Very nice Green, this one looks very precision made, almost like a jeweler has made it.
Thank you and you are correct, it does look very well made. It looks like a maker signed badge. I was looking at the St&L and Meybauer badges.
Outstanding piece, Greenhorn. Note the thick outer rim.
M1/25, Rudolf Reiling, nice late zinc painted version. Your photos are so much better than anything I can get, I've tried everything to get good shots but I can't seem to get them like yours. Nice badge mate!
Thanks, Groper! It's nice to be an official member of the "unofficial" club!
I really didn't think that the picture would come out that well... mostly because I snapped it late last night with only a single light on in my bedroom. I guess my half-way decent camera, with macro setting, and having it slightly zoomed in really helps.
Transitional badges are the most interesting, in that you see a glimpse of the past and future. There seems to be plenty of confusion on the part of the maker, he adds his RZM number, as instructed, but how he does it is comical. In this example, Wilhem Borgas, literally typed "No=" on his badge. The M is integrated into the circle on the RZM stamp, and that looks great. The obverse shows stippling that reminds one of polka dots, as they are mini. Letter A is flat, letter O is oblong, and the S's are closed. All of these traits converged into one fantastic transitional Party badge. The even spacing of the letters and the presence of stippling are glimpses into the company's, and TR's, future.
Add a transitional badge to your collection, you will not be disappointed.
That is interesting Green, this badge has a bit of everything going on!
I had to get a couple more of these badges. The M1-105 on the left I have posted previously. Another, possible later M1-105 is now accompanied with an M1-17 painted version.