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Interesting finds!!! from a vet....

Article about: Hello Gents... I received a call today from a vets son... asking if I wanted to buy some german medals etc from his father... of course I made arrangements to see the collection... which onl

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    This vet is about 90 years of age ... Allegedly all of the items were brought back from World War II.... The fact that there is a fake in his collection just proves that some of these guys may have continued collecting after the war... The story is never a simple one.

    I cannot take pictures of the back of the medals due to the fact they are all pinned to a board.

    I won't be purchasing or making an offer on this collection due to the fact that the owner believes they are worth much more than what they are and also the fact that there is nothing in the collection that I can't live without. The signal flag is cool .. But its not worth buying the entire collection.

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    Sensible choice IMO. It's always good to find a vet hoard but no point spending over the odds just for the sake of it. Unfortunately all too often the vet or his family think anything with a swastika is a licence to print money. The fake within this group casts suspicions over whether or not all this was brought back from the war.

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    Sometimes people search the internet for medals, etc. When they see large
    prices on rare items, they automatically think their common items
    are also as rare and valuable.

    I guy I work with did this very thing only months ago. He confused
    a WWI British 'Military Cross' with a 'Canadian Memorial Cross'
    and estimated it's value at $1,500.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Can you gents give me a value on these items as a group buy? $1200? .. as I said there is nothing that I can't live without... but Im being asked to make an offer.

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    Depends on what you intend to do with it-keep it or sell? If you're planning on keeping it, $1200 bucks would be at the upper top of the value range, I'd say. If you're going to sell it off? Offer him a grand.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Is the kriegsmarine shoulderboard a tropical exampel i have a uniform jacket and have found findfing such item impossible i have the reg navy issues on it for now and would be interested in a trade of some sort i have 14 kiriegsmarine shoulder board pin on rateing ancors some quite rare.

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    Quote by Gary Bryan View Post
    Is the kriegsmarine shoulderboard a tropical exampel i have a uniform jacket and have found findfing such item impossible i have the reg navy issues on it for now and would be interested in a trade of some sort i have 14 kiriegsmarine shoulder board pin on rateing ancors some quite rare.
    I know nothing about the shoulderboard... but if I get this lot it will be for sale.

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    The customs/long service medal looks good from the front

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by oradour View Post
    The Imperial bar, post #2, 7th item, needs the two "round" medals swopping places !........Oh, and its genuine ! ... Commemorative Medal for the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 (Combatants), 1864 Prussian/Danish war Commemorative Medal for combatants and the Kaiser Wilhelm I Centenary Medal 1897, all on parade-mounted ribbon bar.
    Prost ! Steve.
    THANK YOU ... would you have any idea of value on these?

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    Quote by Lowboy View Post
    THANK YOU ... would you have any idea of value on these?
    They are common medals, low end value..no more than approx $100.....
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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