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    Vizeadmiral Leopold Bürkner First row: - Eisernes Kreuz (1914) 2. Klasse (hidden) - Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) 2. Klasse mit Schwertern (most likely) - Herzoglich Anhaltisches Friedrich-Kreuz - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht Dienstauszeichnung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse - Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938 mit Spange "Prager Burg" - Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes - Slovak Victory Cross Second row: - Bulgarian Military Merit Order - Offizierskreuz des Königlichen Ordens der Krone von Italien - Königlich Spanisch-Marrokanischen Mehdauia-Ordens - ??? - ??? - ??? - Hungarian Merit Order, Commander Cross (probably) - ??? (black ribbon?) - Spanish Naval Merit Order (probably) The 3 unknown in a row could be Spanish related, but hard to tell. I am unsure of any class of the above.
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    I collect mainly WWII German Militaria. Badges, awards, blades, photos, etc.. A few WWI German items have found their way into my collection as well. Just received this photo, it is my first WWI German photo. I did some internet researching on WWI German uniforms and guessed they are Bavarians, then a WWI German collector took a look and agreed with me. Nothing going on in this photo, just a group pic. I do think that the soldat in the front row, first on the right end has a look about him and seems rather uninterested in the whole affair.
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    No, I don' think so. The edges of the arms are quite rounded. Also, the ribbon does not appear to be a plain colour, like the green ribbon for the Merit Order. It looks like the Bavarian Red Cross, but I am not sure exactly what it is.
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    To me it is the Chinese Order of Blue Sky and White Sun.
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    Torpedoboot Albatross
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    Generalmajor Georg von Döhren - EK 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuss. Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern??? - Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz??? - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer I would guess the same.
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    Daluege and Heydrich with the Italian Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.
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    Guys, Some stuff that is not my bag but up for grabs from an old boy localy. If you have any interest let me know. Rich
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    Guys, Bit of junk from a farm today! Happy new year! Rich
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    Generalmajor Johannes Bruhn - Spange zum EK 2. Klasse - Ostmedaille - Bremisches Hanseatenkreuz - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
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    It really is hard to be sure exactly what it is. Shadows are skewing even the makeup of the ribbon colours/design. Emden is an example, but his career might give some insight to foreign travel or links with foreign nations, etc.
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    Finally I have closed my MKP display.
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    Very nice.....I think I know this lot as Seddon Atkinson.....’pretty sure they’re the truck company. Their Factory Fire Brigade was affiliated to/with the NFS
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    General der Infanterie Heinrich von Stülpnagel  - EK 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuß. Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Grossherzoglich Hessische Tapferkeistmedaille - Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Schlesischer Adler-Orden 2. Stufe - Herzogl. Braunschweigisches Heinrich des Löwen-Orden 4. Klasse - k.u.k. Österreichisches-Ungar. Militär-Verdienstkreuz 3 Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration - Königl. Bulgar. Tapferkeitsorden 4. Klasse, 2. Stufe
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    Generalmajor z.V. Dr.jur.h.c. Alfons Fonck - EK 2. Klasse - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfe - Königlich Preußischer Roter Adler-Orden 4. Klasse - Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897 - Mecklenberg-Schwerin Griffin Order (possibly) - k.u.k. Österreichisches-Ungar. Militär-Verdienstkreuz 3 Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration - Kaiserlich Türkischer Liakat-(Verdienst-) Medaille??? I think a Königlich Preußische Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe would be placed higher on the bar.
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    Hello Graham I recently acquired this variety. identicle, but different design. Regards Anthony
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    That's come up great, especially so now that the star is visible. Rich, have a look here https://antique-engines.com/electrol.asp I use tap water, a 10 amp battery charger and ordinary washing powder with great results.
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    An outstanding and rare selection, Graham. The Vic Beds officers enamel H/P is in wonderful condition. And, as we've discussed, some of these plates aren't even in the dedicated museums. Best, Marcus
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    I agree completely Jerry, and yes, the paint looks very fresh.
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    Gentlemen. A few of the posters here seem a bit upset that Klaus Butschek has recieved (numerous) bad reviews at the HJ forum. The reason(s) for this are simple. Firstly, YES, the folks at the HJ-Research forum really do, know what they are doing.(Or maybe a member here could point me to a thread on the HJ forum where wrong info is stated? or where it is clear that they dont know what they are doing?) Secondly, fact is fact, regardless of personal opinion. And the plain facts are, that fakes have been found on Butscheks site, more than once. There was the case of a Gold wound badge that was sold without a case, yet appeared WITH a case on his site later, with no mention that the case was not original to the badge. Then there was the more recent case, read about that at WAF, where a HJ uniform, that was bought of eBay with no effects, miraculously turns up in Butscheks hands with added insignia! There have been other incidents as well. Yes, i too have dealt with Butschek, and everything said about them/him here is true. Very nice to converse with, very efficient service, well packed, postage is also OK, prices have shot through the roof but that has nothing to do with a dealer’s reputation. BUT, the fact remains that Butschek DO list fakes, and they DO list humped up items. (Plural, not singular) So where does this leave us? Are we just to gang up on people like Haas, Snyder, Germania Intl..etc... And not say a word about Dealers who, the majority believe are "The best" ? If you want to stay fair, and really want to help people with this thread, then there should surely be no problem mentioning any name when it comes to exposing fakes. I will leave you with some food for thought. Do these "dealers" interact with collectors on the forums? Do they share their time and try and help? OR... do they simply use the forums for their own advertising & sales - financial gain-? Yes, i have heard it, seen it, and done it myself before. Dealer XYZ is such a nice chap, after he was alerted to a fake on his recent update, he "did the right thing" and removed it! Really? The right thing would be to interact with the community, find out why it is a fake, and find out how to not make beginners mistakes in the future. Getreu dem motto: Education über alles. (yes, i just made that up) That would be the right thing, not to just repeatedly threaten a forum because your name is mentioned in a bad light, brought on by your own actions for listing modern fakes as genuine.