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Things to remember collecting warbadges of the Third Reich.

Article about: Hello guys, These helpful hints are intended to help the beginning collector as well as the more experienced. - If it just doesnít feel right, donít buy it. - If itís too good to be true, it

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    Hello guys,

    These helpful hints are intended to help the beginning collector as well as the more experienced.

    - If it just doesnít feel right, donít buy it.

    - If itís too good to be true, it probably is.

    - If you have a badge in mind that you want, do the research and know whatís right and whatís wrong.

    - Never be afraid to ask what the return policy is. If itís not 100% money back guarantee for life donít buy.

    - If a dealer tells you he doesnít know if itís original, it probably isnít.

    - Donít forget, a makers mark doesnít mean itís original.

    - Donít be scared of whipping out a magnifying glass to look at a badge.

    - If it helps, make out a check list of what to look for.

    - Create you own reference book with your favorite articles, pictures, etc. Include a section on fakes.

    - Evaluate the item, not the story.

    - Post all new acquisitions on this forum straight away so that you can return them within the
    warranty period.

    - Some badges may be original but may have been also altered which would affect their desirability and resale value.

    - Buy reference books and check measurements with a digital vernier.

    - Get to know other collectors and handle awards in their collections.

    - Remember that colour is usually a useful guide- especially gold colour.

    Gr,

    Jerome

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    Default Re: Things to remember collecting warbadges of the Third Reich.

    Good points Jerome
    might be the time to resurrect this i wrote a few years back............................

    WW2 uniform, awards, armor, weapons history. War relics forum- collector's forum - John Brandon - Blogs

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    Default Re: Things to remember collecting warbadges of the Third Reich.

    nice detail is good, but some fakes have it to... age natural , not dirt put here and there

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    Default Re: Things to remember collecting warbadges of the Third Reich.

    A good thread Jerome and a very good blog entry John.
    One more thing worth pointing out is no matter what field you collect in, originals should be studied to enable you to pick out the fakes, not the other way around.

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