Oh, and if it helps time frame wise, I purchased this sleeve eagle around 1988 at a gun show in Sacramento, CA at the Cal Expo. I was in the California Historical Group at the time and even my unit commander of the 9th Hohenstaufen who has an extensive Third Reich collection could not be certain whether it was an original made by an unknown source or a fake. It only set me back $30. Still planning on attempting to upload a photo of it. And I want to thank you all for adding me to your group and for the help on this matter.
02-21-2014 06:01 PM
I have purchased this group junk (at about 15usd equivalent,so as fakes-reproductions) at the end of 80s from a (well know) reproís dealer at the Flea Market in Paris. Of course I donít know the author or the manifacturer.
Have seen also the same sleeveeagle in Italy (Novegro militaria) proposed as repro.
The cloth- materials and the wires of all these items are far away from originals....IMO.
I suppose the dealer was HSC...They sold many many fakes.
Since 5 years, they have a site in France and the boss is selling houses in the south of France.
Thanks again, Hsturmfhgeorg. I agree that the materials used in the sleeve eagle are nothing like an original. Thanks again.
It is a pleasure, Been Baggin.