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Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 05-31-2020, 01:05 PM
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Posted By bolewts58
The original SA from which this was cast was a...

The original SA from which this was cast was a late WWII zinc eagle. It has these rather unique type of short square rivets that look like they were slotted through. There have been a lot of casts of...
Forum: Collections Display Forum 05-27-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 69
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Posted By bolewts58
I don't collect Stahlhelm. But, I do collect...

I don't collect Stahlhelm. But, I do collect anything related to Freikorps and Freikorps veterans. Some Freikorps units or their successor organizations went into the Stahlhelm and wore Tradition...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 05-24-2020, 10:41 PM
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Posted By bolewts58
My apologies. I thought he was referring to the...

My apologies. I thought he was referring to the first photo. In that case, I agree that #1 in the second photo is likely Arnauld de la Perière.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 05-24-2020, 06:55 PM
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Posted By bolewts58
No, it's not. It's as I said Kapitänleutnant Hans...

No, it's not. It's as I said Kapitänleutnant Hans Walther. If you look at the link I provided it's clearly the same photo. Just Google Kapitänleutnant Hans Walther. There's lots of evidence.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 05-23-2020, 10:19 PM
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Posted By bolewts58
I used to collect Portuguese orders. I don't see...

I used to collect Portuguese orders. I don't see any problems with it. I'd like to see a close-up of the Mayer mark on the ring. But, IMO it's likely early republican period and because it's Vinc....
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 05-23-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By bolewts58
I meant to type U-52. Walther commanded U-52 at...

I meant to type U-52. Walther commanded U-52 at the time he won the PLM.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 05-22-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bolewts58
This is known as a "Frackspange". "Frack" means...

This is known as a "Frackspange". "Frack" means tailcoat in German. Here is a Godet catalogue page showing how a Frackspange would be worn and why the EK appears last because being angled, the bar...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 05-22-2020, 11:22 PM
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Posted By bolewts58
The navy captain is Kapitänleutnant Hans Walther,...

The navy captain is Kapitänleutnant Hans Walther, U-Bootkommandant, U-5 who was award the PLM on 9 January, 1917. Here is a link to his service record.

https://uboat.net/wwi/men/commanders/386.html
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 05-17-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By bolewts58
Yes, Wilhelm and it was your usual excellent...

Yes, Wilhelm and it was your usual excellent information. I just wanted to add to it.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 05-17-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By bolewts58
Besides the blue diamond with no piping, one...

Besides the blue diamond with no piping, one existed with silver bullion piping for officers and silver gray piping for NCOs and enlisted men which was worn by Bavarian State Police. There was also a...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 05-15-2020, 08:54 PM
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Views: 347
Posted By bolewts58
Look at the link I provided below.

Look at the link I provided below.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 05-12-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By bolewts58
It looks ok to me. But, the cloth backing is not...

It looks ok to me. But, the cloth backing is not original.

See post #134 in the following thread to see three I have in my collection.
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Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 05-11-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By bolewts58
It reminds me of a court chamberlain's key....

It reminds me of a court chamberlain's key. Although not a key, maybe it's somehow related to that as some kind of symbol of court rank.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 05-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By bolewts58
My guess is a German-American veteran's group...

My guess is a German-American veteran's group meeting in St. Louis in support of the war. it has the flags of Germany, Austria (specifically the Hapsburg colors of Yellow and black) and Bulgaria on...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 05-07-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By bolewts58
Genuine. But, whether it's an Awaloff Cross or...

Genuine. But, whether it's an Awaloff Cross or not, is debatable. It could be or it could be a Randow Cross or something else (Free Mason, student society). It's hard to say with some black Maltese...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 05-02-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By bolewts58
Here's an original for comparison.

Here's an original for comparison.
Forum: Collections Display Forum 04-30-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 69
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Posted By bolewts58
Here he is.

Here he is.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 04-29-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By bolewts58
Hi Mike Yes. These are from the eBay...

Hi Mike

Yes. These are from the eBay auction. The link has disappeared. So, I don't know what it went for. I think it's likely legit. I also think the repainting might be contemporary rather than...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 04-25-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By bolewts58
Sorry. Not possible. These helmets were only worn...

Sorry. Not possible. These helmets were only worn in Berlin in January and March 1919. The swastika on regular German helmets was only worn by Selbstschutz-Abteilung Heinz in the Baltic in 1919 and...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 04-25-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By bolewts58
I think this one has a chance. It has the lip at...

I think this one has a chance. It has the lip at the front, which is missing on the previous one. But, it looks like it's been repainted.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 04-24-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By bolewts58
I'm not a helmet collector. But, I'm always...

I'm not a helmet collector. But, I'm always skeptical of these when they turn up. While the front rim seems to be rolled and not merely cut off, more detailed photos of the underside of the front rim...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-24-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By bolewts58
The interlocking Star of David makes me think...

The interlocking Star of David makes me think Freemason (Freimauerer).
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-24-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By bolewts58
I've already identified the badges here. ...

I've already identified the badges here.
https://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042982
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 04-23-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By bolewts58
1. Königliches Bayerisches...

1. Königliches Bayerisches Kadettenkorps-Abzeichen 1756-1920
2. Freikorps Epp sleeve badge
3. It does look like the Kampfwagenabzeichen
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-20-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By bolewts58
It's likely a student society watch fob, perhaps...

It's likely a student society watch fob, perhaps from one of the Saxon states.

It actually reads:

Zur Erinnerung an die schöne Zeit der Schlappen Kolonne. The line over the "n" in Kolone means...
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