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Infanterie Sturmabzeichen GWL

Article about: I have just secured this IAB, its my first so any comments welcome Thanks Nick

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    I have just secured this IAB, its my first so any comments welcome

    Thanks

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hi

    That is a beauty Nick!
    It looks like it has all of the original silver finish!

    Thanks

    Cameron

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    The badge has been identified as a fake so I wont be buying this one !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Sorry to hear the news Nick!
    Hope you can return it.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Sorry to hear the news Nick!
    Hope you can return it.
    Ralph.
    I havent bought it yet Ralph, thought I would put it up for comments first

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hi Nick,

    Could you please take a couple of close detail shots of the catch please?

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Ignore my last post, for some reason there appeared only one reply when I posted! Has it been identified as a Hero fake by any chance, or even Staegmaier??

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hi Ned

    Thomas Durante quoted - "The soft details on the obverse, as well as the crude, soft edges around the entire reverse are the first big red flags here. The cast-in hinge and catch are also crudely formed, compared with originals"

    Do you think its a Staeg fake mate ?

    Here is an original from Thomas' collection:

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Hi Ned

    Thomas Durante quoted - "The soft details on the obverse, as well as the crude, soft edges around the entire reverse are the first big red flags here. The cast-in hinge and catch are also crudely formed, compared with originals"

    Do you think its a Staeg fake mate ?

    Here is an original from Thomas' collection:

    Nick
    Hi Nick,

    I actually thought it was a Hero fake, known as the 'Adams apple fake' due to the slightly bulged throat seen on the reverse. The little dot/crater on the 6th oakleaf down that I've ringed is an even bigger tell, and close up photo's of the catch would have condemned it for certain. The GWL assault badge is the most highly and accurately faked version of this award, and the Hero type are being constantly updated, so you've gotta be really careful when looking at these.

    Regards, Ned.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hello all,

    This is GWL's design, no exceptions.

    William Kramer
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    Us and them - and after all weíre only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows itís not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.

    - US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD

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