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Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Mike Kenny
My thoughts were similar. This may be a master...

My thoughts were similar. This may be a master die used to produce the daughter dies from which the spange was then struck.

Regards
Mike

PS: maybe you'll get some more response if the thread...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By Mike Kenny
Hi Greg, I do not have a similar example. I...

Hi Greg,

I do not have a similar example. I have examples with stippled cores (I think they are all 1-piece from memory) and examples with very similar crowns and dates (but not the W). I can't...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By Mike Kenny
Imo spot on. Regards Mike

Imo spot on.

Regards
Mike
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 01-23-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By Mike Kenny
A Deumer or Deschler connection? Regards ...

A Deumer or Deschler connection?

Regards
Mike
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 01-21-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 601
Posted By Mike Kenny
An amazing high end group. Thanks for sharing. ...

An amazing high end group. Thanks for sharing.

Regards
Mike
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-21-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Mike Kenny
Hi Freejack, I'd suggest starting a new...

Hi Freejack,

I'd suggest starting a new thread for your badges because they re not related to the OPs badge.

For now, the Gold looks like an original Meyer and I have no problems with the box -...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-20-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Mike Kenny
Does someone know of a German veteran attributed...

Does someone know of a German veteran attributed example of this type of Observer's Badge with Gold finished wreath and Silver finished eagle?

Regards
Mike
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-17-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Mike Kenny
Hi, The worn Black Imperial is a really...

Hi,

The worn Black Imperial is a really pleasing example and I like the extra heavy duty main pin.

The Silver 1st Pattern 1939, from the second lot of pics, looks like a nicely worn original...
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 01-17-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Mike Kenny
Agreed, a lovely pair! Regards Mike

Agreed, a lovely pair!

Regards
Mike
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 01-17-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Mike Kenny
Hi Mark, I came to the same conclusion: all...

Hi Mark,

I came to the same conclusion: all appear original but the 2nd pattern e-boat looks like the gilt is refinished.

I can't see the die flaw on the 1st pattern e-boat (maybe the pic) and...
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 01-17-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Mike Kenny
Hi Mark, I can't add anything to what...

Hi Mark,

I can't add anything to what Hubert's said!

Someone sailing their KM fleet away?

Regards
Mike
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 01-17-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Mike Kenny
Classic 1950s Souval. Regards Mike

Classic 1950s Souval.

Regards
Mike
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-17-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Mike Kenny
Hi, I can only agree with the above...

Hi,

I can only agree with the above comments. I certainly prefer the high relief swas types as per examples A & B though as they are your more typical examples.

Fyi, I think example C...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-17-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Mike Kenny
The last pic in post#1 imo clearly shows a...

The last pic in post#1 imo clearly shows a casting seam is present in the recess of the wreath tie. That sort of feature (edge protrusion) imo can not physically be generated on a die struck or die...
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-16-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Mike Kenny
Hi Tom, Not quite, in that it's evident from...

Hi Tom,

Not quite, in that it's evident from some examples that this manufacturer actually created recesses for the hinge and catch to sit in, therefore imo negating the need for hinge/catch...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-15-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By Mike Kenny
For Fuhrer & Fatherland, Feb 85 printing for me...

For Fuhrer & Fatherland, Feb 85 printing for me as well. Still have it. Despite it's flaws, still one of the best "all purpose" intro books for TR military badge/medal collecting!

Regards
Mike
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 01-15-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By Mike Kenny
...or worse, add the silver test "idiot...

...or worse, add the silver test "idiot scratches"!

Lovely dark patina on a nice original cross.

Regards
Mike
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-15-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 579
Posted By Mike Kenny
Hi Hans, A belated congratulations on...

Hi Hans,

A belated congratulations on joining the Moderating team!

You have a relatively "quiet" forum but enjoy the ride!!

Regards
Mike
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-14-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Mike Kenny
I did (and have in the past). Clearly not the...

I did (and have in the past). Clearly not the same. The integral hinge/catch DRGM WBs have VERY distinctive flat tops and bottoms due to the integral hinge/catch folding process.

The WB in the...
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-14-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Mike Kenny
The DRGM integral hinge/catch type Imperial WB...

The DRGM integral hinge/catch type Imperial WB does NOT match the type in period Deumer catalogues.

Here's a link to an online version of the 1936 Deumer catalogue (mentioned above) which clearly...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 01-14-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Mike Kenny
Sorry, but I think you've been royally scr*wed. ...

Sorry, but I think you've been royally scr*wed.

The core and frame do not match genuine KMSTs.

The KMST and DRGM markings are on the correct sides but they are way to crisp, too high relief as...
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 01-11-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Mike Kenny
Sad news John, thanks for letting us know. ...

Sad news John, thanks for letting us know.

My condolences to his family.

Regards
Mike
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 01-11-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Mike Kenny
Yes, possibly an incuse relief 50 as found on one...

Yes, possibly an incuse relief 50 as found on one of the pin back versions of this fake.

Regards
Mike
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-11-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Mike Kenny
I agree that it's a nice original badge. I...

I agree that it's a nice original badge.

I also agree that the GM is almost certainly NOT a maker's mark in this case. The mark is on the hardware, NOT the badge. Imo the marking is part of the...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 01-10-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 175
Posted By Mike Kenny
What's the larking on the main pin? 4 or 6? ...

What's the larking on the main pin? 4 or 6?

Looks like a genuine cross, possibly slightly hand vaulted, with dark patina on worn areas.

Regards
Mike
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