WW2 GERMAN ARMY PARATROOPER’S QUALIFICATION BADGE
Offered is an Army Paratrooper’s badge, being of the mid war zinc variety, most likely made by C.E. Junker of Berlin (not marked), with remains of gilt wash to wreath & eagle, as well as silver frosting wash to central eagle. The pin has been period replaced (pre 1945), most likely a Foster & Barth repair. The badge is a good wartime piece, being one which a pre war Army paratrooper would have purchased in order to wear, most notably to distinguish himself apart from the much more common Luftwaffe qualified paratrooper’s. Measures 54mm x 41mm, weighing 31g. Badge comes with a C.O.A. from Craig Gottlieb, as purchased in 2008.
While these zinc badges retail amongst dealers catalogues for around $4000 USD and the early Tombak pieces at $20,000 USD +, this badge is an affordable piece to the collector & dealer alike.
||20 x 10 x 5 cm