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Weimar period red cross

Article about: In simpatico with Thomas (great buckle Thomas), here are some dreadful quality images of a RZM 24 Red Cross buckle. Superb markings, however note how close together the solder spots are. I h

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    Hello,

    Iīve got this buckle and I believe itīs one from the Weimar era, but Iīm not sure. What is your opinions about this buckle?

    Best,
    Sascha
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    Hi Sascha, how are you? nice to see you here my friend not really my era of buckle collecting but from how the buckle is made I would say an early one, I am sure David will let you know when he reads the thread
    Ben

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    Hi Ben, Iīm top drawer. Sometimes I visits this Forum, itīs very good
    Letīs see the opinions from the others guys.

    Wish you a good time,
    Sascha

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    Quote by wuppergold View Post
    Hi Ben, Iīm top drawer. Sometimes I visits this Forum, itīs very good
    Letīs see the opinions from the others guys.

    Wish you a good time,
    Sascha
    Veilen danke meine freund
    Ben

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    I've always considered these to be pre-38 Red Cross buckles. There are many different variants out there. Here's my only example for the sake of reference. Yours is quite original - no worries there! Looks nice!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers!
    Rob
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    These buckles are still available at the current market! Please take a look at this link:

    Zunftbekleidung, Berufsbekleidung und Freizeitkleidung

    Regards,
    Guido

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    Sascha, always hard to judge, if these are not pre war made. But in my opinion, it looks like Weimar period.
    Luckily, I have an RZM marked Red Cross buckle. I will add this to my post.
    cheers Thomas
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    Thanks for your answers, I know itīs very difficult to classify this typ of buckle.
    I think there is a 50/50 chance

    Best,
    Sascha

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    Sascha

    My apologies for a late comment to your question, however I think that you have already had a great response from the boys.

    As you know and as Guido has so kindly reminded us, a design (with others) that is still manufactured today and probably, was made from 1945 onward. Every so often we see a lovely indication of a pre 1938 make by the presence of an RZM mark, as shown by Thomas (I have seen one of these Red Cross buckles marked RZM 24 and I still have images). Marked examples are very rare though and more often than not, we have to use our instinct.

    You say 50/50, although I think that there is a higher chance that this Red Cross buckle is pre 1938.

    Regards,

    David

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    Hello David,
    thanks for your assessment and of course the opinions from the others guys. The buckle with RZM marked is great

    Best,
    Sascha

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