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Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

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    Default Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    Good day all!
    One question!Attic find this badge!
    Real or fake?
    Please Help!
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    Last edited by Adrian; 02-27-2012 at 02:19 PM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    It looks like an original 'straight wave' type possibly by the maker S.H.u.Co. It is variant 5.2.1 on the classification table which can be seen here.
    I don't have one of these to compare to so hopefully Norm can confirm.

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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    ..THX Adrian!!!

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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    Hi Guys,

    I agree with Adrian, a "good" 5.2.1. Here are a couple more examples. The possible connection to S.H.u.Co. (Sohni, Heubach & Co.) is based on the following observations:

    1) The eagle style is aesthetically similar to the S.H.u.Co. Destroyer badge eagle.
    2) It's unusual for a maker to just make a Destroyer badge without a Minesweeper as well.
    3) The catch is identical to some seen on other S.H.u.Co. badges and typically opens to the left like in the S.H.u.Co Infantry Assault Badge (Infanteriesturmbazeichen)
    4) An example has also turned up with the same entire setup as the S.H.u.Co. Destroyer Badge.

    Having said that, not much is known about these badges. They're presumed to be late war production, but I have yet to see some convincing provenance associated with one. And S.H.u.Co.'s Destroyer tooling survived the war and likely led to some post-war reproductions, so who knows about the Minesweeper? So if anyone has some examples with provenance please post them!

    Best regards,
    ---Norm
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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    Good comparisons Norm, it is rather compelling evidence for S.H.u.Co. to be the maker of these unknown badges, there is more to support it than not at least.

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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    Found in Germany (cupboard depths)! When you get home,I upload images,sizes, data!...!!!

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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    Quote by BBazsi View Post
    Found in Germany (cupboard depths)! When you get home,I upload images,sizes, data!...!!!
    That would be useful. And any other history you know about it.

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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    Quote by Adrian View Post
    That would be useful. And any other history you know about it.
    Good Day all!
    I promised data and pictures:
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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    Thank you for posting the additional pics and measurements, much appreciated. It's a nice badge.

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    Default Re: Minensuch-Kriegsabzeichen.

    Hi BBazsi,

    Very nice example. You mentioned it was an "attic find". Could you provide any more details about how it was found or clues to the badge's history?

    Best regards,
    ---Norm

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