'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.
Funny - As I'm looking at these pictures I thought the exact same thing - how in the hell do these rings always seem to have MASSIVE face wear!?...... I just do not collect these things..... This is one exact reason...
Well known period pattern. They were in silver and germansilver.
For me this ring has a good chance because the structure of the plate background is still visible.
Here a pic of one of my rings (germansilver)
Hello Gents. Rings are not my strong suit and I am making a statement or juding the wear on this ring.
I wanted to share my grandfathers ring.
He participated in the Civilian Conservation corps during the 1930s- for those not farmiliar with it, it gave construction and infrastructure jobs to poor men that needed work
He purchased this ring in 1936 (there were many company's selling souvenir items) plus its similar in design to the ring you are discussing.
He was very proud of his service in the CCC.
He was drafted in 1944 and fought with the 83rd division from November 1944 to the end of the war
I have family pics showing him wearing the ring.
after the war he worked in construction.
He was injured in 1955 and ended up in a home where he passed away. my grandmother took his ring because she was afraid the nurses would steal it
19 years of punishing wear- no fairy tale stories about it.
Its stamped sterling and has his initials engraved on the inside
never been cleaned or messed with. the break in the band was made when he lost part of his hand in a work accident.
he would wear this on his index finder
just my two cents
so this ring has be through the ringer back breaking work and war.
So 100% honest wear
agree with Odal very worn but original.
So far a interesting analysis, Thank you Gentlemen! For what its worth, under a jewelers loupe i can see that the ring was resized at one time and this place is where the split occurred.
Thank you Mr. Odal for providing the image of your ring!