Seems ok to me it is a uncommon variant.
I don't like it!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
I do not belive that is fake, it must be some early variant.
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.
The Collectors Guild had one of these for sale a while ago. I am a sucker for a nice Verwundetenabzeichen
but this style didn't do it for me then, & it still doesn't do it for me now. It might be perfectly authentic, but that
iffy looking helmet on this particular type of badge just doesn't sit right with me.
Last edited by Brett; 04-01-2013 at 05:16 AM.
I must admit it does'nt sit right with me either,is that a chin strap post on the lower flair ?,theres something strange about the construction over all
The helmet is obviously trying to be a M35, so, as you have already said, why are there chin strap posts on it at all?
It could be legitimate, as a type 1 badge, but the old gut feeling says "exercise caution".
Last edited by Brett; 04-01-2013 at 06:47 AM.
Looks like the swastika is soldered on?
I noticed that disturbance around it too, Glenn. It almost seems as if it were added to an already existing badge by punching it in from the reverse side? The patina Inside the swastika on the reverse side looks different in color from the rest of the metal surrounding it. Definitely something amiss on this badge. I think that it's got far too many points of contention to it and is too controversial to accept.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."