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Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi guys, Its an Egghead IAB, however this...

Hi guys,

Its an Egghead IAB, however this one is a Staegemeir fake. The hardware setup is always a big red flag with these well made fakes. :thumbdown

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi John, great early ROAG set in really excellent...

Hi John, great early ROAG set in really excellent condition. Unupgradable. thumbsup



Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Marko, Maybe I am wrong, but the...

Hi Marko,


Maybe I am wrong, but the acorn caps still look odd to me, they are flat like we see on some fakes where they appear to have been hit with a cross-hatch stamp to make them look...
Forum: Wound Badge Forum Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Thomas Durante
I can only agree, a very good fake. The reverse...

I can only agree, a very good fake. The reverse is really well done with the circular pattern and wide pin, very similar to originals. But has the others have pointed out, several red flags when it...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Thomas Durante
The reverse looks pretty good. Can you post some...

The reverse looks pretty good. Can you post some closeups of the acorns on the obverse?


Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-26-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Thomas Durante
Gorgeous original FLL clasp, very nice. By all...

Gorgeous original FLL clasp, very nice. By all means show so more pics of this one, try some different light as that can really affect how the finish looks but this one is right as rain. The...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-26-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Alex, Must have missed this one the...

Hi Alex,


Must have missed this one the first time around. Any angled shots of the hardware from the side?


At best all we can say is that the hardware and everything is "wartime...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-26-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Lothar, Looks like you are on a nice...

Hi Lothar,

Looks like you are on a nice Nahkampfspange roll lately, another lovely addition! Gorgeous Large Font AGMuK clasp with aqua-blue backplate, perfectly original and lovely condition. ...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-26-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Lothar, Two very nice orginal AGMuk...

Hi Lothar,

Two very nice orginal AGMuk clasps. I especially like the double crimp bronze example, these aren't relatively common and to me they have the best obverse detailing of all the 36...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-25-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Thomas Durante
I agree with Chet, this one is a fake. Tom

I agree with Chet, this one is a fake.

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-25-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Thomas Durante
Nice original wartime S&L for me as well. Just...

Nice original wartime S&L for me as well. Just look at that dimple on the pin, classic wartime S&L hardware IMO. thumbsup



Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-24-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 145
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Tony, That one is a beauty, lovely RSS in...

Hi Tony,

That one is a beauty, lovely RSS in really unupgradable condition. Congrats on a very nice addition. thumbsup

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 03-24-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Thomas Durante
My thought as well, sometimes the glare of the...

My thought as well, sometimes the glare of the lights will make it look like a repair but its just the different angle of surface. Some better closeups are needed to be sure, these closeups are a...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 03-24-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Jelle, Gorgeous early Assmann in great...

Hi Jelle,

Gorgeous early Assmann in great condition, not often to see these rare aluminum birds without repairs since they were so fragile. Beauty!

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-24-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Ralph, I think the guys nailed it here,...

Hi Ralph,

I think the guys nailed it here, an original Brehmer GAB, but with replaced hinge, pin and catch. You can see the disturbance of the original finish around the hinge and catch plate,...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-24-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By Thomas Durante
Thanks very much for the nice comments guys,...

Thanks very much for the nice comments guys, happy you like them.

Yes, I agree on the BSW being in very nice condition as they are often found without any finish left so I jumped on it when I saw...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-24-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Thomas Durante
Be sure to post the reverse because I am seeing...

Be sure to post the reverse because I am seeing some red flags already from just this obverse pic....:uhoh2:


Tom
Forum: Wound Badge Forum 03-24-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi guys, Lets put a current list together of...

Hi guys,

Lets put a current list together of WB makers, but categorize them into:

1. 100% definate makers (those with marked badges)

2. Probable makers (those with marked packets, but no...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 03-24-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Thomas Durante
Nice Brehmer in great condition. thumbsup ...

Nice Brehmer in great condition. thumbsup



Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-24-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Troy, No SHuCo here, but a much rarer...

Hi Troy,


No SHuCo here, but a much rarer unmarked Frank & Reif in really nice condition. The hardware setup is very close to SHuCos as you note, but a distinct difference are the two lines...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 03-24-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Thomas Durante
Yes, a fake unfortunately that we have been...

Yes, a fake unfortunately that we have been seeing quite a lot of the last year or so.

Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 03-23-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By Thomas Durante
AGREED, common fake unfortunately. Tom

AGREED, common fake unfortunately.


Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-23-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By Thomas Durante
I can only agree, Meybauer. Very nice example...

I can only agree, Meybauer. Very nice example with great finish. thumbsup



Tom
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 03-23-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Thomas Durante
Its hard to be 100% sure but likely Juncker. ...

Its hard to be 100% sure but likely Juncker.

Tom
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-23-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Thomas Durante
Hi Sven, Lovely early Deumer in nicely...

Hi Sven,


Lovely early Deumer in nicely worn condition, beauty. thumbsup



Tom
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