Hi guys i eventually bought Thomas's book and came across this FLL clasp have i stumbled across a rare clasp with the fluted pin and wire catch with a crimped hinge or another crappy fake i look forward to your replies
08-15-2013 05:52 PM
Looks good to me, friend....
Looks like a decent Silver CCC but the zinc has eaten the silver finish away almost entirely.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
The fluted pin is a good sign of a late war FLL Nahkampfspange. The signs of die wear on the obverse are what you'd expect to see, all looks o.k. for me, I like it.
'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.
A good one for me too. Seen some action in it's time I bet. Nice find. Stewy
It looks good although I don't know how 'rare' this variation is.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
Unusual to see a round wire catch rather than a flat wire type. Makes me think this was a transitional variant. Early late war, if there is such a thing. Stewy
Original Linden clasp in silver.
Thanks for all the replies i don't actually own the clasp but was watching it at auction i did bid on this but never won the item but hope to have better look next time