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Old 07-20-2009, 01:43 AM   #16
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I like it ......I dont care what anybody says....
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #17
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I like it ......I dont care what anybody says....
Ditto! I am 100% sure that it is an original piece....either WW1 or Freikorps.

Whatever it is, the thing is a one-looker.

All the material is typical Imperial and the wear, age, staining, fading, etc. etc. are all consistent with a very old multi-piece badge.

Despite the rough stitching on the reverse, the obverse is extremely neatly done, the stitching being almost invisible from the front.

The skull itself has a padded feel, presumably from the inserted red cloth.
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Here's the reverse.

It looks crude from the photos (and it is, on the back), but the stitching is actually very finely done and almost invisible from the front.
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Well, we live and learn!

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Comparison of the twins...............
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....and again................
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...............one more.
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It seems to me that yours looks older...

Very weird but yes, the truth is that one should be wary of two-of-the-same.

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.........one should be wary of two-of-the-same.

.............especially with the same description!
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For what it's worth, I've been in touch with the seller and he says that he obtained 2 of these badges from the same house clearance.
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Four months later.

They are now faking the black skull.

Here's the eBay link.................

http://cgi.ebay.com/German-Army-Stor...item53dddb727e
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Four months later.

They are now faking the black skull.

Here's the eBay link.................

http://cgi.ebay.com/German-Army-Stor...item53dddb727e
I think some guys noticed the discussion about the badge.....

PS: Thanks for the link! I think I will buy one to compare it!
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I think some guys noticed the discussion about the badge.....
Korrekt!

Just took them 4 months to make it!
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What is that? Boots?
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What is that? Boots?


I noticed that as well.

I think the problem for the faker is that he has had to rely on the photos you and I posted.................he can't see the fine details that you can see when you actually have the badge in hand.
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