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Found a Totenkopf Ring...Real or Fake?

Article about: Hi, i found this ring in my grand father garage (was a prisoner in Polland during the WW2) ... Can you tell me if its a real or a fake!??? Thank you.

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    Default Found a Totenkopf Ring...Real or Fake?

    Hi, i found this ring in my grand father garage (was a prisoner in Polland during the WW2) ...

    Can you tell me if its a real or a fake!???

    Thank you.

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum!

    Sorry, this is a poor fake.

    Compare to some originals shown on the forum.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Ok but how you see that?...its difficult to agree with that because my grandfather was at the WW2 in a prisoner camp in polland...and he was not knowing how to go on the internet to buy a fake...


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    I can't explain how your grandfather got the ring but it's a poor quality fake!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    bottom photo at top of ring you can see the casting ridge line from mould. Ade is correct as it is unfortnately not an original ring and a post war cast reproduction. Also verbiage inside ring is not cast properly compared to original. Wait for other as well to weigh in but I am in agreement that it is not a real himmler ring.

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    The bestowal date of 25.11.37 is utterly bogus.

    The only date commemorated on Ehrenrings for the month of November was the 9th of November, first used in 1939/40, for example 9.11.40, the date relating back to the Beer Hall Putsch back on 9th November 1923. Or probably more likely the SS related date of Kristallnacht on 9/10 November 1938, the real start of the 'campaign' against the Jews and a subject close to Himmler's zealous ideology.

    Therefore your ring cannot, under any circumstances be genuine.

    Regards, Ned.
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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
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    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Low quality fake. Even the skull's face is crooked. As suggested-look through the genuine examples posted on this site and compare. Apples to oranges. 100% Not genuine-despite the insisted on accompanying story.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    There is a ring with an identical inscription to this one on ebay right now.

    Sterling Silver Antique German Skull Ring 1937 w Name | eBay

    listed as original antique with "some symbols on the side but I do not
    know what they are like a triangle and a star. "

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    Same casting marks - Agree now.........?


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    The 'my grandfather's garage' stories just never get old...

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