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    Just bought these 3 wwii german badges from an antique store for $40. I was wondering if any of these are real? Thanks!

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    They all look fake to me due to their pin set up

    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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    All definitely fakes. Sorry to say, but I hope you can get your $40 bucks back. The Norwegian Front Fighter badge is Particularly bad. Look at the monster like face of the warrior and the fragmented leg wrapping straps...not to mention too, that this was made of solid Silver and are worth big bucks when an original can be found-which isn't all that often.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    ho dear.

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    Have to agree with Nick and William - all bad I'm afraid.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    All bad like the others have stated before me. Reverse markings on the two enamel badges are known fake markings, attachments in the coffin shape style, poor design and obverse enamel... Ges Gesch on the Norwegian made Frontkjemper badge, should have silver markings, solid and not cut-out as the design should be except for on the miniature stickpin versions -- etc. etc.

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    Seems you got reamed pal!

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    Welcome to the Forum. See if you can return them. If the pieces were genuine, $40 would have been a great bargain. These days, if the price is too good to be true, the item is likely a fake.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Thanks for the help!

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    A good rule to remember: The coffin-shaped pin-plate is the kiss of death!
    cheers, Glenn

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