Real Afrika Korps object?

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Real Afrika Korps object?

Post by silverado » 15 Oct 2018 00:44

Hello,
I recently bought what it looks like a cigarette case that could have belonged to someone from the Afrika Korps. Inside you can read the name Johann Von Ravestein. There was a Wehrmacht general with this name that was captured near Tobruk in 1941. He became the first German general captured during WW2.
Do you think this object can be real or it's a fake?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Real Afrika Korps object?

Post by John G. » 15 Oct 2018 13:37

Sorry, but it looks like a enhanced cigarette case to me..... looks unprofessional and not of German (or Italian) quality, little wear to the sham unit emblem/1942.... evidence of tape under the attached medal.... all very poorly done. Sorry, but FAKE all the way IMHO.
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Re: Real Afrika Korps object?

Post by silverado » 15 Oct 2018 15:45

Dear John,
It's always a pleasure to know the answer of a professional.
Thank you

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