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This example is a neat - and in my opinion only minimally worn - award: it has a 'typical' catch and/or hinge (-set-up) as is more often encountered with IABs by this particular maker. This example is clearly maker- (ie. 'F.L.L. 43'-) marked on its back and can thus with certainty be determined as a 'later-war-period-variant' that can be attributed to the maker: 'Friedrich Linden' (ie. 'F.L.L.') as based in the town of Lüdenscheid. The badge was with certainly issued and comes in a minimally used- ie. worn, condition (see pictures). It was never cleaned nor polished but has lost most of its silver-coloured finish as can be seen on the pictures (something that is more often seen on these later-war-period 'FLL'-examples). The pin and/or catch (ie. set-up-) are of course fully functional and/or present (they are both in pristine condition). The piece - which originates from a private household in Germany where it was recently found - shows as stated above only minimal wear, age and/or staining but is nevertheless still an attractive example. Simply a nice maker-marked- and 'solid-back' IAB-variant that is accordingly priced!
This is an attractive - albeit issued- and moderately worn but nevertheless not that easily encountered! - example of a very detailed: 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber' (or: silver-class panzer-assault-badge ie. PAB) being a neatly maker- (ie. 'HA'-) marked- and/or zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based specimen that was produced by the desirable maker: 'Hermann Aurich' based in the town of Dresden and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit issued- and/or moderately worn-), condition. The badge on offer here concerns an (IMO later-war-period-) zinc- ie. 'Feinzink'-based specimen that retains most of its silverish-grey-coloured finish and that has maintained an attractive appearance, still showing pronounced detail as to be expected. The badge has IMO never been cleaned nor polished (and is still also a tiny bit dirty ie. stained- ie. tarnished as mentioned above). As stated above does it deal with a so-called: 'Hermann Aurich - solid zinc'-pattern (as is uniquely numbered with the reference-number: '1.8.1.' according to the excellent reference-work entitled: 'The Panzer-Assault badge of WWII' by my Belgian friend Philippe de Bock). The neat piece naturally shows all the details as to be expected for a badge by this particular maker. The badge was simply never cleaned nor polished. Simply a nice and honest silver-class, so-called: 'Hermann Aurich'-pattern PAB that comes in an overall nice, albeit moderately used and/or worn, condition!
This is an attractive - and IMO mid- ie. later-war-period - zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based example of a non-maker-marked so-called: WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flakkampf-Abzeichen' (or: LW-anti-aircraft-war-badge) being an example as was produced by the: 'Steinhauer u. Lück'-company and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit clearly issued- and/or moderately worn- and/or used-), condition. The neat badge - which as stated has been clearly worn and/or issued - comes mounted on its functional pin- and original (ie. fully unaltered-) catch (-set-up) (as can be seen on the pictures). This example has a silver-coloured, separately attached 'eagle-device' (as always by badges by this maker) and shows nice and/or pronounced detail overall. The badge has a superb age-patina and retains most of its original typical zinc-based finish: it is just a bit dirty but has most certainly never been cleaned nor polished. As stated above, is the piece a non-maker-marked specimen and is an example that was produced by maker: 'Steinhauer u. Lück' based in the town of Lüdenscheid. The war-badge originated from a private household in Germany and was never before part of a collection. Simply an attractive WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flakkampfabzeichen' by the desirable maker 'S&L' and that is IMO accordingly priced!
This is an attractive - and with certainty not that often- ie. most certainly scarcely encountered! - commemorative, bright-golden-toned plaque (ie. 'Erinnerungs- o. nichttragbare Medaille des RvZPDW') showing a stallion and 'Reiter' and bearing the text: 'Reichsverband für Zucht und Pfrüfung Deutschen Warmbluts - Für hervorragende Leistungen in Pferdeplege und Haltung' and that comes in an overall nicely preserved, condition. The neat - medium-sized- and quite heavy-weight - piece measures approximately 7,5 x 5,7 cms. and has truly pronounced detail and was IMO never cleaned nor polished: it has maintained a neat bright-golden-toned age-patina (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is void of any makers'-designation and comprises of a square-sized, metal-based 'plate' upon which a (rarely seen!), circular-shaped, golden-toned 'Reiterabzeichen' is affixed. These neat - official - presentation-pieces were IMO used as some sort of awards and were handed-out at equestrian-related gatherings or alike. The piece originates from a private household in Germany where it was recently uncovered as issued and stored for decades (see pictures). These pieces are mostly found affixed onto a (black-coloured- and woorden board: the example on offer here comes without this plate (but shows the four holes with which it was once affixed). Simply a very attractive and unusually encountered table-medal ie. 'Erinnerungs- o. nichttragbare Medaille des RvZPDW' that is not that often offered for sale and that is with certainty accordingly priced!
This is an attractive zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based so-called: 'Polizei' visor-cap eagle being a non-maker-marked example, as was intended for usage on the various 'Polizei' (ie. police) visor-caps (ie. 'Schirmmützen') and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. never cap-attached- and 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition. The very detailed piece is executed in bright-silver-coloured zinc and retains both its two (also zinc-based-) prongs (which were never bent and which are naturally still functional). The detail on the fairly 'frosted' piece is simply extraordinary: it just shows some minimal dust ie. tarnish simply caused by decades of storage only. Hard to find a more attractive example for a more interesting price!
The attractive - and fairly large-sized arm-badge, sized: 11 x 8,5 cms. - is executed on the typical 'Polizei'-type woolen cloth and was simly never used nor worn: it can easily be graded 'virtually mint ie. unissued'. It does show some minimal storage-staining and retains great detail: the used machine-embroidery is simply stunning (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is not backed, something that is more often seen. These unusal arm-eagles can also be encountered without having an embroidered town-name above the eagle: this is a 'named' version showing the specific town-embroidery 'Klagenfurt'. It should be noted that these neat 'Polizei Ärmeladler' can easily be graded 'fairly scarce'!
This is a typical example of a later-war-period- (zinc- ie. 'Feinzink'-) based example of a WH (Luftwaffe) 'Erdkampfabzeichen' (or: ground-combat badge) being a non-maker-marked example that was with certainty produced by the Austrian maker (ie. 'Hersteller'): 'Arno Wallpach' as based in the town of Salzburg and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit clearly used ie. worn-), condition. The neat and fairly detailed badge - which as stated above - has been moderately worn (as can be seen on the pictures) comes naturally mounted on its functional (integrated!) and/or catch and has a functional pin in place. These zinc-based war-badges are somewhat 'crudely made' but do show, however, nice and/or pronounced detail overall. The badge retains most of its period greyish-silver-finish but does show a somewhat tarnished age-patina as is more often encountered (it was, however, never cleaned and comes as recently found). The badge can with certainty be attributed to the maker: 'Arno Wallpach' (ie. 'AWS'): the specific details on this badge naturally fully corroborate this. The piece is still somewhat stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned. Simply an attractive - and garuanteed original! - zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based LW war-badge: of course, did I price this example according to its clearly used- and/or worn condition.
The truly detailed and typical circular-shaped day-badge (ie. 'tinnie' or: 'Veranstaltungsabzeichen') is executed in bright-golden-toned, tin-based metal (ie. 'Eisenblech') and depicts the 'NS-Reichskolonial-Bund'-device and showing the text: 'Reichskolonialtagung - Breslau - 1936' and was as such intended for an: 'NS-Reichskolonial-Bund'-related gathering held in Breslau. The badge - that shows only minimal wear and age - comes naturally mounted on its functional pin- ie. catch set-up and has IMO never been cleaned nor polished: it shows some minimal staining (as can be seen on the pictures) but is still very detailed and/or pronounced. The 'tinnie' truly retains all of its (fairly shiny-) golden-toned-coloured finish and is just minimally tarnished. Simply a great occasion to acquire an attractive: 'NS-Reichskolonial-Bund'-related so-called: 'Tagungs- o. Veranstaltungsabzeichen' for an interesting price!
The neat - and most certainly very detailed! - arm-badge retains its original prongs and also retains its period metal-based 'back-plate' as is more often encountered: it was never cleaned and is still a tiny bit stained ie. dirty caused by moderate wear and decades of storage. As stated above, was this nicely pronounced badge clearly issued and/or worn: it was carefully tunic-removed and retains most of its neat, silver- toned- (albeit minimally tarnished-), finish. The piece shows its fully preserved (and field-grey-coloured-) woolen 'backing' in place: the piece came from a private-household and was never before part of any collection. Simply an attractive example of a WH (Heeres- ie. Waffen-SS) so-called: 'Kraftfahrbewährungs-Abzeichen in Silber'!
This particular enamelled lapel-pin was intended to signify membership within the: 'DAF Frauenamt' (which TR-organisation concerned itself with all aspects of womens'-work). Unlike their male counterparts, did these female 'DAF-Frauenwalterinnen' (ie. officials) not wear a uniform and could be merely indentified by a badge as offered here. The example on offer concerns a white-rimmed example (of the second pattern that was used after 1938) as was intended for usage by a: 'Betriebsfrauenwalterin' that acted on a: 'Kreis'-level (as can be seen on the pictures). The lapel-pin comes in an overall very nice and only moderately used- ie. worn, condition: the enamelled surface simply shows no enamel damage whatsoever. The attractive - and actually rarely found! - badge shows a clearly present: 'RzM M1/104'-designation on its back (as can be seen on the pictures). A similar piece is also figured in the 'Heering-Hüsken'-lapel-pin-catalogue wherein it is given a unique reference-number ('3001N') and is given an estimated value of 180 Eu. Simply a very attractive and neatly enamelled so-called: 'Kreis-Betriebsfrauenwalterin-Abzeichen' that is with certainty accordingly priced!
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