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Article about: Excellent EKs you have there Chopperman. Can you tell me more info about this one?

  1. #1541


    Thanks Gregg. I'll put you in my will, too! ;-)
    Funny how it goes some times!
    Never had one in all these years and there is a second one knocking at the door...

    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!

  2. #1542

    Default Makers Mark?


    Thank you all for your comments regarding the peculiar ribbon on my last post. Any thoughts on what these marks are and who this maker is? It looks like three punched letters "HU?".


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  3. #1543


    I've got a few ideas of what it could be but without
    better pictures it's impossible to say for sure.

    My first guess is that it is a poorly stamped "800"
    silver mark.
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

  4. #1544


    Thank you Greg. That's about as close as I can get with my phone before it stops focusing. I'll dig out my camera and see if I can get something closer. The first number/letter does appear to be rounded like an 8.


  5. #1545


    If you have access to a document scanner,
    sometimes they work better close-ups than cameras do.
    Most of the pics I posted in this thread are done on my old
    Epson scanner.
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

  6. #1546


    Looks like an 800 to me too :-)


    pS I´ve tried to use my Iphone together with a 10X small magnifying glass to photo a stamp (see earlier this tread). It is tricky but it is possible ;-)
    Wir kapitulieren niemals !

  7. #1547



    the following EK 2 has popped up on a local auction server. As the seller asks for it more than 100 euro (a truly exorbitant amount by local standards), I am quite curious about its particular maker. Unfortunately, I can't figure out the maker's mark (nor the stamp on the loop ring) and the core seems unfamiliar to me either.
    I would be therefore much obliged for any opinions on the maker of this particular cross.

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    Thank you. Best regards,

  8. #1548


    Nice cross, but surely not worth 100 euros. At least not in countries neighbouring Germany
    The frame and core looks to be of blued/browned CFZ style.

  9. #1549


    I agree. It looks like a Zimmerman.
    It's a shame the mark on the small ring is not
    more legible. Too me it almost looks like a L/9 but
    it could be almost anything.

    Thanks for posting it.
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

  10. #1550


    Miro, Chopperman: Thank you for your helpful posts and the quick identification. I guess it partially explains the price, even though 110 € is still too much, if you ask me. But just a couple days ago I saw a regular Friedländer EK1 sold for 279 € on German Ebay, so maybe everything is possible these days. :-)

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