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I thought that having a quick and easy reference guide to the maker marks used on Luftwaffe badges would be useful... So, here it is.

There are a few missing, which I'll add as soon as I get the time to photograph them.

 

As mentioned, this is a general guide to Luftwaffe badge markings... Not all manufacturers produced the complete series of badges, so, for example, BSW produced pilot/para badges and clasps but is not known for making observers badges.. G.H Osang produced para/ground assault badges and clasps but is not known to have made any of the qualification badges, so, seeing these particular marks on the type of badge that we know they didn't make should be a 'red flag'.

 

Each maker's original mark, like the badge, has its own characteristics...Study the original and it should help in cutting down the odds of picking up a fake..

 

 

 

1st up...

Assmann marks.

 

Top left.... Pre /Early War.

Top right.. Mid/Late war

Bottom..... Double mark.. Mostly found on early pieces made in aluminium.

 

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