this is a postwar fake known as the "popeye fake" due to the large and bulging eyeball on the eagle.
Probably produced by Staegemeir and discussed on other fora in the past.
See the link below.
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Hi Chris , sorry but I agree completely with Martin that this is a fake , as pointed out ,the adler's head is a real giveaway. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
I think it is a Staegemeir fake................close, but not close enough
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
same from me.
Thanks for the help guys