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JustinG last won the day on January 29

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    Kriegsmarine era Mützenband/Cap tally, Ship Wappen

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  1. Well, I would say that this would be typical for a smaller boat or unit due to the size one would expect. I thank you for showing more detailed images. I hope you can find some more information. Best Regards, JustinG
  2. Well, I am going to weigh in on this piece. I believe this is a quality replica. Best Regards, JustinG
  3. Hi, this is some interesting information. I would imagine that the British flags would be similar to German In that the specific size would be for a certain ship size. I have a British union jack from the HMS Ariadne which was traded for a few professional baseball caps. I really can't say I have seen a date stamped on a flag before. Anyway, here is a good image of a British Ensign. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/wwii-huge-mint-british-royal-navy-1918458542 These are the typical stamping on a flag like this. I would love to see photos if you pick it up. Best Regards, JustinG
  4. I agree with you hunch. IMHO, this is a heavily messed with fake that has been tried to be artificially aged/damaged. Best Regards, JustinG
  5. Hi, This document is an account of what transpired on the 31st of August 1918. This is an interesting piece. I assume you have roughly translated it, would be curious if this was the actions that helped this soldier get his Silver Star? As for the signature of the Lieutenant Colonel, That I can not help you with. The 128th Infantry was a primarily Wisconsin State unit part of the 32nd Infantry division under the command of Maj.General James Parker. Here is the Wikipedia page for the 128th Infantry Regiment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/128th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States) Value is in the eye of the beholder, this is a historical document, nothing special since we can't determine who was the signing officer. I would expect to see a range of $5-10 dollars if you were to have this for sale. Having the details from the wikipedia site and the nickname that the french gave "Les Terribles" the Red arrow and the successes in penetrating the Hindenburg line to this unit, helps with the story and peaks the interest more for perspective buyers. An interesting piece. Best Regards, JustinG
  6. And what was the reason for the cyrillic letter stamping? It reminds me of a movie set prop. It could have been a good one but it looks highly doctored up. I am going to go out on a limb and say NO. This has far too many things that make it suspicious. even if it was a period piece, albeit it has been messed with so much. Can't get over the Cyrillic lettering stamps. * I don't collect SS uniforms, I don't have a wide experience. I have been in the collecting community for several decades though and I am just sharing my observations. My opinions are just that, Mine. Take with it for what you want.* Best Regards, JustinG
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    KC with Oak leaves + Swords

    Greetings, From what I am seeing, I am not too impressed. There is poor detail on the swords, the wreath and the loop on the RK. This appears to be a non wartime cross. Better pictures would be better but I am a bit skeptical as of the photos you shared with the forum. JustinG
  8. Such wonderful contributions to this thread. Thanks to all those who have shared. Best Regards, JustinG
  9. As said, there are plenty of these awards. Don't feel pressured. Some have higher prices due to their maker. (Godet) is probably one of the highest quality IMHO and fetches a higher premium. Feel free to post and we will help you, no one wants to get burned with a copy or fake. That's why we are here. That being said, If you are just starting, look at the other sites that Rich pointed out. get familiar and a bit more educated. You can also see our recommended seller list to see who has had positive experiences with various dealers, Check out the list of dealers to stay away from too. Best Regards, JustinG
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    Mixed bag today

    Well, I did a little search, I came up with this. Unfortunately it doesn't show reverse but it shows the obverse nicely. ttps://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ww2-ww1-lot-german-pin-badge-476184717 Here's one for sale with a great view of the pin and box https://www.ebay.com/itm/GERMANY-Kyffhauser-Lighthouse-WWI-Veterans-pin-Medal-1914-German-Decoration-BOX-/284069374175 Best Regards, JustinG
  11. Nice. It is interesting to see how much of a difference there is with the different dye used for these. The scoop from the back, the detail on the legs different. Some of the variations were so obvious, I was expecting you to have on the end a guess which one was period and which one was a fake/forgery. Thanks for sharing. Really interesting how much liberty was allowed to occur between pieces. Best Regards, JustinG
  12. Some of the medal bars shared earlier (ebay fakes) March 25th shared, seem to have been created as fakes. The Swastika has been removed either by photo editing or intentionally by the creator. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. With some of the medal combos I would have been a bit skeptical but there were many shared that I would have been fooled with. Great thread. Thanks for sharing Pierce. Simply Fascinating. JustinG
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    Keitel Post Card

    In great condition. Nice catch. JustinG