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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. Perfect depiction of my 10th grade home room teacher the day she quit.
  2. Second picture the one on the right could that be Belgian ?
  3. Thanks agh!
  4. Thanks TA.
  5. Thanks every one
  6. Great series Chrisnp !
  7. 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...
  8. Greg Brunk published a really good book about counter marks on US coins but I suspect this one may be too modern and unknown.
  9. Thanks Scott and mrsslo
  10. 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...
  11. Very nice anti-German WWI pin, probably American or possibly British.
  12. Are any of these ever marked so as to id the department of issue?
  13. 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...
  14. You didn't mention the cross, it is a grave marker!
  15. Thanks everyone for the Loves and comments. Books are a great help for collectors. It is also fun to find unlisted medals.
  16. Any markings on it? Could be Swiss since they totally modernized and re-equipped their army their old stuff has flooded the market for the last few years.
  17. "The War of Northern Aggression. " I have always been amazed by that one. I guess who fired the first shot isn't historically important in some schools of thought.
  18. Thanks Mani, the answer to your question is no, the Milw. P.D. is still using the their classic eagle top badges of the 1901 style. They just got new patches a short while ago which I haven't seen yet.
  19. Manufacturer is most likely Schwaab Stamp and Seal of Milw.
  20. Nice badge! As a Milwaukee badge collector I can tell you that this is a late 1930's badge. This is the newest version of this title that I have seen. The patent date on the pin base was issued in ...
  21. Old soldering irons maybe?
  22. Great set of a locally named child's badge with named certificate!!
  23. It does look like a gazelle drinking water!
  24. I have one of their 25 years service medals dated 1905. The name is still in use but not by the original company.
  25. That was a classy outfit that also issued some nice gold long service medals.
  26. Thanks Sean. Casinos are interesting places to watch mathematically challenged people turn large fortunes into small ones.
  27. Sean, very nice! The stein could be a plain German import without any art to be decorated here. The coat of arms looks like it could be a private creation which would not be unheard of. The lions ...
  28. With the words "Public Service" would that mean cab driver or bus driver?
  29. I love the engraving on these. Maybe some day someone will write a song about these and title it "Love Token Number Nine"
  30. Thanks everyone
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  34. Thanks everyone
  35. Thanks Mani, the band is made up of volunteers. There are some good MPD historical sites on the net and are easy to find via Google. Was in Milw. Thursday and saw that a lot of old builds, like the o...
  36. This is a membership medal for the Aachen Turners (gymnastic) Association. I assume that the number 10 on the jousting shield brooch is for 10 years membership.
  37. Tom, what is that round disc attached to the side?
  38. I can't read the date on the postmark but since it is "Feldpost" that means it was sent by a soldier in the military during the first world war 1914-1918. The uniforms are Landwehr meaning guys too o...
  39. The coin is a 1 duit 1749 KM 152.2 struck at the Zeeland mint for use in the Netherlands East Indies.
  40. Based on the shape of the loop I would bet this fob was made by the Whitehead & Hoag company around WWII.
  41. This is an English half penny token of which very many different types exist. Collectors call these Condor tokens and the leading book about them is the Dalton & Hammer book. My spelling of the name ...
  42. I am sure that Cooper must have been an independent agent. Thanks MrM.
  43. Thanks bb, both medals are in such good shape that I doubt the original owner ever used them.
  44. Glass gaming tokens look like this.
  45. Thanks Sean. I have always liked the full figure (head to toe) allegorical ladies designs on coins and medals.
  46. The crowned C would be the inspector's mark.
  47. Yes Sean, some good memories for me down there. Thanks to everyone for all the "loves".
  48. Yes Stillwater, I use an old Ohaus scale that was made for that with moveable arm to put the water container on. The balance arm has a second hook from which a wire loop holding a disc on which the it...
  49. Thanks Manikin and best of luck to your son! I doubt he will find anything valuable since the POWs were pretty well striped of anything that would have had souvenir value long before they got here. H...
  50. I think you are right about that since vast numbers of French troops crossed the Swiss border surrendering their weapons to the Swiss. These weapons would have ended up on the international market w...
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