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Old 01-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #11
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Re: Fake "Defense of" Campaign Medals

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Both look fine to me. Offset due to human/technical imperfection.
Thank you for this opinion!
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #12
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Re: Fake "Defense of" Campaign Medals

Hello!

Please have a look at this Defense of Odessa voenkomat type.
Do I like it? :)
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #13
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Re: Fake "Defense of" Campaign Medals

...probably not.

The seller is also offering this suspect Stalingrad in another one of his many auctions...
not a good sign, in my opinion.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:42 AM   #14
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Re: Fake "Defense of" Campaign Medals

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...this suspect Stalingrad...
Sergio, both of them are genuine and pretty nice. :thumbsup
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:42 PM   #15
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Re: Fake "Defense of" Campaign Medals

:o

Thank you, drill! Apparently, I was too suspicious against too shiny medals. :)
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:53 PM   #16
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Re: Fake "Defense of" Campaign Medals

Hello. This is my new Defense of the Polar Region. It came with a document dated 1945 which looks very convinving (to me :o).
The goldwash is so (suspiciously) shiny that the scans are a little blurry, especially the obverse. Are they sufficient for you to evaluate this medal? Otherwise I can try with an ordinary still camera.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #17
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Re: Fake "Defense of" Campaign Medals

Polar medal looks good. Small chance the ring was resoldered, but at a minimum base medal is fine.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #18
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Small chance the ring was resoldered
Here are some closeups of the soldering. It seems fresh.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:04 AM   #19
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Do these campaign medals look legitimate?

I keep them in shadowboxes and I don't really want to drag them out to get a photo of the reverse. Although the backsides do look legitimate in terms of centered lettering, etc..

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:56 AM   #20
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I keep them in shadowboxes and I don't really want to drag them out to get a photo of the reverse. Although the backsides do look legitimate in terms of centered lettering, etc..

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From this altitude and only obverses, all look good however #1 Leningrad and #3 Caucasus appear to have replaced suspension rings.
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