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Infanterie Sturmabzeichen Badge Marked "G": Authentic piece?

Article about: Hi, guys. I saw this infantry assault badge in an antique store today while out of town and going for a good price. It looked good to me as far as detailing on the obverse and the overall ca

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    Question Infanterie Sturmabzeichen Badge Marked "G": Authentic piece?

    Hi, guys. I saw this infantry assault badge in an antique store today while out of town and going for a good price. It looked good to me as far as detailing on the obverse and the overall casting quality. The reverse looks okay and is marked "G" on the middle of the back. The badge appears to have a moderate amount of silver left on the front. I took these photos without my regular camera and very hastily on my phone in poor lighting, so I apologize for the quality. Can anyone confirm from these very bad photos if this badge is authentic? Can someone tell me who the G maker mark is for? If I go back to the shop I'll bring my camera!

    Thanks,
    Adam
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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen Badge Marked "G": Authentic piece?

    Hello

    From these pics there is no way to tell if the badge is original or fake.

    As for the maker mark "G" I have never seen this before. Was the letter stamped into the back of the badge?

    From reading your description I think there are two possibilities;

    1. An original badge with a maker mark added to enhance the value.
    2. The badge and the mm are fake.

    Best Regards, fischer

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen Badge Marked "G": Authentic piece?

    Quote by fischer View Post
    Hello

    From these pics there is no way to tell if the badge is original or fake.

    As for the maker mark "G" I have never seen this before. Was the letter stamped into the back of the badge?

    From reading your description I think there are two possibilities;

    1. An original badge with a maker mark added to enhance the value.
    2. The badge and the mm are fake.

    Best Regards, fischer
    Hi Adam,
    I completely agree with fischer, the pics are way too bad to make any sort of guess.
    Another possibility - was the 'G' definitely a 'G'? Any chance it might have been something else? I've seen on many occasions makers marks and stamps being misread, especially if they're faint. (I'm not doubting what you say, just want to be completely clear. )

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen Badge Marked "G": Authentic piece?

    Thanks, guys! I was pretty certain these photos were going to be worthless. If I swing back by there I'll try again. It definitely had the letter g in the middle of the back, though.

    Best,
    Adam

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