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Reichskriegsfahne for opinions

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    Default Reichskriegsfahne for opinions

    I only have 2 pics of this flag, and it looks good so far to me. Any opinions welcome.
    Size approx 3x4ft.
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    Cheers,
    Al

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    What little bit I know of flags looks good I have a few standard party flags . timothy

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    Please don't take my word for it, but I think this might be from an old series of fakes. I think that 'Reichskriegfahne' is an incorrect stamping, which should be 'Reichskriegflagge.'

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    The German's called their WWI battle flags "Reichskriegsfahne". In the WWII era, they used the term "Reichskriegsflagge"...hence the oft seen abbreviation of "Rk.Fl.". The flags being seen with "Reichskriegsfahne" were of the infamous Delta International 1970's fakes. One red light is the size "3x4 foot". This corresponds to the never used in Germany size of "60x90cm". These flags made by Delta International in the 1970's were otherwise fairly well made and now have 4 decades of age to them and have fooled many a collector. The flag in question is Definitely
    William

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

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    Well sir, I have to thank you for that lesson, and saving my $$'s. I really thought it looked the part, stitching and all, but what a stupid mistake for them to make on an otherwise nice copy.
    Cheers,
    Al

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    I strongly agree with the above comments.

    Here's my fake - the same as the first one posted:
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    This one is approx 90x120com, and the closest flag size I can find is 80x135, and all the ones I have seen are described as flagge.
    Cheers,
    Al

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    Here is a list of the official KM Reichkriegflagge sizes
    on page 2 of this link.

    Kriegsmarine Flag 200x335


    The one you posted is indeed slightly different but
    is in all probability a fake. Two rows of stitching,
    incorrect terminology and the typeface used
    are enough to condemn it for me.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Some of Delta's flags were like Steve's example-stamped 60x90cm. A kiss of death to see that. The German's never made 3x4 foot flags.
    William

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

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