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Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 12-08-2019, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Post-war B-Type with fake stamp!

Post-war B-Type with fake stamp!
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 12-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,795
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
No, not the same. I am doing one on my own. ...

No, not the same. I am doing one on my own.

Dietrich
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 12-05-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,180
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
For me, based on the evidence I have seen...

For me, based on the evidence I have seen (Klessheim), the 800-4 is war-time, just as the 935-4 are war-time.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 12-04-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
There are no words in the German language that...

There are no words in the German language that start with “ß”, nor are there any that start with “Ss”. I assume that these names are spelled like that due to translastion from Russian language. They...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 12-03-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Hi Dougles, thanks for finding that, but it...

Hi Dougles,

thanks for finding that, but it really is not what I understood in the context of the discussion. In the early days quite an amount of companies got warnings for doing things wrong....
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 12-01-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Perfectly normal. Overspray when final spray...

Perfectly normal. Overspray when final spray painted with frame protecting stencil.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 11-30-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Spange EK 2 Photos for upcoming book

Dear friends,

for my next book "The Spange to the Iron Cross 2. Class" I kindly ask for photos of the awardees of such a Spange. For the cover I would need a soldier with as less other decorations...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-30-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
I am - of course - not saying that. I am barely...

I am - of course - not saying that. I am barely presenting two opposite viewpoints, exaggerating to bring the point across. There is a critical importance in both approaches!thumbsup
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-29-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
There is a huge difference between the approach...

There is a huge difference between the approach of a researcher to a problem or of the one of a lawyer in a courtroom. As you say, experts have been dis-mantled, dis-credited, ... in the court rooms...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-29-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,795
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
The book is done, last days of proofing going to...

The book is done, last days of proofing going to an end. The printer is primed, the books will be go to print in less than ten days. The pre-publication sale will start on 15 December with a reduced...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-29-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Hi Douglas, could you please point me to the...

Hi Douglas,

could you please point me to the source documentation of that reprimand? I did not find anything in my (quite extensive) archive.

thanks,
Dietrich
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-28-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Original F. Orth!

Original F. Orth!
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-28-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
I agree with Jarek on this one. It is very hard...

I agree with Jarek on this one. It is very hard to believe that the company that was in charge of supplying dies to other companies and was therefore put in charge by Dr. Doehle would have produced...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-27-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
You can be sure!

You can be sure!
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-26-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Nice! Any markings on the EK, WMC, and East Medal?

Nice! Any markings on the EK, WMC, and East Medal?
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 11-26-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,766
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
OK, got it! I am really not into the 1957 era....

OK, got it! I am really not into the 1957 era. But that makes sense!
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 11-26-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,766
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
So this is deemed a "57 frame" Ritterkreuz by...

So this is deemed a "57 frame" Ritterkreuz by Schickle (or Deumer)?
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 11-26-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,766
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
More interesting IMHO opinion is the fact, that...

More interesting IMHO opinion is the fact, that the Godet DK is not stamped "21" which makes it a production of late 42/early43. Also, the Schickle RK is not marked (an there is NO connection...
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 11-26-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,766
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Of course you are not. If one believes that S&L...

Of course you are not. If one believes that S&L made "private deliveries" of zinc Knights Crosses to whomever in the last three months of the war, there is no other choice. :D
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 11-26-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,766
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
I would think that the omission was based on the...

I would think that the omission was based on the very low number of possible customers for that decoration. Furthermore, the recipients of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross were not subject to...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-25-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Looks like a post-war S&L B-Type. At least some...

Looks like a post-war S&L B-Type. At least some value.
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 11-25-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Fake!

Fake!
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 11-25-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,296
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Compelling evidence of this Pokal being a fake! ...

Compelling evidence of this Pokal being a fake!
The next question always is this: did you buy it from a private person (though luck might shine on you) or a dealer. If from a dealer, the case should...
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 11-24-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,766
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
Gentry, we have discussed this “sample” issue...

Gentry,
we have discussed this “sample” issue again and again. My original sources all indicate that display samples of orders which were only handled by the PKZ were also sourced from there. I am...
Forum: Kriegsmarine War and Qualification Badges 11-24-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,766
Posted By Dietrich Maerz
German sources show that S&L was awarded the...

German sources show that S&L was awarded the order for the with Swords only and only after Deschler fell out as a supplier in early 1945. Sure, Dr. Doehle could have requested samples in zinc, but he...
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