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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Now I found this VW Spezialist pin. It is very small - only 15x23 mm. Compared to the one I saw at eBay, it looks more filigree to me.
Could this be an original one ?
If not, could anybody tell me, if there were originals from the 50s/60s, or it is a later fantasy piece at all ?
If there are original ones - how do they look like ?
How to identifiy ?

Thanks, Ralph


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Hi Ralph,

I do not recall ever seeing an original VW SPEZIALIST badge.

I purchased this reproduction VW SPEZIALIST badge when they first came out in the mid 1990s.

Looking at your badge and on the back, the pin mounting is different and looks more old school.

Perhaps yours is an original badge.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Hi Bob !
The pin mounting of your badge looks like the one I saw at eBay.
There is a german pin seller writing on his page that some of those badges have been produced for the international motor show IAA Frankfurt in 1999, as reproduction of a vintage pin ...
I agree, perhaps mine is an old original one, but as long as I don't have more information about, I will have to consider it as reproduction too.
Regards from Germany, Ralph
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Hello !

Original or fake ? Smile

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Fake.

https://www.vintagevolkswagenmodels.com/split-wind...rstone-pin
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Recently y bought this... way do you think ?? Original or replica?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

I just picked up these badges and I am wondering if they are real or fake? Thanks in advance
Rob
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

A couple more pictures 😁
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

The badges are real Rob. They were produced from original dies. If they were put on a car for judging.......the car would not be judged down for reproduction parts.
Where there is a problem is....... Were they originally issued by VW....?
Probably not. The early badges had much better detail and the body badge was hallmarked. The more dies get used, the more the detail fades.Badge collectors do not find these nearly as collectable as the 1953/54 VW issued badges, but they do have better value then the mass produced fakes that are out there. I would use them as "place holders" until I could find an early issued set.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Thank you Bob, much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

The post looks kinda modern.
But, donít know if real/fake?... typical value?
Iím going to sell it. No history, it was in a box of VW stuff I picked up somewhere.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Hi has anyone else got one like this are any information?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Maybe you can send them an email?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:25 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Hey guys - what do we think to this one I've seen for sale? Real or repro?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

A member reported this ad to say these were fakes:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2386542

I want to notify the seller if that is true.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

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Check out this link:

https://www.vintagevolkswagenmodels.com/misc-ms/item/242-mayer-1938-kdf-wagen-vw-cornerstone-pin
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Thanks, I will send him a link to your posting and web site link
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

Why the Pins are Fake?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:49 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

And Why is this Orginal ? And my Not?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: Official Badge / Pin thread - Real or Reproduction? Reply with quote

I stand corrected . . . everything appears to be original . . . good luck Exclamation
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