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SS Brocade centre on cigarette case?

Article about: I don't collect brocades, but this came in from a friend. It came from a house clearance a few years back. Looks like trench art, Brit soldiers souvenir. The cig case I believe to be 30's of

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    Any time I see a thread about cigarette cases or engraved SS bayonets it is a 99% + it is a fake.

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    so if the buckle isn't real, this old soldier must have done this with a 70's fake.
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 05-31-2016 at 11:38 PM.

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    Vets brought back tons of fakes as well as good items. It was a cottage industry in the decimated post-war Germany to manufacture GI/tourist souvenirs for them. Times were incredibly hard-especially in the 45-46 Winter and people had to live. Their menfolk were away in POW camps and so they peddled junk to the occupation troops for a few dollars to buy food and fuel. This could just as easily have been made in Germany and been brought back by the elderly gent you mentioned. It's impossible to ascribe one definite origin for stuff like this. Bottom line being, it's not made from a real belt buckle, despite who and when it came back with.

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

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