04-05-2014 10:46 AM
They are both definitely Deumer type 2 spanges. The date flaws in the left one is a progression over time, similar to that seen in the '1941' date shield of Juncker DK's that worsened over it's production period. It's possible the die may have been slightly re worked over the production period hence the slight difference in the very fine details such as the wing veins, wreath etc. This is not uncommon in many die tools that have heavy use or intricate fine details that wear and start to breakdown in time.
Although I don't own a spange, Deumer or otherwise, I can direct you to a linky thing that shows what you need to know.
Deumer EK1 Spange flaws - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
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Nice one Ned!
I knew I could count on you for a detailed opinion. I have to say, I love the details that show up under macro photography and the subtle nuances they reveal. Degradation of dies tells a story all it's own.
Cheers for the linky also!
A nice pair Glenn, I only have a Brehmer example so cant compare
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