Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze - Tank Battle Badge in Bronze (Frank & Reif Stuttgard
Hello to all collectors,
please can you tell me your opinion about this Panzerkampfabzeichen, wich is produced by Frank & Reif Stuttgard. This badge comes from old collector in Austria, in my opinion it is not original, because there are several differences between this badge and original. In my opinion this badge even looks better that originals. I just need help and opinion of more advanced collectors, because my interest are mostly army daggers.
Thanks for your help and opinions!
09-03-2015 09:09 PM
It's the "Toucan Fake" I'm afraid, also known as the "Oval Crimp Fake". It can be found in many guises both hollow and solid, maker marked and unmarked.
'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.
Ned is correct, this does not match any known original maker design.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Ned, Ralph thanks a lot for your opinions. So I was right about this one! I really appreciate your help. This is sad news for the owner of the badge. This things just happend in our hobby
Again BIG thank you for you both!
big giveaway are the dumbbell tracks.