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Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET

Article about: So... About a week ago, I advertised these Imperial Wound Badges, Gold, Silver and Black for sale. I advertised them as "GODET" as that is what they were sold to me as (by a chap I

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    Default Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET

    So...

    About a week ago, I advertised these Imperial Wound Badges, Gold, Silver and Black for sale.

    I advertised them as "GODET" as that is what they were sold to me as (by a chap I trust 100%)

    A member from WAF purchased them but now wants to back out as an "anonymous" member of the WAF has contacted him and told him that they are no good.

    I post them here for your valued opinions

    Thanks in advance

    Jamie

    Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET

    Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET

    GOLD

    Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET

    Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET


    SILVER

    Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET

    Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET


    BLACK

    Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET

    Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET

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    Hello Jamie
    This style was originally classed as type V in Hamelmann's somewhat outdated wound badge book. There are Godet marked, Jeweller made badges with a similar design around and somewhere out in Forum land somebody decided that every badge with this design was made by Godet. Unfortunately, this info has been parrotted around and now seems to be accepted as fact. Here is a link to the HWMF Forum. Post # 4 in the thread shows the design in a period Wilhelm Froese catalogue.

    Two wound badges - German Empire: Orders, Awards & Decorations - Historical War Militaria Forum

    I have several of these badges with different hardware configurations and do not for one minute believe that they were all made by Godet.

    Regards
    Brett
    "I wish life could be Swedish magazines" Iggy Pop, 1979

    "Stupidity has a certain charm. Ignorance does not" Frank Zappa

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    Wish I could help but I am clueless with wound badges.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Greg

    So it seems am I

    Got out of my depth methinks when I took these on.

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    They look good too me, but I am far from an expert on these.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Hello John
    There's nothing wrong with these badges. The problem is that they are being sold as manufactured by Godet. There were possibly several makers using this design, as these badges will be found with numerous detail differences. It is frankly ridiculous to say that they are all made by Godet, yet this myth has been perpetuated on several forums. If you look around, you will not find any concrete period proof that these are Godet made. You will only find forum Heresay. Like I said in post # 2, I own several of this style of badge and would eagerly welcome any firm proof, as in catalogues etc, that these are Godet made. I don't think I'll be holding my breath though!

    Regards
    Brett
    "I wish life could be Swedish magazines" Iggy Pop, 1979

    "Stupidity has a certain charm. Ignorance does not" Frank Zappa

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    Jamie,
    I was cleaning out a bunch of junk files and pictures off
    my computer this morning and found this image. I do not
    remember where I saved it from but I think you might find it interesting.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Imperial Wound Badges for review - GODET  
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    Jamie,
    I was cleaning out a bunch of junk files and pictures off
    my computer this morning and found this image. I do not
    remember where I saved it from but I think you might find it interesting.
    Here is the WAF thread in its entirety:

    @Streptile - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

    Regards
    Brett
    "I wish life could be Swedish magazines" Iggy Pop, 1979

    "Stupidity has a certain charm. Ignorance does not" Frank Zappa

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    Thanks Brett.
    That must be where I found the image.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Thanks all, the badges are gone, never to return (to me)

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