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Unknown Polish Submarine Badges [Looking for worth/value]

Article about: Hello War Relics Forum! As you can see I'm new here, and I'd like to introduce myself. The reason that I joined is because I have recently come across three Polish submarine badges, and I wo

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    Default Unknown Polish Submarine Badges [Looking for worth/value]

    Hello War Relics Forum! As you can see I'm new here, and I'd like to introduce myself. The reason that I joined is because I have recently come across three Polish submarine badges, and I would like to know more about them, as well as their value.

    I have only found one website with information on them.
    This is the photograph from the website.

    "Poland established a submarine service in 1929. The date the submarine badge was issued is
    unknown. During communist rule, there were three badges: Commanding Officer
    (gold plated), officer (silver/pewter), and seamen (copper/bronze). "
    I have all three pictured there, and mine are in the same condition.
    On the reverse side of the badge, the back of the lapel/pin reads "Elektro Poznan."

    That's the only information that I have on them. I contacted Polishmilitaria@aol.com, and they offered me $25, and informed me that they had no information on them. Of course I declined their offer.

    I'm speculating that these are fairly rare, as I have never seen any before. I've seen quite a lot of Polish militaria, although I do not collect it. Only SS/ Third Reich militaria gets my juices flowing.

    If any of you have some information on the value, origin, type, etc. of these please let me know.
    Thank you for any help you can provide.
    Last edited by Adolf; 02-02-2012 at 02:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Unknown Polish Submarine Badges [Looking for worth/value]

    I think they're post-war Polish badges, The maker on the nut on the screw back made post-war badges. No idea on value thats all I can tell you

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    Default Re: Unknown Polish Submarine Badges [Looking for worth/value]

    Quote by 3mk View Post
    I think they're post-war Polish badges, The maker on the nut on the screw back made post-war badges. No idea on value thats all I can tell you
    Thanks for your help! I'll see if anyone else knows anymore about them.

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    Hello Adolf and welcome aboard!

    You have a complete set of submariner badges and I believe the different finishes do not denote rank (marked by other means) but class of award, with gold obviously being 1st Class, silver 2nd, and bronze 3rd. These were originally issued in 1964.

    I’ll move this thread over to the appropriate section of the forum.

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    Quote by A.J. Zawadzki View Post
    Hello Adolf and welcome aboard!

    You have a complete set of submariner badges and I believe the different finishes do not denote rank (marked by other means) but class of award, with gold obviously being 1st Class, silver 2nd, and bronze 3rd. These were originally issued in 1964.

    I’ll move this thread over to the appropriate section of the forum.

    Regards,
    Tony
    Thanks A.J! I appreciate the information, and you moving the thread to the correct location.
    Any idea on the value?

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    Hi Adolf, Sorry, I do not know the value of these as I do not collect post war Soviet occupation era items. I am aware that collecting interest has significantly increased in Polish People’s Army militaria. with some of the earlier badges fetching strong prices.

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    Hello,
    The price for the set of those badges in Poland is approx. 50-70 USD.
    All the best
    Rafal

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    Class off submarine sailor
    1. Gold "Marynarz Okrętów Podwodnych" wz. 1964r.
    2. Silver "Marynarz Okrętów Podwodnych" wz. 1964r.
    3. Bronze "Marynarz Okrętów Podwodnych" wz.1964r.

    are not very valuable

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