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Help with some glass bugs
« on: May 07, 2008, 07:39:21 PM »
I have been looking at all of the great information on Pressglas-Korrespondenz, I say looking because I can't read German!  :)  I opened this file http://www.pressglas-korrespondenz.de/aktuelles/pdf/geisel-whw-abzeichen.pdf and was shocked to see my bugs!!  I got these round discs from my grandmother and I have never know what they were for.  I put this "abzeichen tiere des dorfteichs karpfen, mariekafer, farbloses pressglas teilw mattiert slg. geiselberger" into a free translator and didn't get any help...I'm just wondering what these intaglio pieces are.  Any help will be appreciated, I've had these for over 50 years and never thought I would find information on them.  Thanks!!
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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 09:03:26 PM »
"abzeichen tiere des dorfteichs karpfen, mariekafer, farbloses pressglas teilw mattiert slg. geiselberger"

Badges - Animals of the village pond; carps, ladybug beetles; colourless pressed glass, partly satinated. Collection Geiselberger
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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 09:26:18 PM »
Thank you Ivo!  We thought maybe some kind of button....I still wonder what they were used for.  Interesting they say they are pressed, because of the sharpness on the edges of the bug I thought they were cut but that would be the satinized part.  Thank you so much.
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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 03:23:14 AM »
My German is way rusty, and this is full of words I don't know, but from what I can gather, these were part of a scheme to boost the economy during the Third Reich.  "Badges" were made by various artisan/craft guilds(?) on particular days set aside for their production.  This was supposed to give them some guaranteed work.  Then they were (I think) bought by the government, and sold to people on the street as a way to raise money for other things, in the same way that...do people sell red poppy pins in the US?  I can't even remember now, I'm even blanking on their purpose.  Anyway, they were tokens of the fact that people gave money to help a cause.  It mentions the German Red Cross, for instance.  I suppose you could then display them in the window and show all the people what good Germans you are.

I don't know why I'm attempting this rather than let someone who really does know German give a synopsis!  You probably shouldn't take any of that as fact, I could be wrong anywhere or everywhere.
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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 03:49:06 AM »
Thanks Kristi!  At least now I know they aren't buttons and have an idea about them!  ;D  They must of meant something to my mother and her mother to pass them along. 
Janice
 
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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 05:56:18 AM »
Also here: http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/index2.html on Pamela's great site.

(click on English language (if you want to!) > Miscellaneous.  Then scroll down)

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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 08:19:57 AM »
Here to be precise


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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 01:11:23 PM »
I have looked at every page on her site but I don't think they were there when I looked! 
(I need to go through my buckles and buttons after looking at that page, I know I have some glass ones.  ;) )
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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 03:58:33 PM »
Pamela keeps adding new things... good to us isn't she? :)


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Re: Help with some glass bugs
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2008, 07:11:10 PM »
Pamela's site really is excellent.  Interesting, informative, pretty, nicely laid out, full of all kinds of cool stuff!

Maybe I missed seeing it somewhere - how big are these bug badges of yours, Janice?
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