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SS Skanderberg recruitment poster....... original?

Article about: Hey guys, i am being offered this poster........ i have a good idea this is the real deal, but other opinions are needed, please !!!!!!!! I really like it and want it! If it is real, what is

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    Default Re: SS Skanderberg recruitment poster....... original?

    Must admit i'm not keen on the actual paper quality either .
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    It is spelled SkanderBEG not BERG.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Why is this poster in German and not in Albanian?

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    Yes quite so...My wife was quick to point that out too! George Kastrioti Skanderbeg or Georgivs Scanderbek was and still is a hero in Albania. Then of course there was Willaim, prince of Albania (1876 - 1945) also known as Skanderbeg the 2nd.

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    It is spelled SkanderBEG not BERG.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Sorry, it's definitely fake.

    While I agree with the above statements concerning the print code on bottom or the paper, one actually does not need to look at such details, as the poster's text is rubbish:

    "SS-Waffen-Gebirgsdivision der 'SKANDERBEG'"

    ....does not make sense; it should be:

    "Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS 'SKANDERBEG'"

    Below that, it says:

    "Ubereine Million Paar Schi sammelte die Heiman fur die Front"

    ...which has no less than four misspellings, it should be:

    "Über_eine Million Paar Schi sammelte die Heimat für die Front"

    Again, an item made by fakers who clearly don't speak German.

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    I just came across a great reference website for SS posters, I thought I would post a link here: SS RELICS - WAFFEN-SS TUNICS, HEADGEAR, POSTERS, UNIFORMS, INSIGNIA, ALLACH

    This poster is on the list of fantasy pieces.

    Regards,
    Corey

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    Hm, if you read the german Text on this Poster below Skanderberg and if you speak german , you will see that this small text is full of mistakes! In correct German it should say " Über eine Million Schi sammelte die Heimat für die Front" I have never seen a Skanderberg Poster myself, but i am pretty sure that even during WWII the SS was able to write in correct german words ;-)
    Greetings from germany
    EL

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    Following Ade and HPLs excellent comments, there seems little more to add, yet while we are on the subject I wish to stress the point that Ade made. The quality of the paper is indeed rather important when considering period posters. I have owned quite a few examples over the years, of different nature and originating from various locales of the former Reich. All had one thing in common, they were not printed on good quality paper. The product used was not of the fine standard we see when encountering some of the award documents we can find, and generally, seems of similar appearance to that found in newspapers.

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    With all due respect to Ade, he was on the right track to concentrate on that print code, and I agree 100% with MPE about the tendency for collectors to put too much into 'paper quality' on old posters. Many reasons to discuss that at a later time, however. That said, it looks like a heck of a fantasy piece! Newbie, I'd like to know the density of the paper to be able to determine the feel and look of this fantasy poster. Also what was the price they were asking?

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    Great information regarding a field many of us have no expertise in. On a seperate note, I notice that the person who started this thread did not acknowledge the valuable info9rmation provided to him. There was also no show of gratitude to our members from saving him spending his money on a piece of 4th Reich ka-ka. SAD LACK OF BASIC MANNERS.
    BOB

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