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Know anything about *Düsseldorpia 3XL 1583* medal?

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Know anything about *Düsseldorpia 3XL 1583* medal?

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 30 Dec 2012 02:34

Have only found 1 for sale, and no attached pics. on ANY internet site, and I have done some serious web searching.
One for sale here in Cleveland, nice Tri ribbon with the *Mattese style cross*
I have been on militaria medal and award sites based in Deutschland and still have not found a pic. Kave looked at one here, have had it in hand, might consider buying.
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Re: Know anything about *Düsseldorpia 3XL 1583* medal?

Postby John G. on 30 Dec 2012 12:09

Sounds like a "Carnival" or "Festival" medal.....probably 350th anniv. of founding of Dusseldorf [1935]... (or)....but without seeing it and really knowing what you're talking about - just guessing. Most "Carnival" medals are "Non-political" (without a swastika), which usually keeps thier interest and value low....however, those that do have "NSDAP" symbolism or those made of real "silver or gold" can have significant value.

The tri-fold ribbon also indicates this is a non-official award (for Germany)....usually reserved for shooting, sports, & "Carnival-type" medals.
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Re: Know anything about *Düsseldorpia 3XL 1583* medal?

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 30 Dec 2012 20:28

John G. Possible. Though I came across last night a description of a WW1 era Imperial German Army medal bar on a German language medal/awards site,and one of the medals was describred as one I am seeking info for but could not upload pic.
Well, it is in a riker mount along with silver wound badge.ID booklet, a couple rings, a ratings badge, so if I decide to get it, and cheap, ( make my money back off of others in Riker) will keep this medal for future searches
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Went back & got pic of Dusseldorpia medal

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 31 Dec 2012 01:59

Here is the Riker with various relics. See the medal in question?

Wound badge is relic condition, rings are modern biker crap...
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Re: Went back & got pic of Dusseldorpia medal

Postby Laurence Strong on 31 Dec 2012 02:27

The style of the ribbon would suggest Austrian. Check this out Mark:

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl ... CDkQ7gEwAA


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Re: Went back & got pic of Dusseldorpia medal

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 31 Dec 2012 03:06

Interesting... A city-state medal of some sort???
Well, still might bid and buy it. who knows for sure
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Re: Went back & got pic of Dusseldorpia medal

Postby John G. on 01 Jan 2013 14:52

Mark,
This is a very typical "Festival" or Carnival medal....just as I said. Would have some interest but NOT MUCH! It's NOT AUSTRIAN, it's exactly what I thought it was from your discription. It's not a STATE MEDAL or ANYTHING with any OFFICIAL (except to the local community) status....you can't make a silks purse out of a cows ear!
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Re: Went back & got pic of Dusseldorpia medal

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 01 Jan 2013 18:35

Not trying to make anything of this....JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT FOR A FACT!!!!
JUST EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cOULD CARE LESS IF IT WAS OFFICIAL MILITARY, or a POS!!!!!


Went for $275.00 + 20%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Found one listed on a medals site for $65.00..their description was HAZY also!!!

GGGEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!
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Found medal answer.Dusseldorpia

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 02 Jan 2013 00:33

Courtesy via inquiry to medalnet.net

Marti Gras medal from Düsseldorf..they say a '''pardon the wrong spelling.'''.Karnevalsorden, shooting award,etc.
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Re: Found medal answer.Dusseldorpia

Postby Laurence Strong on 02 Jan 2013 03:03

Glad to see you could put that one to rest.

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