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Hi gents,i am interested in this u-boat war badge,i have another version of this badge, lighter and with another type of pin, i think is an original one, all comments are welcome thanks in advance

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Hi gents,i am interested in this u-boat war badge,i have another version of this badge, lighter and with another type of pin, i think is an original one, all comments are welcome thanks in advance

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Great looking badge and i would say it is a Juncker piece.

Regards,Martin.

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thanks Gordon and Martin, i have seen the same here and in Gordon's book but without cut swastika, now i have a question (i am not rich) between buy this one or an original first type marked Schwerin Berlin, thanks again for your help

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I would buy the Juncker badge. The Schwerin badges are considered to be the "Rolls Royces" of KM war badges but Juncker versions are just as beautiful and, in my opinion, much rarer.

PK

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I really like Juncker u-boat badges but do not really know much about them, not if someone will take pictures of sailors or some famous Aces wearing this badge, (in the case of Schwerin know everithing and there are lot of pics). Gordon is his book has one that belonged to Oberleutnant zur see Heinrich Niemayer, but i would like to know a little more.

Best regards

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I agree with Prosper. The Juncker badge is far superior.

All of the U-Boat badges which I have had through my hands with provenance to U-Boat commanders have been Juncker pieces and several of the U-Boat badges donated to the U-Boot Archiv in Germany by former U-Boat officers have been Juncker pieces.

There is no direct link between Schwerin badges and the top U-Boat aces other than the fact that Schwerin was the first firm to produce the U-Boat badge, so in the early part of the war most recipients of the badge would have received a Schwerin piece and as some of the big Aces would have qualified for their badge at this early point in the war, they too would most likely have received a Schwerin piece.

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Very interesting information. This badges have something special, the eagle is awesome as well as its brigthness, i like to know who have made donations of this badge.

May already during the war had preferences among the crews for wearing a badge or other likely that if as always.

(Sorry but my english is not very good)

I see if it makes me a nice price, thank you again

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