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Common Fake Fonts: look here first!

Article about: Hi guys, Here's another very common fake 'font' to learn to recognize if you plan to buy any Erkennungsmarken- it's probably tied for most common with the crappy so-called "Rokas"

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    Here we go again (this time at one Auctionshaus):

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  3. #12


    Fake and original....

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    The fake one is a repro and was used for the Hart's War movie (nice work as for moviemakers, but ...
    there were NO USA pilots at Stalag 318 VIIIF

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    This one is even better:

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    Stalag 318 VIA didn't even exist.
    One thing I am happy about: the guys are selling it as a movie repro

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    Another very interesting piece from 318 VIIIF:

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    The only problem with it: 318 VIIIF was a STALAG!

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    This guy has probably set up a private factory and is doing his best:

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    but... Front Stalag 366 never existed.

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    The same forger:

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    Looking nice, but all of the Oflag IIE dog tags were made from zink, NOT from steel!

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    And again a nice fantasy piece from our "friend"

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    But where was this Stalag VIII located???

  9. #18


    There was a Stalag VIIIB (Lamsdorf).
    Here an example of one of the best fakes from that Stalag that I have seen in the last months:

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    Sold a month a go for almost 50 bucks at Ebay...

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    I am very sorry for the buyer, because the only original thing about it is the dog tag.
    Out of which someone made not long ago a "nice original POW's bracelet":

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    Our "friend" on today:

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    The faker probably didn't know that the FRONT STALG 125 dog tags had a different shape (and only two holes) from all the other stalag tags:

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