UNIQUE Condor Legion tank badge in GOLD, first issue (Spanish jewellers
This item depicted in the
images is a rare original German WW II "Condor Legion" tank badge. This badge
was awarded to tank crews of the German Legion Condor division. A total of 415
badges were awarded in silver version and only one
golden badge was awarded to Oberst v. Thoma. The Condor division was
a German unit that half - secretly fought in the Spanish Civil War between
1936-1940. It tested many of the weapons later on used in the Blitzkrieg
campaigns between 1939-1941. The badge is in excellent condition.
NOT COUNTING EDGE FLASHING ORIGINAL, BRONZE, gilded,
STAMPED. THIS IS 100% ORIGINAL UNFINISHED STAMPED PLANCHET BRONZE MIRROR
REVERSE. HAS BEEN HOLED FOR CUTTING OUT THE EYES & AROUND WREATH. NO PIN OR
FINISH CUT OUT. THIS WAS PURCHASED IN THE 70'S FROM US VETERAN THAT WAS IN
jeweller FACTORIES. THIS PIECE DOESN'T BEND AND NOT LIGHT WEIGHT. MOST
COLLECTORS WILL NEVER OWN A REAL FIRST GERMAN WAR BADGE OF 1936. REPRODUCTIONS
ARE CAST GRAY METAL, OR VERY THIN BENDABLE METAL. THIS IS THE ONLY I OWNED I
KNOW IS REAL. GUARANTEED 100%. DON'T MISS OUT ON THE RAREST AND THE FIRST
COMBAT BADGE OF GERMAN ARMY. The size in total is
51.6 x 63 mm (2.03 x 2.48 inches). The size of the badge itself is 48 x 60 mm
(2.33 x 1.90 inches). The weight is 20.46 g.
More information (from wehrmacht-awards
forum): "this is yet and still an unfinished planchet of a
Legion Condor tank badge of which original examples have been linked to a war
time manufacturer (WIEDMANN). Wiedmann has finally been given credit for it's
manufacture after years of controversy. They have been linked to one another
because of the type of pin and hinge that these are affixed with and the logo
used by this firm on other badges of their manufacture (IAB's, PAB's and GAB's).
This example has had the holes drilled in it for preparation of it's final hand
finishing with a jewellers saw (once the outer flash has been sheared away).
This type of badge is a recognized, original variation, of the LCTB and can be
found in Angolia's book "For Fuhrer and Fatherland" (pg. 41), the M. Tucker
book, "German Combat Badges of the Third Reich" (pg. 94-95), as well as the new
book by Adrian Forman, "Bravery Courage and Valour" (pg. 88)".
REFERENCE: Detlev Niemann "Price Guide.
Orders and decorations Germany" 2008, page 500, catalogue price is LP.
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