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U-261 Hipflask

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    UnknownSoldier
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    Default U-261 Hipflask

    Hi Guys,

    Bought this at a country auction a few years ago, the stopper is a swastika, reminiscent of the 'party badge':
    See below

    Any help or thoughts appreciated,
    Tom

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    Don't know why the picture does not want to show larger, but anyway, I think this is a not old, fantasy piece.

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    UnknownSoldier
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    Well I've had it for probably 6 years maybe a little longer, but it wasn't massively pricey and wasn't listed as anything special it was just an estate sale, loads of old furniture and the like. Also U-261 is the most boring u boat possible, it was only at sea around the Shetland isles for 7 months, in that time it made no attacks and was not attacked then it was sank of the coast by a lucky strike, surely you'd make a fantasy item to a more famous boat???

    ATB,
    Tom

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    So, this one looks like a fantasy, but who knows- today all fakes is handmade, why not to be a war time art? It's hard to say through, but I can say my opinion only by touching it myself.
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Default Re: U-261 Hipflask

    Hi Tom, sorry this is indeed a fantasy item made in Poland.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    UnknownSoldier
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    Default Re: U-261 Hipflask

    I agree, I was only specualting, that if your going to make a fantasy Item, you make it to make money, so logically you choose a famous person or sub or whatever. However it is exceptionally well made, without being 'professional', and it has a German hallmark on the base.

    Tom

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    Quote by UnknownSoldier View Post
    I agree, I was only specualting, that if your going to make a fantasy Item, you make it to make money, so logically you choose a famous person or sub or whatever. However it is exceptionally well made, without being 'professional', and it has a German hallmark on the base.

    Tom
    Famous item's will not sale- due of all peoples will say that this is fake
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    UnknownSoldier
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    Default Re: U-261 Hipflask

    I suppose, I'm far to logical, and that is my downfall :-)

    Tom

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    Hi Tom, fakers etc are strange people. They do some very odd things!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    The Enforcer
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    nice !

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