Thanks guys for your comments and thoughts.
Ade, my pleasure to post it! I'm surprised YOU haven't seen this badge (we assume Ade is all-seeing) before but not surprise it hasn't been seen, if that makes sense Thank you for your kind comments.
William, the blue swaz had me instantly, it looks fantastic and brightens the display.
Scout, thank you for the link, there are a few items I'd enjoy having from the photos! Do you happen to know the collector? I'd love to have a badge from his collection, if possible. Or just see it more intimately.
Davo, thanks a bunch! There was no rush with the pics, I wanted them to be nice on this one.
Jo, I assumed the Kruyt badge was the exact same badge by Wagner. So far, the only other Wagner I have seen is the one you have pictured on your site. But then again, you come across some fine pieces! Many of them have shipped to the States to a certain collector Have you ever seen the badge with dots around it, that Scout posted? That's a sweet looking badge! Somewhere along the way, looking through Dutch sites, I read that badge was a Kruyt badge for his branch of the NSNAP. I wonder if that has any validity.
Erno, prompted by your post in the Reich badge thread, posted for you. About the stippling, can't fake stippling if there isn't any. It's a combination of several things that bring thoughts of authenticity. One is, overall quality and then construction. Of course, (borrowing from Jo) the items place in history and why its there. Last and most important, the make and feel of the badge....German badges (and other items) from the period have a certain look and feel that is unique to Germany from the period. Other collectors will probably have the same thoughts. I can't explain that any better in my words.
Very nice badge Mark. This is what the advanced collector
has in his/her collection ! - I've never seen one
Nope, dont know the collector - it was your post, which prompted me to read more about Dutch insignia and Rappard.
I stumbled over the site purely through accident in my search.
I spent quite a while reading about Rappard, Henk Feldmejier, Op Silbertanne, the conflicts between Mussert and others + much more.
All very interesting but time consuming
I blame you!