05-16-2014 02:52 PM
this arrow points to the area that I am referencing as M or V...
Is it a letter at all? is it just part of the design and made to look like a stylized ribbon?
Thanks for any help...
That's just a stylized ribbon, not a letter...The needle may be a replacement as well.
Thank you for your reply... was this style made at the same time as the styles with the R ?
earlier or later?
This is the postwar version...
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It's a ribbon, not a letter.
As Glenn said, this version of the badge (without the "R") is the post-war version.
It is, however actually not a "1957" version, as this badge did not fall under the regulations of the 1957 law.
The circular "R"-device was the symbol of the Reichsverband zur Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warmbluts [National Association for the Breeding and Testing of German Warm-Blooded Horses] and also featured on the other badges awarded by this organization.
Note that the reverse of this badge bears the abbreviated name of that body's succesor-of-sorts, the Zentral-Kommission für die Leistungsprüfungen von Warmblut- und Kaltblutpferden [Central Committee for the Performance Tests of Warm-blooded and Cold-blooded Horses], which was founded in the early post-war years. (Around 1949, I think.) Opposite that is the name of the badge's manufacturer, Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid.
Last edited by HPL2008; 05-16-2014 at 06:45 PM.
Thank you for this information... it has helped clear up some confusion on my part...
Welcome to the Forum, Diane...We are happy to help...!
Thanks for the clarification, HPL...I've corrected my post accordingly....