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Old 12-26-2016, 10:58 AM   #1
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Any idea what this is?

I have had this item for most of my life; it was found by my mother when she was a child. It was in an old house my grandparents rented when they first came to this town in 1915. It is silver.

I have run the German through software translators and about the only thing that translates is that it commemorates a 25 year association. It also appears to have something to do with carrier pidgeons.
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Interesting, you're correct. It's from a carrier pigeon club. It looks like this one, which is silver and sold for 55 euros.

I'll bet KARL GRAF VON ALTEN- LINSINGEN would be impressed by the internet, rather than tying messages to bird's legs.
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:39 AM   #3
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Interesting, you're correct. It's from a carrier pigeon club. It looks like this one, which is silver and sold for 55 euros.

I'll bet KARL GRAF VON ALTEN- LINSINGEN would be impressed by the internet, rather than tying messages to bird's legs.
Wow, that didn't take long. Thanks.
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Pigeon breeding and racing is still big in Germany, at least it was in the late 1990s. A guy who worked for me was a member of a large club and traveled all over Europe with his birds to compete.
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I have a friend in Cincinnati whose hobby is racing pigeons. There is a beautiful monument in Brussels to the carrier pigeons used in World War I.
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I have a friend in Cincinnati whose hobby is racing pigeons. There is a beautiful monument in Brussels to the carrier pigeons used in World War I.
So, is that a pigeon-racing outfit? I suppose it's easy to throw in the wash if you get pigeon droppings on it!
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