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Real? Fake? What is it?

Article about: I've recently stepped from researching the Third Reich to collecting Third Reich memorabilia. My mother got this for me earlier and I have no idea what it is or even if it is real or fake. M

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    Question Real? Fake? What is it?

    I've recently stepped from researching the Third Reich to collecting Third Reich memorabilia. My mother got this for me earlier and I have no idea what it is or even if it is real or fake. Members here seem very knowledgeable about this kind of thing so I throw myself at your mercy.




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    Looks like some kind of 'tinnie', possibly for a military or veterans celebration. Could have been sold or distributed to veterans of the armed forces or purchased by general public at a rally or event. Usually these things will have some kind of marking on the back. Cannot advise as to its authenticity.

    For what it's worth, here is a link to a picture of one. You would expect it to have a clasp or pin of some sort to fasten it to shirt or jacket, etc.

    WWII German Tinnie Collectibles Price Guide - MilitaryItems.com

    The symbol indicates it would have been associated with the Nationalsozialistische Kriegsopferversorgung (NSKOV), meaning "National Socialist War Victim's Care". Possibly some kind of donation badge or similar. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by roger9344; 02-13-2012 at 02:51 AM.

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    Thank you very much for the information.

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    You are welcome. Here is a picture of one.
    NSKOV donation badge - AndersonMilitaria

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    Hey guys,
    This badge was for the Winterhilfswerk's 'Tag der Wehrmacht' Event that was held on the 28th & 29th März 1942. There were 3 different badges that made up this series...it was known as the "Heroischen Emblemen"...or "Heroic Emblems" series. In my experience 99% of people think it has to do with the NSKOV...it actually doesn't.

    This is either an out and out reproduction...or someone had this made during the period to wear on a necklace. The original has no hole drilled in it and there is no pin back on the reverse. The quality is really good though...so it could have been something someone had made up during the period.

    More information on this badge can be found on page 77 of our book 'Winterhilfswerk...National Street/House Collections & More...'.

    Chrys

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    Chrys, that is good to know. Thank you! It sure resembles the NSKOV badge on the front and that is what confused me, as there were differences.

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    Hi Croc

    Welcome to the forum, you have yourself a nice tinnie there mate! Good luck with your TR collecting and dont forget to run anything by the guys in this forum before you purchase

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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