05-19-2014 08:09 AM
Your example is an original and for years has been referred to by collectors as the "Slim Stalk" variant.
In 2011, this example was linked to the firm of "Juncker" using forensics as the method of attribution.
My opinion is this connection is correct but, concrete evidence to substantiate has not been found.
It's unfortunate about the catch; this will reduce the collect-ability of the badge and greatly reduce the overall value.
Best Regards, fischer
Thank you guys.
I got this one over 15 years ago with the broken catch very cheaply. Nice to hear its a genuine one