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fischer

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  1. Hello This example is a worn Black VMA. Silver and Gold examples were only produced as solids.
  2. I pretty much focused on one award for my collection....I guess I'm a hoarder with OCD. ­čśë
  3. Hello Looks to be a good BHMeyer/O. Schickle attributed IAB made of zinc. I would say it's a silver grade. Your example has the round wire stock catch. This variant can also be found with the flat stock cut out catch as my example shows. Here's mine to compare. Best Regards, fischer
  4. Hello I do like the 57 Mini-chain group...sorry I cannot help with the photo. Here is one of my 57 mini-chains. Best Regards, fischer
  5. Hello Concerning your IAB...your intuition is correct and this one is a fake often found on the re-enactor sites. It is patterned after the ShuCo / ShuCo Design family of IAB's and has been aged to give it that "been there" look. Here is what they look like prior to the aging technique. Best Regards, fischer
  6. Hello The pictures are not very good but, this one appears to be an original unmarked E. Ferd Wiedmann Design. The hardware set up is not encountered often consisting of the barrel hinge and rectangular shaped catch plate. Here is my example to compare. Best Regards, fischer
  7. Hello Markus The infantry Assault Badge is attributed to the maker Friedrich Linden, L├╝denscheid. This hollow is one of two zinc based hollows in the FLL line of IAB's. It is also considered the later of the two hollow zinc examples; progression has been determined by the hardware used on this IAB. In looking at the catch, it was specifically made for a zinc solid having a hole for a type of "rivet / crimp" attachment method. One can see this catch was designed for a solid and not this hollow. Because of this, the argument can be made that this hollow must have followed the solid zin
  8. Hello This one was classified as an unknown variant until recently. This one is now attributed to Juncker firm. This one is well worn and the catch has been repaired at some point. When this was done we will never know. Here is one I have to compare. Best Regards, fischer
  9. A very nice display indeed, especially since the IAB is my personal favorite! I have seen this posted here before. http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/7841-infantry-assault-framed-set/ Congrats on acquiring it. Best Regards, fischer
  10. Hi Guys As stated, these do not appear very often. They are even harder to track down in nice condition; most I come across are in pretty worn condition. Here is one I have to compare. Best Regards, fischer
  11. A lovely E, Ferd Wiedmann L/51 that has a great look. Best Regards, fischer
  12. Nice looking Richard Simm example. These sport the ball hinge hardware found on makers from the Gablonz area. These are very similar to the JFS variants, albeit much harder to track down. I like these as well... Best Regards, fischer
  13. Hello This one is a nice F. Zimmermann, silver grade. The solid Zimmermann's can be found with several different hardware set ups. The first hardware set up would fit into the raised guides on the reverse; a long barrel hinge and a elongated oval catch plate. Yours still has the raised guides but is using a sheet metal hinge and a shorter, oval shaped catch plate. Further along in the progression of the solid FZS examples a crimped in attachment method for the hinge and catch was used eliminating the need to solder the set up in place. The raised guides can still be seen on these first cr
  14. Not really...of the 17 IAB docs in my collection, 10 do not indicate if it is a silver or bronze and 2 others have the word "silber" typed in. In regards to the word "grade", it does not necessary have to be a stage or degree in a process. It also can be used for persons or things all falling in the same specified limits or class. The IAB's shown here are both zinc solid variants and what I consider later war variants. The issue date on the Doc is 1941, early on in the war. Because of this and the fact there is a bronze and a silver IAB, my opinion would be this is a married set.
  15. Hello Dan The two IAB's are a silver grade BSW, without seeing the reverse it is impossible to say which style / hardware set up it has. The other is a bronze grade JFS. The Doc looks to be the larger sized A4 example without the grade of IAB listed. More rare than the smaller A5 with the same font style and the grade listed below (silver or bronze) the words Infanterie-Str├╝mabzeichen. A nice set! Best Regards, fischer
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