Original Wilhelm Hobacher IAB, solid zinc wrap around hinge variant with the possibility the catch has been resoldered, but then again, it maybe o.k., these often look rough. Condition isn't the best so perhaps 70-80 Euro's?
'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.
Looks good to me
good pics to.
I like this Hobacher and I would estimate its value (since you asked) around $85.00
Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD
This is as good as WH's get. There's always been some debate over authenticity, IMO they're ok but many collectors are dubious. Not a maker I'd pay a lot for though. Stewy
For me, this is a good solid zinc "sheet metal or wrap around" hinge example from the maker Wilhelm Hobacher, Wien.
Condition is rough most likely due to the past years storage methods.
The catch on these is a directly soldered "?" style hook and I can see why some would question if this one had been reattached.
My opinion is the catch is correct and is original to the badge.
Value is low as the others have stated. This is not a rare variant and Hobackers in relatively nice condition can be found for 120-130 euros.
A small hoard of these sheet metal hinge examples just sold on a German forum for that price...all in nice condition.
Best Regards, fischer