05-20-2014 10:50 PM
Nice looking badge with a quality Brennlack finish that stands the test of time well. You may well be aware that there is a strong possibility that this pattern type was made by Schauerte & Hohfeld after major problems with their late hollow tombak badges and then the hollow zinc PAB produced using the same die. The thinking is that this required a new semi hollow design, but this ('Variant A') also soon developed serious flaws and was again improved with the final 'Variant B', of which yours is a nice example. This supposition cannot be proven 100% though, and consequently the badge remains classified as by an unknown maker.
'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.
Wow very nice Congrats.
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thank you for your very learned and informative comments.
So trying to increase my knowledge based on the info you gave I have read in my research about Schauerte & Höhfeld and their badge production.
I understand about the shift from tombak to zinc metals and it is interesting to see some of the hollow zincs and the devastation the cutters used caused damage to the wreath and left parts untouched or badly cut.
All the best
I wonder why no one has come up with a 'packeted' badge that may well prove conclusively who made them.
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by Eric Zentner
I am pleased to have this one rather than the zinc pest ridden ones I normally come across.
A beautiful "minty" piece, a great badge in any collection. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Good looking badge friend.
Thank you all for your comments.
I am pleased to add this one to my collection.
All the best
It is a very nice badge and as it was mentioned earlier, the brenlac finish has held up to the test of time.