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Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen.

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    just picked up this obsevers badge , would like to here your thoughts on it .Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen.

    Those do not look like Assman rivets to me.

    William Kramer
    Us and them - and after all were only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows its not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.

    - US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD

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    Quote by all1knew View Post
    Those do not look like Assman rivets to me.

    William Kramer
    I can only agree with William.Its a fake,based on a late war zinc Assmann badge.As William have said Assmann never used rivets like this on their late war badges.Also the maker mark and wrong set up are red flags imo.

    KR
    Joe

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen.

    Here's a known fake based on a 3rd pattern Assmann Observer badge. Notice the set up and rivets appear to be the same.

    Regards, Ned.

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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen.

    thanks for info ,found a site that shows a assman obsever badge with the same setup as mine and the one you showed they claim it to be real here is the link WWII GERMAN BADGES AND MEDALS PRICE GUIDE - MilitaryItems.com

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen.

    Not all sites like this get it right. You will find many reference sites with fakes purported to be original just are you will find many dealers selling fakes which they claim to be original.

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    Hello there,

    The Observer badge on the site is not authentic either.

    William Kramer
    Us and them - and after all were only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows its not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.

    - US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD

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    Quote by lamont View Post
    thanks for info ,found a site that shows a assman obsever badge with the same setup as mine and the one you showed they claim it to be real here is the link WWII GERMAN BADGES AND MEDALS PRICE GUIDE - MilitaryItems.com
    This site is really not good.
    chris

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen.

    can any one post a real assman observers badge as referance to what you are all are talking about ?

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Beobachterabzeichen.

    Have a look here to see one. The site is worth book marking too as there are many images of many badges which are all original. A very good reference.

    This badge is made of tombak, not zinc. Note the makers mark is stamped into the badge, not raised above the surface.

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