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Article about: Hello. This badge was in a late friends collection. I posted a thread on WAF a few years ago and got mostly positive or I don't know type comments. It is marked Glaser & Sohn Dresden. Th

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    Hello. This badge was in a late friends collection. I posted a thread on WAF a few years ago and got mostly positive or I don't know type comments. It is marked Glaser & Sohn Dresden. This company still exists today and produces custom jewelry. I have found some large table medals and even a stein with their markings. If the badge is real I would like to own it. Thank for any opinions on the originality of the badge.
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    I would not touch one of these without first getting
    Don D.'s (at WAF) opinion. He has studied these more
    than any other person I know.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    I agree with Greg's advice, best with these to get expert advice from someone has hands on experience of these badges !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    I found the old thread. Don D just said interesting and showed his stamped badge. Brian S said it was convening. I guess I will take the badge to the 15 SOS and get some hands on . There were so few of these it will be hard to say 100% either way. Thanks

    Kirby

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    I think 99 crewmen were awarded the badge which had to be privately purchased. This was mostly done in the 30's I think. Assuming let's say for the hell of it each awardee bought 3 each for wear/display, that's still less than 300 badges (and I think i'm being extremely generous there to put it mildly) amongst probably over 1,000,000 copies out there of varying degrees of quality. That's the kind of numbers your up against speaking subjectively, so I imagine that there will always be a degree of faith required no matter how well it's made.

    I wouldn't have a clue!

    Regards, Ned.
    '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.

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    Every original example I've studied was two-piece and hollow, with a venting-hole below the (Round) catch...Note the seam along the side of the badge as well...
    cheers, Glenn
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