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Totenkopf/Skull and Eagle Badges: RZM SS marked

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    Recently acquired, love the pieces but not sure if they are repos or not:













    What do you think?

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    These are repros / fakes. The details just aren't right, and none of these insignia actually had SS runes on the back.

    Mat

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    This is a genuine example of a totenkopf I recently acquired, an obvious detail to compare is the cranial sutures (the lines on the top of the skull).

    Mat
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    These are Lativian copies.

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    Default re: Totenkopf/Skull and Eagle Badges: RZM SS marked

    Thanks Mat, are we talking the 1960s line of reproductions or more recent do you think?

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    You're welcome. I don't know any details on what fakes originate from where or when, I'm just learning to distinguish them from genuine examples right now. Others may know though.

    Mat

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Great forum you guys have here with a fantastic wealth of items on display. I did notice there are quite a few "inquiry" threads here as to whether totenkopfs are real or fake, I definitely think the sub-forum would benefit from a totenkopf genuine/replica "debunking" sticky so as to not clog up the pages, don't you guys think?

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    There is already a sticky with different genuine examples, but that could be useful too. A while back, on the suggestion of a member here, I created two folders of photos for myself: real totenkopfs, and fakes. I keep adding to them every time a verdict is given on another example here. It's very useful for when you come to need reference.

    Mat

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    Ah gotcha I did not notice that folder initially, will take a look. Glad my pieces will be added to the examples.

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