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#139974 01/14/2006 09:12 PM
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Picked up this little beauty. Has a fine jeweler's inscription across the top that is tough to see but it translates to German Antler Contest 1909.I think this was a National competition. There is also a Roman numeral 9 for ninth place. It is hollow and a two piece riveted construction. Maker marked on the back and 800 with silver proofs. It was gilted at one time-a small amount remains. I like it a lot.

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#139975 01/14/2006 09:53 PM
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Houston,

Stunning piece and would look great hanging from a large set of capital hirsch antlers. You find some nice things.

#139976 01/14/2006 11:30 PM
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Great piece Houston. How long is the chain? Would this be worn around the neck or pinned to chothing?


GDC Gold Badge #290
GDC Silver Badge #310
#139977 01/15/2006 12:01 PM
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Houston,

Great find there, that's the first time I've seen a roe-buck skull used in place of a capital-Hirsch in the design, beautiful. That and the decorative flourishes really make it for me. Smile

It seems that the time-frame 1900-1914 produced some of the best looking civilian awards, prizes and decorations to be found. Maybe that long stretch of peace gave German craftsmen more time to devote their energies to the job at hand? There's just so much that's reflected in a little work of art like this...

Billy,

These little babies were meant to hang on the antler trophy itself, usually about three to four inches in length. Gary has a collection of these awards going full blast.

Dang! Another area to spend more time and money on! Big Grin

Bill

#139978 01/15/2006 02:11 PM
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I too love these things, they are always extremely well made, here's a few I have, I think that Bill maybe able to provide a couple better pictures as they are with him at the moment.

Gary

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#139979 01/15/2006 02:22 PM
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Here's another couple that are on there way from Germany.

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#139980 01/15/2006 02:23 PM
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This is one of the best ones I have ever seen.

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#139981 01/15/2006 02:24 PM
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#139982 01/15/2006 02:25 PM
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another from an ADJV competition.

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#139983 01/15/2006 02:26 PM
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#139984 01/15/2006 05:52 PM
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Gary,

Love the detail on these. Very nice collection and thanks for the look.

#139985 01/16/2006 08:36 PM
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Gents,

This is one of Gary's awards that dates from 1929 for a Jagdausstellung, not a Geweih or trophy-antler exhibit. This has to be one of the nicest examples I've seen of these so far,
the patina is just about perfect and has that even black/blue look about it. The reverse is hallmarked Silber 990.

I've been fiddling around with JPEG compressors
so I'm keeping my fingers crossed this image will turn out... here goes! Cool

Bill

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#139986 01/16/2006 10:01 PM
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Those are some fine medals-I just love this stuff-Here are a couple more

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#139987 01/24/2006 10:03 PM
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Gary,

Here's a shot of the three you requested... Wink

W~

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#139988 01/25/2006 10:02 PM
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Thanks for posting them Bill, I really like this trio, always got my eye out for more of them as well.

Houston, the small badge with the 25 underneath is I'm sure a Nurnberg Jagdschutz Badge, it might not have it on it but I have seen this design before with the double antler. I will try and find something in my files to confirm this.

Gary

#139989 01/25/2006 10:12 PM
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I knew I had something somewhere.

Gary

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#139990 01/26/2006 01:04 AM
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Wow Gary,

Those are nice. I will try and collect a few. Thanks for showing.

#139991 02/05/2006 04:35 PM
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Another good one for the pile ...

A small silver shield with a great handcut oakleaf motif. Smile

W~

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#139992 03/26/2006 02:28 PM
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Gents,

Here's an early hunting/trophy plaquette in bronze that will be one hundred years old come next year. The Germans called the city
Troppau, though it was located in Moravia and also known as Opava. It was a prosperous market center and was also earlier the capital of Austrian-Silesia.

The design is one of the finest representations of Saint Hubertus that I've ever seen, the old boy looks a dashing chap, a real Erol Flynn type!

The soft bronze patina-colors add subtle zest and depth to this nice award ... hope you might enjoy it and best regards!

Bill

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