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    Kriegsmarine everything, with an emphasis on tallies/muetzenbander.

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  1. Greetings, I have been starting to collect the imperial tallies of the many ships that took place during the battle of Jutland. I wanted to share the ones I currently have. These are currently on their way to me as of this time. I have photo edited them to save space. Thanks for looking. Here are some others.
  2. Well, as I now see with the holes in the first posting and the photo proof in the second. I think you have similar devices. Mine on the back has four loops that most likely attach to a pickelhaube. Great research and information. Regards, JustinG
  3. Nicely displayed my friend. Very nice. Best Regards, JustinG
  4. Hi, I recently acquired one of these as well. Here is the description that was provided. Prussia. An Emblem from an 1895 Prussian Guards Officer's Pickelhaube A finely made helmet plate with period attention to detail, base star in die stamped silver with 4 loop attachment points on reverse, centre with white and black enamel and gilt bronze lettering, measuring 88mm in diameter, overall very fine. Best Regards, JustinG
  5. Looks great accompanied with a tally and a period postcard in a collage artwork piece. Best Regards, JustinG
  6. I used a black light and there was no glowing. Also I grabbed a loose thread on the blue backing and it burned up with no residue. Thanks Simon and Michael. Best Regards, JustinG
  7. Another plaque/wappen is on its way to me. From the Torpedoboot Grief. Very happy to add another one. Thanks for looking. JustinG
  8. There is a known fake for the Scharnhorst. It is known as the "Belfast" fake as it was sold nearby where the HMS Belfast resides. It has fooled many collectors. The tip with Scharnhorst tallies is that they need to be not cut (100cm or longer) in any way or made with metallic thread. The one you shown has the tell-tale sign of being a Belfast fake. I am sorry. You can search around for Belfast Scharnhorst and learn more. Best Regards, JustinG
  9. I have ordered another blacklight. Should be here in a couple of days. Is the blacklight test the only test I can perform? I have done a search on the forum. Only a couple of topics show the Eagle Squadron eagle. and none are free from a uniform tunic, so the reverse is unable to be verified. I purchased this recently from Barry Turk at emedals.com. I have had good luck with them in the past. I would love to hear other methods as well. I will share the blacklight results when the blacklight arrives from Amazon. Thank you for your time in this matter. Best Regards, JustinG
  10. Greetings Gentlemen, I recently acquired what I feel is lovely Eagle Squadron insignia. I would love to hear your opinions on this piece. I thank you for your time. Best Regards, JustinG
  11. I have also added the Kreuzer Blücher wappen to my collection. I feel very fortunate to add this one.
  12. Rombak, That is a great grouping. I haven't seen a print of the painting shown in post 483 before with the destroyer hit heading for the shoreline under fire I assume from a battery. Gorgeous groupings. I achieved my goal and have successfully completed my complete Zerstörer Mützenband collection with the Anton Schmitt. This includes the 10 at Narvik (22 total named ship tallies) So, I thought I would share this rare beauty.
  13. Thanks Morten. I wanted to share, I was able to acquire one of the rarest and elusive Mützenaband. The Zerstörer Anton Schmitt. This tally gives me every named destroyer for the Kriegsmarine. Thanks for looking.
  14. Here is an interesting one. I just took this in Chicago at the Museum of Science and industry. I found it interesting that this submariner also wore the Hilfskreuzer badge. Photo is from the Museum of Science and Industry. Picture is so poorly taken, it doesn't need a watermark. LOL! Regards, JustinG