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ARMY TANK ASSAULT WAR BADGES
Instituted on 20th December 1939 for Silver badges & 1st June 1940 for Bronze badges

The Panzer or Tank battle badge was like the others in the set, (Infantry and General ) given for surviving three or more assaults on three separate days. The award also comes in two grade being Silver for the Panzer crews and Bronze for the crews of assault guns and armoured cars etc. The award like the others can range from high quality silver and bronze plated metal right down to base zinc with a silver/bronze wash sometimes applied.

Known Makers are

A, AS, AS within a Triangle, AWS 1942, EWE, FLC, FLL 43,

Frank & Reif Stutgart, HA, KWM, L/53, RK, RRS, RS, W, Small "W"

Please note this is not a complete listing

(CS129) A Tank Badge in Silver being an unmarked example with a countersunk hinge and soldered hook. The badge has some oxidisation marks to it as can be seen from the scan. It is believed the badge could possibly have been a bronze grade although this is open to debate. The badge has nice detailing and priced for condition. GBP 150.00 (UK Pounds)

(GE2) We are pleased to announce we have come back into stock a badge we sold over ten years ago which stirred up much interest at the time, being A Spanish Tank Badge. Here is the original write up (F721) A silver Tank Battle Badge for the Condor Legion. The badge was recently purchased direct from a veteran who wore it during WWII and as a result, the badge shows wear and tear. The design follows that of the 1st pattern style and the bade is in over all nice condition. Very scarce to find. GBP 1999.00 (UK Pounds)

(GE3) A Silver Tank Assault Battle badge for 25 engagements by the well known maker of "JFS" and marked as such, to the righthand 3 o clock position within a box. The badge has all the textbook features associated with this maker and as such, we feel it is competitively priced. The badge has a magnetic hinge and hook and has a central kink to the badge where it has been worn and used in service . The badge is approximately 61.8 mm high. Becoming very difficult to find. Layaway can be arranged. GBP 2250.00 (UK Pounds)

(L412)A Nice example of a Near Mint maker marked FLL Silver Panzer Badge. The badge has toned to the front a light grey whereas the back still retains the aluminium coated finish. The badge is unworn and ex stores condition and has been stored away for several years. Nice to find. This is a textbook example complete with the die flaw.

GBP 265.00 (UK Pounds)

(L414) A Nice example of a Silver Panzer Badge by the maker Hermann Aurich, and marked HA on the reverse of the badge just above the hook, being the type with the countersunk hook and unique hinge, only found on Aurich examples of the panzer badge. The badge is of mid war zinc construction and has absorbed its silver finish. Having said this, it is still a nice example of a hard to find maker marked panzer badge.

GBP 250.00 (UK Pounds)

(L922) A Silver Panzer Battle Badge in Very Good Condition. The badge is maker marked KWM to the lefthand bottom wing of the eagle on the reverse. The badge is of mid war zinc construction with a silver wash that has faded over the years. All in all, a nice example of a more scarce maker.

GBP225.00 (UK Pounds)

(M593 ) A nice example of a completely flat back Bronze Panzer Badge. The badge retains most of the bronze wash that has faded over the years. The badge also has a nice pin hinge and hook arrangement soldered to the reverse and has horizontal machine lines running from left to right. A nice quality die struck badge in very good condition. A nice variation for the panzer badge collector.

GBP 195.00 (UK Pounds)

(MC639) A late war semi-hollow backed Tank Badge being manufactured by the firm of AS. As such, the badge has a counter sunk hook and hinge, often associated with this maker. The bronze badge has lost much of its original finish, giving it a bronze grey appearance on the front and back, though there is a high percentage of the bronze still showing, it is overshadowed by the grey highlights. This is the type that has the letters A and S to the 9 o clock position to the reverse of the tank. To date, this maker has been unidentified, although Adolf Schulz is often put forward. Nice original piece that has been used and worn in service. GBP 175.00 (UK Pounds)

(S347) A Very Nice example of an RS Tank Badge being the type with the wide bladed pin. This is the type with the rounded lettering and has a nice hook soldered onto a plate with is affixed to the reverse of the badge and you have a cut out lip plate to take the hinge. The badge appears to be a bronze example and has the usual die flaws accepted for all wartime Souval badges. A very Scarce example to find especially with this sturdier pin, hinge and hook fitting, not the normal needle pin fixing, as often found this is one of only a couple of types found with this pin fitting . GBP 295.00 (UK Pounds)

(S369) A Bronze Tank Battle Badge being in nice quality and construction. The badge retains much of its original bronzed lacquered finish over a base zinc metal. There is some staining as can be seen, but it isn't anything too bad. The badge appears to be one from the F and R firm, as it has lots of features associated with their marked versions. Quite nice to get such a striking bronze example. Rare to find, especially in this condition. Given to troops who were panzer grenadiers and armoured car personnel. GBP 225.00 (UK Pounds)

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