02-19-2015 08:37 PM
I have one that's remarkably similar but not quite a match I think, though both are probably of a series of badges by different makers known as the 'Vienna Design'. It's unmarked and made of brass that's pretty thick, making the badge fairly heavy. It's been mooted on another forum as possibly being an unmarked Hauptmunzamt Wein (30), but that's a guess as it's unclear exactly how many makers used this design.
And again with a stick pin minature marked '16' for Alois Rettemeyer that came with it.
'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.
thank you very much for showing your similar badge.
I agree there are a lot of similar designs for the obverse stamp but there is devil in the detail as you know.
If you want to send me some good bright pictures front and rear of the badge I will do my best to track the maker down.
I have posted a further picture of my badge just indicating a small stamped oblong where the hinge is mounted and a barely visible (on the photo) line to where the hook should be mounted (It is quite prominent in hand)
These features along with the perfect obverse match is what leads me to the conclusion it is a Carl Wild.
All the best