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  • Birthday 06/01/1980

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    Kriegsmarine era Mützenband/Cap tally, Ship Wappen

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  1. I haven't seen these before. I would be curious why they would produce cards for those who were acquitted of their crimes? (Hjalmar Schacht, Hans Fritzsche and Franz Von Pappen). It is interesting. Are they only one sided? I would love to know what the charges 1-4 all mean and what specific charge was assigned what number for these gentlemen. Interesting... JustinG
  2. I would be scared because they could offer to replace your items and buy you a lot of modern junk. Best Regards, JustinG
  3. Well, these boots are in incredible condition. The styling looks good. Obviously, these weren't worn too much. I am really amazed how well the leather has held up. Many items from this time period have some cracking, especially environments like the dry heat that Arizona is notorious for. Is this the only item you have from your great-great Uncle? If you have his uniform and awards, even if you weren't to sell them, this would increase the price as the connection to one of the great Air Aces for America would command. Just out of curiosity, what kind of price were you thinking might be a range you had thought of? Regards, JustinG
  4. Hi Timothy. I guess it depends on what the purpose is of having it appraised: Insurance, Possible sale, just curiosity? Condition as well as size, if there are any laundry/maker marks will greatly determine this. Flying boots don't often come up. If it is curiosity or for a possible sale, you could ask and see what other forum members might take a stab if they were to want to acquire your specific boots. Collecting is a rather hard thing to gauge, it really depends on a buyer and a seller. You might think those boots are worth easily say 1000USD and not a penny less, because it came from a relative or something, but someone else might say that they are only worth 300 and not have to give any other explanation. Certificates of Authenticity are only worth the paper it was written on. Every dealer has made some sort of blunder, selling something as an original and it turned out to be completely inaccurate. The overall consensus of originality on these forums is your best place to get a rough idea of the value, especially since it is likely to be a forum member or someone with great appreciation for your item or other military items that will likely be your customer. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Post pics please Best Regards, JustinG
  5. Looks like the photo above just has a standard "Kriegsmarine" tally. Thanks for showing the portrait of your relative. Best Regards, JustinG
  6. Reverse Maker H.B.
  7. Here is the Karlsruhe. Interesting note, I believe this manufacturer is the same one that made many of the Prague Spanges for the occupation medal. Best Regards, JustinG
  8. Greetings, I recently just purchased this lovely Kreuzer Emden pin. I have already had a Kreuzer Karlsruhe pin in my collection and I haven't seen another pin produced like this for any of the other Kreuzer's. There are (Lapel stick pins) Nadel pins for units like the Tigervorverbände and for the Tirpitz and such, but I haven't seen any other examples of the Kreuzer or other ships in this fashion. Here are the two examples I have.
  9. I am by no means anyway qualified to give a good opinion other than, this looks like a genuine example. I like the striping in the blue and the details are fine and crisp. From other images I was able to check out, it seems like the sale was a good one. IMHO, you have a lovely award. Would be great if there was a makers mark located somewhere. Would think on the arm or the ring there would be some makers mark. Best Regards, JustinG
  10. Happy Birthday.

  11. So here it is. Fresh from Norway. Hope you like. :) Best Regards, JustinG
  12. I am going to use this thread and I wanted to let others know my previous works were uploaded on this thread. Thanks for looking
  13. I have on the way a nice Kreuzer Blücher wappen. I can't wait to share it with you all. Best Regards, JustinG
  14. They also have one of two original Stuka Dive bombers. Pretty cool as well.