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    Hello,

    I got this badge.
    It’s in great condition.
    I would like to hear your opinion.
    Is everything fine with it?
    Thanks for your help!
    Regards
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    #2
    Hello,

    Sorry, but that is a very well-made fake, trying to be a J.E. Hammer & Söhne.

    Best regards,
    Tom
    sigpicParade Medal Bars of the Third Reich
    It's finally here!
    Available from: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

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      #3
      Yes i am agreed with Tom, these are very well made fake unfortunately that mimic the Hammer and Sohn LWGAB.

      Seb
      The German Luftwaffe Pilot and Combined Pilot and Observer Badges of WWII 1933-1945
      Volume I & Volume II


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        #4
        comparison front:
        Attached Files
        sigpicParade Medal Bars of the Third Reich
        It's finally here!
        Available from: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

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          #5
          comparison reverse:
          Attached Files
          sigpicParade Medal Bars of the Third Reich
          It's finally here!
          Available from: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

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            #6
            Wow

            Wow that is a scary fake for sure that one could easily fool a lot of people.
            Steve
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              #7
              I believe these are attributed to S&L as post-war souvenirs, although I'm seeing an increasing number of them available.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ErwinRommel1940 View Post
                I believe these are attributed to S&L as post-war souvenirs, although I'm seeing an increasing number of them available.
                Hello,

                Negative! The badge pictured at the start of this thread is not a postwar Steinhauer & Lück but just an outright fake that started appearing in the market at least ten years ago. They are definitely becoming more frequently seen as they continue to flood the market. Many of this type of fake can also be found with spurious G.H. Osang markings.

                Best regards,
                Tom
                sigpicParade Medal Bars of the Third Reich
                It's finally here!
                Available from: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

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                  #9
                  Here is what the postwar S&L production badge looks like.
                  Attached Files
                  sigpicParade Medal Bars of the Third Reich
                  It's finally here!
                  Available from: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

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                    #10
                    Here are two more examples of fakes just like the one that started this thread. Both of these have spurious G.H. Osang markings, although most of the fakes of this type are unmarked. Be especially careful with online auctions as I have seen many of this type of fake being sold on auctions. In one particular case, Affiliated Auctions had three or four of these fakes up for bids in one auction.

                    Best regards,
                    Tom
                    Attached Files
                    sigpicParade Medal Bars of the Third Reich
                    It's finally here!
                    Available from: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Tom Yanacek View Post
                      Here is what the postwar S&L production badge looks like.
                      I have to say I quite like the design of that eagle Most eagles on the real Ground Assault badges don't look very good/detailed in my opinion. Still, I'm pretty happy with my Osang
                      Wanted:
                      - GAB - G. Brehmer
                      - PAB Bronze - Wurster (tombak)
                      - PAB Silber - Wiedmann
                      - Ritterkreuz/EK - S&L (C-Type boxed)
                      - Beobachterabzeichen - Assmann

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by BKEHV View Post
                        I have to say I quite like the design of that eagle Most eagles on the real Ground Assault badges don't look very good/detailed in my opinion. Still, I'm pretty happy with my Osang
                        Hello,

                        I agree. The eagle on the postwar S&L is a beauty.

                        Best regards,Tom
                        sigpicParade Medal Bars of the Third Reich
                        It's finally here!
                        Available from: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

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