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    Default Deutsche Kreuz im Silber.

    Based on the few pictures I have, could someone please comment on whether or not this piece is authentic?

    I've got enough expensive reproductions, so I would like to avoid getting stuck with another, if there are doubts regarding its German WWII production date.

    Thank you!


    Last edited by Adrian; 10-29-2011 at 11:52 AM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    Hi bd,
    For me, it is a fake. There are several reasons why I think so, the hinge is wrong for this maker, the makers mark numerals are wrong too, as well as being slightly in the wrong position. The wreath on the front is incorrect and the date font doesn't match any Klein DK I've seen. The little stripes above and below the date shouldn't be there. The quality of the enamelling of the swastika is lacking also. There might be a bit of artificial aging going on too.
    I would save your money.

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    I can only agree with Adrian's observations. The red border looks oversized too.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    The date is an instant give away

    Nick
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    It's a Latvian fake. They've been cropping up more and more in the last 5 years or so. Just about every mistake in it has been covered here already except the '11 o'clock flaw', that is also missing.
    '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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    Thank you, one and all, for your input!

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    A fake for me too,sorry. Stewy

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    Sorry I'm not sure how to post picts yet but one thing for sure this DKiS doesnt look anything like my DKiG 134

    Regards

    JC

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