Der Rittmeister Militaria, LLC. Imperial German Merchandise: Badges: Wound, Veterans, Shooting Prizes, etc.  Updated on  11 March 2017.  Contact us @:kgreenfield@derrittmeister.com

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Imperial German & Non Imperial German Badges

 

Army & Navy Wound Badges

 

13-827 MINIATURE - NAVY BLACK WOUND BADGE. This is a high-quality miniature of the Navy Black Wound Badge. It usually was attached to a miniature chain that secured a tie. It has a fine black finish and measures 1" x 3/4." $50.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-875 CUSTOM TWO-PIECE SCREWBACK GOLD ARMY WOUND BADGE. This is a very high quality, custom, cutout, two-piece screwback Army Gold Wound Badge. Wound badges (Verwundetenabzeichen) were first authorized for award on 3 March 1918 in three different classes. The 3rd Class award was black (for one or two wounds), the 2nd Class award was silver (for three and four wounds), while the 1st Class award was gold (for five or more wounds, or more severe traumas such as the loss of a limb).
The issued badge was oval-shaped and featured a stahlhelm’s profile superimposed over crossed swords in its center. A laurel leaf wreath encircled the entire badge. [The stahlhelm replaced the pickelhaube in 1916, and was used for WW I’s duration. The Germany military continued to use it all the way through WW II. A very similar helmet model was adopted by the American military in WWII and is still in use today]. An issued badge sported a solid, pebbled surface behind the stahlhelm and crossed swords, with a vertical pin attached to its reverse. It was also stamped and hollow.
Those soldiers who were willing to pay for something more elaborate had the option of purchasing a custom badge from a jeweler or military effects establishment once they had received their original award (just as did those who desired special Iron Crosses). For wound badges, the most common custom badge variation was the cutout. In this process, the badge’s solid background was eliminated and only the stahlhelm and crossed swords remained within the laurel leaf wreath. The badge was stamped just like an issued badge. Another option, particularly for the Silver Wound Badge, was to have it made of .800 silver then hallmarked to that effect. The ultimate in wound badges was to have it made into a two-piece screwback.
Our offering today is a two-piece screwback cutout Gold Wound Badge. Its reverse reveals that a female receptacle has been installed on the helmet’s back. The backing plate’s male portion screws down into the female portion. It measures 1 ½" x 1 ¾" and is in excellent condition. It has a burnished patina. This is a very fine example of a true custom Gold Wound Badge.
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01-113 GOLD ARMY WOUND BADGE. This is a most interesting example of the Army Wound Badge in gold. The pin on the reverse has been removed and two small holes have been drilled at the top and bottom of the badge. This allowed the wearer to sew the badge to his tunic rather than pinning it on. The badge is a darker bronze color from age. It is a most interesting variation of a badge that has been modified to suit its owner's tastes. $125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-872 CUTOUT ARMY SILVER WOUND BADGE. This is a very high-quality, customized Army Silver Wound Badge. Wound badges (Verwundetenabzeichen) were first authorized for award on 3 March 1918 in three different classes. The 3rd Class award was black (for one or two wounds), the 2nd Class award was silver (for three and four wounds), while the 1st Class award was gold (for five or more wounds, or more severe traumas such as the loss of a limb).
The issued badge was oval-shaped and featured a stahlhelm’s profile superimposed over crossed swords in its center. A laurel leaf wreath encircled the entire badge. [The stahlhelm replaced the pickelhaube in 1916, and was used for WW I’s duration. The Germany military continued to use it all the way through WW II. A very similar helmet model was adopted by the American military in WWII and is still in use today]. An issued badge sported a solid, pebbled surface behind the stahlhelm and crossed swords, with a vertical pin attached to its reverse. It was also stamped and hollow.
Those soldiers who were willing to pay for something more elaborate had the option of purchasing a custom badge from a jeweler or military effects establishment once they had received their original award (just as did those who desired special Iron Crosses). For wound badges, the most common custom badge variation was the cutout. In this process, the badge’s solid background was eliminated and only the stahlhelm and crossed swords remained within the laurel leaf wreath. The badge was stamped just like an issued badge. Another option, particularly for the Silver Wound Badge, was to have it made of .800 silver then hallmarked to that effect. The ultimate in wound badges was to have it made into a two-piece screwback.
Our offering today is a cutout Silver Wound Badge. It measures 1 ½" x 1 ¾" and is in excellent condition. It has a stunning patina. Its stahlhelm just glows. Its reverse sports a sturdy pin. This is a very fine example of a true custom Silver Wound Badge.
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01-874 CUSTOM TWO-PIECE SCREWBACK ARMY SILVER WOUND BADGE. This is a very high-quality, custom two-piece screwback Army Silver Wound Badge. Wound badges (Verwundetenabzeichen) were first authorized for award on 3 March 1918 in three different classes. The 3rd Class award was black (for one or two wounds), the 2nd Class award was silver (for three and four wounds), while the 1st Class award was gold (for five or more wounds, or more severe traumas such as the loss of a limb).
The issued badge was oval-shaped and featured a stahlhelm’s profile superimposed over crossed swords in its center. A laurel leaf wreath encircled the entire badge. [The stahlhelm replaced the pickelhaube in 1916, and was used for WW I’s duration. The Germany military continued to use it all the way through WW II. A very similar helmet model was adopted by the American military in WWII and is still in use today]. An issued badge sported a solid, pebbled surface behind the stahlhelm and crossed swords, with a vertical pin attached to its reverse. It was also stamped and hollow.
Those soldiers who were willing to pay for something more elaborate had the option of purchasing a custom badge from a jeweler or military effects establishment once they had received their original award (just as did those who desired special Iron Crosses). For wound badges, the most common custom badge variation was the cutout. In this process, the badge’s solid background was eliminated and only the stahlhelm and crossed swords remained within the laurel leaf wreath. The badge was stamped just like an issued badge. Another option, particularly for the Silver Wound Badge, was to have it made of .800 silver then hallmarked to that effect. The ultimate in wound badges was to have it made into a two-piece screwback.
Our offering today is exactly the latter, a cutout Silver Wound Badge that has been converted to a two-piece screwback. It measures
1 ½" x 1 ¾," and is in excellent condition. It has a muted patina. Its reverse reveals that a female receptacle has been installed on the helmet’s back. The backing plate’s male portion screws down into the female portion. On the backing plate’s underside is the word "Fein" and an "A" (possibly for Assmann und Söhne, an insignia maker). This is a very fine example of a true custom Silver Wound Badge. $195.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-753 SCREWBACK SILVER ARMY WOUND BADGE. This is one of those good news/bad news stories. The good news is that this is a finely-made Silver Army Wound Badge. It has a fine finish and a good patina. The bad news is that it is missing its backing plate or screwback. It just did not come with one. Perhaps you have some spare parts or an idea for how to bring this badge back to life. From the front, the badge displays like a real champ. It is only the missing part(s) that hurt it. It is fairly-priced in consideration of its problems. $95.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-870 BLACK WOUND BADGE. The Army Wound Badge was introduced in March 1918. It was awarded in three grades: Gold (1st Class), Silver (2nd Class), and Black (3rd Class). This was according to the number of wounds received, although the Gold Wound Badge was reserved for the loss of a limb or an eye. We are offering an excellent Black Wound Badge that has retained 100% of its paint on its obverse. $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-736 ARMY BLACK WOUND BADGE. This is a black/third class of the Army Wound Badge. It was awarded for one or two wounds. Wound badge awards were instituted in March 1918. Our example is in generally good condition, although it has lost paint on the stahlhelm, which is the badge’s highest point. $35.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-867 BLACK ARMY WOUND BADGE. This is a top-quality Black Army Wound Badge, the 3rd Class (lowest level) version that was for one or two wounds. First authorized in March 1918, the Army Wound Badge was awarded in black, silver, and gold levels. The badge is in excellent condition, with no loss of paint on the obverse. The reverse’s pin shows some loss of paint, which was caused when the badge was inserted onto a tunic. $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-677 ARMY BLACK WOUND BADGE. This is the Black Army Wound Badge (3rd Class). It was the badge one received after one’s first and second wounds. Wound badges were first authorized in March 1918. The badge is in very good condition. Its stahlhelm has lost some paint. It is the badge’s high spot, where paint loss is usually seen. $30.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-446 BLACK ARMY WOUND BADGE. This is a very fine example of an issue-type Army Black Wound Badge. It is heavier in weight than many of the privately-purchased examples that we see. The obverse has lost some paint. It remains an excellent piece with a lot of character and toning from age. The reverse sports a sturdy pin. $45.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Veterans Badges, Shooting Prizes, etc.

 

 

12-805 XRP COMMEMORATIVE TANKERS BADGE IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE. This is a consignment item. Today we are offering an ultra-rare Commemorative Tankers Badge. Since it was a commemorative badge (as was the Airship/Zeppelin Badge), it was awarded AFTER WW I’s end. In fact, it is THE rarest among ALL of the Great War’s badges. The Imperial German Army Tank Corps was quite small, since tanks were such a new concept. The tank was introduced by the British Army, and brought great initial success for them. Their first tank was large, slow, and awkward, but it got the job done. It penetrated the German lines, which resulted in more captured territory than any of the massive, early British offenses.
The French soon followed with the much smaller and nimbler Renault tank. [Renault still makes cars today, although they are not sold in the USA]. The Renaults greatly resembled WW II’s tanks, although they lacked moveable turrets for their cannons. The latter were fixed in place, so that the cannon’s aim was determined by the direction of the tank itself. [The Americans also used the Renault tanks when they entered the war. The primary US tank commander was George S. Patton, who had been a cavalry officer. He envisioned tanks as the replacements for horses in a modern cavalry, and spearheaded WW II’s ultimately victorious armored tank sweep through France into Germany].
Germany was slow to counter the Allied efforts, and did not introduce their A7V until March of 1918. A total of twenty A7V's was built during the war. They carried six MG08 machine guns and one 5.7cm Maxim Cannon. They were over engineered (similar to WW II’s Tiger tanks), and crawled along at a grossly under-powered 9.3 mph. Nineteen of the twenty A7V's were destroyed and/or scrapped during or after WW I. The sole survivor resides in an Australian museum. [I understand it was damaged by flooding, then went through a complete restoration. Thanks to our mates in Oz for preserving this piece of history]!
The Tankers Badge was authorized as a commemorative piece in 1922. As the Imperial German Army’s Tank Corps was very small, only a very limited number of men participated in it. Only ONE HUNDRED original Tankers Badges were awarded in 1922 – ONE HUNDRED (100)! The decoration order was placed with noted Berlin firm C.E. Juncker, who were well known for their Flight Badges. [The basic design of a Tankers Badge is very similar to that of a Flight Badge].
Once the original one hundred badges were produced, qualified individuals could privately-purchase copies of them. [I recently saw a Meybauer example offered for $6,000 WITHOUT a case]. These new badges could be one-piece-massive, stamped (cliche – similar to wound badges), or two-piece construction.

 

[PLEASE NOTE: Because the badge is SO rare, numerous fakes are floating about.
If you see a Tankers Badge priced below $2,000, be EXTREMELY careful]!

 

 

Our badge measures 1 ¾" x 2 ¾." Oak and laurel leaf branches are tied together at its bottom with a bow. Its top replaces the Flight Badge’s Hohenzollern Crown with a Totenkopf sporting darkened eye sockets. The obverse boasts a wonderful aged silver’s patina, which is confirmed on the reverse by the government-mandated half moon, Hohenzollern Crown, and .800 hallmarks for silver content. The badge’s reverse also displays the traditional C.E. Juncker raybacked design, with a C.E. Juncker - Berlin" hallmark in its center. A wonderfully sturdy pin is present, as is a weep hole beneath the catch (where gases escaped during soldering). It confirms that this badge is a two-piece construction of the highest quality variety.
The presentation case measures ¾" x 2 ¼" x 3 ¼." It is constructed of black leatherette and has a snap lock. The interior upper lid’s white silk displays "C.E. Juncker Alte-Jacobstrasse 13 - Berlin N. W.," stamped on it in gold. The case’s lower half is covered in red velvet designed to comfortably and safely accommodate the badge. The case has protected its badge from harm for almost one-hundred-years.
This is the real deal friends: one out of the original ONE HUNDRED authorized badges, complete with its original presentation case. It is THE rarest Imperial German badge we have ever offered. [Compared to some WW II badges, it is a righteous bargain]. Juxtapose its price with that of the case-less Meybauer example offered elsewhere, and you will agree it is a stupendous value.         $6,995.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-640 1813 GOLD FOR IRON CROSS - PRINZESSIN MARIANA OF PRUSSIA. As we all know, WW I saw many efforts to raise money for the German war effort, and for war relief in general. Perhaps best known was where German citizens were asked to give "Gold for Iron." They donated gold jewelry and other items and received small gifts of iron in return. So when women donated their gold rings, pins, chains, etc., to the war effort, they then proudly displayed iron jewelry that was much cruder in appearance. The program was very popular in WW I Germany. Interestingly enough, this practice did not originate during WW I. The Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th Century were long and difficult for Prussia. Thus, a program of exchanging gold for iron was begun under Princess Mariana's auspices. We are proud to offer a piece from this earlier war relief effort. The cross measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/4." One side bears the date "16 October 1813." The other side displays "RU:" at the 12 o’clock arm’s top. The phrase "Heil Den"  appears in the center. This cross is very thin. Its arms are NOT textured. A small loop appears at the top. It is very delicate and nearly 200-years-old! $395.00
 

 

 

 

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01-863 XDG LANDER-KRIEGER-BUND (KYFFHÄUSER) MEDAL - PRUSSIA. This is a consignment item. The silver-toned post WW I veterans’ medal features the Kyffhäuserdenkmal on its obverse. The medal measures 1 ¾" x 2." It is attached to an original black and white ribbon that has been folded and secured into a two-inch length. Its reverse reads "Für Verdienst im Kriegervereins Wesen" (For Distinguished Service in War Veterans’ Organization). $75.00 Special Close-Out Pricing!! $60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-859 XDG COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL FOR SAXON INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 102's TWO-HUNDRED-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. This is a consignment item. It is a medal that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saxony’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 102. The regiment was officially known as Königl. Sächs. 3 Infanterie-Regiment Nr 102 König Ludwig III von Bayern, which was founded in 1709. It was garrisoned at Zittau and attached to the Saxon XII. Armeekorps. The medal was issued in 1909 to commemorate the regiment’s two-hundred-years of service. The oversized, silver-toned medal measures 1 5/8" in diameter. The obverse sports the dates 1709 and 1909. We see a mitre-wearing infantry soldier from 1709 shaking hands with a 1909 pickelhaube-wearing serviceman.
The reverse displays information about the regiment, including that it was dedicated to Prinz-Regent Luitpold (1821-1912). He served as Bavaria’s much beloved ruler from 1886, when he replaced his nephew, König Ludwig II (Mad Ludwig) as Prinz-Regent, until his death in 1912. The decoration has no jump ring or ribbon. $50.00
 

 

 

 

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01-676 UNIDENTIFIED VETERAN’S MEDAL. This is a cross with an enamel center. The ribbon is the same as that used on the Hindenburg Cross. A pair of crossed silver swords appears on the ribbon. A small safety pin is on the reverse. $35.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-460 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR PATRIOTIC PIN FOR A VETERAN WHO MOVED TO THE USA. Veteran pieces from the 1870/1871 Franco-Prussian War are much more difficult-to-find than those from WW I. The number of men who served during the earlier conflict was much smaller. To add to the exclusivity, this is a veteran’s badge for a man who had served in 1870/71, and then moved to the USA! The badge has a bar at the top that says "Souvenir." Below that is a tricolored ribbon in Germany’s national colors (black, white, and red). The ribbon reads, "15. Sundes Kriegerfest Akron, O. August 18-23 1900." That tells us the badge celebrates the 15th annual Akron, Ohio meeting of veterans, who began meeting in 1885. Below that, attached to the ribbon, is a circular device containing an 1870 Iron Cross. Inside the button we see the badge was manufactured by a firm in Newark, NJ. During the time period, similar badges were very popular with USA Civil War veterans. Many groups from the North and South were still having reunions. The Franco-Prussian War happened only five years after our Civil War (indeed, the Prussians had observers here during the war)! I was delighted to locate this item. $175.00
 

 

 

 

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01-673 LARGE SHOOTING BADGE - FRANKFURT. This is a large, ornate shooting badge. It is a multi piece affair. The main piece measures 2 3/4" x 1 ½." A crown is at the top. It then shows a man from the 18th or 17th Century, with an old-fashioned flintlock over his shoulder. His left hand rests on a sign that reads "1862-1912." Below that is "XVII Deutsches Bundes u. Gold. Jubil. Schiessen Frankfurt a. M." Attached to the central piece is a green silk ribbon. Another metal piece, a Prussian Eagle displaying the date 1912, is attached to the ribbon’s bottom. The main badge’s reverse shows it was manufactured by a Frankfurt firm. This very high-quality shooting badge is in excellent condition. $195.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-740 XDG PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL - BAVARIA. This is a consignment medal. It is a Prinz Regent Luitpold Commemorative Medal. It is a bit unusual, celebrating his 80th birthday and his 25th year as Bavaria’s ruler. (He took over for Ludwig II when the latter was judged incompetent to rule Bavaria). The medal is circular and measures 1 1/4" in diameter. It has a gold finish. The obverse features Luitpold in a profile view. The reverse has information about the two occasions being celebrated. The decoration was issued in 1911. The medal comes on a blue and red ribbon. $60.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-741 XDG PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL ON BOW - BAVARIA. This is a consignment medal. It is a Prinz Regent Luitpold Commemorative Medal. It is a bit unusual, celebrating his 80th birthday and his 25th year as Bavaria’s ruler. (He took over for Ludwig II when the latter was judged incompetent to rule Bavaria). The medal is circular and measures 1 1/4" in diameter. It has a gold finish. The obverse features Luitpold in a profile view. The reverse has information about the two occasions being celebrated. The decoration was issued in 1911. The medal comes on a green and red ribbon that is tied in a bow, indicating that it was awarded to a woman. $65.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-738 VETERAN’S BADGE. This veterans’ medal, measuring 1 1/8" in diameter, was made to celebrate the unveiling on 3 July 1927 of a monument honoring the 15 Infanterie Regiment König Friedrich August (III) von Sächsen. The regiment was created in 1722 and garrisoned at Neuburg on the Donau. It was attached to the Bavarian I Armeekorps. It was disbanded in 1919. The gilt medal’s obverse features a high-relief rendition of the monument. The upper half’s edge sports the following words, "Denkmals Enthüllung K. B. 15. I. R. Neuburg a. D.," while the date "3 July 1927" appears across the bottom. Its reverse is plain, except for a hallmark listing the manufacturer’s name and location, "C. Poellath" in "Schrobenhausen" (Bavaria). Poellath was a well-known Bavarian maker of high-quality decorations and Bavarian Flight Badges. This handsome medal sports an eyelet at the top by which it can be attached to a slender chain. $40.00 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-733 100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY (1809-1909) PENINSULA CAMPAIGN MEDAL FROM INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 92 - BRAUNSCHWEIG. This is a Duchy of Braunschweig veterans’ medal commemorating Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92's 100th Anniversary of participation in the Peninsula Campaign. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 was founded in 1809 and garrisoned at Braunschweig, where it was attached to the X. Armeekorps. It served under British Field Marshal Wellington’s command during the first Napoleonic War, along with other Hanoverian regiments.
The medal is gilt-toned and measures 1 5/16" in diameter. Its obverse depicts Braunschweig’s Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm (a.k.a. "The Black Duke"). [Friedrich Wilhelm led his Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo, where he was killed at the action’s forefront]. The medal’s reverse features the regiment ‘s totenkopf, along with the word "Peninsula" and the dates 1809-1909. [PLEASE NOTE: Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 bore the same "Peninsula" bandeau and totenkopf on their pickelhauben’s wappen. An original red, blue, and yellow ribbon is attached. The decoration is in very fine condition, overall. $110.00

 

 

 

 

 

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01-247 VETERAN’S BADGE COMMEMORATING 100th ANNIVERSARY - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 31 (RUSSIAN-GERMAN LEGION). This is a most interesting, large veteran’s badge that commemorates the Russian-German Legion’s 100th anniversary in 1912. The regiment was formally known as Infanterie-Regiment Graf Bose (1. Thüringisches) Nr 31. As previously noted, the regiment was founded in 1812 and garrisoned at Altona (Altona is located in Northern Germany near Hamburg) where it was assigned to the IX. Armeekorps. The badge measures an impressive 2 1/2" x 1 3/4." It is in the shape of a cross and features a high-relief depiction of a soldier standing at attention in its center. Information about the Legion and its one-hundred-year jubilee is noted. If somebody pinned this badge to their garment, they certainly were aware that they were wearing a large memento for the occasion! $125.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

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22-67 VETERAN’S MEDAL FOR SERVICE IN GERMAN SOUTHWEST AFRICA. This is a high-quality veterans medal from the German Colonial troops (Schutztruppen) of German Southwest Africa (Deutsch Süd-West-Afrika). The medal is silver-toned. It measures 1 1/4" in diameter. It was specifically for troops involved in combat during the years 1904 through 1906. Special medals were produced for men who participated in the conflict as combatants and as non combatants. Across the medal’s top is the legend "zur Erinnerung an die Kriegsjahre in Deutsch Süd-West-Afrika (In remembrance of the war year in German Southwest Africa." Below that is a Hohenzollern Crown, with a wreath enclosing a pair of crossed rifles and a colonial-style hat sporting an upturned brim. A reich’s kokarde is pinned onto the upturned brim. The medal’s reverse features the ever-watchful Germania, along with the words "In Trutziger Wehr Für Deutschlands Ruhm & Ehr!" (In Defiant Defense for Germany’s Glory and Honor!). A loop appears at the medal’s top, but it has no jump ring or ribbon. $250.00
 

 

 

 

 

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01-630 VETERAN’S MEDAL - 100th ANNIVERSARY - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 92 - BRAUNSCHWEIG. This is a gold-toned veteran’s medal that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. It hails from the Duchy of Braunschweig. It measures 1 1/4" in diameter. $175.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-854 AUSTRIAN HEERES GRUPPE BÖHM-ERMOLLI VETERAN’S BADGE. This is an interesting WW I Austrian veteran’s badge. The badge measures 1 ½" x 1 ½." Its bottom displays shields sporting Prussian, Austrian, and Turkish Coats-of-Arms. The badge’s center features the legend "Heeres Gruppe Böhm-Ermolli," which refers to Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli (1856-1941). When WW I began, von Böhm-Ermolli was an Austrian General der Kavallerie. He led several different Austrian armies, commanding Heeres Gruppe Böhm-Ermolli from 15 September 1915 to 25 July 1916.  He was promoted to a Generaloberst’s rank in May 1916. When von Hindenburg was promoted to Chief of the General Staff, and Generalfeldmarschall von Mackensen was given command of the East, Bavaria’s Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Leopold assumed overall command of all the Central Powers’ troops. At that point, von Böhm-Ermolli found himself reporting to Prinz Leopold. Von Böhm-Ermolli was ultimately promoted to Feldmarschall in January 1918. The gilt-toned badge is stamped. $30.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-653 VETERAN’S BADGE - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 138 - PRUSSIA. This is a veteran’s badge for 3. Unter Elsässisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 138. The badge measures 1 1/4" in diameter. The badge has a gilt finish, along with portions made in enamel. It has no ribbon. $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-717 VETERAN’S BADGE - BAVARIAN 8. RESERVE-DIVISION. This badge is for a veteran from the Bavarian 8. Reserve-Division. The badge, which measures 1 1/4" x 1," is in the shape of a leaf. In addition to the division’s name, we also see a small blue and white Bavarian Shield. A pin appears on the reverse, which been repaired. $50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-719 KÖNIGLICH BAYERISCHES INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 12's 100th ANNIVERSARY BADGE - BAVARIA. Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment "Prinz Arnulf" Nr. 12 was founded in 1814. It was garrisoned at Neu-Ulm and attached to the I. Armeekorps. It is a badge commemorating the regiment’s 100th Anniversary in 1914. The badge is eight-sided and measures 1 ½" x 1 ½." Its center features Prinz Arnuff’s royal cypher. Attached to the top is a small ribbon and a safety pin. It has no manufacturer’s hallmark. $95.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-720 PINBACK BADGE - BAVARIAN KRIEGERBUND. This is a high-quality pinback badge for Bavaria’s largest veterans’ group, the Kriegerbund. The badge is silver-toned and measures 2" x 1 ½." In its center we see the Bavarian Lion holding a shield with his paw. This is encircled with blue enamel. A pin appears on the reverse. The badge is hallmarked "Deschler & Söhne München." $115.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-721 8. LANDWEHR-REGIMENT VETERAN’S BADGE - BAVARIA. This is a veteran’s badge in the shape of a shield. It commemorates a veterans’ gathering. The date of the gathering was 10.6.35 (this has an "8." in front of it, perhaps again referring to the regiment’s number). The badge measures 1 ½" x 1." At the bottom we see a shoulder strap with an "8" on it. $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-722 BADGE - FÜR DEN WIEDERAUFBAU - MÜNCHEN. This badge has the caption "Für den Wiederaufbau- München" (For the Restoration - Munich), along with a picture of the Frauenkirche’s two towers. The Roman Catholic Cathedral was built in the 15th and 16th Centuries. The cathedral suffered severe damage during WW II. The roof collapsed and one of the towers suffered severe damage. A major restoration effort began after the war and was carried out in several stages, the last of which came to an end in 1994 (Source: Wikipedia). This was issued for one of the earliest restoration efforts. It measures 1 9/16" in diameter $30.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-748 XDG KÖNIG LUDWIG II COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL. This is a consignment item. It is a commemorative medal memorializing the life of König Ludwig II (Mad), who ruled Bavaria until 1886. He was removed as king that year and judged to be insane (as was his brother, Otto, who would have succeeded him). Ludwig died under mysterious circumstances shortly after his removal. The gold-toned medal measures 1 1/4" in diameter. It shows Ludwig in profile. Its reverse depicts the castle in which he was born. No ribbon is attached. $50.00 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-758 BADGE DEPICTING FELDKIRCH VORARLBERG. This is a fascinating little badge that measures 2 1/4" x 1 ½." It depicts the medieval city of Feldkirch in the west Austrian state of Vorarlberg, on the border with Switzerland and Liechtenstein. According to Wikipedia "the beautiful medieval town, which remains well preserved to this day, was mentioned as a city for the first time in 1218, after Count Hugo von Montfort built the "Schattenburg," a castle that still is the major landmark of Feldkirch. Other sights in the town include the cathedral of St. Nikolaus from the late Gothic period." The badge is made of gold-toned metal (probably brass) and is rectangular. It is decorated in high-relief images of the area that have been painted with multicolored enamel.
The badge’s obverse is divided into three sections. The top section depicts a view of the city from the nearby mountains. It is nestled in a valley with snow-capped peaks in the distance. Its medieval nature is easily apparent from its buildings’ architecture, which is depicted in gold and copper tones, with green hills, a blue sky and the snowy mountains. The badge’s bottom section has the words FELDKIRCH over VORARLBERG in brass against a red enamel background. It is the middle section that is the most interesting. This section is cut out, with another section on a sliding piece of metal behind it. The sliding section is divided into four parts, each featuring one of the city’s best known sights. These include the Churertop, an elaborate medieval gate into the old city section; the Katzenturm (Cat Tower), another imposing structure; the Schattenburg Castle atop a grassy hilltop looking down into the city; and city’s Marktstrasse (market street) surrounded by tall old buildings. This is all rendered in multicolored enamel. It slides up and down by pressing on little handles on either side of the badge.
The reverse is dominated by the figure of a woman in black and white medieval dress on the left, against a background showing a white cloud drifting across a blue sky, with a lake and what appears to be the St. Nikolaus Cathedral in the distance. The woman is standing in a green field with white and red flowers and a green tree behind her. A section beneath this depicts a white flower (possibly edelweiss) beside a blue flower and what appears to be the city’s red enamel shield.
The badge has a square jump "ring" at its top. It is just as pretty and sweet as it can be. We cannot date it exactly, but its workmanship appears to be 20th Century, probably early on. It is simply wonderful. $95.00
 

 

 

 

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01-754 PATRIOTIC PIN SHOWING GERMANY. This is a small pin in the shape of a shield. The obverse displays a multicolored enamel eagle’s likeness and the words "Germany." It is an older pin that I cannot date. $15.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-484 VETERAN’S BADGE for the 50th ANNIVERSARY OF INFANTRIE-REGIMENT Nr 65. This is a 50th anniversary badge for 5. Rheinisches Infantrie-Regiment Nr 65. This regiment was created in 1860 and garrisoned at Köln (Cologne). This badge is circular and gilt toned. It has information on the regiment (as described above). It displays a crown at the top and commemorates the fifty years since the creation of the regiment (1860 to 1910). Two black and white ribbons extend down from the badge. It is attractively made, and in very good condition, overall. $65.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-869 MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION BADGE. This is a veteran’s badge from one of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s regiments or battalions. The basis of the badge comes from the Grand Duchy’s Military Service Cross. The award was quite interesting due to its similarities to Prussia’s 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, except that the latter were silver-toned. Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s award was gilt.
The gilt cross is nestled into a gilt wreath and has crossed swords running through it. The badge is attached to a silk ribbon with red, yellow, and blue, Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s state colors. Its reverse displays a vertical pin that allowed it to be attached to a garment. I have seldom seen veterans’ badges from Mecklenburg-Schwerin. I am quite pleased to share this with you.
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01-595 STECKKREUZ LAND WAR VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION HONOR CROSS 2nd CLASS - PRUSSIA. This is the Steckkreuz (pinback cross) of the Honor Cross 2nd Class from the Prussian Land War Veterans Association (Bund). The cross measures 1 3/4" x 1 3/." It has white enameled arms and a gilt center with "Für Verdienst im Kriegerveriens Wesen." Among the cross’s arms are the letters P. L. K. V. (Preußischer Landeskriegerverband). A swollen pin is on the reverse. The piece is hallmarked to a firm in Berlin. $295.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-645 VETERAN’S MEDAL - 100TH ANNIVERSARY - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 91 - OLDENBURG. This is a silver-toned veteran’s medal that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Infanterie-Regiment Nr 91 from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. The medal measures 1 1/8" in diameter. $60.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-643 FIREMAN’S 40-YEAR LONG-SERVICE AWARD -BAVARIA. This is a gilt-toned and oval-shaped Fireman’s 40-Year Long-Service Award from Bavaria. It was issued between 1928 and 1936. The decoration measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/8." It features a fireman’s helmet in profile on the obverse. The reverse mentions 40 years of long service. It has a jump ring, but no ribbon is present. $95.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-644 1949 BADGE. This is a badge for someone belonging to local German town group following the Second World War. The group was called the "Community (or Party) of East Defenders" for the "First District Meeting of Gehrden." Germany has two Gehrdens. One is near Hanover, the other in Saxony-Anhalt. $2.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-752 VETERAN’S MEDAL SALUTING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG. This is a veteran’s medal that salutes and commemorates Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. The obverse shows him in a business suit and recognizes him as the Reich’s President. The reverse features the magnificent church of Cologne (Köln), Germany. The church is well-known throughout the world. Although it was extensively damaged during WW II’s bombing, it has been returned to its former glory. The displayed date 21 March 1926 must certainly commemorate a visit by the president. The medal measures 1 ½" in diameter. No jump ring or ribbon is present for the medal. $30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-860 PATRIOTIC BADGE PORTRAYING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG. This is a patriotic badge depicting the great German military hero Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). When WW I began, Paul von Hindenburg was in retirement. He was called back and given command of an Armee in August 1914. He led the German forces to a convincing victory against the Russians at the Battle of Tannenberg on the Eastern Front. He continued to roll up impressive actions and was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall. In 1916 he was made Chief of the German Army’s General Staff. He thus commanded all German forces in both the East and West. He retired again after WW I’s end, but Germany’s status led him to become President of the Weimar Republic. This patriotic badge measures 1 ½" in diameter. It is silver-toned and features an oak leaf wreath surrounding von Hindenburg’s portrait. He is wearing a dress uniform with a large medal bar on his left breast. The wreath’s top displays a small 1914 Iron Cross. A solid pin is on the reverse. It is a most unusual badge of early wartime quality. $95.00  

 

 

 

 

 

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01-658 AUSTRIAN VETERANS BADGE - ARTILLERY GROUP. This is an Austrian artillery group veteran’s badge. The badge is made of a gilt-toned metal with an enamel artillery piece in its center. It measures 1" x 1." The extremely detailed artillery piece is made of black enamel, superimposed on a gold-toned cross. Encircling the oval-shaped badge are the words "Für die Witwen u. Waisen des Bezirkes Mödling. (For the Widows and Orphans of the Mödling District)."  Mödling is the capital of the Austrian district of the same name, located approximately 14 km south of Vienna. $30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17-594 MEDAL - DEUTSCHER PATRIOTENBUND. This is a medal for the Deutscher Patriotenbund, which was associated with the Volkerschlacht-Denkmal Bei Leipzig. The latter means "Monument to the Battle of the Nations." It is a monument in Leipzig, Germany, to the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, also known as the Battle of the Nations, which occurred during the Napoleonic Wars. The monument was completed in 1913, and was completely supported by donations and a lottery. This medal probably was issued by the Deutscher Patriotenbund to raise funds for the memorial. It measures 1 1/4" in diameter.  It is bronze-toned. On the front it shows the monument itself. Three eagles are depicted attacking a larger eagle on the reverse, symbolizing the allied nations attacking France. The medal has a jump ring. $50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-704 OVERSIZED BADGE - FREE STATE - HAMBURG. This oversized badge represents the city and Free State of Hamburg. It is oval-shaped and measures 2 ½" x 2." It is two-piece construction. An oval center depicts Hamburg’s Rathaus (City Hall) in silver-toned metal against a copper background. This image accompanies most items associated with the city. [The Rathaus was destroyed during WW II’s heavy bombing, however, Hamburg’s industrious citizens soon brought it back-to-life]. The oval is mounted on a silver-toned design incorporating a crown and stylized floral design. In turn, it is mounted on a silver and gold-toned sunburst. Its reverse boasts a pin and catch. The metal is not of the highest quality, but it remains an attractive piece. I am not quite sure of the badge’s purpose, as I have not seen one before. $95.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-625 HIGH-QUALITY TWO-PIECE VETERAN’S BADGE - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 1 - BAVARIA. This is one of the more ornate veteran’s badges I have encountered. Part of what makes it so unusual is that it has been produced in TWO pieces. The top piece is a cutout, gilt-toned Wittelsbach Crown. The badge’s lower half is a detailed, ornate shield. Mounted on the shield is a rampant Bavarian Lion in high-relief, holding a smaller shield with the Bavarian Flag’s checkerboard design. Mounted on that is a gilt "1." Below the shield are two bandeaux, which refer to Infanterie-Regiment König Nr 1. The regiment was one of the Bavarian Army’s most elite. The badge’s reverse reveals that a substantial pin was attached to the crown. A small place appears below the crown where the pin could be centered. The badge measures an impressive 1 1/2" x 1 1/4." $250.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-703 DECORATION INDUSTRIELLE ET AGRICOLE (DECORATION - INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE) - 2ND CLASS - BELGIUM. This is an unusual badge from Belgium that began in the 19th Century as an award for success in industry and agriculture. It later became a labor decoration and apparently is still issued now in a 1958 configuration. Our example is the 1905 type for the Industry and Agriculture Award 2nd Class. An oval-shaped metal medallion hangs down from an articulated crown. The crown is attached to a jump ring that holds a short length of black, gold and red ribbon. The badge measures 2 1/8" x 1" from the top of its crown to the base of the oval. The outer section of the oval is decorated with blue enamel leaves and berries. Another smaller oval is centered within it, faintly gilt in color, with these words on either side "Habilete Moralite Bekwa Amheid Zedelijkheid" (Moral skill Durability is more skilled Morality). [This came from an online translation program, which is not terribly sophisticated]. A shield with a rampant lion is at the oval’s top, right beneath the crown. The oval’s center features a bee hive and various work tools. Evidently, these medals were awarded for contributions to Belgium's economy in the industrial and agricultural areas. $50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-729 DAMAGED AUSTRIAN BADGE. This is an unusual badge that has lost its attachment pin. Measuring 1" in diameter, it has an elaborate, enamel face that features a winged lion holding an open book with one paw (the symbol for St. Mark the Evangelist). The gilt metal lion and book are displayed in moderate high-relief against a circular red enamel background in the badge’s center. A blue enamel border encircles three-quarters of the badge’s outer edge. The border contains three words separated by dots: "Ovar - Ducat -Venet." It may refer to Venice, and its famous St. Mark's Basilica.  At one time, Venice issued ducats that were used as a type of international currency when Venice was a powerful city-state.  The bottom quarter is covered with white enamel, wherein three metal symbols appear. These symbols are two metal rosettes/flowers on either side of what appear to be a set of crossed keys (or perhaps swords).$25.00
 

 

 

 

 

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01-698 ONE-PLACE RIBBON BAR - HANSEATIC CROSS - HAMBURG. This is a one-place ribbon bar for the Hanseatic Cross from Hamburg. It measures 1" 1/4 x 3/4." It is in excellent condition. $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-687 ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR JUBILEE BADGE - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 93 - ANHALT. This is a one-hundred-year anniversary badge that commemorates Anhaltisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 93. The regiment was founded in 1807. Bataillon Nr 1 and Bataillon Nr 3 were garrisoned at Dessau, while Bataillon Nr 2 was garrisoned at Zerbst. The regiment was attached to the IV. ArmeeKorps. The badge is very well made. It is gilt-toned and measures 2" x 1 3/4." It features the Duke of Anhalt’s cypher. The cypher is surrounded by oak leaves and displays a crown at the top. At the badge’s top is a magenta, green, and white ribbon. It is a pinback badge, whose sturdy pin runs vertically down the badge. $175.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-697 VETERANS MEDAL. This is a veteran’s medal in the shape of a wreath. The wreath is gilt-toned and measures 1 5/8" in diameter. A silver-toned tag hangs from it. This tag bears the words "Dem Ehren Mitgliede (Honorary Member) Jürgen Gerth 2. 8. 21." So, the owner had been made a special member of this veteran’s organization. It features a ribbon tied in a bow at the wreath’s top. Its colors are white, black, and red, Germany’s national colors. A hook hangs down from the wreath beneath the bow. Evidently it held another piece that is missing. It is priced accordingly. $30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-737 XDG CENTRAL ALLIANCE LEADERS’ MEDAL. This is a consignment medal. It is a medal I have not encountered before. At first glance it appears to be made of steel, but it is not magnetic. The medal measures 1 3/16" in diameter. The decoration’s obverse features profile views of the Central Powers’ four leaders from Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria. The decoration’s reverse displays the four powers’ Coats-of-Arms. A ring is attached to the medal. Another ring also is attached, but rather than something to accommodate a ribbon (which is not present anyway), it almost looks like something that one hooks onto another jump ring. Theoretically, it could have been attached to something like a watch fob. $30.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-522 KAISER WILHELM I - 90th BIRTHDAY MEDAL. This is a circular, gilt-toned medal, measuring 1" in diameter. It represents the 90th birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I in 1887. He lived another year, then died in 1888. It is in good condition, with no ribbon.  $35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-279 SAXON VETERANS MEDAL. This is a simple veteran’s medal for a soldier observing his 25th anniversary of service in the Saxon army. The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Saxony is in the middle of the medal. It has no ribbon or jump ring. $40.00
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-255 HOHENZOLLERN VETERANS PIN. Hohenzollern was a small principality within Germany as well as a royal house of the Kingdom of Prussia and the family from which Wilhelm II came. Interestingly, a line of decorations from both Prussia and Hohenzollern had some very similar visual features. The state of Hohenzollern was very small. Its military contributions were limited in numbers. What we offer today is a veteran’s badge from Hohenzollern. While I have seen veteran’s material from virtually every other state in Imperial Germany, this is the very first that I have seen from Hohenzollern. It consists of a gilt cross with a three-color enamel center. The center of the device has the simple coat of arms of Hohenzollern, which is essentially a black and white quartered shield. Extending around the shield in a circular fashion is "Hohenzollern Scher Kriegerbund." Suspended from a loop at the top of the cross is a small triangular shaped piece of ribbon. Within that a safety pin is mounted to attach the badge to a garment. It is very handsome and in excellent condition. If you enjoy collecting veteran’s badges, this is one that will not come around every day. $175.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-479 PATRIOTIC BAVARIAN KING LUDWIG II BADGE. This is a two-piece patriotic badge that salutes King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The top half depicts an eagle. Attached to that is a circular badge displaying "Mad Ludwig’s" profile. $50.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-510 100th ANNIVERSARY MEDAL - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 92 - BRAUNSCHWEIG. This is a circular veteran’s medal that measures 1 3/4" in diameter. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. The regiment was created in 1809, and fought bravely in the Napoleonic Wars. The central motif of this medal is the Totenkopf, which this regiment (and their sister regiment Husaren-Regiment Nr 17) wore on their headdress. No ribbon for this medal exists, but the jump ring is present. $140.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-258 VATERLANDISCHER HILFSDIENST. This is an oversized circular veteran’s pin. The pin measures 2 3/16" in diameter. The obverse of the pin says "Vaterlandischer Hilfsdienst." The reverse has a serial number. It is also hallmarked as having been manufactured by the well-known flight badge manufacturer, C. E. Juncker. $150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-467 PATRIOTIC BADGE FROM THE ERA OF KAISER WILHELM I. This square patriotic badge measures 1" x 1." The obverse has a profile of Wilhelm I, along with the legend "Wilhelm I German Kaiser and Prussian King." The reverse mentions a jubilee and celebration of eight years from 1807 to 1887. Wilhelm I was born in 1797 and died in 1888. No jump ring or ribbon exists for this piece. $25.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-408 SQUARE PATRIOTIC MEDAL OBSERVING THE 31st BIRTHDAY OF KAISER WILHELM II. This is an unusual square and gilt-toned patriotic medal. The obverse shows a profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Wilhelm II is framed inside a wreath with a Hohenzollern Crown at the top and a Hohenzollern Eagle at the bottom. On the reverse we see mention of his 31st birthday, which was 27 January 1889. At that time he had been Kaiser less than one year, having seen both his grandfather and father die in 1888, then having assumed the throne after their deaths. $50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-409 PATRIOTIC MEDAL FOR KAISER WILHELM I. This is a square-shaped patriotic medal for Kaiser Wilhelm I. It bears a profile view of him on the obverse. It celebrates his 90th birthday on 22 March 1887. This first Kaiser of Germany would be dead a year later. $50.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-404 PATRIOTIC PIN FOR A CAP. This pin most likely would have been attached to a cap or a garment. It is gilt-colored and sports a pair of crossed swords as its central theme. A pair of prongs on the reverse would allow the device to be affixed to a cap or a garment. $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-438 KAISER WILHELM II GILT-TONED CIRCULAR DISC FROM A VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION MEDAL. This circular patriotic piece was a part of a veteran’s badge or stickpin. It measures 13/16". It has a likeness of the Kaiser in profile. On the reverse is "Andenken An Meine Rekrutirung(In Remembrance of my Recruitment)." It is similar to the circular disc on item #28-36 above. It is in very good condition. $20.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-442 KAISER WILHELM I CENTENNIAL PATRIOTIC MEDAL. This was a privately produced patriotic medal. A likeness of Kaiser Wilhelm I is on the obverse and a monument is on the reverse. The medal measures 1" in diameter. It comes with a green, white and red ribbon. $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-422 VETERANS BADGE FOR A MINENWERFER DETACHMENT. This is a square veteran’s badge measuring 1 3/4" x 1 5/8." It is extremely large for this sort of badge. The obverse features a crew complete with stahlhelme serving a mortar. Below that is the caption, "MINE!" This is the first time that I have ever seen a piece like this. $125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-669 50-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD - FIREMAN - HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG. This is a long service badge for a man who served for fifty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see "Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen." Over the horse we see a "50" for the fifty years of service. $95.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-670 40-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD - FIREMAN - HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG. This is a long service badge for a man who served for forty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see "Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen." Over the horse we see a "40" for the forty years of service. $65.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-671 40-YEARS LONG SERVICE AWARD - FIREMAN - HANNOVER/BRAUNSCHWEIG. This is a long service badge for a man who served for forty years in either Hannover or Braunschweig’s fire service. The badge is all gilt. In the badge’s center is Hannover or Braunschweig’s rampant horse. At the bottom of the badge we see "Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen." Over the horse we see a "40" for the forty years of service. $65.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-465 PARTICIPANT’S PLAQUETTE FOR A YOUNG PERSON’S REGATTA. This is a plaquette for a participant in a regatta for young people. The plaquette measures 2 5/8" x 1 5/8." It has a black frame with a silvered metal center. At the top of the plaquette is the event’s date, 12 September 1915. In the silvered area we see a 1914 Iron Cross and "Riemen-Zweier." Below that in the black area are the words "Jungdeutschland Kriegsregatta." It is heartening to see that the young people kept up their sporting activities, AND managed to show their patriotism at the same time! $95.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-466 PARTICIPANT’S PLAQUETTE FOR A YOUNG PERSON’S REGATTA. This is a plaquette for a participant in a regatta for young people. The plaquette measures 2 5/8" x 1 5/8." It has a black frame with a silvered metal center. It also features an enameled Hohenzollern Eagle at the bottom. At the top of the plaquette is "Jugendruderverband." In the silvered area we see a 1914 Iron Cross and "Doppel-Zweier m. St." Below that in the black area again is "II.Kriegsruderregatta." Also, the date appears, which was 10 September 1916. So, this is the second year of the same regatta! It is heartening to see that the young people kept up their sporting activities, AND managed to show their patriotism at the same time! $95.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-527 BADGE - EAGLE. This badge is shaped into an eagle. It measures 1 1/4" x 3/4." It has two prongs on its reverse. It almost looks like a badge that was attached to a visor cap. $20.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-678 VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION PIN. This is a veteran’s association badge. It is bow-shaped, with a crowned Iron Cross in its center. It measures 1 1/4" x 2" and is dated 1909. $50.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-518 XRB O. A. K. PIN 1909-1934. This is an unknown pin, bearing the letters O. A. K. and the dates 1909-1934. If any of our readers can help with a further identification of this item, we would be very grateful.  $50.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-532 UNIDENTIFIED CIVILIAN BADGE. This is a civilian badge that I cannot identify. It is a bird with outspread wings and a clock in the center of its belly. It is gilt-toned and measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/8." If a sharp-eyed reader can help me, I would appreciate it! $5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-533 UNIDENTIFIED CIVILIAN BADGE. This is a civilian badge that I cannot identify. It is gilt-toned and measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2." It shows a man and a woman in 18th Century garb. He is kissing her hand. The saying is "Frieden Kuß" (Peaceful Kiss). If a sharp-eyed reader can help me, I would appreciate it! $10.00
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-535 UNIDENTIFIED CIVILIAN BADGE. This is an unidentified civilian badge. It has an eagle with the number 34 on it. If a sharp-eyed reader can help me, I would greatly appreciate it! $10.00  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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