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Bill,

These are such a treat to see. Have you been able to research it yet? Mine also comes from Berlin and is very heavy. If I can find the time to photograph it I'll post it. Thanks.

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Hi Mikee,

Haven't had time to check into that yet, just completing the deal for the Nordhausen Amtskette. Hope you'll get a chance to post your chain soon, looking forward to it. wink

Best!

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Gents,

Here's a handsome shooting medal we don't see very often, a 103 year old Bavarian example. The obverse features a bust of Prinz Alfons, protector of Bavaria. The reverse details the event as the 300th anniversary festival shooting competition, held in Dachau, in 1911. The heavy medallion is made of silvered-bronze by the firm of C. Poellath of Schrobenhausen, and is nicely detailed.

Hope you guys are all well and working on your collections.

Best regards!

Bill

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Bill,

Another very nice medal. You sure can dig them up and I really like that one! I think I have two shooting medals from this period, but they don't even come close to yours.

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I finally found some time to post my Bird Chain which came from a Berlin shooting club called "Frei Borussia" which means Free Prussia. It has a lot of history to Berlin, Castle Sch�nholz and the owner Hans Retschlag. The chain dates from 1905-1931. Hope you like it and thanks for looking!

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Mikee,

Now that's impressive!

Thank you for taking time to share your lovely chain with us, I've never seen a pattern quite like this beauty before. Is that the original case, too?

This has to be the most intricate K�nig's chain I've seen to date, just so much to capture the eye and imagination. The mixture of gilded and silver appointments adds generously to its regal look. The complex combination of crowns, eagles and shooting motifs are a feast for the eyes. It must have been a tedious undertaking just to assemble and connect all the links properly.

On top of the great design and construction the condition is simply marvelous. From here it looks like the day it was made, no doubt a result of proper conservation over the years.

Truly a joy to behold ...

Well done sir Mikee, well done.

Best regards from Philadelphia!

Bill

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So many beautiful pieces shared here. Too much for words from me.

Thank you all.

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Another old favorite of mine.

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