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Hohenzollern bric a brac.

Article about: These three finally arrived today, nothing special, but I'm over the moon with them. First up is a Hohenzollern'scher Kriegerbund medal made by W.Volk of Stuttgart, luckily still with ribbon

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    Great items!!
    The "800" (silver mark) pin is a Garde Du Corps insigna! Probably meaning the owner served with that elite army branche!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thanks guys!
    Kris, if a Garde Du Corps (Prussia) insignia, does that mean it has nothing to do with the award Order of the Black Eagle?

    Tom

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    Not sure Tom! I am not that specialized in German orders! It could very well be.
    I am more into headgear and linked it ,there for,to the GDC.
    Steve will probably tell you more.
    cheers
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thanks Kris, we'll wait to hear from Steve.

    Tom

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    A great pair of Imperial items, the Cross is rare, and is a great addition to an Imperial era medal collection ! Kris is correct IMO, the stickpin is indeed the insignia of the Garde du Korps (funny how this symbol and motto is incorporated in the cap badge for "Feldjager" units , in today's Bundeswehr) , and would of been worn on civilian clothing to signify some association with the Regiment, not anything to do with the award. See here for more information on the award...
    House Order of Hohenzollern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Prost ! Steve.
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    Thanks Steve, I did notice that whilst trawling the net for info.
    BTW, is it the second s/pin badge which you say is rare?

    Tom

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