Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Now that I look at my F&B PAB you have a point, I concur.
You make an interesting point, the type 5 design is a generic one where it's used by multiple makers and is noted for it's very plain grass foreground area. If you look at the Hobacher version above, it can be seen that this area has received a little more detail by the die cutter by the addition of several small grass blades compared to other users of the type, such as Souval, EWE, AWS, Orth and some other unknown makers. The exception to this was the small maker Rudolf Richter of Schlag bei Gablonz (RRS), who after their initial use of the standard type 5 foreground upgraded their dies grass foreground to a more complex one similar to that found on badges by A.S. and AS in Triangle. These are fairly rare, being found at a ratio of 1 for every 20 normal type 5's.
Above, a standard type 5 by RRS early on in production, and used by other makers including Hobacher, who slightly modified the foreground from this by adding a few extra grass blades. Here's a bronze Wilhelm Hobacher that shows the slightly different foreground quite well. The difference is slight, but it is there! Note the flaw on the eagles head, showing it's of later production.
And finally a close up of the modified type 5 from RRS with more attractive 'complex grass' foreground.
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That's not an eagle...it's a parrot...and a blind one, at that,apparently....
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a great badge Ralph.as for the grass it maybe the difference between spring and winter when it was made.lol.
Congrats Ralph, she is lovely !
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