sorry IMO very bad copy
I'm looking for EK II 1939: B.H.Mayer: A and B core,mm L/18 and schinkel type ,,,EK1 Round-3 with Deschler frame and Friedrich Sedlatzek pin and SB variant
This one is called the 'rounder' fake because of the round inner corners.
I do like the OdR (Ordensgemeinschaft der Ritterkreuzträger) stickpin in the first photo, very nice and hard to find! Don't know about the mini though...
I agree with Nick.
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Quite a few faults with this one , the Sawstika , the 800 , the Ose , but as stated it is also a rounder !!
Is this being sold as a set Dim ?
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
Sorry to be pedantic, but this is the so-called 'NEW Rounder'... the original Rounder fake was a much better looking copy than this.
Remember, the original rounder fake even had the experts fooled for quite some time. There is no way that anyone who has studied the RK would ever be fooled by one of these.
Unfortunately, many people were badly burned by the rounder fake and they have seemed to have disappeared from the market in the past few years - probably into collections. I am afraid the day will come when they start re-appearing and get sold on as the genuine article.
The fact that collectors are now calling the cross that opened this thread the 'rounder' is only going to cause more confusion, as that is the one people will see if they search using the term 'rounder'
Here's a 'proper' rounder - an excellent fake that has cost many collectors dearly.
Study it.... and remember it!!
Regards - Danny
A rounder fake.
Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD
Isn't the "messiness" of the ribbing at the converging of the arms the biggest indicator of a fake guys?
Just looks a complete hodge-podge of lines to me - certainly if the EK1's & 2's were better than this then a RK should be crisp and orderly?
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