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Article about: Just discovered this piece of vintage jewelry...I know I've seen this shield before...Prussian Unit or Freikorps perhaps? All input appreciated! cheers, Glenn

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    Just discovered this piece of vintage jewelry...I know I've seen this shield before...Prussian Unit or Freikorps perhaps?
    All input appreciated!
    cheers, Glenn
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    with a Moose antler I would have thought USA or Canada Glenn.

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    I don't think they're Moose-antlers, Harry....Elk or Reindeer is more my leaning...
    cheers, Glenn
    Last edited by bigmacglenn; 03-14-2015 at 07:45 PM.

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    The elk antler (Elchschaufel) usually has something to do with East Prussia (Ostpreußen).

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    Thanks Andreas! I'd seen it before...appears to be kind of Sweetheart Pin...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    I found it, Thanks Andreas! This is the emblem of the 24th U-Flottille originally based in Memel....I knew I'd seen it before...appears to be kind of Sweetheart Pin...
    Could be, or veteran-related... But to be perfectly honest, I think it most likely has no connection to to that flotilla, but to the Ostpreußische Landsmannschaft or just East Prussia in general. Have a look at some currently available "merchandise" with that coat-of-arms:

    Geschenkartikel - Preussenversand.de- Spezialversand für Ostpreußen, Westpreußen, Schlesien, Pommern und das Sudetenland

    Google-ing for that symbol, I found this interesting article on the elk symbolism for East Prussia (I know you have no problem reading it):

    http://www.ostpreussen.de/uploads/me...tpreussens.pdf

    (It tells me that the elk antler was also used as a unit symbol for the East Prussian Leichte Flak-Abteilung 71.)

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    Thanks again for your kind assistance...the links have been very helpful and educational...
    We'll pass on this one, lol...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Could be "Beobachtungsabteilung 11" too.

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    The emblem is still in use but in relation to Nazi Germany the use of the elk antler was granted to the Memel Ordnungsdienst by Himmler.

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    The emblem in wear in 1939.
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