Both parteiabzeichen are OK, but the Golden HJ badge looks like a modern repro. Better pics would help.
Thought I'd post this one up to see what you all think. I have been discussing it with a fellow collector and even though we have pretty much concluded that it's a good one I still can't shake my scepticism off entirely...
An interesting thing I discovered about this badge recently is that this font has a good amount of strikingly similar features compared to some Zimmermann transitionals--- maybe a coincidence, maybe not. It also seems to match up with originals as far as materials and technique goes -- this going by comparison under USB microscope magnification. But, yeah... for some reason it still scares me, maybe it's simply due to the very good condition or the "flat" enamel work... no idea.
Opinions/comments and thoughts much appreciated!
I like it a lot and can't see anything wrong with it. It has some slightly awkward gaps in places but I find them perfectly fine seeing that there are multiples and not just one between S and O.
DeLuxxe, can you read the numbers hidden by the buttonhole attachment? Please post what they are if you can see them under there.
Here is my small contribution
Thanks for chiming in... I see what you mean, but for some reason I still can't shake this feeling I've got. Might just be me over-analyzing it all a bit too much... anyone else have thoughts on this badge?
One thing I've neglected to say; there's a very shallow chip to the "rim" of the badge that actually exposes the red obverse enamel, never seen a badge wiht a chip that exposes the enamel in that way before... anyone else? Just asking to see if this would conform with regard to the construction of a confirmed/100% genuine badge from this era...
All this talk about Beck with the nice badges posted and the wonderful current day pictures of the company have made me get off my butt and post my Beck Transitional Party badge.
In my opinion, this badge is a stunner and is one of my favorites. The font doesn't disappoint and lack of stippling looking wonderful. Notice the RZM 39 is engraved. The S, starting the word, Sozialistische, is a killer! It's a great little piece and luckily I was able to secure it.
It's a rather smallish badge but not lacking in any detail. It happens to be in great condition, also. Sorry, forgot a side shot.
That's a great looking badge, Mark! The "S" in Sosialistische is badass indeed, I also love the engraved marking... looks to be in fantastic condition to boot