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Hi Bob !

Very Nice Deumer LW Para Badge .

Just send that one to me ! This is one of the Badges very High on my list over items I hunting for . wink.gif

Jan Arne

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Too late Jan Arne! After a rather laborious journey it has a nice new home (and case) in the UK.

Just to help make my point here is an early Juncker for comparison with a field repaired catch.

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Bob ! That is also a very nice Para Badge .

I need to start hunting for a Juncker as well . :violent-smiley-007:

Jan Arne

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We should have gotten together earlier...this one has been reassigned to a unit in Taiwan.

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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 .

Jan Arne

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Here is my JMME & Sohn LW Para Badge . Not sure if John`s badge is of the heavy variant . This one is .

Jan Arne

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Guest Darrell

Here is my late war zinc Assman Double Marked:

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

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Paul Meybauer , zink...

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Ah , there it is! I could not find the photos.

You read my mind , Bill.

Best

Kurt

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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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And the reverse. At some point it appears that the original owner attempted to remove his name from the reverse of the eagle.

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