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Verdict on ss insignia

Article about: These came out of the woodwork and I'm not sure as to authenticity. Story goes that deceased ww2 vet obtained from supply depot as unissued. Got from the widow. Came as 2 pair each with matc

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    scherrsm
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    Default Verdict on ss insignia

    These came out of the woodwork and I'm not sure as to authenticity. Story goes that deceased ww2 vet obtained from supply depot as unissued. Got from the widow. Came as 2 pair each with matching blank tab. Have had opinions both ways so far so I am asking the experts here. I will go with majority rule. I am a new collector and the dealer I purchased from is local and agreed to take them back if I found out or felt that they weren't authentic period pieces. What say you?
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    Default Re: Verdict on ss insignia

    No, it is clearly modern Pakistani production
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    scherrsm
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    Default Re: Verdict on ss insignia

    What time period are you suggesting these were made? Anything specific you can point out that sets these apart as reproduction in your opinion.

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    Default Re: Verdict on ss insignia

    Quote by Dimas View Post
    No, it is clearly modern Pakistani production
    +1

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    Default Re: Verdict on ss insignia

    There a lot of fakers sits and learn how the original must look like. Surely, they are all handmade, but all of them is made with specific cardboard templates under embroidery. Also the materials used and the similarity in the work are very recognizible. Take a look at some threads where we have posted originals, you can use the search for that.
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Default Re: Verdict on ss insignia

    I agree these are repro's. Here's another example.
    ~Dean
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    Default Re: Verdict on ss insignia

    There have been repros like this since the 1970's...........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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