The following maker marks are found on period Heer/SS war badges produced between 1939-1945


As can be seen in various images of maker marks in this section, makers used their "LDO" (Leistungs Gemeinschaft der Deutscher Ordenshersteller, Administration of German orders Manufacturers) numbers to mark their badges

For a list of "LDO" click on the link, below

"LDO" numbers


It should be noted that manufacturers also produced the same badges without any maker marks - therefore, unmarked badges should not be dismissed as originals purely because they are devoid of any marks.







C E Juncker - Berlin


C E Juncker




Karl Wurster - Markneukirchen


Karl Wurster

Karl Wurster



Friedrich Linden - Lüdenscheid


Friedrich Linden



F.W. Assmann und Söhne - Lüdenscheid


F.W Assmann




Sohni, Heubach & Co. (S.H.u.C.o.) - Idar-Oberstein a.d. Nahe


Sohni, Heubach & Co. (S.H.u.C.o.)



Rudolf Souval - Wien


Rudolf Souval



Funke & Brüninghaus (F&BL) - Lüdenscheid


Funke & Brüninghaus (F&BL)



Deschler & Sohn -  München


Deschler & Sohn -  München



Josef Feix Sohne - Gablonz (JFS)


Josef Feix Sohne - Gablonz



Attributed to Werner Redo - Saarlautern


Werner Redo



Grossmann & Co - Wien


Grossmann & Co - Wien



Förster & Barth - Pforzheim


Förster & Barth - Pforzheim


Ferdinand Wiedmann - Frankfurt


E F Wiedmann



AGMuK - Gablonz

(Arbeitsgemeinschaft Metall und Kunstoff)





A.G.M.u.K - Gablonz




MK   or HM

(debate surrounds the subject of this maker's mark - 'KM' or 'HM'? The schools of thought are; 'H M' for Hauptmunzamt, Munchen - 'K M' for the conglomerate Metalle Kunstoffe, Gablonz)





Rudolf Karneth (R.K) - Gablonz


Rudolf Karneth



Carl Wild - Hamburg


Carl Wild - Hamburg



Ernst Müller - Pforzheim


Ernst Müller - Pforzheim



Wilhelm Hobacher (WH) - Wien


Wilhelm Hobacher (WH) - Wien



Franke & Co (FCL) - Lüdenscheid


Franke & Co (FCL)



Fritz Zimmermann & Co (FZS) - Stuttgart


Fritz Zimmermann


Julius Bauer & Söhne (J B & Co) - Zella-Mehlis / Thüringen


Julius Bauer & Söhne (J B & Co)








Frank & Reif - Stuttgart


Frank & Reif - Stuttgart



Rudolf Richter (RRS) - Schlag


Rudolf Richter (RRS)



Hermann Aurich - Dresden


Hermann Aurich



B.H. Mayer - Pforzheim


D H Mayer - Pforzheim



Gustav Brehmer (GB) - Markneukirchen


Gustav Brehmer (GB)


Hymmen & Co (H&CL) - Lüdenscheid


Hymmen & Co (H&CL)



Adolf Scholze or A D Schwerdt (AS)


Adolf Scholze



Richard Simm & Söhne - Gablonz


Richard Simm & Söhne - Gablonz



Gebrüder Wegerhoff (GWL) - Lüdenscheid


Gebrüder Wegerhoff (GWL)



Friedrich Orth (F.O.) - Vienna


Friedrich Orth



Brüder Schneider AG (BSW) - Wien


Brüder Schneider AG (BSW)








Arno Wallpach - Salzburg


Arno Wallpach, Salzburg






Return to Home Page Return to the Index Page