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U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen R.S. - opinions need

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    Default U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen R.S. - opinions need

    Hi guys,
    I would like to ask you for help with above mentioned u-boot badge which is marked R.S. I have checked some sites and for me it looks like original one. But I am not expert and I would like to know your opinions.
    Thank you for help,
    Mike
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    Default Re: U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen R.S. - opinions need

    i think it's a nice zinc U-boat badge by R.S.
    just my opinion.
    regards
    david

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    Default Re: U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen R.S. - opinions need

    Hello Mike,
    I find this badge hard to call either way. It looks like a wartime compatible Souval badge but the huge amount of excess solder on the reverse raises an eyebrow as does the overall very good finish. These badges were made in zinc and as such many have lost their gilt finish over time. The fact that this one is in such good condition also raises a few questions.
    As Souval continued production of their wares for many years after the end of the war, it is very difficult to say one way or the other in cases like this. My initial reaction would be to err on the side of caution and pass it by, look for another with more wear to the finish and not so many questions or look for one by another maker.
    The best I can say is that it is wartime compatible but has a few issues in my humble opinion.

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    Default Re: U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen R.S. - opinions need

    Post War Souval, would be my opinion-and one that has been repaired on the pin hardware, from the looks of it. I've never seen one where the hinge actually covers the openings by the eagle's shoulders. I would not spend the money on this one-there are plenty of decent genuine pieces out there for sale. Souval's are just too "iffy".
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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