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Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen and Winterschlacht Im Osten Lot

Article about: Hello Guys, I've come into contact with a dealer and he has 4 medals for sale and I'm looking at buying all of them. I'm not to sure on these medals, the ribbon on the one West Wall medal lo

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    offer $100 for all and call it a day :-)
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

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    Good cheap medals there I would buy them myself!!! you could keep 2 sell 2...But you could get better examples.. I got a brand new Westwall medal & envelope..for 25...Looks nice sat in the display cabinet!!! thanks for posting Terry.

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    The Ost medals do have "zinc pest". Apply some vaseline to help arrest it. If you do a search on the forum you should get a low down on zinc pest. Stewy

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    Here is the one I bought, I wanted to see how he worked and what not.

    How does it look?
    Seems "light" is that normal for these medals? I haven't held one before.
    Thanks
    Cody
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    Normal. This seems like it could be a later zinc medal,
    unless only the bronze finish is tarnished.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Cody heres my Westwall medal,I did get the packet too but that is tucked away all safe & sound!! Yours looks good too me!! Cheers Terry.
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    So, what are the different kinds of West Wall medals. Mine is a late period one?
    Where does mine fit in the different kinds?

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    There were two separate awards of the West Wall Medal. The first ones
    were made of tombac/brass with a bronzed finish, and later in the war,
    a second edition in zinc was produced with the same bronzed finish.

    Many of the zinc type are losing - or have lost - their plating
    and the grey base metal shows through.........



    West Wall Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    World War 2 Awards.com - Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Very interesing info there Walkwolf, thanks for sharing Terry.

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    Interesting info, like I always say, as long as mine is real... I'm Happy.

    So, for displaying, should label as Second Edition?

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