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Zinc construction, scooped out backed. Reverse has maker mark for the firm of Schwerdt, Pin and catch work fine. Front seems to have lost some of the details which I see is common by this maker.
EM/NCO’s machine embroidered badge is in the form of a vertically oval wreath, with laurel leaves to the right side and oak-leaves to the left side, in light, silvery/grey, rayon threads encompassing a stylized national eagle in flight, clutching dual lightening bolts in its talons, in darker grey rayon threads, on a cut-out Luftwaffe blue/grey wool base.
Original period manufacture. Two color cotton embroidery on Luftwaffe bluegray wool .
Pre-1940 pattern, vertically oval, blue/green badge cloth base with a machine embroidered edelweiss with thirteen irregular white petals, an eight bulb, yellow stamen with black accent threads and dual green leaves and stem. The edelweiss is encompassed with a silvery/grey mountaineer rope border, with a white piton to the top center.
Machine woven collar tabs with a carmine rayon base with machine woven litzen in bright, silver/aluminum flat-wire threads.
Post-November 1941 pattern, machine embroidered police eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in it’s talons, encompassed by a vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath in green cotton truppenfarbe, (Branch of service color), threads with black eye and swastika detailing, mounted on a cut-out, vertically oval feldgrau wool base. Removed from a uniform.
Dark blue wool collar tab piped in orange with two rank pips and gilt wire embroidery.
Light brown wool construction collar tab features a ribbed, "L" shaped gold tress bar with interwoven, repeating swastikas to its forward edges and light blue rayon piping.
Machine woven, national breast eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons in bright, silver/aluminum flat-wire threads on a cut-out, woven, blue/green rayon base which is machine stitched on a blue/green badge cloth backing. Has defect on wing.
Machine embroidered, second pattern, Luftwaffe M43/overseas cap eagle in silvery/grey threads on cut-out black wool base.
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