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    Two nice Souval copies of the Air to Ground Support and Luftwaffe CC clasps. Plus genuine celluloid dagger grip and vintage German hackle with oak leaves badge. Other ephemera including litzen and a printing block / stamp featuring the Reichsadler


  2. Hi. Is the top badge as stated in the topic title or something else? Thanks
  3. Related to Arthur Ablett, VC, DCM ? Incredible " On 2nd September 1855 during the siege of Sebastopol , in the Crimea, a burning shell fell into a trench containing two cases of ammunition. Private Ablett, realising the danger to which all in the trench were exposed, seized the shell in his hands and threw it over the parapet, where it immediately exploded on touching the ground, but not one man suffered any injuries. " And more here : http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/VC.html I hope you find them. Did emedals spell Alfred's surname incorrectly ? They have it as Albett.

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    Genuine NSDAP leader's belt buckle by Deumer, larger 55mm variant. Verified Paypal account and reference to Ebay account with 100% feedback. Price includes shipping with tracking / insurance. Offers welcome !


  5. Hi folks ! I have some original photographs in an official OHMS envelope which is titled The Preussen Redoubt. I'm trying to ascertain where this is as i also have a collection of trench maps - i'd like to connect the photos with the relevant map ( if it's there ) I've only managed to find several mentions of this on Google including a reference to the Battle Of Arras. They're part of a collection of material related to an RFA officer who was at Ypres in 1917 and St Quentin in 1918 with the 47th Brigade, later attached to the 250th. Any info greatly appreciated
  6. Has anyone seen a memorial plaque awarded to someone who died after the war, say 1920 ? I've never seen this until today and wondered for what reason it would be given ?
  7. I've seen copies like that at auction for a few pounds. Do not see the point in a £400 copy with no connection to the original medal, even with a certificate of " authenticity ". What does it say ? " Yes, this is a copy " ?
  8. Without seeing the backs, i'd be happy that the top medal is war issue, even though it is shinier. The patina looks right, as does the design. The bottom one looks like a reissue or copy.
  9. This is rotten. I would contact the Antiques Trade Gazette and inform them. These medals may be dispersed throughout the country to auction houses and they have a stolen items section. Go to their website Also, try their online auction search engine at the-saleroom.com Hope they're found and the ******** caught.
  10. I like the stories about Edward VIII coins almost as much as the 1933 penny. All but one are accounted for. It was placed under a church in Leeds and has since gone missing / stolen when the building was knocked down
  11. I concur I've seen many, many hundreds of these and heard several different theories, one being they were used in early versions of Monopoly !!!!!??? I've been fortunate to find a couple of original grubby guineas dismissed as tokens ( even with dirt the difference should be very obvious ) but usually it is the opposite - people thinking they have something of value when they are readily available and usually worthless.
  12. Thanks. I've messaged him but had no reply yet about the other Connolly
  13. Does anyone here have access to information about the 6th Btn ? A friends father was in the regiment and wounded August 1916 and then discharged under Regulation 392 ( XVI ). He's curious as to how he was wounded / the battle or skirmish he was involved in.
  14. I like them too, though always think of Sir Clement Freud when i see Edward's profile.
  15. Saddens me to think that very soon, the last of the wars generation will pass away, and the streets are filled with kids with no regard for what they achieved, what they sacrificed. Brave soldiers going into battle every day but that generation - unique.
  16. Also, though it may sound odd to some, the tone of the metal and general appearance is also wrong. There are issue points to look out for, but these become dated over time as better copies are made. Neither of the ACE's in this thread convince me and i've handled a fair few originals in my time. However, there were experts and collectors years ago who believed certain things when appraising medals and these have since been proven to be inaccurate. There will always be a few originals that are dismissed as fakes primarily because they were not issued all at the same time in the same place Peace of mind - what's that worth ?
  17. No, just the case makers mark - Elkington & Co, Court Jewellers, Regent Street. The case is maroon morocco with gilt trim, blue velvet inner with extensive ribbon folded beneath I can see modern ' copies ' making £10 on ebay but this is much older, maybe 70 years ? Trying to ascertain the value.
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