Home-made with a bogus stamp?
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Looks to me like old Geppetto was pressed for time on a more financially lucrative carving when he knocked that eagle out......
'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.
Lacks detail for me , most likely post war done
The wood looks like it has been carved for many years ago- but as you know when it comes to all these "homemade" pieces, it is very difficult to prove their age.
I would not include it into my collection without a photo of the eagle in some kind of ww2 settings from before may 45.
The main reason is because i cant stand to have that annoying feeling that surfaces everytime i would see this object "is it pre or post 45???"
Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.
"Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"
As TrondK wrote, it would tear me apart not knowing.....
Thanks for your help...i had the same impression...home made work, without any evidence that is period......
If it was cheap enough it would look ok, but only at the right price
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Yes try and buy it cheap and like it for what it is. A cool wood carving.
Most of the personal desk type items I have encountered from the TR, are made of superior quality materials and workmanship. This seems to lack those traits. As said before, if price is right for you, buy it for what it is, someones hobby wood carving. I think it is pretty neat. K. Seems like the front of this piece has much better detail than the back too. maybe was a work in progress that was not quite "finished".