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LilHobbit
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I recently picked up this Nurnberger Violin bow that plays quite nicely.  It's stamped Albert Nurnberger with an engraving beside the frog that I believe reads "W Germany".  Given the West Germany stamp, would anyone be able to give an idea of when it was made?  No stars next to the name either.

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2 hours ago, Brad Dorsey said:

Something is fishy about this bow.  The Nurnberger shop had the misfortune to end up in East Germany.

That's rather unfortunate.  Regardless of whether it's from the Nurnberger shop or not, it's still an awesome playing bow.  Was it common to etch the West Germany, East Germany or just Germany into the bow in that location behind the frog by the shop itself?  It could also be that I'm seeing it incorrectly (it is time for another eye exam!)

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13 minutes ago, LilHobbit said:

That's rather unfortunate.  Regardless of whether it's from the Nurnberger shop or not, it's still an awesome playing bow.  Was it common to etch the West Germany, East Germany or just Germany into the bow in that location behind the frog by the shop itself?  It could also be that I'm seeing it incorrectly (it is time for another eye exam!)

It is a Chinese bow with a fake stamp, as can be bought anytime on ebay. Markneukirchen was in "East" Germany, and a "Made in GDR" would be a lightly stamp

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4 hours ago, LilHobbit said:

...Was it common to etch the West Germany, East Germany or just Germany into the bow in that location behind the frog by the shop itself?...

Germany, West Germany and W Germany are all common stamps on bows.  I've never seen East Germany, and I doubt that it was ever used.  As Jacob says, bows made there probably would have said GDR, if anything.

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