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This Gau badge was awarded in three versions, a gold and silver one, and a smaller round version awarded to females.

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it is a gold Gau badge ?what mean is 1923?

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I would be very doubtful that this is an original, unless it is a private modification. May we see an image of the reverse please? And a close up of the 1923 area?

The significance of the date 1923 is that was the year of Hitler's attempted Putsch in Munich.

Cheers

Don

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That badge was on the Snyders Treasures website for sometime.

I have not seen another dated Gau Baden of any grade in this styel and because

of that date bar I would be wary as well of that modification without supporting

documentation.

I have however seen engraved dates to the reverse of badges.

If my memory is correct the reverse of the date bar lacks much noticeable tarnish as compared

to the obverse of the bar as well as to the main badge itself.

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I believe this badge is a copy that has been added to. The configuration of the obverse laks detail. The reverse shows the inherant pin, this was used on the extreemly good fakes of the femal form. S treasures only addes glitter to the story.

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There was a picture posted on the thread you started on WAF yesterday.

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Don

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On 27/06/2006 at 00:56, Scowen said:

I would be very doubtful that this is an original, unless it is a private modification. May we see an image of the reverse please? And a close up of the 1923 area?

 

The significance of the date 1923 is that was the year of Hitler's attempted Putsch in Munich.

 

Cheers

Don

The modification was definitely factory made, so far we know of two varieties- straight brass 1923 bar as seen in post 1 and enameled oval with the same date above. We know it was something that was more or less mass produced, I have pics of multiple recipients of such badges (one of them below).

In the case of this badge, the significance of the year 1923 as added to the 'regular' piece was- it was the year the recipient joined the Party (similar to the 1923 Gau General badge).

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Matthew,

Thank you for the correction & posting the "in wear" picture.  Even after all these years it is still good to learn something new.

Don

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Hi Don,

Thought you'd like something new of this nature, glad I was able to help.

I think we were all skeptical when the first badge showed up on the market, and until very recently there was no period evidence that collectors knew of. I was really surprised when I stumbled upon pics of multiple individual wearing those special badges. Even more lucky to be able to identify the persons and trace their service.

Here's another one. Notice the subtle details differ from the red enameled one shown above although this one is also enameled.

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Great to see!!!

Thank you.

Don

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