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#1 hartmannmel

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:21 PM

I am by no means a history buff so any help i can recieve from here will be greatly appreciated. I have come across something in my grandmothers possesions and I am curious to find out what it is I have. I am not sure where it came from but hopefully you guys can help me.

It appears to be part of a medal. As some reasearch has shown me German Ace pilot, Erich Hartmann had a total of 352 kills, that is the number on the back of this. So here is my dilema, what is this?

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#2 MeaganK777

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

I'm not really an expert, but perhaps the 352 refers to the 352 Infantry Division?
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:09 PM

Mail tag?
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:17 PM

Mail tag?


Looks exactly like a key tag for a postbox key in use today ....minus the luftwaffe eagle of course.
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#5 Lofty1

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:20 PM

Looks like a lamp house tag, you left your tag and took a lamp, they then knew who was underground, German run coal mine.
attached is a German bin man tag, looks like it came from the same stamping/mould

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#6 Mike L

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:09 AM

Good match Lofty.
It looks to me like a typical 'tally' as would be used my a miner or similar occupation where 'numbers in' and 'numbers out' need to be checked.
I had a tally number when I worked at some prisons a few years ago. You take the tally from one board and hook it onto an 'on site' board when you enter, and reverse it when you leave.
The Luftwaffe crest should make it easier to identify. Any equivalent RAF system?
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#7 hartmannmel

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:15 AM

Thanks for all the info. have been curious about it for a long time. I know my grandpa enlisted for us in 1941 and I am not sure about my step- grandpa
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:48 AM

I'm still leaning towards a tag for a Feldpost sack. Seems mildly familiar.
Luftwaffe eagle - don't know if they had a separate system, maybe even airmail.

Pure speculation, but doubtless someone will potter along that recognises such things.
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#9 Smudger Jnr

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:41 AM

I think Adam may be on the right track as I believe a Mine token would not have a Luftwaffe eagle embossed, but the name of the Pit.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:07 AM

5 above- Schmalkalden:
Schmalkalden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Indeed bin man - Mull (with amlaut) is Garbage/Rubbish.



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#11 hartmannmel

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

Mine is not quite that big about the size of a quarter mabe smaller. I do really appreciate all the feedback, regardless of what it is, it is a piece of history and I am glad to own it.
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