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  1. A little quiet again. Anyone have any stickpins they wish to share? Here's a couple of mine. First, RLB Cheers Don
  2. Some interesting pieces, thank you for posting them. Don
  3. I know that it is a slim chance, but is there any chance that anyone can id the vehicles in this picture? It was taken outside a UK school sometime in the 1940's or 1950's. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Don
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    Military Vehicles

    Simon, Thank you for taking a second look, much appreciated. Cheers Don
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    Military Vehicles

    Thank you Gentlemen for your help with this. I really didn't think anything could be made out from the image as it is so blurred. Just goes to show how little I know about such things. The quality is poor due to that fact that it is a small cropped area from a larger image of boys & their teachers from the school presumably doing cross country running. There is nothing to indicate the date other than these vehicles. For anyone interested here is the full image. Thank you again Don
  6. Thought you may enjoy seeing what arrived yesterday. There's a few doubles that will need re-homing, but on the whole a pleasing haul. If you wish to see more detailed shots of any, just ask otherwise I won't take up space posting them all. Cheers Don
  7. Thank you Gentlemen, I must admit that I was surprised to see it & at a price that I really felt that I could not leave it there... D
  8. The Kleingärtner badges were made by several manufacturers each with their own distinctive pin plate/keeper. There are also minor differencies in the eagles heads/necks, & under high magnification the pebbling & enamel etc. The most common of these seems to have been Carl Poellath who I believe as you will see, also made the anniversary pin for this organisation. In the next few posts I will show 4 different makers, one I feel <i>could</i> be a fake. There is at least one more maker of these pins that I have not yet found an example of to show here. If you have one not shown, please post it. First the most common, Carl Poellath Cheers Don
  9. Hi Dion, Welcome, good to hear from you after all this time. D
  10. Very nice! Is yours cased? They usually come with a small case. Here are my 25 & 40 Years. Both are cased but unfortunately I haven't taken a picture of them in their cases yet. Thanks for posting. Don
  11. I picked a membership book for these up for a couple of Euros the other week. I had only ever seen single sheet member cards before (see post #38) so decide to break my rule of only buying Tirol items to get it. The bright light of the scanner has burnt out the colour of the cover which is green. There are 16 pages containing rules & regulations etc. Here are a couple of examples. Cheers Don
  12. Sorry for my late reply, been under the weather lately.... Very nice Robert, a new one for me as well. It reminds me of the "flag day" type badges that we had when I was a lad. People on the street corners shaking their collection cans would clip a simiar type of badge to your pocket or button hole if you gave them a couple of pennies for the cause that they were collectin for. Nice find.
  13. I think it's Dr. Franke & Co., Ludenscheid?
  14. Very nice Robert. Joe, The F&R badges are discussed on page 1 of this thread.... Don
  15. Hi Vladimir, You are welcome. I have sent you a pm regarding further information on these badges. Don
  16. Thank you for posting this portrait. I know the person who owns this actual photo & has been studying this badge for a few years, he believes it be a "Dienstabzeichen für weibliche Zivilangestellte des DRK". Baisically a service badge for female civilian DRK workers. Cheers Don
  17. Can you get a larger scan Robert? It looks like 146 on my screen. Nice piece either way. D
  18. A nice comparison Robert.. Have you noticed the similarity between the letter S in Reichsbund on the Seiboth piece & the anniversary pieces? Happy New Year to you & all the other members of GMIC. Don
  19. Hi, Welcome to the forum. I'm afraid to say that this badge is a fake. Apart from the black ring around the front edge, more obvious signs which show it is bad are the small oval coffin shaped plate attaching the pin to the badge which were never used during the Third Reich period & the RZM symbol which is in the circle on the reverse. The Opferring were not under the juristiction of the RZM so the symbol would never be on one of their badges... Sorry Don
  20. Ahh! So you got it. I wondered who had nabbed it, good score & I'm pleased to see that it went to a good home. D
  21. Yes he is referring to the marked versions of these.... He says that he believes that the ones with maker marks may be the fakes rather than the unmarked ones...
  22. Personally I like them. It's the unmarked ones that I've often wondered about.
  23. Good to hear from you after all this time Ralf, I hope that you are well? Don
  24. Hi Adlerhorst! You may be correct, for several years I have had a feeling that the unmarked ones could be fake. The pin on my one is the same strength as on my marked one & the quality is as good, but I have never been happy with it. I fully believe that the Frauenschaft badges made by Osange are fake because the quality of the lettering is too good under magnification. Probably machine cut rather than hand cut. Thanks Don