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Bob ! That`s for sure . But I`m a patient Collector , one day one of them show up . And it is only to be the fastes to pull the "trigger" . Just like last Friday , I have been hunting for a Maybauer Observer Badge for since 2000 , and last Friday I got one .

Berg & Nolthe , Ludenscheid , LW Para Badge .

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Here is my late war zinc Assman Double Marked:

"A" and L/64 with "2" on Wreath.

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Here's one that landed on the doorstep recently..

An early wartime tombak piece. The short barrel hinge is of the type found on pre-war 1st pattern badges.

This example has the owner's name and number scratched on the reverse of the eagle.. ' W Hirte 97'

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Hi Larry,

Any chance of posting some larger pix? Going on the pix we have, it appears to be a classic piece.

B&NL only produced Para badges with zinc wreaths, this confirmed by the reverse setup, recessed catch and small hinge. However, examples can be found with eagles in gilded tombak and yours may well be one of those.

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