I believe the EK II spange is a pigeon head fake and the EK I, I do not like the maker's mark.
Wait for more opinions though.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Any more thoughts on these?
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
Can you show us pictures of the edges/sides of both?That is the area the fakers most often neglect to get the detail right. THE EK2 HAS BEEN OFF OF THAT RIBBON BEFORE IF IT IS GENUINE AS YOU CAN SEE THE HOLES WHERE THE PINS WERE!!
To me all fake, which one is close to an original is the first 4 prong EKII spange, which is similar to a Hammer & Söhne variant, but there are still too much differences IMO.
It seems Stefan that you are going through that whole dealers draws of trinkets piece by piece and they are all bad so far? This might be a good clue as to the authenticity of the entire collection.
Walk away Stefan
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