Uncommon for sure ! Very nice and good close up shots too
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
What a great badge Green! The flat top "A" s are really distinctive mate. And as Nick said, you're pics are brilliant, as always! Great stuff mate.
Thank you Nick and Sandgroper!
Transitional badges look great with their non-conforming features, that is for sure! This badge was difficult to photograph, for me, so your compliments are appreciated
Nice badge, the attachment plate, as well as the way the RZM and license number are in done would point me towards either Deschler as the maker, or Deschler as the Die maker for this maker (i.e: sub-contractor). - or possibly a common Sub-contractor that both used around this time. Its a style of attachment plate that Deschler used around late 1933, and is not seen that often - well not used as widespread as the others. Most likely a very early 1934 piece, or possibly late 1933. NIce broken outer ring encompassing the Logo too
M1/128 Eugene Schmidhaussler
This painted metal badge is exacly like its enamelled brother, minus the enamel. Yes, the badge is in great condition, it's the paint that's suffering This is a very commonly FAKED badge and here's a great leaning example of an original and it's even missing the enamel, making it easier to study. Look closely at the swas (unpainted sections) and you can see "lines" going across. Next I will post an enamelled example with the exact same features, for comparison. I'm havin' some fun with this stuff! Found this badge at a mil show for pocket change.
Great stuff Green! Brilliant pics, as always, and you can see the stippling clearly through the paint.
That's a really nice badge Wim, fantastic condition! I think your right, Jo's book will really boost the appeal of these badges, I'm really looking forward to it, not long to go now.