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VWA im Gold authentic or not?

Article about: by Adrian The trouble is with cased sets such as this is that we will never know if they started life together. If an award matches the box then it's a bonus but an open mind is needed on an

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    Hi All,

    Recently I was offered the following VWA in Gold. Is it the real deal or a copy? My take that this is a copy in an original box, as the facing of the abzeichen is very roughly finished.

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    Please let me know what you think!

    Thanks a lot!

    Cheers,

    Evgeni

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    Looking at it I would say its a copy due to the missing rear rivet in the helmet plus the lack of detail. Lets see what the others have to say

    Jason

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    I'm thinking along the same lines as Jason. I'm not keen on it but there are a few members who know their Verwundetenabzeichen here so hopefully they'll add their thoughts too......

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    Well to me it doesn't appear cast which is a good sign, the lack of rear rivet (or very faint rivet depending on your eyesight) is often considered a bad sign although some evidence suggests that the non rivet award is merely a variant. The dot pattern appears uniform and the wreath bow looks convincing also.

    The rough surface could simply be wear so to me I think the proof will lie in the hardware configuration of which I unfortunately am not sufficiently versed to make a call.

    If it were me and I had to make a call on the spot and the price was right, I think I would take a chance on it.

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    It looks good to me and I have no concerns about missing rivets

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Are you sure its a Gold one ? The case is the type used for the Silver grade, the Gold usually coming in a black case similar to the case for the EK1. Silver finish can often take on that yellowish tinged tarnish

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    Quote by Redcap View Post
    Are you sure its a Gold one ? The case is the type used for the Silver grade, the Gold usually coming in a black case similar to the case for the EK1. Silver finish can often take on that yellowish tinged tarnish
    I thought that too but I think the silver is the light from the photo. The case is definately for a silver grade as you say

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    The trouble is with cased sets such as this is that we will never know if they started life together. If an award matches the box then it's a bonus but an open mind is needed on any cased award.

    I had a minesweeper recently that came in an LDO box for a Faithful Service medal, they definitely didn't start out as a pair!

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    I think the WB could be a Souval looking at that hinge. The catch would make it a wartime Souval as post war have a much different catch

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Can it be a silver repaint in this case?

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