10-29-2013 03:36 PM
Transport patch? Cant help with the era.
It's one from a series of trade/specialty patches for kraftfahrzeugtechnisches Personal der Instandsetzungsdienste [maintenance services' technical personnel for motor vehicles] introduced in 1943; this one is for a Vorhandwerker [senior craftsman].
The four patches in this series represented different levels of qualification; the difference was in the cord edging:
- patch without edging = Kfz- und Panzerwart II [automobile- or tank mechanic class II]
- patch with pink edging = Kfz- und Panzerwart I [automobile- or tank mechanic class I]
- patch with silver cord edging = Handwerker [craftsman]
- patch with gold cord edging = Vorhandwerker [senior craftsman]
I cannot comment on authenticity or value.
Looks good. I have seen these in the 25 to 45 US dollar range. NH