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J Temple-West

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    Luftwaffe Qualification/Combat badges, awards.
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  1. Oh, good...a man who knows his wound badge makers. Daniel, any ideas on the maker of this silver 1st pat?
  2. Both look to be nice originals... Having the urkunde for the 2nd class Luftschutz medal will up the value, if sold as a set. As to values... these change from continent to continent so best to do an internet search.
  3. i have looked many times and i never could find it. but i have now. 

    Very weird! 
    Thanks tough

    1. J Temple-West

      J Temple-West

      Too much beer, my friend.....:cheers:

  4. official vehicle plaque for the 1933 Deutscher Luftsportverband (DLV) Air Show held in Saxony
  5. So, as to classes... 1st class (pin back), 2nd class attached to a ribbon by way of an eyelet and ring soldered to the top of the cross. As to variants...this pertains to the way that a cross can be attributed to a particular maker (if no maker mark is present) as each maker has different die characteristics, finishing, pin/hinge/catch etc. To make things even more complicated, crosses, by a particular maker, may have used more than one die and different materials in the production process but there is usually, how ever small, an indicator as to who the maker was....if not, these crosses are , and this goes for the entire range of awards and badges of the time, classed as 'maker unknown'
  6. Enamel paint. A couple more showing the same finish. 1st pattern..cut out 2nd pattern.
  7. Hi, Martin Firstly, and on a lighter note...we are all friends here so there is no need to stand on ceremony ...It's John. Right...yes, I would say that the pin has, at some point, has been replaced...when is anybody's guess. Still a nice example though. The only time that it may become an issue is when the day comes that you decide to sell it on to perhaps upgrade to an all original example. two examples by Schickle/Mayer
  8. A little more info, on Luftwaffe Field Division 9, can be found below. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/FelddivisionenL/9FDL-R.htm On using a, not particularly good, translation app... there is an event mentioned that I believe may give us the date, and cause, of the death of Major Heinrich Fritz Buschmann. German: Etwa am 22. Januar 1944 setzte sich die Division weitere 2 – 3 km südöstlich, mit Divisions-Gefechtsstand in Tuganizy, ab. Hier fiel der Kommandeur mit einem Teil des engeren Stabes während einer Lagebesprechung. Translation: On January 22, 1944, the division settled a further 2 – 3 km southeast, with division battle stand in Tuganizy. Here, the commander fell with some staff officers during a briefing. This can only mean that there was either an air raid, or ground attack, in which the commander and his officers were killed. Seeing that Major Heinrich Fritz Buschmann was a senior officer, he would have been present at such a divisional briefing.
  9. sorry, missed the p.s.… certain makers did maker mark their early stamped badges, but not many. F.W Assmann was a manufacturer that maker marked their die stamped badges...but not always. Some examples of the same badge that were produced by Assmann, marked and unmarked. Kriegsmarine breast eagle for the summer uniform.
  10. Good morning, Martin So, yes..an early die stamped example by Otto Schinkle. The link, below, will give a little background as to why these badges are commonly described as the 'Mayer/Schickle' design. There is one thing about this badge I would like to check on, and that is the pin. All 'Mayer/Schickle' badges have tool marks to the top of the pin. Going on the photo supplied, I can't see this characteristic which would mean that the pin has been replaced at some point. Here are a couple of pic's to show you what I mean.
  11. Hi, Martin I'm going to put this one down to being a fake based on the Souval design. firstly, the MM 'L/50' is the LDO number for the company of Godet & Co.... not a known maker of combat awards. I have an example of a known fake in my files that matches this badge...note the missing leaf above the rifle strap. If I were you, I would send it back.
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