Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#260992 03/04/2012 05:51 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,999
Likes: 1
OP Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,999
Likes: 1
Yup sometimes I collect too!! grin Patrice quality

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 566
Offline
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 566
Paul,

You ask, "What does Mint look like"?

I believe this piece to be the perfect definition!!! You could probably look the rest of your life and not find one better.

Wow, fantastic find!!!
Congratulations.

Rich

Last edited by Pitbull63; 03/04/2012 06:29 PM.

In memory of my loyal companion Nitro.
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,794
Likes: 15
Offline
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,794
Likes: 15
Now that is one sweet German Cross, Paul.

Some people would call that Mega-Mint, or Mint, Mint, Mint or some such term.

Nice find,

John


Always looking for Eickhorns and etched bayonets.
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 6,304
P
Offline
P
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 6,304

Hey Paul, that is one stunning piece, is the DKiG completely sealed or can we have a look at it ?

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,999
Likes: 1
OP Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,999
Likes: 1
Virgin my friend, even the air inside the cello is pre-1945 grin straight from the Vet's family on the west coast. The guy was a a high ranking officer. The Vet's sister, thinking she was doing good took this one, (another, not the 1st) out to show me what they looked like in some pics. frown

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 6,304
P
Offline
P
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 6,304
Simply incredible !!!! smile

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 566
Offline
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 566

I have often wondered what a dealers collection would look like. I've always thought in my mind that it would consist of, "the best of the best". I think this piece proves my theory. We will all die very old men trying to find a better example than this. I don't believe one exists.
Amazing...

Rich


In memory of my loyal companion Nitro.
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,999
Likes: 1
OP Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,999
Likes: 1
Thanks Guys, I'm pretty pumped. smile
See how the swas's "memory" is indented right into the silk on the top of the case and how the cello left impressions on the flocking? Very cool.

Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,290
Offline
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,290
Paul fantastic congratulations I bet your email is on fire!


Collecting Interests - Heer Daggers - Waffenrock - Portraits - http://WW2-Collector.com
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,694
Likes: 1
Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,694
Likes: 1
I gotta be careful not slip on mu drool that is on the floor!! Awesome Paul!! Never seen anything like it!! Congrats


Historical Stewardship is a Trusted Honor that must be kept!
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,570
Likes: 27
Online Content
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,570
Likes: 27
Pitt,

The best collection I have ever seen is Tom Wittmann's. Look on his website and you can see it!

Dave

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 566
Offline
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 566
Dave,

I've browsed through those pictures a few times, and I might add, till I got to the last page, my keyboard was full of drool. grin

Rich


In memory of my loyal companion Nitro.
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,303
JME Offline
Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,303
Hi Paul,
Well I am speechless. I don't believe you can find another one like it. This is outstanding! Congratulations are in order! Jürgen

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,116
Offline
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,116
Triple dog, factory fresh, stone cold 1 looker Über ultra mega mint, wow.


Doug
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 546
J
Offline
J
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 546
but where's the outer protective box & the outer shipping box ????
"near mint".....joking Paul ! seldom find these anywhere,anymore.
thanks for showing us Paul.

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 623
L
Offline
L
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 623
Originally Posted By: lakesidetrader
Virgin my friend, even the air inside the cello is pre-1945 grin straight from the Vet's family on the west coast. The guy was a a high ranking officer. The Vet's sister, thinking she was doing good took this one, (another, not the 1st) out to show me what they looked like in some pics. frown

WOW!!! Brand NEW!

Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,978
Offline
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,978
Pauly,

Things like this are once, maybe twice, in-a-lifetime finds for most of us! You've really gone and done it this time - how in heck are you ever going to 'out-do' yourself now, wiseguy ..?! grin grin grin

Absolutely beautiful, old dog! Thanks for letting us see that gem.

Best!

Bill

Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,610
S
Offline
S
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,610
Just astonishing to see a German Cross in that kind of "mint" condition. shocked

Congrats Paul !

Serge

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 594
S
Offline
S
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 594
Wonderful find Paul, congratulations!

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,043
Likes: 14
Offline
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,043
Likes: 14
Paul,

Well done, like Willi said, a once or twice in a lifetime find.


GDC Gold Badge #290
GDC Silver Badge #310
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 4,898
Likes: 4
Offline
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 4,898
Likes: 4
For those of us who ran into US Vets who were involved with raiding the stockpile at Schloss Klessheim (Burmeister, Hritz, myself and a few others) sights like this remind us of the good ole days. I still have my RKKVK w/ Swords, DKiG and DKiS, AO 2nd cased, 3rd cased and 4th Cl loose and some EKI and EK I 1914 Bars Boxed in the collection.


MAX CHARTER MEMBER

LIFE MEMBER OVMS
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 564
Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 564
Hi Paul how are you my friend, I haven't been on in quite a while but I saw this
post and wow that would have to be the most pristine DKIG that I've ever seen, great score.

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,303
Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,303
Paul,

That is AMAZING!!!

Thank you for the photos!
Just THE best!!!

Congratulations!

Johnny


Silver Badge #0398

My Avatar = My dagger security system! wink
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 200
M
Offline
M
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 200
Looking at that cross, the sharp cuttings, the detail, the depth of color and all else, its almost like being in church.....THANKS for sharing, Peace, Mark

Last edited by Mark Giannullo; 06/03/2012 01:11 PM.
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 739
ETF Offline
Offline
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 739
Beautiful Paul. That is one gorgeous piece. Thanks for sharing.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,217,265 SS Bayonets
1,716,237 Teno Insignia Set
1,080,643 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
Real german Heer sword ???
by Cotoroanta - 06/20/2022 07:13 PM
Real german Heer sword ???
by Cotoroanta - 06/20/2022 05:51 PM
VERY RARE DOUBLE-ETCH
by Von Ryan - 06/19/2022 06:48 PM
Dakring 1942 without Swastica
by benten - 06/19/2022 06:46 PM
Quality Reproduction
by ABTmRw - 06/18/2022 12:55 AM
Latest New Posts
Real german Heer sword ???
by ORPO - 06/24/2022 03:00 PM
Imperial artillery lion head... with doll's eyes
by Herman V. (aka Herr Mann) - 06/23/2022 09:17 PM
Luft visors and things!
by pvon - 06/23/2022 06:44 PM
Reference Books for Sale
by JohnZ - 06/23/2022 12:30 AM
Real german Heer sword ???
by ORPO - 06/22/2022 06:46 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics31,185
Posts323,133
Members7,172
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
11 members (Tanker, Vern, Jonesy, seany, Dave, Sarcasmos, Nietzsche, ed773, colt, Documentalist, benten), 40 guests, and 99 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5