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Hi!

Excuse me, i am not sure for being right here in this place. :squint:

 

I/we need some help in opinions and researching.

Here a short story and some pics.

A friend of mine, serious collector from lavatia, has found in 2005 some while detector-searching in the Kurland-area.

All items from the same place.

Now some questions to the experts here:

 

Whats your opinion about this items?

Any idea to which person, if real period, they could belonged?

Any idea on a fair price of this konvolut?

 

Thanks!

Here the pics.

Any opinion and help is welcome, better pics are for sure possible.  

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Hello,

 

I would like to see more closer pcitures from the medals. The EKI spange looks like a good tombak B.H. Mayer, one of the most common spange maker.

The imperial EKI looks like marked as Godet and it has fang which is a rare variant.

RK is made by K&Q, looks good, but better pictures needed.

 

From the ribbon bar, the owner should be a high ranking general.

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Thanks Hans for answer.

I try to get more and better pics.

 

Is it possible to find out which general with this insigna was 45 in the Kurland-area?

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Yes, I think it has a chance. From the ribbon bar so far we can tell he earned the first ww EKI and EKII, he has heer service awards so no need to search around SS or Luftwaffe. Got several WW1 awards too, but cannot recognise them yet, Pierce could help about it when you post better pictures.

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If your friend can tell you close to which place these awards have been found it would definitely help to identify who might have worn them. I have a list (perhaps uncomplete) of generals killed in action and the only name of a KC holder General killed in action in Kurland I have is Ernst-Anton von Krosigk. The problem is that he also got the oakleaves...

 

Pierre

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Hello Pierre,  there is no problem with that!

 

He got the oakleaves posthumously! I checked his awards, the ribbon bar looks very similar, also the EKI looks gewölbt/convex.

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Now some more informations.

Items are ground dug in 2005 in the Kuldiga region. Near the former central headquater of the Kurland-Armee.

Maybe this helps a little more.

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I think that there are serious chances that this set of awards are belonging to von Krosigk. The place where he has been buried after the soviet air-attack which killed him is unknown to the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (he isn't in their database). He got the KC in 1944 which perfectly matches with a Klein & Quenzer KC.  :thumbup:

 

Pierre

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For a ground dug this is a fantastic find :ohmy:  A dream for everyone who doing that hobby.

Indeed the pieces seem to match perfectly to von Krosigk.

 

 

But still corious how this items could be dug without finding a grave, bones and and and ......

Mmmmh, that were my thoughts too ......

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But still corious how this items could be dug without finding a grave, bones and and and ......

 

Indeed, I know there are some "tomb raiders" which do not really care about the sanctity of the grave of a soldier, but more about the contents of that grave :cursing: !!!

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Hm, i agree.

But nevertheless it seems this are good period items and from all found sources there is a very high possibility they belonged to von Krosigk.

I think more researching is nearly not possible.

Too bad is this are not my items and still more too bad is i havn`t enaugh money for hobby to buy and honour them in future.

 

Thanks all here for a lot and professionel help!!!!! :thumbup:

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I am a bit late with viewing this thread but better late than never.

 

What a great thread this is, and great research work done by Pierre and Hans.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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I too am late and a wonderful job of research done.  Really wonderful to be able to track down the most probable owner. 

If these were ground found than this is one impressive haul.   If these were taken by means of grave robbing, then I must say the desicration of any grave is an appalling act.

 

Regards,

JustinG

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Like  Eric JB I  am  late  seeing  this  thread.  But  I  have  to  say,  top  work to Hans!!!! :thumbup:

 

Jim

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