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    Excellent Tanker badge, made in occupied Germany (aka "NKPS Experimental Factory"), circa late 1940s.

    Excellent Tanker badge, made in occupied Germany (aka "NKPS Experimental Factory"), circa late 1940s.

    Brass, enamels; measures 45.9 x 36.6 mm.

    This version of the badge features taller tracks of the tank compared with all other variations, very sharp details, and round dots rather than usual stars forming a pattern under the red enamel in the center. Note also the very large letters almost as tall as the width of the white band and thick hammer and sickle emblem. This variation of the is rated "exceptionally rare" (rarity rating 5) in the Breast Badges of the Red Army, 1941-1945 by B. Airapetyan /see p. 94 fig. 5/. It is believed to have been made under contract in a Soviet- occupied part of Germany immediately after the war.

    The badge is in very fine condition, free of significant damage of any kind. There is extensive rubbing to the red enamel resulting in loss of luster on the lower part of the center medallion; the red enamel however is completely free of the usual chips, significant flaking or repairs. The white band has scratches and surface flakes, but no penetrating chips. The details of the tank and wreath are nicely preserved and crisp, and some of the original silver finish on the edge of the shield is still present. The screw post is full length, approx. 12 mm, and comes with a very scarce original unmarked screw plate (unique to the NKPS Experimental Factory issues.)

    Item# 33943

    $250.00  

     
       
     
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