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That IS an odd pin construction-- known from mar5ked Third Reich badges? I don't get into zinky be-swastika'd things, so never noticed this before. All which identifies unmarked makers is goooooood. :cheers:

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A new one for my little collection. I will post it under a seperate thread but wanted to put it here.

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The back. A little surprise. I just realized this thread has been quite for almost a year!

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Here is an odd Meybauer piece. I am used to seeing these in the gold base metal color but not black. Any others out there?

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This piece seems to be blued like a firearm rater than painted. The finish is very smooth. It looks to have been this way since it was made. The tips of the wings show the typical gold color where the coating has worn off. I looked around and did not see others done this way. Post others if you have them. I like this one better than the golden ones.

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My 57... or perhaps I should say post war as I believe these were not specifically mentioned in the 57 laws regarding such things and did not have to be redesigned re: denazification.

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Hello all, did they award Silesian Eagles with and with out swords? I always though the eagles came without swords. Cheers Captain Albert

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with swords, with oak leaves, and with oak leaves and swords.

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Perhaps not the most crisp, but defenitely a very interesting photo of the Silesial Eagle in wear.

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here's a 2nd class that has been converted rather haphazardly to a 1st class. notice the nub from the ribbon suspension ring setup

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Although I tend to limit my collection to Third Reich items the Silesian Eagle is often found in the same group as TR awards which apart from the fact that it has a certain appeal in itself probably means I should make a space for it!

However, I know virtually nothing about the medal itself and am not really in a position to comment on originality so I would appreciate opinions on this one.

It came with a number of other (totally authentic) TR items and although I would have left it the seller was not inclined to remove it from the deal.

I was (and remain) very sceptical of this medal and feel that at best it is a very late piece possibly produced long after the original award date for the use of veterans. At worst it is an out and out repro. The ribbon is certainly modern and glows rather brightly under UV.

I would appreciate it if anyone could accurately "peg" this item for me. As I say, I believe it is definately not period but believing and knowing are poles apart in this hobby!

Regards

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Hi Guys,

Great bars and here is the only example that I have. I wish I had more.

Regards,

Jody

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Hello People,

I'm choosing one of these 2 awards. Both are good??? One is massive and another is hollow, is this common???

Regards,

William

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Both are good. You can find them in different versions--massive, hollow, half hollow. From these 2 I'd personally prefer the 1st one most probably produced by Petz&Lorenz.

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I would too.

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