I need some help. I have a party badge that has been made into a ring. The ring is marked silver and has another maker mark that I cannot identify and its definitely WWII period. Anyone seen anythig like this?
If you can, whack a few good, detailed images up.
Made into a ring, let me try and upload some pictures
While we`re waiting, have a "Factory ground" no-name-brand
Possibly made at a time when this particular maker didn't want his company details on a NS-Badge.
Micro close-ups show that the name (WILHELM... something?) was ground out of the original working die, and not from the surface of the badge post-stamping.
Great photos Jo!
Yeah, very nice photos and collage --- item depicted is very interesting too, never seen a badge with a ground off makers stamp like this... Also, a very nice and cohesive design to the obverse, great looking and unusual subdued "micro" stipling under the red enamel and a whooping big circular pin-plate to the reverse... just lovely!
Especially interesting as it was the die that was ground and not the badge itself. I wonder if any more of these have surfaced anywhere?
I'd love to see this mysterious party badge ring but it the meantime, an M1/164 August Tham badge. It's in really good condition, the silvering to the reverse is like the day it was made.