Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14

New to SS Collectibles

Article about: Hello, this is my first post.

  1. #11

    Default Re: New to SS Collectibles

    Quote by bwanek1 View Post
    Anders,

    Take a closer look. I believe this is a casting made from an original Deschler. The pins (which are too long and different widths), appear soldered with the flat side against the round bases. In fact, it looks like the casting incorporated the bases from the original, so they are now integral with the skull, rather than separate pieces themselves. I could be wrong, but that is what it looks like to me.



    The tabs are pure crap

    Best,
    Brad
    Hi Brad,

    You're without a doubt correct about the pins. (I admit I missed that at my first look) However, I'm not so sure about the rest... I would like to have this skull in hand before I could make my decision.
    Sorry to all that I answered a little quick.

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #12
    SS Ring Man
    ?

    Default Re: New to SS Collectibles

    Yes welcom and I to will say Good TK BAD TABS

  4. #13

    Default Re: New to SS Collectibles

    Quote by Friedrich-Berthold View Post
    This thread reveals the stark truth about our little biotope. I agree with my Texas colleague that the cap badge is likely a casting. In real life, these things tend to be quite light, and, dare I say, thin.
    After I have done some comparing I tend to agree with both of you.
    This skull tries to look like a cupal made skull, but is way to thick.

    P.S The skull shown is from my ref. file.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Deschler cupal1ba.JPG 
Views:	29 
Size:	135.5 KB 
ID:	11592  
    Last edited by Anders S; 08-05-2008 at 07:48 PM.

  5. #14

    Default Re: New to SS Collectibles

    Quote by Anders S View Post
    After I have done some comparing I tend to agree with both of you.
    This skull tries to look like a cupal made skull, but is way to thick.
    Sad but true. Trying to collect these things without actually looking at quite a few real ones in hand, with a glass and whatnot, is really almost impossible. I hate to say this. Surely you can also do the satellite imagery piece from afar, as many do here, but I think this kind of examination is akin to learning how to swim in a sand box.

    And, please, dear collectors, do not take the above as arrogant old fartism, which it might seem to be. One saves one's self huge suffering and disappointment by the extra effort of somehow getting to see real material and also securing a reliable mentor. The latter is difficult in this wretched world. I never had such a person, actually. In my day, the task was easier in the sense that the fakes were not very good and not as omnipresent as they are today. The pace was also slower, too, without the electronic traps that make this thing so confusing today. You could actually look someone in the eye, often times, and take their measure.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Estonian SS volunteers and history

    In SS Uniforms and insignia
    05-01-2016, 08:45 PM
  2. Named and researched SS-Dienstdolch Modell 1936

    In SS Dienstdolch, 1933 & 1936
    06-22-2013, 03:45 AM
  3. 01-16-2012, 11:16 AM
  4. Named and researched 1933 pattern SS dagger

    In SS Dienstdolch, 1933 & 1936
    11-06-2011, 06:48 PM
  5. Rare SS Proficiency Motor School Award

    In Photos - Papers - Propaganda of the Third Reich
    03-16-2011, 01:06 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •