Please, I need your opinion on this medal and document!
I'm a long time WWII and not so long WWI enthusiast, but my thing was only reading and researching. I never bought any memorabilia before. I find it amazing, but I guess I found it too hard to get into.
But my girlfriend surprised me with some Imperial German (posted here Help identifying and opinion on a couple medals) medals and some soviet ones.
So, I'm a complete noob and would greatly appreciate your help identifying these badges and your opinion on whether they are fakes and why!
Thanks a lot!
03-29-2014 08:38 PM
Both are good original items.
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Like Ade said, both are good original items. You should get the award document translated, it adds more to it.
I concur, a genuine Victory over Germany medal and document issued to a Captain Ivan Timofeevich _______, sorry but I can't make out the last name. The document is dated December 31st, 1945, Serial #A0172955, and signed by a Major of a Regional Military Commissariat.
I believe the last name to be: Портянников.
Correct, his last name is Portyannikov.
Thank you for the confirmation Auke.