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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
  11. 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.
  12. 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. That type of action would rate a BSMV or SS in today’s conflicts.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Hello, I am trying to to help identify an individual from 3D SAI, 1st South African Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division Was a Sergeant, wounded once, Was a Signal and musketry instructor. Awards: Ribbon bar - Military Medal, Queens South Africa Medal, Natal Native Rebellion Medal, WWI 1914-1915 Medal I think it may be, but not for sure. Possible - Second Boer War Geoffrey Watkin Williams In Kimberly Volunteer Regiment I can’t find a name on any roster for the Natal Medal. Wwi - Geoffrey Watkin WILLIAMS 3rd SAI, C Coy for Recommended for the DCM for his conduct at Delville Wood, awarded Military Medal. On the 20th July, he commanded a strong point in Princes Street and showed a great determination and coolness in handling his men under fire. Any help would be appreciated. thanks
  16. I have another grouping where a Captain who was awarded a medal was 50 years old when awarded the medal and there is documentation to support the statement. I think age might be a smaller thing. Compared to the US forces; I have seen brits having weird ages for ranks in some capacities. Right now at my job there is a 51 year old RN Commander serving in a LNO job. He was just promoted last year and has been in for 35 years.
  17. I appreciate everyone’s responses. Then what is that number? I looked over the tunic more and brought it to a recent show and there was no belief that anything was fake. I also asked about the holes in the collar next to the exploding bomb and it was explained he could have been in another unit before going to royal artillery. The ribbons bars have been there a while because I cut stitching on the middle of the ribbon bar and there is discoloration. the two options given to me this past weekend 1) was that it was put together in the 60s-80 or 2) it is perfectly legit. Too bad there is no name in it. No one could explain the number but it was put in a place in the inner pocket just as the Germans put there’s and could be an identification number. i am lost. I guess I need to try to look at some rolls of post 1945 or retired officers with that medal rack and try to tie a few options as previously mentioned. i have another nice grouping for an MBE winner who went from private to Captain. Started in the royal artillery and won a M.M. As a private in WWI and in 1946 was give an MBE. at this point what a shame because it is a really nice uniform.
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