excellent little badge Mark, i love them!!
good cleaning work Jo, i would never have guessed it could clean up like that!
Ok, felling festive with Christmas here so here's a special one from my collection.
This is an Austrian maker, Rudolf Schanes, Party badge. It's an early period party badge and has rays/lines for stippling. The Austrian badges are my favorite badges due to their quality and beauty. Just look at the pure white enamel in the hakenkreuz field! Every Schanes badge with this sunray pattern has perfectly white enamel and is in sharp contrast to the colors around it, beautiful. Did I mention the size? At 23mm, it's a huge badge and comparable to RZM badges in size. More to like, right.
Added below are size comparos to an RZM badge and my collection of Austrian and sunray pattern Party badges (3 Schanes (notice the minty one , Gosel, and Zeugmeisterei). Sure they cost more and are not as easily found but it's rewarding when you add one to the collection. I strongly advise you find one and look at it in sunlight, you will then understand. Yes, it's only a Party badge, but try to find the five pictured below and if you do, you'll be smiling as I am
It's late, I'm tired, off to bed! Enjoy!
Very, very nice Mark! I'll be absolutely gutted if you don't send me one of those for Christmas!