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Austrian ribbon bar fakes again

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This one is interesting.

It shows regulations/precedence sophistication not often found in make-a-quick-euro ripoff specialists.

Are we certain it's a bad one?

This guy IS clever - using all sorts of old parts. But

1) the Austrian DA is insanely rare on medal bars like this and

2) - I repeat myself - "in this company I really wouldn't touch with a flagpole"...

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This one is currently on ebay, a completely different case, different seller.

I think it might have been ok once --- but to my mind, the ?M3K might have been added later.

Supposed to be an officer candidate in 1917/18, but still got the officer decoration. Possible, but look at the relatively new ribbon... I'm not sure about this one.

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This seller is quite prominent on Ebay and well, in Hungary as well. None of his bars are what I would call "original". The parts are original, but the set up is probably not. Recently one sold on Ebay with "new" ribbons, old medals and a communist era mounting bar....

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