Discussion in 'Militaria' started by C.Evans, Jun 13, 2003.
I cannot open the page? Has someone else this problem?
Hello Stevin -
Your url works for Detlev. Great sight. How about posting one for Jamie Cross over in England. Another good site to preview.
Oeh, and an interesting page about fakes:
We also need to add:
Peter v. Lukacs
Diane Schrieber at Brandenburg Historica.
and Janet & Alden Hamilton at Blackcrossmilitaria. These are all my favorite dealers.
I'll start with Black Cross Militaria and get the rest later.
Ok Carl how about you and the other afficiendo's of fine Militaria goods, please list the excellent web-sites of the outfits you all have dealt with. No posers please !
All right Erich, I'll confess -
For me personally, I am NOT a big fan of doing business with a lot of dealers over the internet. I am of the old school ( because I'M OLD maybe! ), in which I enjoy searching out, and looking at the award, document, or what ever it might be directly. In this way, not only does one have the opportunity to review an item in person, you can also run the risk of being taken by a party on the internet. I mean, if one lives in Portland, Oregon, and you attempt to do dealings with some party over in Europe, and the money is sent, and you don't like what you get, well, how often is one able to fly over to Europe and even then try to square things up?
But, I do deal with a couple of parties on the web, and both have been very good to me over the years -
That's it for me. Other than that, I have dealt with individual parties every where, Holland, Germany, England, France, Canada, all over the U.S., and Denmark. In every case I have been able to make new contacts with other collectors who have helped me out, and I hopefully with them by sharing information, buying and selling of awards, etc.
Not only that, but, it seems to me that one gets a better deal with another collector as they understand more about the interest in the history of the period, and the preservation of it, even if it is just in their own small way by acquiring a few, or many items from the time. Dealers, but obviously not all dealers, sometimes seem to not care as much about the hobby, but more so about the dollar, euro, or what ever currency is being used.
Anyway, I'm rambling, but for me, I usually only cruise through Detlev Niemann, and Jamie Cross.
Years ago, when Alden Hamilton of Black Cross Militaria started out, I used to check with him on items, but haven't done so for a long, long, time, so I'll leave that review up to Carl.
By the way, wouldn't it be nice if our collectors could post their "for sale" items here as on some other forums, directly with pictures? Perhaps in the future?
Be good to each other.
[ 16. June 2003, 11:18 PM: Message edited by: Bill Smith ]
Agree to that Bill ! I have found that this works in a somewhat similiar way with specialized books. Trouble dealing with a firm in Deutschland and not being able to see the books contents except for a possible pic/scan of the cover. Been had a few times but then again have come across some pretty neat little items.
I figure Bill that had to be at least 2/3 that you usually frequent though as U mentioned if a show is in the area and reputable dealers are on board to show "their" wares then what a perfect oppourtunity to see first hand the real/fake item
~E interesting to me to compare prices from 7/8 different sites on a singular item......
I can vouch that Blackcrossmilitaria is a great site to buy from--and a bit more expensive but--VERY little worries on getting a bad item.
In all the years I have bought from Janet, and all the items I got--only one item was actually bad--but I do not believe for a split second--they they knowingly sold me a fake. Look at the pics that Volkbert posted--it's the prettiest 8 place ribbon bar in the scans--has a mini Franz-Josef cross Red-enamel and Gold on the red ribbon that's also on the ribbon bar.
I didn't find out till 5 years later--that this was actually a bad bar. The devices on it im told are real, but the ribbon bar itself is a repop.
At any rate--I DO NOT believe for a split second that they knowingly sold me a repop as a read bar. In fact--they are the people that I bought that 7 place ribbon bar from which was The Duke of Meckinburg-Schwerin--Franz Friedrich von Grossherzog IV's ribbon bar--which I got for only $50.00. As far as i'm concerned--the cheaper price on this ribbon bar more than makes up for my past mistake.
Sorry for the rant. In short--yes I trust buying from www.blackcrossmilitaria.com and will continue to do so when I can.
hi all !!!!!!
I need informashin about Detlev Niemann . I need do expertize . but web site not work !!! please help me !!!
Sory Shimon I'm afraid this thread is over 8 years old and no-one has posted there since 2003.
Niemann quit the business a few years back.
same one know ofical exspert in russia ordens and medals ?