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You never got this from me. You must have me mixed up with someone else.

The only one I have ever sold was to Chuck Scaglione in 1994, who bought my first Freikorps collection. It was a typical private purchase, enamelled screwback version by Meybauer.

I'm actually looking again for an enamel version like this. So, I if I had one, I wouldn't sell it.

What I don't like about yours is the pale blue enamel. The current fakes have this color. The central enamel should be medium, dark blue and the original issue version with black-lacquered center and plain wreath.

Genuine enamelled versions were only made by Meybauer and came in screwback and pinpack versions and are marked with the Meybauer double-headed eagle mark and '800' on a small rectangular plate sweated onto the base of the star's rays.

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You never got this from me. You must have me mixed up with someone else.

The only one I have ever sold was to Chuck Scaglione in 1994, who bought my first Freikorps collection. It was a typical private purchase, enamelled screwback version by Meybauer.

I'm actually looking again for an enamel version like this. So, I if I had one, I wouldn't sell it.

What I don't like about yours is the pale blue enamel. The current fakes have this color. The central enamel should be medium, dark blue and the original issue version with black-lacquered center and plain wreath.

Genuine enamelled versions were only made by Meybauer and came in screwback and pinpack versions and are marked with the Meybauer double-headed eagle mark and '800' on a small rectangular plate sweated onto the base of the star's rays.

There were definitely more versions. Sorry for my mistake, the badge shown I've seen before, I believe it's an interesting one with horizontal pin set up instead of vertical, right?

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My deepest apologies Brian, yes I got it from Mr D on WAF, it was the Hamburg cross I got from you :unsure:, sorry its packed at the moment and in storage so cannot give a better photo, again Brian my apologies

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No problem, Paul. With so many deals back and forth with various people, it's easy to get confused about the origins of all of our trinkets.

When you get a chance, I'd love to see this badge in detail, as I'm always interested in learning about variations which are new to me.

Here's the only one I have, at the moment: a 1920 issue piece with black lacquered centre.

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