Show us your Third Reich decorations!

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Ian Hulley » 04 Jul 2014 08:39

VERY nice collection, some rare beauties there :thumbsup: Some other items from my collection are on page 2 of this forum ... by no-means all of them though.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Sarge » 10 Jul 2014 21:03

Next installment. Some duplication in last 2 photos.
Military medals later.
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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Adam Carr » 28 Sep 2014 07:43

Could I get some opinions on the origin and authenticity of this?
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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Ian Hulley » 28 Sep 2014 17:46

It looks ok but the scan is washed out and lacks detail of the eagle itself. Here's my example ... any chance of a similar quality photograph please.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Adam Carr » 28 Sep 2014 22:54

It doesn't seem to have the same detail of the eagle's head or of the ground behind the swastika.
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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Ian Hulley » 29 Sep 2014 08:38

Sorry Adam, that appears to be a cast fake. :cry: As you correctly say it lacks the detail of an original and also has the tiny casting pits over what should be a smooth surface. It may be a post-war Souval piece or just a plain old reproduction.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by diamoneus » 29 Sep 2014 12:00

Hello,

I found this badge on a flea market in Romania, I really think it is a fake but as I'm not a specialist I would like to have your opinions on this. thanks a lot!
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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Adam Carr » 29 Sep 2014 13:53

Many thanks.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Ian Hulley » 29 Sep 2014 14:39

Yes, as you suspect it's a fake. These badges were good quality ... your's isn't I'm afraid.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by diamoneus » 01 Oct 2014 13:10

Thank you for your answer.
If it is a fake, is possible that it has been made in the 30's or 40's? it looks very old though.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Ian Hulley » 01 Oct 2014 13:31

diamoneus wrote: If it is a fake, is possible that it has been made in the 30's or 40's?
No, a more recent fake ... made to deceive or as a fill in piece.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Adam Carr » 01 Oct 2014 16:44

I have a similar piece, with an HJ lozenge rather than a swastika.
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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Ian Hulley » 02 Oct 2014 14:29

Adam Carr wrote:I have a similar piece, with an HJ lozenge rather than a swastika.
Yours is an origin but sadly de-Nazified example. :( The difference in quality is normally the largest red flag.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by Adam Carr » 02 Oct 2014 14:45

I can't say I can see much difference in quality between the two.

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Re: Show us your Third Reich decorations!

Post by John G. » 09 Oct 2014 09:58

Adam Carr wrote:I can't say I can see much difference in quality between the two.
Look closer Adam.... the 1st example has many OBVIOUS differances is quality, details, and they've eliminated the Hitler Youth enamel diamond completely...(removed from the original example but diamond shape remains on that one).

There are excellent fakes that can deceive.... this ISN'T one of those...
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