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Forum: Wound Badge Forum Today, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Thomas Durante
I like it too. I believe this is the rarer...

I like it too. I believe this is the rarer variant, with smaller 65 in the center, no?


Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Thomas Durante
Not a chance, very poor cast fake. Tom

Not a chance, very poor cast fake.


Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Thomas Durante
Common butterknife fake. :thumbdown Tom

Common butterknife fake. :thumbdown



Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Thomas Durante
Common fake cellophane bag. :thumbdown ...

Common fake cellophane bag. :thumbdown



Tom
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 05-31-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By Thomas Durante
Here is a marked-30 that looks like it may have...

Here is a marked-30 that looks like it may have the extra berry, although it looks weaker than the unmarked examples posted.

Tom
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 05-31-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi guys, I just went through all my files...

Hi guys,

I just went through all my files and there are several examples with this extra berry so I believe it is not glare, there is definately something there, good eye Ronny. It is round too...
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 05-30-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Thomas Durante
Nice 20 marked example Mats. I hope you find the...

Nice 20 marked example Mats. I hope you find the obverse shot, would love to see it. 20 marked WBs don't pop up alot.

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 05-29-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Thomas Durante
This is a cast fake, soft detail and incorrect...

This is a cast fake, soft detail and incorrect riveting are the red flags.

Tom
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 05-29-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By Thomas Durante
Yep, I would agree with this, it is most likely a...

Yep, I would agree with this, it is most likely a glare. Here is another one I had on file with similar appearance.

Tom
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 05-29-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi AW, I think it is a good one. I...

Hi AW,


I think it is a good one. I would like to see some more detailed pics of the hardware and maker mark up close, but I like what I see so far on this one.


Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-28-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Jim, Nothing wrong with that one,...

Hi Jim,

Nothing wrong with that one, perfectly fine original FLL Para badge. thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-28-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Thomas Durante
This is a postwar S&L for me. The 1957er scrape...

This is a postwar S&L for me. The 1957er scrape on the pin and the roughly cut rivets suggest postwar rather than wartime production.

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-28-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Mat, I can only agree with Seb, textbook...

Hi Mat,

I can only agree with Seb, textbook Juncker in nicely worn condition. thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-28-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Matthieu, This is a Staegemeir fake,...

Hi Matthieu,


This is a Staegemeir fake, stay away! :thumbdown



Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 05-28-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Peter, A fine original FLL, and I...

Hi Peter,


A fine original FLL, and I would tend to agree that it is a gold grade that has unfortunately lost most of its original finish as well as its backplate.


Tom
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 05-27-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Mats, Great catch and wonderful little...

Hi Mats,

Great catch and wonderful little surprise you got there. I am still waiting for the day I pick up an "unmarked WB" and find a mark hiding somewhere. Sometimes my eyes hurt for looking...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 05-27-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Colin, I think this is actually a...

Hi Colin,

I think this is actually a Rettenmaier, look at the talons. Deschler and "Mutants" have pebbled talons whereas Rettenmaiers are segmented like what we see on this example:

Deschler...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-27-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Barry, I can only agree with Alex and...

Hi Barry,

I can only agree with Alex and Karsten, a very nice original Deumer badge and case. Great set.

Karsten, the cases used by Deumer and GWL are a distinct type, here is a nice one from...
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 05-27-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Colin, Fine original unmarked SWB by...

Hi Colin,

Fine original unmarked SWB by Hauptmunzampt.

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 05-26-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Thomas Durante
I can only agree with Tom, all fine originals,...

I can only agree with Tom, all fine originals, including the very nice F&BL CCC with original backplate. thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 05-26-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Thomas Durante
Andy, that is a hard anamoly to explain, however...

Andy, that is a hard anamoly to explain, however what we know is that it is a common affliction of CCCs by this maker (Large Font AGMuK CCC maker). If you look at the CCC book, I specifically...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 05-26-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Jeff, An original Frank & Reif for me...

Hi Jeff,


An original Frank & Reif for me as well, and with just another odd mark on it that we have seen before with this maker. I have one with a "pi" symbol on it.


Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 05-26-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Thomas Durante
I can only agree with Giel, an original Juncker...

I can only agree with Giel, an original Juncker Heer Para wreath in Aluminum, too bad the eagle is missing. I am a little surprised its not bend out of shape as it has certainly seen its share of...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-26-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Thomas Durante
AGREED, postwar fake. Tom

AGREED, postwar fake.


Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 05-26-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Thomas Durante
I can only agree with Giel, a poor cast fake of...

I can only agree with Giel, a poor cast fake of an FLL clasp.

Tom
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