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Title German-Austrian lapel badge
Nationality German
Period 1914
Price £15.00

This medal commemorates the summer of 1914, when Austria and Germany went to war against the world. It measures 17mm across. Beneath the image of the two emperors, Kaiser Bill and Kaiser Franz-Josef, there is the inscription 'viribus-unitis [with combined forces] // 1914'. Viribus-unitis was also the name of the famous Austrian battleship.

The hand-coloured image is on paper under a yellowing celluloid covering and the backing and mount are tin with a silvered finish, with a brass pin. Its condition is excellent for its age, with a little fading of the image and little or no corrosion to the metalwork. The badge moves around on the pin.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : German : 20th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

I received the cockade today and am very pleased!

D B, UK, 27.12.2010

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