Archive for the Plaques, Table Medals & Awards Category

Death Penny for a Birchall killed in the 1st Battle of Ypres

Posted in Family Groups & Singles, Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , on September 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis memorial plaque (also called a Dead Man’s Penny) commemorates the death of Private Alfred William Burchell 8121. Alfred, born in Tottenham, London, was a member of 2nd Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was killed on the 17th of November 1914 during the last stages of the 1st Battle for Ypres in Belgium. His body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the 47th panel of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres. Also shown is the original wax cardboard sleeve these plaques were shipped in.

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HJ Shooting Award Cuff Title

Posted in Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , , on May 23, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis silk cuff title was a sports award for the Hitler Youth. There were a small range of patterns depending upon the sport. In this case, the cuff title is a shooting award.

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Medium DSVB Tyroler Shooting Award KK-Gewehr 1943

Posted in Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , , on May 8, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the medium version (1 inch diameter) of the Tiroler Landesschiessen award badge from the Deutscher Standschützenverband. This one is dated 1942 and KK-Gewehr (Rifle). The manufacturer is “C.Poellath Schrobenhausen

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Table Medal for the 40th Anniversary of the Victory Over Nazi Germany

Posted in Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , on April 25, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_IsraelThis is an Israeli table medal commemorating the 40th anniversary of the defeat of the Germans in WW2 and the contribution of Jewish soldiers to that defeat.

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Hitler Youth Award Wimpel

Posted in Flags, Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a rather ornate wimpel for the HJ that I can only think was awarded at one of the many field competitions.

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Soviet Moldova 40th Anniversary Table Medal

Posted in Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svgThis is an aluminium cast table medal celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Moldava from Nazi Germany. I love the iconography on Soviet stuff.

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Nazi Winterhilfswerk Door Plaque

Posted in Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , , on April 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a donation plaque for 1934 for the Nazi social organization, the Winterhilfswerk (literally “winter help work”). This was an annual drive to help charitable work. Since the collector jobs were steered toward unemployed “old fighters” and they could keep 25% of what they collected much of this money was diverted into private pockets and beer halls. These plaques were intended to be nailed to the door of those who gave in order to shame those who did not.

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