Martin W

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  • Birthday 07/09/55

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    Hilfskreuzer awards,docuuments and photographs,especially the HK's THOR and MICHEL.

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  1. I agree with Hubert. It's a postwar reproduction. Regards,Martin.
  2. Great photo's guys !!!! Cheers,Martin.
  3. Hi Josh, the tally appears to be for one of the "Marinenachrichtenstelle". Cheers,Martin.
  4. My guess is that we are seeing some of the Pinguin's prize officers here also. There were a lot,especially those that made it back to Bordeaux on the 11 captured Norwegian Whalers,plus other prize ships,before the sinking of the Pinguin by HMS Cornwall. This is a photo I have of Ludolf Petersen,who was a prize officer on the Admiral Scheer and then transferred to the Pinguin. He made it back to Bordeaux on one of the Norwegian Whalers and later became the 1st Officer on the HK Stier. Regards,Martin.
  5. It looks to me like the known "Popeye" fake due to the bulging eye on the eagle.A Staegemeir fake based slightly on the Juncker design,mainly in the reverse set up. A little bit more here from GCA. Regards,Martin.
  6. Outstanding collection. Regards,Martin.
  7. Merry Christmas to you Morten. Good hunting for more photo's in the New Year. All the best from California. Martin.
  8. That is a very nice set of images Larry. Cheers,Martin.
  9. I agree with Hubert. Very nice tombak Juncker. Regards,Martin.
  10. That is a very nice one Morten. Cheers,Martin.
  11. Quite a collection there Larry. Excellent!! Cheers,Martin.
  12. A couple of rare ones indeed and a great find. That Mayer HK is only the fourth one I have seen in collections. Here is one that I have. Regards,Martin.
  13. Hi Justin, the Hilfskreuzers were pretty much done by the end of 1942 with only one ship going to sea in 1943 and that was the MICHEL on her ill fated second cruise. Many former HK crewmen joined other branches of the Kriegsmarine including the U-Bootwaffe.It's not uncommon to to see this combination of awards in wear. See my old post here #170. Regards,Martin