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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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Old 05-16-2018, 10:58 PM   #109
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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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Old 05-17-2018, 01:35 AM   #110
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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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Old 05-18-2018, 03:15 PM   #113
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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 05-20-2018, 02:45 AM   #114
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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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Old 09-07-2018, 08:17 AM   #117
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Das Abzeichen für das Personal der freiwilligen Minensuchverbände
(Badge for personnel of the Volunteer Minesweeper Association)

Instituted on April 4, 1919 by the commander of the Baltic Naval Station, to include personnel of the North Seas Naval Station, 6000 badges were ordered to be assembled by the Navy Clothing Department in Kiel from existing stores of one-year volunteer service chevrons combined with an upright yellow mine on blue cloth backing.

Officers, NCOs and enlisted men serving in minesweeping duties at the two stations throughout 1919 were authorized 4 badges each to be worn on the left forearm of the short jacket, dress coat, blue shirt and overcoat. There was also a miniature version of the badge issued in pairs to be worn on the collar.

The official badge with a yellow mine was approved by the Admiralty of the Reichsmarine and issued beginning at the end of 1919. However, unofficial badges with red mines were either issued or handmade by some troops for unknown reasons.

By the end of 1919 there were approximately 100 ships of various types that had been tasked with removing 43,289 English and 19,189 German mines.

As the work was extremely dangerous, the Reichsmarine office set up a life insurance policy for personnel involved. There were 15,000 marks for those married. Otherwise 7,500 Marks was paid.

Here are two examples of the official badge with yellow mine and an example of the scarce unofficial badge with red mine.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:39 AM   #118
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Post 116: the silver wreath (second photo from top).
An exact look-a-like was used as Dienstalterabzeichen for Strassenbahn-members. In silver for 10 years of continuous employment and golden for 25,
during the Weimar and Third Reich Period.

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