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Article about: Excellent EKs you have there Chopperman. Can you tell me more info about this one?

  1. #1051
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    Nice cross, Greg, congrats!

    In my opinion this is not Austrian mount. It is quite common style how prussian veterans folded their ribbons in 1870 - 1914 era. I watched this piece on eBay, so I know there isnīt typical Austrian device on the reverse (hook and eye), ribbon is folded and sewn together prussian style and topped with button (sorry, I took reference photos ).

    Nothing changes on the fact, that this is nice Prinzen.



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  2. #1052

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    Thanks Miro,
    I appreciate your opinion
    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

  3. #1053

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    Quote by don_kihotis7 View Post
    Very nice Greg. Can you put it next to a full size EK just to understand it's size?
    Yes I can ---
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    gregM
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  4. #1054

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    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    Yes I can ---
    Thanks mate. Very nice. I wasn't aware of the 3/4 sized crosses.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

  5. #1055

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    Outstanding addition to your collection, friend! Thanks for the comparison photo as well....
    cheers, Glenn

  6. #1056

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    Thanks Glenn.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

  7. #1057

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    Quote by don_kihotis7 View Post
    Thanks mate. Very nice. I wasn't aware of the 3/4 sized crosses.
    The story goes, that young royals were awarded
    all sorts of medals and orders. More than the
    average guy and they would run out of room one
    there tunics for all of their medals so the answer was
    to give them smaller medals. These are called "Prinzen"
    medals and that goes back to the story of the royals.

    True or not ??? I don't know but it sure sounds good.
    Last edited by Chopperman; 01-13-2014 at 04:45 AM.
    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
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  8. #1058

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    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    The story goes, that young royals were awarded all sorts of medals
    and orders. More than the average guy and they would run out of
    room one there tunics for all of their medals so the answer was to
    give them smaller medals. These are called "Prinzen" medals and that
    goes back to the story of the royals.

    True or not ??? I don't know but it sure sounds good.
    It sounds, yeah. Thanks for the story. Very interesting to hear that. Sounds possible.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

  9. #1059
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    This single mounted Prinzen, as well as many other single mounted Prinzens that I saw personally or on vintage photos, lead me to think, that the only reason for Prinzen sizes in that era was pure vanity. Nothing else.

    How many space you save between normal and Prinzen size? Maximum 6-7 mm (41 contrary to 35 mm). So you need 7 medals to save the space for 8th one.

    With beginning of ww1 era this argument becomes even weaker - If you had lot of medals, you could use ribbon bar, or not?

    Best, Miro

  10. #1060

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    Quote by Miro View Post
    the only reason for Prinzen sizes in that era was pure vanity.
    I tend to agree----BUT I do like the story.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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