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Bavaria - Ludwig Order grouping to prison guard Johann Adam

Bavaria - Ludwig Order grouping to prison guard Johann Adam

Bavaria - Ludwig Order grouping to prison guard Johann Adam

LOT 50-0002
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Auction ended        14th November 2020  |  02:00 pm CET
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PERIOD 1870 — 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 50-0002
EAN 2000000497013
LOT 50-0002
PERIOD 1870 — 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000497013
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1870 — 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 50-0002
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000497013
Imperial Germany
Bavaria - Ludwig Order grouping to prison guard Johann Adam


Description

Kingdom of Bavaria. Important grouping to prison guard Johann Adam awarded the Honor Medal of the Ludwig Order for over 50 years of service time. The Ludwig Order was instituted on 25.8.1826 by King Ludwig I. and was made from real gold. A grouping of historical importance which is available on the market for the first time.

Four page award certificate to the Honor Medal of the Ludwig Order awarded to Johann Adam on 29.8.1917. Original signature of Staatsrat Wilhelm Ritter von Meinel. Adam confirmed the reception with a note "Am 7. September 1917 erhalten. Joh. Adam."
Good condition.
Award medal from real gold. Very nice condition. Ring missing. Diameter: 40,3mm. Weight: 35gr. Including the original red case of issue with dark blue inlay. Minor signs of use and small damage to the paper hinge. Opending and closing correctly.

Four page certificate for the Luitpoldkreuz issued to "dem Gefängniswärter bei dem Amtsgerichte Vilseck Johann Adam" for 40 years of service on 16.5.1911. Folded. Including the original ribbon. The actual cross was returned by Johann Adam after being awarded the Ludwig Order as confirmed by a hand-written letter to the reverse of the certificate:
Betreff: Zurücklieferung des Luitpoldkreuzes
Nachdem mir durch allerhöchste Verleihung die Ehrenmünze dees K. Ludwigsordens zu Teil geworden ist, übersende ich beiliegend das mir seinerzeit verliehene Luitpoldkreuz gehorsamst. 
Johann Adam, Gefängniswärter

Certificate to the "Kaiser Wilhelm I. Erinnerungsmedaille 1897" issued to "Amtsgerichtsdiener Johann Adam in Vilseck" on 27.10.1898. "Königl. Bayer. Bezirksamt Amberg" stamped. Folded. Good condition.
Including the medal on original ribbon.

A postcard "Verband der Justiz-Beamten Bayerns (Zweig-Verein Amberg)" sent an 4.10.1917 to  "Hochwohlgeboren Herrn Joh. Adam, Kgl. Gefäng. - Wärter" congratulating Adam to the award of the Ludwig Order.

"Sehr geehrter H. Kollege!
Zur allerhöchsten Auszeichnung anlässliche Ihres 50 jährigen Dienstjubiläums meine und im Namen des Vereins herzlichsten Gratulation.
Mit Stolz und Hochschätzung nennen wir Ihren lieben Namen.
Hochachtend
Mit kameradschaftlichem Verbandsgruß Ihr Lw. Engelmann ..."

Silver Merit Medal to the Order of Saint Michael in award case. 1870/71 War Medal for non-combantants. A 25 years Faithful Service Cross awarded by an unknown association in red award case. Unknown blue award case. Slightly damaged. 

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Furthermore, 2 certificates and medals to unknown individuals, most probably family members.

Award certificate to Ludwig Kainz for the Prinz Alfons Shooting Badge including the actual badge. 

1939 War Merit Cross 2nd Class award certificate, cross and envelope to "Gruppenleiter Ludwig Farnbauer" issued by "Der Kommandierende General und Befehlshaber im Luftgau VII". Facsimile signature. Folded several times. Condition 3.


Condition
2
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