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Wound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?

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    Question Wound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?

    Wound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?Wound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?

    I have a wound badge that I believe is a fake. Although there seems to be a huge variety of wound decorations, many of which look almost exactly like mine, there is one notable difference. The one that I have does NOT have the bolt on the front side of the helmet. Every other example I have seen on the internet of this badge has the bolt on the helmet. Am I wrong or is this just another variation?
    I also have this Infanterie pin that I think is genuine but I have never seen another example like it anywhere. Can anyone give me an idea of what it might be?
    Thank you,
    DBWound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?Wound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?

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    The wound badge is indeed post-war, manufactured by Souval, unless I am much mistaken. (You can tell from the "claw"-shaped catch.)

    I cannot offer a positive ID on the Infanterie pin, but I think I have seen something like it before. It's definitely not a military badge as such, but something for civilian wear. (Like a tinnie, a donation badge or something for former infantrymen/reservists or even men who had volunteered for the infantry but not been called up yet.)
    Last edited by HPL2008; 04-06-2013 at 10:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Wound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?

    Thank you for your information. I greatly appreciate it.
    DB

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    Default Re: Wound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?

    hpl got it a post war souval.I like them because had quality.

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    I agree with Andreas on the wound badge, do not know anything about the pin.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Default Re: Wound Badge & Infanterie Pin - Fake?

    The Infanterie pin was given to those young men newly selected for that particular branch...there are similar pins for the other branches of service as well...Artillerie, etc...It's an early pre-war item, btw.
    cheers, Glenn

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