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1st Pattern JFS Nahkampfspange, Silver!

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Hi guys,

I just wanted to share my rare 1st pattern JFS Nahkampfspange, silver grade...

Robert

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Hello Robert,

A very nice clasp with a great-looking finish. Congratulations!

Best regards,

Tom

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Thanks Tom, I feel very fortunate to have recently stumbled onto this badge. It's the centerpiece of my humble collection of badges and crosses. I've owned silver grade AGMUK and S&L Nahkampfspange's in the past, but this clasp IMO has better hardware for wear than the others, even though the other clasps were very nicely detailed and plated.

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Hi Robert,

Yes, it's a "gem" for sure. I stumbled onto an excellent condition Silver FLL CCC with crimped hinge & catch, about a month ago at the O.V.M.S. Show in Wilmington. I bought it for cheap and sold it within five minutes of buying it, It was really nice! I should have kept it. :banger:

Best regards,

Tom

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Yes, I know exactly how you felt. I've owned mint 2nd pattern JFS bronze Nahkampfspanges in the past and sold them. If I had kept all the makers I've had in my hands over the years I'd be sitting on a nice assortment of clasps today. Now I see worn bronze examples going for $450.00 and above. I can remember when mint silver clasps were selling for $350.00! I think we're going to see a day when these clasps will take a huge jump like the Juncker para's have, even more than we've seen in the last two years. I gave the seller of this silver JFS what he was asking, and he really didn't know what he had in his possession. I was plain lucky on this one. From the way he explained it he had a mixed bag of high-numbered GAB and PAB's, but they had already sold. This may have been his last piece, and it set on a small auction site for weeks he said.

Robert

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I'll add this story of how the seller came across all of these combat badges. He purchased a large group of badges from the family of a deceased WWII US Army officer who had the job during the war of constructing P.O.W. camps to house captured German prisoners. The period was 1944-1945. He, the officer, traded cigarettes and food items to the German prisoners for their combat badges. It's a sad story, but true nonetheless.

Robert

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Hi Robert,

It sounds like that guy had a great collection of badges. I'm glad you were able to scoop up a nice clasp for yourself before everything was sold.

Best regards,

Tom

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Very, very nice Robert. A beauty for sure, very hard to find JFS clasps in the silver grade!

Tom

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Thank you Jan,

Yes, this is a nice clasp, one to hang on to. Briefly looking through Tom's CCC book I believe these JFS's are a little longer than most other CCC clasps.

Now to find a good gold zinc CCC with some original finish remaining. They're getting harder to find by the month. But, like everything, one will turn up in time.

Robert

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