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My France and Germany Star just arrived this morning. What do you all think?

Thanks again!

Jason

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No problems from my perspective

regards

Alex

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And finally, my Air Crew Europe Star arrived! Sorry for the low quality photos, but I wanted to get an idea about it before I finalized the deal with the seller. It is in very good condition as the medal (according to the seller) was stored in the original waxed paper envelope (which was included). Please let me know what you all think.... I can provide additional photos if needed later tonight.

Thanks!

Jason

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From a good source? A known dealer or some eBay scam-artist?

Never having seen a single one in my area of interest, So I'm not of much help . . . but, in my area, they'd (presumably?) be named.

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Personally, I'd trust Chris 150%

:beer:

Solid source usually means a solid medal. And if it isn't, a good source will take it back.

:cheers:

BUT "they" said "they" got it from him . . . why not just buy from Dixon??

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BUT "they" said "they" got it from him . . . why not just buy from Dixon??

They didn't have any Air Crew Europe Stars available at the time of my purchase.

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Guest Darrell

Here's my ACE (attributed to a Canadian KIA).

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Here are some additional photos to help with your evaluations.

Jason

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Guest Darrell

Here are some additional photos to help with your evaluations.

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Jason, I like the color and look of these two pictures, but not so much the other closeups. Just wondering if there is some wierd color / detail distortion happening?

The letters and all the small things you look for appear to be correct. What does trouble me are the lack of defintion of the letters. Compare the letters of yours with mine.

Again, it maybe those pictures. They look dramatically different than the ones on top. :unsure:

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I assumed Jason wasn't scanning his, so the chances for image deviance have been maximised?

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I will try some different camera settings. I can never seem to get high quality close ups. If I use the flash, there is a glare, if I don't, it is too hard to see details. Let me try some other shots and settings......

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Here are some more photos. No matter what I do, I can't get the color/focus/clarity all set in the same photo. Anyway, hope these will help some!!

Jason

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A good one in my opinion

regards

Alex

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I took some more photos tonight. These were taken outside under a cloudy sky with a flash.

Jason

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They are actually "dings" to the medal from what appears to be a sharp pointed object (possibly the points of another Star....).

Jason

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They are actually "dings" to the medal from what appears to be a sharp pointed object (possibly the points of another Star....).

Jason

Exaclty. If you'd been bashing around in a sack with many other sharp-pointy things for five five decades, . . . .

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Here is a photo of the 39-45 star that I had bought as a copy.

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Now that is one piece of SH*te :speechless1:

Alex K

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Unbelievable! I do not believe I have ever seen worse. And for a common medal.

:speechless1:

:banger:

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yeah, I know. I have bought it because I allready have an original example and it is good reference material.

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I took some more photos tonight. These were taken outside under a cloudy sky with a flash.

Jason

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Jason - is this the original ACE Star that you were discussing back in 2009 ? My general observation point for Stars is the stippling - the little raised dots behind the wording. There are of course several other ways to authenticate - and I think they were discussed earlier.

Purely as a comment - I would not be 100% happy with this Star - there are areas where the stippling is not covering the entire area. Having said that it does appear to have reasonably even spacing, although not an exact sizing - a sure give away for some copies. From all of the Stars, Air Crew Europe is the most commonly copied one - purely from the price point of view. Perhaps worth a little closer examination ?

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