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Verwundetenabzeichen im Silber L14

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    Default Verwundetenabzeichen im Silber L14

    It has an unusually bent (to me) pin so it will meet the tall post.

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    Unusual,indeed. Can't say that I've ever seen another like it.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I thought so too. I've been searching for a while and never found another like it. It was acquired with a group of medals and badges directly from the vets family, people that had no idea what they had. (Lucky for me) So I believe it has always been like this.

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    ? a replacement pin bent to suit?
    I see the hinge plate does not match he rectangular location for it - maybe the soldering let go on the original?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Interesting observation. Thanks, makes sense.

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    This L14 design has been widely debated among collectors. There are quite a lot of different L14 or L/14 variations out there.

    Ckeck this thread: Silver L 14 - Page 4 - Militaria Forums


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    Thank you for the link,/Jonas...interesting thread. I will weigh in on this too.
    I know my L14 is an original badge because of the circumstances in which I obtained it. There is no doubt in my mind. But how can I be so sure when I have no solid proof? It was not in my possession since 1945. That being said I also admit that I do not understand why there seems to be so many variations of the L14. Obviously there needs to be more research done. I will leave it to the young.
    Best regards,

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    On the plus side, the elliptical wrap around sheet metal hinge is of a type this maker was known to use on it's hollow black wound badges, and also interestingly, a very rare hollow buntmetall silver type. Sorry, but I can't find a pic of this.

    Regards, Ned.
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    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I did not comment before this because I was unsure of this maker's mark. So far, I have found nothing to support this being an authentic F.O. award. There are known stamped and raised maker's marks and none of them match this example.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    I know it doesn't really mean anything but here's a couple pics of the group it came with showing the condition they were in before I had them cleaned by a jeweler. That's the L14 sitting there.
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