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#348680 02/12/2021 02:36 PM
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It measures 2,1 cm width, so it is very small. Is it a memory badge or...?

Do you have any idea ?

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Unfortunately no idea! Never seen a badge like this, but very interesting. Would like to have some good pics for printing in my coming book of westwall rings, if you agree, benten!!

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I think it is something to be worn on a coat lapel.

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Originally Posted by gerdhagedorn
Unfortunately no idea! Never seen a badge like this, but very interesting. Would like to have some good pics for printing in my coming book of westwall rings, if you agree, benten!!

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Gerd, that is ok. I send you a PM here.

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Originally Posted by Dave
I think it is something to be worn on a coat lapel.
Dave, that is a good possibility . Maybe for office people of the Westwall or so ? Or as a memory for an offical visit at the Westwall....... .Just some thoughts .

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I do not recall seeing an example of the badge. I'm sure you checked the ring forum. Perhaps it will show up in a period catalog or advertisement.

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Originally Posted by benten
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I think it is something to be worn on a coat lapel.
Dave, that is a good possibility . Maybe for office people of the Westwall or so ? Or as a memory for an offical visit at the Westwall....... .Just some thoughts .

Benten


Given the small size, could be also for a side cap or other (military) headwear?

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Originally Posted by derjager
I do not recall seeing an example of the badge. I'm sure you checked the ring forum. Perhaps it will show up in a period catalog or advertisement.

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Joe, yes, I also looked after many period photos of all kind of involved people.
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Originally Posted by gerdhagedorn
Originally Posted by benten
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I think it is something to be worn on a coat lapel.
Dave, that is a good possibility . Maybe for office people of the Westwall or so ? Or as a memory for an offical visit at the Westwall....... .Just some thoughts .

Benten


Given the small size, could be also for a side cap or other (military) headwear?

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That is also a good option, Gerd .

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Here are some more pictures.

I haven't found any info about it, but anyway, could we say that this badge is an authentic period item ?

Thanks in advance,
Benten :)

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What material do you think it is made from? Aluminum with a coating, brass? Was it originally silver coated?

I see nothing that keeps it from being a period piece. But postwar Veteran piece is also a possibility with no offending crooked cross.

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Hello dj-Joe

The material of all parts are made of brass. Perhaps a good sign for period item ?
Even the pin , you should think it is iron, is made of brass. It is a very small badge; 2,1 cm width. Postwar......that is a good thought, but most of the (period) Westwall rings didn't have a swastica.


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From the photos, I got the impression that it was made of bronze, but it is brass?

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It is yellow copper.

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