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Real german medal?

Article about: Hello i do not know if this is the place to ask (if not; mods, please delete or move), but i got this medal like 20 years ago as a kid together with some other medals from my grandfather i n

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    Hello
    i do not know if this is the place to ask (if not; mods, please delete or move), but i got this medal like 20 years ago as a kid together with some other medals from my grandfather

    i never knew if they were real or not...
    if somebody could help me out, that would be great!

    these is a stamp in the "needle"





    and a group picture of all the medalls i recieved


    thanks for the help

    regards
    KP

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    Jan
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    I think they look fine but letīs wait for the more experienced opinions. They certainly will want to hear more about the stamping on the Iron Cross

    Jan

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    The two KvK's look fine, but unsure of the EK1.
    Tom

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    Jan
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    Looks like rust made with acid yes... but letīs hear the experts

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    im also unsure of the ek1,

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    I'm no expert, but i do think the interior of the cross has been re-touched/painted at some time in the past and it may have re-acted somewhat with the metal.

    As far as the rust goes, it looks fairly normal for something as old as this piece.
    As for authenticity, i'll leave that to the big dogs!

    Rusty Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Well Ned the rust looks like salt rust (its also acid) and may be caused by storage too...

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    Could you perhaps post close ups of the cross? And of the markings on the pin. Thanks
    Tom

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    Quote by Jan View Post
    Well Ned the rust looks like salt rust (its also acid) and may be caused by storage too...
    Hi Jan,

    Fair comment, but i'll stick with my initial guess. Look very closely at the centre of the cross, it's been messed with at some point. There are two 'types' of black paint/glaze on there, and that ain't right in my books. Like i said, i'll leave the authencating to the experts.....Oh, and i still think the rust is as to be expected on a piece this old.

    Just my two bob's worth, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    thanks everybody for the comments...
    the two first medals are for certain real (i guess) since my grandfather was an MP in occupied Germany and took them with as a souvenir with some other goodies (Hitlerjugend knife, M3 trench knife, and some more stuff)
    the iron cross he got from a friend later on, so he didnt got it from when he was stationed in occupied germany

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