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Title KuK 'tinnie' for Artillerie-Kdo Buchenstein
Nationality Austrian
Period 1916
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This little tinnie shows an Austrian forward observation officer spotting for an artillery unit. The top of the badge has 'Col di Lana', which I suspect was on the Italian front. These badges were worn in the caps of the Austrian troops in WW1. This particular example has the maker's details on the reverse, 'Atelier G. Gurschner // Wien 7/2'.

Its condition is excellent for its age, except for a little minor white corrosion spots to the face of the badge and the pin and hinge on the reverse have been lost. The badge is made of die-struck zinc.

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


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Laurence Swain, UK, 20.08.2016

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

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