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Hello,

In my opinion this is a post war fake . I am not a fan of the accepted hollow back badge myself , but If I rember correctly that badge was stamped hollow back and by the looks of your pictures I would say this is a cast badge . Also I agree that the catch looks post WWII .

Best Regards,

Joe

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I've seen this type openly offered as fake at shows in the UK, for around ?30.

The only hollow back types I would accept as original are the Hymmen type and the Zimmermann type.

Perfect . And the Schickle type showed at TH site sometime ago ?

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Perfect . And the Schickle type showed at TH site sometime ago ?

The type you refer to as Schickle is what I mean by Zimmermann. We don't know for sure who made the hollow one, - could be Zimmermann, Schickle or Mayer, but you are correct, the hinge is similar to the type attributed to Schickle so could well be from that firm.

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