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#193184 06/18/2008 01:22 PM
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This one is out of my area of collecting completely, but I picked up this armband from a flea market this weekend. From others I have seen this differs in that the white ribbed circle runs horizontally and is slightly oval? Also, the circle is stitched with red cotton on the reverse. It is no doubt old and beautifully made compared to some I've seen, but I have no idea as to originality.

So, is it real or fake?

Thanks guys,

Red

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#193185 06/18/2008 01:23 PM
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Some detail...

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#193186 06/18/2008 01:24 PM
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#193187 06/18/2008 04:14 PM
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A FAIRLY WELL MADE PRODUCT OF THE 4TH REICH.


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#193188 06/19/2008 06:50 AM
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Bummer Frown Thanks for the reply...

Usually TR fakes can be easily detected by poor quality, this one tho is very well made. So what are the red flags that make this a fake??? I would love to know for next time round.

It goes to show, don't buy out of your own area of expertese Frown

Thanks, Red

#193189 06/20/2008 01:10 AM
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Red..one of the big giveaways is the texture and quality of the wool used for the body of the armband..also, as you have stated, the horizontal positioning of the 'ribs' of the roundel is some thing i don't like to see, though it does happen once in a while on original examples...

#193190 06/20/2008 07:11 AM
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Thanks Doug, I guess I'm off to get a refund... Pity, it was a good price, but high for a fake tho.

Thanks, Red

#193191 07/14/2008 03:51 AM
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as well, alternating red threads showing on the circle is "misfortunate."


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