Battered RAD Badge.
Bought this rather bashed up RAD badge in an auction lot of TR badges, my questions ? is it genuine and obviously the clasp or pin is missing but what sort of fixing should be attached to the back if it was complete ? Thanks for any opinions as always.
05-08-2014 05:05 PM
There's a very similar one here with roundwire pins top and bottom.
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Looks legit and the rear should look like this!...
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Thank You Gentlemen, it has something going for it at least, I'm not surprised that the pins are missing on my example I imagine it would'nt take long for them to snap after being bent several times, appreciate your time.
Rad cap pin
A very nice cap pin..
There were several if not countless makers using different styles of materials
and workmanship.. Yours is a Assman & Sohn..
Here is one for comparison.. (Steinhaur & Luck) Again.. Not a bad piece.. Thanks for
Thanks Gwar, so it is a cap badge, thats nice to know and thanks for the info, I do like the RAD and DAP items and hope to add a few more to my collection, thanks for taking the time to comment.
A.S. Is not Assman & Sohn.. Assman and Sohn would probably be marked with a prominent "A".
I regret that I may have been rather foolish to assume that maker.. I would rather though, start a Rad cap badge makers thread... Your example would be a great way to get the ball rolling.
I could be totally wrong though. Based on previous threads I believe I am within boundaries by stating that this maker is "Genuine" and may be a maker not yet associated or known.. Gwar
Assman & Sohn