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Auxiliary Cruiser by Juncker

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I've never been a big fan of Juncker (though their U-Boat Badge is superb) and have always thought they were grossly over-rated. Personally I wouldn't pay a penny more for something because it carried an L/12 stamp. Their Knight's Cross comes a very poor second to Steinhauer IMO, and their Auxiliary Cruiser in Tombak to me is typical of their quality. Nice, but nothing special. Detailing on the eagle is particularly weak.

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I agree Gordon.

Of the four known producers in Germany of the tombak HK award,Juncker is probably the most prolific,followed by Schwerin,although i would consider examples by Schwerin to be somewhat rare compared to the Juncker badges.

Of the other two makers,Schickle and Meybauer,these examples are so rare that i know of only three Schickle awards in collections and two Meybauers.

Regards,Martin.

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Here is one of two Junckers i have from Atlantis Crewmen.

 

This one belonged to Erich Kuhn who was the 1st Officer on the Atlantis.

 

I have also posted the rest of the items that came in the group.

 

Regards,Martin.

 

 

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I have to agree, even that I am a Juncker fan, that the makers you mentioned Martin made better deisgn HK's, athough IMO Juncker find a better way to hold of their badges finish than Meybauer for example.

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I somewhat agree Hans in that the Juncker badges do hold their finish very well

 

However,i have seen one other example of the Meybauer badge that was in very good condition.The only other Meybauer i have seen is in my collection and it is in very poor condition,but a great badge,nonetheless.

 

Regards,Martin.

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I have a few Juncker's in my collection and all have kept their originial finish very well,except this one.

 

Now this badge has been polished down to the basemetal,no fault on behalf of Juncker,but to the recipient i think.

 

I picked this one up a couple of years ago and was very inexpensive as far as tombak Junckers go,probably due to the "polished" condition.

 

I purchased the piece because i noticed there was a name scratched on the reverse and i am always looking for "named" HK awards.

 

When i receieved the badge i was delighted to find out that the name on the reverse was that of Matr.Alfons Grzywotz of the HK Atlantis.

 

One of those lucky finds we all get from time to time. :squint:

 

Regards,Martin.

 

 

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I love KM badges,so i wouldn't mind to incorporate one of these Hf junckers to my collection,but i agree the details in the eagle are poor.

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The details may be somewhat poor on these Juncker's but as mentioned the finish is very good and holds well over the years and this can be seen on many examples.

 

 

I would take a  "named" Juncker,or any other badge,tombak or zinc,regardless of condition that came with provenance from a known HK crewman over the finest Schwerin tombak HK badge anyday. :wink:

 

Regards,Martin.

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Maybe I look through the prism of the Lw badges , but I like badges of Juncker.

This is my Hilfskreuzer Juncker.

Jacek

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Going through some old photo files, this was the best condition Juncker Auxiliary Cruiser I ever owned. Came off one of these so called "hate belts".

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Fantastic...superb!!!

 

GWilliamson:

 

Thank you for sharing Auxiliary Cruiser with the Forum. I agree with Bobespnjo comments, :Fantastic... superb!!!"  :thumbsup:

 

Best regards,

John

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