WWII GERMAN TANK BADGE BRONZE - REPRODUCTION -
this is a currently produced fake of a Bronze
Panzer Badge hallmarked witha AS in a rounded triangle. Assmann did in
fact produce Panzer badges, but original Assmann badges tended to be
hollow back with the stylized Assmann A in raised relief in between the
bogies. Please refer to Militaria Magazine #14
April 1995. On page 5 they show your exact panzer badge with the
following caption-A reproduction which has appeared in recent years. On
the reverse we can read the initials AS within a triangle.
The quality here is much improved compared to earlier fakes: the casting is more
detailed and the metal is of good quality. This widely circulated
insignia has fooled many collectors.
And here is another comment from one of our visitors:
The maker mark on the fake bronze tank assault is actually an attempt at
reproducing the logo of the company Adolph Scholze, not FW Assmann. The
Scholze company used a stylized AS logo inside a triangle while Assmann
normally used a raised or stamped stylized A.
This point further illustrates the difficulty being faced by collectors trying to obtain
original WWII German badges. Once again it is stressed that the best defense against fraud
is to deal with a reputable dealer.