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SS Skull, real or fake?

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    Default SS Skull, real or fake?

    I think I posted this in the wrong area before, so I'm trying again.
    Can anyone tell by looking, is this real or fake?
    I got this around 20 years ago, when an uncle passed away, I would have been about 14-15. He was a "Harley Dude", and had lots of stuff like this, the family let us kids grab some odds and ends -like this skull -out of a shoe box.
    I suspect it's fake, but it could be real, I remember he had a lot of valuable war memorbilia (German Lugers, medals, etc.).
    I just recently learned that it's a German "Death's Head" that the SS wore, how cool! I just thought it looked cool, it has spent the last 20 years on my guitar strap. I just bought a (fake) eagle to go with it on the strap!
    Anyway, there are no markings on the back, just kind of a dirty rough surface. Someone has (crudely) soldered a safety pin to the back.

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    Sorry it is a fake, it would appear to be a casting taken off an original skull.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Fenix82
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    obvious reproduction

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    HELMET_DOG
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    a baby safety pin as a clasp? I would walk away from this one Run Forrest Run

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    Compare.....thanks to my Canadian colleague for the use of his wonderful badge....
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    damit, basta.

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    or this one, even....aus Feinzink
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    damit, basta.

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    ha ha ha

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    Or, these variants from the great Lumsden, whose image I have stolen herewith. I rely on him for badges from the era prior to 1933 in their number.
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    damit, basta.

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    ....from the Coleman treasures.
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    damit, basta.

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    Or this variant....
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    damit, basta.

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