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Gaspare #333258 11/18/2017 06:28 AM
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I cut, cleared up and,,,,, A nice clear shot,,of nothing. A ring but nothing on it frown
Dam,,hate posting here...
Remember IF you have a [big] shot and the ring is clear and recognizable,,please send to my email we still have to for me to add it to the project.

So all that looking and nothing. Many photos of soldiers wearing rings,,but nothing to be seen clearly/ big enough..

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what a shame with some of these near miss photos.. Full view,,and the close up..

Bet thats a dam interesting ring!!

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Gaspare #338728 06/15/2018 04:11 AM
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Yes, many many photos show the men wearing rings. Doesn't matter what branch I've seen them on all!

IF we could just get a better view eek

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Gaspare #338778 06/22/2018 03:53 PM
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very interesting, many thx for sharing

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here's another one.. A great photo.. Appears he's wearing a DAK ring.. The square ish type,,with the emblems soldered on sides and front

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tried making it bigger,,that didn't work,, tried clearer,,nothing.. Just not enough original focus when taken.. Shame,,would have been a great photo,,,but just another near miss!

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Looks like an Eiffel Tower ring possibly

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Almost hate to make posts on this topic! . Really though when you look you'll see many photos someone in the photo will be wearing a ring.. It's finding the clear shot where the ring is identifiable is VERY hard to find!!

This looks very promising,,,,,,,

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Gaspare #339097 07/18/2018 11:05 PM
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you crop,,play around with a photo editor,,try everything you can,,,,and you still end up with this ,,,, a near miss frown

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Gaspare #339150 07/23/2018 07:02 PM
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Gaspare, this is a photo of my sales
DAK ring

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Gaspare #339154 07/23/2018 09:23 PM
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Cool ring. Palm on the front?

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thats the thing!! just out of focus enough to drive you crazy!! I think it is one of the Italian made,,square front,,with the gold plated emblems on side.. But what are they? we just can;t see ..!

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how about this one

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Great photo! We can see everything,,just can't make out that ring!,, a near miss for sure........

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I believe it to be a dak ring, I have a ring with the same face, but I cannot post a pic, its an arab on a camel

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yeah,,here's another.. when I 1st saw it,,, I thought it had promise.. But the closer I looked,,I knew,,,a near miss! frown

maybe a Krim ring? who knows,,,too much glare, not good enough focus,,dam!!

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Gaspare #340782 11/26/2018 05:44 AM
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Yes!! saw Snipers photo.. That IS a DAK ring. Can't see exactly. Snipers photo on the page before really shows it best.. Here's 2 more..

Think the photo has been sold but you can always check with him... Great shot,,probably should have gotten it,,another near miss for me! wink

So combine photo on previous page here and these 2 and is's safe to say its a DAK ring..

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Gaspare #340783 11/26/2018 04:44 PM
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I did think this pattern being a postwar fantasy, but it seems I was wrong

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Originally Posted by Ric Ferrari
I did think this pattern being a postwar fantasy, but it seems I was wrong

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Originally Posted by Ric Ferrari
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I did think this pattern being a postwar fantasy, but it seems I was wrong

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See my friend

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Gaspare #340796 11/27/2018 07:16 PM
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RAD soldier and anchor ring. Your opinions on this combination

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sniper33 #340810 11/28/2018 04:59 AM
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Anchor ring!? , you have much better eyes than me my friend!! I can't make that out at all.................

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for those searching photos you must be very careful. What is advertised isn't always what you get...

This guy advertised wearing a skull ring.. anyone see one?? I asked the seller for a better/clearer shot. I moved it around, photo shopped it,,but nothing really to see..

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- this one I thought stood a chance.. Some you just can't enlarge unless you have the photo in hand.. I did not take a chance on it. Might have been interesting in hand!


A photo guy told me those items at the edges of the photo sometimes depending on how photographed will not be in focus.. Usually for me,,if the ring isn't recognizable without editing in the photo etc. your not going to get a clear image.. Careful with photos guys!

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Gaspare #348191 12/11/2020 09:45 AM
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About being carefully with photos..,Once I ordered on Ebay a vintage inkpot with a nice label.... Having the inkpot in hands, it had a lot more! inkspots on the label !!....they had edited it ; digital removed some inkspots on the ebay-picture :) . Ofcourse, this here is a very obvious example of editing photos . Receiving an edited photo it is a greater problem!

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Gaspare #348207 12/11/2020 05:50 PM
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Benten, you are so right! More and more photos are being played with. This example is very old :

Man standing is the Authentic ,unedited/played with photo.

Woman hanging is the FAKE!

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another old set of played with photos...

My friend from Poland said to be very careful as the newer programs from the last 5 years. The more clear a weird or ring thought to be fantasy is the more likely it is photoshopped or 'morphed'..
To add a ring,,brooch, ribbon bar, award, etc. is very easily done now.

- soldiers with just the geese is the original,,,hanging is the altered..

Paratrooper is a complete fantasy. A modern photo in a old frame...

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Gaspare #349729 06/05/2021 06:05 AM
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this is a a photo I recently missed. 2 min. left to auction,,the photo was inexpensive, no one watching it,,, and I thought I'd win it for sure,, well I didn't dam it! mad

So we have a Luft officer. To me it looks like he's wearing a 'Norge' type ring! Bet a little editing and it would have come up rather good.. Or,, maybe I'm seeing what I want to crazy grin

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Yes Norge Luftwaffe

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Yes that last one right above I agree with S33.. That is one of the Norge rings.. A bit clearer and could be useful,,,maybe some of the newer equipment [?]..

Yeah a topic everyone hates to post in.. I still have a small stack of photos I have to try but really don't have hope in.. My buddy got a new scanner/printer so I retried a photo from this topic. Luft officer and wife... Here it is again,,,,and again,,a near miss,,,nothing to recognize here.. frown

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Gaspare #359699 11/11/2023 08:38 PM
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this plain sucks.............

another I had a bit of hope in.. I never pay more for a few dollars for these ... Most do not pan out . Like this one,,KM guy relaxing,,but can't tell what the hell that ring is... frown...

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last one for today... Nice little family..

Thought maybe that ring could be something recognizable,,,but no....

In wear photos are hard to find.. Photos back then focused differently.... I'll sometimes sit an hour,, hour and half going thru photo after photo after photo... Every once in a while a winner.. But they are few and far between....... this,,another near miss..

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Gaspare #359702 11/11/2023 09:39 PM
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No digital photography back then. High definition resolution is probably impossible, regardless of your technology. I imagine the best bet is if there's an original close-up pic from the war.

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Gaspare, this nice family picture is probably taken at the photographer’s studio with a nice bench and neutral background. I also have made this picture darker, lighter and tried some more settings ; even upsite down can sometimes give a better vieuw smile
For me, the soldier’s ring and the wife’s necklace are not clear enough for determination . It is a well composed photo .




Stephen, I agree, the pictures then have to be taken sharp, with those camera’s .
I remember in the sixties, it was always a gamble when I got back my pictures from the photographer, were they sharp or not?! Even when some were blurry I still had to pay for them all smile

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A picture that fits in this topic. Not clear, but may be it is a high spiral- Westwall ring ?

This picture shows a soldier in a bunker; a fragment of a Westwall documentary; title free translated: "From NS-stronghold to green strip-nature."

Also nice to see are the daily items as the long toothbrush and quality shaving brush.

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Nice shot Benten,,,, Yeah that looks like a high spiral type WW.

Benten,,on your scanner. Preview the shot. Then crop down to just the hand. Then put setting on 1200dpi... Some only go to 600dpi,,but worth the chance.. The go to edit program and enlarge to 200% , 300% etc...and see if you get anything.... I played around with your photo a bit :

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G. Thanks for this info.

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Well heres a photo I'm clearing off my drive....

When I first saw it I thought for sure something was there!


But after some cropping, editing etc,,,,its just ,another near miss frown - But a real nice signet ring he got himself!

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A near miss indeed G. But a very nice picture with signet ring! The band is wide.

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