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#358050 05/12/2023 12:28 AM
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Well there are KM rings... But U -boat rings proper are few if any.. From photos there's maybe 2 or 3 patterns I'd consider authentic but I've never seen them in hand..

Here's an exceptionally well made ring.. Nice quality and a fine finish. .

Well this should really be in the SuperFake topic! Yes this is a fake,,a reproduction.. Smart they paired their work of art to a period advert. Made it look exactly like the one in the ad... I'd say the original didn't look as good as this ring! That Ln [Laurin] stamp is a fake.........

- and the inner band - They gotta do their research a bit better.. This U boat in WWII was launched in 1940 and sunk in 42 !!!!

Well maybe that is what this is,,some sort of reunion or for service time in the u-boat docks for this particular boat?.... What do you guys think?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-98

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-98_(1940)

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Gaspare #358054 05/12/2023 08:05 AM
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Wow...that's really deceiving !

As always, thank you....G......for appreciated warning

Did they solder a separately made anchor to cartouche or......ring is one piece made ?

Ric

P.S. I would love to own it as ring to personally wear

Last edited by Ric Ferrari; 05/12/2023 08:13 AM.
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Ric,,,yes,,this IS made to deceive,,rob collectors from their money!..... - It'd be a nice wearer if your a navy man! -

Don't know if separately applied pieces or not. And,,,the new casting methods are fantastic,,,just look at 'E's Honor rings!. One of the few problems it has is,,,,its too perfect! I mean immaculate!

I was involved many years ago when a joint effort of myself and Odal [and an investor] uncovered that Big skull ring hoard.. - Even with those there was a tone, you could see an age even though many were still wrapped, mint, with the labels still on them!!
Long time ring collectors can take one look at that Laurin stamp and know its not right.. No real polish to inner band,,,and I bet if they showed more of the inside we'd find other faults...

Ric,, I always thought of this forum for helping new collectors.. Guys like yourself and many of the old members I thank you all for your help and experience. in helping here... Can't imagine how much we have saved the newer collectors....

Some guys love rings and no matter how long they have collected they just can't 'see' problems in a fake/reproductions. some leave the hobby, others post here and ask etc. and thats fine,,perfect.. We're here when we can be!

* Anytime any of you have a favorite ring,,or a ring you thought questionable,,,please, go ahead and start another topic and post a photo.... It's great to learn,,,and even better to help someone else!

- Summer is slow time in finding rings,, at least by me.. There is maybe 2 or 3 local shows but they are very small. Most of us wait it out for the MAX!... But,,in Summer there are also flea markets, bazars,,'boot sales',Church sales,,what ever you want to call them.. So,,be on the look out ,look in those little bins on guys tables,,ask local jewelers to go thru their silver scrap piles, , you might find something worthwhile,,,,you never know! Happy hunting guys and,,,,be careful!!... , G.

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Why is it called a "U-boat" ring ?

Gaspare #358063 05/14/2023 04:40 PM
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OH , :),, forgot to tell you,,, engraved inside the band is : U- 98

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I’d have called it junk on the “U-98” alone.

Gaspare #358150 05/23/2023 12:42 AM
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The ring was taken off auction.. Then relisted,, and sold probably as a 'buy it now' type thing..

Got to grab the date and U -98 shot....

He's a reproduction artist. Some of his sales ads have ads / info from our site ..... Lots of collectors know U boats had machinery on board and made trinkets for their commanders , friends etc. BUT nothing like this ring nor stamped like it..

Being too perfect,,,Only other thing could be for a remembrance of service time type of thing / reunion.. But with this boat I doubt it! Plus the Ln stamp tries to make it old...

- Something to stay away from!

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