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I have a bronze IAB, that I will put up images of. Let's see if we have any IAB aficinados. I will tell you it is hollow back.
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Image 2.
That should be enough to identify this particular maker. (Sorry they are scans and make the badge look a little flat as to detail).
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HAUPMUNZAMT

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Hi Paul, not Hauptmünzamt. If you were thinking of MK in a triangle that was once thought Hauptmünzamt, it is considered now an unknown maker. Similar to AS in a triangle.

I will give an additional clue on my example. It is tombac base metal.

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well then BH MAYER

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No Sir, not B. H. Mayer.

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WELL NO SENSE in turing it into a guessing game I am the only player Big Grin

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Paul, thanks for giving it a go. It is not a common example. Was hoping this would spark other interested collectors to join in.
I'll put up a couple more images soon. If this fizzles I will e-mail you with the answer.

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YA GO AHEAD I will certainly have another look love a challenge Big Grin

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Obverse.
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Reverse.
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here is a cose up fo the back of one of mine that is for sale on DG fourm

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Hello Joe

Yours is a very nice buntmetal, hollow back, IAB made by Hymmen...

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Smile

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Hello Joe

Not sure what "dj" means???

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Nevermind Joe...signature

Too much Ale last night...

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A hollow Hymenn. These are easy to tell as they seem to have replaced the eagle with a budgie Smile. Stewy

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Smile Eagle want a cracker?

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Here is the zinc hollow "Budgie"...

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reverse...

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Fischer your zinker is in good condition. Looks to have some finish remaining.
Very nice, thanks for showing it.
How many variants of the Hymmen IAB are known?

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Hi Joe
There are five main Hymmen IAB variants:

1. Hollow Bunt
2. Hollow Zinc
3. Semi Hollow or dimple Zinc maker marked L/53
4. Solid or flat Zinc maker marked L/53
5. Solid or Flat Zinc unmarked

The way the hardware is attached on solids also varies. The hinge and catch at first were held in place with a star pattern type crimp. The thinking is that this opening for the crimp was too large and they changed this to better hold the hinge in place using solder to secure it.

The second had a crimping guide for the hinge but it was not used. The hinge was placed inside the crimp guide and soldered down. You can still see the guide standing up. The catch was still being crimped down.

The third has both catch and hinge placed inside the guides and soldered down.

I am a fan of the Hymmen because of the unique look and hardware differences when compared to most other IAB makers.


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Fischer's correct. He beat me to it Smile. Stewy

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Thank you both. Smile

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Got a hollow buntmetal in silver? I bet that's a beauty.

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Hi Joe

No, not yet...Wish I did as the silver bunt example IMO is the toughest of the Hymmen variants to track down. Hopefully, someday...


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