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Never seen one of these although I've always wanted one but couldn't afford it and would like some opinions on it
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John

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Good morning, John

Firstly, let me say that I am no expert when it comes to these awards and I'm going on a bit of a gut feeling, some experience of original awards Vs copies and the knowledge that these particular awards are highly faked due to the prices that originals go for.

At first glance this Luftschutz 1st Class Cross looks good...a closer look at the enlarged photo's, however, makes me uneasy.

I've made up a shot of front and back showing the areas of concern.

Poorly made hanger

Far too many casting flaws.

Any experts out there? feel free to chime in.

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Here are some more pictures of the cross. Any help on this piece is very much appreciated
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John

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It's a post war reproduction medal based on the original S&L  design. It is quite possible that it was produced by S&L but there are certain characteristics that exclude this one (and few like it) from their pre-war time,  war time and even the famous 'barter-boards' line up.

Here's another one like it. The owner is convinced it is an original (it's not). Picture courtesy I. Hulley

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