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The Coburg Badge
Old 05-17-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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I posted this in the Political Awards section and I think it belongs here as well. The Coburg Badge IMO was as important as the BO but much more rare. Here are some interesting photos for you fans of the award. The first is my 1st type of the award.
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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Next is a rough sketch of the award done by Hitler. This photo is courtesy of Erich Benndorff.
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
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Next is a window removed from a Gauleiters home.
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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And last is a photo of the March on Coburg.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:24 AM   #5
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Now that window is a life size Coburg Badge!!!!

I still can't figure out why a KC would be worth more than a Coburg Badge. Since the KC was produced in much higher numbers compared to the Coburg badge th eonly factor that I can reason is that the KC was awarded for combat and the Coburg badge for a street action.

Without the action the Coburg badge represents there would not be common KC's that always seem to be available for the asking.

Either the first or second type if your lucky to have one in your collection smile
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:11 AM   #6
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I agree with you Rich regarding KC's. Military pieces have always been more popular with collectors than Political pieces. The prices on these 1st type badges are high but not as high as a KC. About 8000 kC's awarded Vs. 436 Coburg Badges. If the small DAP would have been defeated at the Battle of Coburg there would have no longer been a Party or a Putsch and never possibly a War. So as far as importance this badge is high on the list!
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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Another Coburg pic............................
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Great pic Robin! Notice that a few of the guys in the front row have clubs ready to due battle against those REDS!
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:55 PM   #9
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Here are a couple of photos of my first type Coburg badge. This is the one that is pictured in Detlev's books--used to be part of the Wolfe-Hardin collection.
Rarity doesn't always equate to price point--despite the rarity of the Coburg badge, many collectors don't realize the significance of the piece or how few were awarded. Plus, that 'political stuff' doesn't have the same draw as an RK.
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The slightly out of focus (not intentional!) reverse.
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Nice badge Erich! If anyone has an RZM marked badge please post it!
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:09 PM   #12
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Here's an interesting CB that Weitze has on his site which seems to be a prototype Deschler made badge.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:49 AM   #14
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Erich,

Here is my 2nd-pattern Coburg Badge. Steve Wolfe (from whom I purchased this particular badge) once told me that the catches on the 2nd-pattern always open to the left. I now see that this also applies to the 1st-pattern.

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Old 05-20-2009, 09:50 AM   #15
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