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    Kriegsmarine War Badges, special focus on Minesweepers

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  1. Very nice F&B zincer. It is hard to find a marked one. I have four different F&B minesweepers but all are unmarked. Cheers, Hubert
  2. Hi, The Kleinkampfverbände clasp with Juncker maker's mark is quite common modern cast fake, so is the case. As John has already said there is only one example known that is thought to be an original sample piece and it comes from the designer of this clasp. It is the one posted by John. I enclose another image of the same sample piece. It was sold by several prominent dealers over the years. Last time it was offered by Lothar Hartung for 7800 eur in 2004.There is no evidence that any of these were manufactured before the end of the war. Cheers, Hubert
  3. try here: http://www.theregaliaspecialist.com/Third_Reich_Germany/Re-enactment_Combat_Awards
  4. Also agree, doubtless fake. Cheers, Hubert
  5. Here is FLL CAB with probably the same variant catch. And here is mine with more common type of hinge and round wire catch. Cheers, Hubert
  6. Hi Jason, IMO this is fine original with just sloppy soldering of the catch. Cheers, Hubert
  7. Hi, This is very well known fake also known as the 'puffy eye' fake. It comes with different hardware setups and maker's marks, sometimes unmarked. Berg & Nolte never made any KM award. Cheers, Hubert Hubert 'puffy eye' fake
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    E-Boat Badge

    It's a fake unfortunately... Cheers, Hubert
  9. Agreed, a "Popeye" fake. Cheers, Hubert
  10. Hi Horst, Stunning example of AS zincer! Very, very nice, thanks for showing. Cheers, Hubert
  11. Hi, No red flags here. Textbook tombak Juncker AC badge in nice condition. Great catch! Cheers, Hubert
  12. Both amazing B.H. Mayer badges! Very nice and very hard to find. Cheers, Hubert
  13. Hi, The clasp looks like very nice type 1 clasp - with hand made internal cutouts. Cheers, Hubert
  14. Hi Dennis, After seeing reverse shots I agree with John that this is original U-boat clasp in silver. Pity about the damage. Cheers, Hubert
  15. Hi Dennis, One image of the obverse is insufficient to tell if this is good or bad unfortunately. Cheers, Hubert