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Old 05-29-2019, 02:50 PM   #1
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War Grubby Medals

Hi guys,

I picked up a few medals from a recent auction. Nothing out of the ordinary and kind of grubby, condition-wise. I still think they look pretty good, though. I enjoy common items like these as much as the rarities.

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1939 KVK1X in zinc by Wilhelm Deumer:
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:52 PM   #2
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zinc Westwall Medal: (has 'L15' marking on the suspension ring)
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Italian/German Campaign in Africa Medal by Lorioli of Milan:
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:42 PM   #4
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Fine awards Tom and nothing 'grubby' about any of them (especially the Type 1 Afrika Feldzug)

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Look good to me, Tom, especially the Afrika medal. Been looking for one with an original safety pinned ribbon like that for quite a while now (hint, hint).
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:53 AM   #6
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Odd to see you deviating from near-mint; but nice regardless. Neat items!

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I've seen them a lot grubbier than these.

Not grubby at all.

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these are aged but still very good!
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Its nice to own mint examples Tom but I quite like the look of issued/worn medals-they tend to have much more character.
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Thank you!
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My thanks to all for the comments.

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Look good to me, Tom, especially the Afrika medal. Been looking for one with an original safety pinned ribbon like that for quite a while now (hint, hint).
Hi Dale,

I actually have several with pin-mounted ribbons, although I am not ready to part with any of them yet. (greedy) Here is one in a bit nicer condition:

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Odd to see you deviating from near-mint; but nice regardless. Neat items!
Hi Sturmbannführer Erich Kämpffer,

Actually not odd at all. A large part of my collection is items showing a lot of wear and use. I like worn items every bit as much as items in near mint condition. The only thing I really care about is that an item be original.

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Its nice to own mint examples Tom but I quite like the look of issued/worn medals-they tend to have much more character.
Thanks, Troy. I quite agree.

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Hi Dale,

I actually have several with pin-mounted ribbons, although I am not ready to part with any of them yet. (greedy) Here is one in a bit nicer condition:

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Tom
Tom, now you're just torturing me! No problem, I long ago learned that with patience I'll eventually find what I'm looking for.
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