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Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 165
Posted By Stepdale
Somebody has way too much time on their hands,...

Somebody has way too much time on their hands, you need to be working harder to make more money to pay for those high quality items, not wasting time taking such photos!:D

Well focused photo and...
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By Stepdale
I agree, a nice one. Not rare, but not super...

I agree, a nice one. Not rare, but not super easy to find either. If you get it, be sure to give it a Vaseline bath to help remove and prevent the zincpest.
Dale
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 07-17-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Stepdale
+1

+1
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 07-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By Stepdale
Understand completely, Ian. I've been married 29...

Understand completely, Ian. I've been married 29 years now and I sold off almost all of my US stuff years ago so I could concentrate on my German addiction, though I kept a few Czechoslovakian...
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 07-16-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By Stepdale
Get more than that so you can add medals from the...

Get more than that so you can add medals from the US, Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Romania, Japan, Slovakia ..... and on and on and on. That way you can see how far your wife's understanding will go!...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 07-15-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Stepdale
I vote nickel silver as I don't see how any...

I vote nickel silver as I don't see how any amount of polishing could make zinc shine like that, but you definitely want some opinions other than mine as I could be wrong.
Dale
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 07-14-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Stepdale
I believe it is a very nice original based on...

I believe it is a very nice original based on what I see in the thread below, but best to wait for a second opinion as I'm not always the best at evaluating the small details.
Dale
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Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 07-13-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Stepdale
Is this the one that just sold on the estand? I...

Is this the one that just sold on the estand? I thought about buying it but waited too long. Congratulations.
Dale
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 07-13-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Stepdale
It looks like nickel silver to me as well. Try...

It looks like nickel silver to me as well. Try some shots in natural sunlight to see if that helps, especially if you can get some shots showing what looks like dark patina in the crevices of the...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 07-13-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Stepdale
Almost 3 years later and I just realized I never...

Almost 3 years later and I just realized I never said thank you to those who helped me. You guys are great!
Dale
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 07-13-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Stepdale
I really like that Bronze Gablonzer, but they all...

I really like that Bronze Gablonzer, but they all look very nice to me.
Dale
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 07-10-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Stepdale
Kryptos, It'll come back, I assure you. Just...

Kryptos,
It'll come back, I assure you. Just try to leave it somewhere not in an airtight container or plastic bag and it'll come back in a few years. Below is a link to the first flak badge I...
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 07-07-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By Stepdale
Very nice to see the effort you put into...

Very nice to see the effort you put into researching the flag, and to visit a battle site the soldiers played an important part in surely makes it that much more rewarding.

Not sure if you already...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 07-07-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Stepdale
Here's a few for you below. Prepare yourself for...

Here's a few for you below. Prepare yourself for your eyes to start hurting and your head to spin; these can lead to other Gablonz threads that can go on forever.

Not complaining, the search for...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 07-03-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By Stepdale
Great answers! :laugh:

Great answers! :laugh:
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 07-02-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Stepdale
Fred has been leading others to the addiction of...

Fred has been leading others to the addiction of collecting cloth insignia for years now. So far I've resisted doing anything more than sticking my toes in the water, but it ain't easy as he's a...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 07-02-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By Stepdale
Mark, Even if they're not Gablonzers, I'd be...

Mark,
Even if they're not Gablonzers, I'd be tempted if I didn't get a $10K quote on a new driveway yesterday. Always wanted a Juncker PB to replace my cased BSW, might would even go for the last...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 06-26-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Stepdale
If the impression of the cross was just a little...

If the impression of the cross was just a little deeper, some of the experts on this site could probably determine if it was really a W&H cross or some other maker!
Dale
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 06-25-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Stepdale
Richard, Brain fart on my part, of course it is...

Richard,
Brain fart on my part, of course it is zincpest. It looks like it's already been treated, but it wouldn't hurt to coat the medal with Vaseline and then clean that off to prevent further...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 06-25-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Stepdale
According to the info in the thread below, it...

According to the info in the thread below, it should be between 40-45%.
Dale
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262925
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 06-24-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Stepdale
Richard, Again, I'm by no means an expert on...

Richard,
Again, I'm by no means an expert on KVKs, but it looks like a beat up original to me. The details to the pebbling, sword handles and wreath look fine to me. I can't say what caused the...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 06-24-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Stepdale
Richard, I have yet to see any myself, though I...

Richard,
I have yet to see any myself, though I can't claim to have seen them all. All of the ones I have seen have the 110 mark on the big ring; if they made unmarked ones I can't say as I don't...
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 06-24-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Stepdale
Hi Andrew, No expert but from what i can see...

Hi Andrew,
No expert but from what i can see from these photos it looks original to me. I can't help with the maker.
Dale
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 06-15-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Stepdale
An excellent ball hinge Gablonzer. Always nice...

An excellent ball hinge Gablonzer. Always nice to see these, thanks for showing it!
Dale
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 06-01-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Stepdale
Tom, now you're just torturing me!:) No problem,...

Tom, now you're just torturing me!:) No problem, I long ago learned that with patience I'll eventually find what I'm looking for.
Dale
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