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Bryan Poon

My Collection - German Awards and Decorations

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Hi All

Wish you enjoy my collection. I will keep update this thread with my collection photos. At this moment I post my Lifesaving Medal collection first.

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Lifesaving Medals collection

3rd Reich Medal Bars collection

3rd Reich Campaign Awards collection

HJ Badges collection

Mother Crosses collection

3rd Reich DRK and EDV Badges collection

EKII collection

Cheers

Bryan

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Prussian Republic Lifesaving Medal (This one came with the award document, I will scan it later.)

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Four Pieces Medal Bar:- War Merit Cross Second Class with Swords, 4 Years Army Long Service Award, Commemorative Medal 13 Mar 1938 and Commemorative Medal 1 Oct 1938

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In the following, I would like to show the 3rd Reich Campaign Awards. Enjoy!!!

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The following is my very tiny HJ collection. Years ago, it is a bit bigger but I decided to sold them out for military stuffs. That why it became tiny..... :unsure:

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    • Brian, Thanks for initiating this discussion. For me, it’s a combination of the thrill of the chase, the history behind the item, and the aesthetics, although this latter factor may seem a bit strange to some. To illustrate this, the very first thing I collected as a kid in the 1950’s was a Belgian WW1 medal, for service in 1914-18, which is bell shaped, with a very striking profile of a very dignified soldier, wearing an Adrian helmet which bears a laurel wreath. It was the image that
    • Thank you for sharing your story, it was most interesting and greatly appreciated, it makes this blog well worth the time to post. Regards Brian  
    • Hello I started collecting when I found my first Mauser cartridges in a field next to my parents' house next to Armentières. I was eight years old.  Then shrapnel, schrapnell balls, darts... That's how I became a historian. When I was 18, we used to walk through the fields with a metal detector to find our happiness. It was my time in the army as a research-writer in a research centre that made me love the orders of chivalry. I've been collecting them for 24 years now. Christophe
    • Thank you for your most interesting comment. The thrill of the chase didn't interest me in the beginning but over time it started to overshadow the act of simply adding yet another medal or group to the collection. Regards Brian  
    • I know the way I got into collecting is like so many other people; through a sibling. I also know that my love of history is barely unique in a place like this. So I know I have a shared background with many people. A less shared area - perhaps - is that I've always loved the thrill of the chase. When I decide I want, say, a 1914 trio with an original bar, to a cavalry unit, the utter thrill of getting out there and, (a) finding groups that fit the criteria and, (b) comparing them re: ranks, uni
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