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    Can someone please tell me what this bust commemorates?Do you think it is period?

    Thanks
    Steve
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    Marked
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    You need underside of base and up into neck area.

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    The bust looks to be a good bronze brennlack finished zinc piece by Hedwig Maria Ley. There maybe a foundry mark on the smaller part of the pedestal that says WMF Gesunden Str.

    The dedication appears to be giving thanks to a RAD company in work district 20 (Westphalia South/Dortmund) dated March '38.

    All in all a very well conditioned piece imo.

    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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    "In memory of the Personnel Section, Labor District 20, March 1938"
    RAD-related, in my opinion...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Maybe these will help
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    Quote by ajax3985 View Post
    You need underside of base and up into neck area.
    Here's a random shot of the interior of a zinc/pot metal based bust by Ley. Not the best, but it shows the base material and applied bronzed finish nicely whilst also showing what the interior casting should look like on an original.

    Regards, Ned.

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    Last edited by big ned; 08-09-2014 at 07:11 PM. Reason: mong spelling.
    '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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    looks pretty much like it.

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    Pretty much.

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    Appreciate yout responses.

    Steve

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