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Real or fake: 1813 Iron Cross stick pin

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    Default Real or fake: 1813 Iron Cross stick pin

    Hi guys,

    Does this one look real or fake to you? Looks pretty good to me.




    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Real or fake: 1813 Iron Cross stick pin

    looks slopy cast, swirl cork screw on the pin ?

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    Default Re: Real or fake: 1813 Iron Cross stick pin

    Yep, swirl cork screw is there.



    Also, the pictures I took earlier are pretty tight close up shots. The pin is actually tiny and needs to be looked at through a magnifying glass to see the details/writing on it. Could that explain the sloppy appaearance? In reality, it seems actually quite refined. It's just super small. Here is a pic for size comparison next to a NSDAP badge. What do you think?


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    Default Re: Real or fake: 1813 Iron Cross stick pin

    I'm not a fan of this one. I don't like the looks of the back of it at all.

    That being said, we don't have much to compare to. Miniatures really did not come into fashion until post 1870. I don't think I have ever seen a period made 1813 mini. Remember also that originally the 1813 was displayed with the blank side out. A true early 1813 mini would not have any core details.

    This might be a piece made 1870-1914 but my gut says it was made MUCH more recently than that.
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    Default Re: Real or fake: 1813 Iron Cross stick pin

    Actually, it was sold as a WWI era pin. Does this make sense?

    I know the back looks sloppy on the picture. But you'd really have to see it in real life I guess. In real size, it's actually quite impressive how clean and detailed it is.

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