01-28-2014 04:09 PM
Hi Dan, welcome to the forum. I have found the same tinny for sale at this dealer's site.
German Third Reich Tinnies (1923-1934)
He has a terrible reputation for selling fakes, and I have a feeling your example is also bad. The patina looks forced and artificial to me. I am not sure if this type even existed in the period or not. There are specialists here that will be able to say with certainty one way or the other I am sure.
The coffin shaped pin plate is a dead give away to this being bad, sorry.
Welcome to the forum. Dont give Snyder any of your money ever.
It is an original design ϟϟ Aufmarsch Abschitt X1 Gruppe West Frankfurt, however the one that is shown i don't think is original. I have seen and handled these a few times over the years, and careful scrutiny is always required, apart from an incorrect pin configuration, the eyes on the skull are much wider than the ones i have seen, it almost looks as if it's in shock! As with anything ϟϟ caveat emptor always be ϟuϟpicious
I would be comfortable with this example
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Thank you for your feedback.
Thanks John, I appreciate the photo example.
Yeah, for sure a no go. Pass