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EK1 real or fake?

Article about: good day, could you please help tellin me: in your oppinion if its original or a replica, thanks.

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    templodeldogo
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    good day, could you please help tellin me: in your oppinion if its original or a replica,

    thanks.







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    Hi, Templodeldogo. Welcome to the forum.

    That there is a 1939 Spange 'attached' ( your last photo, on the right side ) my first
    impressions are that it's a fake. These 'combination' awards are very rare.

    Aside from the fact I cannot see the pin assembly, the areas on the frame where
    the arms of the cross meet are very crudely finished - like someone has filed
    the material or used a saw - Iron Cross frames were die struck. '1914' sits
    rather high also. Not fond of the bronze catch either..........
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 01-14-2011 at 12:30 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    templodeldogo
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    thank you very much; here`s some extra photos that might help.








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    templodeldogo
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    yeah, the crown looks kinda funny too...

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    templodeldogo, as already said, badly made fake/reproduction.....crude hinge/pin and quality is no where near "Juncker" craftmanship ! (or any other period maker, come to that !) sorry.......
    Prost ! Steve.
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    i concur with the above comments,,,terrible workmanship...

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    Berlin stamp is poor

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    The "Muffin Crown" fake.
    This style fake has been floating around for the last 10 years or so. Easy to spot because
    of it's distinct "Muffin" crown. It can be found in both 1914 and 1870 versions and with
    several different makers marks and mounting attachments. (BTW-There is no original
    ww1 Iron cross marked "Juncker"

    here are a few examples----
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