09-04-2016 10:41 PM
Nice! It's amazing how different the signature is compared to mine. Were there three patterns?
Not just the signature but the whole inscription.
There were not three patterns to my knowledge.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
I am very sceptical. How could this protoype "serve as sampling" (diente als Musterstück), if it is wholly different as the mass-produced cross? And please look at this suspesnion: have seen similiar one used in any German decoration in this period?
Once this one has sold I wonder how many more prototypes will appear.
It is not a cross I have any belief in.
All the best
I don't believe it either. The bronze has no 75 years of aging to it and the top half of the badge looks far too cheap and tinny. Personally, I would not want it in my collection. €2,500?? Not even with good meds to help....
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Fair do’s whoever thought this one up has got some great imagination.
Thanks for all your input. I have read negative things about the seller, but thought surely someone can't intentionally harm the very people who supports him. Sad.
He has sold many, many other "unique" or even out and out fakes in the past as well as some very nice and rare items. Non though are at bargain prices, regardless, but he is still a dealer that carries weight.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.