07-10-2015, 08:14 PM
07-10-2015 08:14 PM
09-03-2015, 05:55 PM
09-04-2015, 09:02 AM
What an outstanding thread on what most consider to be a rather dull/uninteresting medal series.
No idea why I had not looked at this thread till now???
I have several of these, but from looking at this, only a drop in the bucket!
I do however have several in the issue paper envelopes and cased, none of which has been shown or mentioned here. I also have the award document for all 3 variants.
Looks like I'm goin g to have to go retake photos of the award documents as I don't find them or the envelopes.
Best I can do is the case /swords. Here it is, lower left in the photo.
09-04-2015, 12:59 PM
I'm with you there Sarge, this thread has missed my gaze. Now I'm going to have to add one or two of these awards to my slowly growing imperial collection.
I wonder, given the relatively low cost of these awards, are fakes something to be worried about?
09-04-2015, 09:16 PM
Even these quite common and inexpensive awards are being reproduced now, but as far as I know, fakes are still so much rarer than originals as to be almost negligible in practice.
By the way: I know I can be a bit of a nit-picker, but... As the 1914/18 Ehrenkreuz was only instituted in 1934, it is actually not am Imperial German decoration, but a Third Reich one.
09-04-2015, 09:57 PM
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I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
09-05-2015, 09:17 AM
You pair of Grognards. OK, it is a TR award related to Imperial times. Still going to get one and place it next to one of my WW1 helmets or Pickels.
09-05-2015, 09:27 AM
Didn't know that eighter!!
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
09-05-2015, 12:46 PM
I believe the cases are faked, I have about 4 and one of them has wear and tear that doesn't look right. Mind you, I've no idea of what the visual differences between good and reproduced boxes are.
09-05-2015, 01:18 PM
That's right. The cases are quite heavily faked. I honestly don't know the characteristics of the real and fake ones, either, which is the main reason I haven't bought one yet.