POUR le MÉRITE – WITH OAK LEAVES IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE – JEWELER’S/WEARER’S COPY – HALLMARKED

    SKU: 05-1545 XJG

    $23,395.00 $19,995.00

    Hallmarked,  Jeweler’s (Wearer’s) copy of the Orden Pour le Mérite with the very rare Oak Leaves dated from the 1914-1929 period……  

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  • GERMANY – ORDER PILLOW – ORDENKISSEN

    SKU: 05-1519

    $250.00

    This is a reproduction of the famous Ordenkissen (Order Pillow) used in WW I. They were used at combat-stricken German officers’ funerals. [Funeral photographs of PLM-winning pilots Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann in particular show a fellow officer walking ahead of the casket, holding before him the dead officer’s Ordenkissen displaying the orders and decorations each had been awarded…  

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  • The Red Cross Medal 3rd Class was awarded to workers who assisted in Red Cross activities.

    GERMANY – RED CROSS MEDAL – 3rd CLASS – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1391

    $250.00

    The Red Cross Medal 3rd Class was awarded to workers who assisted in Red Cross activities….  

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  • GERMANY – RED CROSS MEDAL – 3rd CLASS – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1439

    $250.00

    This is the Red Cross Medal 3rd Class. It was awarded to those workers who assisted in Red Cross activities. The medal is gilt-toned and measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. The obverse features a cross. Each arm’s top is crowned. Among the arms are the letters W, R, V, and A….  

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  • GERMANY – RED CROSS WORKER MEDAL – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1538

    $125.00

    This is the 2nd Class level of the Red Cross Worker Medal, which was awarded to both men and women from 1898 through 1921. The Red Cross that appears on the 2nd Class medal is made of red enamel. The decoration and ribbon are both in very fine condition. As the ribbon is the straight variety, our example was meant for a male worker…

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  • GERMANY – RED CROSS WORKER MEDAL – 3rd CLASS – WITH BOW

    SKU: 05-1539

    $75.00

    This example was meant for a female worker, as its ribbon is tied in a bow. Both medal and ribbon are in very fine condition….      

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    GERMANY – VETERAN MEDAL – KRIEGERVEREIN KUES/MOSEL TIN CROSS

    SKU: 05-1662 XDG

    $50.00 $40.00

    Similar to a veteran’s medal issued by private organization, such as Germany’s postwar Kriegervereins (Soldiers’ Organizations). It features Kaiser Wilhelm II’s profile cut out in the center of a cross. Words on the area surrounding the center indicate it is from a veteran’s organization in “Cues,” which refers to Bernkastel-Kues, a German town in the Mosel wine district….    

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  • GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / ROMANIA / NETHERLANDS – CASED MEDAL – Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen – CREDIT UNIONS

    SKU: 05-1453

    $175.00

    This cased medal honors Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, who founded Germany’s first rural credit union in 1864. Born in 1818, Raiffeisen was the mayor of several towns. He served in Weyerbusch/Westerwald from 1845 to 1848, in Flammersfeld/Westerwald from 1848 to 1852, and Heddesdorf from 1852 until late 1865…..  

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  • HAMBURG – HANSEATIC CROSS

    SKU: 05-1774

    $35.00

    Hanseatic Crosses were issued for the three Hanseatic Free States of Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen. This example hails from Hamburg. It represents the city/state’s equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class….    

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  • HAMBURG – HANSEATIC CROSS

    SKU: 05-1725 XFQ

    $150.00

    The Hanseatic Cross from the free State of Hamburg consists of a cross with handsome red enamel……

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  • GERMANY - HANSEATIC CROSS HAMBURG

    HAMBURG – HANSEATIC CROSS – 1914

    SKU: 05-1738

    $150.00

    The three Free City states of the Hanseatic League consisted of Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen. All three awarded different variations of the Hanseatic Cross. These were considered to be 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalents…  

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  • HAMBURG, LÜBECK, AND BREMEN – HANSEATIC CROSSES – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE – AWARDED – AUSTRIA’S ARCHDUKE EUGEN

    SKU: 08-437

    $3,495.00

    Here are THREE Hanseatic Crosses from the Free States of Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen in the original presentation case. They were Archduke Eugen (1863-1954) of Austria’s personal property. The presentation case measures 4″ x 7 1/2″ x 1.” The words “Hanseaten Kreuze Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck” are embossed in gold on the outer lid…  

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – BRAVERY MEDAL – ORIGINAL AWARD PACKET

    SKU: 05-1780

    $145.00

    Tapferkeits-Medaille (Bravery Medal) from Hesse-Darmstadt’s Grand Duchy. It measures 1 5/16″ in diameter. The decoration was awarded from 1894-1918. Its obverse shows a profile of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig. Its reverse bears “Für Tapferkeit” within a wreath…  

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – LONG SERVICE CROSS – FIFTEEN-YEAR

    SKU: 05-1778

    $145.00

    Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt’s Fifteen-Year Long-Service Award…..      

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – LOYAL SERVICE – FELDDIENSTZEICHEN -1840

    SKU: 05-1776

    $150.00

    Various variations of the Felddienstzeichen were issued by Hesse-Darmstadt from 1780 through 1866. Changes in the decoration began in 1850. This variation is from 1840…    

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT – MILITARY RED CROSS SERVICE CROSS

    SKU: 05-1772

    $115.00

    This is an interesting decoration that comes from the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt. It is the Military Red Cross Service Cross. It was awarded to soldiers who were serving in a Red Cross capacity. It is an interestingly-shaped cross, of a type rarely seen among German decorations…  

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  • HOHENZOLLERN – ADLER INHABER

    SKU: 08-390

    $650.00

    This is the Adler Inhaber from Hohenzollern. It shows the Hohenzollern Eagle with wide spread wings. In the center of its chest is a black and white enamel shield. The eagle sports a beautiful, frosted, silver surface. The decoration, which measures 1 1/4″ x 11/4,” is MINT. No ribbon accompanies this decoration.

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  • HOHENZOLLERN – HOUSE SILVER SERVICE MEDAL – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 08-426

    $495.00

    This is the House Silver Service Medal from Hohenzollern. The decoration is circular, measuring 1 1/4″ in diameter. It has a large jump ring attached to the decoration’s top. The decoration’s obverse features a crowned cypher within a wreath made of oak and laurel leaves. Under the cypher is the date, 1 January 1842. The reverse displays Hohenzollern’s Coat-of-Arms and “Für Treue und Verdienst (For Loyalty and Service).”…  

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  • IMPERIAL GERMANY, THIRD REICH, AND OTHER COUNTRIES - PERIOD FOLIO - DECORATION ID’S & RIBBON SAMPLES

    IMPERIAL GERMANY, THIRD REICH, AND OTHER COUNTRIES – PERIOD FOLIO – DECORATION ID’S & RIBBON SAMPLES

    SKU: 05-1349

    $695.00

    This is a wonderful research tool for collectors who want to identify ribbons from both the Imperial German Period and the Third Reich….      

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  • LIPPE-DETMOLD – WAR MEDAL OF HONOR – 1915 – (Kriegs-Ehrenmedaille)

    SKU: 05-1763

    $150.00

    The Medal was instituted by Prince Leopold IV on 25 October 1915 to be awarded to Men, women and young women who, in enemy territory or at home, through loyal work in an official or voluntary capacity, have shown notable merit in public welfare, particularly in the care of sick and wounded soldiers or in other work for the Red Cross, and thus earned the expression of our recognition….    

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  • LIPPE-DETMOLD - WAR MERIT CROSS - KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ AM BAND FÜR NICHTKÄMPFER- 1914

    LIPPE-DETMOLD – WAR MERIT CROSS – KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ AM BAND FÜR NICHTKÄMPFER- 1914

    SKU: 05-1782

    $185.00

    Established in August of 1914, the Lippe Detmold war merit cross is adorned with gilt tone and one place ribbon bar.  This award from the World War I., was established by the Prince Leopold IV….  

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  • LIPPE-DETMOLD – WAR MERIT CROSS – KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ AM BAND FÜR NICHTKÄMPFER- 1914 – NON COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1787

    $185.00

    Established in August of 1914, the Lippe Detmold war merit cross is adorned with gilt tone and ribbon.  This award from the World War I., was established by the Prince Leopold IV….  

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  • MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MILITARY SERVICE CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS – PRIVATELY-PURCHASED – VAULTED

    SKU: 05-1748

    $395.00

    This is the 1914 Military Service Cross 1st Class from the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The decoration is its equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class…  

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  • MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1762

    $595.00

    The Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross (Militärverdienstkreuz) was established by Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on August 5, 1848. Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a grand duchy located in northern Germany, was a member of the German Confederation and later the German Empire….    

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  • OLDENBURG - FRIEDRICH AUGUST COMBATANTS CROSS - 2nd CLASS

    OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914

    SKU: 08-581

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914, circled with laurel leaves.  

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  • OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914

    SKU: 05-1767

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914.        

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  • OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914

    SKU: 05-1788

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914.        

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  • OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914 – COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1768

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914, circled with laurel leaves….            

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  • OLDENBURG – FREIDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914 – NON COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1765

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914….  

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  • OLDENBURG – FRIEDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914

    SKU: 05-1723 XFQ

    $125.00

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914, circled with laurel leaves….  

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  • OLDENBURG - GRAND CROSS WITH SWORDS ON THE RING OF THE HOUSE AND SERVICE ORDER HERZOG PETER FRIEDRICH LUDWIG

    OLDENBURG – GRAND CROSS WITH SWORDS ON THE RING OF THE HOUSE AND SERVICE ORDER HERZOG PETER FRIEDRICH LUDWIG

    SKU: 05-1164

    $5,495.00

    The Grand Cross with Swords on the Ring of the House and Service Order Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig was one of the highest awards that could be given by the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. This relatively small Grand Duchy fielded a single infantry and cavalry regiment along with one artillery Bataillon. The decoration was awarded as a sash…..

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  • OLDENBURG – WAR MERIT CROSS – 1ST CLASS – WITH SWORDS – COMBANTANTS RIBBON

    SKU: 05-1769

    $295.00

    The Oldenburg War Merit Cross First Class with Swords, in patina  iron with a black paint finish and comes with a combatants blue with red striped ribbon, in mint condition and is a rare award….  

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  • OLDENBURG – WAR MERIT CROSS – 1ST CLASS – WITH SWORDS – COMBANTANTS RIBBON

    SKU: 05-1770

    $395.00

    The Oldenburg War Merit Cross First Class with Swords, in patina  iron with a black paint finish and comes with a combatants blue with red striped ribbon, in mint condition and is a rare award….  

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  • PRUSSIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – OFFICER – TWENTY-YEARS

    SKU: 05-1540

    $175.00

    This is a Prussian officer’s Twenty-Years Long-Service Cross. The obverse displays the “Wilhelm Rex” cypher. The reverse features “XX,” which signifies twenty-years Prussian Army service. The medal is in very fine condition, as is its cornflower blue ribbon.

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  • PRUSSIA – COMBATANTS DECORATION – FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR – 1870-1871

    SKU: 05-1533

    $40.00

    This is a decoration that was awarded to veterans who fought during the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. It is a second-generation example, not an issued or awarded piece. A piece like this was often used on a medal bar if the original was no longer available…  

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  • PRUSSIA - CROWN ORDER - 4TH CLASS - GENEVA CROSS - AWARDED TO A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

    PRUSSIA – CROWN ORDER – 4TH CLASS – GENEVA CROSS – AWARDED TO A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

    SKU: 05-1736

    $495.00

    This is an interesting variation of the Crown Order 4th Class. On the top arm, we see a Red Cross symbol which would make this award for a medical professional,  likely a Doctor. The enamel on the obverse is unblemished. There is some chipping to the enamel on the reverse. The decoration is parade mounted.

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  • PRUSSIA – FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR MEDAL – 1870-1871 – NON COMBATANTS

    SKU: 05-1607

    $40.00

    This is the non combatant’s version of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War Medal. It is silver and has a fine finish. It has no ribbon.  

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  • PRUSSIA – HOHENZOLLERN MEDAL – NON COMBATANT – 1848/1849

    SKU: 05-1462

    $295.00

    The Hohenzollern Medal for Non Combatant from 1848 through 1849 was awarded in 1851-1852 for Prussian Army service during the early German consolidation wars….  

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  • PRUSSIA – KAISER WILHELM I CENTENNIAL MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1670

    $50.00

    The Kaiser Wilhelm I Centennial Medal commemorated the 100th (1797-1897) anniversary of Kaiser Wilhelm I’s birth. The decoration is in very good condition. An original ribbon accompanies it….  

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  • PRUSSIA – KÖNIGGRÄTZ CROSS – 1866 – AUSTRO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 05-1630 XES

    $75.00

    Medal for the 1866 Austro-Prussian War’s decisive Battle of Königgrätz, which took place on 3 July 1866. The war saw Prussia and her allies of the Northern Confederation face Austria and her allies (including, but not limited to, Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony, and Hannover….  

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  • PRUSSIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – LANDWEHR – ENLISTED MAN/NCO

    SKU: 05-1671

    $50.00

    This is an Enlisted Man/NCO’s Landwehr Long-Service Award awarded to a reservist after he had completed his required service. The decoration is a clasp with yellow information printed on a dark-blue background…  

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  • PRUSSIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – LANDWEHR – UNTEROFFIZIERE

    SKU: 05-1673

    $50.00

    This is the Landwehr Long Service Medal for Unteroffiziere. It features a blue and gold decoration suspended from a blue ribbon.  

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  • PRUSSIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – TWENTY-FIVE YEARS – OFFICER

    SKU: 05-1488

    $195.00

    This is an officer’s twenty-five year decoration for long service. It was the highest award given to an officer for long service. The cross is gilt and measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2.” It is attached to a blue ribbon which that is parade-wrapped. It is a fine example of a not frequently-seen decoration….  

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  • PRUSSIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – TWENTY-YEAR – OFFICER

    SKU: 05-1655

    $150.00

    This is an officer’s Prussian Twenty-Year Long-Service Medal. Its obverse features Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal cypher. The reverse has twenty in Roman numerals. A small piece of correct blue ribbon is attached.  

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  • PRUSSIA – LONG SERVICE MEDAL – OFFICER – TWENTY-YEARS

    SKU: 05-1530

    $150.00

    This is a Twenty-Years Long-Service Medal. It is a cross. Its obverse features the Wilhelm Rex cypher. The reverse displays the Roman numerals (XX) for twenty-years of long-service. The reverse’s center is slightly indented.

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  • PRUSSIA – MERIT CROSS – VERDIENSTKREUZ FÜR KRIEGSHILFE

    SKU: 05-1678

    $50.00

    The Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe (Merit Cross for War Aid) was a wartime civil decoration from Prussia. It was awarded for patriotic war aid service, especially on the home front. Its obverse displays Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal cypher. The reverse exhibits the legend, “Für Kriegs Hilfsdienst” (For War Aid Service). Both the decoration and medal are in excellent condition….  

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    PRUSSIA – MERIT CROSS FOR WAR AID – VERDIENSTKREUZ FÜR KRIEGSHILFE

    SKU: 05-1663 XDG

    $75.00 $60.00

    The Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe (Merit Cross for War Aid) is a wartime civil decoration from Prussia….

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  • PRUSSIA – MILITARY LONG SERVICE AWARD – 2nd CLASS – KÖNIG FRIEDRICH WILHELM III

    SKU: 05-1375

    $150.00

    Today we are offering still another decoration from Friedrich Wilhelm III’s era. It is an enlisted man/NCO’s Military Long-Service Award 2nd Class. It is a clasp featuring König Friedrich Wilhelm III’s cypher in its center. Obviously, the decoration must precede 1840. It is AT LEAST one-hundred-twenty-five-years-old. It is mounted on an original blue ribbon that shows its age. A pin appears on its reverse to secure it to a garment. It is in very fine condition, especially when one considers its age….  

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  • PRUSSIA - RED EAGLE ORDER - 4TH CLASS - FINAL PATTERN

    PRUSSIA – RED EAGLE ORDER – 4TH CLASS – FINAL PATTERN

    SKU: 05-1728

    $375.00

    The Red Eagle Order 4th Class in its final pattern awarded from 1888 until the end of the Empire in 1918. The Red Eagle has pebbled arms and a multi colored enamel center. The reverse has the crowned royal cypher of Friedrich Wilhelm. There is no manufacturer hallmarking and there is a short piece of replacement ribbon.

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  • PRUSSIA - RED EAGLE ORDER - 4TH CLASS - FINAL PATTERN – WITH SIXTY YEAR BUTTON

    PRUSSIA – RED EAGLE ORDER – 4TH CLASS – FINAL PATTERN – WITH SIXTY YEAR BUTTON

    SKU: 05-1729

    $450.00

    This Red Eagle Order 4th Class. comes with a sixty year button which indicates how long the holder of this decoration has been a member of the order. This red eagle is the “final pattern” which was awarded from 1888 until the end of the Empire in 1918. It has pebbled arms and a multi colored enamel center. The reverse has the crowned royal cypher of Friedrich Wilhelm……

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  • PRUSSIA – RED EAGLE ORDER- 4th CLASS

    SKU: 05-1742

    $695.00

    This is the Order of the Red Eagle 4th Class. It is the final version which was used until 1918 and has pebbled arms. The enamel is not damaged and is fine condition. It comes with an ORIGINAL ribbon….  

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  • PRUSSIA – SERVICE MEDAL – NON COMBANTANT – FRANCO PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 05-1137

    $65.00

    This is a splendidly conditioned example of the Non Combatant’s Medal for the Franco-Prussian War. …  

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  • PRUSSIA – VETERANS ASSOCIATION HONOR CROSS

    SKU: 05-1467

    $75.00

    This is the Prussian Veterans’ Association Honor Cross 2nd Class. It is a large, silver-plated cross with the initials “P. L. K. V.” (Preußischer Landes Kriegern Verband/Prussian National Warriors Association) among its four arms…  

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  • PRUSSIA - WAR AIDE CROSS

    PRUSSIA – WAR AIDE CROSS

    SKU: 05-1721 XFQ

    $50.00

    The War Aide Crosse from Prussia was awarded to civilians who assisted in the war effort…..

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  • PRUSSIA - WAR MEDAL - DANISH WAR OF 1864

    PRUSSIA – WAR MEDAL – DANISH WAR OF 1864 – COMBATANTS

    SKU: 05-1730 XDG

    $125.00

    This war medal is an issued medal for combatants from Prussia who fought in the war. Like the Napoleonic medals for 1813, 1814, and 1815 the decorations were cast from the bronze of captured enemy cannons. On the edge of the medal you will see the marking that indicate this information(see pictures). The obverse of the decoration has the twin crowns of King Wilhelm I of Prussia (Later to be Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany.) And kaiser Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary. The reverse of the medal has mention of the victory and the date 1864. A short piece of correct ribbon is attached……

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    PRUSSIA – HONOR AWARD – EHRENZEICHEN MEDAL– 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 05-1665 XDG

    $125.00 $95.00

    Prussia’s 2nd Class version of the Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen (General Honor Decoration)…    

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  • PRUSSIA – KAISER WILHELM I CENTENNIAL MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1496

    $20.00

    In 1897 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorized this medal to commemorate the centennial of his grandfather, Kaiser Wilhelm I’s birth. The gold toned-medal measures 1 ½” in diameter. The obverse displays Wilhelm der Große’s high-relief profile. The reverse has information about him, including his birth year and death date. The medal does not have a jump ring or ribbon…  

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  • PRUSSIA – LONG SERVICE AWARD – LANDWEHR – ENLISTED MAN/NCO

    SKU: 05-1672

    $50.00

    This is an Enlisted Man/NCO’s Landwehr Long-Service Award awarded to a reservist after he had completed his required service. The decoration is a clasp with yellow information printed on a dark-blue background. It is a pinback award. Its pin is complete on the reverse….  

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  • SAXE-WEIMAR – ORDER OF THE WHITE FALCON – KNIGHT’S CROWN WITH SWORDS – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 08-561

    $1,495.00

    The Order of the White Falcon was awarded in very small numbers to native sons of this Saxon Duchy, and to other important persons in the civilian and military sectors. The example, which is in excellent condition, is one that we infrequently see. It will make for a fine addition to any collection!…  

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  • SAXE-WEIMAR – WILHELM-ERNST KRIEGSKREUZ

    SKU: 08-574

    $2,295.00

    The Order of Heinrich the Lion from Braunschweig and the White Falcon family from the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach are two of my favorite families of orders and decorations. In both cases, it is the superb enamel work and attention to detail that attracts me. That said, I must admit that my favorite is the White Falcon (Weißen Falken)…  

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  • OLDENBURG - ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN -ALTENBURG MEDAL

    SAXON / ALTENBURG – ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN -ALTENBURG MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1771

    $150.00

    Perfectly patinaed circular silver medal with combatants ribbon for Oldenburg….  

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  • SAXON / ALTENBURG – ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN -ALTENBURG MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1786

    $150.00

    Perfectly patinaed circular gilt toned bronze medal with purple and green ribbon for Altenburg….  

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  • SAXON / ALTENBURG – ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN -ALTENBURG MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1791

    $150.00

    Perfectly patinaed circular gilt toned bronze medal with purple and green ribbon for Altenburg….  

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  • SAXONY – FRIEDRICH AUGUST MEDAL – BRONZE

    SKU: 05-1423

    $55.00

    This is a fine example of the Friedrich August Medal in Bronze from the Kingdom of Saxony. The medal was awarded from 1905 through 1918. The medal measures 1″ in diameter. The medal’s obverse features the decoration’s name. Its reverse has Friedrich August III’s royal cypher. He was Saxony’s final king. No ribbon comes with this decoration.

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  • SAXONY - MEDAL - FRIEDRICH AUGUST - BRONZE

    SAXONY – FRIEDRICH AUGUST MEDAL – BRONZE

    SKU: 05-1717 XFQ

    $50.00

    Friedrich August Medal in bronze. The medal has a short piece of green and yellow ribbon.

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  • SAXONY – FRIEDRICH AUGUST MEDAL – BRONZE

    SKU: 05-1753

    $85.00

    This is the Friedrich August Medal in Bronze. It comes from the Kingdom of Saxony and represents the Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent. It comes with an ORIGINAL ribbon….  

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  • SAXONY – FÜR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1348

    $110.00

    This is the Silver Medal Für Treue in der Arbeit from the Kingdom of Saxony. It measures 1″ in diameter. The decoration’s obverse depicts König Friedrich August III of Saxony. The decoration’s reverse shows “Für Treue in der Arbeit” within a wreath of laurel leaves. It comes complete with a short length of green ribbon.

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  • SAXONY – LONG SERVICE AWARD – 2nd CLASS – WITH MINIATURE – LANDWEHR

    SKU: 05-1687

    $115.00

    This is the Landwehr Long Service Award 2nd Class from Saxony….  

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  • SAXONY – LONG SERVICE AWARD – 3rd CLASS – 9 YEAR

    SKU: 05-1245

    $85.00

    This is the 3rd Class Long Service Award for Nine Years of Service. This example is for enlisted men and NCO’s in the Saxon Army from 1913 to 1918. The decoration is circular and silver in color. It is in very fine condition, with a green and white ribbon.  

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  • SAXONY – LONG SERVICE AWARD – 3rd CLASS – 9 YEARS

    SKU: 05-1244

    $105.00

    This is a Saxon 3rd Class Nine-Years Long-Service Award. The example is for enlisted men and NCO’s in the Saxon Army from 1874 to 1913. The circular decoration is gilt in color. It is in very fine condition, with a green and white ribbon.    

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  • SAXONY – WAR SERVICE CROSS

    SKU: 05-1599

    $125.00

    The medal is in very fine condition, but lacks a ribbon….  

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  • SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE - TRUE COMBATABTS SERVICE CROSS - 2nd CLASS

    SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE – TRUE COMBATABTS SERVICE CROSS – 2nd CLASS

    SKU: 08-579

    $175.00

    Schaumburg-Lippe was a small Imperial German Principality. Our offering today is its Combatant’s Cross for True Service in the 2nd Class. The gilt-toned cross measures 1.5” x 1.5.” Its obverse displays the legend “Für Treue Dienst,” Schaumburg-Lippe’s crowned royal cypher, and the date 1914…  

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  • SOUTHWEST AFRICA – VETERAN’S MEDAL FOR SERVICE

    SKU: 05-1731

    $250.00

    This is a high-quality veterans medal from the German Colonial troops (Schutztruppen) of German Southwest Africa (Deutsch Süd-West-Afrika)……

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  • WALDECK-PYRMONT – MERIT CROSS – 3RD CLASS – SILVER – 1854-1896 – COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1789

    $895.00

    This is a very rare and much desired honor cross for Waldeck Pyrmont. The award was awarded 1854-1896 during the reign of the third sovereign Prince George Victor. …  

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  • WALDECK-PYRMONT – MERIT CROSS – 3RD CLASS – SILVER – 1854-1896 – COMBANTANT

    SKU: 05-1790

    $895.00

    This is a very rare and much desired honor cross for Waldeck Pyrmont. The award was awarded 1854-1896 during the reign of the third sovereign Prince George Victor. …

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – ACKNOWLEDGMENT MEDAL of the KING KARL ANNIVERSARY FOUNDATION -1893-1921 – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE

    SKU: 05-1395

    $250.00

    This is an interesting jubilee decoration that commemorates both König Karl and König Wilhelm II of Württemberg…..  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – KÖNIG KARL MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1445

    $195.00

    This is the Kingdom of Württemberg’s Silver Service Medal as awarded under König Karl’s reign. It is a civil decoration. The decoration measures 1″ in diameter. It shows König Karl of Württemberg’s profile. It comes with a short length of black and red ribbon…    

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – KÖNIG WILHELM II MEDAL – GOLDEN

    SKU: 05-1443

    $250.00

    This is the Golden Service Medal from the Kingdom of Württemberg. It is a civil decoration, with a gilt finish applied over a base metal. The decoration measures 1″ in diameter. It shows König Wilhelm II of Württemberg’s profile. It comes with a short length of black and red ribbon….  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – KÖNIG WILHELM II MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1444

    $175.00

    This is the Silver Service Medal from the Kingdom of Württemberg. It is a civil decoration. This variation features a star under the King’s likeness, as well as a star on the reverse under the words “For Service.” The decoration measures 1″ in diameter. It shows König Wilhelm II of Württemberg’s profile. It comes with a short length of black and red ribbon….  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – LONG SERVICE AWARD – 2nd CLASS – LANWEHR

    SKU: 05-1459

    $75.00

    This is the Landwehr Long Service Award (Clasp) 2nd Class from the Kingdom of Württemberg. The clasp measures 3/4″ x 1 1/2.” Running through its center is a red and blue ribbon. The crowned royal cypher, “W,” is attached to the clasp’s center. The clasp has a silver back. It was awarded from 1891 to 1912….  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - AWARD - NINE YEAR LONG SERVICE

    WÜRTTEMBERG – LONG SERVICE AWARD – NINE YEAR

    SKU: 05-1716 XFQ

    $75.00

    It is a nine year long service award for service in the Württemberg army and is adorned with a red and blue ribbon…  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – SERVICE MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1531

    $95.00

    This is the Silver Service Medal that was presented from 1892 through 1918 during König Wilhelm II’s (1848-1941) reign. A higher class of the award was presented in gold. While the decoration was awarded during peacetime, it also served as Württemberg’s Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent award during WW I…  

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG – WAR COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL – 1848 – SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN CAMPAIGN

    SKU: 05-1487

    $1,995.00

    This is not a well-known German state-issued campaign medal, although it is certainly a rarer example. It is the War Commemorative Medal for the Schleswig-Holstein Campaign. The bronze decoration was awarded by Württemberg and measures 1 1/8″ in diameter. Its obverse features a wreath going around the interior. Within that wreath is König Wilhelm I of Württemberg’s crowned cypher…  

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    WÜRTTEMBERG – WILHEMS CROSS – OFFICER – PINBACK – TYPE 1

    SKU: 05-1692 XKA

    $4,995.00 $3,995.00

    Württemberg began awarding The Wilhelm’s Cross in 1915 in two classes, as a 2nd Class Cross on a ribbon, or as a 1st Class Pinback Decoration for officers. What we are offering today is an extremely rare (and I do mean RARE) example of Württemberg’s Offiziers Steckkreuz Wilhelmskreuz mit Krone und Schwerten (Officers’ Pinback Wilhelm’s Cross with Crown and Swords)……

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  • WUTTEMBERG – KÖNIG WILHELM II – SILVER SERVICE MEDAL

    SKU: 05-1332

    $75.00

    This is a late-war example of the Silver Service Medal from the Kingdom of Württemberg. It comes complete with ribbon…  

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