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WW2 bringbacks - nice small little grouping


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Leatherwringer

I just recently got this grouping and was hoping a member could tell me more about the skull and crossbones. It is a heavy cast piece!

I am trying to find out more about the man who served and brought these items back.

Thanks for any help,

Andy

 

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The skull seems to be a variation of the "Braunschweig skull". Not 100% sure though but it looks similar in design...

 

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Leatherwringer

Thanks for the quick replies....definitely gives me a direction to go with! the detective work is most of the fun for me!

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Will be difficult to definitively tie the item to nazi Germany....Skull and crossbones have gone back for centuries in German history....It's not a sanctioned item or would be marked accordingly...Might not even be military related, but commercially linked...Has hole in the center so was likely screwed down to something....Bodes

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Leatherwringer

Will be difficult to definitively tie the item to nazi Germany....Skull and crossbones have gone back for centuries in German history....It's not a sanctioned item or would be marked accordingly...Might not even be military related, but commercially linked...Has hole in the center so was likely screwed down to something....Bodes

 

Yes, I think you are right. It is a cool piece with some nice patina...and as always, buy the item not the story!

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I think the skull badge may be imperial, either unofficial to go on a tunic sleeve or to designate service as a former member of the Deaths-Head (mounted) Hussars. also might be for one of the many paramilitary ex-soldiers' groups from the early 1920s. or as stated, non-german (brit?), tho I sort of doubt that but can't say why!

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