How to tell if a flag is fake

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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by BlackSunRising » 20 Apr 2019 16:20

John G. wrote:
20 Apr 2019 12:47
Original Flag.... Nice one imho. You should start a new thread rather than revive an old one.... You'll attract more attention that way....
Good collecting.
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Thanks a lot John G. I actually signed up to the site and made this post hoping to hear from you after reading through your other stuff.
I have one other question. She wants 900 canadian dollars for it which is way high ... after reviewing other flags on another militia collector site Im finding that these kriegsflags go for around 450- 650 US dollars on average with 1 i saw for 1000 dollars. What is your opinion? I was going to tell her id give her 500 bucks for it

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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by John G. » 20 Apr 2019 20:18

400/600. US is pretty much retail, assuming not serious mouthing or damage.
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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by Progres23 » 25 Jul 2020 08:11

Morning all,
Please can I have you thoughts on this flag? Real or fake?
Many thanks.
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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by Maczuga » 08 Aug 2022 19:57

Hello,
anyone still active here?

I have a question about this flag, that seems to me be either late production (one piece svastika, nothing additionally stiched on) or just a simple modern reproduction. What do you think?
Thanks for replys.
Btw, be aware of copies made by warmilitaria.it - at least their hand embroided flags look very good (seen one live)!
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Greetings from Poland.

P.s.: I am only interested in the historical/educational purposes of wwII items and do not propagate any ideologies.
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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 09 Aug 2022 00:33

Based on pics looks like a era flag,,,this type would haver been used as a display hanger from streamers across a strert, over a store front pole, etc mostly.,IMO anyhow,,the bunting is correct with the black linier marking,but i think the rope itself looks like a replacement,post war due to material and type as the sewing shows to attach it to the white bunting, looks new and not correct

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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 09 Aug 2022 00:35

On closer inspection, i think this is a reproduction,,,, (cloth body of flag is wrong matrerial and manufacture ((knit)

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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 09 Aug 2022 00:36

Could be a Delta International with no markings but most likely from East Europa fakery

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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 09 Aug 2022 00:38

yerah, a fake one

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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by Bob Watson » 06 Aug 2023 18:45

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Hiya just wondering is this HJ flag genuine? ThanksImage

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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by David Thompson » 25 Aug 2023 03:39

Bob Watson -- do you have a photograph to help with your question?

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Re: How to tell if a flag is fake

Post by Cabin8730 » 08 Feb 2024 05:56

Can someone give me an opinion on this hitler youth flag please? I’m not familiar with the elk head inside shield stamp. It has the feel of original but I need more than that of course. A friend of mine bought it a couple months ago and his wife is making him sell it. He is offering for good price but it’s only a good deal if it is in fact real. Thanks for any and all help !!!
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