Central Wisconsin

Collector of pre-Nazi German and American state and locally issued military service medals. Corporate long service medals and badges issued in and by Milwaukee cityCollector of pre-Nazi German and American state and locally issued military service medals. Corporate long service medals and badges issued in and by Milwaukee city and county; not just law enforcement. (Read more)


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  1. Nice one!
  2. It is a vast field and most collectors like myself start by collecting it all and end up specializing in one or two states or just one war. Here is a list of books on state and local medals that I kn...
  3. That's great Tom! It's good to see one still with the original family. By the way it should be suspended from a brooch without a ribbon. Both medal and brooch are .900 silver which is unusual for a...
  4. this shape is called a "Klippe" and were usually presentation types. this one could be a medal and it also looks cast which is not good.
  5. Thanks Scott and agh. I have been collecting these since the mid 1960's. In that time I have seen state issues for war service (civil war to Desert Storm) and peace time like national guard awards. ...
  6. It has been said that if we forget the past we will be forced to relive it. As collectors we force people to remember and many don't like that.
  7. This looks like a modern copy of the Kornilovsky Shock Regiment badge (White Russian anti Bolshevik) The sword for example is the reverse of the original which goes from lower left to upper right.
  8. Chauffer badges would have been issued by the local city or state.
  9. If this is a 5 pound coin it would weigh 39.94 grams and be about 36mm in diameter. Gold content would be .917 fine and not 24k which would be .999 fine. 1 sovereign and 2 pound versions would be sma...
  10. Without a job title and the higher number I would guess a porter or valet parking driver. Neat badge.
  11. Judging from the medals and decorations sizes and how they are worn I would guess this guy is more of an actor in costume than a real official of any kind. Looks like he is trying to be a Napoleon II...
  12. Thanks everyone! Sure wish some one knew anything about the Wisconsin Gun Club.
  13. Chinese, probably a modern fantasy.
  14. Japan 50 sen 1938
  15. Japan 50 sen 1942-45
  16. Japan 10 sen 1944
  17. Thanks everyone.
  18. Thanks everyone!
  19. Could you back track and get the original owners name?
  20. I hope these notes will live long and prosper.
  21. Based on shapes of the medals I would guess some of them could be Italian. The uniform on the other hand looks like American Fraternal. Could we get a more detailed scan?
  22. Thanks Manikin. The clerks reaction was "Oh! I didn't see that one." so I guess I really got lucky finding it before she did.
  23. This is a private purchase sword purchased by the Uhlan himself or his family. My great uncle was a Baden Uhlan in 1910 who served for only one year since he was able to provide (pay for) his own ho...
  24. These helmets must have been dumped on the market lately by the German government since the Fleet Farm Stores in Central Wisconsin are currently selling them in their military surplus sections.
  25. I have seen similar medals issued in England for the end of the First World War and 2 or 3 in Germany for one of the earlier wars.
  26. Thanks everyone!
  27. While the intrinsic value may be next to nothing the collector value may surprise you. As a long service award collector if I saw some thing like this at a show or shop I would pay 10.00 without a se...
  28. Prohibition ended and the department head was frugal?
  29. There may have been a horizontal pin mounted there before the current vertical pin. Interesting badge, never saw one like it before.
  30. Looks like a "sweet heart" type pin.
  31. That is the Navy Unit Commendation Bar which is a ribbon bar only award. Both Jewels and Scott are correct.
  32. Still a very collectible badge!
  33. Re-enactor's sword?
  34. Looks like the Emperor of Austria, Franz Josef who died in 1916. The photo was from 1908 which was his 60th anniversary as Emperor.
  35. Thanks everyone.
  36. Even the very worn notes of the 500 & 1000 dollars denominations command a healthy premium. These notes actually did circulate and were not limited to banks only. I can remember using them on rare oc...
  37. I liked those to. Too bad the new ones are not oval any more.
  38. Perfect depiction of my 10th grade home room teacher the day she quit.
  39. Second picture the one on the right could that be Belgian ?
  40. Thanks agh!
  41. Thanks TA.
  42. Thanks every one
  43. Great series Chrisnp !
  44. Thank you Justin !! I spent hours on that badge looking for pictures of city seals and found one for Hayward that looked like this. Darned if I can find it now. So I looked up Minneapolis just now an...
  45. Greg Brunk published a really good book about counter marks on US coins but I suspect this one may be too modern and unknown.
  46. Thanks Scott and mrsslo
  47. This is a very common restrike of an old Austrian thaler. these have been restruck at several different mints for about 150 years and until the mid 1900's this coin was the coin of choice in the middl...
  48. Very nice anti-German WWI pin, probably American or possibly British.
  49. Are any of these ever marked so as to id the department of issue?
  50. Do you have any papers about him like his discharge? He has 3 battle stars on his ribbon bar so his WWI Victory Medal would have 3 bars on the ribbon. His collar brass says ordnance. Is that a crow...
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