Close Combat badge real or YUK?

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Mark in Cleveland, Tn.
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Close Combat badge real or YUK?

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 19 Oct 2020 01:26

Local chick sent me pic wanting to sell,yeah upside down, a good one, ground dug relic, or crap?
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Re: Close Combat badge real or YUK?

Post by von thoma » 19 Oct 2020 09:16

It smells like a copy....better ask for pictures of the back, or maker markings
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Re: Close Combat badge real or YUK?

Post by von thoma » 19 Oct 2020 18:56

After research and compare it has the chance of be a clasp made by FEC. W.E. Peekhaus.
Not a copy.
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Re: Close Combat badge real or YUK?

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 19 Oct 2020 19:11

Cool, she has a whole grouping of various militaria and of course tossed into the USA jacket buttons( she thiinks are rare) and standard run of the mill US SSI,to weird High school patches to modern Air Force rank sleeve insignia, has a few TR items. Has this, a IC 2nd without ribbon, a bad fake Heer visor cap eagle, the ones with the flat pins(just 2)and a coup[le tunic Adlers look like bevo type in unused condition, the group has a lot od crap with this clasp tossed in along with the other TR relics to *salt the mine* IMO..she offered itall to me for $1000.00 I said ehh, SSI's and all otherUSA militaria are worthless,as in they allover, even cut edge ones for a buck at any show,
She is pretending t be clueless as to what she has,and pretending to be a ignorant femal but *her* posts back and forth to me says otherwise

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Re: Close Combat badge real or YUK?

Post by von thoma » 19 Oct 2020 22:15

The photo shown above is bad, this brooch has different finishes according to the manufacturers

Original clasp of FEC. W.E. Peekhaus Berlin - C.E.Juncker / Berlin
Combat Clasp.jpg
In many reproductions the acorns have a beak, the hand grenade is oversized, poor definition in oak leaves...
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