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Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Allan, All 3 very nice original Osangs in...

Hi Allan,

All 3 very nice original Osangs in really nice condition. The first one is the rarest of the 3 with upside down maker mark, something we see with Osang Paras about 10% of the time.
...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Giel, Not drunk, but a bit hungover which...

Hi Giel,

Not drunk, but a bit hungover which may have been partly to blame. :hat:
In all fairness, the obverse pic angle was not the greatest, and I did mention S&L in my first post [angel]. ...
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-19-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi okw44, Looks like an unmarked Deumer to...

Hi okw44,

Looks like an unmarked Deumer to me, but wait for few others for confirmation.

Tom
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-19-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By Thomas Durante
Welcome to the team Sergey, glad to have your...

Welcome to the team Sergey, glad to have your knowledge and expertise with us.

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-19-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Dave, Both fine original clasps. The JFS...

Hi Dave,

Both fine original clasps. The JFS is a textbook original but hard to tell how much finish is left on it. The FLL is also textbook 2nd pattern, however its missing its backplate and...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-19-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi guys, thanks for the replies. Nicolai,...

Hi guys, thanks for the replies.

Nicolai, good eye, you nailed it as an S&L. I didn't recognize the reverse setup as being S&L as none of the ones I had on file has a "?" catch. Thanks for...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-19-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 75
Posted By Thomas Durante
AGREED, pretty poor cast fake. Tom

AGREED, pretty poor cast fake.

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-19-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 293
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Jelle, Very nice transitional Juncker J2...

Hi Jelle,

Very nice transitional Juncker J2 in nicely worn condition, really a beauty with some great character and patina. Great early case too thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-19-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Allan, Very nice set, lovely Juncker in...

Hi Allan,

Very nice set, lovely Juncker in great condition along with matching case.

The badge is a Type "E" in the Para book, Nickel Silver wreath with unmarked eagle. Nice textbook original....
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-19-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Thomas Durante
Unknown GAB?

Hi guys,

Anyone recognize this GAB? Obverse looks like S&L or Assmann but reverse doesn't remind me of either of these makers and looks more like a Vienna maker. Any thoughts here?

Thanks
...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-19-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By Thomas Durante
Welcome aboard Dave and Lenny, can't think of two...

Welcome aboard Dave and Lenny, can't think of two more helpful and deserving guys. Very happy to have your knowledge and expertise with us. thumbsupthumbsup

For information on the ongoing...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-19-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By Thomas Durante
An original for me as well, but ground dug. The...

An original for me as well, but ground dug. The brass fittings take on a red color when they have been in the ground for many years which is the case with this example IMO.

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi guys, John, you are exactly right the...

Hi guys,

John, you are exactly right the flat head to the grenade is a big red flag that is unlike originals. Along with the die flaw that Nicolai shows in his post #5 are the two quickest way to...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-19-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Allan, Absolutely gorgeous original...

Hi Allan,

Absolutely gorgeous original Brehmer with even rarer packet. Great set! A rare original in a sea of fakes. thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-18-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Thomas Durante
Fake Karneth GAB

Hi guys,

As far as badges goes, this is probably the best fake on the market today. I ran across this one on a dealers site, along with a fake L/61 marked packet.

Its a copy of the early,...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-18-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Thomas Durante
Thanks for the kind comments guys, much...

Thanks for the kind comments guys, much appreciated. thumbsupthumbsup

Tom
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 01-17-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi William, I agree that this is likely an...

Hi William,

I agree that this is likely an original cross, but marked postwar with a fraudulent "42" mark. We have seen it before, here is an S&L PAB marked with the same 42 stamp. It is...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-17-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Allan, Indeed a gorgeous GWL set,...

Hi Allan,

Indeed a gorgeous GWL set, unupgradable. thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-17-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi guys, FYI, here is another fake identical...

Hi guys,

FYI, here is another fake identical to the one that started this thread. Note the identical casting seam at the bottom, common to all these fakes..

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-17-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Allan, Gorgeous Juncker Para in really...

Hi Allan,

Gorgeous Juncker Para in really excellent condition. Love all the black finish left on the wreath, straight out of the factory look! Nice rare "brain pattern" case too, wonderful set....
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-17-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Thomas Durante
Its the million dollar question Greg. I am...

Its the million dollar question Greg. I am quite certain they aren't die struck and I also don't think they are die cast in the traditional sense because his badges have the correct dimensions. ...
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 01-17-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Feinzink59, welcome to the WAF forum, you...

Hi Feinzink59, welcome to the WAF forum, you certainly found the right place if you are interested in badges like this.thumbsup

I can only agree with Hans, all 3 look like very nice originals.
...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-17-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi JP, I can only agree with my colleagues,...

Hi JP,

I can only agree with my colleagues, a very nice original unmarked FLL with aluminum eagle, very hard Observer variant to find. Nice case too. thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-17-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Troy, Great way to start off the new...

Hi Troy,

Great way to start off the new year, lovely early Schickle with nice patina and just the right amount of wear to give it some great character. Beauty my friend. thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 01-16-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Allan, Gorgeous original JFS in really...

Hi Allan,

Gorgeous original JFS in really great condition, beauty my friend! thumbsup

Tom
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