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Old 04-04-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
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Hi to All,Can I have your opinions on this Merit Medal,Thanks in advance,Barney
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:20 AM   #4
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:46 AM   #6
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I have never seen a WMC with a wreath like this before...
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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Any chance of a pic with the pin down?
At first glance it looks acceptable but there's something about it that I can't put my finger on.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:32 PM   #8
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This is the most defined wreath I have ever seen on a KVKI before....

Edit: I have never seen a wreath like this cross that started the thread.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:58 PM   #9
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Thank you to all who have replied, here is a pic as requested of the reverse with pin in view,I hope this leads to a conclusion,Thanks Barney.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:34 PM   #10
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The long thin lower section of the pin look a little like either a Schickle or a Deumer. But the mid to upper section are not typical to either maker. Deumer usually always ends their pin ends with a slight bevel, and Schickle with a 'V' tip. I honestly have doubts regarding this cross, willing to call it a repro. I'm open for correction.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:39 PM   #11
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I honestly have doubts regarding this cross, willing to call it a repro. I'm open for correction.
I agree with you Robert, I can't remember a pin like this on an original cross but I can't nail it to a repro either. Is it me or does the catch look unusual (on the large side) too?
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:53 PM   #12
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It looks on the large side, yes. The finish is very nice too. Not that that would be a problem. But, on a cross that we cannot identify, that's not good.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:53 PM   #13
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I also never seen this KvK before, but I am not really into KvK's
But that rust coming though the finish on the solder of the hinge botters me the most.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:51 PM   #14
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Can't place this one either. The closest I can think of is a fake Floch.......
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:04 PM   #15
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It isnt a floch is it ?
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