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Gold Verwundetenabzeichen w/ holes

Article about: I am interested in adding a gold badge to my collection and came across this one for sale. It is missing the clasp and has two holes in it. Why would someone do this? Was it made to be sewn

  1. #11


    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    If it is cheap enough, why not get it? It is IMO an original 30 after all, certainly not a rare maker but not so often encountered in nice condition. It could well be period drilled for sewing to a uniform for the soldier who either couldn't be arsed getting it repaired after breaking the catch/hinge or who was genuinely concerned of losing it.
    Is $75 cheap for this badge?

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  3. #12


    Get a silver grade badge in excellent condition for
    the price you quoted above.

    This one has seen better days as said, and will be
    very hard to sell later on. Gold grade badges are
    quite a bit more than the other two types yes,
    but wouldn't you be happier with a complete


  4. #13


    $75 for an excellent silver? Where can I find these bargains?

  5. #14


    Lol - they will likely be zinc-ers - but I see prices such as
    these often at militaria shows. Not that hard to find.
    Ok, if made by Hauptmunzamt, a silver grade '30'
    may be in the $100 range - but it would be
    a badge with no issues.........


  6. #15


    I guess I could cash in some these silver ones for gold. My absolute favorite is the one in the box, where the fellow who gave it to me showed me the bullet wounds he received at the Eastern front that earned him the badge.
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  7. #16


    Sure, cash in a few of those but NOT the one from the vet!

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