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I recently bought this badge quite cheap at a fair mainly as a gap filler. Looking at it more closely it looks pretty period. The mark is Brehmer Berlin. 3 but I can't find an example of that maker on the internet to compare. I like to know where the differences are between fake and real. I'd be grateful for any comments from the experts.

 

Thank you.

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The reason you can't find any reference for this maker and Para badges is that Gustav Brehmer, although a wartime producer of badges, did not supply Para badges to the Luftwaffe.

This is a very poor attempt at faking a para badge, even down to the maker mark stating that they were based in Berlin when, in fact, they were based in Markneukirchen - Saxony.

Brehmer was a premier manufacturer of badges, and to give you some idea how good they were.... 

 

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below are some original badges, by various makers, which will hopefully show why the fallschirmjäger wore them so proudly.

 

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Thank you John that was the simple answer to that. It shall therefore remain known as "the gap filler" and remind me to keep an eye open for a good one. I only paid £10 which should have told me something anyway.

Grateful for your knowledge as usual.

Best Regards

 

Garry

 

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Hopefully not racing too much. Already had one heart attack but hey you are right collecting research and learning, nothing better.:cheers:

 

Best Regards

 

Garry

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