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This is a very well-made badge, in silver and enamels (60x56mm). It certainly reminds me of badges of the Baltisches Landeswehr or 17.Armee Korps, but it carries Finnish maker's marks below the pin-catch (VI/(crown)/813H/(indistinct)/L5).

What appears to be enamel damage is actually some glue residue that has since cleaned off.

It doesn't show up in my Freikorps sources or my Finnish sources. Can anyone shed light on this piece?

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This badge is from Detachement von Randow (see on page 152 of Hartung's Deutsche Freikorps.

Christophe

This is not ?Brustabzeichen Detachement von Randow?.

This is ?Johanniter Schild Kreuz Freikorps Ostpreussen?.

Private manufacture.

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