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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

(MC767) A Nice example of a German Panzer Badge being the well known type manufactured by the firm of Hermann Aurich and marked as such with the HA mark just above the hook to the reverse. This award is nicely dished and has the hinge and hook countersunk to the back of the badge. The hinge at some time has taken a bash, but this does not detract from the badge working or use. The front retains much of the original aluminium oxide paint finish. The badge has a very good appearance. Textbook in every way, this is a very nice example of a midwar constructed panzer badge. GBP 225.00 (UK Pounds)

(MC803) A Nice example of a German Silver Army Panzer Assault Badge. The badge is of nice quality and construction being a textbook example of an AS within a triangle. The badge has virtually 90% of its finish intact, with only minor wear to the high points. The pin on this example, has been slightly customised to make it fit better, as you can see on the scan. The badge was recently discovered in a biscuit tin, by an old soldier's family, after he died. There were also his service papers and other awards. GBP 250.00 (UK Pounds)

(MC804) A German Silver Army Panzer Assault Badge by the maker HA for Hermann Aurich. The badge is a grey zinc example and has toned over the years to a slate grey, though the fittings are heavily silver plated. The hinge and hook are countersunk into the back of the badge. The badge is of standard quality and construction for this maker. Very nice detailing. Probably one of the most classic makers of the panzer badge.. The badge was recently discovered in a biscuit tin, by an old soldier's family, after he died. There were also his service papers and other awards. GBP 250.00 (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)

(R235) A Nice example of a flat backed Tank Badge in Silver. This has a nice hinge and hook fitting to the reverse and shows a machined finish. Of reasonable quality, the award retains most of its original aluminium finish to the front and back. There are no maker's marks I can see. In good condition. 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)

(S641) A Late 1957 Silver Panzer Badge. The badge is probably dating from the late 1960's early 70's and although of nice quality and construction, not a patch on the original third reich type. There is no cutting out around the gun and the grass in front of the tank is worn out, ie plain. All in all though, still a nice badge in good condition. GBP 40.00 (UK Pounds)

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