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OK, so I have seen the debates back and forth regarding the Memmel medal in these two and other threads:

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2762&st=0

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=30589&hl=memel

I have come to understand that pretty much every medal out there is fake. And so with this in mind I ask the forum to please weigh in on this one as well.

I have had it for many years and always had it tucked away believing maybe it was real but accepting it most likely not to be. The wreath is rather hideous and unflattering compared to other makers. Also the ribbon is quite faded.

Then Uwe (Speedytop) posted this image of different makers variations. Please note the von Hessenthal/Schreiber 1940 version

Any thoughts? Please help...

Edited by Henry 24th

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Thank you Uwe!

Hope you don't mind that I re-used your image.

I am always pleasantly surprised how people help each other on this forum.

Regards...Henry

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Very good! I'd like to see the back of the Sudetenland medal (next to another one, if you have one) - the writing looks very big!

James

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Thanks for the extra picture. The perspective is different now, and the colour doesn't look quite so bright as in the first pictures. This version is more gold coloured than the normal bronze and the ones I've seen like this are also a little bit thinner than normal. I think that this is an accepted variant.

Regards,

James

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