OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

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OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by gregmpo2 » 05 Feb 2022 00:24

Hey guys, just acquired this medal from a trustworthy seller but you can never be too sure - is it real or a replica? (sorry about my terrible camera)
thanks in advance
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Re: OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by von thoma » 05 Feb 2022 01:05

Sorry but with those blurry photos I can't tell you anything.
I need to see some details.
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Re: OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by gregmpo2 » 05 Feb 2022 02:50

Thanks for the quick reply and sorry about the photos - here are some better ones:
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Re: OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by von thoma » 05 Feb 2022 05:48

Does it have any marking on the ring ?
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Re: OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by gregmpo2 » 05 Feb 2022 05:50

no, there is no mark to be found in the ring unfortunately

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Re: OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by von thoma » 05 Feb 2022 07:59

After several comparisons in my opinion it is a good one ( Unmarked ), but I can not guarantee who was the manufacturer,
I like C.E. Juncker, but not sure.
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Re: OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by Lenz » 05 Feb 2022 16:36

Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten (Ostmedaille) https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/zweit ... aille.html

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medaille_ ... en_1941/42

Lent out many times in ultimately unknown numbers, interested young collectors in the 1960s often received them free of charge.
Almost mass-produced, at the flea markets of the time, a typical German award with which many young collectors started their own collections at the time.

Interesting, as always, the stories behind it, which were very rarely told by the veterans once they had drunk a lot...
Each original contains a very unique story, please don't let us all forget that...

The father of our friend Wilhelm kept the medal in a drawer of his desk, we boys pulled out this and other awards again and again.
The father never talked about his awards, the man preferred to go hunting, shooting a few ducks at his family property on the lake shore.

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Re: OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by gregmpo2 » 05 Feb 2022 22:43

You guys are awesome, thanks so much for the reply and attention!

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Re: OSTMEDAILLE - real or fake?

Post by Lenz » 07 Feb 2022 19:02

Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42" (FdW) https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Orden/mwio.html

The very personal connection to the honorees, that was somewhat foreign to us at the time, it was a handful of medals that we kids rummaged for, and these were in almost every household .
The fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers told little, if they were properly drunk, then all this bursted out, with full force.
And very unpleasant things happened after 1945, but who am I telling...

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