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Martin W.

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  • Birthday 09/07/1955

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  1. Eric-Jan Bakker

    This is very sad news for me,although I knew it would be coming. E-J has been a great on-line friend for years,he told me of his his health issues over the last year or so. This is a sad loss for the collecting community..His knowledge,which he would willingly share with anyone,his enthusiasm for matters Kriegsmarine and beyond will be sorely missed. You were one of the best E-J and I offer my condolences to your family. RIP my old friend. Martin.
  2. Ribbon I.D.

    Solved the problem. It is the Phillippine Liberation medal. Not a US issue,but a medal of the Phillippines,so no wonder I could not find it in my US medal list. Cheers,Martin.
  3. Ribbon I.D.

    Hi guys, can anyone identify the ribbon in the top right ? They belonged to the father of a friend. I've identified the the other two as the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Asian-Pacfic Medal. Cheers,Martin
  4. Authentic? U-Boot bagde

    I agree with the above comment. A cast fake on the Schickle design with a spurious Deschler maker mark. Deschler did not make U-Boot awards. Cheers,Martin.
  5. Ship pins

    Hi Justin, I used to have a couple of these badges. I believe they are "Day Badges",they are pre-war and were made for sale to the ships visitors in foreign ports. Cheers,Martin.
  6. Blockade Breaker award in wear.

    The award in wear on the Heer uniform.
  7. This is the only one I have to a crewman who served on a Blockade Breaker. Cheers,Martin.
  8. My Grandad's medals.

    Dad recalled that he remembered grandad wearing one of the these badges in his lapel later in civilian life. This one is not his but I managed to find one online. A nice addition I think. Cheers,Martin.
  9. My Grandad's medals.

    I agree Graham. Having just talked to dad he thinks he served at least two years at Woolwich Arsenal and then transferred to a "desk job" at Greenford,Middlesex ? I wonder if the Defence Medal was an award you applied for in some cases,and maybe grandad just never bothered to apply ? I wish I had a way of checking his WWII service records,if they exist. Thanks for the input. Cheers,Martin.
  10. Your most prized purchase of 2016

    Well,i thought I was done with collecting awards but I just had to get this rare Hilfskreuzer award in zinc that is attributed to maker Wilhelm Deumer. It is the only example by this maker that has surfaced so far. Good hunting in 2017. Cheers,Martin.
  11. That's a beauty Hubert and indeed it does fit this thread. A very rare badge. Thanks for posting this one. Cheers,Martin.
  12. Indeed Hans. As i mentioned i know of only two others to date. Cheers,Martin.
  13. Thanks for the comments guys. As Hubert mentioned I have pretty much stopped collecting awards now,but I just could not pass this one up,especially for the price it was going for. I also have to extend a big thank you to Norm F for the lead on this one. Cheers,Martin.
  14. Just picked this on up. A zinc award of two piece construction but the globe is adhered to the badge and not riveted. Right now the maker is unknown but certain features of the reverse hardware suggest that this badge may be a product of Wilhelm Deumer ? Anyway,it's the only example we know of to date. Cheers,Martin.
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