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Hi everybody,

I would like to start a new topic about 2010 acquisitions. Don't hesitate to show your treasure. I hope that this new year will be as good as the last year for our collection.

All my ribbon bar with St Henry knight cross

Christophe

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And here a few more things:

The two campaign crosses I like especially, they are not so common, they have another form than the ones you see more often. On the little miniaturechain, you can see them as well, in the same form. They come from the same grouping. unfortunately I didn't got the White Falcon. Maybe I will find one somewhere else in 2011. If someone wants to sell his, please let me know!!!

The two crosses were Spangenstücke. The fool who has cut this Spange into pieces should be courtmartialed and shot instantly!!

The big spange misses two medals, can someone help me by telling what the missing medals probably would be?

Poulton

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Argh... the third ribbon bar is as bad. I could remember the source of the two others, and that's a very bad source, but I didn't remember the third came from the very same guy. I have hardly ever seen one real ribbon bar or medal bar that was offered by this person...

Beware of those! :shame:

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Dear gents,

thanks for your input. This stimulates my thought that I should misten more to my "guts-feeling": about the ribbons I didn't have a 100% good feeling: for example, there are two württemberg ribbons next to each other on the third ribbon, these ribbons differ in colour and wear (how stupid off me!!).

And the austrian bar: the back: I thought it was a strangely looking pin and the backing itself was looking too new etc.

The medals on the bar are original though, maybe with exception from the Silezian Adler. I don't know where too look at though. It is made from a very light metal.

I should better buy things I know a little bit better.

Bigger problem is: what do I do with these things? I think I let them stay in the collection and keep them together as fakes. I will not bring them back in circulation because I will not sell other collecors a fake.

Luckily the amounts were not too high, so I will get over it.

Poulton

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The medals on the bar are original though, maybe with exception from the Silezian Adler. I don't know where too look at though. It is made from a very light metal.

Don't agree in this: I think more, maybe most, of the awards on this bar, are fakes. The big Austrian medals, the Oldenburg cross probably are... the Silesian eagle of course as well.

Bigger problem is: what do I do with these things? I think I let them stay in the collection and keep them together as fakes. I will not bring them back in circulation because I will not sell other collecors a fake.

That's just fine. I'm as well keeping all fake bars in a box... :ninja:

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Don't agree in this: I think more, maybe most, of the awards on this bar, are fakes. The big Austrian medals, the Oldenburg cross probably are... the Silesian eagle of course as well.

I do think the most are real ones. I will double check this off course !! I follow your example: bad ones in a box and Vtwin's advice also, maybe I can use the good ones for other purposes.

Thanks for your replies,

Poulton

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Here is an example I got from this faker a couple of years ago. I thought his dark pics were the result of poor camera skills. My bad. Not one medal on it is good. Note the typical construction for this guy. He also used this maker label a lot.

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Here is my best 2010 purchase. The medal grouping of Major Richard Nesselhauf (Identified by Daniel Krause :beer: ) Nesselhauf was Hauptmann in Prussian IR 18, and Adjutant of the Prussian Training Mission for the Polish Army.

Best wishes

Matt

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