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#359508 10/25/2023 04:34 PM
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Any interest in campaign shields?

I'll start with a Kuban. Magnetic, with side tabs. Unknown maker as far as I know.

Post em if you got em. wink

--dj--Joe

Added a more true-to-color image.

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derjager #359509 10/25/2023 05:24 PM
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Sorry, can’t help as I do not have any. blush


"Much that once was, is lost, for none now live who remember it"

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The Kuban Ärmelschild was instituted 21 September 1943. Awarded for service at the Kuban Bridgehead between February 1943 and October 1943. Worn on the left upper sleeve of the uniform. Backed by a piece of cloth matching the recipients branch of service.
Award criteria for Heer and auxiliary forces was, -

Served at the bridgehead in the Kuban region for 60 days.
Wounded while serving at the bridgehead.
Engaged in one major operation at the bridgehead.

Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe personnel were awarded the shield based on a point system.


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derjager #359589 11/01/2023 07:21 PM
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Well, this topic fell flat. No interest in campaign shields?

--dj--Joe


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derjager #359596 11/02/2023 01:08 AM
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Joe,,, years ago they were either good or bad.. Now the last 20 years everything is a rare variant this, rare issue that... They aren't rocket science.. They go to be the easiest thing to reproduce and I think by now most who saw they can tell the difference between the ones made in the 50s in Germany or the ones reproduced I've seen in mid 90s Warsaw,,,,well,,,for me I just leave them alone..

derjager #359598 11/02/2023 02:33 AM
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It is a fact. You have to do your homework to collect now. It's good to have a backup knowledge base to fall back on before you purchase. Books, notes, forums. There are many examples of reproduction campaign shields. Now you have to know your metals and finishes and cloth and paper types used during the period. A collector should use magnification. Use sight and sense of smell. The Kuban example is a worn period example. My photography is not the best. smile
It would be nice to see some other originals. Not just the "it came from so and so" stories. Not to long ago items could be obtained from the vets. foot locker. Taken with a grain of salt, you still had a good chance of period items. There are many good period examples out there. Each recipient was supposed to be issued multiple shields.
So, collectors, share em if you've got em. sleep

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derjager #359599 11/02/2023 08:03 AM
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As I mentioned earlier, not an area that I collected, but I had a search through my collection of images to see if there was anything there that may be of interest. Not a Kuban I'm afraid but a Krim.... Quite nicely detailed as well...

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derjager #359603 11/02/2023 04:26 PM
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Don, thank you. That is a nice in-wear image of a Krim shield. Both iron cross 1st. class and 2nd. class buttonhole ribbon. Wound badge, plus another buttonhole medal ribbon.
I have a Krim shield I could post. Will see if I can get some sharp close-ups of it.

--dj--Joe


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derjager #359604 11/02/2023 04:35 PM
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The Krim (Crimea), shield was instituted in July 1942.

Criteria for award was -

Served in the region for 3 months.
Engaged in one major combat operation.
Wounded, while serving in the region.


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derjager #359620 11/04/2023 09:14 PM
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krim shield. Attributed to Deumer, 2nd. type.
Zinc base metal. magnetic flat pins. Two of which are missing.
The piece of cloth is not factory applied nor is there a back plate. (The cloth piece came stuck to the backing of a relic Krim shield that had been cut from a uniform).

--dj--Joe

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derjager #359677 11/09/2023 02:10 PM
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An interesting looking piece Joe, thank you for showing it.

I'm still rummaging through my albums of photos & came across a Cholm in wear.... Not as nice quality as the other picture I posted above, but thought that I would post it anyway...

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derjager #359685 11/09/2023 10:53 PM
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Thank you Don. Nice image.

Cholm Shield - Instituted July 1, 1942.

Criteria for award -
Military personnel between January 21, 1942 - May 5, 1942.
Have served honorably within the Cholm pocket; or have
flown and landed at the airfield within the pocket for resupply operations.

I do not have a Cholm shield in my collection. Wanted one at one time but I got over it. smile

--dj--Joe


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derjager #359694 11/11/2023 03:59 PM
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Demjansk Shield.

Magnetic. Unknown maker.

--dj--Joe

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derjager #359695 11/11/2023 04:10 PM
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Demjansk shield.

Instituted, April 25, 1943.

Qualifying period - February 8, 1942 - April 21, 1942.

Award criteria for ground units - honorable service in the besieged area for 60 days, or if wounded.
Luftwaffe personnel, 50 combat or re-supply missions over the besieged area.


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derjager #359748 11/16/2023 05:31 PM
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Don,
Thank you for your contributions to this thread. Appreciated.

Gaspare,
Thank you for your comments. Reproductions have taken a toll on collecting.

--dj--Joe


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derjager #359754 11/17/2023 03:27 PM
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I'm just sorry that I have nothing more to contribute Joe, as you know combat items never were in my collecting field. I was surprised to find that I had the two images that I posted, I've no idea why I have them confused


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derjager #359764 11/18/2023 08:30 PM
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Don, without your contributions this thread would have ended at six posts.

Regards, --dj--Joe


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derjager #360520 01/28/2024 07:09 PM
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Narvik Shield.

Instituted on the 19th of August 1940.

Authorized for Officers and men of the Kriegsmarine/Luftwaffe/Heer. For participation in the battle for the port city of Narvik (Norwegian Campaign).

Qualification- participation in the battle between April 9th., 1940 - June 9th., 1940.

First award, March 21st, 1941.

The Kriegsmarine shield was gold on a blue cloth backing.
The Luftwaffe shield was silver on a blue-gray cloth backing.
The Heer shield was silver on a field-gray cloth backing.


Link to Vern's guide for the Campaign Arm Shields and Cuff Titles.
https://www.germandaggers.com/Gallery/AS.php


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derjager #360530 01/29/2024 12:14 AM
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Silver example. Attributed to Deumer. Came off one of the so-called sample boards.

--dj--Joe

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derjager #360531 01/29/2024 12:20 AM
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A gold Kriegsmarine, post war example.

--dj--Joe

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