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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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GWL..(Gebr?der Wegerhoff L?denscheid)

 

This mark can be found with and without the flaw in the ring. The mark on the right shows this flaw at the 9 o' clock position..

 

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Nice one John!! :food-smiley-004: ....as you know I desperately need something like this,I don't seem to be having much luck with Luftwaffe badges tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

Cheers

Dave

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John,

Another great thread, keep them coming.

I just need to find someone to donate the money for one of these badges.

Tony

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F&BL...(Funcke & Brueninghaus) Maker of Luftwaffe squadron clasps.

 

Edited by J Temple-West

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One of those IMME photos is of my badge. Here's a better shot of the same mark.

 

 

Best

 

Kurt

 

 

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For many years this maker mark was thought to have been used by the firm

 

Hermann Wernstein - Jena-L?bstedt

 

As of 2007, evidence now suggests that it is more likely to be for the firm

 

E. Ferdinand Wiedmann - Frankfurt.

 

 

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Brehmer maker mark often encountered on their zinc examples - "G.B."

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Wilhelm Hobacher (Flak Badges)

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Late war Assmann "A" and LDO number

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Paul Meybauer, primarily zinc badges

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