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    Verwundetenabzeichen black over grey ?

    Hello, i have som questions about this verwundetenbzeichen. Why is the metal silver color covered with black, is this due to manufacturing or repainted?
    Thank you.
    Best regards.
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    #2
    This is interesting! The maker of this badge is Overhoff & Cie, mm 81. The 81 is often found painted silver or gold next to the regular black form. The big question with these painted badges is always when it was applied to the badge. Many believe it was done post-war.
    IF this badge has an original black finish on top of the silver painted finish it could be an interesting revelation.

    Another possibility could be that it was painted black again by a collector who didn't believe in the silver and gold painted pieces,

    Mats

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      #3
      My first impression is that someone has over-painted this badge.

      Troy

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        #4
        Originally posted by sniper11 View Post
        My first impression is that someone has over-painted this badge.

        Troy
        Yeah after looking a bit longer I think I have to agree with you,
        It looks a bit sloppy and thick in some areas,

        Mats

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          #5
          Verwundetenabzeichen.

          So you think a can take the risk to buy it and remove the paint ?

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            #6
            If its been over painted post war you have not much to lose. I don't want to give you bad advice but if you chose to remove it go for something mild to begin with e.g washing -up liquid with an old toothbrush, if no good then perhaps acetone (nail varnish remover) very carefully.

            Troy

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              #7
              To me it does indeed look to be overpainted unfortunately...

              Kind regards,

              AW
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                #8
                Hello

                I would not buy this badge, you can buy a nice untuched black WB for 35 EURO all day long

                Al the best

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                  #9
                  Verwundetenabzeichen.

                  Hello, thank you for your wise advises. I have two black badges a brand new and a local find. I have no need in the moment for a silver one, so i let this badge where he is.

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