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Old 01-19-2016, 01:11 PM   #1
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Opinions on this named IC 1st? The photos are not great but were supplied to me by the owner. The inscription reads:"Leut. Otto Schweim Keil"
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:12 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:46 PM   #3
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Hi Bobby,

The cross is a good private-purchase piece.

As for the engraving: it looks promising but I fear you won't get a definitive answer without better photos.
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:47 PM   #4
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The last word is "Kiel" not "Keil".

It is a town at the Baltic see (Ostsee).

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Old 01-20-2016, 03:38 AM   #5
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Nice cross, better pics of the engraving would be very interresting.

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Old 01-20-2016, 05:37 AM   #6
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Since it says Kiel I guessed that he was navy and bingo. In the Navy Honor Ranklist is a Lt. der Reserve Otto Schweim, Marine Infantry who was a POW. I can't say the engraving is real, only that the name is.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:42 AM   #7
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The inscription appears as having been engraved by hand, not by means of a pantograph, and this is a good sign.

Fakers, when engrave namings by hand, usually spend their money for important names...
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:08 AM   #8
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Better images are needed but I lean towards his being a good engraving.
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:16 PM   #9
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I like it too
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:23 AM   #10
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Thanks to all for your helpful comments.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:11 PM   #11
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I would also like to see some high resolution photos of the engraving. And close-ups too.
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:36 PM   #12
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Very beautiful cross
I also have a good feeling with the engraving

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Old 01-23-2016, 05:06 AM   #13
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There are people that can still engrave like this. We have seen it on fake flight badges. In my opinion you cant pay a premium any more for engraved items unless you know it's history.

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Old 03-02-2018, 04:37 PM   #14
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Here it is. Definitely a good engraving...
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:59 PM   #15
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Could you post close-ups of engraving?...especially the "Kiel."

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