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Repaired, Hollowback Infanterie Sturmabzeichen

Article about: Hi guys, This badge is for sale at a local shop. I am not keen on a couple of details, but I do like the material. I have heard that hollowback badges are also somewhat controversial. Could

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    Default Repaired, Hollowback Infanterie Sturmabzeichen

    Hi guys,

    This badge is for sale at a local shop. I am not keen on a couple of details, but I do like the material. I have heard that hollowback badges are also somewhat controversial. Could I please get some expert opinions on it?

    If better photos are needed, I will go back this weekend with my actual camera, and not my phone...

    Thanks,
    Mo
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    Default Re: Repaired, Hollowback Infanterie Sturmabzeichen

    Hi Mo

    This one is attributed to the firm of Franke & Co. Lüdenscheid or FCL. Like most, this hollow FCL has lost it's frosted electroplated finish with time.
    As the pictures are bad, it looks like a crack between the wreath and k98 stock has been repaired. Hardware is original with the sheet metal hinge having an oblong form hinge base and a directly soldered "?" style catch.

    All TR combat badges, not just the hollows can be controversial. The fakers have ruined this hobby for many collectors. Knowledge is our only defense.

    Best Regards, fischer

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    Default Re: Repaired, Hollowback Infanterie Sturmabzeichen

    Hi Fischer!

    Many thanks for the info. Badges are a minefield, of course, but guys like you help me learn the finer details. I only have a few kriegsabzeichen, and most are minensuch abzeichen. The only infanterie sturmabzeichen I have is a relic example from Belgium.

    This badge is $35, so I think I will be jumping on it then.

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    Get it bought!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Get it bought! Cheers, Ade.
    Absolutely ! It would not bother me that it had been repaired, as long as it was not a botched job ! which this rather delicious IAB clearly is not !
    Prost ! Steve.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Get it bought!

    Cheers, Ade.
    Yes, sir! I'll go pick it up today. Thank you all for your help.

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    Following Ade's orders, I went and got the badge. They knocked it down to $30 for me.

    Here are some photos that do it justice.
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