08-28-2013 05:04 PM
Hello Kev, these seem like awfully dark images for such a high end item. Are there only these two pics? If u were selling one, I would take more than just two pictures, but then again, we aren't all good photographers!
Kevin I agree with Dean on this ...A £2000 award needs lots more snaps... Cheers Terry.
A raised pin shot would be good if possible.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
It has Promise, but Absolutely more close ups and brighter photos are needed.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Better pics would really help you in making a decision. I like the piece! Is it maker marked under the pin?
It appears to be a Zimmermann cross, possibly a "heavy" version as the catch MAY be soldered directly to the rear plate rather than on a rectangular plate that is recessed, but these pictures are no way good enough to form a proper opinion once AGAIN....
Talking of the rear plate, the narrow, saw like cuts that define the rays are not seen on genuine DK's of any kind from known makers, they should be wider, but it may be the angle of the pic or distortion of the image that makes it look that way, so again, better images required. Also the catch end of the pin is not pointed as it is with all other Zimmermann/Klein crosses and that combined with the strange appearance of the rear plate and total waste of time, inadequate pictures would make me walk away from this one with no difficulty as it stands.
If you can Kevin, please try and get better pictures, as we all know how poor initial photo's of the "dotted date" cross you bought not long ago was the start of a previous unnecessary fiasco.
'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.
I think he is pulling pictures from online auction listings, some small houses are not super responsive to questions that entail more rummaging and work, especially for hyper picky TR types, and usually they won't make any judgments on authenticity, for obvious reasons. All part of the gamble in the effort to buy low and sell high IMO.
Though I agree that these photos aren't enough for a decisive answer, it certainly looks promising to me!
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