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Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 12-02-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Jean-Claude
Hi Chay, Many slight design variants and I'm...

Hi Chay,

Many slight design variants and I'm no expert but not so sure about that one: to me the detail is definitely not "all there"...Judging from the wear/detail I would say that at best, it...
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 12-02-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Jean-Claude
Based on the edges (enlarged) to me the Ostfront...

Based on the edges (enlarged) to me the Ostfront medaille ribbon looks OK but the Sudeten ribbon is post war

JC
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 12-02-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Jean-Claude
I love these Schlesischer Adlers and have a few...

I love these Schlesischer Adlers and have a few but I am not an expert so you may want to wait for other opinions to be sure but personally, if the price is OK I would not hesitate. The metal is not...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 12-02-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Jean-Claude
Bonjour Jérome, et bienvenue sur WAF! À mon...

Bonjour Jérome, et bienvenue sur WAF!

À mon avis...Minty original black painted 1st class SE with rivetted devices and later style generic hardware. Not sure what its made of (brass, zink or iron)...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 11-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Jean-Claude
Duplicate JC

Duplicate

JC
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 11-30-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Jean-Claude
Luft is the easiest and the shortest portepee: 2...

Luft is the easiest and the shortest portepee: 2 times around the grip and pass through the opening of the portepee making sure it hangs at right as it would with hangers in place

JC
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-28-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Jean-Claude
I agree: good one that looks the same as mine ...

I agree: good one that looks the same as mine

Congrats!

JC
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 11-27-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Jean-Claude
Hi gusvmi94 Personally I have to agree with...

Hi gusvmi94

Personally I have to agree with Chet's statement that "Not everyone collects medal bars and some that may do not feel qualified to comment." In my case what I call "long bars" are out...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 11-24-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Jean-Claude
No problem R. X. Some days I'm struggling to...

No problem R. X.

Some days I'm struggling to remember my name but I never forget a TR eagle I have in my stuff :laugh:

Regards

JC
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 11-23-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Jean-Claude
Nice Haul! I wouldnt want to rain on your parade...

Nice Haul! I wouldnt want to rain on your parade but these are not Assmann (Big "A") birds they are Herman Aurich (sideway H on A) . Have a closer look...

JC
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 11-21-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Jean-Claude
In a way, its surprising we dont see more of...

In a way, its surprising we dont see more of these early Deumers with similar repairs because the rivet heads are very tiny on these compared to those used on second pattern Deumers or even on...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 11-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Jean-Claude
No problem BKEHV I must say I'm biaised in...

No problem BKEHV

I must say I'm biaised in the "looks good right?" department because I've had the same badge as yours for almost 40 years now.

Not very "in tune" with prices/values either but...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 11-20-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Jean-Claude
Yep! Repaired Deumer Pilot badge 1st pattern with...

Yep! Repaired Deumer Pilot badge 1st pattern with matching Deumer case. I wonder what happened to this beautiful piece to explain the crude rivet repairs on the back since the hardware and the front...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 11-14-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Jean-Claude
I'm a sucker for abandoned puppies...Specially...

I'm a sucker for abandoned puppies...Specially since a lot of them winded up that way because IMO, we so called "protectors of history" contributed to their demise as much as the war time bombings or...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-12-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Jean-Claude
No expert but IMO nothing to do with Juncker but...

No expert but IMO nothing to do with Juncker but I like it!

You cant compare outer details because hand finishing is never the same but if you compare the "inner details" of the die that are not...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 11-09-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Jean-Claude
Dont know for sure if its original or not but it...

Dont know for sure if its original or not but it dosnt look anything like a Juncker Observer to me : design looks like a Meybauer.

JC
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 11-04-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Jean-Claude
IM both eagles are basically original pieces but...

IM both eagles are basically original pieces but as Bolewts58 states both have been messed with at one point...

- The enamelled one is a nice and fairly common variant (as per attached pict) who...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-02-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Jean-Claude
No expert but some guys here will know for sure....

No expert but some guys here will know for sure. These 3 are the only examples of traditions badges on caps I had in my archives as examples but I know there was also another type of skull worn in...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 11-02-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Jean-Claude
Dipped wreath on estand?

Havent figured out how to make a link yet but if I'm not mistaken I think there is a dipped wreath fake J1 Observer badge for sale on the estand

JC
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 11-02-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Jean-Claude
I agree JC

I agree

JC
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 11-02-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Jean-Claude
IMO original tombac based silver coloured...

IMO original tombac based silver coloured tropenhelm shield with most of the silver worn off. In most instances you see them with (matching metal) welded or crimped pins in the back but this one...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-02-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Jean-Claude
I agree, most insignia is just pinned through but...

I agree, most insignia is just pinned through but here it looks like loops were installed for a "tradition badge" or possibly even a chaplain's cross?

JC
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-02-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Jean-Claude
The gold ones by KWM & CB have a single long...

The gold ones by KWM & CB have a single long strudy vertical clip in the middle but IMO this is a silver specimen and the hardware is more "British cap badge looking" than what you see on typical...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-29-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Jean-Claude
Nice bird, Tim is right on the button! These...

Nice bird,

Tim is right on the button! These were private purchase pieces and the wearers (including generals) could buy whatever version they liked best

J. C. Maedicke produced 2 different...
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 10-26-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Jean-Claude
Thanks for the compliment Ron. Before I...

Thanks for the compliment Ron.

Before I retired I used to do specialized stuff (designs, process flows technical reports, analysis etc) in english and did that for a long time. Since 2006, I'm in...
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