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5th DON COSSACK BADGE . . .

Article about: . . . Unfortunately missing its central motif! Although I do not collect TR badges, I thought it an interesting item, which came recently from a local clearance. Kind regards, Malcolm.

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    Default 5th DON COSSACK BADGE . . .

    . . . Unfortunately missing its central motif!

    Although I do not collect TR badges, I thought it an interesting item, which came recently from a local clearance.

    Kind regards, Malcolm.
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    Default Re: 5th DON COSSACK BADGE . . .

    I have never seen a real one of these 'Traditionsabzeichen' but copies do exists.
    Made on the initiative of the commander of the regiment, Oberst Kononov.

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    Default Re: 5th DON COSSACK BADGE . . .

    Hello Scout,

    Thank you for the reply. I believe this to be an original item. However, the clearance story could be just that, a story!

    Kind regards, Malcolm.

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    Default Re: 5th DON COSSACK BADGE . . .

    Hi Malcolm
    I did not mean to imply, that your 'abzeichen' was a fake.
    Just that there were copies made of these.
    I have never handled one of these badges, so am not an expert.
    The background of these badges are very interesting.
    There are also 'Traditionsabzeichen' from the Sibir-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment and the Kavallerie-Korps-Jung-Kosaken.
    The latter not being a cross like the DON and SIBIR abzeichen, but wreath complete with crossed curved swords and eagle over swastika.

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    Default Re: 5th DON COSSACK BADGE . . .

    Hello Scout,

    It is a shame that this badge has been damaged – which probably means it has little appeal to most collectors. If a genuine badge, the damage can be considered part of its history, which I find quite interesting – although only for a short while until it is swopped for something else!
    Kind regards, Malcolm.

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    I quite agreee; a shame that it has been damaged.
    But on the other hand, it does not seem to matter to some collectors; de-nazified Iron Crosses are still collected and they display the same kind of damage where the Swastika has been removed in the center of the 'EK.'

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    A good original badge. I would certainly be happy to own it.

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    Default Re: 5th DON COSSACK BADGE . . .

    As Ade said, an original badge. Here are two more.
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    It looks original, i would be happy to have such a badge in my collection.

    I remember Weitze had one for sale some time ago.

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    I picked this one one in a group lot of badges does it look ok ? as the pin fixing looks different on the one i have,it looks like maybe dug up ? thank you for any help
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