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Flottenkriegsabzeichen - real or fake.

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    Default Flottenkriegsabzeichen - real or fake.

    any thoughts on this please, I am not sure of the hardware or originality.

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    There are only two types of Orth HSF badges accepted as genuine as far as I know and this one doesn't even come close i'm afraid.

    Both are zinc, one has a soldered wraparound hinge and roundwire '?' shaped catch and pin, and the other has a "cast in" type of hardware with a roundwire pin. Checkout these reverse shots of both types, if it ain't like them then it ain't real is probably fair to say.

    Regards, Ned.

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    thanks I did not think it was. I am slowly getting better with your help and hope when I get better I can help others also. all the best allan

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    I agree with Ned,

    i'm afraid,a definate fake Allan.


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    A very bad fake.

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    Looks like it has been burnt to age it.

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    Hi ,as the chaps have already said , this is a very poor fake ,I do not even think it is made of the correct base metal. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    I can't recall ever seeing a coke bottle pin on an Orth...Definitely not one I would want. The quality itself speaks volumes.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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