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My latest purchase, most probably a ground find by judging the corrosion. Still pretty good shape though.

 

KR

Peter

 

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Very nice Peter. It looks to be unmarked is this the case?

 

You can sometimes find them with makers, here's mine, unmarked.

 

Cheers

Don

 

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I also have the 25 year service. This is marked for Carl Wild, Hamburg.

 

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Don, it's surely difficult to rock your world ;) Your assumption is correct, it's unmarked and far from the quality featured on your's. This close-up shows some of the pitting, but the lighting prevents another interesting observation i.e. the emamel has lost it's shiny texture and faded into a pale nuance, except for the red field, which is still intact.

 

KR

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Peter, still a nice example! Don, both wonderfull examples also! With all the detail on these it's hard to realize how small in size they are.

--dj--Joe

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Peter, don't worry a worn or ground dug pin can rock my world just as much as a mint one, sometimes more as they show some life! Plus just look at the craftmanship on such a small item.

The 25yr is slightly larger at around 16mm.

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Don

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What do you know, I have an example to contribute. Thanks to Don.

 

Paulmann & Crone L?denscheid. Obverse shows wear.

 

 

Regards,--dj--Joe

 

 

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Fascinating, before yesterday I was oblivient to this specific pin (had to look it up in Br?ggemann's book) and now we've seen four different :o . I just love this forum :beer:

KR

Peter

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Don, I've found an ever nicer 25 years by Carl Wild :D . I noticed there are two organisations using the same basic design, Deutschnationaler Handlungsgehilfen-Verband and Deutscher Handlungsgehilfen-Verband "DHV" (also a Verband Deutscher Handlungshilfen "VDH"). For those who have the H?sken catalogue, take a good look at these and see if you can notice something odd.

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Peter

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Well, 3403 has the white stripe going down left from top to bottom, same as the ones of a different shown here. H?sken's illustration of "our" type has the stripe going down right from top to bottom! This will leave us with two versions of 3403d and 3403f, instead of only one as shown in the book.

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Peter

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Hi Gentlemen

Picked up these 2 25 year Carl Wild marked DHV stickpins.

With the non TR item the White strip goes in another direction, is someone able to let me know why this is? Was this before done before Adolf and friends or after Adolf and friends departed?

Thanks in advance

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