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Also Peter,

I have never seen a real 1st U-Flottille style pin in red. The accepted originals are blue. I have seen a lot of fakes in red. Here's mine for comparison.

Erik

Hi Erik..I think this badge represents a single boat- U247. I'd like to have a closer look at the enamelling.

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HI Erik...Only what the dealer has stated. Hogel's book shows this type but that could just as easily be the 1st Flotilla emblem.

Point taken...I'll avoid this one I think.

Great pic BTW....I'm still trying to find a period pic to prove this one :whistle:

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Hi Pete...difficult to say. I had a flick through Georg Hogel's book and came up with these two. I'd say U-1004 stands a better chance especially when you read the entry but without provenence there's no way of knowing.

Hope this helps...Peter

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Thanks for that Peter (good name),

All I can remember is that it came with 2 luftwaffe pith helmet eagles! and another (british) badge, and I thought at the time it may be one.

Regards,

Pete

Hm, I'm not even sure where I put it now.

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Traditions badge for the 24th U-Flotilla and U-748 (ex Italian S5). Just picked this up at the SOS in Louisville KY over the weekend. No provenance except for the story: the seller is an old-time collector from Chicago who used to hang around with Hans Goebler (U-505). Purportedly this badge came from one of Hans' friends. Not much to go on, but the construction looks reasonably period so I took a chance.

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Hi Andreas..interesting piece. Not the emblem Hogel show's in his book for U-29. That's not to say it isn't period, any providence on this one and can we see a bigger pic or scan of the emblem.

KR.....Peter

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Hi Pete...difficult to say. I had a flick through Georg Hogel's book and came up with these two. I'd say U-1004 stands a better chance especially when you read the entry but without provenence there's no way of knowing.

Hope this helps...Peter

Hello Peter,

it´s 100 % not U 1004. I have got a pictureframe with a collage of his awards and

two cap emblems. One is the the cap emblem of U 1004 and it is quite different

from the shown one.

Greatings

Andreas

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