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Totenkopf SS Button

Article about: Hi guys, I got this button a little while ago and wanted to see if you guys thought it was real or fake. Thank you all for your help! Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/dqMav

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    Hi guys, I got this button a little while ago and wanted to see if you guys thought it was real or fake. Thank you all for your help!
    Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/dqMav

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    It is junk. Please repost the image here so it remains. You can find many images of the authentic badge here if you look carefully.Totenkopf SS ButtonTotenkopf SS ButtonTotenkopf SS Button

    You want what my Low Country friend included for us here. These immediate pre war and or wartime badges
    are exceptionally rare. I do not collect these, but I pay attention to them, and I also know who posts here knows
    the a$$ from page 10, as it were.

    The M5/8 fakes of these are a pox on the undertaking.

    M5/8 was surely a legitimate mark for actual buttons.

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    Here is mine, but it is an earlier species.Totenkopf SS ButtonTotenkopf SS Button

    - - ------- - -

    The latter item was or was not used on the grey and the black cap of later make. I have owned various black ones over the decades.
    I wish I had them all, still. I did not know what I had when I had it......

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    Heres some pictures for the forums. ATTACH=CONFIG]1156606[/ATTACH]Totenkopf SS ButtonTotenkopf SS Button
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Totenkopf SS Button  

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    Thank you!

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    Quote by Tdognc View Post
    Thank you!
    Sorry, but yours is an uphill struggle. I can tell you where real ones are on offer, but you will pay through.....the......n o s e.


    See: n o s e. Totenkopf SS ButtonTotenkopf SS ButtonTotenkopf SS ButtonTotenkopf SS ButtonTotenkopf SS Button

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    Will someone here please explain besides myself why said object is fake?

    The question was posed to me, but I will pass it to you, in turn.

    If some of our badge stalwarts can offer an answer, I would appreciate it.

    The M5/8 death's head button is a notorious fake, and it is based on a prototype of later manufacture, but with a different marking.

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    Here via Whammond is the prototype.

    Those of you in search of such insignia, Whammond and Telesmanich have a lot of authentic insignia at hefty prices, but the things are for sale.

    I know you find these easily at weekend flea markets where I never venture and so forth.Totenkopf SS Button

    credit: Whammond
    Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 01-26-2018 at 11:02 PM.

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    Please do not ask me who is 1194, other than it is an SSVA or SSWVHA license number.

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    The marking M5/8 in this insignia is incorrect.
    There surely were buttons of the conventional type, i.e. tunic buttons and so forth with the M5/8 mark, but not on the
    death's head button.

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