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First items purchased -Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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    Default First items purchased -Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

    Hello Everyone

    I have been posting in the Helmet area and they suggested i post Pics of my first few Items in the proper area's so I hope this is in the right place, and if not please move.

    I am very new to collecting, and this is just a Hobby for me. I am and have been, very interested in WW@, especailly the German side. I finally decided to try and collect a few small items and see how it went. I bought this medal and a couple of other items recently, before I found this forum, and was hoping to have it verified.

    thank you much for your time!


    First items purchased -Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
    First items purchased -Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
    Last edited by rbminis; 04-12-2019 at 03:14 PM. Reason: Edited title to use the correct German terminology.

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    Looks like a good one to me. Always check pins and rings on medals, some firms stamped very tiny numbers on them that can be linked to the maker

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    thanks Brig!

    Was this awarded for any type of wound then? and was it used after 1939? or replaced with different wound badges based on the year of the wound?

    thank you!

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    Nice example! Welcome to the forum!

    Regards,Geoff

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    Hello,

    Awarded to those wounded once or twice by hostile action. Yes, used until the end of the war.

    Mart

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    thanks everyone! this forum is just amazing! i've lost hours just paging thru and learning. makes me much more confident now in collecting and sharing

    thanks!

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    Welcome to WRF mate, nice badge ! One of my first buys was a wound badge...still got it all these years later ! Happy collecting.
    Regards
    Paul

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    headeast... Awesome addition to your growing collection! Glad it turned out to be authentic.

    Congratulations!

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    A good start, an original verwundabzeichen im schwarz.

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    There were three grades of wound badge. Black, silver and gold. In ascending order, they were awarded depending on the severity of the injury, or being repeatedly wounded in the line of duty. The gold badge was one award you didn't want to end up with, as the types of wounds it was typically awarded for included loss of limb and 'loss of manhood' among others.

    The black badges remain one of the cheapest TR combat badges to collect. They're a very good place to start, and you can build up a good sized collection of them with comparatively little monetary expenditure.

    You'll find them in both brass (early production) and steel (mid-/late war production). Yours appears to be the latter. Brass badges are sometimes mistaken for gold ones by beginner collectors, usually when all of the black paint has either been worn off or deliberately removed. Personally, I find brass badges with just the right amount of wear to be far more attractive than minty ones.

    Welcome to the forum, and happy collecting!

    Regards, B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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