Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

Article about: An older militaria collector of 50 years that I know has decided it was time for him to retire and start moving his collection. I am a collector of U.S. militaria and medals and just recentl

  1. #1
    ?

    Default Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

    An older militaria collector of 50 years that I know has decided it was time for him to retire and start moving his collection. I am a collector of U.S. militaria and medals and just recently aquired the German medals seen here. I know next to nothing about German items so I need some information as to what I have. And no, my friend even though he was a long time collector, didn't study or research anything he had so while he has a general idea on some things he can't help me very much. He has boxes full of German stuff, headgear, medals still in boxes, badges and pins. I will be buying it a little bit at a time. Anyway, I did some web searching on these particular medals and this is what I came up with.

    Left to Right

    WW1 Iron Cross
    Knights Cross w/Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order
    WW2 Service Cross 2nd Class w/o Swords
    Hindenburg Honor Cross for Combatants
    25 Year Long Service Award

    On the back of this grouping is a tag that reads Louis Kase,Stettin Schulzenstr.10. Would this be the name of recepient?
    Also, may I ask what the value on this group would be? Not for resale but just for my information as I gave $200 for it.

    Thank you,
    Josey

    [IMG][/IMG]
    [IMG][/IMG]

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default Re: Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

    thats a nice one i think you got that one for a steal! i would bet that is the name, if it's a named piece that adds to the value

  4. #3

    Default Re: Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

    You definatley got that for a steal.. and if he has more of this stuff and he's gonna let it go for cheap.. then your very lucky

    Regards,
    Finn

  5. #4

    Default Re: Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

    correction: i think the tag on the back is a the maker, not sure though, weird that the eagle on the second medal looks tilted

  6. #5
    ?

    Default Re: Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

    Yea I noticed too that the center piece was crooked. Maybe that part got knocked off and got put back on wrong.

  7. #6

    Default Re: Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

    The tag is indeed the maker and his address, and this bar could be worth between $500 and $1000.

    Strange that the lozenge is skewed and possibly put back in place incorrectly, as Josey mentioned.
    This will have an impact on the value.

    There could be a maker mark somewhere on the rim of the Hohenzollern medal, or on one of the
    swords, or even on it's ring, and/or a silver content mark.


    $200 really was a steal...............!
    Regards,


    Steve.

  8. #7
    ?

    Default Re: Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

    On the bottom arm along the bottom edge it looks like 388 W is stamped there.

    Thanks for all the input on this group.

    Josey

  9. #8

    Default Re: Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group

    Hi Josey, and welcome to the forum!

    Just to clarify: the tag on the back of the medal bar was not strictly speaking the maker, but was the retailer of the bar. This would most likely be a military tailors/outfitters. You would take your awards there and have them mounted onto the medal bar.

    Cheers, Ade.

  10. #9
    ?

    Default Re: Need Opinion/Advice on Medal Group


Similar Threads

  1. austrialian medal group

    In Orders, medals and decorations
    08-24-2010, 07:15 AM
  2. A medal group I was given. A sad story.

    In Orders, medals and decorations
    02-10-2010, 03:08 PM
  3. ATS Medal group

    In Orders, medals and decorations
    10-23-2009, 12:32 PM
  4. Verwundetenabzeichen and medal - need opinion

    In Verwundetenabzeichen forum
    09-19-2009, 11:34 PM
  5. Medal group

    In Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich
    07-19-2009, 11:33 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •