Schimpf badge ???

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Schimpf badge ???

Post by WARNACH » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:34 pm

Hi all,
I came across this not-typical Schimpf badge on a needle.
The normal badge would be plain zinc with a diameter of 25mm.
This one is partial coloured with green enamel and measures 21mm.
I've never seen this form.
What is the opinion of the experts?
Date?

If it would be a fake, IMO, there would be more around...
Are there known war-time badges of this kind?

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Peter
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Re: Schimpf badge ???

Post by Simon H » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:11 am

Wartime produced Schimpf badges were hollow backed pin attached type. The quality of this one is not as crisp. I would suggest it is post war and perhaps produced for veterans to wear, but not a wartime one.

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Re: Schimpf badge ???

Post by Helmut » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:18 am

Servus,
I've never heard of this before. For what was it awarded?

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Re: Schimpf badge ???

Post by WARNACH » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:27 am

Hello Helmut
Not an award but a "Unit badge" created by the unit in june/july 1944.
Every man in the then finalised and "combat ready" 3FJD recieved one.
So about 15.000-20.000 have been produced. As the material is rather weak/thin and the needle does break easy; the most are "gone" and those that remain are "rare" (what means expensive: 400 - 500 €).
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Re: Schimpf badge ???

Post by Helmut » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:51 am

Oh, OK, named after the Division Commander. I get it.

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