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Badge/medal Fur Schlesien and unknown badge

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    Pansa75
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    Default Badge/medal Fur Schlesien and unknown badge

    Hi everyone!

    I need help with these two items. The eagle order was bought for 10 pounds from a pawnshop and the badge for 1 pound at an auction. So I have not paid that much.

    But I need help in identifying them both. I suspect the badge could be a regimental badge but I´m not certain.

    The eagle order is unknown territory for me. Is it real or fake? I´ve seen all kinds of these in different "variations".

    I´ll appreciate all help I can get!

    Thanks in advance
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    Both are original.

    The Silesian Eagle 1st class comes in several formats. I have a 2nd class version in my collection which is suspended from a ribbon. Now you have a name for it will be easier to research. Google it

    The second is a Veterans pin of some kind.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    By the way, £10 was a bargain!

    Here is my 2nd class version.
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    Pansa75
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    Thank you for the quick reply! I will continue google around for info. I bought it without any expectations, now it will take it´s proper place in the collection. It seems it is still possible to make a bargain.

    Your 2nd class order with ribbonsuspension sounds like a beautiful piece.

    Thanks again Ade

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    Pansa75
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    Wow that was a nice one indeed! It has a wonderful finish to it! And how it is made out of three pieces, was that common in these orders?

    Yes I guess it was a bargain. I have a big smile on my face right
    now!

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    Pansa75, £10... i'll say it was a bargain!...as Ade has stated 1st class Order of the Silesian Eagle, these medals are not strictly 'Imperial', a Freikorps award, for participation in defence of Silesia along its border with the newly formed Polish state in 1919. Instituted 16/6/1919. Two classes, 1st class for 6 monthsservice, 2nd class for 3 months service. This was one of the few Freikorps awards to be allowed to be worn on uniforms during the Third Reich period. The other badge is indeed a veteran association of the 13th Infantry Regiment, 'Infanterie-Regt. Herwarth von Bittenfeld. (1 Westfalisches) Nr 13, garrisoned at Munster, and was part of VII Armee Korps. It would of been worn on civilian clothing, jacket lapel etc.
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    These awards were made by different makers and can be found in many different versions, so the construction method varies.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Pansa75
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    Hi

    Thanks Oradour for the information. It is always exciting to get some new insight in this field. It was very helpful indeed. I looked up the regiment and what I found was really interesting I must say. Thanks again

    And the different makers of the Silesian order should be registred somewhere. But if most of them, if not all, is unmarked it must be a difficult work to do. But interesting. I really liked yours Ade, beautiful!

    Thanks for the help guys, you have made my day!

    Janne

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    My Order of the Silesian Eagle 1st Class is White enamel on silver. Is it just a different version or is it a jeweler copy ?
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