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Brunswick and Danziger Totenkopfs -Genuine?

Article about: by Friedrich-Berthold Yours is a luxury version, as it has polished edges, which was an add on, as it were. Someone can scan pages from the Assmann catalog to show these variations. Ah, I as

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    Default Brunswick and Danziger Totenkopfs -Genuine?

    Again, not SS, but here be where the knowledgeable people reside. They both look nice to me, though I don't know if they match up to originals- especially with the Brunswick. I've also never encountered 4 prongs on a Totenkopf- is this simply incorrect or just variation? I've compared the front of that one with similar examples posted by FB, though they don't quite match: normal variation or is this one bad? Any enlightenment appreciated!

    Mat
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    Hi Mat, the finish on it is rather nice. But the double prongs are odd. I have not seen this before.

    Likewise with the Brunswick skull, I usually see these with two prongs.

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    First one is Ok but the second not.

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    Cheers for the response- carlsson, is this double-prong set up common?

    Mat

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    The double prongs were very rarely seen but I've already seen those, can also been found on cap eagles.

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    Danziger piece is very handsome, high quality badge, see the Assman catalog. Cannot comment on the Braunschweiger, but these are also widely faked. I have seen double prongs on many NS insignia.
    damit, basta.

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    Thanks for the info. The Danziger seems to be of the same basic design as this one of mine, though clearly different. It's this that often brings confusion for me- I could easily have assumed one was a fake of the other, or vice versa, as opposed to different versions of the same design. I wonder how many there actually are.

    Mat
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ID:	269059There are many..... The piece you enclose at the start of this thread is possibly illustrated in the Assmann catalog. In a former time, there existed in every metropole engraving and regalia firms on a mom and pop basis, who took a drawing and made it into a badge or insignia of some kind. Thus, the number of such firms that might have made these badges is at some unknowable number, further poorly appreciated by certain collector savants and "dead head" and "scull" fetishists (not you who posted this...) who are blinded by the balderdash of other self styled experts. I am just back from the Spitelberg in Vienna, where such a a firm still exists which maintains this tradition, and such firms must have existed in all the capitals of the former empire with a court, a uniform trade, and an insignia trade, i.e. Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Stuttgart, Wien and so on.

    PS this is Robin Lumsden's picture, not mine. I own several of these, but none of them absent from a foetid woolen piece of head wear....
    damit, basta.

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    That image has had me jealous for some time now...

    Mat

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    That image has had me jealous for some time now...

    Mat

    No need for jealousy. Let such things be spur to action and deed.
    damit, basta.

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