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Title Kriegsmarine NCO's qualification badge for 1st mate
Nationality German
Period c 1933-45
Price £15.00

This would appear to be a sleeve badge for wear on a summer white tunic or the naval summer blouse. The Deutsche Uniformen booklet, published by Moritz Ruhl in the period, describes this as a mate's badge ('maate').

It would appear to be badge of BeVo type construction, made of thin cotton and rayon. It is a bit crumpled and the edges are slightly frayed, especially the bottom edge.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Navy]

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 have safely received the VK 2 award. Many thanks for dealing with my order so promptly.

I G, UK, 28.03.2006

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