Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Good advice, D :cheers:

Although very close, there are some tell-tale signs to look out for?thank goodness!

I loath to go through them all (not wanting to give this person any more tips) but one of the main signs of a high end casting is the maker mark. If you look closely, and compare the mm with an original, you will see that the mark has been captured during the casting and has not been stamped. As well as the mm not being sharp, remnants (small balls) of metal can be seen in the lines of the maker mark?this would not happen if the badge had been stamped.

The main worry is the frosting!

Again, not wishing to put ideas into heads? this could be problematic for the collecting community in the area of refinishing, something to consider when looking at ?Mint? pieces.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Darrell

Good advice, D :cheers:

Although very close, there are some tell-tale signs to look out for?thank goodness!

Skip et. al. have shown that they can be clearly distinguished, however (like you say) the frosting is troubling and could be problematic for refinished badges.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good advice, D :cheers:

Although very close, there are some tell-tale signs to look out for?thank goodness!

I loath to go through them all (not wanting to give this person any more tips) but one of the main signs of a high end casting is the maker mark. If you look closely, and compare the mm with an original, you will see that the mark has been captured during the casting and has not been stamped. As well as the mm not being sharp, remnants (small balls) of metal can be seen in the lines of the maker mark?this would not happen if the badge had been stamped.

The main worry is the frosting!

Again, not wishing to put ideas into heads? this could be problematic for the collecting community in the area of refinishing, something to consider when looking at ?Mint? pieces.

Hello!

Very interesting and informative tread. :jumping: :jumping: :jumping:

All the best :cheers:

Nesredep

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Naoki

Looks like a very nice example?and good to see the set has its typical flock-lined GWL case.

Here is another set (also with flock-lined case) that has been together since day one.

:cheers:

Hi,John! Thank you for your opinions & Great SET picts!!!

I will looking for GWL of Doppelabzeichen,too..

GWL,This GWL had I sell from Bill Shea.

Thank you very much.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
×
×
  • Create New...