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Eric Stahlhut

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  1. Eric Stahlhut

    MGSSA 10 EK1, Nivelle Offensive....

    truly a field-repaired piece....thanks very much for showing it. unique piece of history you've got there! best,~e
  2. Eric Stahlhut

    MGSSA 10 EK1, Nivelle Offensive....

    i like these "front fighter" crosses and am always keen to see how the field repairs were done. if it's not too much of a hassle would it be possible to view the catch from a different angle? it's plausible that for many young men these self-engraved crosses served as a second dog tag
  3. superb! appears to have the second class ribbon
  4. he was wounded whilst serving as captain of the sms konigsberg http://ww1blog.osborneink.com/?tag=naval-combat&paged=12
  5. cut-out naval wound badge?
  6. years later, a perfunctory internet search will still yield virtually no information concerning for this award. in 29 years of collecting i have seen very few examples...here's what the ribbon looks like: i am actually quite impressed with the quality of this 45 mm gilded bronze cross--unmarked but the quality is reminiscent of products from 20s/30s makers such as paul kust or heinrich timm. struck really well with excellent detail; it's rather large compared to other medal bar filler vanity awards whose recipients had to obtain by purchasing themselves from a retailer. here's an example next to another ehrenkreuz, albeit from 1934:
  7. Eric Stahlhut

    classic K.M.S.T. mousetrap

    ....or as a Kaesereibe!
  8. Eric Stahlhut

    deutsche schutzdivision badge

    i suppose you could also get away with calling that medal a jeton
  9. underneath the dust and grime on the core there's that beautiful classic 'piano-black' lacquer. reverse has the more common type of hallmark
  10. Eric Stahlhut

    deutsche schutzdivision badge

    even though current literature and catalogs call it a bewaehrungsmedaille, a short search shows that the term plakette is equally valid for this piece, if it was intended to be worn from a necklace, watch fob, or bierzipfel. it certainly wasn't made to be suspended from a ribbon
  11. the metal insignia themselves seem to be fairly prevalent, but to encounter an example still attached to a collar tab is a rare occurrence. in any condition! removed from uniform and perhaps glued into a scrapbook. yellow is noticeably more vibrant on reverse
  12. Eric Stahlhut

    deutsche schutzdivision badge

    link to another good thread http://gmic.co.uk/topic/61375-new-schutzdivision-photo/?tab=comments#comment-581215
  13. Eric Stahlhut

    deutsche schutzdivision badge

    would you mind posting measurement and weight? let's see how it matches to the example i have. p.s. also, perhaps the letter seems to reference two separate items: the aforementioned 'plakette' and a previously unreferenced 'abschiedszeichen' or going-away commemorative badge? (or does the wording of the letter describe the "going away gesture" of gifting the plaque)? also, the pin on the "club/ordenssammler" example appears to be larger. look how it extends past the wreath
  14. here's an image of the corresponding document: