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Eastern Front Medal/Winterschlacht Im Osten 1941/2 Medal - Opinions Please!

Article about: Hello all, I've been offered this 2nd pattern eastern front medal by my friend. From what I've seen it looks ok, but I'd like to get a second opinion. The detailing looks good and the ribbon

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    Hello all, I've been offered this 2nd pattern eastern front medal by my friend. From what I've seen it looks ok, but I'd like to get a second opinion. The detailing looks good and the ribbon appears to be replacement/brand new. I've been told that the maker is #90 August F. Richter KG Hamburg. Sorry for the pictures, they are all I have! All opinions welcomed. Cheers, skip01.

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    Looks fine to me but as you thought it looks like a non original ribbon, that white area at about 2 o'clock on the rim looks like the start of zinc pest, give it a smear of vaseline!..
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    I agree with Gunny about the Vaseline bath. The ribbon, I can't tell from the pics. Nice Ost. Stewy

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    Hello

    This is a good OM.
    Its not a 90 though, they did not make Ostmedaillen.

    The picture is far to small to make out the maker mark.

    But this is a OM 30 you have there.
    They are not sen that often with a maker mark, but are fairly common with out it.
    But OM 30 has very distinct features witch are easy to spot.

    I would go for it

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    its a good one.

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Looks fine to me but as you thought it looks like a non original ribbon, that white area at about 2 o'clock on the rim looks like the start of zinc pest, give it a smear of vaseline!..
    A smear of Vaseline always makes things smoother.

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    Thanks for the quick replies, much appreciated I'll pick this one up then. Cheers, skip01.

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    In addition to giving it a bit of preservative I would also caution against handling the medal. Get it into an acid free holder or display case so you can look at it without handling. NH

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    Thanks for the advice, Neil Hever. After a slick of Vaseline, I'll be putting this in a plastic medal slip case for safe (acid free) keeping

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