Hey jock, thank you, there are a few things that make me leery about this pin, even though i have paid the money for it ($42) shipped to me. I took the risk and it was more a impulse buy, it will be a good learning lesson for me.. as i have not been collecting for ages as most have here.... I have asked around a few other places I have been told many different goods so far about it. I do very much so thank you and respect your opinion as well! Below are the good things i have been told so far... Hoping someone has a picture or two of this same very early 1st pattern pin.. " This is one of the earliest badges, with a rounded square/oval pin plate. fakers get the wording correct more often than not, it's the other details they fail on: fake patina, fake pin plates, too large of a pin, too concave or too flat, letters too fat, enamel stippling, enamel quality, planchet thickness, hyphen placement, letter tapering, color, impossible RZM. This reverse has a backward S in two places. Kind of an artistic flair rather than a mistake in my opinion.... " , and then also another person said
"i dont see why you doubted this badge? now show the front many badges have crazy traits like back to front RZM , upside down reverse dies and factory errors , i love em.."
And then one last opinion i was told is
" Notice there is also a different missing lower bar of the E in Arebeiter. To me it screams early early early."
At the end of the day as stated above i guess it will be a good learning lesson for me to take more time and not be such an impulse buyer, i just did not want to miss out on this pin that now seems to have more questions then anything in my mind haha... Thanks again for your time, hope i can get some other opinions on here as well.