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The following maker marks are found on period Heer/SS war badges produced between 1939-1945

It should be noted that manufacturers also produced the same badges without any maker marks - therefore, unmarked badges should not be dismissed as originals purely because they are devoid of any maker's marks.

C E Juncker - Berlin

Karl Wurster - Markneukirchen

Friedrich Linden - Ludenscheid

F.W. Assmann und Söhne - Ludenscheid

Sohni, Heubach & Co. (S.H.u.C.o.) - Idar-Oberstein a.d. Nahe

Rudolf Souval - Wien

Funke & Brüninghaus (F&BL) - Ludenscheid

Deschler & Sohn - München

Josef Feix Sohne (JFS) - Gablonz

Grossmann & Co - Wien

Förster & Barth - Pforzheim

E. Ferdinand Wiedmann - Frankfurt

AGMuK - Gablonz (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Metall und Kunstoff) 1-7

A.G.M.u.K - Gablonz


MK or HM

(debate surrounds the subject of this maker's mark - 'KM' or 'HM'? The schools of thought are; 'H M' for Hauptmunzamt, Munchen - 'K M' for the conglomerate Metalle Kunstoffe, Gablonz)

Rudolf Karneth (R.K) - Gablonz

Carl Wild - Hamburg

Ernst Müller - Pforzheim

Wilhelm Hobacher (WH) - Wien

Franke & Co (FCL) - Ludenscheid

Fritz Zimmermann & Co (FZS) - Stuttgart

Julius Bauer & Söhne (J B & Co) - Zella-Mehlis / Thüringen


Frank & Reif - Stuttgart

Rudolf Richter (RRS) - Schlag

Hermann Aurich - Dresden

B.H. Mayer - Pforzheim

Gustav Brehmer (GB) - Markneukirchen

Hymmen & Co (H&CL) - Ludenscheid

Adolf Scholze - Grünwald

Richard Simm & Söhne - Gablonz

Gebrüder Wegerhoff (GWL) - Ludenscheid

Friedrich Orth (F.O.) - Wien

Brüder Schneider (BSW) - Wien


Arno Wallpach - Salzburg

Attributed to Werner Redo - Saarlautern


If I've missed any, feel free to post.

Edited by J Temple-West

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Frank & Reif, Stuttgart. Rare but known makers mark, could be a satellite company. Features in Phil DB's book (not this particular bronze PKA though). Stewy

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Few more Junckers.

Last one is included for the sake of completeness rather than it being stamped on an award (it's stamped on a gorget hanger).







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