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Is this a REAL EK1?

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PrussianGarde

Thought about buying this but I don’t know if it’s a fake. What do you think?

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GWF1967
1 hour ago, PrussianGarde said:

Thought about buying this but I don’t know if it’s a fake. What do you think?

Hi, 

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PrussianGarde

My bad

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mark holden

Your pictures are not great but I am not convinced that the EKI you show is original. The detail of the 'W'is poor as is the number '4' of 1914. The catch and hinge are also quite crude. 

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depaor01

Better pics would definitely help to check the beading at the edge. With a magnifier you should see the black part is separate from the silver outer. If not then alarm bells.

Dave

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear PrussianGarde,

I spontaneously made scansIMG_20190309_0001.jpg.85ef847c351828165d5953b6c4602208.jpgIMG_20190309_0002.jpg.78cc97094c6edd380ac365a458a714fc.jpg of the obverse and reverse of one of three EKIs in my possession.

As you can see, the detail is obviously far finer than the one you have fielded - prompting one to warn you about Fakes that abound...

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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PrussianGarde

Yeah. I thought this was fake. The guy took terrible pictures so that was all I could send, thank god i didn’t bid on it. How about this one? Also has bad pictures unfortunately.

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PrussianGarde
Posted (edited)

It also has the KW marking and is an EK2

Edited by PrussianGarde

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mark holden

Despite the poor pictures this looks to be an original WW1 EK2 but I would ask for better pictures before bidding.

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PrussianGarde

I just did. Here are some new ones

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear PrussianGarde,

Compare the EKII offered, to two examples2126240543_EKIIgroupDNWMay2017obv.jpg.8c7bd6a2091a876fac91b563f348ed04.jpg763244373_EKIIgroupDNWMay2017rev.jpg.06a69b4477ce65a7ed64998d26977c00.jpg2110371459_EKIIHanseatenkreuzHindenburgkr.jpg.c7a42ff52267bda405722694e98aa3a9.jpg424805570_EKIIHanseatenkreuzHindenburgkrrev.jpg.aa484bf77afaa751af9827c669f6f79a.jpg of several in my collection. 

One cannot be dogmatic, but I again urge caution. 

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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depaor01

My gut feeling is that the finish on your later post looks good. Neither matt nor gloss but in between.  I would take a punt on it. But buyer beware etc. etc...

Dave

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depaor01

Here's a good one in my collection from the same angle...20190309_175044.jpg.2666ff22130dcb47c79440ee0928b17d.jpg

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PrussianGarde

Ok. So I found a medal bar that alto comes with a Hindenburg cross.

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