06-22-2015 09:41 PM
Very nice !!
I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
Congrats on the nice purchase.
I agree that they are certainly beautiful objects and a prized feature in any collection.
I have one 4yr and one 8year medal. I have not had it authenticated but hope that it similar to that shown in post no.9.
I would appreciate if you could cast an eye over it and express an opinion.
Paul, the backside of your medal looks fine to me. If you'll post a picture of the front I can give it a more complete evaluation.
Fantastic medal and super graphics Dave. Very impressive and educational. Exactly what this forum is about.
Courage is not the lack of fear, it is the ability to take action, no matter the cost.
Thanks for your advice Dave. Much appreciated.
I m having some technical problems with my computer these days,. but hope this photo is sufficient for an evaluation
Hey there, Paul. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, but I have been quite busy writing my doctoral dissertation... Your medal (front and back) looks just fine to me. It's a lovely type 2, with all the characteristics on my checklist. The lettering (with its unique inconsistencies), the material, the finish, the stippling, the quality of the thorned wreath, the crispness of the edges, the eyelet ridge and suspension ring shape, the tips of the swastika touching the edge of the medal -- they're all right on the money! Rest assured that you have an original piece of SS history!