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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. The motto and black and white checker design are Prussian.
  2. " 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...
  3. Wonder if there was a burglary near by?
  4. Thanks Manikin.
  5. 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 ...
  6. Thanks for the nice thought. Careful, you might even become a badge collector yourself.
  7. Thanks! Small town life looks even better with every news cast I watch.
  8. 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 ...
  9. My Guess would be each star is 5 years.
  10. I used a scanner. Saved it to my computer and then posted it here. Give it a try!
  11. Thanks Ivan!
  12. Thanks Ivan.
  13. Thanks Bill, it does help.
  14. Thanks elanski
  15. Just a guess Estonian Observation Corp
  16. Your welcome!
  17. 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.
  18. Thanks Lata! I think you are right.
  19. Thanks racer, I'm sure there were a lot of skilled people interned there since the camp held POW's and civilian internees.
  20. Thank you Newfld. It is a very interesting field.
  21. Beautiful city, been there several times but never knew of that museum!
  22. Great Album. Allan died way too soon.
  23. The Treasure of Sierra Madre I think.
  24. 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.
  25. I agree with you keramikos. The lesson in this is that all government units should keep their election ballots updated and current.
  26. The left coin looks like a Sasanian coin
  27. 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. ...
  28. The mugs have various city coats of arms.
  29. The first two pictures, my guess would be Oregon National guard.
  30. Looks like the Pope and John Bull (Great Britain) are playing chess and the Pope isn't as good as he thinks he is.
  31. I have just been told off line that the W.A.S. are probably the original owners initials.
  32. The young lady looks like a silent film movie star! Could be 1920's. The brooch could be older.
  33. Thanks again keramikos, sounds like you know Chicago a lot better than I do.
  34. Thanks keramikos! I never thought of looking up the address.
  35. Soval is the best known maker for making original quality post war daggers but at least they altered their makers mark. Didn't know about the patches since I don't mess with them that much.
  36. Interesting thought, I will have to keep my eyes open for such a source. I remember back it the 1970's when I bought boxes of IC's and other German medals from a US vet's estate who had liberated the...
  37. Thanks BB, Can you share the source with us? I am always ready to learn.
  38. Thanks BB, regarding the Iron Crosses, I suppose anything is possible. I am a suspicious sort though and think people will say anything to sell a fantasy / fake.
  39. Good question zombie. They are fairly rare especially in nicer condition. The type of agency that issued them also effects prices. The Milwaukee County Deputy I would estimate at 200.00 plus while th...
  40. Keep the dollar and spend the quarter.
  41. Just a guess: top center; king of Italy and Orlando. Lower center; Wilson and his Sec. of State. Right 3 Italian soldiers.
  42. For those who are wondering, the Watzmann is the snow covered mountain in the background of this picture post card.
  43. 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...
  44. Thanks Newfld, I like the old fashioned 1920-30's style pants. I can't remember ever seeing them on medals before.
  45. Correction: six point stars, don't know why I wrote five.
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Switzerland 1/2 franc 1948, silver. Current types are of same designs but in copper-nickel.
  50. Looks like cast bronze or brass religious medal of very minimal value.
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