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    Default Blutorden medal

    Hello guys,

    Real or fake?

    Cheers,
    Adam
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    Fake, sorry.

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    What makes you think its a fake? I dont really know too much about them.
    Cheers,
    Adam

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    In many of the fakes, the statues appear to be nothing more than blobs of pot metal. The lions flanking the steps often look like pigs of solder and often have large metal daubs that pass for full manes. In the real Blood Order the lions and their manes are sleek. Likewise, the two stylized Regenbogen on the frieze above the portals each feature four almost microscopic architectual "points" that are amazingly discernible under a glass.They are not just blurry round balls of metal. And all entablature features are perfectly finished off in great detail in the real medal.
    Note the serifs on top of the M in Munchen

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    Hi Adam,

    Take a look at this link, it'll show all you need to know. In the case of your medal without going into details too much, the serifs on the top of the 'M' of Munchen are a big no-no. There are many other problems with it that are explained here:

    German Militaria Blog: Three Views of the Blood Order

    Furthermore, it would be really helpful to all concerned if you took a look at getting your pic's correctly orientated, Check out this link by 'Richie C' for fixing that, it worked for me.

    The Forum's Original and EASY TO USE Image Hosting Feature

    Finally, welcome to the forum, it's a great reservoir of knowledge and informed collectors specialised in their own field, use it and enjoy it!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks guys for the info, out of interests are fakes worth anything and is there any point in holding on to it?

    Ahhh thanks for the links, I couldn't figure out how to rotate them, it was bugging me.

    Cheers for all the help,
    Adam

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    Let's just say if you like fishing it makes a good sinker......
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Lol, so I essentially have an $80 sinker...

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    Well, buying a BO for $80 should have been your first clue.

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    It was bought at an auction so yeah. Also im quite new to collecting, im only 18 and have been collecting for about two years so I dont know everything.

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