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  1. Rusted, Frame around the iron core loose, and Ring broken off. I have it in riker box mounted on wall with rest of his items...
  2. Good point. I know my Great Grandfather highly prized his EKII so much he carried in his pocket his entire life until he died in the US in 1960. The story was almost legendary throughout my extended family how “Grandpa” had an Iron Cross from WWI. I was lucky enough to have it given to me after I returned from my first tour in Iraq in 2005 when it just popped up. I have seen a lot of interesting photos of guys in the paramilitary groups who just had the Hindenburg Cross; I wonder how they felt when they saw a guy to their left or right with that extra little EKII or similar state
  3. BG Chuck Yeager died last night at 97. WWII Ace and first to break the sound barrier.
  4. I can’t even read it because it is so worn Any other thoughts out there. Thanks to everyone who has tried to help with this mystery so far.
  5. There doesn’t see to be a stamp. I found the tailors tag (very worn) and took a photo of the liner. I looked everywhere where I would know to find a date stamp, but with luck.
  6. Again, I am not familiar with the Dut CC Award System. WWII-wise, I know there was a Dutch Marine Battalion that fought off German Paratroopers at a Bridgehead
  7. Gents Like the title states, I recently acquired an amazing WWII Dutch Marine Uniform. It has loops for either two medals or a longer ribbon bar. I do not know much about Dutch stuff, but what could the possibility of combination of medals for this uniform? rank is Ensign or second lieutenant equivalent.
  8. Well, I think you had many german soldiers doing valorous things in 1914-1918. I think the criteria may have changed due to the trench warfare. I know for fact my Great Grandfather was awarded his EKII in 1917 for for staying in a position MG by himself so his entire section of the trench could pull out. He was awarded his Baden Silver Merit Medal (Baden EKII equivalent) for recovering his entire MG horse team while under fire by himself so they could retrograde resulting in two MG08s. These two stories were told to me by my great aunt before she died. I think there is no cheapening there
  9. Kinda crazy And stupid. I collect American Silver Eagles. The Philadelphia Mint 2017 is the lowest produced Silver Eagle (no I don’t know what this one is), but it is selling for average $5k USD. This year, 2020, West Point Mint shut down forever (as told by USMINT) and they are doing another low montage of Philadelphia Mint Silver Eagles and they are being press for $495 USD. Will be second lowest montage of coin. Also, FYSA, this is the last year the Silver Eagle will have this design.
  10. This guy is all over every forum trying to get someone validate it and sell it as junk. The person who started this thread has a history of doings this under different names then sells crap. Please beware
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