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    Old Badge??

    I found this badge about a year ago in some fill dirt, but can't find anything about it. The front appears to show an American design, but it was made in Germany. I would appreciate any help in identifying it. Thank you!
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    1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard kcaltrider! You didn't list your state (or country) in your profile. So, you might consider jumping over to Sub-Forums: Select Your Area.... and selecting location information (i.e., clubs, hunts, finds, legends, maps, etc.) directly related to your state (or country). You might also consider adding your state (or country) to your displayed profile (SETTINGS -> EDIT PROFILE) so if you ask a question, etc. - people may have more success helping you (your location may help, etc.)...
    2nd - I searched Google and found a pin that probably reflects the colors, etc. that your pin looked like originally?
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    Interesting. Deschler made lots of Nazi insignia during WW2. Here is one of their more infamous products. Gary

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    Thats a very interesting thing!

    I would (baring further evidence) date is post war.
    The Army in Germany had various connections and outreach operations to the civilian population. German American Clubs of all sorts, German American Volksfests, sport events ect.. Various military marching events were open to all and I definitly remember that civilians got a badge of some sort if they made a certain amount of miles in or under a certain time. Would make sense to source such badges locally.

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    What are the two letters after 'München'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    What are the two letters after 'München'?
    Not letters... Numbers. 90

    "Deschler München 90"

    I find a number of badges and pins with this mark from the 1960's and 70's. Can't narrow it down, though...
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    Old Badge??

    I think that’s an American centennial medal. From one of the lodges. One of them used that emblem on their sword scabbards but I forget which one, I’ll look it up when I get home.
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    Great guesses so far! When I was stationed in Germany, we used to go on "Volks Marches," or organized walks through the woods or countryside. At the end, you got a little medal or pin. That looks like it could be part of a German/American Volksmarch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksmarching
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    That style of medal with the double chain hanger was popular in the late 1800's and early 1900's A lot of GAR medals are made that way, as well as Masonic and other lodge medals. I searched a bit and didn't find a match, but my guess on it would be early 1900's. As to it being made in Germany, that's not much of a surprise, a lot of lodge swords came from Germany, and I would imagine the same companies that sold those here also would have offered various badges and medals
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    Probably souvenir related, but dang, that is one cool looking turn of the century artifact

 

 
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