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Forum: Cases and Packets Forum 10-03-2017, 09:37 AM
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Posted By MH184
If I recall correctly, such housed the Prague...

If I recall correctly, such housed the Prague Castle bar. That is, one of but a few boxes known to carry the bar.

It is also highly likely such a sized box would have been more ‘diverse’ in...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-11-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By MH184
Both are fake, Nico. In brief: restrikes,...

Both are fake, Nico.

In brief: restrikes, fakes, etc, are encountered with maker marks of various distinctions. This mark is a "dot" pattern and depending on the length of the mm and even...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-30-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By MH184
No. 41533 41450 - 41615; Medical Services: 3...

No. 41533

41450 - 41615; Medical Services: 3 Casualty Clearing Station - stationed at Venafro.
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 02-01-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By MH184
622 KB - EK1 Spange case.

622 KB - EK1 Spange case.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-17-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By MH184
Hi Ron, It also looks to be made of silver...

Hi Ron,

It also looks to be made of silver and presumably an officers' badge; note the makers mark for "J & Co" on the rear below the crown - can you see any hallmarks?

Best,

Marcus
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-24-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By MH184
Hi Chris, Gosh! You were fortunate to aquire...

Hi Chris,

Gosh! You were fortunate to aquire both, I only managed to obtain a single through the skin of my teeth; and an additional white lie.

I don't recall exactly the ball-chain link...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-26-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
Hi Antonio, My understanding of casting...

Hi Antonio,


My understanding of casting and the deficiencies concerning porosity and thus also the signatures of the previously posted pock marks, nodules, etc, compared to die-casting which...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-18-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
Yes, really, Tom.;) And, I do think it is...

Yes, really, Tom.;) And, I do think it is pertinent to the determination in when I purchased the badge. We are both aware of what was around and the ''quality'' of such fakes, too; compared to the...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-18-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
Hi Tom, I can't see what you're seeing in...

Hi Tom,

I can't see what you're seeing in regards to the definition of the eagle? I also don't understand the perception of the hardware? Plus, this is a badge I purchased in 2003 and there was...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
The ''trim'' isn't so pronounced, true. However,...

The ''trim'' isn't so pronounced, true. However, there is a lip extending around most of the badge which is not so visible when viewed directly from above but it can be seen when placing the badge at...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-18-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
The dark area surrounding the hinge block is...

The dark area surrounding the hinge block is devoid of the factory lacquer.
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
Something resembling the aforementioned ''pin...

Something resembling the aforementioned ''pin mark'' but not as obvious.
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-18-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
I shall post some pictures for your perusal and...

I shall post some pictures for your perusal and further consideration.

I have to say: I'm finding it very hard to judge and conclude this badge as a purported fake. In my opinion, it is a well...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-01-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By MH184
Yum! I've stopped licking the screen now. A very...

Yum! I've stopped licking the screen now. A very nice selection indeed of a maker I still have an an affiliation for like, Greg!

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 12-27-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
And you're a true gentleman for such a...

And you're a true gentleman for such a consideration, Matsthumbsup

I'm only sorry this sale had to culminate to this end. Therefore, may I extend my sincere apologies to you and I dearly hope it...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 12-27-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,101
Posted By MH184
Well, I must say this is somewhat of a ...

Well, I must say this is somewhat of a revelation and indeed a dire disappointment concerning this former badge of mine. That said, of course, Mats, I have absolutely no contention in refunding to...
Forum: Cases and Packets Forum 12-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By MH184
Indeed, a stunning case of quality and in...

Indeed, a stunning case of quality and in excellent condition, too; just look at the detail in the motif - a truly lovely example.

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cases and Packets Forum 12-07-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By MH184
Yes, the LDO packet is a typical and genuine...

Yes, the LDO packet is a typical and genuine ''type, 2.0,'' packet with unfortunately and alas with the addition of the bogus designation.

Uuuum!! It must be my bloody phone, Al. I had problems a...
Forum: Cases and Packets Forum 12-06-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By MH184
I'd need to see the rear of the LDO packet to be...

I'd need to see the rear of the LDO packet to be positive, but the "Annex" packet looks good.

So, embellished genuine packets, yes; potentially the LDO packet, but in all honesty it looks like a...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By MH184
The Royal Engineers that composed part of the...

The Royal Engineers that composed part of the brigade would have worn their own cap badge.


Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cases and Packets Forum 12-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By MH184
Both designations are contemporary applications...

Both designations are contemporary applications to command more money, in my opinion; in other words, deceptive and modern false designations.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By MH184
No, it all appears normal and working, Ricardo;...

No, it all appears normal and working, Ricardo; I've just been on there.

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cases and Packets Forum 11-27-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By MH184
I would concur with the above completely; this is...

I would concur with the above completely; this is a second issue packet from the reinstitution of the award in mid-1944.

Kind regards,

Marcus
Forum: Cases and Packets Forum 11-20-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By MH184
I can answer that one, Greg...no! There are a...

I can answer that one, Greg...no! There are a rare acquisition to find and being of the desired period, too; and that can be as subjective as it is difficult to determine. Of course such guise of...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 11-13-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By MH184
It was, Norm. There were two types of S&L PAB in...

It was, Norm. There were two types of S&L PAB in very limited numbers found in their packets, and I obtained two of the best...now both reside with their new owners.

Best,

Marcus
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