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I recently bought at a fair in Germany a MBE (1st type) with box of issue.

Because of the colour of the medal I wonder if it is really a MBE (just in a worn out - toned - condition) - or is it a OBE ??

Can anybody help ??

Many thanks

Joerg

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It is a type 1 pre 1937 civil badge. If silver-gilt OBE, silver MBE, given the lighting impossible to be certain but appears to be an OBEm howver the price difference between the tow is negligible.

Paul

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Joerg

had a play with your pictures on a calibrated monitor and dialed out the colour cast just to the point were you would still see the gilding on a OBE, there is none. So this is a very nicely toned MBE in its original case of course and still with its investiture pin so never been mounted in a group.

Quite possibly awarded to a German government official between the wars?

May I be really nosey and ask what it cost you? € I travel frequently to Germany and like to keep an eye on prices of UK awards and decorations.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Paul

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