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SteveL

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  1. All my Imperial stuff went last year, very quickly and for good money, it was re invested in early BW tunics, equipment and the 1957 awards, giving me access to high end stuff......it was time after some decades to switch collecting interests. Prost ! Steve.
  2. Nice model 826 Gefechtshelm Jock ! In service with the BW since the early 90's........the cover will be specific for a model of helmet, marked for either Gefechtshelm "G" or Stahlhelm "S" with size number on the white side of the cover......pity I have no TR pieces to swop !! By the way, the civilian 1980's thro to present day BMW system motorcycle helmet also had "press" in English on the fastener ! Prost ! Steve.
  3. Thanks for reply Eric ! Indeed a mystery, but a nice 57er to be sure ! Prost ! Steve.
  4. I like it ! An interesting cross to be sure...........is it one piece or three piece construction, die stamped or cast ? how do you know it is Silver ? According to the specification/regulations laid down in the 1957 law, as long as the cross is made to spec it can be made by anyone, any where, even Abdullah in his yard shed ! However that said, in the collecting 57er world this cross would be a novelty/curio......as most collect and recognise established German makers such as St u L, Deumer, Assmann etc.........That said, I am in no way deriding this cross, fascinating find ! it would be a conversation piece in any 57er collection ! Prost ! Steve.
  5. That's a great image Jock ! The Officer is wearing a "Gesellschaftsanzug mit Fangschnur" this jacket was also called the "Zweitschenrock" (Two pocket tunic) This type of jacket was authorised for use in 1963, as there was a demand for a more ceremonial kind of uniform for official use.......it was replaced by the black dinner jacket dress in 1973. His 57ers virtually match my display ! Prost ! Steve.
  6. Gentlemen, thoughts on this piece please, crap or inter/post war replacement ?........................ribbon is modern and for display only. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-7645-0-68372700-1401806285.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-7645-0-91313000-1401806297.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-7645-0-08521500-1401806310.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-7645-0-31861000-1401806320.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-7645-0-79587700-1401806333.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-7645-0-29587400-1401806351.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-7645-0-91213400-1401806366.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-7645-0-29711800-1401806384.jpg Thanks in advance, Steve.
  7. Thanks Mervyn for your reply and I understand exactly what you are saying, a ball park figure for me to work with would be fine £100,£200 or whatever.......I would wish them to go to a collector and not a dealer....but the downside is they have to go............. Thanks again, Steve.
  8. Gentlemen, here I show a grouping to a Metropolitan Police station Sergeant who served sometime between the late 1930's to the late 1960's....in this time he helped save a horse from drowning in the Thames (6th January 1950) and received The RSPCA medal with for humanity bar and PDSA medal, there is also his long service medal, 1939-45 Defence medal and a St Johns First Aid medal, all except Defence medal are named to the Sgt and are boxed/cased ..................I know it is not the done thing to give valuations on open forum, but having had these for some years displayed next to my own long service medal it is time for a Police medal collector to enjoy owning this set as my collection interests are very different and there is a high value piece coming up I wish to buy.....so I wish to know a ball park figure this set may be worth....please pm if not comfortable in giving an open value. Thanks for help in advance....Prost ! Steve. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_04_2014/post-7645-0-59284200-1398604612.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_04_2014/post-7645-0-90202100-1398604637.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_04_2014/post-7645-0-43675000-1398604658.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_04_2014/post-7645-0-40749500-1398604679.jpg
  9. Thanks for your reply Jock ! i got results from both enquiries at WAF and WRF, It would appear to be a wartime made Deumer EK II and the other medal the Schaumburg-Lippe kreuz, is a St u L post war made piece, most probably from the 57er period, the veteran has had a mixture assembled into his medal bar ! Prost ! Steve.
  10. Does anybody have an opinion on this EK II ?................................. Prost ! Steve.
  11. Gentlemen,my first post here,...this veterans post WW2 replacement two piece medal bar, featuring an Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse and Schaumburg-Lippe Kreuz für treue Dienste, probably made some time between the early 1950's to the mid 1960's.....it is unusual in that it retains its Schinkel form EK as most examples of the post war period Imperial EK's are based on the larger WW2 cross, I have a first class example in this form. St u L, and it is believed others did a range of Imperial awards for veterans during the 1950's-60's. This displays nicely alongside my other St u L post war Imperial awards, my PLM & EK I. Comments please......................... It has been suggested that the EK II on this bar is WW2 made Deumer and not a post war EK....can you or some one here comment on this revelation ? I know little about Third Reich Iron Crosses. Thanks in advance for any forth coming information. Prost ! Steve http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-85681200-1396301069.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-54055100-1396301090.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-36121100-1396301106.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-06509600-1396301130.jpg
  12. Gentlemen, a post war (WW2) 1950-60's produced Pour le Merite. A Steinhauer und Luck made piece and with their specific design features, the connected "U R", the "l" in the le Merite' not conected to the frame, the flat footless bottoms of the eagles, and the distinctive enamelled pillow look to the rear, its baroque style loop mount, but most importantly the flaw on the bottom 7 o'clock eagles wing that all St u L PLM's must have.......It measures 53mm x 53mm and weighs in at 26 gramms...it is complete with a short length of original period ribbon (1950's) and is og bronze gilt manufacture (although a a silver marked 800 was also available). I collect post war awards/medals especially the 1957 regulation pieces, in such collecting spheres this replacement PLM is a highly sought after and prized addition, I was wondering what you Imperial chaps think ? http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-74171500-1393800102.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-99114100-1393800125.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-48059300-1393800139.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-92580100-1393800196.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-94001300-1393800221.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-09079600-1393800250.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_03_2014/post-7645-0-95535600-1393800281.jpg Prost ! Steve.
  13. Nice tunic ! Great images ! Thanks Gordon. This is the only one I have...................... http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_01_2014/post-7645-0-08577900-1388578584.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_01_2014/post-7645-0-30509700-1388578616.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_01_2014/post-7645-0-83602600-1388578655.jpg Prost ! Steve.
  14. Thanks Jonas & Gordon, that's cleared a lot up for me, I might just start a collection in the New Year ! Thanks again and a Happy New Year to both you and your families ! Prost ! Steve.
  15. Gordon, thanks for additional thoughts on these badges...............as to been sewn on a uniform, I take it the moleskin field blouse was the item of uniform these badges would have applied to..................either the arms or chest positions ? Does any one have any period photographs showing these badges in wear ? Prost ! Steve.
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