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Claudius last won the day on October 20 2020

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    My military collectibles interest center mainly around;
    Imperial Germany -Tsingtau, China during WWI...Document/award groups.
    Imperial Germany -Pilots or Observers...Document/award groups.
    Imperial Germany -uncommon awards and identifiable medal bars/groups.
    Imperial Germany -Afrika or Pacific during WWI.
    Imperial Russian -Awards/medals and medal bars.

    " if you have something like this FOR SALE, please let me know!

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  1. I am not at all familiar with paper award bags from Carl Poellath (or Karl Pöllath depending on the time period). They look like their from post-1945. I don't know why they wouldn't be legit. Are they faking the award bags too?
  2. I strongly believe the urkunde is genuine. It is part of a group of documents that belonged to Wilhelm Oppelt, including his other award documents and photos. If it was a forgery, I would imagine that they would stop with just the 1918 award for the Karl Truppen cross. There are two photos of him. While the medals are blocked out, the ribbons are clear and the Karl Truppen cross is there (just the one). --- After thinking more on it, I have one theory to offer. Maybe after the Karl Truppen cross was instituted in December 1916, Oppelt's first authorization document was dated 19
  3. Hello; From all the A-H medal bars, ribbon bars and photographs I've seen it would suggest ONLY one. However I have personal documents from a gentlemen for notification of the Karl Truppen Kruez in 1915 and then another Karl Truppen Kruez notification in 1918.
  4. Years ago I remember going to a OMSA show and a gentleman had a display of the dozen different Imp.Austrian Commemorative 2. Dezember 1873 medal. In some cases the differences were subtle, but they were clearly from different manufacturers, perhaps across the Austrian Empire. The gentleman believed there had to be multiple manufactures to fulfill the large number that needed to be produced. I have to wonder how many Commemorative badges for the 100th anniversary of the Ministry of War were needed that required multiple manufacturers?
  5. That is a remarkable difference in quality. When I look between the Orders made by Eduard and Keibel I don't see such a disparity.
  6. I'll speak plainly -I don't like it. The tiny cross on the top is poorly formed and too delicate looking -it is not how the period items were done. These were badges on uniforms and you didn't want them catching on the cloth and making fraying marks. The main body looks poured into a form. The scepter and orb look particularly poorly cast. The Russian-style wingnut in the back also looks cast with the loops poorly soldered on. The left one "slipped" when it was being attached. And it shows false wear. Somehow it received a deep dent. These are finger tighten screws and it
  7. ummm, hopefully he's not very good at his job??? 😬 I got nothing...everybody has their personal agenda's and justifications. I don't want to throw stones, unless I was sure I was without hypocrisy. but great diorama!
  8. You have some serious skills here! Thanks for the photos.
  9. Hey Claudius. What do u know of the L19 sinking? -nothing more than what is widely available, but I'm always open to learning new details from privately-sourced documents and research. I see u like WW1 German Tsiango. Do u collection uniforms? -Yes, I collect Tsingtau documents, photos, medals and militaria related to individuals in the WWI siege and subsequent POW captivity in Japan. Man-cave displays w all original minty badges? -no man-cave for me, just in riker mounts locked up, but I do have some small specimens at home. How about an airman’s near mint silk-cloth
  10. "...the rarest of all known Zeppelin paper in the world. " -what is the rarest known Zeppelin paper? "Does anyone here collect naval commander group sets? That’s a whole other beast for a long thread if anyone is interested." -why yes, I am interested in seeing this. Please do start a new thread dedicated to it.
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