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WWI Iron Cross - Original or Fake?

Article about: Last year I bought an WWI Iron Cross and need your help. Im not a colector, I just love WW history (both WWI/WWII). Is it possible to find out if it is a fake or an original one? Is there a

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    Matguns
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    Last year I bought an WWI Iron Cross and need your help. Im not a colector, I just love WW history (both WWI/WWII). Is it possible to find out if it is a fake or an original one? Is there a methode, place por person that could solve my problem?
    Thanks a lot
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    Default Re: WWI Iron Cross - Original or Fake?

    Hard to tell from the photos. It looks a little TOO clean
    however that might be caused by the glare from the flash.

    A good, clear "close-up" of the cross without the flash would
    really be helpfull.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Matguns
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    Default Re: WWI Iron Cross - Original or Fake?

    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    Hard to tell from the photos. It looks a little TOO clean
    however that might be caused by the glare from the flash.

    A good, clear "close-up" of the cross without the flash would
    really be helpfull.
    Ill take some new pics right noow

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    Matguns
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    Ill take some new pics right noow
    Its quite hard to take pics during the night, so Ill try tomorrow again. But I made 3 new without flashlight
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    Hi, It looks o.k. to me. Any maker mark on the ring? Nice Austro-Hungarian ribbon by the way

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    Hi Matguns, second set of photos fine, doesnt look as new now !....it looks fine to me, nice trifold Austrian style ribbon mount, look at the suspesion ring with a magnifying glass & see if there are any marks stamped in it, a letter or two or symbol, as most where marked. Constructed of 3 parts, back/rear frames & centre iron core (sometimes they rattle!), look for the seam along the entire edge.

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    Hi Matguns , it looks a nice example in real nice condition

    cheers Al

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    Matguns
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    Quote by oradour View Post
    Hi Matguns, second set of photos fine, doesnt look as new now !....it looks fine to me, nice trifold Austrian style ribbon mount, look at the suspesion ring with a magnifying glass & see if there are any marks stamped in it, a letter or two or symbol, as most where marked. Constructed of 3 parts, back/rear frames & centre iron core (sometimes they rattle!), look for the seam along the entire edge.

    I searched for a symbol and I found these to "things"! I dont believe that they mean anything. Are they markers?
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    Hi, the marks a partial maker maker letter. Could be a O or a G

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    Quote by DUJAILAH View Post
    Hi, the marks a partial maker maker letter. Could be a O or a G
    It's not a "G". Godet did not use that style of core in their crosses.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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