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25 Grade PAB Unmarked Opinions Please
Old 02-09-2020, 12:33 AM   #1
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Hello,

I would really appreciate all opinions on this badge. It was presented to me for sale as veteran acquired piece. I look forward to hearing opinions.

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Tim
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:34 AM   #2
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Final two photos.

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Old 02-09-2020, 01:45 AM   #3
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Pictures taken in not the best lighting, or corrected in photoshop. But IMO this is original unmarked JFS badge
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:33 AM   #4
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An original for me as well, but with a very weird look, like its been heavily polished up or weird lighting and pics.

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Old 02-09-2020, 08:11 AM   #5
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AN original unmarked JFS PAB but one that has been cleaned, IMO.

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Old 02-09-2020, 10:29 AM   #6
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Original badge for me, from these images, which don't show everything I like to see. Almost looks like it was polished with a buffing wheel on a grinder.
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:29 AM   #7
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This badge looks like it was an attic find or maybe even ground dug that has been pitted by decay. It was then heavily cleaned to make it look better.

I wouldn't pay much for it.
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:29 AM   #8
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Hello,

Here are some additional photos of the badge. Let me know what else might be needed. Just want to confirm finish appears removed.

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Old 02-09-2020, 12:25 PM   #9
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It looks like a good one


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Old 02-09-2020, 01:53 PM   #10
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this badge looks like it was an attic find or maybe even ground dug that has been pitted by decay. It was then heavily cleaned to make it look better.

I wouldn't pay much for it.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:10 AM   #11
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Thank you to everyone that commented on this 25 PAB. I really appreciate all the help and input.

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Old 02-15-2020, 07:01 AM   #12
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hi
yes no problem with it !
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:37 AM   #13
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the detail on them is still superb. in my opinion, even with the cleaning.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:12 AM   #14
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I would advise you to give it a vaseline treatment to avoid zinkpest, then keep it out of light but exposed to air (i.e., not in a bag or riker mount). Hopefully over time it will begin to get some patina back on it. I've done this with a nickel silver badge I polished when I first started collecting and it took years to get it back. Not sure how it will do with a zinc badge like this but worth a try.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:42 PM   #15
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VERY nice unmarked JFS indeed !!!!!! Tom
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