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SS Sturmbannfuherer Fritz Totenkopfring award document

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    real or fake, what do you experts think?
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    You should have posted this in a separate thread; but anyway, it is, in a word, fake.

    (And an obvious fake, at that: The font is wrong, the text has numerous misspellings/typos, the use of the "long s" character is frequently incorrect, the "SS" next to the rank and SS number should not be pre-printed, the final two words of the text are missing altogether etc. etc.)

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    Apologie for wrong thread,

    Thank you for the feedback,

    is this some sort of replica, or a plain carnaval item? In honesty, I paid money for it! Sould I be disappointed paying in good trust 650,- Euro's?

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    is this some sort of replica, or a plain carnaval item?
    It's not a complete fantasy item, but a (poor) fake of a presentation document for the Totenkopfring der SS [Death's Head Ring of the SS], also known colloquially as the SS-Ehrenring [SS Honor Ring].

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    In honesty, I paid money for it! Sould I be disappointed paying in good trust 650,- Euro's?
    Sorry, but it is literally worthless. If you have any chance to return the item and get your money back, do so by all means.

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    Wow.

    I am speechless. Following the signature and the apparent influence of acid on the paper/ink I gained trust in the authenticity without following more obvious clues. Damn. Naive stupid me. Next time I'll consult this forum. Now I just have to stop thinking about what I could have bought for the money. A little voice in my head keeps saying; 'but what if it's still real', but i can let that voice. Are there any pictures to be found of originals?

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    edit: 'let that voice shut up

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    Andreas is correct in all his assertions. This document is a very poor attempt at copying (or rather mimicking) an SS Ehrenring bestowal document. There were a total of seven known different types of this certificate over the timespan of the rings presentation, and this matches non of them.

    Furthermore as an aside, all original Ehrenring bestowal documents were watermarked 'Koh-i-Noor' with a small castellated tower above it. This was always the case with all SS bestowal documents, being seen on Jullechter presentation certificates as well. There is no exception to this, so if it isn't there it ain't real.

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    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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