Imperial Rings

Souvenir items which commerate service in the Kaisers' army.

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Imperial Rings

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:33 pm

I do not actively collect these, but from time to time will pick up a ring or two, these are may latest finds.

Love the one with regimental markings.

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Post by Larmo » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:38 pm

James, those are great! Very Nice :thumbright:

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Post by ebeeby » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:42 pm

Yes, first such I have seen with Regimental markings. Thanks for sharing!

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Post by RON » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:42 pm

Very cool James!
I've always wanted to buy me a ring myself since this is basically the only German Imperial militaria one could actually wear in everyday life and still look 'normal' but since these didn't follow rules or standards, how can you tell a authentic/period one from a replica?
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Post by Pionier » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:12 pm

Here is my ring :)
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:43 pm

Nice ring!

I just picked up 8 rings over the weekend, will try to post pics soon.

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Post by Pionier » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:07 am

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Post by Gustaf » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:31 am

The Regimental rings are the best. The steel ring in James' first photo (the one on the far right) was issued by a German organization in New York in 1914 to raise money for Germany, they sold in the 60 and 70s for $3.95, a bit more now. I have also seen a pin version where the ring was not bent, but flat (it is welded in the back). These were my examples, but are currently in the possession of Thor, the Norse God of Thunder.
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Post by b.loree » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:13 pm

I have 3, none of which are regimental. I wear one on each hand and my son Logan wears the other...his choice, no coercion required. He did run afoul of his Math teacher though who thought his ring was Nazi in origin. I straightened the teacher out at parents night.
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Logan wears the one on the far left. All are German silver and hallmarked. I love the quality of the enameling. There are lots of CEF sweetheart pins up for sale on Ebay but I have yet to see any mens' rings
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:23 pm

Nice rings Brian!

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Post by b.loree » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:06 pm

Thanks James, my favourite is the middle one which came from Ebay. The other 2 turned up in a local antique mall from the same dealer. Looking forward to seeing your new ones.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:50 am

As per Brian's request, here are some more of my rings, some are repeats from above.

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Post by b.loree » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:55 pm

Thanks James some very nice examples! I have never seen the Bavarian ones before. The enameled ones really appeal to me for some reason. Logan wears one and I wear 2 all the time.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:33 pm

Very cool, I would love to find one of the Machine gun rings

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Post by MG1918 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:34 am

James that makes 2 of us.... at least. I only know of one in a private collection. Sadly not mine. :???:

This chap is clearly thinking about selling his ring because he sure has no idea about 'health and safety'.

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Post by Westfront » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:32 am

Nice rings and cool photo :thumb up:

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