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Königreich Bayern, 1806-1918





Militär-Verdienstorden, 4. Klasse mit Schwertern.  Silver, Gold and enamels. Slight damage to enamel on one cross arm to reverse.
juweller's mark,  Weiss & Cie. (Hofjuwelier) and 800 silver mark on swords, on original worn ribbon.



MIlitärverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwertern
Militärverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit der Krone und Schwertern, rear of sword with D for Deschler, München



Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse, on wide modern replacement ribbon
Mit Schwertern und der Krone
Mit Schwertern
Mit Schwertern, zinc / Kriegsmetall, swords are of iron, as from 1917, scarce


Award document for 4th Class with swords, 1917


Set, mounted in the Bavarian style, as worn after 1934



König Ludwig Kreuz für Heimatverdienste, 7.I.1916. Dark toned bronze mounted for wear with Bavarian fold ribbon.

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Campaign Decorations



Campaign Cross for 1813 and 1814, Maximilian Joseph. Toned bronze on modern replacement ribbon, awarded 1817
Campaign Cross for 1866 (Ludwig II.), toned bronze on narrow replacement ribbon of pre-1945 manufacture

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Prinz Regent Luitpold Medaille in Bronze, 1905. Reverse with crowned Coat of Arms, 1905 and motto: In Treue Fest. Removed from a medal bar, ribbon faded and stained.
Prinz Regent Luipold Erinnerungsmedaille in Bronze, 12.III.1905, "Am 70. Jahrestag Meines Dienst Antrittes Der Bayerischen Armee
- gewidmet  XII.III. MCMV" (12.3.1905), mounted for wear, removed from a medal bar, most original finish.
Hochzeitserinnerungsmedaille 1918. Zink/Kriegsmetall, on original ribbon. Unissued. "Zur Erinnerung an die Goldene Hochzeit 20.Febr.1918", portrait of Ludwig III. and Königin Marie Therese.

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Long Service Decorations



Offiziers-Dienstauszeichnung, 24 Jahre. 2nd type as from 1906. Gilt bronze on original slightly frayed ribbon



Dienstauszeichungen, 1913-1921
1. Klasse, 15 Jahre
2. Klasse, 12 Jahre
3. Klasse, 9 Jahre

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Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 1. Klasse, Silver. For 20 years service in the Landwehr:
Introduced by König Ludwig II., 1876. Suppressed 1918.
Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse, 1876-1913, 1st type (Schnalle)



Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse, copper bronze, 1913-1921
Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse, Neusilber, 1913-1921 (on replaced modern ribbon)


Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse, 1876-1913
Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse, 1876-1913


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Königlich Bayerisches Flugzeugführerabzeichen, 1913 - 1918

Silver 800 with reverse maker's mark, Karl Poellath, Schrobenhausen




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Feuerwehr Erinnerungszeichen, 25 Jahre, 1884-1918
Inauguration, 24. June 1884 by König Ludwig II. for 25 years service with the fire brigades in Bavaria.
Gilt bronze mounted on pinback ribbon.  Makers were Quellhorst and Weiss & Co., München
Decoration was issued in a red case with sliding lid, red cloth lined, lid impressed with gold Bavarian coat of arms.





Maker's mark: Quellhorst (München)

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Prinz Alfons Erinnerungszeichen, 1920-1960
Maker's mark, M.Heinloth (München).  Silver version on blue ribbon with white edging. There was also a gold version on a red ribbon with green edges. A private and unofficial decoration from the beginning of the Weimar period, awarded by Prinz Alfons Maria Franz Clemens Maximilian von Bayern to persons who had distinguished themselves in the service of the war veterans associations, (Krieger- und Militärvereine) and also shooting associations, Schützenvereine. The decoration was continuously awarded after the death of Prince Alfons in 1933. It was probably suppressed as from around 1936 till after 1945. Known to have been further awarded by the House of Wittelsbach till the late 1950s or early 1960s.

Prinz Alfons was a General of Kavallerie and the honorary colonel in chief of various regiments, such as Dragoner-Regiment von Manteufel (Rheinisches) Nr.5. Several of his uniforms were in auctions and for sale in recent years.



Prinz Alfons von Bayern, 1862-1933, portrait photos
1880 1. Infanterie-Regiment "König"
1881  3. Feldartillerie-Regiment "Königin Mutter"
1882  1. Schweres Reiter-Regiment "Prinz Karl"
1891/2 Kriegsakademie
1884  Rittmeister
1892  Major u. Regimentskommandeur
1899  Generalmajor u. Kommandeur d. 1.Kavallerie-Brigade
1901   Generalleutnant
1905   General der Kavallerie
1913-18 Hon. Chef des Kgl.Preuß. Dragoner-Regiments Freiherr von Manteuffel (Rheinisches) Nr. 5 in Hofgeismar

Alfons von Bayern – Wikipedia

In the costume of a Hunting or Rifle Association, based on Bavarian national dress
(grey serge, dark green facings)

Ak Prinz und Prinzessin Alfons von Bayern Wittelsbach ... (#67816)

In the uniform of a Chevauleger Regiment (either regiment 7 or 8, white facings)

Adel Royalty Prinz Alfons Von Bayern. His helmet has a coat on ...

A wartime photo in fieldgrey

Dieses Foto zeigt Prinz Alfons von Bayern, General der Kavallerie ...

Prinz Alfons in Bavarian Generals uniform, photo from late 1920s or early 1930s


Tomb in the Wittelsbachergruft, Michaelskirche zu München

tragbare Medaille 1929 Schützen Bronze versilbert Prinz Alfons v ...Medaille --1. Allgäuer Bundesschiessen 1931 mit Besuch Prinz ...

Other private awards given by Prinz Alfons

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Some further background info / photos added.
A lot of personal regalia also helmets, unforms of Prinz Alfons have been in auctions in the past 20-30 years.

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