Found a Nazi gold medal

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Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby AutoHax0r » 28 Dec 2017 21:49

Hi,

Just found this Nazi medal whilst cleaning my grandfather's basement. I have no idea if it's real or not, but it looks like gold. Opinions anyone
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby John G. » 29 Dec 2017 00:56

NSDAP 25 Yr. Long Service medal.... not real gold...... the quality of the enamel, details of the eagle, swastika, and "rays" look very suspect to me....In my opinion it's not original.
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby snozzer » 29 Dec 2017 03:47

I'd recommend to check it with your local goldsmith

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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby John G. » 29 Dec 2017 14:11

snozzer wrote:I'd recommend to check it with your local goldsmith


As I stated earlier.... NOT real gold (even if it was original).... so don't waste your time.
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby von thoma » 29 Dec 2017 20:42

Not original.
Eagle = Vulture, and 0-Karat Gold.
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby WAR LORD » 30 Dec 2017 12:08

This is a rather poor copy, the ribbon is also not original. Some pictures of an original for comparison
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby Max » 05 Jan 2018 08:22

Some pictures of an original for comparison

The medal in the box seems to have a different ribbon to the other medal shown - but is the same pattern as AutoHax0r's medal ribbon.
Note the difference in the stripes.
One pattern has a solid gold stripe with a line on either side.
The other has a gold stripe bordered by two thin lines and internally divided by one thin line.
Are there two official ribbon patterns?

AutoHax0r's medal in comparison is certainly not as well pressed out .
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby WAR LORD » 05 Jan 2018 12:46

In fact there are 4 types of ribbon known. The reason for this is not known. There are sugestions for the use, but I am unconvinced.
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby Waleed Y. Majeed » 05 Jan 2018 18:13

Interesting posts! Looking for info on the ribbons I came across this link and possible error in the different classes. 1st and 3rd seem to have the wrong description. http://www.axishistory.com/axis-nations ... -the-nsdap

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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby Max » 06 Jan 2018 07:29

Image
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Note the black outline on the cross and swastika.
There are numerous examples of this feature.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=long+service+ ... iax=images

Is this a difference between different official makers, or official and fake?
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby WAR LORD » 06 Jan 2018 19:17

This piece would need more pictures. I would not want it in my collection

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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby Max » 07 Jan 2018 02:10

More detailed pics here
http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/orders-de ... lue-26461/

Curiously, the black "outline " seems to come and go according to angle/lighting.
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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby Ian Hulley » 09 Jan 2018 18:29

As Christopher says it's a fake, probably by Souval of Vienna.

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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby Max » 09 Jan 2018 23:47

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:Interesting posts! Looking for info on the ribbons I came across this link and possible error in the different classes. 1st and 3rd seem to have the wrong description. http://www.axishistory.com/axis-nations ... -the-nsdap

waleed

Hi Waleed
Did you notify anyone about this error?
Someone should

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Re: Found a Nazi gold medal

Postby Max » 10 Jan 2018 00:00

Ian Hulley wrote:As Christopher says it's a fake, probably by Souval of Vienna.

Ian

The people at War Relics seem to think its OK.
What exactly do you think is wrong with it?
Perhaps you could indicate specific errors.
I'm sure all newbies like me would be appreciative.
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