This appears to me to be a repro 35" APAG Deutsche Reichsbahn Eagle that is fairly common having been around since the 70's at least. Saying that, it's not the worst copy out there. It's the reverse side with the flat or "cut down" lugs and drilled out fitting holes that are the biggest giveaway.
'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.
Thanks for the input Ned that's a shame, it's quite cheap so may still be interested, not sure really. I am quite new to collecting and unfortunately finding more fake items than genuine
don't we all Chrisl.