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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum Today, 11:42 AM
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Posted By SScollector
100% die struck! thumbsup Chris

100% die struck! thumbsup

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 11:32 AM
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Views: 151
Posted By SScollector
Absolutely authentic! thumbsup Chris

Absolutely authentic! thumbsup

Chris
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 03-29-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By SScollector
Wow, nice buckles, fellows!

Wow, nice buckles, fellows!
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-28-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By SScollector
I know almost nothing about these jawless skulls,...

I know almost nothing about these jawless skulls, but when looking at the outer edges and the shear marks, I can almost guarantee that this is a die struck piece. Also, it is obviously made of...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-28-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By SScollector
Very nice, and congrats! thumbsup Chris

Very nice, and congrats! thumbsup

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-28-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By SScollector
This eagle, imo, appears to be a damaged original...

This eagle, imo, appears to be a damaged original Assmann.
The head has been smashed in such a way that it appears to be a pigeon-head repro, but the rest of the details show that it is an original...
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 03-27-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By SScollector
I was going to say that exactly. That catch style...

I was going to say that exactly. That catch style is really cool.

Also, I found this beauty during a search last night. Sadly, it has already sold, but this one appears to be unpolished with...
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 03-26-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By SScollector
Awesome! Thank you for the pictures and...

Awesome! Thank you for the pictures and information. I will be on the lookout. thumbsup

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-25-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By SScollector
Cleaned, but an original button for sure. There...

Cleaned, but an original button for sure. There were several marking variations by this maker, (this one being one of the rare ones).

Chris
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 03-25-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By SScollector
Hi, I have been looking for a stone mint...

Hi,

I have been looking for a stone mint aluminum Hitler youth buckle for quite some time, so I would really love to one of those if you have one, (might help me to know what to expect, as I...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-25-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By SScollector
Reproduction. Chris

Reproduction.

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-23-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By SScollector
Sorry, both are reproduction. Chris

Sorry, both are reproduction.

Chris
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 03-17-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By SScollector
Not one that I would want. Chris

Not one that I would want.

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-16-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By SScollector
Also, Funia, the M1/17 eagle and skull are both...

Also, Funia, the M1/17 eagle and skull are both die struck fakes, not cast.

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-16-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By SScollector
Olle, the eagles look nothing alike. Sorry! ...

Olle, the eagles look nothing alike. Sorry!

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-16-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By SScollector
Yes, all of these olle posted are fakes. The M1/8...

Yes, all of these olle posted are fakes. The M1/8 eagle and M1/52 skull that started this thread are originals.

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-16-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By SScollector
M1/17 eagle and skull are fake. M1/8 eagle...

M1/17 eagle and skull are fake.

M1/8 eagle and M1/52 skull are original.

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-13-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By SScollector
The one, the only " Zipper-mouth". The only...

The one, the only " Zipper-mouth". The only reason that David hasn't posted a piece of S#/% to represent this piece yet, is probably because he is still trying to find a mound that is big enough to...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-12-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By SScollector
A beautiful original! thumbsup Chris

A beautiful original! thumbsup

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-11-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By SScollector
The eagle is original. Chris

The eagle is original.

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-11-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By SScollector
This goldish appearance is often found on silver...

This goldish appearance is often found on silver washed CupAl items, as many have aged this way. I would call it patina.

Chris
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 03-10-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By SScollector
Based on these pics, I strongly feel that this is...

Based on these pics, I strongly feel that this is a cast reproduction. Original Assmann SS buckles had very sharp and prominent pebbling all around the motto. This buckle just has swirly lines that...
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 03-09-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By SScollector
I have serious doubts, but one thing that it is...

I have serious doubts, but one thing that it is for sure, there is no excuse for such terrible photography. This alone, is a bad sign, imo.

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-07-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By SScollector
Awesome, congratulations! thumbsup Chris

Awesome, congratulations! thumbsup

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-06-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By SScollector
There were two different die sets for zinc M1/24...

There were two different die sets for zinc M1/24 skulls. The first, (with teeth), were the same dies they used to make their earlier CupAl skulls. The second, (solid and without teeth), produced...
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