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4 Imperial Wound Badges

Article about: Hi guys, I received these 4 imperial wound badges this week. The one that bothers me is the black one. It's from a well known German dealer but now that I have it in my hands it just doesn't

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    Hi guys,

    I received these 4 imperial wound badges this week. The one that bothers me is the black one. It's from a well known German dealer but now that I have it in my hands it just doesn't look right. There's no helmet rim and the pin looks to new to me. Any opinions?
    Cheers,
    Pieter

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    i dunno but these all look like either brand new badges or in very good condition none of these look to have ever been worn as theres no wear what so ever

    bear in mind these are at least 93 years old

    tom

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    Very nice ! Jealousy !!! Lol i was thinking the same about the black grade but wait for a expert !

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    looking at it again the black wound badge looks 3d it sticks out both sides and not just one side

    tom

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    The pebbeling looks all wrong. No expert either but the gold also does not look right in that department.
    I hope others come along with a positive view ... but.
    Notice the lack of space between the beading.

    Good luck, Rudy

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    Also look at the shape of the bow and the detail on the leafs ...

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    Thanks for the comments guys.
    The gold one is definitely good, it came from Andre Huesken who would never risk his reputation for a couple of euros.

    The fact that all look new is no coincidence: I try to pick out the mint ones. Plenty of used ones out there, but I don't mind looking longer and spending more for crisp ones.

    The black one is from Germania Teutonia, also a reputable dealer over here in Germany. I just don't know what to think of it. Guess I will wait for more comments.

    Cheers,

    Pieter

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    Pieter, the IMO the black one you are concerned about is a fake, it is as the others state about detail, especially the "pebbles" and the "berries", notice the berries at 7 o'clock, they (there should be two) should be well defined and of a uniform size, compare with the other badges.....get your money back.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    .... and 4 others (from my friends at the House of History). Danke Kai!

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    pieter i have never seen a wound badge with such a large (thick) pin befor they are usually thin so thats odd the others look good

    tom

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