GERMANY silver shooting festival medal Hamburg 1909


GERMANY, EMPIRE, shooting festival medal, monument, SECHSENTES DEUTSCHES BUNDES SCHIESSEN, Reverse: ram L, FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG 1909 11.18.JULI, Edge: SILBER 990, looped, cast silver, 41mm, 26.22g, small edge bump, AU

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Shooting Festivals were a major fun activity in Germany before World War II. At the turn of the century people were making medals for every possible purpose.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.