Pierce F.

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About Pierce F.

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    Specialist in German Ribbon Bars
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    I am a collector of medal bars and ribbon bars spanning the period 1914-1957.

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  1. Welcome to HWMF. Sounds like an interesting piece. Please post photos in the Cross section of the Forum (Combat & Service Awards of the Wehrmacht). Kind regards Pierce
  2. Can anyone read this name? Karl ???
  3. General der Infanterie Paul Otto - EK II. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuss. Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Saxon Order of Albert 1. Kl. with Swords - Prussian Lifesaving Medal - Prussian Long Service Decoration - ??? - Württemberg Friedrich Order 1. Kl. with Swords - ??? - ??? - k.u.k. Österr. Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse mit de Kriegsdekoration It's hard to make out where the rest of the awards go: Hamburg Hanseatic Cross Mecklenburg War Merit Cross 2. Kl. Prussian Crown Order 4. Kl.
  4. Generalleutnant z.V. Jesco von Puttkamer The last ones... - Südwestafrikadenkmünze - Königl. Preuss. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Erinnerungsmedaille 1897 - ??? - Ritterkreuz II. Klasse des Königl. Württembg. Friedrichs-Orden (ohne Schwerter)??? The photo is too small to make anything out.
  5. Admiral Max Bastian - EK II. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuss. Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Grossherzogl. Mecklenburg-Schwerinsches Militar-Verdienstkreuz II. Klasse - Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz - Bremisches Haseatenkreuz - Lübeckisches Hanseatenkreuz - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung I. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung III. Klasse - Finn.Freiheitskreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern - Finnish Bravery Medal 1. Kl. - Finnish Commemorative Medal for War of Liberation 1918
  6. Generalleutnant z.V. Kurt Fischer - EK II. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuss. Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Prussian Long Service Decoration - Prussian 1897 Commemorative Medal (most likely) - Bavarian Military Merit Order 4. Kl. with Swords - Hamburg Hanseatic Cross - Austrian Order of the Crown 3. Kl. with War Decoration - Austrian Military Merit Order 3. Kl. with War Decoration (1929 Army Rank List)
  7. Thank you Nicolas. I can confirm that Karl Thom ended the War as Oberstleutnant.
  8. Unfortunately not, but still a great piece for your collection.
  9. General der Infanterie z.V. Alfred Boehm-Tettelbach - EK II. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuss. Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Prussian Crown Order 4. Kl. with Swords - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Königl. Preuss. Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Südwestafrikadenkmünze - Turkish War Medal
  10. Generalleutnant z.V. Gustav Keim - EK II. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuss. Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Grossherzogl. Hessische Tapferkeitsmedaille - Ritterkreuz I. Klasse des Königl. Sächs. Albrechts-Orden mit Schwertern - Hesse Order of Philip the Magnanimous, 2. Kl. - Königl. Preuss. Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Königl. Preuss. Káiser Wilhelm I. Erinnerungsmedaille 1897
  11. Thanks for the confirmation on the Bavarian medal. In answer to your question- there is nothing on this bar that confirms this it was an officer's bar or not. After (circa) 1920 NCOs were granted permission to apply for the Prussian 25 Year Cross. With the plain blue ribbons we do not know what they represent, which is problematic when trying to piece together a picture of the owner. He even could have had a break in service prior to WW1 for all we know.
  12. Does anyone have any further information on "Leutnant Thom"?
  13. Nicolas, This is an interesting new addition to your collection. You are correct regarding the last ribbon- it is for the Russian St. Stanislaus Order, or more likely the Medal for Zeal. The 5th ribbon is an interesting one. If it is the Bulgarian Bravery Medal it may be placed ahead of the Honour Cross as it was a "bravery" decoration. Alternatively, it could be for a Bavarian ribbon, which was a very similar ribbon, and had these thinner stripes which we see on this bar- the precise name escapes me at the moment. However, if it does represent the Bulgarian decoration I don't see why it's not at the end of that bar with the other foreign medal. Again, my above reasoning could be the answer. All in all a nice original ribbon bar. These longer bars are always great to find. Kind regards Pierce
  14. Yes not a cavalry officer. I am not sure where you see the connection with sew-on bars and cavalry. I would sometimes think of Kriegsmarine (depending on the combination) as many of their officers were particular to this style.