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Old 05-01-21, 11:55 AM
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I am hoping to sell some of my father's collection. Would anyone be able to offer some information on this badge marked Zeitner Berlin? Hopefully it is genuine. If so, could anyone suggest an acceptable market value? Not sure if the box is matched to the badge. Apologies if pictures turn out Poorly oriented.
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Old 05-01-21, 12:55 PM
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What is the connection with South Africa?
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Old 05-01-21, 01:05 PM
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Sorry, fairly new to forum. Will the-most in correct area.
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Old 05-01-21, 02:04 PM
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Sadly a cast fake.
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Old 05-01-21, 06:23 PM
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Thank you. May I ask how you know and why it's inscribed Zeitner?
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Old 05-01-21, 07:49 PM
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Badge is cast, see the casting bubbles , these were di-struck, pin is also wrong type.
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Old 05-01-21, 07:50 PM
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No idea on the zietner bit...think they were trying to make it appear genuine.
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Old 05-01-21, 07:58 PM
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The name of the alleged maker appears to have been (very poorly) hand engraved.
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Old 06-01-21, 04:01 PM
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Thank you for comments which I accept. Some genuine questions: why did the takers use the name Zeitner (who did not make badges during WW1 I believe)? I have since seen another on the internet which has an identical name inscription - does that mean it was cast like that or manually inscribed? Lastly, the 'gold' covers another metal why is this?
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