German Candlesticks

valmont325November 21, 2012

Any info on these would be wonderful. Thanks.

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valmont325

underneath.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 9:15AM
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duluthinbloomz4

As you probably already discovered... Ges Gesch (Gesetzlich geschutzt) means "legally protected" - a patent protection found on Wehrmacht era materials.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 11:00AM
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valmont325

so that dates it but i can not find any similar looking ones online to give me value estimate.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 11:31AM
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lindac

Size has bearing on value.
Are they very tarnished brass ? or Patinated bronze...or wrought iron?

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 11:58AM
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valmont325

they almost seem to be "Antiqued" over copper

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 12:06PM
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lindac

Likely patinated bronze....don't attempt to do more than wash

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 5:29PM
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valmont325

so do they have any value?

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 8:01PM
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nosoccermom

Just been looking at old German patent law, and the marking of "Ges. gesch." is already referred to in a law and court decisions from 1916. It was in 1877 that Germany established its patent law. The number may refer to the specific law. You could contact the German patent registry, info@dpma.de . Their web site also has information in English.

Here is a link that might be useful: German Patent Registry

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 9:49AM
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