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BEWARE OF ALL THE FAKES of these out there.....Both rubber and metal versions are heavily reproduced and mounted on vintage handles.....so if you want to specialize in these, you need to know both German lettering styles and proper formation of "Units, addresses, locations, and the like"....as well as have studied period "stamp markings" to know what they should look like......
Originals are quite scarce.....in over 50 years of collecting I've only turned maybe a half dozen out of the "woodwork"....but have seen literally 1,000s of supposedly originals for sale.....many with the same "text", and many are completely "fantasy" stamps.....
Unless you know you stuff.....I'd hold off "going crazy".....both rubber and metal stamps are relatively easy to reproduce by a skilled craftsman.....and how would you know??????
Most "big" dealers handle "Document stamps".....which ones are on the "up and up" you'd have to determine for yourself.
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These are very easy to fake, as modern stamp makers use computer scanned images and use lazer cutters.( I know, as I have *dobne this* myself)on both rubber and metal base.
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