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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. For those who are wondering, the Watzmann is the snow covered mountain in the background of this picture post card.
  2. This is a fairly modern token. Tokens of this type were commonly made to order from the late 1960's through the 70's. If my memory is correct I think an outfit called The Patrick Mint was the main pr...
  3. Thanks Newfld, I like the old fashioned 1920-30's style pants. I can't remember ever seeing them on medals before.
  4. Correction: six point stars, don't know why I wrote five.
  5. There are some collectors of old Red Books. Check the index as most of these books also list the old editions and give price estimates. Any local coin dealers in your area would know about coin clubs...
  6. Thanks Thomas, Carnegie was quite a success story by himself and then sold his company to J.P. Morgan's Republic Steel to form U.S.Steel under the leadership of Judge Gary. Then with all that money i...
  7. Thank keramikos, Back in the early 1900's it was a very politically unstable environment with new mayors throwing out the old and replacing them with their own old cronies. The vested pension system ...
  8. Switzerland 1/2 franc 1948, silver. Current types are of same designs but in copper-nickel.
  9. Looks like cast bronze or brass religious medal of very minimal value.
  10. 1968 Old? Common French coin.
  11. I don't think the cat wants to play.
  12. Thank you keramikos, that is fantastic. I will pass that along to the Iola Historical Society.
  13. Fantastic Badge!!
  14. I've seen some of the stills; don't think I could stomach a video.
  15. The uniforms look Swiss. At least some of the "women" look like drag queens. They make celibacy look like the best option.
  16. Love the music; hate the 8 tracks. Glad we have the discs.
  17. Thanks Clockerman. Yes these tokens often worked in other casinos that used the same metal and size tokens but often there were subtle variations. "Foreign" tokens (those from other casinos) were a bi...
  18. I must correct my statement that this photo was taken in Germany. When I tried to identify the monument I found that it was located on Washington Square in Davenport Iowa. It was removed in 1918. So t...
  19. These are German combat veterans of the Franco-Prussian War and the photo was taken in Germany. Great photo!!
  20. Blunderbuss wait until you see the string section; they all have bows but no arrows.
  21. I hope you also have his papers and some photo's of him in uniform safely stashed away.
  22. With that long sloping back end parallel parking would be a real challenge.
  23. Thanks Manikin, the early militia stuff can be very interesting and hard to research. This piece was originally offered on ebay as a beauty contest prize medal!
  24. If you can find photo's of the past Chiefs wearing badges, that could help pin down the badge's age. Photos could be on display at the police headquarters or local historical society. The last photo s...
  25. What is really neat is that they list prices of what the traveler should expect to pay and leave in tips!
  26. Great site IVAN, Thanks!
  27. The kingdom of Slavonia, now part of Croatia. Definitely not a Crusader or Templar coin. Don't trust eBay descriptions unless you know the person making them. I do not have a book on these but they ar...
  28. The more I think about it my first guess would be Slovenia
  29. Just a guess; Croatia or Romania.
  30. Thanks Collectomaniac. In today's politically correct environment I like to think of them as attitude adjustment devices.
  31. Just found out that this medal was awarded in 1896.
  32. Thanks Bayoulune. That confirms the story that these were made from old artillery shells that were laying around. Did your uncle say who gave him his and when? My guess would be that the local Bastog...
  33. Bavaria was a Kingdom in the German Empire. This is a fund raising card for a rescue dog organization during WWI. The soldier is a dog handling medic and has a flashlight hanging from his neck. Nice c...
  34. Fantastic!
  35. Scott the reverse is blank and without any clues other than what is left of the pin. Thanks for asking.
  36. Thanks OlofZ. The reason I think 1881-1883 is those are the only years that there was only one active company F in the Wisconsin National Guard. In later years they would have had to mention a regimen...
  37. Both medals look like they are in nice condition with just normal toning and tarnish. Please do not try to clean them in any way. If you can find a photo of your grand father in uniform it would make ...
  38. ...and the guys never gave their seats to the ladies!
  39. Thanks everyone!
  40. TA is correct!
  41. This will be a classic some day if you put it in a time capsule now.
  42. That is a great group of badges all worn by the same man with a direct connection to the Hindenburg disaster! What would be fantastic is if you have any documents and photo's of him in uniform wearing...
  43. I think Czechglass has it right since this was probably a smaller rural church group the Bishop would have traveled a circuit. Several groups may have been combined in this picture to fit his travel ...
  44. Confirmation?
  45. Looks like Central European
  46. Is it magnetic? If so it could be a piece of weathered shrapnel.
  47. Before the Nazis high-jacked the swastika it was a good luck symbol. "NAUL" probably stands for National Amalgamated Union of Labor in Britain.
  48. Good going!!
  49. Not a problem John, I consider your question a compliment. Fred
  50. Sorry none of the above are for sale. Anyone who wants one go to google search for it on the "shopping "tab and keep watching ebay. Be patient and get a nice one at a fair price.
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