Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
D
OP Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
I bought this horn and another without the bulb. I've never seen one and can't find any online. Any help on authentication and value would be helpful. Pictures on link below.

https://imgur.com/a/iqnosvt


Derrick J Powell
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 989
Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 989
Derek:
Like the Naval daggers, you need to stop looking where your're looking if you want real items...?.

Last edited by Texasuberalles; 07/13/2018 11:40 PM.
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
D
OP Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
Texas,
Your saying this horn is not original? I can't think of one reason there would be fake horns. They aren't of any value. Just unique. I figured the daggers were just bad luck on the guy who inherited this stuff.


Derrick J Powell
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 6,513
Likes: 8
Online Content
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 6,513
Likes: 8
Looks like a 1920's auto horn.


[Linked Image from germandaggers.com]
Visit us at www.GermanDaggers.com
Contact me at Vern@GermanDaggers.com
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
D
OP Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
Vern,
From what I researched I had thought that's what it was. But why the eagle on it?


Derrick J Powell
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 11,097
Likes: 39
G
Offline
G
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 11,097
Likes: 39
Djp20659...,,,, Why is there an eagle on it?? To get you to buy it!! It is a made up fantasy piece..

They counterfeit EVERYTHING 3rd reich,,, daggers, cloth, jewelry, every medal & badge ever made even from other countries. Fake/made up ribbon bars from real parts,,,even SS condoms and Heer toilet paper... Put that Swas and or Runes on things and it = $$$$$$$$$$$$....

Be Careful,,,ask before you buy [if you can].,,,read,,,buy reference,,everything you can get your hands on.
IF you get to go to one of the bigger shows like the SOS or MAX used ref. books are plentiful,,,and sometimes at GREAT prices!

Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
D
OP Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
Good info. I should have known. From now on I'm gonna be buying from Mr. Wittmann. Does anyone have any other preferences on good places to buy with a good reputation? Thanks for the help


Derrick J Powell
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
D
OP Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
Looks like I've got my first fantasy piece...hahaha.. I'll keep that as a reminder to be smarter


Derrick J Powell
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
D
OP Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
Where are the sos and max shows? When?


Derrick J Powell
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 11,097
Likes: 39
G
Offline
G
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 11,097
Likes: 39
Derrick,,,don't trust anyone! Forget reputations,,,you can get a bad piece from anyone.. [Wasn't he endorsing the nazi toilet paper at the SOS? It's been proven they BS.] Sure it probably helps to buy from those with good reps,,,but only because they offer a return policy!!

Try to specialize in one thing,,or a couple if you must.. Then learn all you can about it. Books, books books,,,the forums too.. Study authentic pieces not the fakes. Seek and handle as much as you can.. ...
Have you gone to a SOS or MAX yet? If not go. Even if your broke when you get there, go!.. Look at the authentic stuff. Study it right there! There are also many who'd love to talk to you about the pieces your interested in. You can learn a lot at the big shows just by keeping your eyes and ears open. "May I have a look at that in hand sir?" Many if not all will let you handle something or use your loop to have a look. IF your asking to inspect Hitlers visor cap,,,forget it!

Your horn,,chalk that up towards your tuition.. Look what you've learnt so far! Just not something to make a habit of though..

My best advice,,,Specialize,,,and reference material,,and patience...Happy Hunting buddy...,G.

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,751
Likes: 8
Offline
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,751
Likes: 8
Gaspare has it right.

J


Always looking for Eickhorns and etched bayonets.
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
D
OP Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
Yea I agree. Never been to a show but would love to go. Where are they? I personally have only been into rad daggers. That's really the only thing I can tell a fake from a OG. Sometimes it's hard. But those are my favorites. I like the style. The SS stuff is nice it's just faked way to much and I don't know it well enough so I stay away from it.
I didn't know about the toliet paper thing. That's interesting for sure.


Derrick J Powell
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,414
Likes: 19
Online Content
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,414
Likes: 19
The MAX and SOS are US shows. The MAX is 2 months from now in a suburb of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. SOS is in Feb/March in Kentucky.

Both are enormous.

There is Also a large show in Kassel in Germany and probably some good ones in the UK too.

Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 494
Likes: 3
E
Offline
E
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 494
Likes: 3
Derrick
You can look at Meda Militaria on the web. JR is a great guy and always has very nice stuff.
The MAX is back east in Penn., and the SOS is in Louisville Ky. The SOS has about 2500 tables, the Max a little smaller but also a great show.
Enjoy
Ed

Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
D
OP Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 25
That's great to know. I'm in Virginia so I'm not far from either one. I'll definitely be looking in to it and attending. I am pretty new to the hobby but absolutely love the history. I appreciate the info grrr


Derrick J Powell

Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,209,742 SS Bayonets
1,706,395 Teno Insignia Set
1,072,979 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
SS Dagger 941/36 - Please review
by KaoHsin - 12/06/2021 08:03 AM
Maker Mark Galleries
by Vern - 12/05/2021 04:57 PM
New SS ring addition
by hdmarley - 12/05/2021 02:57 PM
SS Dagger
by ollar - 12/04/2021 04:31 PM
Going price for scabbaerd
by jimdvan - 12/02/2021 02:19 AM
Latest New Posts
Malsch & Ambronn Kriegsmarine!
by Herman V. (aka Herr Mann) - 12/06/2021 07:34 PM
RAD Leader dagger for determining originality
by norg - 12/06/2021 05:21 PM
Finnish March Badges
by derjager - 12/06/2021 04:02 PM
New SS ring addition
by n0th1ng - 12/06/2021 11:38 AM
SS Dagger 941/36 - Please review
by KaoHsin - 12/06/2021 08:07 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics30,975
Posts320,962
Members7,064
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
12 members (Dave, hdmarley, Documentalist, seany, Vern, Dean Perdue, Herman V. (aka Herr Mann), 85ronnies, WunderKind, JR, SpitfireVb, A. Martin), 41 guests, and 85 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5