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Prinz Eugen collar tab Original/Fake and comparison with other type

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    Hello,
    Please help me to identify this collar tab? Is this collar tab original or fake? I saw Prinz Eugen collar tab but in different design. Line crossing is different. Who can explain why? Or this is late/early war design? Thank you

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    Collar tab for comparison
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    I think the first type is far more common , but both types ( symmetrical and non-symmetrical ) have surfaced in Dachau finds .

    IMHO both are fine - the second one shown ( symmetrical version ) was indeed the design used postwar by Reisenhaft Enterprises ( commonly known now as " Delta " fakes ) , but they did not use the proper black cloth - as this one does seem to have ..

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    Here's an example of the cloth that they used for their fake tabs ;
    not smooth , but a grouping of small " knots / dots " .
    Do remember this type of cloth as typical fake , as their embroidery was not bad at all ( the thread colour differed , but that can get lost in pictures ) .
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    Thank you Winkelman, really saw only symmetrical Prinz Eugen collar tabs, so non-symmetrical raised doubts for me. How much this collar tab worth?

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    Prices are not always easy to give , but this is still a rather common one ( due to the Dachau finds ) , I'd say around $ 300,- ..

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