Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

1944 lorient badge

Article about: i picket this badge up from a bricabrac store i was just woundering what this is, and is it a fake it dosent look well made to me there was two there but i got this one i dont no a thing abo

  1. #1

    Default 1944 lorient badge

    i picket this badge up from a bricabrac store i was just woundering what this is, and is it a fake it dosent look well made to me there was two there but i got this one i dont no a thing about german awards thanks for looking
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P1040566.jpg 
Views:	440 
Size:	261.0 KB 
ID:	420145   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P1040567.jpg 
Views:	194 
Size:	179.1 KB 
ID:	420147  

    Last edited by Adrian; 11-06-2012 at 05:49 PM. Reason: Photos rotated.

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Age
    2010
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    Gday Geelong,
    I believe the Lorient Shield is quite a rare piece.Awarded around Xmas 1944 the quality of these pieces varied greatly as they were manufactured in the city it's self from what was available at the time,some were even issued made from paper.
    The metal ones i've seen (images only) have a different pin arrangement (three pins,two top one bottom) and the quality varies.
    Have a look at this link as it may help.
    http://ordersmedalsbadges.narod.ru/O...II/index2.html
    I kind of doubt two originals would be in the same Australian store,but I could be wrong.
    Cheers
    Dave

  4. #3
    ?

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    Have a look here for some further reading on these shields......

  5. #4

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    the other one was a 1940 badge with a flower and a anchor and and plane prop with the words narvik and the eagle above it

  6. #5

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    ok will do thanks for the help

  7. #6
    ?

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    Quote by geelong View Post
    the outher one was a 1940 badge with a flower and a anchor and and plane prop with the words narvik and the eagle above it
    That would be a Narvik Schild, better chance to authenticate that one as they're either original or fake. With the Lorient Schild it's more difficult as they were never officially awarded and if they were made would've been thrown together from whatever materials were to hand as mentioned in the thread I linked to.

    That said, I don't believe the shield above is original due to the fact it looks like it's been cast and not very well cast either.

  8. #7

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    this is the shield i dident buy but got a photo with my phone
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2012-11-06%2015_06_14.jpg 
Views:	141 
Size:	302.1 KB 
ID:	420148   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2012-11-06%2015_06_22.jpg 
Views:	148 
Size:	181.1 KB 
ID:	420149  

    Last edited by Adrian; 11-06-2012 at 05:51 PM.

  9. #8

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    yea i think they might be fakes the narvic shield has the same back as the lorient sheld with a pin up top and a pin down bottom

  10. #9

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    That would have been 75 dollars of additional pain!!!!
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

  11. #10

    Default Re: 1944 lorient badge

    yea lucky im in tassie at moment and stoped at a shop on our way to where we were going and found these shields but he had a lot of books i got one on panzer colors

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Lorient shield

    In Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich
    01-27-2009, 07:39 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •