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Article about: I set up at my monthly militaria show at the AmVets Post 2 in Jackson N.J. and this Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen happened to come my way in a half cash/half trade offer, along with several

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    I set up at my monthly militaria show at the AmVets Post 2 in Jackson N.J. and this Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen happened to come my way in a half cash/half trade offer, along with several other pieces, for one of my items. Please view this badge carefully and your thoughts are always appreciated. Maker indicated is Assmann & Sons.

    I must apologize, as I wish that my camera took better pictures.

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    Last edited by Richard Kimmel; 02-17-2014 at 09:33 PM.

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    Hi Richard,

    Unfortunately this is a poorly cast fake badge.

    It does not resemble a zinc (or tombak for that matter) Assmann badge in any way. The hinge, pin, catch, makers mark are all wrong and the pitting on the reverse is a good indicator of a poor cast fake.

    Here is another with clearer photos, note the die flaws on the back of the wreath and eagle are identical.
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    I didn't like it either Adrian.

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    For reference, here is an original late war zinc badge by Assmann.

    Photo credit obviously to Emedals.
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    Thanks gentlemen, I too had my suspissions but was not as familiar with Assmann badges as I would like to have been. I accepted it anyway, just in case, as one never knows when they hit the jackpot. Thanks again

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    I can only agree, not a original Assmann Beobachterabzeichen.

    KR
    Joe

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    grumpy looking bird. lol

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    We all know one..........

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    That's just the mean face of war. lol

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