Hi all , I picked up this interesting pin today whilst rummaging through a box of junk at my local flea market.
I had never heard of the order of the elephant or seen any images of it but this little pin just seemed to speak to me so i took a chance and bought it.
So when i got home i hit the internet and finally found some information although the information is a little scarce it made for interesting reading.
The order came about in 1921 and was awarded to everyone who had served for Germany in it's colonies during the 1st world war in total there were 8500 recipients.
Has anyone else ever heard of this or even better does anybody have 1 that i can compare mine too?
On the militaria lexikon it says that well known fakes can be I.D'd by the R and I in Afrika not lining up under the knot of the ribbon the picture the have of one is a fake so i still have no picture reference to go by.
I'll post the link to the lexikon for you to have a look at and will also post a few of the pin that i purchased today.(The best I could do with my camera sorry)
I hope I have struck lucky! LOL
Thanks in advance for taking a look, for any further information and for any comments.