Beautiful Prinzen Size WWI Prussian Badge by Meybauer, Engraved & Dated Just Post War

Beautiful Prinzen Size WWI Prussian Badge by Meybauer, Engraved & Dated Just Post War

Code: gmimb00001pob-CON

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Product Description


ARTIFACT: Beautiful Prinzen size WWI Prussian Observer (Beobachterabzeichen) badge by Meybauer, dated just post-war. Badge depicts the enameled flag of the German tactical symbol for an Army Corps surrounded by oak leaves on one side and laurel leaves on the other joined together at the bottom in a bow, atop is a Prussian crown. The reverse engraving reads: 28 Juli 1919 W.J. 26 Sept. 1919. Badge is clearly made by Meybauer, but does not have the typical Meybauer pin. ON close inspection the pin itself appears to be an exquisitely made jeweler replacement of the original pin. The pin itself is of a riveted construction where it is attached via a miniscule brass rivet to the loop that the hinge pin goes through: rather elaborate.

Another interesting point, the badge itself is made of plated copper or bronze, but the central enameled piece is made of solid silver.

VINTAGE: Circa 1919

SIZE: Approximately 1 7/8" x 1 3/16"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plated copper or bronze with silver, enamel center.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical "T" style pin with "C" clasp.

MARKINGS: 28 Juli 1919 W.J. 26 Sept 1919

ITEM NOTES: This is from a collection of Prussian Militaria which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-JMBG-15-14 LACIEX11/14 Ret1/15

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): Badge shows minor surface wear, gorgeous details. All enamel is bright and intact. Period hinge/pin replacement.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.