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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. This photo would date from the mid 1920's. If he was still alive, healthy and living in Germany during WWII he would have been drafted into military service of some sort as they were drafting any mal...
  2. Based on the scans, no wear, artificially aged, good for the re-enactors market.
  3. Looks like one of those WWII era civil defense helmets.
  4. The style of the double eagle is Holy Roman Empire. The arms in the center are Spanish, Castile and Leone, so this would be a time when one of the Spanish Kings was the Holy Roman Emperor.
  5. Thanks bb2.
  6. For Chinese cash coins I use the Krause SCWC China section where they illustrate the mint and Emperor's names. Some times the coins are hard to read and I could be wrong.
  7. "Ehevertrag" = marriage settlement. Could that be a divorce settlement? It looks like they have an inventory of items with prices. Could also be a marriage agreement listing what the wife brought to...
  8. This is basically a passport page or addition to an existing passport for a 5 year old child born in Russia and traveling to Austria-Hungary.
  9. Two Chinese cash coins on top and one medal below, same items on 3 pictures. First picture shows mint names reverse side. Left= Boo-Yuwan mint which is the Kung-Pu Board of Public Works in Peking. Ri...
  10. Value depends on the inscription which is hard to read on this one, but most are common and can be had for $3 or less.
  11. That is a German Student Society watch fob, probably pre WWII.
  12. Chinese cash coin commonly from the 1600-1800's.
  13. Emil Jannings was a major German film star from the early silents into the talkies era.
  14. These medals had to be applied for. Even German veterans living in the US could and did apply for their medals. I have a certificate for the combatant version named to an employee of the City of Mil...
  15. By the 1938 German occupation of Austria any Austrian who wanted one of the WWI medals would have already bought it. Plus when the Germans took over Austria the Austrian WWI vets could then apply for ...
  16. Possibly fraternal like Knights of Columbus or similar groups?
  17. These are wearable taxi driver licenses. Just goes to show how fast governments can tax new technology.
  18. Thanks Tinanun. If your family member got a bronze and gold I guess there was no silver.
  19. Very timely !!
  20. Another possible search area is local jewelry manufacturers. Cities like San Francisco and Honolulu must have had some. In my collecting area many if not all the Milwaukee presentation badges are m...
  21. "Y.T.K." is not listed in my American Silver smith books by Kovel so it may not be an American made badge. The other is probably Japanese or may be Chinese. Both look to be private purchase badges. ...
  22. Thanks pga... What you describe are all new to me.
  23. No, my wife would claim that right.
  24. I would bet that the Paris mint could not produce enough of the medals fast enough and for that reason subcontracted some of the work. Both would be official issues.
  25. Thanks everyone!
  26. Looks like the negative was flipped due to the retrograde letters CC which are probably the school initials. The letter A is probably the Company letter. The school students probably being divided in...
  27. I suspect this is a student in a military school.
  28. Just a guess; short drape could be a private makers version rather than a mint product, George Studley maybe?
  29. To paraphrase a famous tv cop; Just the facts man, then let the chips fall where they may."
  30. Thanks Chris! I agree in thinking early WWII. Most of the Americans are only wearing marksman qualitications.
  31. Yes the uniforms are all officers as far as I can see. The collar brass indicates that some are engineers and many are infantry. I would guess they are planning the bases for the many American troop...
  32. Is it magnetic?
  33. Krause-Mishler =KM catalog number
  34. This is a 10 Para coin
  35. Stage prop?
  36. Standard Cat. World Coins 1801-1900, KM-10, mintage 2,689,000. Mint mark letter at about 5 and 6 oclock flanking the base of the eagle.
  37. Yes that is an 1892 G, scarcer date too!
  38. I think I can see what looks like the tops of an "A" for the mint mark
  39. Pole-ax head?
  40. Thanks Chrisnp, you know your aluminum history. Back in the 1850's the first aluminum ingot was stored in a bank vault.
  41. Thanks every one!
  42. National Aniline and Chemical Company , Buffalo NY plant. Guess the badge to be 1890's.
  43. Neat! I've never seen one before. Thanks for posting it.
  44. Thanks bb
  45. Thanks rniederman! The Rulau book doesn't explain it that clearly.
  46. Yes and Tsingtao was also the home base of the famous raider SMS Emden at the start of the war.
  47. These are all privately issued German WWI patriotic medals. Usually sold as fund raisers for one cause or another. Tsingtao was the port of German colony on main land China known as Kiao Chau. The ...
  48. Chris the 1st Leib Hussar Regt (17th Army Corps) was from Danzig-Langfuhr raised in 1741. The 17th Brunswick Hussar Regt. (10th Army Corps) was raised in 1809, according to Maj. Harrell's book on Re...
  49. Sorry blunderbuss2 but this is a French bayonet but with a twist. The crowned head mark indicates that the blade was made by the German firm Weyersberg which exported to France and Italy. From your ...
  50. MTBSTC: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center, Rhode Island
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