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Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-12-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Jean-Claude
I agree: fake...Nothing in common with Assmann....

I agree: fake...Nothing in common with Assmann. Fairly common copy with FLL style eagle & wreath which comes with different makers marks (Assmann, Juncker) If memory serves me right, there is one of...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 01-11-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Jean-Claude
Very nice aluminum police officer cap eagle with...

Very nice aluminum police officer cap eagle with great detail Jamie! From what little I know of these the EM versions are one part and only officer versions are 2 parts like this one. IMO that one...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 01-10-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Jean-Claude
No idea about authenticity or purpose but IMO it...

No idea about authenticity or purpose but IMO it faces the wrong way (right) for a political eagle: Its an admin eagle. Dimensions (plaque and eagle) would be useful also but wait for better...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 01-09-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Jean-Claude
Thanks Wilhelm! Couldnt confirm the eagle...

Thanks Wilhelm!

Couldnt confirm the eagle size because all my stuff is in boxes (I only work with pictures) but it looked the same to me.
Attached is a late NSDAP version with the same integrated...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 01-07-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Jean-Claude
Right, nice to see one of these...Probably a...

Right, nice to see one of these...Probably a cutting die for the eagle I show below (Beamte eagle) judging from the eagle proportions but for the later version in zink with the 3 integrated edge...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 01-05-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Jean-Claude
I agree not the best picts but then again I think...

I agree not the best picts but then again I think there is a very good reason for that...As bad as these are it still looks like a floch fake to me (probably L/21 marked ?)

JC
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-05-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Jean-Claude
No dagger expert by a long stretch and I've never...

No dagger expert by a long stretch and I've never seen a Heer dagger with this "newe silber" finish (it also seems to have been lackered over the finish) but I would check it out very carefully...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 01-05-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By Jean-Claude
PS: Funny coincidence but I just saw a L/53 zink...

PS: Funny coincidence but I just saw a L/53 zink version (the OP one looks tombac ) with back repairs was posted & sold today at Hiscoll: same bird design as the piece posted here IMO

JC
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 01-04-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By Jean-Claude
Nope! Not L/58 or L/56 but I'm pretty sure its...

Nope! Not L/58 or L/56 but I'm pretty sure its actually an original L/53 spange (made by Hymen & Co. Lüdenscheid). I remember because a fellow posted a clear picture of a marked one like this one on...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 01-04-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Jean-Claude
Most summer birds (Luft as well as the Heer/Km...

Most summer birds (Luft as well as the Heer/Km ones) are not marked so its not so easy to link them to a maker unless there is clear pictorial evidence like in a maker's catalogue or some similar...
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 01-03-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Jean-Claude
Hi Bob Dont know diddly sqwat about dog tags...

Hi Bob

Dont know diddly sqwat about dog tags but the eagle is a nice aluminum first pattern summer eagle by J. C Maedicke of Berlin (M in diamond mm on back: they produced 2 variants) The wrap...
Forum: Political Organizations 01-03-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Jean-Claude
Hi Kamil You would probablly get more...

Hi Kamil

You would probablly get more responses in the Luftwaffe Uniforms & insignia forum where this bird belongs but IMO its a nice original drooptail to me. Unmarked so hard to say for sure but...
Forum: Political Organizations 01-03-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Jean-Claude
Tons of different variations of these early NSDAP...

Tons of different variations of these early NSDAP eagles to be found but I agree with Vince there is no problem with this version: a good one for me as well

JC
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 01-03-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Jean-Claude
Good to see one in this condition because it...

Good to see one in this condition because it shows it was worn but most of the Klein (134) DKiGs I have seen are rather new looking

I have to agree with Ralph though...Over time patina will indeed...
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 12-31-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Jean-Claude
How true Paul but given the scope (issued to...

How true Paul but given the scope (issued to military/ex-military & civilians for helping the war effort) and position on the bar (after KVK II & before Hindenburg cross I think) not sure that many...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 12-31-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Jean-Claude
Thomas nailed right on the head: beautiful D1 set...

Thomas nailed right on the head: beautiful D1 set with great finish & matching case! Must have been a good boy this year because Santa was extra nice

Congratulations & bonne année BKVHE

JC
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 12-30-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Jean-Claude
Looks good to me as well, original ribbon for...

Looks good to me as well, original ribbon for this one isnt hard to find

JC
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 12-30-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Jean-Claude
Fairly typical damage for these J1s from what I...

Fairly typical damage for these J1s from what I have seen: mine is the same. The top right feathers are exposed and rather weak because of the deep cut outs

Lovely badge for me as well

JC
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 12-24-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Jean-Claude
Hi, Deumer made & used 2 Pilot dies before &...

Hi,

Deumer made & used 2 Pilot dies before & during the war: early thin pattern shown at left and the later more massive badge at right. They also used Juncker parts however to the best of my...
Forum: Political Organizations 12-22-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By Jean-Claude
Far from an expert but I do have a few of these &...

Far from an expert but I do have a few of these & many picts in my archives...

The 15 year cross looks like it could be a Souval based on the eagle design but (if war badges are an indication)...
Forum: Political Organizations 12-20-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Jean-Claude
Bingo! JC

Bingo!

JC
Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum 12-20-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Jean-Claude
No expert but it looks great to me as well! The...

No expert but it looks great to me as well! The only one I am missing but a very expensive medal...

Great piece

JC
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 12-18-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Jean-Claude
I dont have a collection room per say but lots of...

I dont have a collection room per say but lots of containers full of stuff & some framed items and use a similar approach...

I've used the little dessiccant bags you get with packaged stuff (new...
Forum: Political Organizations 12-17-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Jean-Claude
I agree the eagle faces the wrong way and has...

I agree the eagle faces the wrong way and has different proportions than the political version usually seen on these NSDAP visors

JC
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 12-14-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Jean-Claude
Hi Cliff, I have a similar one to yours...

Hi Cliff,

I have a similar one to yours that I got from a very knowledgeable & trustworthy WAF member but personally I dont know enough about these to venture an opinion but here are my picts to...
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