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Emergency Medical Tags

Sat Jul 07, 2012 07:53

Recently I bought these tags at a well known dealer, but is it the real deal (as I've seen some quality fakes on the internet)...
What do you guys think?

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Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:46

Mine has a Jacket no. of 494689 instead of your 694689. Don't know which number is the correct one :roll: But yours looks to me if its has been printed yesterday...

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Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:01

It looks almost too new to be good, but it has that typical "WWII smell" which I cannot photograph. :lol:

According to http://www.mtaofnj.org/content/WWII%20Combat%20Medic%20-%20Dave%20Steinert/different_variations_in_the_emer.htm there are variations known with the 694689 number.

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Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:40

some more pictures.

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Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Sun Jul 08, 2012 06:53

Hi Skylighter,
This certainly IS a reproduction.

Can you tell us who the "well-known" dealer is ?
Would you mind sharing the price he charged for the EMT ?
Did he tell you it was a genuine item ?

Thanks,

Alain :mrgreen:
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Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:41

Thanks for the anwser Bob and Alain. Bought the tags in "a rush" for €150,-.
Will contact the dealer to return the tags and my money. If he does so I'm not going to name him in public.

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Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Mon Jul 09, 2012 09:28

What is characteristic about these tags shown that we can name them replica? To avoid further mistakes. :)

Bob M

Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:04

These are my thoughts:

- Yours has been printed by a Laser Printer, which came up the market about 1 or 2 decades ago :mrgreen:
- The Jacket number printed on the front page is wrong.
- The Caduceus logo is different: the wings are odd
- After 70 years, the inside paper cannot be bright white anymore

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Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Mon Jul 09, 2012 13:07

Thanks Bob. I went back to the dealer and he accepted the return. Instead of the tags I bought myself a nice liner.

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Re: Emergency Medical Tags

Wed Oct 24, 2012 18:12

Do you have some close up pictures from the medical cross? :D

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