Sorry; it's a complete fantasy badge.
Most screw back items are fakes , only EK 1's have real screw backs , that I have seen . The back hardware seem to be the hardest thing to fake , so they started making screw backs , some are even RZM SS marked ! A real party pin would either be a pin back or have button hole hardware .
These badges are made and worn to identify members of the NSDAP. The SS is a paramilitary organization, a separate organization, whose motto (My Honour is Loyalty) is also shown on this badge. The iron cross is a military combat award. This is a mix of symbols put together to make the piece look more valuable, and to entice people. As said, a fantasy piece.
"Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief." - C.S. Lewis
I think this may well have been an early private purchase piece as no others have been so far found like it, but the D.R.G.M. number is a nice confirmation of the maker of this PAB which was previously and recently known as the "Seven Wheeler" by collectors. I actually missed out on this badge by a few hours when it cropped up on a British dealers website.
Photo's courtesy of Patrick W.
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You can also have a look at this thread by William, All1knew, over on WAF. He recently sourced a rare EK I, Spange combo factory made by Deumer.
Deumer Spange combo - a dual clamshell screwback piece - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
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Thank you for the replies , I was hoping big Ned would comment , and I never would have trusted that PAB badge , unless in came out of a Vet's sock drawer ! Once I get my computer sorted out and can post clear photos again I'll start a thread Looking for Real screw backs . Thanks again for the replies
Thanks for the info, I'm clearing a lot of room lately in my display case.