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    Quote Originally Posted by lenmac65 View Post
    Thanks for the tips. This is crumbling, and I would like to slow that down. I have the wax, but will have to look into getting the pencils. I have the Andre's pencils, but that is different than the fiberglass. i wish I had better preservation skills ... oh well. Thanks again.
    In that rough of condition another option is to set it in a block of resin. You can get clear casting resin and a mold at Micheals Crafts for around $30 or so. Cast it into a paperweight sized mold and it will never deteriorate. You won't be hurting anything by doing that because in that condition, not being a battlefield found relic, there's really no collector value to lose and you'll have a neat conversation piece that you can display and handle without worrying about it being damaged.
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    In that rough of condition another option is to set it in a block of resin. You can get clear casting resin and a mold at Micheals Crafts for around $30 or so. Cast it into a paperweight sized mold and it will never deteriorate. You won't be hurting anything by doing that because in that condition, not being a battlefield found relic, there's really no collector value to lose and you'll have a neat conversation piece that you can display and handle without worrying about it being damaged.
    That is a really cool idea. If the owner doesn't want it when I offer it to him, I just might do that. Thanks!
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    Wow really cool find. Would be great to know how it got there, but probably lost to history.

    Preserving in resin would be really cool.

    Hope you find some more goodies out there.
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    Awesome Find!!
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    That was a sharp looking medal when it was new. Zinc with selective silver plating. Gary

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    This was the eastern campaign push towards Russia. Winter as said on the medal. Bitter cold. It is worth your time reading about the conditions of this campaign. Meat freezer is an understatement
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    Very interesting and unusual find. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    My grandfather came home with one of these and an array of many other medals badges bars cap pins iron crosses arm bands youth shirts and knives a broom stick mauser collar boards patches all from the swaziland. He said the after the war ended Many of the soldiers were willing to trade anything for these items. 1 cigarette would get you a panzer tank badge etc.. I ended up with about 30 or 40 decent pieces when he passed. (the broomstick went to my uncle) I donated it all to the George Patten museum at Chiriaco Summit California. It was time for everyone to see it.
    It is a WW2 military decoration given to both German and Axis personnel that served on the German Eastern Front (Russia) in the winter campaign of 1941/1942. Armed service personnel qualified for the medal after a minimum of 14 days in active combat; 30 combat sorties for Luftwaffe members; 60 days of continuous service in a combat zone; being wounded or suffering a frozen limb severe enough to warrant the issue of a Wound Badge. The German on the back translates to "Winter Battle in the East 1941/42" While not what I was hoping for, it is certainly among my most unusual finds. Not sure how it ended up in my town, though I have a few guesses and will talk with the owner about it. Perhaps they have a Veteran in the family that lost this "souvenir." By the way, I want to preserve it with ren wax. Does the medal have to be completely clean to use that or can it go over a dusty object? I am a little afraid to clean this any more, especially with water. Any links to an instructional video on ren wax?

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    Awesome save, congrats & GL on the preservation
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    Quote Originally Posted by KATY213 View Post
    It is a WW2 military decoration given to both German and Axis personnel audacity temp mail origin that served on the German Eastern Front (Russia) in the winter campaign of 1941/1942. Armed service personnel qualified for the medal after a minimum of 14 days in active combat; 30 combat sorties for Luftwaffe members; 60 days of continuous service in a combat zone; being wounded or suffering a frozen limb severe enough to warrant the issue of a Wound Badge. The German on the back translates to "Winter Battle in the East 1941/42" While not what I was hoping for, it is certainly among my most unusual finds. Not sure how it ended up in my town, though I have a few guesses and will talk with the owner about it. Perhaps they have a Veteran in the family that lost this "souvenir." By the way, I want to preserve it with ren wax. Does the medal have to be completely clean to use that or can it go over a dusty object? I am a little afraid to clean this any more, especially with water. Any links to an instructional video on ren wax?
    It is a WW2 military decoration given to both German and Axis personnel that served on the German Eastern Front (Russia) in the winter campaign of 1941/1942. Armed service personnel qualified for the medal after a minimum of 14 days in active combat; 30 combat sorties for Luftwaffe members; 60 days of continuous service in a combat zone; being wounded or suffering a frozen limb severe enough to warrant the issue of a Wound Badge. The German on the back translates to "Winter Battle in the East 1941/42" While not what I was hoping for, it is certainly among my most unusual finds. Not sure how it ended up in my town, though I have a few guesses and will talk with the owner about it. Perhaps they have a Veteran in the family that lost this "souvenir." By the way, I want to preserve it with ren wax. Does the medal have to be completely clean to use that or can it go over a dusty object? I am a little afraid to clean this any more, especially with water. Any links to an instructional video on ren wax?

  12. #27
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    Gee, I knew the OstFront was pretty long, but Massachusetts? Who knew...

    a great book to read on the closing of the Eastern Front is To The Bitter End by Rolf Hinze.
    It mentions your award being given to Hitler Youth around the Berlin perimeter, IIRC.

    Great find!
    Last edited by peruna; Aug 15, 2019 at 12:44 PM.
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