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Moderator Edit: Please take time to read this thread from beginning to end. Warlord (Christopher Ailsby) started off confidently here but when the questions and counter-arguments appeared he disconnected from the discussion as is usual in cases like this. He was unable to show any primary literature in support of his position and there is a strong suspicion that he was simply misusing this forum and attempting to somehow legitimise these highly disputed badges.
Golden HJ Honour Badge with Oak leaves. There are some most interesting differences between the Badges.
Last edited by Jo Rivett; 28th September 2011 at 08:49 AM. Reason: picture added, thread intro added
Are these all yours?
Yes these are in my collection.
great to see you here, are the badges marked with the silver/gold content on the back
That's a cool looking set. Why are there differences in the badges? Different makers or time periods? I'm not good with badges at all.
Thanks for the kind welcome. They are marked, the one on the right is the dress wear, this has no mark being zinc
the first and third badge look the same just a v.good cond silver gilt and a well worn gold, the midlle badge though is very differant the entire oakleaves are a diff design
Last edited by stuart; 13th August 2009 at 06:53 PM.
The first is a siver gilt piece, there was no silver badge in this type of award. The third is the dress copy of the first badge. The reason for the design change is as yet not known. The citation has the middle piece at the top, the one that Dr Fritz Todt had was the type as the first piece. So great work to be done. As there were only approx 250 awarded, a bit of a rare Bear as they say.
Thanks for the information. Yes indeed a rare bear as you say, thanks for showing.
Great set of badges!