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Detecting the fakes

We will contain tips to help collectors detect fake & fantasy items from original items.

There are a lot of fakes out, such good quality forgeries that sometimes turn out to be undetectable if you don't have some guidelines to follow.

The best way to detect the fakes is to know well how Germans manufactured the original pieces and then compare the details of those with the supposed fakes, using detailed pictures for that.

If for some reason you need help with anything, feel free to reach out.

For authenticity of German awards, click to see the LDO (Leistungs Gemeinschaft der Deutscher Ordenshersteller) numbers.


 This a list of the RZM Codes for commonly collected Third Reich items. These can help you determine authenticity of your militaria.