This one is a fake.
Best Regards, fischer
I have to agree with my old mate, sorry. Stewy
I appreciate the opinions, but I need some more info on this...can either of you provide documented information as to why this is a fake? If so what time frame fake or origin? Is this a later 2000-16 fake...or a 90's fake or ? Please provide the additional info as to why and point me to the documented part if possible?
Hi there, although I can't give you a timeframe for this fake. The catch should be integral to the badge due to zinc Assmann's being manufactured by a die injection process. The catch is not a repair, also there's pitting on the reverse. The hinge on these has a rounded top, not flat. A different style of pin was used on originals too. And to cap it. It has a Junker/missing leaf eagles head not a zinc Assmann one. Kind regards, Stewy
IAB Assmann 4 - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
Here is a thread on WAF that shows an original.
IAB Assmann "4" in silver - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
If you want documented statements, you'll have to find that yourself.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Beaty , it is me Dion from the Facebook page I admin, the IAB is a 1 looker fake as I had tyld you. Possibly thrown in from your relatives as a replacement award, the polizei stickpins look bad also. As I said, the important family stuff like award docs are all in there. Like my Grandfather all his stuff was lost in Russian captivity an he used his soldbuc to roll ciggs when he got home to Germany in the 50s. It is not uncommon to find fakes in family hordes.
That explains a lot Dion. I couldn't work out why there were two posters of the same ISA (here & WAF). Stewy
Suspicious when most of the pics are on an angle and not straight on.
He really wanted to be sure it is fake I guess.