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GAB “Half Moon”
Old 12-26-2019, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hello,
This was one of my son’s stocking stuffers this Christmas. It’s a “ half moon” GAB.

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Old 12-26-2019, 07:33 PM   #2
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Jeez Louise! That's a beauty Jody.

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Old 12-26-2019, 07:57 PM   #3
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They don’t come much better than that a keeper for sure.

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Old 12-26-2019, 09:28 PM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 12-27-2019, 12:49 AM   #5
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Отличный знак. Cupal. Мечта коллекционера.
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:14 AM   #6
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It truly is a collectors dream, very nice.
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Old 12-27-2019, 08:07 AM   #7
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Hi Jody,

Gorgeous original in really excellent condition! Love the finish on these, and the copper undercoating these zinc badges received certainly helped keep the nice white frosted finish in place on this one. A keeper for sure.

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Old 12-27-2019, 08:41 AM   #8
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Great Half moon GAB, one of the better quality pieces.
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:06 AM   #9
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Great find. Even though they're zinc, these rival cupal GABs when they retain as much finish as this one does.
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:45 AM   #10
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Excellent badge, great amount of finish remaining.
Nice x-mas present
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Old 12-27-2019, 04:09 PM   #11
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Hi Guys,
Thanks he is happy with it. We have an early stamped tombak one and this one looks prettier.

A few more pictures of it.

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half moon GAB.
Old 01-08-2020, 10:34 AM   #12
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Default half moon GAB.

forgive me I am a nimrod to badges. what is a half moon GAB?
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:12 AM   #13
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It's this unknown maker - http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=526040. Named half moon because of the half circle shaped plate that the hinge sits on.
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:06 PM   #14
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Quote:
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forgive me I am a nimrod to badges. what is a half moon GAB?
I was just getting ready to ask the same question. I was looking for a "halbmond" punch mark ... or something.





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Old 01-08-2020, 06:15 PM   #15
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As it has been pointed out by Dale, the half moon refers to this back plate under the hinge. I apologize for not making that clear in my original post.
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