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J Temple-West

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  1. Regarding the Pilot's badge.... The "CEJ" maker mark, for the firm of C.E Juncker-Berlin, was only used on very early pre-war badges, such as the examples below. For comparison: 1st pattern Pilot's badge (left), 1st pattern Pilot/Observer badge by Juncker
  2. Hi, Stephen A post-war cast copy, I'm afraid...as is, as has already been said, the PB. To give you some idea as to the superb badges that W. Deumer produced, have a look at the badges below and compare them to your example.
  3. Nice, Don...I know who to burgle. Quite amazing how they managed to maintain the detail in their mini production. eg: Here is the cap badge ( maker: Berg & Nolte - Lüdenscheid) of the DLV with membership mini below....
  4. The smaller pin-back version is not too hard to find...but this one is. measuring 3.1cm with a buttonhole attachment by the maker, Karl Wurster - Markneukirchen.
  5. The first two (Heer and Kriegsmarine) are new to the collection. Heer.... Maker is still a bit of a mystery, but, going on the reverse hardware, I am leaning toward W.Deumer as a good possibility. Kriegsmarine... Nicely marked with the "A" for F.W Assmann - Ludenscheid Luftwaffe... I've chosen this example from the collection as it's a known unmarked example from the factory of Wilhelm Deumer and gives a good comparison for the heer eagle that started the thread...slightly different hinge, but a very similar setup overall.
  6. Romanian Medal for Manhood and Loyalty: if the crossed swords are silver - 2nd Class if the crossed swords are gilt - 1st Class
  7. The backing cloth could possibly be a later addition by the recipient (often seen)...but medals, construction of the bar,backing plate all look to be period correct.
  8. could we see a shot of the reverse...
  9. Pity about condition...pieces by Rudolf Wachtler & Lange, Mittweida (100) are renowned for keeping their finish. Still, nice gift!
  10. They don't make them like that anymore...
  11. 'G L' - Luftwaffe General Luftzeugmeister (civil technicians)
  12. Here you go, Rob...as requested. 2nd pattern eagle, 3rd pattern (factory darkened) tombak wreath by C E Juncker - Berlin. This example has some slight darkening to the gilding....most likely from the case. I don't think it was ever issued. Obverse
  13. Dave You could always post your items in our sale room... http://gmic.co.uk/forum/35-the-old-sale-room-resurrected/
  14. A superb set, Stewy It always amazes me how well pieces from Wächtler & Lange keep their finish.
  15. Well, you learn something new every day.....this is what I love about this hobby. Nice to be able to add Karl Hensler to the list of makers of the Russian Front Medal. Cheers, Stewy
  16. A hard one to find, Stewy. As you say, pity about the catch....but all part of its history.
  17. No problems with that one.....
  18. Morning, Andreas More likely to be an on-board produced flotilla cap badge rather than for a particular u-boat. this one is for the 2nd U-boat Flotilla...the link will give you a little more information on the group. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_U-boat_Flotilla
  19. I agree with Jerry....the 70's saw a lot of etched bayonets hitting the market...some quite well done, using original templates..... some with fantasy artwork. I wouldn't write this one off just yet as the etching appears to have certain elements that were used by the firm F.W Holler - Solingen. The problem with etched bayo's is that even with decent pictures it's hard to give an opinion without having the piece in hand
  20. There is another field of interest to the Luftwaffe badge collector, this being the qualification badges issued to members of the German Luftwaffe who served with the other Axis Powers. Not only did these Luftwaffe flight crews wear the normal German qualification badges, but those who flew with any of the other Axis forces were also entitled to wear the corresponding badge issued by that particular Country.. Axis Countries. Germany. Italy. Japan. Hungary. Rumania Bulgaria. Independent State of Croatia (NDH) As with most Axis medals, awards and badges, both German and locally manufactured examples will be encountered. First up, the Bulgarian Observers badge. Made by the specialist German manufacturer ?Friedrich Sedlatzek? and personalized with the initials ?TK?.. The same badge can be seen, being worn, by a DKiG winner, in the photograph, below..
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    A very nice example of an original "DLV" stickpin you have there, Gerd. These multi piece membership badges also come with a button hole setup, and are getting harder to find.
  22. And a little beauty it is... 900 silver and cased.....very nice.