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    bigjohn
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    Hello All,
    A friend of mine has a Black Maltese Cross, looks to be enamel inside a silver frame. It is a breast type award. Has a screw back fastener similar to many private purchase Iron Crosses from WWI era. He was told it was Frikorp from the 20’s.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    John
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    #17062

    bigjohn
    Member

    Does anyone have an idea at least?
    Thanks,
    John

    #17064

    jb floyd
    Moderator

    There is a Freikorps badge similar to this, but it looks more like a later strike of a Polish regimental badge (with a heavier screwpost and thicker at the junction of the arms than the Freikorps badge had).

    #17066

    bigjohn
    Member

    Jeff,
    Thank you very much for that information. I will pass it on to the owner and look around in the Polish orders.
    Regards,
    John

    #17425

    enzo calabresi
    Participant

    The "dow" in the Bermondt-Avaloff corps, had a similar badge, but the original pieces I’ve had the chance to see in the past, where usually fitted with a vertical, hinged pin and catch.

    This screwback badge looks like a polish regimental badge, of later manufacture (but difficult to ascertain from a picture.

    Best wishes,

    Enzo

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