09-17-2013 04:36 AM
The photos are a little dark to tell for sure. If this is original, I believe it would be a first pattern "Daisy" according to Ned's information on my thread here. There are a few good photos to compare.
I also see a difference in the length of the pin and the catch location.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
I think the same as Ralph, it's a type 1, but better pic's are needed to be 100% sure. Is there a flaw line in the right hand track running down from the mudguard to the ground? This is seen on most type 1's as it started to appear early in production, but is not always there if the badge is a particularly early one.
Fakes of the 'Daisy' design are very good, but restricted to the type 2, and these can be spotted by the grainy markings that distort the right hand transmission panel and also a small blob on the left one. I show a highlight of this below for illustration only, as it's the best indicator of a fake 'Daisy' badge that is otherwise very hard to spot.
'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.