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    My military collectibles interest center mainly around;
    Imperial Germany -Tsingtau, China during WWI...Document/award groups.
    Imperial Germany -Pilots or Observers...Document/award groups.
    Imperial Germany -uncommon awards and identifiable medal bars/groups.
    Imperial Germany -Afrika or Pacific during WWI.
    Imperial Russian -Awards/medals and medal bars.

    " if you have something like this FOR SALE, please let me know!

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  1. that's quite the farrago of items there. Imperial German shoulder boards, Japanese Imperial Visit medal, leather ammunition belt, b&w photos, US ribbon bar, and I can't see it very well, but an American Civil War 4-color print mounted with a postage stamp?
  2. Hello Derekcccp; If you decide to post your techniques and procedures, Before and After photos of bullion restoration, may I recommend that you open a separate, dedicated thread on this "Preservation & Restoration of Military Artifacts" page.
  3. take a personal check?
  4. Stranger and stranger...."former Bavarian Flying troops". And now, presumably, operating armored cars. A couple of months before the Putsch...does anyone have the units that participated?
  5. Res ipsa loquitor? -it is what I asked for, HOW and WHAT. But perhaps you might feel that Habeas corpus is more appropriate because you feel you are unjustly judged before you had a chance to present your methods for inspection. As for "hoofed off this forum" I'm flattered that you think I have any such influence when in fact I have none, and have even less desire to inflict any.
  6. a thousand quid?!!, can I earn it through some other means, like services to the Order founder? Like catching rats on the premise or dispensing fragrance for the Grand Master?
  7. Hello Derekcccp; Perhaps you are right. I am rejecting your cleaning technique before you have even told us HOW and with WHAT you clean your bullion thread. Maybe you have developed some kind of Reverse-Induction-Osmosis-Titrate that removes all tarnish without disturbing the piece. But you did say yourself, that you have 25 years of experience and need to use judgment when deciding to clean or not. An amateur to this field will hear about the benefits of cleaning and before they can say "soaked through" the patch is turned into a ball of thread with shiny metallic bits embedded in it.
  8. Unless the uniform is being worn by an active service soldier and your drill sergeant is yelling at you for your dirty kit, it is generally a bad idea to clean the antique uniform of honest tarnish and wear.
  9. This piece doesn't resemble in style, quality or overall design to any state award to any country that I've seen before. If another GMIC member can show me another legitimate example like it, I would gladly admit to being educated to their existence. However, I am interested in the breast star you inadvertently displayed in the last photo. What is that?
  10. Hello Veljko; It looks like it is a handcrafted piece of jewelry. The center motif and the four profile heads are taken from source but the large open arms with the filigree appears to be all hand done.
  11. Nice group with medals and documents, and portrait photo! Is the frame and mount how the family displayed his medals? Are you going to store it in the same manner? If you can get it out neatly, that tiny photo might look good duplicated and blown up to 3x3 to display next to the docs.
  12. The second signature is a bit difficult for me, but I tried looking up the first. It should have been relatively easy, but I'm not coming up with a match. I'm not convinced that first one (or the second) is a pilot or an observer. This box has the signatures of PLM winners to flieger AND U-boat. However, after looking at aces for a match I did look up some obvious U-boat commanders and I didn't find a match.
  13. I can't read it very well, even the date is obscure. But I think it is, what it appears to be. A watch fob owned by a veteran of the 1866 Austro-Prussian War.