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Unknown German Pin Possibly for 14th Waffen SS Division

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    Default Unknown German Pin Possibly for 14th Waffen SS Division

    Hello my father came across this pin it is made out of zinc I believe and has german construction looks similar to the 14th SS Division crest any idea feel free to offer them thanks for your time Sean F Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Unknown German Pin Possibly for 14th Waffen SS Division

    To me, the paint is too 'fresh' looking for a zinc badge,
    and the pin seems to be British style.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Not a German military badge in my opinion...Perhaps a football club pin?
    cheers, Glenn

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    Default Re: Unknown German Pin Possibly for 14th Waffen SS Division

    Talking heraldics the lion is a lot like the royal Swedish "Wasa" lion which originates from somewhere in Flanders in the early 16th century. Nothing German in it in my opinion. If you look carefully the lion actually has a "Vase" or a sheaf in its palm. The colours also point to Sweden

    Best,

    Jan

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    Defnitely no SS connection. The heraldic design is different from that of the shield of the Galician division.

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    It is a Dutch lion!
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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    It is a Dutch lion!
    Spot on, Kris; that's it!

    See: Coat of arms of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The blazon is as follows:

    "Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.]"

    (From the above link)

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    You're right HPL2008.
    It certainly is the Dutch lion.
    Here's another pic with the similar colours like the pin:

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    Dutch side cap pin perhaps?
    William

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    The following information is not reliable because is from a Dutch Internet auction site called Marktplaats. (similar like EBAY)
    110 × 147 - ENZO Bronze pin with lion STOOTTROEPEN Ned Indies KNIL

    Maybe it's a winterhilfswerke or a Nederlandse Unie pin from ww2, but personally I believe it's a civilian stickpin from the 50-60's.

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