Superb Pour-le-Merite Group of Awards and
Original Award Documents, Awarded to Oberstleutnant Tescher, Commander of the Infantry Regiment No142 for Battles around Verdun, comprising: Pour-le-Merite, in silver gilt and enamels, unmarked but typical Godet manufacture, on length of original neck ribbon, and with spare narrow ribbon, no damages to enamels, nearly extremely fine (with original document, dated 22.1.1918); medal bar of Eight, awards mounted as originally worn Prussian style: Iron Cross Second Class 1914 (with original award document dated 1914); Prussian Order of Hohenzollern, Knight?s Cross with Swords, in silver gilt and enamels (with original award document dated 1917); Prussian Order of Red Eagle, Cross Fourth Class, silver with enameled center (with original award document dated 1908); Baden, Military Order of Karl Friedrich Knight?s Cross, in Gold and enamels, 1870 type (with original award document dated 23.4.1915); Baden, Order of Zahringen Lion, Knight?s Cross First Class with Swords, in Gold and enamels (with original award document dated 1914); Hindenburg Cross with Swords (with original award document); Wilhelm Centenary Medal (with original award document); Prussian 25 Years Officer?s Long Service Cross (with original award document dated 1913); awards generally in very fine or better condition (with related ribbon bar); Iron Cross First Class 1914 (with original large award document dated 1914); WWI Gold Wound Badge (with original award document); Third Reich, War Merit Cross with Swords Second Class (with original award document as Generalleutenant); Promotion document to 2Nd. Lieutenant in 1888; Promotion Document to Premierleutnant 1895; Promotion document to Hauptmann 1902, original signature of Kaiser Wilhelm II; Promotion document to Major, 1911, original signature of Kaiser Wilhelm II; second promotion to Major from 1912; all documents in generally fine to very fine condition. Rare complete grouping to Pour-le-Merite Winner! Provenance: This PLM Teschner group was in the collection of Mr. Willi Waldvogel since circa 1970, a well known and respected German collector, who was at one time the president of the German Medals and Orders Society, BDOS (Deutsche Gesellschaft f?r Ordenskunde e.V.) until he suddenly died about 8 years ago. Mr. Willi Waldvogel had this group for display at the Stuttgart show in 2001, when it was purchased by Detlev Niemann: then sold to well known collector in the Netherlands; subsequently sold to eMedals. (Sold with Expert Evaluation/Guarantee, by D. Niemann).