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  1. I would think it was used for paper or leather, very unlikely to be used for metal. Regular dies were used for schützenfest metals. I would also be interested in seeing if they used the umlaut where required. It is unusual that there would be a misspelling especially that word although not unheard of.
  2. It would also be appreciated if you could show a couple more pictures including the end that would have been impacted to emboss the punch into the paper or other media. I would be interested as to the amount of wear on that end. On a different subject, this is the 1,000th post of the Swiss Shooting Medals thread of this fine forum. Congratulations to everyone who has participated! 🙂
  3. Welcome to the forum. Your punch appears to say: Schaffhausen Schuzengesellschaft. Strangely, it does not spell Schutzengesellschaft with a t as per usual, at least I can't see it. It would be helpful to have a picture of a piece of paper punched and then shaded in some way so we can see it clearly. I doubt it is a die but rather some type of society punch/seal for paperwork of some type much like a corporate or notary seal. It is not dated which would also seem to corroborate the seal theory. The ram is indicative of the Swiss Canton of Schaffhausen. And to answer your question, I have seen a couple of punches similar to this as well as medal dies.
  4. I think you are going to very happy that you made the purchase. While there are some additions and corrections the best way to describe this edition is that it is an "Enhanced Edition". Certainly, the Chinese translation will be a great asset to the Chinese speaking collector but for the German and English speaking collectors who already own the 2nd edition, I think this is well worth the cost of admission!
  5. I recently received the new 3rd Edition Richter Catalog and am extremely happy to have this great book! The catalog per Jürg Richter has approximately 200 additions/corrections throughout but the main differences this 3rd Edition has when compared to others is: 1. Languages: English and Chinese 2. There is a generous Introduction including many illustrations about the history of Swiss Schützenfest. This portion is very well done! 3. At the beginning of each Canton grouping there is a page dedicated to the history of the Canton. 4. Next, after the Canton history, there are a couple of medals that are highlighted with allegorical and historical descriptions. It is a wonderful edition and will in my opinion, increase the popularity of the hobby for English and Chinese speaking collectors because of the translations and the added histories. While the catalog is still just that, a catalog, the added histories, multiple historical pictures, Cantonal histories as well as the added information regarding the few medals at the beginning of each Canton group will enable the collector to gain added more knowledge and appreciation for this great field of collecting. I believe that this same 3rd. Edition is available in German and Chinese translation but I have not spoken to Jürg directly about my assumption. Price: 85 Euro Here is the catalog page from the Battenberg Verlag site: Keh Wee Kwang | Jürg Richter | Marcel Häberling Swiss shooting thalers and shooting medals 瑞士 射击 塔拉尔 钱币 和 射击 节 纪念章 Published by Battenberg Verlag ISBN: 978-3-86646-193-2 Edition: 3rd edition 2020 Illustrations: colored throughout Hardcover: 632 pages Format: 23.5 x 28 cm This book deals with the history as well as the historical background of the marksmen and marksmen medals of Switzerland. Over 2500 thalers and medals from the beginning in the early 17th century to 1960 were listed in detail and the majority were shown. This book thus becomes an indispensable reference work when it comes to determining and evaluating marksmen and marksman medals in Switzerland. Now in the 3rd edition as a German-Chinese version!
  6. I forgot to mention that the cigar cutter is 27.5mm in diameter and the weight is 14.2g
  7. This medal / cigar cutter seems to be quite rare. It is from the Luzern 1901 Federal Schützenfest. Between myself and Jürg Richter, we have only seen 2 of these, mine being 1 of the 2. It is unmarked in every way regarding metal composition and engraver.
  8. I recently got a new camera/lens, so the picture may look slightly better than previous ones. R930b 1957 Luzern XIII Eidgenössisches Kleinkaliberschützenfest BR versilbert 50mm Engraver: Paul Kramer, Neuchâtel RR
  9. 1957 Luzern R930b XIII Federal Small Caliber Shoot BR versilbert/BR silver plated 50 mm Engraver: Paul Kramer, Neuchatel RR
  10. Actually, the Steulmann book you mention is 1 volume but there is another book. Attached are pictures for your reference for assistance in finding.
  11. Hi Matt, I have copies of both of the books you are looking for. The Peltzer is a single book and the Steulmann is a set of 2 books. They were not that easy to find as I remember. I have no reference for you to locate but will let you know when and if I find any copies. Rod
  12. R1746a Zürich, Winterthur Cantonal schützenfest 1891 AR 45mm Rarity: H Engraver: Hugues Bovy & L. Furet, Geneve / H. Wildermuth, Winterthur
  13. R1739c Zürich, Winterthur Free shoot 1877 CU 46mm Rarity: RR Engraver: Eduard Durussel, Bern
  14. R1782a Zürich, Uster Cantonal schützenfest 1900 AR matte 45mm Rarity: H Engraver: Franz Homberg, Bern / J. Bosshard, Zürich
  15. R1670c Zug Schützengesellschaft der Stadt Zug 1827 AR 40mm Rarity: RR Mintage: ~150 Engraver: Johann Caspar Bruppacher, Luzern
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