03-24-2016 08:34 PM
Sorry to say this is not an original Schwerin badge.
From what I can see,the reverse hardware is incorrect,hinge,mainpin and catch.
Some better close up images of these areas,plus the eagle and maker mark may provide more solid evidence as to it's postwar manufacture ?
I thought as much Martin. So it's a piece of fake crap.
I was immediately put off by the black tarnish and the crude looking hook catch.
Sorry to have to agree with Martin, but this one is no where near the quality of an original Schwerin made award. The finish as you quite rightly noticed is not correct either. Leon.
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