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Coastal Artillery Badges - Opinions please
Old 08-10-2018, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Coastal Artillery Badges - Opinions please

Hi Guys,

I just have a couple of Coastal Artillery War Badges, both bought in the pre-Internet era, so just bought on hunches that they were good. Today, I am not so sure. The first is a Tombak badge marked S.H.u.Co. for which I cannot find a parallel, although it's a handsome badge. The second is a zinc badge by Hermann Aurich. Not in the best condition but I can't see a gap at the base of the catch where the wire enters the circular crimp, which I understand is a characteristic of these badges. The pin is magnetic. As always, thanks for looking and for all comments.

All the best, Guy

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Old 08-10-2018, 10:40 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:11 PM   #4
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Oh dear, reading the 'fake Kriegmarine badges' thread, I see that the S.H.u.Co. badge is a well known fake.

This was the first Kriegsmarine badge I bought. I bought it from Gordons Medals Ltd at Grays Antique Market in London, who I considered an established and reputable dealer at the time. Just shows you can't trust a dealer.
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This was the first Kriegsmarine badge I bought. I bought it from Gordons Medals Ltd at Grays Antique Market in London, who I considered an established and reputable dealer at the time. He has a 7 day limit on his returns policy - it's taken me more than 20 years to discover this is a copy

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Old 08-10-2018, 04:37 PM   #6
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I cant comment the circumstances but yours unmarked badge is original S&L badge for me. Other one is bad indeed.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:54 PM   #7
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This was the first Kriegsmarine badge I bought. I bought it from Gordons Medals Ltd at Grays Antique Market in London, who I considered an established and reputable dealer at the time. He has a 7 day limit on his returns policy - it's taken me more than 20 years to discover this is a copy
Hi Guy,

As you've discovered from your searches, the "S.H.u.Co." is indeed one of a series of old fakes as discussed in multiple threads like this one:
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...25#post8108025
I'm sure you're in good company, as many have been fooled by these over the years.

The other is a good but somewhat corroded marked zinc Hermann Aurich. At some point in the past the catch was rotated 180 degrees within its crimp to face in the opposite direction.

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Many thanks Joseph and Norm, for your comments and for sharing your expertise. I am very grateful for the link - these badges would have fooled me. Buying a fake makes one wiser and the S.H.u.Co. example will be one for my black museum. Thank you too for the confirmation of the Hermann Aurich. It's good to get opinions on these badges - thank you again for your time and reviews. Best regards, Guy
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:41 PM   #9
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You are welcome Guy. I just should buy a phone with bigger display and stop drinking so many beers Good Aurich it is.
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