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Military Medals148 of 332Miniature Belgian WWI Croix de guerre with bronze palmAntique 1925 Plattsburg Military Training Camp Relay Medal
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Posted 4 years ago


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PLM with light blue / almost lavender enamel, cracked on center front. 1.87mm thick extremely flat, 56.43mm across points wide. Letters have single line chase. Material is Silver, the Gold gilt plating is 80% gone, but is still visable in the Eagles and pie suspension loop. The eagles are extremely detailed fine and delicate, the legs are very thin and nicely shaped with spurs on the feet. The tail feathers are clear and separate and not attached to the cross. The Eagles are very symmetrical. I purchased this in 1974 or 75 at a gun show / military collectibles show . This seems to be similar to a Roethe pattern, but it is too flat. I've had comments that this is a post war jewelers copy, and others say it is a fake replica. I have over 20 different PLM replicas, and none are this perfect and detailed, and none are actual silver. The only other example I have ever seen is the fire damaged one here on Collectors Weekly.


  1. jerryk25, 4 years ago
    Click on the images above for enlarged view.
    Added info, There are no markings, the ring at top is added on by me to keep it attached inside display box. The camera does not capture the actual color. As you turn it in the light. Sometimes it looks gold, sometimes silver. The enamel color also changes color depending on the angle viewed, sometimes it shimmers light blue, other times it almost looks lavender.

  2. bluemax1914 bluemax1914, 4 years ago
    Your example is virtually identical to the fire-damaged PLM that I posted some months ago. I hope that you will get some constructive comments as to it's origin.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    I read that the feet/claws of the eagles on originals are done in great detail. In most posted PLM's, the pix aren't clear enough to really tell.

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