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German silver wound badge with engraving

Article about: picked this up in an auction last year,,,engraving looks a little crude,,,opinions please,,,thanks,,Robert

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    picked this up in an auction last year,,,engraving looks a little crude,,,opinions please,,,thanks,,Robert
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    An original badge but I would be very wary of the engraving - as on any award - especially as it's to an SS recipient. Engraving like this is normally added to sex up an otherwise ordinary badge. If original shouldn't the word 'Unterscharfuhrer' have an umlaut in there somewhere? It's crude enough to be believeable but as I mentioned before, I would treat it with scepticism.

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    Thanks for your reply Adrian,,,another mystery in collecting,,,Robert

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    An original badge but I would be very wary of the engraving - as on any award - especially as it's to an SS recipient. Engraving like this is normally added to sex up an otherwise ordinary badge. If original shouldn't the word 'Unterscharfuhrer' have an umlaut in there somewhere? It's crude enough to be believeable but as I mentioned before, I would treat it with scepticism.
    A good point Adrian, but I wonder why someone would go to that trouble to sex up a relatively low cost item. I would like to think the proud recipient did it himself

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    I wonder why someone would go to that trouble to sex up a relatively low cost item.
    To turn a relatively low cost item into a relatively high cost item!

    I know what you mean though but EK1s get 'upgraded' with bogus inscriptions and they're relatively inexpensive. I too would like to believe the recipient did it himself and if it was for a humble infantryman or the like it would be more believable but the SS dedication immediately makes me suspicious.
    Maybe I'm just a cynic!

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    To turn a relatively low cost item into a relatively high cost item!

    I know what you mean though but EK1s get 'upgraded' with bogus inscriptions and they're relatively inexpensive. I too would like to believe the recipient did it himself and if it was for a humble infantryman or the like it would be more believable but the SS dedication immediately makes me suspicious.
    Maybe I'm just a cynic!
    I agree, I think we have a right to be cynical when we see 'SS' stamped on something

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    I agree, I think we have a right to be cynical when we see 'SS' stamped on something

    Nick
    Yep! Be suspicious indeed! But dont out-right dismiss it . Just because it's rare doesnt mean it's fake.Someone said my beret was a fake because it was rare.

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