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Mariusz, thanks for sharing what is a very rarely seen pre-WW2 vintage piece. Wonderful to see.
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Another "subject" to be ID - perhaps not necessarily associated with WW2 Free Forces, but I think it is worth posting and try to discover what it is.
It has come up in the USA.
It features the Eagle without the crown and of the specific shape (no Haller / No pre 39 / No PRL) and is linked with a sort of "military cross"
I find this pin unusual - it most likely can be linked with patriotic / paramilitary Polish organisation in the USA - but I am not sure.
It could be linked to the Polish recruitment effort in the USA during WWI etc?
The fastener appears to be an earring if there is a pair of them I would conclude they are earrings.
Throughout the early 20th century there was all sorts of patriotic Polish jewelry. In Wojciech Stela's book, Polish Honor Honor and Commemorative Badges 1914-1918 & 1918-192 he dedicates four pages to them.
Recently sold on ebay – as part of bigger set – 2 interesting Eagles
1. lower line – right corner (casted) – very interesting variant
2. top line – left corner (casted PAF) – not sure about it (date of production)
Good pictures of one of the casted variant (previously identified / categorised)
An interesting Eagle found recently in Poland.
The owner categorised it as the Eagle made by WILHELM DEUMER-LUDENSCHEID of Germany – and of that I am not 100% sure.
Deumer is presented on
Just to continue with some interesting Free Forces Eagles recently found in Poland.
Variants below – I see for the first time.
Have any of you got the photographic / written records that would feature the Eagles with “regimental shields / nr” – I have come across none – but that does not mean by any token that they did not exist as clearly Eagles like that – were most likely “one-offs”.
Neither I do know the official permissions / orders allowing to use Eagles withy “regimental nr” – in fact, there had been orders requesting the removal of “regimental nr” – that is why the small arm badges for 1 and 3 – Polish Tank Regiments stationed in Scotland / UK are extremely rare to find (they had been removed from the uniforms in 1942, if i remember correctly).
Additional examples of Eagles with the “regimental nrs” etc?