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    Sticky: I don't know if its period or recent, that being...

    I don't know if its period or recent, that being said one company Godat & Sohn did produce a Bavarian pilot badge during the war by using the same standard die for the badge but eliminating the...
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    Sticky: Re: FAKE World War I Imperial German Flight Badges

    Wingandprop,

    In my opinion your bavarian badge falls into the reproduction area. As for the others, I believe your pilots badge is most likely a good piece. The "cliche" style badges I can't speak...
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    Sticky: Re: FAKE World War I Imperial German Flight Badges

    Wingandprop,
    Two things I hate to hear is "Damn" and "Oh S--T". Me suspects that you found a questionable badge. Any chance you could post some pic as a learning experience for other members....
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    Sticky: Re: FAKE World War I Imperial German Flight Badges

    Hang in there a good one will come along. If you have concerns don't hesitate to post them here on this forum. There are a lot of real smart members who can answer about any question.
    Terry
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    Sticky: Re: FAKE World War I Imperial German Flight Badges

    Otter76,
    Complete fake. Don't walk away from this, run away. Attached are pic of an original. Notice the deep hinge well in the shape of a bakers hat. This badge has been repaired on the bottom...
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    Sticky: Re: FAKE World War I Imperial German Flight Badges

    Steve,
    Attached are a few more pictures of real vs fake.
    Real Meybauer Observer Reverse
    Fake Meybauer Pilot Reverse
    Real Bavarian Aerial Gunner Reverse
    Fake Bavarian Reverse
    Real Bavarian...
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    Sticky: Re: FAKE World War I Imperial German Flight Badges

    Steve,
    Excellent site.
    I would also like to point out the hinge well. Notice the shallow half moon shape. All the original badges that I have seen have a deep well. This style pictured above is a...
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