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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. Thank you keramikos, that is fantastic. I will pass that along to the Iola Historical Society.
  2. Fantastic Badge!!
  3. I've seen some of the stills; don't think I could stomach a video.
  4. The uniforms look Swiss. At least some of the "women" look like drag queens. They make celibacy look like the best option.
  5. Love the music; hate the 8 tracks. Glad we have the discs.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. These are German combat veterans of the Franco-Prussian War and the photo was taken in Germany. Great photo!!
  9. Blunderbuss wait until you see the string section; they all have bows but no arrows.
  10. I hope you also have his papers and some photo's of him in uniform safely stashed away.
  11. With that long sloping back end parallel parking would be a real challenge.
  12. 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!
  13. 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...
  14. What is really neat is that they list prices of what the traveler should expect to pay and leave in tips!
  15. Great site IVAN, Thanks!
  16. 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...
  17. The more I think about it my first guess would be Slovenia
  18. Just a guess; Croatia or Romania.
  19. Thanks Collectomaniac. In today's politically correct environment I like to think of them as attitude adjustment devices.
  20. Just found out that this medal was awarded in 1896.
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. Fantastic!
  24. Scott the reverse is blank and without any clues other than what is left of the pin. Thanks for asking.
  25. 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...
  26. 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 ...
  27. ...and the guys never gave their seats to the ladies!
  28. Thanks everyone!
  29. TA is correct!
  30. This will be a classic some day if you put it in a time capsule now.
  31. 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...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Confirmation?
  34. Looks like Central European
  35. Is it magnetic? If so it could be a piece of weathered shrapnel.
  36. Before the Nazis high-jacked the swastika it was a good luck symbol. "NAUL" probably stands for National Amalgamated Union of Labor in Britain.
  37. Good going!!
  38. Not a problem John, I consider your question a compliment. Fred
  39. 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.
  40. Yes I do. I own all pictured above.
  41. Thanks everyone, I appreciate all of you comments both pro and con.
  42. Scott, agree with you about the political forum. Xenophobe and Racist in my opinion are two of the most currently misused words in the English language. We will never agree on how those words are use...
  43. I just deleted 3 vile borderline criminal comments and Scott's. I have always been delighted with Scotts input in the past but this one is pure BS. Next time anyone here posts that they think shoot...
  44. Thanks bijou
  45. Early version of Chiquita Banana ?
  46. That would be "Maintenance of Way" which is what railroads called track workers. The number of four zeros is interesting.
  47. The one pictured is dated year 3 = 1914. Lots of modern fakes out there. Genuine examples are .890 fine silver, 39 mm in diameter and weigh 26.4 grams. edges vary from plain to reeded, engrailed ci...
  48. Very nice with no enamel damage. Could be for service during the Korean War.
  49. "Beautiful" = after the graffiti artist finish.
  50. Thanks Oroyo... great music! Yes Caperkid SNL should be good .
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