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Title Fake SS skull & cap eagle with real eagle
Nationality German
Period c 1980 (real eagle 1942)

The top two items (skull and eagle) are both marked 'SS475/43' and are copies. The bottom eagle, which is a period example, is marked 'SS475/42' (ie 1942). (These items do not belong to me and are not for sale.)

With originals, only the eagle should have the SS stamp. This firm (ie 475) is only known to have made eagles - they did not produce skulls and, moreover, no real examples by this firm have so far appeared dated any later than 1942. The final proof of the pudding is the flat format of the skull's forehead - the originals, without exception, all have domed foreheads, ie a nicely rounded edge to the top of the skull, giving a correct physical impression of a forehead. Also note, on the fakes, the use of brass pins and a different securing method, which differs considerably from the period item purportedly by the same maker.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : Known fakes : SS Police Fire]


The cross arrived safely this morning. Thank you very much for your excellent service.

M N, UK, 24.10.2006

Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006