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Heeres Flak Abzeichen

Article about: Hey guys, Friends just picked it up for me at local antique mall. Has the same back as the panzer badge I posted and everyone said was fake. Only thing that makes me feel it maybe ok is the

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    Default Heeres Flak Abzeichen

    Hey guys,
    Friends just picked it up for me at local antique mall. Has the same back as the panzer badge I posted and everyone said was fake. Only thing that makes me feel it maybe ok is the other badge that came from theseller(supposely a vet) you guys said was good. Anyways thanks for the help.
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    Last edited by Adrian; 09-01-2012 at 10:07 AM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    Default Re: Scared to ask but here I go

    Unfortunately it is a fake. The hinge being an integral part of the badge is a giveaway.

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    Default Re: Scared to ask but here I go

    Sorry but i have to agree, the badge itself is very flat and thin looking and as adrian has already said that hinge is very poor indeed with what looks like a peice of bent brass as a pin.

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    Default Re: Scared to ask but here I go

    I have had lots of friends going to Europe saying "if I see any German stuff, I'll grab it for you" ....... and I have to politely decline their kind offer.
    The chances of a friend stumbling upon a genuine piece is like me winning the lotto!!

    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Bummer, atleast I am learning. The hinge is what scared me. I will if my friend can return it. Thanks for the help!

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    i looked at this before and declined to comment as i don't consider myself expert on these, but i must say that hinge really doesn't look like anything you'd see on any authentic badge. it looks "bridge-like" with a lot more play for the pin to rock back and forth than would have been indicative of the quality of a period badge so i am not surprised to see Adrian pointing out the pin as a giveaway at all.

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    Default Re: Heeres Flak Abzeichen

    come on guys,you missed the postwar RS clip.wakey wakey.

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    Default Re: Heeres Flak Abzeichen

    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    come on guys,you missed the postwar RS clip.wakey wakey.
    That's because the hinge draws the eye away from it!

    Not really a typical post war Souval catch as the cut out piece seems to be missing and a round wire hook is soldered in it's place. In fact I'm not sure it the catch plate isn't moulded as part of the badge too and is in fact not a seperate piece.

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    i can definitely see his point. a cut out there for sure. yet, as you point out Adrian, the catch is a round wire type.

    i missed that cut out. it's almost like a hybrid or as you suggest perhaps an altered post war catch assembly.

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