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Need opinions on this odd colored Luftwaffe Flakkampfabzeichen

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    Default Need opinions on this odd colored Luftwaffe Flakkampfabzeichen

    I picked up this Luftwaffe Flak Badge in a lot with some other misc militaria (some good some not), and wanted to post this for opinions. Though I've never come across one of this color, I believe I recall reading that they plated various medals so perhaps this one just lost its plating over time? What intrigues me most is the level of detail, and the style pin on the reverse. Its a solid piece, not flimsy in any way.

    Thoughts??

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    Looks repro to me. Donīt think they did these as holh or in bronze color.

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    My thoughts are that it is a fake badge!

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    I have never seen a badge of this type made like this one before...........never mind the colour. Not good in my opinion.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Ade, when you say you haven't seen a badge of this type made like this one, do you mean the way it is put together, the fact that it's hollow, or something else entirely? Do you agree that the detail is good, or do you think the detail is even shoddy?

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    Hi Darren, never seen this semi hollow type construction before: but bear in mind I have never made any great study of these badges and I don't have Marc's book on them.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Its a poor fake.The observe is based on an original one by an unknown maker called as "ball hinge", Here is an original one to compare:
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    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I'll put this one in the pile of fakes for future reference

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Darren, never seen this semi hollow type construction before: but bear in mind I have never made any great study of these badges and I don't have Marc's book on them.

    Cheers, Ade.

    I have to say that I bought at once the badge which was 100% identical to this one fake...
    That happened in SZCZECIN flee market, Poland...
    Last edited by Adrian; 10-19-2010 at 01:07 AM.

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    Bummer Bruno! I know the feeling

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