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Old 04-12-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default Godet EK2 issue set w/ blue mm wrapping paper

For me this has to be the most incredible EK2 find to date. What's more is that it's a Godet (my fourth so far) mm "G" on the ring and stamped "J.G. & S." (Jean Godet & Sohn) on the blue issue wrapping paper. As noted by Andy (Kraal), the set was probably issued to a soldier who two-hole punched the wrapped award for storage.

But apparently the award was never worn because the cross is in mint condition, as are the crisp, clean ribbon and shiny safety pin. A real time capsule perfectly preserved. I still can't believe I found it on eBay!

This set will definitely be the center piece of my Imperial EK2 collection. And, since my birthday is coming up this month, it's the perfect advance gift to myself.

Your comments would be welcome. Also, if anyone has a similar set I'd love to see some pics, so please post them to this thread. Thanks.

Best, Alex

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:23 AM   #2
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Ok, that is pretty special Alex
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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No doubt about it Alex, that's got to be the most pristine Godet EK2 I've ever seen Send it to me

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:29 AM   #4
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Hi Alex!

Wow, if THIS pics would have been up on ebay I´d now be MINE

Really, the cross is an absolute beauty, especially because it has this wonderfull patina, crisp detail on the beading and the slightly "raw" paint.. Absolutly amazing, congrats!

The JGS packing paper is another bonus, so far I only knew KAG, KO and Wilm. Really, a very nice set for a low money input. What to say more, lucky you!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:17 AM   #5
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Awesome cross, congrats!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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Stunning cross Alex. BTW, if you're looking for something to get me, my birthday is in October.
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Terrific set, congratulations!
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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Can't say anything that others haven't already so I will just echo all those sentiments!


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Old 04-12-2011, 03:32 PM   #9
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Alex, everyone has said it all...stunning...congrats!!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:44 PM   #10
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Great looking set.
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Thanks for all the kind words of approval, guys. Although I'd expect sets like this one are seldom found completely intact, I'm still hoping someone out there has seen or now owns a similar set and can share some pics with us. Also, if anyone has seen one described in a reference book, please let me know. Thanks.

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Hi Alex!

Wow, if THIS pics would have been up on ebay I´d now be MINE

Really, the cross is an absolute beauty, especially because it has this wonderfull patina, crisp detail on the beading and the slightly "raw" paint.. Absolutly amazing, congrats!

The JGS packing paper is another bonus, so far I only knew KAG, KO and Wilm. Really, a very nice set for a low money input. What to say more, lucky you!
Thanks, Andy. Had the seller even bothered to describe the set, something she actually didn't do at all, I suspect I would have probably been outbid. So you're absolutely right, I was very lucky indeed.

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Is the the paper marked JG & S or JO & S?
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Is the the paper marked JG & S or JO & S?
The stamp is rather faint and difficult to photograph because of the shiny nature of the paper, but I see J.G. & S. for sure.
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Hello EK Hunter,

That is a fantastic item that you have there. Isn’t it amazing that a simple piece of paper can represent such value.

I have to ask a question. Is there any possibility that the paper can be folded in such a way that the holes are aligned and a string can be run through them, then tied, to secure it?

Thank you for sharing this,

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