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#104271 05/20/2006 11:26 AM
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This medal is by far my favorite of all German Medals.

Please post yours!

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#104273 05/20/2006 11:28 AM
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Here are my 1937 versions. Notice the three known variants of this medal... two are in silver and one is in silverwashed zinc(the silver has long evaporated).

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#104274 05/20/2006 11:31 AM
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Here is the marking on the brighter of the two silver medals.

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#104275 05/20/2006 11:32 AM
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Here is the maker mark on the rim of the more oxidized silver medal. There is no marking on the zinc medal

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#104276 05/20/2006 11:34 AM
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Here are some ribbon bars with this ribbon.

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#104277 05/20/2006 11:35 AM
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More ribbons...

Now lets see yours!

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#104278 05/20/2006 02:56 PM
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Yes! Would like to see more examples. Smile

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#104279 05/20/2006 03:11 PM
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The funny thing is that each Germanic Kindom had it's own Lifesaving medal. I have only been able to find the Prussian Imperial and Third Reich Versions.

The others are VERY rare. I have only seen one other, a Saxon!


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#104280 05/21/2006 02:20 AM
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Link to an older thread showing a 1933 version.

Link lost!


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#104281 05/21/2006 02:51 AM
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Thanks derjager!

I will look it over.

Lets keep the Lifesaving Medals coming!


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#104282 05/21/2006 09:18 PM
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Here are the three I have.

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#104283 05/21/2006 09:19 PM
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#104284 05/21/2006 09:22 PM
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Also a table medal.

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#104285 05/21/2006 09:23 PM
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Reverse.

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#104286 05/21/2006 09:29 PM
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Raymond and Paul,,very nice medals,thanks for sharing...DAVE H

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Raymond,

Spendid medals!! Do any of them have any markings? I love the patina on the center medal!

SADolch,

Thanks for your kind comments! I crave these medals as many do the Knights Cross. The funny thing is that awarded specimens are far rarer, IMHO.

Regards
Paul


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#104288 05/22/2006 01:55 AM
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Paul and Dave,thanks.This is a beautifully designed medal and under appriciated one at that.There are no marking on any of the medals.The three look to be plated zinc.

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Thanks for your replies. These medals are definately under appreciated, value wise. May they stay that way... for a least a little while longer!

Seriously, the desireablity in these pieces must be picking up as the prices have really started to sky rocket! The collector's guild is selling one for 800 dollars! Eek If prices were based on rarity, this would be a bargain. Yet when compared to what they were going for a couple of years ago, this price is simply insane.


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#104290 07/02/2006 09:49 PM
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There is an example on the following site.
http://www.therupturedduck.com/WebPages/Medals/Medals/m...ins%20and%20Pinbacks
Item M-347a for those that might wish to look.

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#104291 07/28/2006 05:50 PM
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It does not seem to be there anymore :-(

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Must have sold. I should have asked Bill Shea about the possibility of saving the image to this site for posterity.

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#104293 07/28/2006 09:32 PM
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Do you remember how much he was selling it for?

Paul

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Sorry, I do not recall. Will keep my eyes open for others.
Sent you an e-mail. Smile

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#104295 07/28/2006 10:20 PM
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Joe,

Thank you for the email. It was some of the best "text" I have read in a long time! :-)

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I just picked this one up and wanted to post it. Hope you like it.
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