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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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Milwaukee Taxi Driver Badges - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
A O Smith Corp. Badges - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
Thurn and Taxis Feldwebel - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
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Golden Rule Employee Medal - Advertisingin Advertising
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Germany Max Graf Award - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Trump Medal Mystery  - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
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  1. Thanks Newfld !
  2. Read something on these years ago (1970's) which said that these were modern fantasy items.
  3. The Brit's. did an air raid on Berchtesgaden or more accurately Ober-Salzberg where Hitler and the Nazi brass had fancy homes but unfortunately no one was home.
  4. I have been told that this is a Footman's uniform button!
  5. I collect similar badges from Milwaukee by date and found that a saved search on eBay has been very productive over the years.
  6. Bottle and can opener? 1890's?
  7. Thanks dav2no1. Sorry but I don't know a thing about berets. I would post the question and picture on the US Militaria Forum site. They love answering questions and know what they are talking about.
  8. Back in the mid 1970's there were a lot of people in numismatic circles who advocated gold as an investment in coin form. In one of the Krause Publications titles there was also a regular feature for ...
  9. Thanks all! Aizics Mint seems to be a "mint " in name only. On a coin site I found that these Trump medals are being sold by Coincraft of London. I have known this company for decades and as a resul...
  10. Forgot to mention that the 1906 date is the date the group was founded which could indicate a political split with the Kriegerbund of North America.
  11. Thanks elanski! It is a favorite of mine since it does not include any orders, just campaign and service medals.
  12. Thanks Scott. I used to like listening to the old timers when they were telling their stories. I learned from them and was able to avoid some painful experiences as a result.
  13. Interesting thought about how many of the florins were destroyed for jewelry. Most of the items I have seen are made of the lower denominations 3d 6d and shillings. 81,188,000 florins were minted fro...
  14. Thanks Manikin, the newspaper it represents is interesting too. I remember seeing one from 1917 that had an article on Martin Luther and the 400th anniversary of the Reformation.
  15. Thanks dav..., I know it is a fake or a fantasy. If it is a fake that means there is an original lurking out there somewhere and I sure would love to find one. If not then it is just a fantasy.
  16. Wonder if the note's printers got paid and in what currency?
  17. Thanks IsleGal, if you have your dad's papers you may find his discharge papers which would include his DD-214. This would list his years in service, battle credits and a listing of his earned medals ...
  18. The motto and black and white checker design are Prussian.
  19. " is a coin that was made from a certified silver bar (A340-85)" there for this coin is a copy worth only the metal value. If you can find some one who actually collects this type of thing (relic mad...
  20. Wonder if there was a burglary near by?
  21. Thanks Manikin.
  22. At the end of the Franco Prussian war only the Germany states (in Germany) issued war service medals. 25 years later many localities gave medals to their veterans usually on the 25th anniversary of ...
  23. Thanks for the nice thought. Careful, you might even become a badge collector yourself.
  24. Thanks! Small town life looks even better with every news cast I watch.
  25. Thanks Manikin, Town of Milw. ceased to exist in 1955 and probably only had a very small fire dept. for many years before that, so I'm sure you are correct in assuming it is a rare badge. Most small ...
  26. My Guess would be each star is 5 years.
  27. I used a scanner. Saved it to my computer and then posted it here. Give it a try!
  28. Thanks Ivan!
  29. Thanks Ivan.
  30. Thanks Bill, it does help.
  31. Thanks elanski
  32. Just a guess Estonian Observation Corp
  33. Your welcome!
  34. Thanks Scott! I sold that group years ago. I hope that the current owner, name unknown to me, will be able to find the same information as you did or will see it here.
  35. Thanks Lata! I think you are right.
  36. Thanks racer, I'm sure there were a lot of skilled people interned there since the camp held POW's and civilian internees.
  37. Thank you Newfld. It is a very interesting field.
  38. Beautiful city, been there several times but never knew of that museum!
  39. Great Album. Allan died way too soon.
  40. The Treasure of Sierra Madre I think.
  41. These look like the crude copies that were made to use in casino slot machines not so long ago. Check the edges to see if they are copper-nickel clad.
  42. I agree with you keramikos. The lesson in this is that all government units should keep their election ballots updated and current.
  43. The left coin looks like a Sasanian coin
  44. This is a convention medal of The Spanish(-American) War Veterans. Even though it has a fob-like loop based on the size and shape of the box it was issued on a ribbon and broach like nearly all were. ...
  45. The mugs have various city coats of arms.
  46. The first two pictures, my guess would be Oregon National guard.
  47. Looks like the Pope and John Bull (Great Britain) are playing chess and the Pope isn't as good as he thinks he is.
  48. I have just been told off line that the W.A.S. are probably the original owners initials.
  49. The young lady looks like a silent film movie star! Could be 1920's. The brooch could be older.
  50. Thanks again keramikos, sounds like you know Chicago a lot better than I do.
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