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Posted 2 years ago

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I think this is a real WWII Railroad Eagle. It was in a barn at an estate sale. The woman at the sale said her husband took it off a train. I have heard some tall stories at estate sales, so I am unsure. The wing span is 24". The height is just under 14". On the back side, left wing is stamped J&Z. Right wing has GAl Mg Si. I can't find any with the J&Z. This one has no train mark. Any help would be great.

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  1. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Google Wehrmacht Awards, click on forum and then search for train eagles. You will find plenty to read and may be the answers to your questions.
  2. zguy2112 zguy2112, 2 years ago
    Cool piece for sure, Hitler certainly had an eye for design, as the Nazi designs and symbols were all graphic and powerful! Cool find.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    A friend had one that I remember as identical to this except claimed to come from a cargo plane. That didn't make sense to me as it would be "drag". His was aluminium. Is yours?
  4. Hems303 Hems303, 2 years ago
    Like blunderbuss2,; I have a friend who's father removed a similar sized eagle/swastika from a bandstand, but his was made from hollow bronze. I am led to believe (as blunderbuss says above) most eagles made for Nazi vehicles were made from aluminium. I have seen three such, similar sized, examples in museums here in England...see this link for just one (this ripped by British troops, from the last train to Belsen):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vj_pics/2412526721/
  5. kegan32 kegan32, 1 year ago
    Looking at this eagle, it looks authentic to me. Naturally a closer look would be necessary to be real sure, but I think you have a winner here. Going price - about $2000.

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