During the war, retail distributors for awards had display boards to show potential buyers what types of products they offered. The recipient of the award could go purchase an additional decoration as long as they could provide proof they were awarded the decoration, i.e. via award document. I was simply suggesting that this could have been a display piece if it were period, and produced in a lower-quality metal rather than 900 silver.
After the war, wartime manufacturers of awards would sell their display boards to souvenir hungry GI's stationed in Germany during the occupation.
Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD
01-12-2014 07:11 PM
its certainly not original.
Post war being the key words!
by big ned
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
much thanks, and as usual, very interesting info for me