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Flugzeugführerabzeichen: Fake?

Article about: Didn't pay very much for it, bought it on an impulse. Would like to know for sure if I have a nice paperweight or does it go in the safe? Thanks everyone. No maker marks, it's heavy and has

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    Default Flugzeugführerabzeichen: Fake?

    Didn't pay very much for it, bought it on an impulse. Would like to know for sure if I have a nice paperweight or does it go in the safe? Thanks everyone. No maker marks, it's heavy and has a lot of tooling marks on the back, has solder between the eagle and the base. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default re: Flugzeugführerabzeichen: Fake?

    Hello, I am really not liking this piece for many reasons. Firstly the metal appears to be a shinny alloy that could easily be bent under pressure. The swastika is out of shape and lacking the detail that would be seen on original pieces. Finally the reverse looks to be very pitted due to cheap casting and the rivets also appear to be wrong.
    Thanks, Glen.

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    Original pilot badges are $400+ for late war zinc types, and up to
    around $1,500 for quality cased badges.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Flugzeugführerabzeichen: Fake?

    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    Sadly it is a paper weight.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: Flugzeugführerabzeichen: Fake?

    Hello and welcome!

    Sadly, you've got a paperweight. A cast fake of poor quality.

    Hopefully your next post will bring better news!

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