IMO a wrong'en.
Harry is absolutely right...........fake ! it is purporting to be a "Maybauer" but the quality just is not there...
If you do search you will see more on this badge............discussed a few times.
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)
Zeppelin badge is a reproduction as well, commonly seen on Ebay!
I have noticed on several sub badges on eBay lately, that they all have the same cast flaw on the body of the sub !! "Strange" isn't it ?! ;-)
Wir kapitulieren niemals !
These ZEPPS must being made for St. Patties day.This situation of repros is getting bad!Do your research,check in the forum,and hopefully save your money before these cretin repro guys get your money.
The best approach I find is to develop an eye for the general appearance of good badges and you will spot all but excellent fakes very quickly.
I hope this helps.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."