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Old 08-31-2017, 04:20 PM   #1
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Can you tell me your opinion about this badge? Original or not?
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:28 PM   #2
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Am I seeing a raised mirror image reverse and not a hollow back? Are my eyes that bad?
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:20 AM   #3
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I believe this is a Stenhauer und Luck badge from the 1930s-40s.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:17 AM   #4
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Am I seeing a raised mirror image reverse and not a hollow back? Are my eyes that bad?
I don't think so, look at the submarine, it's different. But I agree, that's no easy to see.

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I believe this is a Stenhauer und Luck badge from the 1930s-40s.
In this case, can we call it an original one? The badge is officially created in early 1918, so wartime badges should be rare.

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In this case, can we call it an original one? The badge is officially created in early 1918, so wartime badges should be rare.

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Qualification for the badge were 3 rides against the enemy (patrols at the home coast were not included), later also 2 rides if their total duration was 150 days on the sea. Quantity of awarded pieces is estimated at 4500-5000 (so not very rare).

This one we should call private purchased replacement IMO

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Old 09-05-2017, 08:15 AM   #7
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"This one we should call private purchased replacement IMO "


I concur
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:23 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. Any idea how is it valuable? I like it, it's very beautiful. I could buy it if it worth it.

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Old 09-06-2017, 09:07 AM   #9
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Thanks guys. Any idea how is it valuable? I like it, it's very beautiful. I could buy it if it worth it.

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mmmmm....these hollow back badges surface (pun intended) fairly often. I would shop around to see the median price and then negotiate a price for this one.

The same can be said for the Schott badges.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:56 PM   #10
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The only one I found is here: https://militariaplaza.nl/world-war-...ge-1920-detail
Price is 395€, but I have no one else to compare.

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The only one I found is here: https://militariaplaza.nl/world-war-...ge-1920-detail
Price is 395€, but I have no one else to compare.

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I don't see any other for sale right now either, however for about 1.5x that amount you can have a period, Schott badge!
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I don't see any other for sale right now either, however for about 1.5x that amount you can have a period, Schott badge!
Nothing strange. Many other replacements of 1920's-30's are exepnsiver as awarded period originals, i.e. Iron Crosses 1st class or wound badges with screwback, additional hooks or other unusual mounting. Or just made by more demanded manufacturers.

A hollow U-Boot badge is for sure scarcer as the solid one. If somebody is collecting variants, is often ready to pay more for the piece missing in his collection

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Old 09-09-2017, 03:06 PM   #13
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Thanks for your comment Tom.
No worry, I didn't pay 395€ for this one (I finally bought it). I got it for half, so I'm probably a lucky guy then

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