Early Minty Schwerin Uboat Badge in Tombak

Condition: Near Mint

Maker: Schwerin

Base Material: Tombak

SKU: JW3826 Category: Tags , ,


Product Description: This Schwerin Uboat Badge in Tombak is an extremely choice piece, of the highest quality, that would be very difficult to upgrade. It is made of Tombak, a brass alloy that was used on early pieces. The obverse has a stunning look, with virtually all of the original gold fire gilding, and burnished highlights that still gleam brightly. All of the original detail is still present. This is an entirely textbook example of the desirable Schwerin Uboat Badge in Tombak, with intact, unrepaired hardware. It is nicely maker marked on the reverse, with “Schwerin Berlin 55” stamped behind the submarine. The hardware is functional, and features a banjo pin, block hinge, and early round brass wire catch. All of the gorgeous original finish is present on the reverse as well. This fine badge displays extremely well, and is in incredible, near mint condition.



Historical Description: The U-Boat Badge (U-Boots-Kriegsabzeichen) was instituted on October 13, 1939 by Kriegsmarine leader Grossadmiral Erich Raeder, to recognize the combat achievements of the extremely dangerous and all-volunteer U-Boat service. The design of the badge features a German submarine surrounded by a wreath, surmounted by a German national eagle and swastika emblem. The original design for the badge, submitted by Kriegsmarine sailors, was refined by Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus. To earn this badge, submarine sailors had to participate in a minimum of two missions against the enemy. If a sailor was wounded on a single mission, he could receive the U-Boat Badge. The badge could be worn both on and off duty. A total of 9,536 U-Boat Badges were awarded during WWII.


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