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Insignias, badges, medals and clasps

Discussion in 'Medals, Insignia, Badges & Recalls' started by ilpotatoes@mac.com, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Nice to see you adding to your collection. The first item is actually called the WW2 Victory Medal. Keep posting.
     
  2. Philosykos

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    Hello everybody!

    I got these four Lenin insignias. Does anyone know the period when they were made and if they are rare or common? I looked on the internet, but found only the small circular one.

    Thanks!
     

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    Does anyone know what badge this is and how much it is worth. I got it a long time ago and have never been able to find another one like it.
     
  4. Quincy

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    I have a oval badge with a wreath around it. It has a snake around the pole in the middle and a swastika on the bottom. It says FLL on the back. Please, does anyone know what type of badge this is and how much it is worth.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    We don't do evaluations here, although some members might be willing to tell you its value. A picture would go a long way toward identifying it.
     
  6. Hama

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    Here's some pictures of my Manchukuo National Foundation Medal for anyone who's interested. Sorry about the quality, I don't own a proper camera and had to take these on a friends smartphone.
    It's in pretty good condition and I also have the lacquered presentation box as well.

    I don't know a ton about it, other than they were awarded in 1933 to commemorate the foundation of Manchukuo the previous year. The characters on the front say 'National Foundation' and on the back it says 'Great Manchukuo National Foundation Merit Medal, Ta Tung First Year' (Ta Tung was the era of Puyi when he became Manchukuo ruler).

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    edit: Sorry just to clarify, the Ta Tung numbering system was used until 1934, after which Puyi was Kangde Emperor and used Kangde year system.
     
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    Most interesting. The casting really reminds of Japanese medals and I suppose they were actually Japanese made. The fact that therE was a commemorative medal after just one year tells a lot about how they saw their own future and one should see this medal as propaganda one.
     
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    Hello.
    I recently came upon some german ww2 badges and I can’t Tell If they are real Or fake. Can you guys Please help?
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  9. George Patton

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    In my humble and non-expert opinion:

    Radio Operator and Air Gunner Badge: fake. Poor detail in the casting, swastika looks wonky
    Panzer Badge: fake, poor detail, swastika/eagle and panzer do not look correct.... especially the panzer.
    Assault badge: fake. Poor detail, aspect ratio is off
    Close Combat Clasp: unsure
    The cross badge: unsure, haven't seen this before.

    Some of the experten will weigh in soon enough
     
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