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    SD2 Butterfly Bomb leaflet - fake or real?

    Here's an unusual one... this Butterfly Bomb warning leaflet has been doing the rounds for several decades. I bought mine in Rochester in 1990. However, for a wartime leaflet, it has one or two puzzling features.

    For a start, it is not printed on standard thin wartime economy plain paper but thicker yellow paper. Secondly, it has thick blue, almost raised print. I suppose it could have been printed like this to draw immediate attention to the leaflet, as the SD2 was a nasty little bastard.

    Also, all the examples seen are in mint condition. The design and font look wartime, so if it is a fake, it could be based on a wartime leaflet but repro-ed in colour - however, no known example in plain wartime paper and simple black ink seems to have surfaced over the years.


    Any thoughts?


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-...MAAOSwN8hd5WQO

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    that fact that he has over 10 copies available suggests they may be fake(although its quite possible a bundle of originals were found)
    also look at the print with a good magnifying glass,if the print looks pixelated then its definatley fake

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    He has a lot of other repro stuff, but the other stuff is described as copies in the description.

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    Hi every one just to add I brought my example as always many many many years ago it was at the the Tilbury Fort military show the dealer had these all on a roll tightly packed I would love to say for sure there no reproduction but the paper and ink needs testing to see how old they are......Dave

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    A while back I bought one of these too so i thought I would ask the question........ see scan.Scan leaflet.pdf

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