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Article about: In regards to the Waffen-SS 16W stamp on the feldpost on the bottom left. I've seen a lot of the stampers on various auctions, but I was curious to know if they were actual stamps and if so,

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    In regards to the Waffen-SS 16W stamp on the feldpost on the bottom left. I've seen a lot of the stampers on various auctions, but I was curious to know if they were actual stamps and if so, is the feldpost legit?

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    I've never seen a Waffen SS stamp such as that it may have been added to sex up the Feldpost , what is the actual Feldpost number ?

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    I agree with Paul, I don't believe that larger style of Waffen-SS marking is original. It could well have been added to liven it up a bit, which if true, is a shame really, as the items shown do otherwise, appear fine. Below is an example of a Waffen-SS letter that I used to own, showing the ink stamp marking for comparison. Interestingly, the large font stamp that is visible above, is available commonly throughout Europe as a replica/fake ink stamp.

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    The massive runes and modern looking font spell 'bogus' to me.

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    And here is an example of the replica stamp I mentioned above, often advertised and sold as originals, but actually junk made in Poland.

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    Great photo of the ink stamp itself Carl. When people sell these bogus stamps, they never show what the ink stamp actually looks like on paper. Apparently, the buyers never ask.

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    Thank you Jay, and yes, I agree with you about people not asking for the stamp marking. I believe that as collectors in general, we often make the mistake of not asking for additional photographs...which in turn can lead to problems. Regarding the ink stamps though, the form of the replica stamp shown above, is probably the most common fake around. If anybody sees one, stear clear!

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    Thank you very much for the information. I saw a couple lots that had both the feldposts and the bank notes stamped with the 'Waffen SS 16w', so of course I had to ask here first.

    I've read that seeing a 0 in the day of the date stamped also signals a fake, is that true?

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