Are there any other opinions on it?
Maby I'm wrong, but it looks like a post war cast badge to me???
IMO it's a good but rather worn Erdkampfabzeichen, specifically an unmarked Gustav Brehmer (G.B.) badge. The variant hardware, and eagle appear to be correct for one of these, as do the cut outs and the two piece construction where the solid eagle is soldered onto the badge rather than rivetted.
I like it.
'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.
Hi, a period piece but as Ned says, not in the best of condition, at the right price it is ok. Here is another GB made piece(with a slightly bigger catch plate) to compare it with . Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
It is a good badge, but not the type of condition I like to collect.
Many thanks, Ned, Leon, Jody, for participation in the discussion. The useful background information you provided very influenced my buying decision.