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Old 04-04-2019, 06:12 AM   #1
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Hi , I would appreciate your opinion on this ring ,any help to figure out the name?
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:52 AM   #2
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I've seen lots of these rings the past few years, but couldn't tell you much about them. I cant tell what the name on top says, but "Boelcke" just below it is interesting. Oswald Boelcke was the mentor to Manfred von Richtofen, the Red Baron. He was one of the first fighter pilots of the war, he wrote "Boelcke's Dicta" a list of rules every fighter pilot should follow, which is still taught in military pilot schools around the world. Boelcke is to air warfare as Erwin Rommel is to tank warfare. If this ring has any connection to Boelcke, it could be an important piece of history.
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:13 AM   #3
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These things are floating all over the place, and I believe are coming from the usual fakers. If it was Boelcke's ring, it would be worth a small fortune.
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:22 AM   #4
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Hauptm. = Hauptmann (Captain). Oswald Boelke's rank when he died in 1916.

I've seen these very crude, cast rings on eBay for years. I'm sure they're all fake.
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Old 04-04-2019, 11:57 AM   #5
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Thank you guys for all your opinions
I bought a small group of Militaria from my picker this ring was inside a box mixed with patches , insignia ....and more Iím not even know the ring was there
Iím not an expert on rings but I like this one
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:21 PM   #6
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Imho poorly cast fake masquerading as a desirable piece. Not even close.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:35 AM   #7
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Not original. These pieces are often faked.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:25 PM   #8
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This is interesting: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru....php?t=1006925
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:06 AM   #9
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This ring was sold as a Reproduction ! on local gun show in Pennsylvania
Iím not responsible for any future destination of this item
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