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JustinG last won the day on February 13

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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 was going to delete this previous post but I am unable. The boards above are not period boards. Originals have a continuous L shape and overstitching as it crosses the main leg. Thanks, JustinG
  2. I did finally add some shoulder insignia. Best Regards, JustinG
  3. I can overlay pretty much anything. Let me know what you have in mind. Best Regards, JustinG
  4. A famed ship in her own right. S.M.S Emden. A collage of different pieces
  5. Hi. So I wanted to share a combo postcard version of the S.M.S Kaiserin. The photo in the life ring as well as the flag and oak leaves were also combined. Let me know what you think: Best Regards, JustinG
  6. Highly suspect. Save your m oney.
  7. 100 GAB are extremely rare as hens teeth. I am not even sure how many people would have qualified for this badge? The number of engagements to have to survive would be an incredible feat. My guess is that if you were to come across one, it would most likely be a fake. I have never come across a genuine one. So, I would guess a huge pricetag for an agreed authentic badge. Here is the closest example I believe has a chance of being an original badge. https://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/war_badges/heer/panzer_badge_gallery/100.htm Best Regards, JustinG
  8. Unknown Kriegsmarine Badge

    I agree with Pierce. +1
  9. I am just offering my observations. But the 4 year SS medal has me a bit concerned. usually there is a leather pebbling that is on the obverse and reverse of the medal. This isn't present from the shots you shared. The oak leaves on the 8 year are very cut off on the edges, like they are scalloped. I am very skeptical about these two although I am not as versed as many others. The JFS Panzer assault badge I believe is a good one. It is a shame about the zinc pest that has already "infected" the obverse of the badge. Some Petroleum jelly (vaseline)sealer would help in the prevention of further deterioration. This is just my observations. I am not very well versed in these awards, but doing a google image search could help. Best Regards, JustinG
  10. Just overjoyed

    Hi, So I purchased several Imperial Tallies at the end of last year. The deal was closed on Christmas and the items were shipping from a collector who was exiting the field. He was residing in Thailand. The package was posted and sent out. The tracking number was provided. Giving the benefit of the doubt; I awaited for my package to show up and present itself on the radar. The USPS showed that it was notified of an upcoming package but that the host country (Thailand) hadn't exchanged it. The Thai postal service said that it was sent on a transport in a village on the 27th of December. That was it. This was the process where it was stuck at. I couldn't get any more information. The seller provided me a tracking number, it was a valid number. His communication with me was more than fine. I felt like he wasn't ripping me off. There was no option to insure the package. I had been so sad to think that some fairly rare tallies might be lost in the mail. I was discouraged and a little heartbroken. I ended up purchasing several other lots from this gentleman and they all made it through. ( I purchased several of these right around the new year; I even posted about them in my Imperial tallies of JustinG thread) The other two lots made it through. They were postmarked after the first package and they arrived in a fairly quick time. I had thought that the 5 tallies were lost. Well, today I got notice that the package arrived in NYC and will hopefully be in my hands within a week or less. I am elated. I have had several items missing before from various postal systems. It is a very dangerous and risky endeavor dealing with the many different Postal agencies around the world. There is a definite risk to what we do and how items from one person go to another. I am happy to report that it seems like this story will have a great ending. I just wanted to share that with you all. Best Regards JustinG
  11. Stolen in Ciney M35 helmet

    That is a shame. Will keep my eyes open. JustinG
  12. Iron Cross

    Nice. Thanks for sharing. I am curious why you have the reverse DKIG shot with what I can guess as (Charcoal, or dried dung?) ha ha.... Anyway, those are nice pieces. Best regards, JustinG
  13. You have a spectacular collection. Very lovely. Thanks for sharing. JustinG
  14. Iron Cross

    That is a lovely collection. Is yours a 65 K&Q or who is your maker? Is your DKiG a Zimmerman, Godet or Klein? Best Regards, JustinG
  15. Berlin Wall

    Greetings, I thought I would share this, just incase you might have missed. The Berlin wall was up for 10,316 days and since it has been down for exactly the same number of days since. Pretty interesting. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/05/the-berlin-wall-its-now-gone-for-as-long-as-it-stood--10316-days.html Best Regards, JustinG