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  1. Hello piekenier,

    Jahrbuch 1939 der Deutschen Pfadfinder von Südwestafrika

    Thank you for your information. Question: Is there a foto from Pastor  Schoemann in the book?? If yes, please could you send me a copy. My Email is fred.0412@gmx.de.

    Thank you


  2. Good photo of the maker .It is FR Klett as I thought which seems to be the predominant maker , if not the only maker . The 1923 disc has been added separately as far as I can see ,and was not done in one process. Could you send a detail photo of the disc and its method of fixing . I have sent you a message separately.
  3. The Gau Baden badge looks original .It would have been gilded. The badge could be worn by NSDAP members of the Gau Baden. Should the member have been proven to have been a member before the 9 November 1923 he was allowed to wear a badge with "1923" on it . Obviously there were not many members before that date and therefore the badge is quite rare. Wearers of this badge would also have qualified to wear the Blood Order . Could you show a detail photo of the maker. Looks like FR.KLETT KARLSRUHE which is a known maker . Le me know if you want to part with it.
  4. Never seen anything like it . Can you do a picture of the reverse
  5. The second one you have only shown the one side of ,with the eagle and serpent ,is also of brass? It is the combattants medal for the China Rebellion " Boxer Wars",issued to German Troops that fought in China.It is real in my opinion.
  6. Brass is combatant .It looks like a second strike ,post WW1 .You could post a belter photo showing the suspension ring as well .Sorry I thought it was silver.
  7. The medal is a an official commemorative issued medal for the 1904-1907 miltary campaign in German South West Africa ( not East Africa!) .It is the silver medal issued to non combattants .I my opinion it is an original one . The pinback badge was ian unofficial commemorative badge made after WW1 ,in the Weimar Republic period of Germany ,to all that saw miltary servicein the old Colonies ( not just East Africa) Also known as the "Elephat Order".It was not issued but had to be bought .In my opinion the one uou have pictured is a copy.
  8. Captain Martin Drewes (born 20/10/1918) shown with his Knights Cross awarded 27/7/1944 as Commander of III/NJG1 . Drewes was awarded the Oakleaves on 17/4/1945 ,after 52 victories ,and his last rank was Major .He was one of a few pilots that flew missions in Iraq under Iraq colors (see picture) against the British in WW2 .He lived in Brazil after the war and passed away on 13/10/2013 in Brazil .
  9. No do not remove anything..I fid not appreciate the bayonet was also nickel or chrome plated.That obviously covered the numbering .
  10. Daron, Please do post a photo of the crissguard stamping
  11. I must point out that all the KS 98 bayonets that were regimentally marked in German South Weat Africa and German East Africa . were marked ERFURT without fail .The earliest I have seen coming fro GSWA were marked 1904 and the latest were marked 1912. EF Hörster KS 98 bayonets marked 1913 with wood grips have come out of German East Africa.These were not regimentally marked and were probably the lastshipment that made it go the colonies.They do come up occasionally in South Africa. As do the KS marked variety and the SCH DOA marked one's
  12. All the one's I have seen so far have the slot in the grip plate !It is however a 1907 marked blade stamped ERFURT,and I agree that it is very likely a Schutztruppe piece from one of the African colonies ,probably German South West Africa .The guy that stamped the numbers just went home before he stamped the letters KS .Daron you have not posted a photo of the lettering on the crossgaurd?.
  13. Daron this KS98 was not a private purchase .The numbering indicates an issue number ,weapon number, of a regimentally issued weapon.The scabbard was never nickel but black and the nickle finish was obviously done later .The numbering is not the type seen on bayonets carried in the German colonies ,as they have alphabetic letter ahead of the number ( KS or DOA etc).I am puzzled by the numbering as even regimental numbers in Germany have a combination of letters and numbers in some form like 1.E.435 .