The 1923 date does not denote the date of issue, but rather, it commemorates the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. Having said that, this is still, in my opinion, a repo, as the reverse markings are totally wrong. William
And, yes-originals are quite valuable. They were not Officially issued by the government, but were worn by the old fighters who marched with Hitler at the Putsch. There are many copies and varieties of copies out there-some of them quite old now.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Oh, and as this badge is a political award I'm afraid it may not even be useful for re-enactment. That is, unless political events are to be re-enacted.
BTW, I forgot in my previous post... Welcome to the forum and sorry for the bad news.
Welcome to the forum agreed with the above
Here is an example of the similar 1925 badge for comparison.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Welcome to the forum Alan and thank you for posting your badge. Despite the fact the information about it wasn't favourable, it has provided a useful reference tool for anyone who uses the forum to research this award.
I like the way you've taken the comments about the badge on the chin and with humour and good grace!
Thank you to Steve for moving the thread.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
I agree Adrian - A very good reference.
Shows too how history and facts can become
obscured over the years.........!
As stated to early for Ges Gesh and lacks the quality especially the date!.Overall quality is not right for this scarce badge