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Old 02-14-2020, 03:18 AM   #61
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Hi ! Something to think about: Here in Germany, the dates have always a point after the number ! So also a date on: badges or medals is like this: 20.4.1938, 8.4.44 and so on !
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:32 AM   #62
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Of course you are right.

Many TR fakes are made in countries other than Germany and the fakers, as well as most of the collectors ,do not realise the importance of getting the German 100% correct.

When it comes to Luftwaffe Honour Salvers, many fakes can be spotted because the fakers use an English "1" in the date instead of the German which looks more like a number "7".

In the case of the Fritz Todt Awards, I think that the fakers have simply copied the numbers stamped on the gold award which Forman sold in 1993. This badge is a real enigma to me because it looks 100% correct apart from the numbers on the reverse which I assume were added at a later date.

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Old 02-14-2020, 06:21 AM   #63
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Here's a vet bring back which I bought in the UK 1988. Sadly, I sold it to Detlev many years later and have always regretted it.

As you will see on the reverse, the recipient has had the details of his original award engraved onto the reverse of this private-purchase example. Not only is the engraving typically German for the period, it has the dots between the dates.

It also proves that original award No. 3 was a Silver grade and not Gold.

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Old 02-14-2020, 12:23 PM   #64
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Stan,
Thanks for sharing this.

It makes me re-think my previous post. These are very puzzling.


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Old 02-15-2020, 02:04 PM   #65
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Stan you are a wealth of information .
that was very interesting
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Old 02-15-2020, 02:34 PM   #66
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What I know for sure is that the Dr. Fritz Todt badges are made from zinc with horizontal lines on the back. The Dr. Ing. Fritz Todt badges in silver and gold are made from alloy with a polished swastika.
Reinhard2 confirmed to me recently that by “alloy” he means “Cupal” which is what I have been saying all along.

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