10-04-2014 01:37 AM
This one appears to be the early 1st type made of tombac.
There was supposedly a load of period medals found with
envelopes, then possibly fake ribbons added. Packets
are marked 'Carl Poelath, Schrobenhausen'.
There must have been thousands in that hoard because
they are still quite plentiful. Several years ago at a
show here, a dealer was selling complete sets
for $10 each.
Always been one of my favourite medals.........
Thanks, Steve! These are good looking medals. And, all of those period medals with envelopes, what happened to all of the original ribbons? The two medals I have do have original ribbons, but, it took some searching. Rob.