Hey... the blond long-legged lady in red lace just walked in! What's not to love about that badge.... The nicely defined raised ridges of the sunrays covered with a beautifully clear enamel, the proportionately fitting size and thickness of the lettering... and on the reverse; a very unusual and beautifully maker marked buttonhole attachment --- This one balances it all out perfectly with the highest quality of craftsmanship and design!
As far as beautiful badges go this one is definitely on the top of my list--- congrats again, Green
(I want one too, in case you couldn't tell)
Beautiful badge M/Green. Jo has got great items for sale. My one stop party badge shop!
Thank you guys very much!
DeLuxxe, we look forward to your first Party badge being posted here, welcome to the forum and Party badge thread!
Tom, not only does Jo get some nice items, he will explain it too.
Slados, quality and craftsmanship abound in Austrian badges. These are the highest quality of all. The white enamel is always perfectly pure unlike other enamels. A quick look through the posted badges will reveal these Austrian badges with sunray patterns as flawless. You have a good eye for detail, no wonder you like these things.
Transitional Fritz Zimmermann 72.
Transitional Party badges are great. Some have traits of RZM badges incorporated into them and then some are like this one, nothing to do with RZM badges except the license number on the reverse. I especially like the pointed S and closed C on this badge.
Another very interesting badge, Green.... There's definitely no shortage of markings on the back, a veritable transitional overload!
pic re post as requested
Two new recent arrivals that I'd like to share with you all:
M1/102 Frank u. Reif with a lovely deep dark red enamel, retaining nearly all of its silver wash to its obverse. Except for an unfortunate enamel chip I feel that this is an excellent looking rzm-era badge! This one's also seemingly had its reverse painted black, just like one that Green shared earlier on in this thread...
M1/78 Paulmann u. Crone with a much lighter color enamel, I would describe the hue as raspberry. The design is, I feel, a lot "softer" that that of the 102 above. It also retains most of the silver wash, it does have a subtle age patina to both obverse and reverse though but overall I feel it's a good looking solid condition rzm.
Thanks for the replies to my above badge guys.
Slados28, I think you just confirmed this maker applied black paint to the reverse of his badges. Well done! This is the second Reif badge posted and both have black paint on the reverse, how interesting! So far, this has been the only maker to do this.
And your badges look to be in terrific condition, minus the blemish you mentioned. The Crone badge always fascinates with it's RZM stamp.
Reposting my Reif badge for comparison of the reverse side with paint, albeit without a button hole attachment.