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18 yrs service medal question

Article about: Hello everyone, I picked up this 18 year service badge in a pile of other medals for really cheap. However, I do not know its authenticity. The ribbon looks like an Austrian style but it is

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    Hello everyone,

    I picked up this 18 year service badge in a pile of other medals for really cheap. However, I do not know its authenticity. The ribbon looks like an Austrian style but it is in red instead of blue?? I have to admit, I'm more into imperial items myself so sorry for my ignorance. Any thoughts?

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    Last edited by Klaus Fisher; 02-09-2012 at 03:07 AM.

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    Default Re: 18 yrs service medal question

    Wrong ribbon of course, but the medal has an extra ring
    added - normally only one ring was attached to the
    medal itself - it's possibly been reworked.

    This one also has very poor details.

    A repro IMO.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Think you need to provide close ups of the eagle and the medsl itself for the more knowledgeable to be able to judge

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    One look at the back convinced me it is bad, but wait
    and see what a few others have to say.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    All the ones I have come across are magnetic.
    Pete

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    I dont like it either. Detail is poor, where is the original suspension ring? Not one I would have.

    Here is my example to compare

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    Hi Klaus,
    Thank you for posting, I can only agree with the others, a fake.

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    Yep, that's what I'm seeing. Thanks for the help!

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