Cap Badge Serial Numbers?

Discussion in 'The Third Reich' started by DTD21, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. DTD21

    DTD21 Member

    I have a cap badge discarded in some street presumably and found by my father on his travels through France, Belgium and Holland during 1944/5. It is from the German Military Government for Northern France and Belgium and not that common I believe. There is a 4 digit serial number on the back. Can anyone tell me where I might be able to find out to whom it was issued (always assuming the lists survived).

  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    I would imagine the number may be a catalogue number - it is very rare for badges and insignia to have been individually numbered - could you post images of the badge please?
  3. DTD21

    DTD21 Member

    No, it's very definitely a serial number. I've come across half a dozen or so mentioned on the Internet, all with different numbers. Mine bears the number 3845. I'll try and find the pictures I pinched from elsewhere of one in better condition than mine and post it a bit later.

  4. DTD21

    DTD21 Member

    Right,. found it! This is someone else's badge, serial number 1717 apparently.

    Something I hadn't noticed before is the cracking in the enamel on both badges. The cause must be the pin hinge just behind.

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  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    I know that it is Wiki, but it is a starting Point.

    Also a link with a Little Information and Price of one in good condition.

    Deutsche Wehrmacht - Militär Verwaltung Belgien und Nordfrankreich , Dienstabzeichen, mit Trägernummer.

    I understand the above to be the the persons issued badge with his personal reference number.

    Page translated.

  6. DTD21

    DTD21 Member

    Thank you for the links Smudger. I was aware of the 'value' - the American one pictured was priced at $750 :lol: :lol: . I was rather hoping some one would come up with a link for the data on-line at the Bundesarchiv, but that is probably a 'hope' too far to coin a phrase. Thanks again.

  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

  8. DTD21

    DTD21 Member

    Thanks for the links Tom. From the Wikipedia entry the reason for the badge being discarded are clear - dissolution of the organisation rather than a attempt to avoid identification that I suspected.

    Haven't found anything on the Bundesarchiv site yet so must keep digging!

    Thanks again



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