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Hello there tinnie fans,

Here is a total mystery one I can't figure out. I'm not sure if it is a Soviet made propaganda piece mocking the Germans for using Husars in their army or a German piece of unknown intent. Either way, I have not seen anything like it out there so any help on identifying this strange piece. The inscription "Der Treue Husar ist Wieder Da" translates roughly to "The Loyal Hussar is Stronger" I believe, referring to the Hussars of Hungary I reckon. Any and all clues are much appreciated!

Later,

Pat

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Here is the reverse of the stamped piece of quality manufacture. Could this be ww1 era?

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Thanks Uwe,

Is this some sort of prize given out at carnivals then? It seems a little racist and offensive to have come out in recent times. Any idea on the date/period it is from and what it was specifically about?

Thanks again,

Pat

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Hi Pat,

where do you see racist elements?

It is a normal German (carnival) faithful hussar.

Please see here for example:

http://www.karnevals...r_sonstiges.htm

and here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Faithful_Hussar

And please hear here for example:

http://www.youtube.c...&feature=fvwrel

This is the matching part of the complete song:

"And when the youth received the news,

That his dear love, her life may lose,

He left his place and all he had,

To see his love, went this young lad..."

"The faithful hussar is back."

It could be from 1960 or 2010. It could be an "award", but I think, that it was a commemorative badge for something.

Uwe

Edited by speedytop

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Thanks for the explanation Uwe,

I just thought with the upturned pig-nose and cross-eyed look I assumed it was making fun of certain people, but I could have misinterpreted the meaning. Oh well, only paid $10 for it so no big deal.

Later,

Pat

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