Beaten to it by HPL!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
It's the makers mark for Assmann & Sohne of Ludenscheid. It represents a stylized stick man wearing a type of bowler hat. Here's an example of it on my wartime bronze Panzerkampfabzeichen.
EDIT: Oh dear.....Always the bridesmaid!
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
thanks hpl paul and ned ,i have heard of this maker ,mainly from watching episodes of seinfeld so a known TR period maker continuing production post war and beyond ,very interesting ill do some research ,ned you always put a smile on my face ,thanks again for the help, james