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Old 02-11-2018, 02:39 PM   #1
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I bought this badge on my hotel two months ago in San Diego, it came in with some other items, daggers,etc.
I know these are very rare, and seldom seen, so for that reason I am asking you guys what you think about this badge. Also the value.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:42 PM   #3
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:43 PM   #4
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The detail is a little better then my pictures.
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:10 AM   #5
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Hi Bob,

Sorry to say but this one is most probably a fake.

Just look at the bottom left oak leaf which is deformed and should be the same as all the others. Then there is the catch which is 100% wrong.

Like the other NSFK Pilots badge posted elsewhere, check Icarus's toes. I bet they aren't as well defined as they should be.

Just my opinion...

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Old 02-12-2018, 08:48 AM   #6
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Stan,
I cannot see the toes, they are under the swastika.I have looked at the example by Alisby, which is exactly like mine, he states his is original.
I have never saw so many different examples of this badge, you really do not know which is original and which one is fake!!!!
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:04 AM   #7
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I agree with Stan for the same reasons,

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Old 02-12-2018, 02:49 PM   #8
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OK,
Guys thank you for your input.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:22 AM   #9
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Bob,

Check out the detail of the weave inside the basket area. It should be nice and sharp like this one.

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Old 02-13-2018, 09:24 AM   #10
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Reverse of an original piece.

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Old 02-13-2018, 02:43 PM   #11
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Very nice badge! Stan you have some scarce badges.

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Old 02-14-2018, 02:59 AM   #12
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Thanks Mike.

I got this one from Steve W many years ago.

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