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  1. No. These pins are all quite scarce and very expensive. The pin you started this thread with would likely be at least 500 - 600 EUR and probably more if you could even find one.
  2. Eric is correct. Here is the history of this organization. Der Reichsverband der Baltikumkämpfer Organization for Freikorps veterans of the 1919 Baltic Campaigns, 1921-1936. Founded as the Verein Ehemaliger Baltenkämpfer (Association of Former Baltic Fighters) in Magdeburg in 1921. In 1924, it was renamed Der Reichsverband der Baltikumkämpfer and in 1935, it merged with the short-lived Kameradschaft Baltikum und Freikorpskämpfer (founded in 1933) as essentially their memberships overlapped. On June 2-3, 1934 a reunion of the 36,000 members was held at Castle Saaleck where a
  3. Very nice. The mailed arm with sword inside the wreath shown on the stamp was worn as a silver collar badge by Freikorps Hübner. While the pass doesn't specifically indicate it, Freikorps Hübner took part in the Battles of Dachau on April 18, 1919 and Munich from April 30 - May 2, 1919.
  4. Looking at the enamel I am pretty sure it is in fact cold acrylic enamel rather the fired glass enamel used on period originals. This explains the high, plastic-looking gloss, darker color red and uneven enamel build-up.
  5. The was no German white SA. Only the Polish had a white SA. It's probably a silvered or gilt version. They were made in different finishes beside black.
  6. Agree grossly under-appreciated. What makes these even more unusual is being signed in pencil by two leading Reichswehr generals commanding in upper Silesia. Most of this particular type of document even for military personnel have facsimile signatures.
  7. That's a good point. It's possible he was a veteran and I only managed to get two of his award documents which does happen. But, also, he may have always just been a teacher and already too old to serve in 1914 when the war started. He could have been involved in what you suggest or could have been an Einwohnerwehr leader in Rybik. There's no way of knowing.
  8. Eric. That's a very nice looking period SA II. Here are a pair of documents to a teacher, Lehrer Herrn Erich Salzbrunn from Paruschowitz in Kreis Rybnik, Upper Silesia. Rybnik was the center of the the First Polish Uprising in 1919 and of the Upper Silesia plebiscite in March 1921. The documents have been trimmed a bit. But, otherwise they're in good condition. The interesting thing about them is that they are both signed in pencil by well-known Reichswehr generals. The Silesia Eagle was awarded a lot to civilians who worked in some capacity with the Reichswehr in Grenzschutz Ost Sch
  9. Hi Dave Thanks so much. This is outstanding and much more than I expected. Much appreciated. What is WBK? Brian
  10. Here you go, Chris. Zeitfreiwillige Leipzig collar badges from my collection.
  11. Here are three from my collection. The green colored piping (gold for officers) on a black diamond was added after September 30, 1919 to denote those who had originally volunteered for Freikorps Epp in March 1919. This acted as a Tradition Badge when Bayerisches Schützenkorps (Freikorps Epp)/Reichswehr Brigade 21 merged with Reichswehr Brigade 22 to become Reichswehr Brigade 21 of the Übergangsheer in October 1919. It continued to be worn as a Tradition badge in the Wehrmacht up to 1945. The other types of badges on blue were worn as a Tradition badge by former temporary volunteers (Zeit
  12. I have a document set to a WWI/Reichswehr Oberleutnant and would kindly like to ask for help from those with the appropriate research sources, what (if any) other awards he received. His name is Oberleutnant Kurt Karies. He entered the 6th (1st West Prussian) Grenadiers "Count Kleist von Nollendorf” on 20/4/1912 as a Fahnrich and was promoted to Leutnant on 20/11/1913. He served with Grenadier Regiment 6. all through WWI and into the Freikorps period before joining Reichswehr Schützen Regt. 9. in July 1919 and the Sicherheitspolizei Berlin in June 1920. He was discharged due to the armed
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