M1/72 Zimmermann Parteiabzeichen HELP!
Just picked up this Zimmermann yesterday. In hand it looked absolutely genuine, but after studying the enlarged details of my pictures compared to others I have found here, I have started to worry. Overall the pin looks good ,show's good detail, especially behind the red enamel, and appears to have good age. What I am worried about is the pin and the fact that the swaz doesn't took the inner circle at all 4 points. Also, the font of the 1 and 2 are different from others I have seen.
Are these just accepted variances of this maker over the life of production and I am worried for nothing, or did I pick up a pretty good looking fake?
Thanks for any and all help,
03-14-2015 04:15 PM
I am afraid its a coffin pin fake sorry.
You are correct see page 372 of Jo Rivetts party badge book. Also the sunken enamel on the swastika is usually a bad sign (but not always).
I think I saw this one on Craigslist. Yes a 'coffin' pin fake. I am glad the fakers are so sloppy.
Not Craigs list, a side deal with a friend. Really convincing fake to an inexperienced collector, of party pins anyway.