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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Gaspare
replaced skull, poor soldering, extension, wrong...

replaced skull, poor soldering, extension, wrong side up skull, uneven band cuts, etc..

You can be sure any of the above would have been done postwar....
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-14-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Gaspare
Jon,, could be for a proposed insignia.. ...

Jon,, could be for a proposed insignia..
Insignia , badges, rings etc. were sometimes shown in the period trade booklets as line drawings and test plancharts etc. ..
There were many different...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-05-2019, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Gaspare
more than likely a good copy.. it falls within a...

more than likely a good copy.. it falls within a few hundred of the other tag shown,,,yet its missing the VT,,and the concerns you bring up Airdale.. Everyone is different,, for myself I'd leave be...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-05-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Gaspare
ha ha,,:laugh: . He has or still does sell the...

ha ha,,:laugh: . He has or still does sell the pattern and has them in multiples! Over the years he had had some of the older/better generations production of this pattern. Now I'm not sure what he...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-04-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Gaspare
,, more interesting than the run of the mill BS...

,, more interesting than the run of the mill BS we've been seeing here.......
Variety is the spice of life!
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-04-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Gaspare
never say never!,,but.. - I'd say the number...

never say never!,,but..
- I'd say the number 1 user was Wehrmacht. Labor, Police, Luft also used but many without proper insignia..
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-04-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Gaspare
30 years ago,,thats late 80s! thats nothing......

30 years ago,,thats late 80s! thats nothing... That ring was 1st produced somewhere around the mid 60s by a gentleman [?] in CA. that also copied Gorings rings, and made his own creations like the...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-26-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Gaspare
Thumbs up yeah I like that.. would rather have one like...

yeah I like that.. would rather have one like that than a mint example any day! Good catch!
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-26-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By Gaspare
the WW1 bebut dagger,,sure they reproduce...

the WW1 bebut dagger,,sure they reproduce them,,but that one looks good..
And,, I believe its possible it could have been used by any of the Eastern Foreign Volunteers..

The other 2...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-18-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Gaspare
Made both pre war and postwar.. Skull, Sea...

Made both pre war and postwar.. Skull, Sea Serpents, one crowned,, a friend years ago showed me an advertisement showing one in a Latvian newspaper ..

An old design that I'd say more than Latvia...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-15-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Gaspare
I believe it was USM that reproduced those...

I believe it was USM that reproduced those paddles 20 years ago or so. And of course they were copied years before that also.
- don't know exactly what you got there but yes, saying you bought it...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-07-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By Gaspare
Their internet is controlled by Uncle Vlad!,, so...

Their internet is controlled by Uncle Vlad!,, so things are different for them in both what they see / get and what they can put out..
The same problem with other nazi regalia. They"ll show a...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 09-21-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Gaspare
can't imagine something like this being period.....

can't imagine something like this being period.. But if you guys like them so be it! What a find!
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-21-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By Gaspare
I remember in the 70s seeing these at shows ,...

I remember in the 70s seeing these at shows , even complete salesmens books of them. Can't imagine how many must have got tossed back then.

* Really interesting thread! Anyone interested in...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Gaspare
Thumbs up don't know about the Langemarcks,,but the rest...

don't know about the Langemarcks,,but the rest are good looking pieces..
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-21-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Gaspare
its based on the German patterns... It's a old...

its based on the German patterns... It's a old postwar 'Premium' ring... Sometimes you'll see adverts for it in the old 'Mens' magazines of the late 40s, 50s etc. for the returning vets..
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-17-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Gaspare
I agree with these guys.. 2 good ones.. These...

I agree with these guys.. 2 good ones.. These are 'Bevo Like' , not necessarily from the exact same manufacturer ,so you will see slight differences like this..
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-10-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Gaspare
rbno/Alen ,, Yes, all the pieces here are from...

rbno/Alen ,, Yes, all the pieces here are from them . C.I.A., Central Indiana Auctions..

Most of the fantasy pieces in 'Counterfeiting the Holocaust' are also from them.

They did some big...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-10-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Gaspare
a good well known 3rd reich pattern... They of...

a good well known 3rd reich pattern... They of course have been counterfeited over the years rather well.

This appears to be a nice well worn authentic ring...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-08-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By Gaspare
Thumbs up don't know about the piece Joe,,but that...

don't know about the piece Joe,,but that engraving is real nice!
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-08-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Gaspare
Askold, you very well could be correct!.. Got...

Askold, you very well could be correct!.. Got mine in 1997 , 22 yrs ago, 100 for $25.. Sealed pack, and with other items IDs, passes, labor cards etc. that were authentic.

- BUT,,by 97 there...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-06-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Gaspare
those are not SS specific rings but Totenkopf...

those are not SS specific rings but Totenkopf [skull] rings available to anyone that had the money to buy them..

IF the ring is like the example shown in the link from Lenny it is indeed a...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-06-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Gaspare
if its the ring from the link Lenny shows it is a...

if its the ring from the link Lenny shows it is a fantasy ring... 30 years?! this ring pattern has been made for 50 years!
There are no commercially made for retail mass produced rings during the...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-04-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Gaspare
first time everyone freaks a bit seeing the red...

first time everyone freaks a bit seeing the red cross on it.. But its fine ,,a standard Red Cross EKM..
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-04-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Gaspare
Thumbs up yeah I agree,,,stunning examples!.. Everything...

yeah I agree,,,stunning examples!.. Everything proper with both..A collector would be very happy with either!
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