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Some shots of my 30 wound badges.30 maker is Hauptmunzamt from Wien.

First is a gold zincer

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Next up is black marked 30.A bit rare and I have only found in brass

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Next up is a silver tombak flat pin.I have no bar pin :huh:

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Now for the needle. :mellow:

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Review ;) First the tombak in bar then the flatpin then the needle.Then came the zincers :huh:

As far as I know.This silver has a gold pin ;)

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Group shots :o Group shots ;)

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Jesus Don! That's a fine selection of "30"'s you have there,congrats Stewy.

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Lovely collection Don, is the badge with the gold pin not a Gold Wounds Badge?

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Thats what some collectors think...If a gold pin must be a gold badge.This was a late war badge and at that time I think they used what ever they had.I cant see any gold on the badge .I am sure it is a silver.I have seen other silvers from this maker with a gold pin.So if you used up all the silver pins?

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:thumbsup:

 

Great collection Don!

 

Interesting point. The Germans often had to use whatever was to hand at all times in the war but particularly near the end.

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Hi Don,

 

yes it's a difficult one to call ,as you say there seems to be no trace of gold ,however I'm sure I read some where that zinc badges sometimes obsorbed the gilt finish this is often encountered on Kreigsmarine badges, as the pin is made from a different material that is maybe why it has not discoloured. The others seen with a gold pin well perhaps the same thing has happened to them.

 

My gut feeling is it's a gold ,which in my opinion is better anyway but who know's as you say they did use what was available I have a numbered Panzer badge with a split pin instead of a rivet ,it's one of these things you really need a time machine to know for sure.

 

I got in a Black wounds badge on Saturday I'll try to post it on the Forum on Tuesday if I get a spare moment. :thumbsup:

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Yes zinc badges will abzorb the finish..Some will turn almost black.zinc 30s are not a great badge to hold their finish.Like I stated I have seen other silvers from this maker with gold pins.

I still say they used what they had at this time frame.This talk is nothing new.

Anyways.

don

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yes it could be either way ,hard to say for sure :)

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Another silver with a gold pin I found on a site ;)

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Yes there does seem to be allot of them, come to think of it I think I've had a few 30's with gold pins too, did you see the black wounds badge I posted in the Silver W/B "4" thread Don?

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Yes I saw it...Picture a bit dark.Looks good.Not sure of maker.Learning the makers of unmarked blacks

was never my cup of tea.I dont keep massive files

don

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