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J Temple-West

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  1. Here's another example.. "ABSCHNITT OFFENBURG LIMES 1938" COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL. Issued by the firm of Gr?n u. Bilfinger A.-G., Hauptunternehmer (Major Contractor).
  2. Hey, Don... How old were you when that picture was taken?
  3. Bronze.. These are old pix, will have to retake them..
  4. Hopefully Darrell will have a little more knowledge than me.. I do know that they come in 1st & 2nd patterns, that there are various makers, Lauer, Redo, B&NL to name a few.. Mine are a mixture of both 1st & 2nd pat's, I suppose I should really get hold of one of each pattern to make the set complete..
  5. A very nice set you have there, Don. Mine.
  6. A small change of direction.. Made by 'C.E Juncker'.. The civil pilots badge. A very rare item as there were very few civil pilots operating before the war and with the formation of the Luftwaffe most of them were called up as instructors and then as Luftwaffe pilots..
  7. "Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Rotes Kreuzes" Womens Cross.
  8. Roteskreuz Samariterin Abz...
  9. Hi Nick, I use a Nikon 8700 (very good macro) and most important of all, a good sturdy tripod. Even with the tripod, I tend to use the timer. Never use direct light, in any form. Practice & pray..
  10. A rather rare maker.. O.M
  11. Or you could go for a Pilot/Observer badge... Two badges in one. This one by GWL.
  12. BSW.. These come with two types of maker mark.. A clover leaf with the initials 'BSW'.. full name..
  13. "If I were to swing a pilots badge, what would you recommend as a first piece??" Hi Jim, Not an easy a question as you might think.. Early 1st pattern pieces can demand large prices, late zinc pieces, although relatively cheap, can be a bit boring as, by their very nature, the overall finish, generally speaking, is of a poorer quality.. I would go for an example from the second series, in Buntmetal, from a known maker such as Assmann, Juncker or BSW.. Of course, as in any other field of collecting, always go for the best example that the purse can afford and before parting with the 'hard earned' get it checked out... I'll post some examples from these makers.. They all have there own characteristics and you will find that you will develop a liking for a particular maker. Amongst Luftwaffe collectors there's always been this debate as to the best maker, Assmann vs Juncker usually.. Anyway, if I can ever be of help in the authentication process, let me know.. Can't help you with the Wife, though.. 1st up.. 2nd pattern 'Juncker'
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    Rare 1st Pattern Spange

    Here you go, Dave.. Yes, a day off and I was bored...
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    EK1.. Paul Meybauer

    Cased... I must get the Brasso out...
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    EK1.. Paul Meybauer

    The shield of Paul Meybauer, Berlin.
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    EK1.. Paul Meybauer