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Matthew Macleod

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  1. He scrutinized the piece before he knew it had a disc verso.
  2. Thanks, I think I am getting the picture.
  3. Which makers are you comparing in regards to that 'berry' you speak of? I ask because the link you used is of different maker badges so I am little confused as to how it could be of any use here? As far as the attachments go- they had it both ways. And then some. Not to mention the fact they continued to produced those pieces for years after the end of WW1. Also if you could point the coarse details in the comparison pic below, it would be of benefit to all of us here I think.
  4. Here's the verso. What do you mean by atypical lower berry? Can you show us a typical one? Can we compare those coarse details with those on a real one? Unfortunately it's my only Prussian Pilot so I can't do a side-by-side but if someone can link a real one, I'll do the rest.
  5. Would you like to elaborate on that?
  6. Visible now, thanks. Regarding the subject of the pictures- I'd say not positive but likely the same person.
  7. Frontbann or another name for then banned SA, was an organization that was rather short lived- only around 10 months in existence or until the SA ban was officially lifted. Although the organization at the time of its existence had its special insignia, including badges, this one here is a commemorative badge that was established around 7 years after the actual entity ceased to exist. At the time of its introduction it even achieved a status of a official badge of the NSDAP. Unfortunately, just like the organization it represented, its official status was removed and the badges were not to be worn by those entitled anymore by the end of 1934. Also known as the badge of the Old Guard.
  8. By Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid
  9. Few years before the SW68 period but few Junckers there decided to pose for a pic.
  10. Matthew Macleod

    Bismarckbund - Erinnerungsmedaille

    Looks like it's a currently awarded medal of an active organization. Apparently comes in three classes but the specific award criteria are unknown to me.
  11. Interesting piece. I can only add that it was originally designed by G. Weber, a well known medalist of the period. I think Uwe might be right about the medal being re-purposed for a ribboned piece. Those I have seen in the past were non-portable, unless of course they made both varieties. The size of the non-portable ones is 40 mm. What is the size of this one?
  12. With personalities like Goering, Himmler, Todt, Lutze, Hitler and few others as the recipients of the West Wall medal, I'd say it was everyone's territory.
  13. The red stripe on the Randow Cross ribbon has retained its red color rather well which leads me to believe that the last ribbon is that of a West Wall Medal rather than that of a Gallipoli Star which would presumably hold its color just as well. Also- the Gallipoli Star white stripes are thicker than those of a West Wall decoration making the middle (red) stripe more narrow (or wider in the case of a West Wall Medal) which is what seem to be visible on the bar under discussion.Just my opinion of course. Sorry, can't help in regards to the rest of your research but hope you find all you're looking for.