for me this badge looks OK. One-picece construction by Arno Walpach Salzburg. Version with dark lacquered clouds. Pos. 8.02. i Weber's book.
The AWS Erdkampfabzeichen is faked to an excellent degree, and this badge is unfortunately one of them. Note the "flash" on the reverse edge at both 10 and 12 o'clock, that's the killer. It's found on a well known fake badge and is always identical as they are cast from the same mold. If the badge were genuine then there would be no two the same. So, take a look at this proven fake and compare it to the OP's badge, can you see any differences.....??? I can't.
'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.
agree with Ned.bad.
Ned is right again - and my first impression was wrong
There is one more characteristic sign for this fake, I suppose: a sratch on 11, repeated on both pictures (white marked)
reagrds - and sorry for confusion...
Cheers guys helpful as always, I've informed the guy
Ned and Tomasz have nailed it, a well known copy I'm afraid. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway