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Old 04-26-2009, 11:32 AM   #21
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Re: Defense of Stalingrad medal certificate

I am considering to buy this award for the defense of stalingrad. Do you think it is original?
Thank you for your opinions.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:27 AM   #22
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Re: Defense of Stalingrad medal certificate

It's good. If you pay close attention, you'll notice an 812 RR stamp, but a 201 Gds RR notation, that's because the 812 was reflagged into the 201. Nice historical moment captured in the paperwork.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:34 AM   #23
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Thank you Desantnik for your comment. I wouldn't have noticed that detail without your help. I am glad it is an original award.

Better scan of the Stalingrad award after having received it. The sheet was ripped in two pieces which have been put together with a sticky strip of paper on the back.
In addition, I notice the paper is quite thick and rigid. What I found suspicious is that there is no markings left on the paper by the typewritten characters near the stamp. The surface looks flat and smooth on both sides of the document. I tried to make good scans to help your assessment.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:02 PM   #24
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Re: Defense of Stalingrad medal certificate

There is nothing wrong with the authenticity of this document.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:44 PM   #25
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Stalingrad

Hello,

what could be the reason of the damage to the Stalingrad medal.
The damage must be caused by something with very high energie. The damage on the reverse left signs on avers.
A bullet perhaps? or a shiver of an artillery shell?

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Old 06-30-2009, 03:59 PM   #26
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Re: Battle damaged medal?

It is one's personal choice, however, as for myself, all damaged awards to me are battleworn-whether on the battlefield or dropped in the kitchen. How do you know that a kid didn't damage it? For me, an award is an award despite the condition and all are special.:thumbsup
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #27
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Re: Battle damaged medal?

From those images I'd lean more towards a die error at the mint. Andreas, can you post images of the full medal front and back please when you get the time?
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:51 PM   #28
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Re: Battle damaged medal?

Here is a full pictute of the medal.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:54 PM   #29
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Stalingrad medal.

I have this old medal for the defense of Stalingrad in my collection, what do you think about the ribbon? is very curious ,strange.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:38 PM   #30
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Re: Old Stalingrad medal.

The ribbon seems to be good, with the red center line accentuated with pencil stripes!
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