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Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

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    Default Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

    Hello all
    what are you opinions on this medal?
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    Default Re: German-Italian Africa medal original?

    it looks it was either cleaned recently or it is a fake.
    i would go with cleaning.
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    Default Re: German-Italian Africa medal original?

    In your opinion it's original but someone has cleaned it and ruined its condition ?

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    Default Re: Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

    Basically yes - The photos are blurry ( maybe it's my tired eyes ! ) but if original,
    all the original bronze toning has been removed - likely by a 5 minute dip
    in rust/tarnish remover such as 'CLR'. It's worth somewhat less than
    an untouched one, plus there is no ribbon. Should be around
    $50-$60ish, IMO.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

    Please compare with my example (the shiny area is vaseline to stop a little corrosion)

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    Default Re: Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

    Nice item you have, I think they both look close enough so I think it's 100 % genuine. I will make a sneaky haggle on it and see if I can get a bargin.
    Daniel

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    Default Re: Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

    Well good luck to you but your example above isn't the only one out there. Personally I'd be waiting for a better example. Theres some saying that goes like "the bitterness of a bad buy remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten"...or something like that.

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    Default Re: Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

    Don't forget you will need a ribbon as this one doesn't appear to have one. Finding a ribbon will be much harder than finding another medal with it's ribbon.

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    Default Re: Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

    Very true, I've never seen an original ribbon for this award for sale anywhere.

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    Default Re: Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Felfzug in Afrika - original?

    Here is my original first issue Africa korps medal. The original ribbon has a bobby pin but that is not in this picture.
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    Morris

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