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  1. I have an issue piece from the last official jubilee medal. I am hoping that I can get my hands on the new one when it comes out.
  2. I mentioned on another forum tht Craig Gottleib would try to get in on this. He is an Uber-douche. I met him at a show once and was a total asshole. people that dig up graves for profit are wankers. I hope the right thing is done here and maybe this tunnel can be preserved for others to cherish history.
  3. That will be amazing if you can figure this out. Can you post a colored photo of the uniform you have? Do you have all original medals on it?
  4. This is so hard for me to decide. If this thread is limited to Imperial German, then It narrow it down a little. Though it has little value to the collector community, it is extremely valuable to me: It would have to be my Great Grandpa’s Grouping. 1) Broke ‘14 EKII 2)MilitarpaB 3) Trenchart Bracelet that was used as engagement Ring when he got married in 1917. 4) 1922 Deutchmark/Reichmark the year he immigrated to the US. *I have posted before, but I will post again. Second would be the R109 (Baden RIR 109) Pickelhaube Cover that I collected.
  5. 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...
  6. 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 award? Pretty similar in the US Army today when you see a SR NCO or Colonel who is “slick sleeve” as we like to call it.
  7. BG Chuck Yeager died last night at 97. WWII Ace and first to break the sound barrier.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
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