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J Temple-West

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  1. So, from what I can gather form the paper's archives (and a little help from a translation app) Ernst and his wife lived in Saxony until the late 90's when they moved to Berlin (Marchwitzastraße, Marzahn-Hellersdorf - Berlin) to be near their daughter, two grand and two great grandchildren.
  2. Could this be the Ernst? Photo states the this is one Ernst Quaas with his wife on their 65th wedding anniversary. Certainly looks like an older version of him.
  3. Very nice, Bob...many thanks for taking the time. Especially like the B&NL pb, very nice condition. So, had a quick look at some listings and see that Quaas also had the DKiG when with 5./KG 26 dated 12.7.43.... but then did a general google search and all became clear....quite a service record.
  4. BITS AND PIECES!!!! OMG!! Is this all to one pilot or singular items in the collection? That 'Erel is top draw, and what looks to be a very nice cased 2nd pattern Assmann PB. As to the Ehrenpokal...out with the camera please....who was the recipient? "bits and pieces", indeed...you can't get away with that.
  5. Good morning, Uwe As the badge in question is of the 1957 design, it would have to have been produced after 1957....when is any body's guess. these 1957 type badges are still produced today and can be found for as little as £/E/$ 35.00 on auction sites. Again, as a point of interest... the picture shown below is the only known original example of a Small Battle Units War Badge that came from the estate of Ottfried Neubecker, the designer of the award. As can be seen, the fins of the sawfish are smooth. compared to an example of a typical 1957 series piece.. As can be seen, the fins are ribbed. (photo from an article by Gordon Williamson)
  6. Hi, Stojan The difference between wartime pieces and those produced in 1957 is that the fins are not ribbed on those of the 1944 design. The 1957 design, having ribbing on the fins, shows that the badge that you've posted is based on the 1957 design but has a maker mark for C.E Juncker. The Juncker factory was destroyed in late 1944 which means that either this is a one-off piece produced in 1957 with a totally different reverse set-up to the those found on most 1957 badges and with a fake post-war maker mark for Juncker. With all these red flags, I would have to give an opinion that this badge was produced to deceive. As a point of interest, there has only been one documented original 1944 'Small Battle Units War Badges badge' sold on the open market and that was in 1998 by a dealer in Germany....this shows how rare they are.
  7. Original wartime issued examples of these Small Battle Units War Badges are extremely rare and have certain characteristics which this one does not have... nor does it have the typical reverse setup (hinge/catch/pin) of a 1957 issued piece.
  8. A very nice bar and probably from a member of an early construction crew involved in the building of the 'Westwall', or a later member of a 'Flak Abteilung' after the defences were garrisoned prior to Allied Invasion. Quite a hard combination to find....congrats!
  9. This is a fake.... Original close Combat clasps by F&BL (Funcke & Brüninghaus, Ludenscheid) has the maker mark above the clasp and is upside down.
  10. The last two, on the top row, look to be the Spanish War campaign medal and the Order of Military Merit (red) for combatants. To be totally correct, ribbon bars for combatants should have crossed sword attachments on both....not unusual for them to be forgotten. As to the bottom bar....yes, it is the correct ribbon for the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure and with rosette it is most likely the 4th class....to be sure, you should post the bar in the Asia forum.
  11. A couple of transitional Luftwaffe badges produced by the firm of F.W. Assmann & Söhne who were based in Lüdenscheid. The term ‘transitional’, when it comes to badges, is used for badges that were produced from parts, held in stock by the manufacturer, of both pre-and war time designs. When it comes to collecting, these transitional pieces are some of the hardest to find. First up is a pilot’s badge with a first pattern pre-war eagle on an early third pattern wartime wreath. Observer badge with the same period designs; a first pattern pre-war eagle on an early third pattern wartime wreath….and of all the badge makers, of the time, my favourite design of pre-war Observer eagle.
  12. That is good to hear, Stojan.
  13. Hi, Stojan this badge looks to be a badly executed cast copy of a Juncker 1st pattern army paratrooper badge....in other words...a fake. The overall lack of detail of eagle and wreath + points of poor casting (missing details) of the wreath are the main indicators.
  14. Good morning, Stojan yes, anything with a maker marking other than C E Juncker should be considered as fake.... Without pictures of this type of maker marked badge, it is difficult to point out other things to look out for but suspect that what you have seen is from a series of fakes that hit the market with a '1957' style hinge and catch system.
  15. The only other, accepted as a producer of original war time army paratrooper badges, is Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid.
  16. With a full set of markings, this very scarce 'Forstbeamte Seitengewehr' comes with its brown frog and officers portepee.
  17. "AS" (Adolf Scholze) has a particular reverse setup....this badge does not have it. Going on the pic's supplied, and the fact that the details look to be soft, I would go for it being a cast copy (fake). The case, IMO, has been made to give the badge/story a little more credence. Have a look at the original example of a Panzer Assault Badge by "AS" posted below.
  18. J Temple-West

    DKiG Help

    This looks like an early 1st pattern DKiG from the maker Deschler & Sohn. The hinge plate and catch look to be somewhat different from others I've seen, but that having been said it would seem that there are slight differences in the reverse setup, on this type of cross, that are accepted as original. Let us hope that the more experienced DKiG collectors out there will be able to give a better assessment. If it turns out to be an original 1st pattern 10 rivet Deschler & Sohn then you have an extremely rare piece.
  19. It looks to be a very nice early example by the maker Förster & Barth- Pforzheim.
  20. ....and is the version in zinc.
  21. Just in is this official vehicle plaque for the 1933 Air Show held in Saxony. One of the first to be held after the coming to power of the Nazi Party, and organized by the Deutschen Luftsportverband (DLV), these Air Shows were not only used to show the latest in German aviation technology but to also raise funds for the Party and the covert recruitment of pilots for the clandestine Luftwaffe. Made of nickel silver and green enamel, the plaque was produced by Karl Wurster – Markneukirchen. Happy New Year to one and all.
  22. The only three rivet GAB's are by the makers MUK.5 and Rudolf Karneth & Söhne, Gablonz This, I would say, is a fake.