Yes, i know the provenience of the LW tag, i posted it in this thread only to highlight the fact that beside some good tags (i presume that the LW one is ok) in the lot were introduced some fakes also, expecially whet it comes about well-known divisions. From the same lot 2 more, the Jag, which i truly doubt, and a romanian one, which i'm sure that's genuine.
The SS NORD tag initially posted at the beginning of the thread, looked suspicious since i put my hand on it; its weight wass strange, very very light compared with good ones.
I attach here two more pics of the Pnz Jag, in order to do not open another thread.
Ers ---- Ersatz (Replacement), like I'm sure we all know
Too bad about the Nord tag though, looking for one myself but I find them all a bit too expensive...
weight of tags can vary, as can materials used, normally zinc or alloy, but examples can be found in lighter grades of alloy, or even in steel.
Research and experience count for a lot!
if also the NORD was good...''to good 2 be true'' but i don't complain for the deal.
keep yours eyes open for any other kinds of tags, many US aircraft came down in Romania, you might find American tags too!
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings