Great one to have Mark congrats.
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Ok boys, It's about time I added a few badges. The first is an M1/75 Otto Schickle enamel button hole badge. The enamel is in overall good condition with one small blemish on the second letter "A" in the word national. The reverse is in excellent condition. Hope you like it.
This second badge is an M1/17 F.W. Assman & Son late war zinc badge. It is the first zinc badge I have bought as I personally prefer the enamel badges but it is in great condition with virtually all paint intact.
Nice badges, looks like we are up and running again here on the thread! I could be wrong but believe this is the first Schickle posted to the thread. I'll get off my butt (busy butt!) and get some pics taken and post something too.
Slados28, you must have another one to post by now No pressure, lol
Thanks Mark, I have a couple of others to put up as well over the next few days. I've also got another four badges on their way to Oz so I'll get them posted here when they arrive.
Nice badges, sandgroper! I find Schickle to be an interesting maker, getting one has been in the back of my mind for a while -- especially one of this maker's transitional pieces, just haven't found the right one yet. The rzm one you've got there is really nice though... nice and clean with a lot of silverwash still retained! Nice painted piece as well! They are practically rolling in these days, huh?
Mark: I've got at least one rzm that I've been planning to post, need to migrate the photos from my old laptop first. As you know I'm always looking for new acquisitions but it's been a bit slow lately... speaking in relative terms here, of course
Thanks Slados, I've hit a good patch mate, I've got a few nice ones coming in so I'll get them up onto the thread over the coming days but I might post another now!
Gents, an M1/137, Richard Simm & son of Gablonz badge. This badge is just fantastic, its in as good a condition as any badge I have with virtually all of the silver remaining on the reverse and lovely crisp clear details to the front. There is a very small enamel chip on one leg of the swas, but it is very small and doesnt detract from the overall look of the badge. I'm really pleased to have this one, it just sparkles under the light.
Good to hear, that's a great badge indeed! I also love badges with that kind of chunky over-sized pin plate. Keep them coming!