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PRUSSIA – ORDEN POUR LE MÉRITE – JEWELERS OR WEARERS COPY – .800 SILVER HALLMARKED

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PRUSSIA – ORDEN POUR LE MÉRITE – JEWELERS OR WEARERS COPY – .800 SILVER HALLMARKED

This very fine example of an Orden Pour le Mérite (PLM) Jeweler/Wearer’s copy that dates from the post WW I (1919-1939) period. A wearer’s copy was purchased by a recipient for daily wear and to preserve his period-issued cross. [The latter usually had been personally presented by Kaiser Wilhelm II, as it was Germany’s highest honor and his privilege to bestow].

The decoration we are offering today is a post-1917 with the small suspension-device variation. Its enamel is a medium-blue, while the gold lettering and crown stand out magnificently against the blue enamel. The cross is unmarked for manufacturer, as many were, although the side of the 6 ‘o clock arm is hallmarked for .800 silver.
The well-worn, original ribbon bears two silver bands for a first award. It is period issue (NOT a modern replacement) that measures about 21.5” inches in length and 2.5″ inches wide. It can be seen in the center of the ribbon where the material is gathered together. This is a sign that the ribbon was worn. The ends where the ties were originally located have been clipped off.

Overall this is a quality example with excellent details at every point.

During WWI, a total of 687 PLM’s were awarded to various officers in the German military and to important men from the Central Powers. The award of a PLM was made to both senior and junior officers. If given to a junior officer, it was for supreme bravery or accomplishments in battle. Senior officers usually received the award for “command” achievements. For example, the Imperial German Air Service offered its first PLM for shooting down eight airplanes. Within a year of the first award, it increased the score to sixteen (the level at which Manfred von Richthofen received his PLM). As the war progressed, the tally was increased to twenty, then thirty, kills late in the war.

The Kaiserliche Marine also received their share of PLM awards. Several U-Boot commanders, as well as surface vessel commanders, were awarded PLM’s. It is also worth mentioning that the commander of the Imperial German Air Service, Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner received his PLM for “command achievements.” This was also true of all of the Generalfeldmarschalls during the war.

This is a consignment item.

TO SEE MORE PLM AWARDS AND ITEMS – CLICK HERE

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PRUSSIA – ORDEN POUR LE MÉRITE – JEWELERS OR WEARERS COPY – .800 SILVER HALLMARKED

This very fine example of an Orden Pour le Mérite (PLM) Jeweler/Wearer’s copy that dates from the post WW I (1919-1939) period. A wearer’s copy was purchased by a recipient for daily wear and to preserve his period-issued cross. [The latter usually had been personally presented by Kaiser Wilhelm II, as it was Germany’s highest honor and his privilege to bestow].

The decoration we are offering today is a post-1917 with the small suspension-device variation. Its enamel is a medium-blue, while the gold lettering and crown stand out magnificently against the blue enamel. The cross is unmarked for manufacturer, as many were, although the side of the 6 ‘o clock arm is hallmarked for .800 silver.
The well-worn, original ribbon bears two silver bands for a first award. It is period issue (NOT a modern replacement) that measures about 21.5” inches in length and 2.5″ inches wide. It can be seen in the center of the ribbon where the material is gathered together. This is a sign that the ribbon was worn. The ends where the ties were originally located have been clipped off.

Overall this is a quality example with excellent details at every point.

During WWI, a total of 687 PLM’s were awarded to various officers in the German military and to important men from the Central Powers. The award of a PLM was made to both senior and junior officers. If given to a junior officer, it was for supreme bravery or accomplishments in battle. Senior officers usually received the award for “command” achievements. For example, the Imperial German Air Service offered its first PLM for shooting down eight airplanes. Within a year of the first award, it increased the score to sixteen (the level at which Manfred von Richthofen received his PLM). As the war progressed, the tally was increased to twenty, then thirty, kills late in the war.

The Kaiserliche Marine also received their share of PLM awards. Several U-Boot commanders, as well as surface vessel commanders, were awarded PLM’s. It is also worth mentioning that the commander of the Imperial German Air Service, Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner received his PLM for “command achievements.” This was also true of all of the Generalfeldmarschalls during the war.

This is a consignment item.

TO SEE MORE PLM AWARDS AND ITEMS – CLICK HERE

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PRUSSIA – ORDEN POUR LE MÉRITE – JEWELERS OR WEARERS COPY – .800 SILVER HALLMARKED

This very fine example of an Orden Pour le Mérite (PLM) Jeweler/Wearer’s copy that dates from the post WW I (1919-1939) period. A wearer’s copy was purchased by a recipient for daily wear and to preserve his period-issued cross. [The latter usually had been personally presented by Kaiser Wilhelm II, as it was Germany’s highest honor and his privilege to bestow].

The decoration we are offering today is a post-1917 with the small suspension-device variation. Its enamel is a medium-blue, while the gold lettering and crown stand out magnificently against the blue enamel. The cross is unmarked for manufacturer, as many were, although the side of the 6 ‘o clock arm is hallmarked for .800 silver.
The well-worn, original ribbon bears two silver bands for a first award. It is period issue (NOT a modern replacement) that measures about 21.5” inches in length and 2.5″ inches wide. It can be seen in the center of the ribbon where the material is gathered together. This is a sign that the ribbon was worn. The ends where the ties were originally located have been clipped off.

Overall this is a quality example with excellent details at every point.

During WWI, a total of 687 PLM’s were awarded to various officers in the German military and to important men from the Central Powers. The award of a PLM was made to both senior and junior officers. If given to a junior officer, it was for supreme bravery or accomplishments in battle. Senior officers usually received the award for “command” achievements. For example, the Imperial German Air Service offered its first PLM for shooting down eight airplanes. Within a year of the first award, it increased the score to sixteen (the level at which Manfred von Richthofen received his PLM). As the war progressed, the tally was increased to twenty, then thirty, kills late in the war.

The Kaiserliche Marine also received their share of PLM awards. Several U-Boot commanders, as well as surface vessel commanders, were awarded PLM’s. It is also worth mentioning that the commander of the Imperial German Air Service, Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner received his PLM for “command achievements.” This was also true of all of the Generalfeldmarschalls during the war.

This is a consignment item.

TO SEE MORE PLM AWARDS AND ITEMS – CLICK HERE

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