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    I have seen these for sale, and although not interested in purchasing I wondered if they were the real thing or fantasy items? I found an earlier post, but pics were removed, where mention was made of Latvian fakes flooding the market, and wondered if these were them. Any thoughts please?

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    Cheers,
    Al

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    Not sure on the actual engravings, but the idea of these was popular at the time...I have one from the first world war with a belt buckle design on it

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    Looking at the engraving, there's a lot of "sexy" units and SS items there.... I'd think that a lot of this type of stuff was either made post war, or post war engraving of blank period items

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    All are fantasy items, so save your money.

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    They look like the kinda things you find engraved on Zippo lighters

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    If I had to guess i'd say fake, sure there were trench art pieces but these look to be fantasy items.

    I have two matchbox covers, a standard issue example and a ground dug, unit specific example of the 21st Infantry regiment.
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    The lot is fantasy. Sorry.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    All fantasy. I have one similar to the Afrika examples shown and though I like it, it is a fantasy piece.
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    Jerry

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