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Cased 1st class Ostvolk in Gold with swords

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    Hello all.
    I have been doing some considerable research in to the Eastern People decorations.
    Allthough I have a few Wachtler and Lange's I have been keen to add some variants to my ever growing volunteer collection.

    From what I have learned there are 3 acceptable variants.
    Type 1 is considered to be the earlier type having a plain inner and outer circle and a flat back.

    The second type has a corded inner and outer circle and is generally stamped 100 either on the pin of the 1st Class or on the ring of the second class.

    Type 3 which the one below is an example of and has all the acceptable die flaws which I will point out shortly.





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    So to the known flaws on a type 3.
    The left hand sword hilt always has a pellet in the area indicated.


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    The top rays of the sunburst always look to be overfilled:


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    There is also a stamping flaw on the reverse near the hinge housing I haven't taken a picture of this one but it is present.



    Finally a shot of the box and interior.

    Note how fine the representation of the award is stamped.
    The latest reproductions from up in Birmingham have a heavily blocked gilt representation.



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    I hope this helps.
    All the best
    Doug

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    Nice looking award Doug.
    Cheers,
    Al

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    I agree with Al, a very good looking award and a nice set!
    It would appear that the 6 0'clock rays are also "over filled" as well. I would assume that this is part of the design.
    Thank you for posting Doug.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Yoa are right Ralph the bottom rays are overfilled.
    I am not too sure this is part of the design. The examples without swords do not have this over filling and neither do any of the first or second types.
    I assume it is just a die flaw..

    I have some other cased orders that I will post as I dig them out and the weather improves.

    All the best
    Doug

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    nice one.

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