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Kriegsabzeichen für Minesuch & U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen.

Article about: hey everybody, what are you opinions on these two badges? i am interested in buying them. thanks for all of your advice.

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    Default Re: Kriegsabzeichen für Minesuch & U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen.

    wow, i just bought the minesweeper badge for 75 dollars!

    today is my lucky day at last : )

    Thanks to both adrians and to rube for your advice! i cant wait til i receive it.

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    wow, i just bought the minesweeper badge for 75 dollars!
    That's a very good price IMO. Not the most common maker of these badges to find. Well done and hope you can post some pics when you get it.

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    how much do you think it would be worth?

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    how much do you think it would be worth?
    I would suggest you could double your money quite easily.

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    Norm F
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    Default Re: Kriegsabzeichen für Minesuch & U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen.

    Hi Guys,

    Just stumbled across this thread when google searching. Nice minesweeper badge. Not a Förster & Barth though. The "inverse-taper" shaped pin was used by F&B, S&L and Wiedmann. F&B's zinc badges used a version that was non-ferrous, i.e. doesn't attract to a magnet, whereas the Steinhauer & Lück late zinc badges used ferrous pins -- you'll find that yours attracts to a magnet. Also the trimming outlines are different on these S&Ls than on the F&B's, notably around the eagle's head. The S&L zincers are never maker-marked but share a characteristic bent flaw on the reverse side on the left inner wreath, seen on the S&L '57 versions as well.

    I'd agree the market value from a dealer would be more like twice what you paid, but they're not uncommon and often have lost all their gilding, and will sit around unsold for ages. For quick sale of these you'll always have to undersell dealer's prices.

    BTW, the Auxiliary Cruiser badge with the same setup is also an S&L. These ACs are 2-piece riveted badges, in contrast to the heavier one-piece F&B which sometimes has the maker's L/21 marking on the pin.

    Cheers.
    ---Norm

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