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Old 05-16-2018, 03:40 AM   #106
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Thats a nice one Brian...there will be other fish to catch.

It'll be interesting to see where prices end up in the next 5 years..
I actually bid 450 EUR thinking that nobody would be crazy enough to go that high. I really did expect to get it for around 300, which I think is a more realistic price. But, I know the guy that outbid me and he's got very deep pockets. I'm sure he uses sniper bidding and probably put some ridiculous top bid of 600 EUR. Nobody stands a chance against this guy. He and few other crazies are driving up the Freikorps market in Germany.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:04 PM   #107
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:11 PM   #108
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very nice. I'm sure you weren't crazy enough to pay 451 EUR for it.
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very nice. I'm sure you weren't crazy enough to pay 451 EUR for it.


I have pay 150€


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well done. good price.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:09 AM   #111
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:32 AM   #112
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nice condition and complete with the "keeper" on the pin, which is hard to find. congratulations.
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nice condition and complete with the "keeper" on the pin, which is hard to find. congratulations.


Thx i pay 80€


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Old 06-30-2018, 03:40 AM   #115
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Heimschutz Gross-Hamburg Shield for Reitbrook Quarter in the borough of Bergedorf.

Full-size and label badges.

Heimschutz Gross-Hamburg was an auxilliary police formed sometime after June 1919 from former members of Einwohnerwehr Gross-Hamburg (civil defence).

They were a key force in suppressing the October 23, 1923 uprising in Hamburg by KP Wasserkante, the paramilitary wing of the KPD (Communist Party of Germany).
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:48 AM   #116
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I picked up this set of badges that belonged to a member of Freiwilligen Landesschützenkorps and thought that they would make a good example showing the transition from Freikorps to Vorläufige Reichswehr to Übergangsheer.

Freiwilligen Landesschützenkorps was formed in January 1919 in Zossen and saw action in Berlin and Bremen. It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 4 in June 1919.
Reichswehr-Brigade 4 merged with Reichswehr-Brigade 25 on Oct 1, 1919 and remained Reichswehr-Brigade 4 of the Übergangsheer until it was disbanded in December 1920 as part of the reduction of the Reichswehr mandated by the Versailles Treaty.

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(1) Cap badge and (2) Cap badge variant worn with a national cockade on the crown of the Feldmütze.
(3) Collar badges.
(4) Chart showing the transition from Freikorps to Provisional Army (Vorläufige Reichswehr) to Transitional Army (Übergangsheer).

In the middle and right on the chart are the 1st pattern Reichswehr oakleaf wreath, first worn with the national cockade (June to Oct., 1919) and then with the 1st pattern Reichswehr eagle (Oct.1, 1919 to sometime in 1925) on the lower portion of the Feldmütze. Many former Freikorps/Vorläufige Reichswehr units, particularly in Bavaria hated the Reichswehr eagle and refused to wear it, continuing to wear the national cockade up to 1921. It was only with the final reorganization of the Reichswehr in 1921 that the eagle was universally adopted.

The Freiwilligen Landesschützenkorps collar badges continued to be worn after it became Reichswehr-Brigade 4, but were disallowed after September 1919.
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