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Afrika Korps ring help

Article about: Hello guys, id like your advice on this ring if you would be kind enough, a friend of mine got this from a guy who served with the desert rats in 1941 he was a tank commander and took this f

  1. #11


    I'm no ring-expert like Odal, but I kinda like it...

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  3. #12


    Quirky ring.
    Never seen and for real no good work.

  4. #13


    Thanks for the reply's he has just returned the call and said there are no markings inside the ring ? says it is heavy though

  5. #14


    I think it stands a chance being 18k Gold, the band is art-deco style of the period, and we've seen similar original DAK rings with the palm/swastika before...It may have been crafted in N.Africa or somewhere in the Mediterranean by a local...And although I admit that rings aren't my main area of study, I wouldn't be so quick to condemn this ring...just my opinion...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Thanks Glenn, i know he has been offered a fair amount of £££ for it by the jeweller, for me it is a long way to go have one made for what? but the old guy swore he had taken it off the German officer
    thanks again for your reply's

  7. #16


    imo a local made ring,they have very good metal workers out there. I like it for what it is.

  8. #17


    Questionable, at best-despite the intriguing story. Almost certainly a casting process made ring. Value? IF it were genuine...A solid 18K foreign crafted Afrika Korp ring...a dealer would likely ask a Grand for it. Scrap value-probably half of that.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    We encounter original rings produced by local craftsmen for Allied Troops as well, often marked Tunis, Algiers, Sicily...Which is why I am cautiously optimistic here...
    cheers, Glenn
    Last edited by bigmacglenn; 02-26-2015 at 02:56 AM.

  10. #19


    Thanks guys i love it myself to be honest

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    Is he asking a fair price? I can't say that I've encountered very many fake rings made of solid 18k. It is likely, as said, a period piece and I'm not really seeing anything that screams fake at me. If it was price reasonably, I'd take a chance on it.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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