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Matthew Macleod

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  1. It came as a grouping with the medals corresponding to those won by Looff, ribbon bar, belt buckle and a dress jacket tagged to him. The wound badge was of the post war variety. It is impossible to confirm with any degree of certainty any unnamed medals as belonging to any particular individual. In that respect, this one is no different- it has been described as that which belonged to him but that's where the facts end.
  2. It's a Naval Wound Badge, IMO. It was one of the pieces auctioned off earlier in 2018 with one of his uniforms and some of his decorations. BTW, the picture above has been changed from the original that also shows his Party Badge. See below for higher resolution original. Here's one more of him showing the same badge.
  3. He scrutinized the piece before he knew it had a disc verso.
  4. Thanks, I think I am getting the picture.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Would you like to elaborate on that?
  8. Visible now, thanks. Regarding the subject of the pictures- I'd say not positive but likely the same person.
  9. 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.
  10. By Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid
  11. Few years before the SW68 period but few Junckers there decided to pose for a pic.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
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