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Gau München Commemorative 1923-1933
Old 07-02-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Gau München Commemorative 1923-1933

I wonder what the period status of this badge actually was?

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:28 AM   #2
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:49 AM   #3
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David, the badge was awarded by Adolf Wagner to those from Gau Munich who possibly participated in the Putsch. It did not replace the Blood Order because it continued to be awarded throughout the 30s. The badge had no official status on a National or Party level. The badge is very undervalued IMO.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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Here are a couple of photos of the badge in wear.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:57 AM   #5
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Uauuu Erich... What wonderful pictures with the GMB in wear!!!!
As you said... this is one of the most undervalued TR badges. I think the price will be up soon, specilly if some book appears related with this nice item.
David: yours is a very nice MM. Enjoy it and keep it with you in a prominent place of your collection.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:02 AM   #6
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David, the badge was awarded by Adolf Wagner to those from Gau Munich who possibly participated in the Putsch. It did not replace the Blood Order because it continued to be awarded throughout the 30s. The badge had no official status on a National or Party level. The badge is very undervalued IMO.
Beautiful badge and photos. Erich, were you meaning to write "It was not replaced by the Blood Order because it continued to be awarded throughout the 30s."? Because didn't this badge precede the BO? Was there an award document or Besitzurkunde issued for it?
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:43 AM   #7
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Beautiful badge and photos. Erich, were you meaning to write "It was not replaced by the Blood Order because it continued to be awarded throughout the 30s."? Because didn't this badge precede the BO? Was there an award document or Besitzurkunde issued for it?
Joe, yes this badge preceeded the BO but also continued to be awarded for other purposes after the BO was introduced. There is evidence that the badge was awarded in 1935 to an Austrian who was too young to have been involved in the Putsch. It seems that Wagner made this badge a unique award on it's own. I don't know if a Besitzurkunde came with the awarding of the badge.
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:49 PM   #8
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One more photo. You can see in how high of a esteem the badge is worn by the recipient.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #9
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Are there any photos of Blood Order recipient wearing this badge? Has it ever turned up in the effects of Blood Order recipient?

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Old 07-04-2011, 01:30 AM   #10
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Are there any photos of Blood Order recipient wearing this badge? Has it ever turned up in the effects of Blood Order recipient?

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Only once have I encountered this Gau Munich in the effects of a blutordentragers estate. On that occasion it had its pin removed and had been glued on to a small bust of AH if I remember correctly. There was no evidence it came direct from the estate as it was coming via another collector so I only purchased the Blood Order,not the story.
It was a first pattern medal from Bavaria.
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The badge is very undervalued IMO.
The last one I am aware of sold for 79 Euro.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:51 AM   #12
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The last one I am aware of sold for 79 Euro.
That's my point. It's undervalued due to the importance of the award IMO.
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Are there any photos of Blood Order recipient wearing this badge? Has it ever turned up in the effects of Blood Order recipient?

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My guess is that it stopped being worn if the recipient was also awarded the BO.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:23 AM   #14
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ErickS your information, "There is evidence that the badge was awarded in 1935 to an Austrian who was too young to have been involved in the Putsch." is as aver of the first order. This shows that the badge was an award in its own right. Where did you get this information? It is of the obveouse great research. You have done it again. Could you share more with us?
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Smithee, here is a photo from 1935 of an Ostereicher Volunteer who later entered the Totenkopf Div. Being that he's and Austrian and along with his young age this would have precluded him from being a Putsch participant. To me, this photo is pretty convincing proof that the GMB was also awarded for other purposes after the introduction of the BO.
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