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  1. Beau, I have seen the book on amazon(?), and the review was poor. I guess it is a small niche collectable area that has not been written. Thanks, Chuck
  2. Very nice and distinctive reverse on the badge. Regards, Chuck On a complete separate note does anyone know of a good book on WW1 wound badges?
  3. Gilded Bronze medal were produced at the end of the war. The Awards of Saxon Gold Military St.Henry Medal Recipient Vizefeldwebel Jakob Krems (medalnet.net) The Gold Military St. Henry Medal awarded to Jakob Krems is shown below. It was struck from bronze and gilded. The die-maker’s initials “F.U.” (Karl Christian Friedrich Ulbricht) are present at the neck of the bust of Friedrich August. There is a circular punch-mark on the rim of the medal at approximately 3 o’ clock (see Figure 15). This punch-mark denotes that this is an original mint-struck and officially awarded bronze-gilt medal. The slightly dark discoloration seen at the top of the medal, where the suspension ring was soldered to the top of the medal, was caused by oxidation of the solder over time, which has shown through the gilding. The medal weighs 18.1g without the ribbon. This medal is housed in the red case in which it was awarded. There is gold blocking on the lid with crossed swords and the inscription “St. Heinrichs=Med./in Gold”. A piece of original ribbon for this medal was found in the case. In 1914, there were 110 medals struck in gold by the Saxon Royal Mint. In 1915, there 15 medals struck in gold. In 1917, there were 50 medals struck in gilded bronze. In 1918, there were 60 medals struck in gilded bronze. Thus, during the World War, there were total of 125 medals struck in gold, and 110 struck in gilded-bronze. Of the medals struck, 97 of the gold medals were awarded from 1914 until the end of 1917, and 53 of the gilded bronze medal were awarded from the end of 1917 through 1918. Therefore, the gilded-bronze version of this medal, although not as aesthetically pleasing, nor as intrinsically valuable as the gold version of this medal, is a numismatic rarity.
  4. Hi Beery, can you show the reverse of the prince size wound badge, or is that a miniature badge? chuck
  5. All, This is only my fourth wound badge in my collection and am trying to focus on some of the more scares badges. I've also picked up a Zinc and 2 DRGM Badges. i would like to find a Deumer or schickle badge to next add to my collection. Thank you for the comments Chuck
  6. Gentlemen, After a rather long wait on DHL I finally received my late Christmas present. After reviewing several threads on the GMIC site i strongly believe this to be a Meybauer badge. I wold greatly appreciate any opinions on the badge and if i am correct on the identification. I've included the two posts that I've used for identification. Thank you very much, Chuck
  7. Great bar the 1st Class BMVK is very rare (150-160 awards), and greatly faked on a lot of web sites. Regards Chuck
  8. Hi Eric, Sorry their doe snot appear to be a link in you reply. Chuck
  9. Really nice cross from Godet. I've never seen any Iron Cross stamped with the crown and moon stamp. I though that was something that jeweler's had stopped using during the First World War with so many crosses being produced and awarded. chuck
  10. Really amazing that Baden was so frugal as to not provide a nice case. chuck
  11. Hi Alex, Here are two sites for the prussian officers cross and the enlisted cross. Antique Photos - Long Service Award for Officers (antique-photos.com) Dienstauszeichnung 1.Klasse 1913 für 15 Jahre (ehrenzeichen-orden.de) To add to the confusion, the confusion the hessian and prussian 15 year cross are very similar. Dienstauszeichnung 1. Klasse für 15 Jahre 1913 (ehrenzeichen-orden.de) regards, chuck
  12. Hi Vince, I already had it on order as the pieces i have seen on line are normally 3 x the price. I'll post some better photos later and see if i made a bad choice. Thanks, chuck
  13. Hi Vince, I'm thankful and value all opinions of the members. As their were over million recipients of the medal i would imagine a large number of companies produced with variations in secondary awards. Could you please elaborate why you think the details are weak. Thank You very much Chuck
  14. Gentlemen, I am considering purchasing this prince size (29.9 mm) Kaiser century medal. I know these are unofficial awards pieces and wanted any opinion on if this would be a good period piece? regards, chuck
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