09-13-2015 10:39 AM
Interesting. Not seen one like that before. Thanks for showing it.
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The thin red line between wartime original and postwar assembled pieces...
Nevertheless a nice and rare piece.
An odd piece, never seen one quite like that before...The "S" in the "RS" is cut off where the Swastika would have been...I'm no fan of Souvals and have always avoided them myself...I do like the Finish!
Last edited by bigmacglenn1966; 09-25-2015 at 08:32 PM.
It is 100% original. A similar one was sold a year ago on a German forum. The mark is not L/98 but L/58 on these pieces.
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Imo the wartime base was reworked, the swaz was cut out, the hardware was soldered on, then the finish was applied. It is a 100% legit zinc Souval award. Hardware and finish are spot on, so is the base material. Again, imo 100% original. I see no sign of a casting.
Perhaps best described as a post war "transitional" piece! Still, an interesting badge but I'm surprised more haven't been found.
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This is true, more likely 58. Not easy to recognise such microstamp.