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Ferg1

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  1. My friend Luftmensch is kindly posting my Godet for all to see, can't quite get the photo uploading to behave ! Ferg.
  2. yes ,it's a pretty thing, turns out to be solid gold. Ferg
  3. Been a while since posted on here , just checking that I can still remember how to load pics ! Ferg
  4. One more , (i don't want to bore people ) Unknown armelzeichen ,might not be strictly WW1 possibly 1920's but certainly unusual. Seems to be copying a marine flieger erinnerungsabzeichen (retired pilot badge) but without crown.Certainly a ratings badge but not sure of its purpose,anyone got any clues ?? I have a period picture of the badge in wear but no clues there. Ferg.
  5. reverse of landflieger abzeichen. Seems to have a Hanson mini screw disc on top followed by a Meybauer 'cross' plate then finally a custom made backplate . Covers most makers !! Ferg
  6. Some more , Hugo Schaper made marine land pilot badge with three piece conversion fitment. Gilded bronze.
  7. Another Naval item. Marine luftschiffer armelzeichen and related jacket 'bling' . Jacket was all but mothed out .I just got the bits after it was stripped ! Ferg
  8. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_01_2013/post-2418-0-95588200-1358004284.jpgHere is a marine aviation related plaque. Silver plaque to commemorate 100th flight of the L30 (LZ62) first of the 'Super Zeppelins' . Given by three members of a flight observer school . Ferg
  9. The owner Steve has sent me some better clear shots of the badge. The wreath is certainly not Juncker but the eagle centre device appears to be of that maker although a little ' soft ' in strike detail.That is not always a point of concern as the strike pressures do from badge to badge. To me it looks like a marriage of parts albeit period.Certainly the the crown has been changed to a Bavarian from the usual ,this can be seen from the leaves as they disappear under the crown instead of ending at the base. The wreath is of a type normally seen on retired pilot badges by an unknown maker,theleaves are characteristically ' veiny' as opposed to Junckers ' pimpled' . I have only seen this wreath form in retired badges.The hardware(pin/catch/hinge) seems to fall in line with Juncker as does the three rivit construction but I cannot see whether the reverse of the centre plate bends over into the crown well as Juncker do. The eagle seems to be very tight against the centre plate ,I cannot see any gaps between eagle and plate as is usual to see on these.My feelings are the badge could be 'possible' ,the theory being that the badge was made up by an unknown makerthat aquired the centre detail from Juncker as they may not have produced that component themselves,same applies to the hardware either from Juncker or supplied from the same supplier of pins ,hinges etc.. as Juncker.I would like to have the badge in hand to check my ideas but I guess that is not an option. Ferg
  10. Judging by the pin / hinge set-up I would say this was a post=war example ......1930's. Ferg1
  11. They seem to ' mix n match ' with these ,I had a cased example that was WW1 ,had crossed swords as per expected but had the heavy lug instead of the thin ' ose ' . I put it down to it being an overstock from 1870/71 that was used later. Ferg1.
  12. army zeppelin badge (real) 30 euro's , marine pilot sleeve patch (rare) came as a lot with 12 other cloth badges,25 euro's. Several other things over the years . Ferg1.
  13. Here's an unusual form of the Militar-Ehrenzeichen 1st class, actually less awards than the Militar-Verdienskreuz. This one seems to be a privately purchased example. Made from what appears to be a glatte arm red eagle order 4th class with seperate medallions. Ribbon ring is marked with three different MMs ! Ferg1
  14. This is probably the rarest thing I've got. 1914 Mecklenburg-Strelitz war cross second class. So what ? I hear you say, This one is has the 'FUR TAPFERKEIT' inscription on reverse as opposed to the more common ' TAPFER UND TREU ' . There were 36 of this type struck in solid silver by Godet (25 issued) to royal family members and such only. This one is unissued ,I guess from the 11 over stock remaining . Still has most on its clear lacquer remaining which has yellowed so giving an appearance of silvered brass but is in fact solid silver .Ring marked ' G '. Quality of detail is very high and better than standard types. Ferg1.
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