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DKiG engraved "Rudolf Klotz"
Old 02-15-2020, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default DKiG engraved "Rudolf Klotz"

This was sold at auction today: https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auc...-cased-1645100

Not knowing anything about the DK it looked good at first sight. However after some basic research, details like the stamp on the pin and the rivets don't match the known genuine awards. I guess the price is really the final proof.

What do you guys think?

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Old 02-15-2020, 11:45 PM   #2
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Adding the pics.
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Old 02-16-2020, 01:06 AM   #3
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Sorry, the fakers screwed up the date on this fake, it should read 2004, not 1944.

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Old 02-16-2020, 01:10 AM   #4
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Bad fake. Not even close. I just saw another fake just like this also with an inscription. I think the fakers are calculating that engraving a supposed recipient on the back will get someone excited so that they overlook how poor a fake it is.

EDIT: I went over to the other forum and re-checked. It was this exact same fake that a member on another forum posting asking about authenticity.

Did this piece of junk sell? If so, for how much? I cannot see that because I'd have to sign up and create a membership.
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:06 AM   #5
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A really poor fake, should cause no danger.
I have seen them with several different engravings, mostly ss related.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:26 AM   #6
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Did this piece of junk sell? If so, for how much? I cannot see that because I'd have to sign up and create a membership.
Sold for $633 with the buyer premium.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:44 AM   #7
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Sold for $633 with the buyer premium.
OMG someone payed this money ??
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:35 AM   #8
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A really poor fake, should cause no danger.
I have seen them with several different engravings, mostly ss related.
Evidently it did, see below.

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Sold for $633 with the buyer premium.
That's a shame. No collector is perfect and I myself have bought a few bad awards in the past, but that was back in the in 1990's. Today we have so much better and more easily accessed reference material, that to pay that kind of money without research is foolish. There are some challenging fake items out there today, but this DKiG is not one of them.
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:46 PM   #9
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It's sad that these still pop up for sale ! I guess there are some who still have no respect for buyers as long as they get the $$$$$ ! Tom
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:12 AM   #10
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Sorry, the fakers screwed up the date on this fake, it should read 2004, not 1944.

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Great, Mike!😊

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Old 02-17-2020, 05:24 AM   #11
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Is this a Latvian by any chance?
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Old 02-17-2020, 10:11 AM   #12
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Hi Tony yes it is a Latvian fake . Cliff
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