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Krimschild - Good, Fake, or "Blatant Fake"?

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    A late friend of mine used to make these distinctions between items; I'm inclined now to think the latter about this one! I hadn't added to my collection in quite a while, and probably shouldn'tve selected this particular item, since I don't know much about campaign shields and have been burned once before on a bad Kubanschild. Fortunately, that time I was able to trade it back to the seller for a decent silver wound badge.

    I liked the overall wear and condition on this, but after looking at others online several things jump out as "wrong" to me: it's not magnetic, but appears to be stamped brass rather than tombac or zinc; there are no separately attached prongs, only those two folded-over tabs and the possibility of two more nearer the eagle's wings; and the "corosion" on the back looks suspicious, like it could be artificial aging.

    Any thoughts on this would be most welcome!

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    You are right, James. It is chemically aged fake.

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    A poor quality and chemically age piece. IMO who knows? backing would help.
    Last edited by humble collector; 10-20-2013 at 08:58 PM.

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    Looks like the top mounting tabs have broken off!..
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    It's a strange one to me! Looks like an Orth type 'B' with the side tabs, but all Orth badges were magnetic. The remaining tabs look a little different in shape, they should have rounded tips I think. Obverse is pretty good looking, but the fact it's non magnetic means it must be a duffer unless it's by a maker i'm not aware of. I'll be interested what others think about this one!
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    Quote by big ned View Post
    It's a strange one to me! Looks like an Orth type 'B' with the side tabs, but all Orth badges were magnetic. The remaining tabs look a little different in shape, they should have rounded tips I think. Obverse is pretty good looking, but the fact it's non magnetic means it must be a duffer unless it's by a maker i'm not aware of. I'll be interested what others think about this one!
    I'm not dismissing this out of hand, it does look to have a chance!....
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