Deemed not to be a genuine gold clasp on WAF as well then!
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
I personally take no pleasure from this, but Tom Durante is THE man on these matters. Although it's interesting that he agrees with the other poster that the "close combat clasp is refinished", but does not mention the other points he raises. For the record, other than the re-gilding, I believe the clasp is original, albeit pretty worn, and perhaps Mr. Durante does too.
'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.
I stay to my opinion.The clasp itself is original.The gold finish is a bad joke....
Now the clasp is for sold on Carsten Baldes.Seen it at the update today for around 2100,- Euro.I wish the buyer much fun with it.....