Just the same covers were found in Belarus on excavation. There also there are no squeezed-out maker marks.
Tom is right.
In my opinion, the cover that opened this thread is a wonderful and mint late war simplified example. This simplified version does also exist in yellow pressed cardboard. Both examples are shown in my forthcoming book that will be released in Feb. 2014.
Please, gentlemen, remember that it's not because you've never seen something that it does not exist.
and please remember as well that a lack of markings does not mean reproduction, many original items do not bear production markings...
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)
Thanks Philip for your competent opinion.
I am glad that wasn't mistaken with a choice.
we are all here to give an educated answer,I gave mine which was negative,and that is my honest opinion.