Metallwarenfabrik mate you need to adjust to people who do not have as much knowledge as you, and sometimes your posts are a bit hostile to people who are learning and starting.
08-19-2013 11:56 AM
Bob: Do you know what the differences are between the originals and repros? It is agreed that there are originals?
by BOB COLEMAN
Metallwarenfabrik: Thank you for all the information that you have provided in this thread.
I too have one of these and have always wondered what it was used for. I just might have to test it out to see if it is indeed a frisbee.
I have no idea. They were never an area of interest for me. In fact, I had no idea they had been reproduced until Jo's post on this thread. Sorry, but determining the differences between real and repro will have to be a study done by others.
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Hi these badges look to be Finnish shoulder board badges
by Jo Rivett
Some excellent info and points raised in this thread - not least by 'Metallwarenfabrik.'
Very interesting - thanks all.
Another point in regards to other dealers/collectors (not anyone posting in this thread prior to this post) perpetuating the myth about this item or other more high value items being the real thing and not fakes, could be (could be and most likely are) in order to make sure the value of their items are maintained.
Clearly some fraudulent dealers/collectors go to these lengths without a second thought in order to make a dollar/euro/what ever currency.
(as mentioned in another now nuked thread (lot of that going around these days), there are some dubious dealers/collectors, who prey on the unsuspecting within this hobby of ours).
Further more, buy the item - not the story. Use common sense.
So, are all aluminum DAF emblems fakes, or are the ones with hardware and plastic bases sometimes genuine?
This plaque was a repro piece. I bought one in the 70s from Delta-International of CA. and its bad!I went looking for one of there catalogs and the plaque,by the time I find them we will be celebrating 2100.
Wait, did you damage the pin? It was used by the Finnish Suojeluskunta (Civil Guard) and it is definitely real, just not of course German.
by Jo Rivett