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Mystery Watch Fob-SS?

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    That's wonderful..I appreciate you both.......Steven

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    Sifting through some old photographs, I found I actually had an image of one of these thingies in wear. So, while this thread may have already run its course, I thought this additional illustration of a Corps student displaying his colors might round it off nicely:
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    Bierzipfel not only Zipfel



    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    These are so-called Zipfel; these items are presented/exchanged between students belonging to German Student Corps, as a sign of friendship or a special relationship, or between fencers fighting a Mensur.

    The colors identify the Corps in question, as does the crest-and-cypher device; the inscription "S.S." means Sommersemester (Summer Semester).

    See here for an example from another Corps:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...felbund00.jpeg

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    Quote by Robert H View Post
    Bierzipfel not only Zipfel
    I deliberately used the generic term as Bierzipfel is just one specific class/category of those (the broad ones). (See my above post # 9 and here: Zipfel )
    Last edited by HPL2008; 03-27-2011 at 07:04 PM.

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    Generation changes, description changes. Take it how you like it, I grew up to call them Bierzipfel.

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    HPL2008,Tell the truth you are a computer living in a bunker drilled into the side of the Matterhorn.My friend you are good!

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    .....and I appreciate it.

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    Quote by operaman View Post
    HPL2008,Tell the truth you are a computer living in a bunker drilled into the side of the Matterhorn.My friend you are good!
    Naw, just a humble bureaucrat glued to an office chair in the Lower Bavarian Uplands. But many thanks for your kind words!

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    If I ever come to Germany I would love to buy you a drink,and since my wife will not go to the opera with me I will take you instead,believe me she will thank you.

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