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Article about: Part of my Xmas hoard I received today, a very nice hefty badge. Can anyone suggest which maker this is by? Is it early or late war? or does it matter?

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    Part of my Xmas hoard I received today, a very nice hefty badge. Can anyone suggest which maker this is by? Is it early or late war? or does it matter?

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    I would imagine early from the plating and gilt wash

    Later stuff tended to be more subdued ( less bling ) which tended to match the declining fortunes of the luftwaffe.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Beautiful original Flugzeugfuhrer & Beobachterabzeichen by Gebruder Wegerhoff of Ludenscheid. Take note of the 'fingerprint' on the reverse of the eagle above the makers mark, a 100% guarantee of an original. The badge was only ever produced in buntmetal as far as I know, so it would certainly not be late war due to material restrictions. What a great badge, well done old bean!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thank most kindly for the excellent information Ned, the thumb print is fascinating too.

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    Ned, it came with all of this stuff, all posted under different threads in the various fora

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    Cool. You only need a Ju88 parked on the drive and you're sorted by the look of it, good score!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    GWL was always a particular favorite maker of mine. Their quality and attention to fine detailing was the equal of any of the other "prestigious" makers like Godet, Juncker and more...A Much under appreciated maker!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Thatīs indeed great stuff!!

    I would the badge in the timeline of production put into the mid-war period.A very nice and rare Pilot/Observer badge made of "GWL".

    Regards
    Joe

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    I agree with Wagriff completely, a way under appreciated maker of this award, see again the 'fingerprint' on another.
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    A great badge, you're a lucky bloke!....
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