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Erkennungsmarken opinions please

Article about: The Erkennungsmarke pictured below is being advertised as an original. After looking through the sticky threads, I couldn't rule it out as a fake so I would be grateful of any opinions given

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    The Erkennungsmarke pictured below is being advertised as an original. After looking through the sticky threads, I couldn't rule it out as a fake so I would be grateful of any opinions given as this really is not my area.

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    Carl
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    What does it say. I can't make out what it says after the SS. 4? My geuss is somebody stamped a blanco Erkennunsmarke with some strange font, and strange Einheit. I would be very cautious about this one...
    On the end "TRUPPE" doesn't seems to be speld right. Some letters are missing.

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    Looks pretty bad to me- it is 'SS Verfügungstruppe', properly spelled, but the Umlaut is missing; not impossible on a real disc, but extremely rare. There's no unit though- 'Div' is not anything. I'm sure I've written it a thousand times by now but always be very wary of sans-serif capital lettering- rare on real discs, extremely common on fakes. This one has nothing whatsoever going for it, so I'd pass. And Erkennungsmarken is plural- this is an Erkennungmsarke- no n on the end
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Thank you Matt.

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    Quote by Matt L View Post
    Looks pretty bad to me- it is 'SS Verfügungstruppe', properly spelled, but the Umlaut is missing; not impossible on a real disc, but extremely rare. There's no unit though- 'Div' is not anything. I'm sure I've written it a thousand times by now but always be very wary of sans-serif capital lettering- rare on real discs, extremely common on fakes. This one has nothing whatsoever going for it, so I'd pass. And Erkennungsmarken is plural- this is an Erkennungmsarke- no n on the end
    Matt you've got better eyes than me !!! Your appraisal is spot on as usual
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    Well it took me a while of staring at it to realize all the letters were actually there- it's just very compressed, which isn't impossible for an original, but far, far more likely to just be a result of a faker having stamps that were just too large to get a long word like Verfügungstruppe on an Erkennungsmarke cleanly I was already pretty sure it was bad just from looking at it, so it was really just a matter of locating the errors LOL

    It's actually very nice of fakers to so commonly use these silly sans-serif, tall, narrow, capital letters all the time- so whenever we see those we can immediately be suspicious...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Thanks again Matt, I shall keep that in mind.

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