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u-boot badge -real or fake?
Old 01-11-2018, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default u-boot badge -real or fake?

I know it is in bad condition, but the question is - original or post war fake?

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Old 01-11-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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Looks like tombak Schwerin u-boat, ground dug in very bad condition.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:23 PM   #3
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Could be as Hubert says, but corrosion like that can hide a multitude of sins so it's hard to be sure about authenticity. The cutouts around the swastika and forward gun look a bit strange and the pointed tip of the main pin is more like Schwerin's earlier variants (usually more blunt tipped on the variant with the flipped hinge block).

But it's probably "okay". Arguing in its favour is why would anyone go the trouble of artificially eroding a fake to look like this, since it would only convert a fake that nobody wants because it's fake into an "original" that nobody wants but it looks terrible -- no profit in that.

In my opinion, it would only have value if it came with firm provenance like something found in the wreck of the Tirpitz, etc.

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Old 01-13-2018, 11:32 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot guys.

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