DRL sports badge for review

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adler3
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DRL sports badge for review

Post by adler3 » 09 Jun 2019 02:38

I have a DRL sports badge and there seems to be some who think its post war. Others think its original. I have it in hand it it compares to my known original badge. This badge is a high quality item if its fake.
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Re: DRL sports badge for review

Post by von thoma » 09 Jun 2019 02:56

Hello ;

To me a it's a DRL copy
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Re: DRL sports badge for review

Post by adler3 » 09 Jun 2019 04:15

My question is why would someone fake so perfect a copy and just forget to put on the DRGM number? I see bad fakes that have the maker on the back and DRGM but are not even close to this quality. I am not so sure its a fake.

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Re: DRL sports badge for review

Post by matthew4108 » 09 Jun 2019 04:36

Controversial pieces in some collecting circles but, IMO, original to the period.

Couple of makers did not mark their badges with DRGM stamps (F. Kohm and E. Schneider) so why not unmarked and original?

Looking at its construction, materials used and details, I'd say it is an original DRL piece even though, admittedly, this is not my main collecting area.

For what's it's worth- I think there was a set or two with its paperwork coming straight from the veterans who were awarded them if I am not mistaken (WAF).

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