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Here is a selection of decorations of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and one of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

The decoration on the far right is the Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1914 2nd class of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and bears the mongram of Grand Duke Adolf-Friedrich VI of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. This was from 1914-16 in silver, thereafter, silver plated copper or white metal.

The other decorations are of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1914, 1st and 2nd class, with the mongram of Friedrich-Franz of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. They are of bronze finely gilded. The clasp is the Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 2nd class, 1868 -1913 and the silver medal (with decorative suspension) - die Silberne Verdienstmedaille für Zivilpersonen -  is a civil award for merit, with the porträt of Friedrich-Franz IV.

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Mecklenburg-SchwerinDienstauszeichnung 3.  Klasse for 9 years service, 1913-1920, on replacement ribbon, with old solder repair to ring loop.

Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse, 1913-1920, ribbon missing, probably an unissued example. This is a recent addition to the collection.   I have been looking for this decoration for well over 25 years now, and have only encountered about two examples in all those years, this is about the third one I've seen, which I was lucky to get! Mecklenburg decorations are extremely difficult to find, there have been a few emerging from old collections in the past few years. Photo quality now improved.

 

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