Bob, Im indeed pulling your leg!
Of course, I dont doubt that your rare badge is genuine.
I tried to make a joke and failed miserably - sorry about that OT comment.
As with the insistence from some members here to not show the back of the SS dress badge/tuxedo brooch, I fully applaud the reasoning behind not showing too much detail of this fine badge.
Faking is inevitable but if it is at all possible to stave off scum pond fakers from getting too many detailed pics, I for one applaud those initiatives. At the very least not divulging all details in splendid hi-def buys serious collectors some time.
Again, sorry for the crass attempt of humour and the OT obfuscation.
On a sidenote; if you indeed thought, that I had serious doubts about the badge, I find your answer VERY restrained (to put it diplomatically)
09-16-2013 05:54 PM
I want to express my thanks and gratitude for not only this post, but many others of yours.
I count myself also among those never having seen this badge and as always, I learned something here.
I doubt this badge is to be seen on many other venues, if any.
No forum so consistently worth the price of admission as this one here, thanks to members such as yourself.
thanks for showing us this rare badge. I was not aware of it. and I do learn so much from my forum friends.
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
very nice,thanks for showing us.
The badge is marked 990 silver- not 900. It is indeed a very rare pin. Below is an example of another as sold by one of German Auctions a while back.
That would have to be the badge for Johann Singer, holder of Blood Order no. 33 as well as the Coburg Badge.
As many here, I had never heard of this
Great piece. Thanks for showing it
That is a really great badge Bob.
Do you know how much it sold for Matt ?
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
5800 Euro plus 23% commission