So you ended up with this one? I believe I saw it for sale before. I don't have a lot of experience with this maker but I like it and don't see any red flags.
I agree no problems with this one. It's been doing the rounds for a while, last off I think it was sold by J.T. at German War Booty.
German "Deutsche Reichsbahn" Railroad Eagle, Large Size by "Garthe"
'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.