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Balkan Shield Prototype

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    The one and only ......................... Balkan Shield Prototype

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    Interesting indeed!
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    Balkan Shield PrototypeA bit closer ..............

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    Balkan Shield PrototypeOne more .............. shows the original Benno von Arent sketch, and the original matrix, alongside one of the common fake types.

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    That's interesting, is there any provenance behind the pieces?

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    Ex- Klietmann/Blass collections, I believe.

    The von Arent sketch appeared in books dating back to the early 1960s.

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    Balkan Shield PrototypeBalkan Shield PrototypeBetter view .............

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    Balkan Shield PrototypeHand-cut ................

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    Note how the original Balkan would have been about the same size as a Cholm.

    Smaller than the usual Balkan repros.

    Makes me wonder if the Warsaw would also have been Cholm-sized if it had been produced.

    The Warsaw shown above is one of the early Souval copies based on the original von Arent artwork.

    Artwork placed at the top of this little lot.
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    Warsaw artwork, also by von Arent. Two alternative designs.

    Compared to his Balkan artwork.
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