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#185233 10/26/2007 02:49 AM
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CLEMENT

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BRUCHNER

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KOSCHULA

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RAMSPERGER

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STUBE

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GEBRUZKY

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WOW!

#185244 10/26/2007 01:09 PM
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I doubt someone has more rings. Thanks for posting John (Lord od the rings).

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Beautiful assemblage, a retirement fund in a small package. Any info of note on the previous owners???

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I have another that I didn't show in this assembledge which is attributed to SS General Bader.

Also, the above Rampsperegr ring was also a General.

Koschula was in the SD.

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SSplendid!


In Memory of Joe Mann
Medal of Honor Recipient
July 8, 1922 �
September 19, 1944



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Magnificent John! Those specimens are a living history lesson in themselves. Do you have a dossier on each man?

Mark Cool

#185249 10/26/2007 08:11 PM
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Mark,

A few of them I do have their personnel files. A couple I've never ventured into any research.

John

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holy cow! thoes late model rings are beautiful!

#185251 10/27/2007 09:27 PM
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John - You have a very impressive ring collection. However, I know that it is only a small part of an even more impressive and nicely displayed militaria collection.

John

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#185252 10/29/2007 07:24 PM
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John, with topics disappearing,, I'd like to thank you for showing us some quick shots at part of your collection of rings..
Just looking at the photos these rings scream out at you they're original..Thanks again...,G.

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I haven't been here in a while,and i think i was moaning a bit the last time i was here about there being too many PP rings,and not enough Tottenkopf's.

Damn...glad i looked in tonight!

If you are selling the whole collection at some point,deal me in Smile

#185254 10/30/2007 02:11 AM
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Iain,

Everything has a price.

Although I'm really not wanting to sell my collection, as I say, everything has a price and as such, if you have a sincere interest, please advise me and we will talk.

John

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John, thanks for the look quite a lovely group you have there. Eek


Makes me think what else do you have tucked away? Wink

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I am a novice John, I haven't stopped thinking and am in awe of your ring collection. I was wondering between your rings, what price range do they cover? Where do I start looking for these tiny pieces of history? Thanks in advance. Paul Mann


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#185257 01/26/2008 08:36 PM
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I am late,but i only can say superb !

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better nate than lever


In Memory of Joe Mann
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September 19, 1944



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That is incredible.I have never seen so many at one time.

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Breath taking! I can only dream of owning one, let alone nine! Question . . . is the red and green colour I see on many of the rings in their individual photos, a trick of the camera/lighting or have wax casts been taken of each ring? ~ Ian


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#185261 04/20/2010 02:42 AM
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John,
Did this Latvian dealer buy your "Clement" SSTK?
It shows all the same markings like the gash over the skulls right eye.
http://www.epier.com/product.asp?1994061
Looks like he even likes your photo skills! Eek

Regards,
-serge-

#185262 04/20/2010 04:34 AM
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serge,

I still have my Clement ring and it has never been out of my hands.

Absolutely for sure he has stolen or hijacked my photos and is using them on e-pier. The ring that he is picturing are my photos and not a remake. Look at the individual photos, back round, lighting and shadows.

As said many times on this forum, Buyer Beware and know who you're dealing with and always get an iron clad money back guarantee.

Regards,

John

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Great eyes Serge and way to be on the look out.

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Another Scammer this time from Latvia.

He has a slew of SS items on e-pier which photos are obviously stolen from their owners.

John,
You know all the SS collectors. You might see something more there that is familiar.
Here are three more items he has listed - there are many more.

-serge-



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His listings are being taken down.

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Yes, looks like the ad is now closed...

John,,did your ring have this green on it. Doesn't show up on your photo on page 1 here [?]

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As near as I can tell this is a picture of the same ring I emailed you the other evening and I believe it says "Clement" on the inside with a 21 12 44 award date. The ad I had found is still apparentely up on Epier.

http://www.epier.com/product.asp?1994061#fulldesc
Jim

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Gaspare,

It is absolutely for sure that the pictures that the guy is using to sell on e-pier is my ring. Mine still does have some of the green verdigris but some has been rubbed off over time.

Kris L. has cracked the mystery and has found that some crumb had pirated many photos from his and others web sites and was using them for his sales on e-pier. Subsequently, Kris has had all of his auctions rescinded. Kudos to Kris the sleuth.

John

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Kris The Scam Buster!
Good go Kris.

-serge-

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Great old topic.. Good to see Johns collection again. Wonder what happens to it.. I really miss John he was such a good guy..

Clearing some files off my PC. Guess this auction or sale over[?].
Appears to be an authentic HR.
Kessler? is that correct name?

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Agree with you, Gaspare. The demise of John is a loss to our community. A huge knowledge has been gone.

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Looking at these rings right now....WOW! Impressive bud!


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Outstanding.

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hey guys check out the Bittrich, Ramsperger and Hardieck HRs also pinned here.. GDC has some of the finest /valuable HRs out there!!

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Originally Posted By: Gaspare
Great old topic.. Good to see Johns collection again. Wonder what happens to it.. I really miss John he was such a good guy..

Clearing some files off my PC. Guess this auction or sale over[?].
Appears to be an authentic HR.
Kessler? is that correct name?


Yes, "Keler" and the "" stands for "ss" (2 "s").


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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I too had heard the collection was sold, perhaps at auction?

Mark

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Yes. It was a special section at hermann historica. Listed as pepera collection, really quite impressive. It can be viewed through their archived past auctions, but you have to create a login.

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My jealousy knows no bounds! Thanks for sharing such an amazing group with the forum!

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Very nice, John! And here is my collection...
Martin

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Hi Martin-
Mr. Don Boyle and I were looking at your website on my phone at the max last weekend...Gaspare started the thread here last week pertaining to your site, and that you were seeking info on one particular ring and that there is a book in the works? New honor ring book?
Mr. Boyle mentioned he'd seen a picture of a pile of rings, this must be it... Mr Boyle didn't mention whether these were authentic or not, nor did I ask, and I'm not raising it as a question of authenticity either- that's another discussion altogether...Im just curious as to what your site is about? (especially since we can't read Czech-) And the (is it) "Darovaku?" ring? What is the story with that ring?

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Hi,
all the rings are authentic and 99% of them saw Don Boyle. Yes, Im finishing with the new book on Totenkopfring. It will be in Czech language, but full of photos. I have 23 rings to date and profile of all 23 bearers will be published in that book.
For example:
F.X. Schwarz
Karl Ullrich
Herbert Schulze
Robert Gies
Emil Klein...

Take a look at this photo - Don "King Ring" Boyle with half of my collection wink

"Darovk" means "The ring which was donated" by Himmler. It is Czech slang smile

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Great picture- instant classic. I'd smile like that too if I had a dozen hrs in my hand, but I was thrilled enough to see militarynut's half dozen or so original HRs at the MAX last week! Thanks for the pic Martin, nice to meet u-
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Nice to meet you too, Mike!

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Always look forward to new honor ring material! Ron

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* Martin,,welcome to the forum.. What a treat you have posted for us! Thanks so much..
There are plenty of back pages [65] to view and enjoy so please have a good time here...,Gaspare

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Hi all owner of sshr !!! )))
I wanna up it topic and ask :
anybody can show my sshr of 44 years ?

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I want to add this here ,,so some who didn't know john will realize what a wonderful collection he had and was a good guy... Him and Joe W. spent their own money and had some of the first testing done on the HRs..

A short while ago here and on WAF there was much controversy about the HR. Don this, Don that. Craig that, this guy that. Extreme microscopes in the hands of those who could not interpret their readings correctly.. Rings are not medals/awards.. They are different in many ways ans the HR the most strange.

Thru Andy I met Don and became friendly...I respect Don,,he was a pioneer of the HR....

Todays technology is something ! Our dear Italian member/friend was quite adamant about Don is wrong, this or that is right,,its a new day.. Well,,lets just say they are both right, both wrong.. I found a small article about the HR with a tiny drawing and sent it to our Italian member.. A guess a little shocked but we came to an agreement... Maybe hes is writing a 2nd book about the HR?. But I made sure my period line drawing was small, not so clear, maybe missing something...

There are some nice HRs shown here to study. Those of you who have the 'one lookers' feel good and proud and hold on to them,,the market will get better and they are something special..... , enjoy and happy hunting, G.

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: Link Credit WAF:

Posting this here again to honor Peps collecting career.

No need to be a member there as the photos don't matter that much.. But if your interested in the HR construction 'debate',, I urge you to read the last couple pages;, thanks, Gaspare

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1002038&page=4


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Just looking through some old threads and really like this one as John had some great looking rings. Always enjoyed seeing them. Ron

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