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silesian eagle 1st class
Old 11-25-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Welcome your thoughts, cheers, Paul
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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Looks fine to me

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:25 AM   #3
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What is that - a 'Last Ditch' example?
I'm no specialist but that one look horrible, -sorry. It might turn out to be original but not one for my collection.
Here's mine, which looks quite a bit different.

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:13 AM   #4
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Wagner

You obviously don't know much about this award.

Yours is a commercial private purchase piece, likely from the late 20s, early 30s - not an issue piece. From the pin, it looks like a Meybauer. But, it's not marked, so hard to tell.

The one you so disdained is in fact an issue type from 1921 and considerably more interesting to a true Freikorps collector than the enamel ones.

Here is a selection showing some of the variety that were available from 1921-45, for the benefit of your education.

Paul - A really nice and "salty" badge of the type worn in the field. I like this type a lot.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
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Cheers......B, the strange thing is it used to be mine and sold it a couple of years ago.....regreted it for ages, managed to take it back in a trade.....that was my guess at the time, but nice to have it verified, thanks again, Paul

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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Glad to hear from a expert that it was a issued period piece/ Learned something new.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #7
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Paul,

Thanks for showing your Silesian Eagle. I love these awards and yours has that been there look!! Great piece

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:40 PM   #8
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There is a good book on these though it is in Russian. In spite of that even a knuckle dragger like me can understand it. Perhaps member Destruction will post the ISBN as I am not at home right now.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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Many thanks one and all.....yes its a nice piece
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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This is another example of why the less experienced collector, should never become unenamored with any item, even at negative comments by others who sometimes also recognizing the sellers ignorance , until they have figured it out first.

This is how others with more experience can take advantage of the newbys ignorance. Keep all items until you have 100% confirmation positive with many opinions before deciding you don't like something is the rule to follow.

Like on the road show, the owner gets something willed to them, and think its crap, then later has it appraised and find it is something they should bring up from the damps of the basementand instantly they like it as having a feel for items is half the risk to buy and keep it , when previously they thought the item was ugly crap. This is the only way , by losing the one you had, to learn the hard way, but sometimes that's the best way to not forget , as mistakes are part of success, to never forget this rule (never accept only one opinion , like for a medical opinion about ones health ,before any surgery or procedure, always get at least three from different sources non related even on militaria you know little about).
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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good post
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Heres one I found in my stuff for the mix not sure of the period
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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Juoneen

Even with the wear, this is a very nice one-piece constructed badge from the 1920s to early 30s with really excellent detail.

What makes this particularly nice is the sculpted hinge that fits the contours of the badge and the excellent detail on the eagle's beak ( the downward curve of the upper part of the beaks is especially fine).

IMO this a really premium badge.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #14
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Thanks bolewts58 , ran into this one in my stuff the other day, and have had it for years , and thought I would add it to the mix just for another variation thats a different one unlike the others exactly posted in the thread. Seems I got it out of an estate of a combat medic, I have a hanging version but someone cut the ring lug off the top of its head(but did a good job , but I left it as found anyway. I may have another pinback , not sure , but if I do and can find it , or its photos , I'll drop back and add that one also sometime . I like the way they polished down the rivets , but not completely as they still can be seen slightly as partial circular depressions in 4 places.(2 for the top and bottom)
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