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Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen by Wurster

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    Would appreciate comments on the following. Is this a good GAB to have in a collection.

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    It's a fake badge based on an original by an unknown maker. The badge is either tombak or later versions a white metal, but the poor, gritty, bubbled finish lets it down as does the unpolished swastika. The recessed 'w' is always something to look out for but the biggest giveaway on this variant (of which there are several) is the crimped in ball hinge which was never used by Wurster.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Just saved me 300 bills.......thanks Ned. I owe you a Big Mac.
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    A fake, as Ned states. Based on the R Karneth ball hinge variant. Stewy

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    Quote by Stewy S View Post
    A fake, as Ned states. Based on the R Karneth ball hinge variant. Stewy
    The hinge is, but the obverse design is the same type as seen on the genuine 4 rivet semi hollow GAB by an unknown maker, the oakleaves are unique in their design. Another fake that uses this obverse design is the much copied 'Assmann Screw Back' type that's been doing the rounds for the last 30 years, and also a JFS marked badge that's also junk. This unknown makers design is called the 1.27 type in Frank Heukemes book, and comes in a semi hollow, massive (as above) and dished back variant.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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