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    Silver WB with a twist

    I guess there has been some debate about these in the past.
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    US Army 1990-1994 98G Russian
    US Army Reserves 1994-1998 37F

    #2
    I believe silver grade hollow backs were produced.

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      #3
      These "81s "usually started as black grade which later on recieved a silver finish on top of the black which do not "pass" the acetone test. Question is when did they get that silver finish on the black, the same goes for the gold ones as well.
      Regards
      Hans N

      Don´t throw away your fake WB´s! Get in touch with me.
      I collect them for reference purposes for the benefit of the hobby (for the right "fake" price of course).

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        #4
        Hans brought it to the point: they can be often found as silver grade but no one can say for sure if they could the finish during or after the war.

        I would never buy them for a price of a rare hollow silver one - my 2 cents.
        Best regards, Andreas

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          #5
          I am with Hans and Andreas on this one.
          It's possible, but thats about.
          So not one I would want in my collection.

          Kind regards,

          AW
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          - Purple Hearts
          - Wound Badge Documents
          - Wound Badges 1st & 2nd Pattern
          - Everything related to the war in the Arctic Region

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            #6
            I am a still on the fence on these. There are a lot of them out there and nearly all are from the same maker. Question is if it's done post war as a souvenir or during to save materials. I can imagine both possibilities.

            I personally don't mind having a set in my collection as it's part of the VWA "history",
            I wouldn't pay premium for them though,

            Attached are both of mine,

            Mats
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              #7
              A related thread:


              http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=489098
              RonR

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                #8
                Originally posted by RonR View Post
                It’s the same one from Blaine in that post.
                US Army 1990-1994 98G Russian
                US Army Reserves 1994-1998 37F

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by RonR View Post
                  Interesting thread!
                  But I remain sceptic towards these.

                  Kind regards,

                  AW
                  - EKII
                  - Purple Hearts
                  - Wound Badge Documents
                  - Wound Badges 1st & 2nd Pattern
                  - Everything related to the war in the Arctic Region

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