Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club
J Temple-West

Infantry Assault Badges - Otto Schickle, Pforzheim

Recommended Posts

I have just managed to pick up another early die stamped, nickel sliver plated tombak, Infantry Assault Badge by Otto Schickle. This one has the sheet metal catch and, as can be seen, has the most wonderful toning/patina.

These badges come with two different types of catch...Sheet metal and round wire.

Generally called 'Schickle/Mayer' badges due to the head of the Präsidialkanzlei, Dr. Otto Meissner, signing a decree, in June 1941, stating that the firm of Otto Schickle was prohibited from the manufacture and trade of orders and medals founded after January 1933....the reasons remain unclear.

Schickle, however,  were allowed to sell off certain parts of their leftover stock and the firm of B.H Mayer was one of the purchasers at a later LDO supervised sale.

 

The one just in.... sheet metal catch.

 

schickle_iab_sheetmetalcatch_1100.thumb.jpg.30d7101653a27f58349c01027883c721.jpg

 

Round wire catch.

 

schickle_iab_roundwirecatch_1100.thumb.jpg.44bbf82e739c42e744990016f53a39c6.jpg   

  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful examples.  I love the sheet metal versions because they tend to hold on to their finish a bit better than the zinc.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×