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  1. It must be a Third Reich era badge as Zeitner manufactured between 1933 and 1945.
  2. I believe this was the first type from, as I said June-September 1919, as in the first half of 1919, at least the Bavarian Freikorps and Einwohnerwehr were ardent royalists and anti-Weimar republic who wanted to restore the Wittelsbach dynasty to the throne in Bavaria. Thus, the crown.
  3. This version was, I believe an early pattern of the Reichswehr helmet from somewhere around June to September 1919.
  4. The helmet in the first picture also has the Bavarian shield on the side as worn by Freikorps Epp when it was in the Reichswehr. Here a picture of the Drum and Bugle corps of 1. bayer. Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 41 (Freikorps Epp) showing a similar Bavarian shield on the side of their helmets.
  5. Two Epp helmets. The one in the top left has a faded lion symbol in red on the front.
  6. Although probably unlikely, could it refer to SVW Bremen (Sportverein Werder Bremen) the football club? It's been around since 1899. if so, maybe it some sort of blazer crest. Just a thought.
  7. I just saw a clearer picture of this arm-badge posted on WAF and it turns out to be some hitherto unknown MGSS badge substituting an MG08/15 light machinegun for the standard MG08.
  8. I saw it. It also had the ribbons for the Feld Ehren-Kreuz which was an unofficial WWI commemorative and the 16er Hacketauer which was an unofficial commemorative medal for the former Imperial Infanterie-Regiment 16. Freiherr von Sparr which were called the "alter Hacketauer" in the 19th century. This regiment formed Freikorps Hacketau in 1919. But that ribbon has nothing to do with Freikorps Hacketau. So, these 2 ribbons along with the so-called "Train Band" from your cross are not related to the Freikorps. Maybe they were just lumped in with Freikorps ribbons because they were from the same
  9. This is a very interesting piece. It's unfortunate that there's not much documentation on it. I'd be interested in who has classified this as possibly a Freikorps awards because I very much doubt that. All Freikorps awards have been accounted for and well documented for the most part by Konstantin Nikolaev and Ingo Haarcke in their exhaustively researched books. I believe there is some sort of Freikorps Train troops award (I'd have to look it up). But, this isn't it.
  10. I believe these are ribbons worn by university students. So, I presume these are the university colors.
  11. Agree. Among other things, embroidery art is a major industry in Vietnam with factories of orphan girls pumping out quite exquisite work. A flag like this would be quite easy for them to produce. I don't know if it's legit or not. But, I used to live in Hanoi and there's tons of this stuff in the Old Quarter and near the railways station in the stalls on Le Duan Street. Some of it is genuine. But, a lot of it has been produced for war souvenir hunters. I guess it depends at least in part on provenance.
  12. Infanterie-Regiment „Prinz Friedrich der Niederlande“ (2. Westfälisches) Nr. 15 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanterie-Regiment_%E2%80%9EPrinz_Friedrich_der_Niederlande%E2%80%9C_(2._Westf%C3%A4lisches)_Nr._15
  13. Austro-Hungarian machine-gun corps based on the collar badges of the guy on the left.
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