Marcin L

What awards they have?

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Hello,

Would anyone advice what kind of awards we can see below, just above the belt?

Is it Reichswehr / Freikorps?

Regards and thanks!

Marcin

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Hello Marcin,

IMO it is an award from a Freikorpsunit. It seems to be the Bugstern.

Regards

Andreas

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ID: 4   Posted (edited)

Nice photo, thanks for showing, here is the award

Edited by dante

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Could you show the reverse of that badge? I have my doubts about it.

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ID: 7   Posted (edited)

You never got this from me. You must have me mixed up with someone else.

The only one I have ever sold was to Chuck Scaglione in 1994, who bought my first Freikorps collection. It was a typical private purchase, enamelled screwback version by Meybauer.

I'm actually looking again for an enamel version like this. So, I if I had one, I wouldn't sell it.

What I don't like about yours is the pale blue enamel. The current fakes have this color. The central enamel should be medium, dark blue and the original issue version with black-lacquered center and plain wreath.

Genuine enamelled versions were only made by Meybauer and came in screwback and pinpack versions and are marked with the Meybauer double-headed eagle mark and '800' on a small rectangular plate sweated onto the base of the star's rays.

Edited by bolewts58

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Hi Brian,

He got it from me :) And it's not enamel, it's transit laquered version

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ID: 9   Posted (edited)

P.S. Damn Saturday morning. Paul, it's not the one I sold you on WAF, is it? I'd pay more attention

Edited by Destruction

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ID: 10   Posted (edited)

You never got this from me. You must have me mixed up with someone else.

The only one I have ever sold was to Chuck Scaglione in 1994, who bought my first Freikorps collection. It was a typical private purchase, enamelled screwback version by Meybauer.

I'm actually looking again for an enamel version like this. So, I if I had one, I wouldn't sell it.

What I don't like about yours is the pale blue enamel. The current fakes have this color. The central enamel should be medium, dark blue and the original issue version with black-lacquered center and plain wreath.

Genuine enamelled versions were only made by Meybauer and came in screwback and pinpack versions and are marked with the Meybauer double-headed eagle mark and '800' on a small rectangular plate sweated onto the base of the star's rays.

There were definitely more versions. Sorry for my mistake, the badge shown I've seen before, I believe it's an interesting one with horizontal pin set up instead of vertical, right?

Edited by Destruction

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I'd like to see better pictures of it because I have never seen this type before.

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My deepest apologies Brian, yes I got it from Mr D on WAF, it was the Hamburg cross I got from you :unsure:, sorry its packed at the moment and in storage so cannot give a better photo, again Brian my apologies

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ID: 13   Posted (edited)

No problem, Paul. With so many deals back and forth with various people, it's easy to get confused about the origins of all of our trinkets.

When you get a chance, I'd love to see this badge in detail, as I'm always interested in learning about variations which are new to me.

Here's the only one I have, at the moment: a 1920 issue piece with black lacquered centre.

Edited by bolewts58

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