09-14-2016 01:22 PM
Nice badges. The one you think is made in 1942, the number 42 on the back is for M1/42 Kerbach and Israel - Dresden
RZM are not the maker of the badges.
M1/100 = Werner Redo - Saarlautern.
I'm not a big collector of party badges but I would get the M1/42. I think that M1/100 are more common and easier to get.
Very interesting - thanks very much!
I never knew that about the RZM marks. I have a few different types of badges which I can now look up the maker of.
I'll get the M1/42 Kerbach and Israel badge as you suggested
The transitional 42 has a definite edge on the 100 with the transitional obverse design and the nice big reverse markings --- but I've always liked those Redo markings as well, coupled with the atypical (for most any manufacturer other than this one) pin plate it makes for a pretty kooky M1 badge.
Thanks for your help guys - I have purchased the 1st one