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Old 06-01-22, 02:57 PM
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Anyone any ideas on this?
Probably a lobster, aluminium or other very light metal, nice patina, pin back, I’ve no idea at all but it is attractive and of a decent age
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John
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Old 06-01-22, 10:58 PM
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Hi John

Interesting badge. The pin back arrangement looks Continental or maybe Middle Eastern. That empty square (top left on your pic) may have had a stone of some sort in it at some time. Turquoise is often an option...

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I think this is a zodiac sign, Scorpius (Scorpion): October 24–November 21.

Also, as suggested by DumDum, maybe a coloured glass gemstone is missing from the squared area, at 10 o'clock.

The lightweight metal and style suggests, to me, it could be a Winterhilfwerk WHW badge. One from the many sets of charity badge sold 1941-42 to raise funds for winter clothing and supplies for the German troops fighting in Russia.

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Old 07-01-22, 08:54 AM
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Hi John

Interesting badge. The pin back arrangement looks Continental or maybe Middle Eastern. That empty square (top left on your pic) may have had a stone of some sort in it at some time. Turquoise is often an option...

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Agree - continental type pin back. Similar to French types.
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Old 07-01-22, 09:34 AM
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Thanks for your replies so far, there certainly is something missing from the ‘box’ shape.
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Old 07-01-22, 09:40 AM
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I think this is a zodiac sign, Scorpius (Scorpion): October 24–November 21.

Also, as suggested by DumDum, maybe a coloured glass gemstone is missing from the squared area, at 10 o'clock.

The lightweight metal and style suggests, to me, it could be a Winterhilfwerk WHW badge. One from the many sets of charity badge sold 1941-42 to raise funds for winter clothing and supplies for the German troops fighting in Russia.

Keith
I’d never heard of Winterhilfwerk, looking at Google the construction is very similar, haven’t found this example yet but I’m sure you’re right, thank you
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I’d never heard of Winterhilfwerk,
That is not that strange, the name is Winterhilfswerk.
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