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Post by Raz » 21 Jan 2003 09:25

I did mention there was indeed one with diamonds. On the last count I think there are
probably only 2 in existence? Maybe someone can post a pic here. This badge is truly
a wondrous work of the jewelers craft.

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Post by Richard van Kempen » 21 Jan 2003 10:16

i remember a forum member posted a picture of the Gau Wartheland badge in wear some time ago (something vague tells me it was WC Stump but i'm not sure)

i wanted to find it but the search engine is out

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Post by Raz » 21 Jan 2003 10:25

Yes, I think maybe Matt and someone else posted 2 photos showing this badge in wear
which also nearly knocked me out of my chair when I first saw them!
I have the pics saved but maybe they can repost those pics again or when search comes
back online provide links to the original posts.

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WARTHLAND WITH DIAMONDS

Post by WCSTUMP » 22 Jan 2003 00:04

HERE YOU GO.
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REVERSE

Post by WCSTUMP » 22 Jan 2003 00:12

Reverse.
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Post by Richard van Kempen » 22 Jan 2003 09:04

ah there he is,Mr Stump you'r making me drool (sp) all over my keyboard :wink:

great badge! even without the diamonds

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Very Nice

Post by Matt Gibbs » 24 Jan 2003 15:32

Great picture of the diamonds version. I assume this was for very special personalities. Were there specific criteria..?
I guess that is the Klein maker mark..?
Smart piece!
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Post by rlh » 08 Feb 2003 02:45

Interesting Wartheland postcard. Postmarked in Posen Oct 26 1940
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Just bringing this back

Post by Matt Gibbs » 02 Dec 2003 13:42

I am wondering if anyone else of late has perhaps found a pic of the badge in wear other than the one I have previously posted on the forum..?
I guess people are finding things all the time you see!
I would love to know who the 2 diamonds badges were for, I guess Greiser and his deputy..? Any info/theories appreciated!

I did ask the question why would there be so many different versions appear of this badge if only a small number were needed..? I can expect a small firm hand finishing them and so individual flaws and differences appear but what to other Gau badges collectors think..? Always interested in peoples thoughts and ideas!!!

Has anyone done a 'good' repro of this award..??

For info the pics I posted of the badge IN WEAR are here:

http://www.thirdreichforum.com/viewtopi ... e&start=15



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Post by Bone Collector » 02 Dec 2003 18:25

What were these awarded for?
What is Wartheland?
What would be a fair price?

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What..?

Post by Matt Gibbs » 03 Dec 2003 00:32

This is the Gau Wartheland Honour Badge awarded to certain individuals who helped in the formation of the gau. Gau was a regional area of germany in the 3rd Reich. Wartheland was named after the river Warthe. it's HQ was Posen.

Its value is not easy to determine, it would depend on the quality of the award, any scratching or chips to the enamelling or wear and damage to the metalwork. Also if the case was present or not and any provenance. These are VERY RARE items !

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 04 Dec 2003 12:54

Matt Gibbs wrote:This is the Gau Wartheland Honour Badge awarded to certain individuals who helped in the formation of the gau. Gau was a regional area of germany in the 3rd Reich. Wartheland was named after the river Warthe. it's HQ was Posen.

Its value is not easy to determine, it would depend on the quality of the award, any scratching or chips to the enamelling or wear and damage to the metalwork. Also if the case was present or not and any provenance. These are VERY RARE items !


Hallo,

only perhaps 15 persons recieved this decoration.

Sure information therefore available:
Gauleiter Arthur Greiser,
Heinrich Himmler,
Martin Bormann,
Wilhelm Koppe,
Werner Lorenz,
Jürgen Stroop,
Richard Fiedler

and also Kapitän zur See Wolfgang Lüth (KC with diamonds)

greetings

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Post by WAR LORD » 04 Dec 2003 15:56

Georg Scmitt also recieved the badge, No 25

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Infos

Post by Matt Gibbs » 31 Jul 2005 07:51

Hello there;
Interesting info Dieter, I revisited this and noted your post. I didn't know Lüth had recieved it, any photos? I am wondering why there are so many higher numbered badges if only maybe 25 were awarded?
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Whartegaubadge

Post by Hallandsen » 31 Jul 2005 16:55

Hi
SS Obergruppenfhr Wilh.Koppe, born 15,06,1896, Hildesheim
Höhere SS-u Polizeifhr. "Wharte" and "Ost", + 2.7.1945
wearing Whartegauabzeichen
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