Circa 25mm in diameter, open backed with fixed shank, possible small maker mark / stamp to reverse, hard to tell. Prussian eagle in relief. Made from pewter, almost all of the bronze finish now worn off. Other than that in good overall condition.
Three brass buttons, two with fixed shanks (one twisted but still functional) each circa 20mm in diameter, the third, smaller at circa 18mm in diameter also with a fixed shank.
Circa 20mm in diameter, a white metal front with brass backing. Slightly domed and open backed with fixed shank. No maker's mark. In good condition.
A large die struck brass pagri / turban badge , sadly now missing its pin which can easily be replaced. Strengthening bar to reverse of star. Circa 4.2cm wide and 4.3cm tall. Some signs of service wear otherwise in good condition..
In reasonably good condition but with some signs of service wear. Two of four original prongs on reverse intact. The other two (north - south) appear to be missing. This appears to be more white metal in finish than brass.
Mounted on a purpose made card display board in the form of a mock / false wooden frame, 26 badges of the Bundeswehr forces including the Army Air Force and Marine Badges and all other types of specialist breast badges for mountain troops, armoured units, parachutists and support functions. Each badge identified in German in printed type below. Some creases to the display board, which has brass corners to protect and a suspension hook to rear. At a guess from the 1970s /1980s. I suspect some of these are quite hard to come by, such as the Surveyors badge. It feels like the suspension tabs are present behind the double layer of backing card, but I cannot be certain as I have not taken it apart.
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Small brass die struck badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm wide and 1.4cm tall. From the Saddam period.
Circa 24mm in diameter. Fully functional pin fitting to the reverse.
Red, white, black green and yellow enamels surrounding a central white metal device which bears the profiles of the Kaiser and Franz Joseph showing the unity between Germany and Austria. Circa 1914. Slight shave to the enamel in one white enamel panel otherwise in very good condition.
An F surrounded by a circlet bearing the motto for King and Country, small cross in rose above. Original pin fitting to the reverse; fully functional. Maker marked Birmingham Medal Co to reverse and stamped "12493". Most of the silver plate finish to front now polished off, leaving only remains of the silver plating to the reverse. It retains the correct vertical tube joint pin fitting and rounded catch for this pattern. Enamel intact but with some scratches from wear. Circa 25mm in diameter. This is not one of the copies frequently encountered on a well known website.
The 'F' in the centre stands for 'Fascist'.
The British Fascisti, was started by Miss Rotha Lintorn-Orman in 1923. The name eventually changed to the British Fascists to get away from the misconception that it was a 'foreign' movement.
There were primarily three variants of the standard 'party' badge, all similar to the one posted here, with one slight difference:
1st issue badge - has a king's crown at top of badge
2nd issue badge - has a rose at top of badge
3rd issue badge - has a cross within a rose at top of badge.
The 'British Fascists' were founded in 1923 by 'Rotha Lintorn-Orman' and dissolved in 1934. It is a very popular mistake to assume that this is a British Union of Fascists ( BuF ) badge.
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Usually worn on the ribbon bar, here we have a white metal device of Swords for Combatants as worn on the ribbon of the decoration for the KvK War Merit Cross with Swords for Combatants. It measures Circa 2.2cm across and has its original fasting prongs although has some age tarnish.
The emblem has minor signs of wear, as shown
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