08-25-2014 06:02 PM
Great set Nick ! from a love struck assault gunner nice Deumer first class KvK with what looks like an original wartime box, , not many here will know that crafty Wilhelm ground the swastika off this wartime produced awards (left overs in the factory) and glued a 57er "1939" disc on top, so that it conformed to the new regulations...notice the same bad deteriorating finish as on a late wartime version ! Great items, great provenance ! The KvK second class is also a Deumer, the Ost and long service are, as I am sure you know, St u L made ...........Its a pity his sports badge was not included.............Nick, any hint of a name ?
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
Nice gruppen! Thanks for sharing
Thanks for the comments guys! I was hoping to find out his name via the discriptions on the reverse of the photo, but can't decipher it. I've asked the seller for more information on him, still waiting for his reply.
He did let me know already he has a few of the wartime awards too and they are reserved for me till I can regenerate funds.