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Weimar Deutsches Feld-Ehrenkreuz / Copy or Original ?

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Good evening Gentlemen,

Does anyone know if the following "Steckkreuz" (see pictures in attachment) is a FAKE or an ORIGINAL one?

Thank you in advance for your answers (whatever they may be).



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The devil always hides in the faintest details. I just couldn't see it at first... but I am sligtly short-sighted...

Still, one can hardly believe that the devil would be that desperate to even be interested in such common a cross.!

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I agree. A complete fake. There are a lot of cast fakes turning up on eBay these days.

For such a relatively common badge, originals are extremely well-made. If you look at page 2 and 3 of the link given by JapanX, I give a fairly comprehensive survey of the variations of this badge. There are at least 7 variations with slightly different details in the central medallion, finish, pin/hinge construction and inscription on the back.

While the most common one with silver finish over copper/bronze with a square flat pin marked Hamburg 11 goes for only 50 or 60 Euros, the more deluxe ones with gun-blue oxidized finish, more detailed storm trooper, coke bottle, U-shaped, or brooch pin and marked Hamburg 3 and the even scarcer Ges. Gesch. can go for over 100 Euros in mint condition.

I recently sold the mint Hamburg 3 in a scarce Hamburg 3 box illustrated on page 3 of the above link for 200 Euros.

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