Here is the item listed on Gunbroker.
Waffen SS Nazi Armband - Printed Cloth w/ Stamp : WW1 & WW2 Collectibles at GunBroker.com
Thank you, Rick. I don't have to justify myself but the listing does not claim that the armbands are original and the listing clearly states that they are sold as-is and to bid accordingly.
I have provided very accurate and descriptive photos and titles which clearly worked since you found this thread. Anyone with any common sense can do a quick Internet search to determine the authenticity or get opinions of any of my items.
While I value the opinions and generous help from many here on the forum, I've had collectors that I know personally and respect that have authenticated this particular armband. I'm not saying they are right, but there are conflicting opinions on this one. That's why I want it out of my collection.
I suggest that deltaspecialforce be expelled from the forum for deceitful business practices.
How about this... I will update the listing to state that these have been reported as reproductions. However, I do not and will not accept the accusation that I'm ripping anyone off. Like I said before, I've had collectors tell me the armbands real and some here say its not. I really couldn't care less about the measly $50. I didn't realize that this was such a big deal. I value my membership here much more than a stupid online auction.
Point taken. I updated the listings. Everyone can keep calm and move on with their lives.
I think members should hold themselves to a higher standard. When I started collecting a few years ago I had no idea how many fake items were out there. I made quite a few mistakes until I found this web site and a few others. I was lucky and got most of my money back from bad purchases.
I am thankful for the members who take the time to give their opinions and advice.
In my 55+ years of collecting, I have been burnt more times that I want to remember. There is a question of character when one opts to pass their mistake along rather than destroy it and take the hit. I must agree with those who stated their concerns which forced you to change your listing. That form of behavior is not what we wish to have at this Forum.
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As to the HJ Leaders buckle (RZM M4/116) the consensus is that these are all fakes made within the last 10 years. A simple internet search reveals as much.
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