Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber mm92 with case
I bought this silver wound badge last weekend. I'm little bit confused! I saw same silver wound badge from same maker when a stamp has been placed on the left side.
What is a difference between them? Or one of them is fake, or just a late war?
And what do you think about the case?
05-23-2016 04:39 PM
It looks like a good Rucker & Sohn silver badge in original box to me.
I would be happy with that one as it looks to be a nice early tombac piece
All the best
It would go well with my cased Gold Wound Badge.
Yep, it's a good one for me but I think from these pics that it is a good quality fine zink type not tombac. See the colour of the base metal where the finish is worn. It is not at all yellow as tombac would be. Plus you can see signs if the typical bubbling under the finish so characteristic of zinc badges.
Ruecker & Sohn badges are encountered with the maker mark off to one side as well as central under the pin.
A nice example.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
From what little I've seen of Rucker & Sohne wound badges in the past, all of them are solid zinc.
'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 for your help guys! How can i find out it's zinc or tombak?
Yes now I've looked on a bigger screen it is a zinc badge...still very nice