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NAVYMEDALS #39958C Early U-Boat Badge

This early U-Boat Badge appears to be one of the initial production types. It is in pristine condition and of the highest quality I have seen to date. It is constructed of Tombak, and retains the original gilded surface as well as the factory lacquer.

It features a wreath of overlapping laurel leaves topped with an open-winged Naval eagle, looking to the viewer’s left and clutching a bright gold swastika. The u-boat in the center has very bold detailing throughout the conning tower, deck gun, and superstructure; this badge is much more crisply detailed than we normally see. The gold swastika and submarine stand in very beautiful contrast against the more matte wreath.

The reverse of the badge also has almost all of the original lacquer. It has a double barrel hinge, a “Coke bottle” pin, and a thin wire catch. It is deeply stamped ‘Schwerin / Berlin 58”.

An exceptional example here. It comes with a letter from Lakeside Trader’s Paul Hogle who issued a guarantee of authenticity. If you are looking for the ultimate (as this badge is not cheap) this badge will be the highlight of your collection.

Mint. $1,495.00

NAVYMEDALS #39791C Late U-Boat Badge

This U-Boat Badge is the later-made, zinc style. Most of the original gilded surface has come off the medal.

The badge, however, remains very detailed. It features a wreath of laurel leaves topped with an open-winged Naval eagle, looking to the viewer’s left and clutching a swastika. The u-boat in the center has good detailing throughout the conning tower, deck gun, and superstructure.

The reverse of the badge has a brass barrel hinge, a brass “Coke bottle” pin, a brass pedestal catch.

A fine, original U-Boat Badge here.

Excellent. $250.00

NAVYMEDALS #39557 2nd Style E-boat Badge

This E-boat Badge depicts a fine Schnellboot cutting through the waves, with the bow extending through the right hand side of a surrounding oval wreath of overlapping oak leaves. At the top is an open-winged eagle, clutching a mobile swastika. The boat is silvered and nicely detailed throughout.

The badge is finished in a dark silver color which has toned completely black on the reverse. It is marked “A” over “S”, and is fitted with a hinged horizontal pin. The catch is quite delicate. There is also a small catch that holds the medal in place when worn.

This is a fine, original badge. It shows some modest age and wear but the condition remains pretty nice overall. These badges are quite uncommon these days.

Excellent Plus. $795.00

NAVYMEDALS #38571C Blockade Runner Lapel Pin

The Blockade Runner Badge is quite large and so is this accompanying Lapel Pin; it is about the size of a US 25 cent piece.

The pin is circular and has a border of chain links. In the center is a ship with an eagle and swastika off the bow. This lapel pin retains very fine detailing throughout.

The reverse of the pin is unmarked.

A very nice, original Blockade Runner Lapel Pin here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $75.00

NAVYMEDALS #39126C U-boat Issue Packet with Tissue

This Issue Packet is a grey-blue color, showing age and wear but still intact.

Printed on the obverse of the packet we see “U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen”. The reverse has a rectangular figure bearing the initials “CEJ Berlin”. This would indicate the Juncker’s firm. The original tissue paper accompanies this packet.

If you have a Juncker’s marked U Boat Badge this original packet would make an excellent addition; these paper packets are getting very difficult to acquire.

Excellent. $75.00

NAVYMEDALS #38600C Minesweeper Badge

This Minesweeper Badge has quite a bit of wear to the gilded and gray surfaces. The gilding is about 50% to 60& intact, and the silvering in the center is about 90%.

The border of the badge is of overlapping oak leaves, topped with an eagle and swastika. In the center is an image of a column of water, in gray, exploding up from the sea, obviously the result of a detonated mine. The gray surfaces are still quite crisp.

The reverse of the badge has a double barrel hinge and a flat, “Coke bottle” style pin. The catch is a based hook soldered directly to the surface of the badge.

Excellent. $195.00

NAVYMEDALS #38586C High Seas Fleet Badge

Nearly all of the original gilding remains of the wreath and eagle of this High Seas Fleet Badge, with wear only to the high spots.

The High Seas Badge consists of an oval wreath of overlapping oak leaves. At the top is an open winged eagle and swastika, and in the center is a highly detailed warship cutting through the sea towards the viewer.

The reverse of the badge has a barrel hinge with a flat, “Coke bottle” pin. The catch is a baseless type soldered directly to the badge. It is marked “R.S.” and “S”.

A good example of the type here.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

NAVYMEDALS #38567 Destroyer Badge

This Destroyer Badge has a great look about it, showing some period wear and with a nice patination, especially in the backgrounds.

The badge consists of an oval wreath with an eagle and swastika at the top. There is wear to the surfaces of the gilding but some of it remains in the recesses. Sailing in from the left edge of the badge is a finely detailed destroyer plowing through some heavy waves. The superstructure of the ship is well defined and even the anchor is visible.

On the reverse is a small baseless catch at the top designed to keep the badge steady in wear. In the center, running horizontally, is a thin straight pin which is attached to a base. The pin is marked “A. S”.

A good example here, with lots of character.

Excellent. $425.00

NAVYMEDALS #38014 Naval High Seas Badge

This High Seas Badge is a later example. All of the original glided finish has gone from the surfaces.

The High Seas Badge consists of an oval wreath of overlapping oak leaves. At the top is an open winged eagle and swastika, and in the center is a highly detailed warship cutting through the sea towards the viewer.

The reverse of the badge is fitted out with a barrel hinge, a flat, “Coke bottle” pin and pedestal catch. This piece has the maker mark “FEC Adolf Beck / Ausf. Schwerein Berlin”.

A good, original High Seas Badge here.

Excellent. $325.00

NAVYMEDALS #37890 Late Minesweeper Badge

This Minesweeper Badge is down to the zinc, with no traces of the original gold. The detailing, though, is fine throughout.

It depicts an open-winged eagle and swastika at the top of a wreath of overlapping oak leaves. In the center is an image of a column of water exploding up from the sea, obviously the result of a detonated mine.

The reverse of the badge has a barrel hinge and a straight pin. The catch is attached to a base which has be soldered to the badge. There are slight traces of gilding on the reverse.

Excellent. $95.00

NAVYMEDALS #37892 Naval Minesweeper Badge

This Minesweeper Badge is the zinc-based type. It retains about 50% of the original gilding over the open-winged eagle and swastika as well as the wreath of oak leaves.

In the center is an image of a column of water, in gray, exploding up from the sea, obviously the result of a detonated mine. The gray surfaces are still quite crisp.

The reverse of the badge has a double barrel hinge with a “Coke Bottle” pin in the center. There is a catch soldered directly to the badge, as well as a small catch hook at the top to keep the badge in place. This piece is unmarked.

Excellent. $175.00

NAVYMEDALS #37729C Naval High Seas Fleet Badge

This Fleet Badge is of high quality early production. It has all of the original gilding around the outer rim of overlapping oak leaves as well as to the open-winged eagle at the top.

The gray finish to the battleship is all there. This ship has excellent detailing to the guns, ports, et cetera.

The reverse has a double barrel hinge with a flat “Coke bottle” pin and a soldered hook catch. It is marked “FEC ADOLF BOCK AUSF. SCHWERIN BERLIN”.

A very fine Fleet Badge here, just waiting to be paired with a fine Naval Dirk.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $795.00

NAVYMEDALS #31454 Naval Minesweeper Badge

This Naval Minesweeper Badge has most of the golden gray finish gone and it is pretty much the silver color of the medal. The badge is a double wreath of oak leaves and acorns in an oval. At the top of the oval, there is an open-winged naval eagle which looks to the viewer’s left and clutches a mobile swastika. Within the open center of the badge there is a simulation of the ocean with an explosion coming from beneath thrusting water upward.

The reverse of the badge is unmarked and it has a barrel hinge with coke bottle style straight pin with a cup hook which is slightly bent but attached directly to the badge.

Excellent. $225.00