Kappenabzeichen (cap badges) of the Austro-Hungarian (and associated others) units during WW1

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Overview

Kappenabzeichen were made for every imaginable unit of the K.u.K.(Kaiserlich und Königlich - Imperial and Royal) Austro-Hungarian forces. Some were made for Army, Divisional or Group level, others for Fronts (i.e. Italian Front), Allied units (Turkish etc.) and occasional. Specialty units such Stormtroopers are especially sought after and valuable, hence very often copied.

These cap badges present a unique collecting field, fit for just about any budget or collecting expertise. New enthusiasts along with established collectors will certainly find something suitable in the virtually endless field of the Kappenabzeichen (badges). From the Hungarian Honved and obscure Ukrainian Legion USS, through Polish Legions or the popular Christmas in the Field (Weihnachten im Feld) there will be something appealing to most WW1 collectors.

Quality ranges from very poor (thin war metal or zinc) to good in tombak (or French spellin of 'Tombac') and excellent in silver/gold and enamels. Maker marks are common, but perfectly original badges are often unmarked.

Referenced numbers are from HD Rauch old auction catalogues of kappenabzeichen.

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Description
Price in Canadian Dollars ($ CAD)
Reitende Artillerie Regiment 1914-1918 K.u.K. 1st Horse Artillery Regiment badge
NEW! 1914-1918 K.u.K. 1st Horse Artillery Regiment badge
Erste Reitende Artillerie
Regiment .
Beautiful design, multi-tone enamels (slight restorations). This was probably officer's version and is exceptionally rare (as are most of the horse artillery badges). Gilded tombak, hand engraved letter 'S' on the reverse. 34.2mm by 24mm. Item # Kap-59. *SOLD*
*SOLD*
28th Feld Jäger Battalion badge

NEW! 28th Feld Jäger Battalion badge in the so-called 'Jägerhut' form. Very attractive, two tone enamels. Manufactured by Arkanzas. Gilded tombak. Quite rare. 33.2mm by 22.5mm. Item # Kap-58 (215)

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$215.00
1914-1918 'IN MEMORIAM' badge

NEW! 1914-1918 'IN MEMORIAM' badge. Very neat design. Showing represantation of all major powers: Austro-Hungary, Germany, Turkey and Bulgaria. Soldiers and the National arms underneath. This is a large badge, measuring 65mm x 37mm. Side tabs with holes for stitching in place. Reverse is blank with (presumably) manufacturer's label - this appears to be in Hungarian and we will leave up to you to 'decipher'. Very interesting badge. Item # Kap-57 (95)

$95.00
kappenabzeichen 1914-1916, 7th Uhlans, officer's version 7 Uhlanen
NEW! 1914-1916, 7th Uhlans, officer's version. These are some of the rarest and much desired badges. Very attractive design, multi part construction. Shows wear, a bit of enamel loss to green wreath but not detractive. Original 'hardware' intact. There is a name (engraved) on the reverse: " OBST. Ernst Primavesi". A bit of search revealed that he was a commanding officer of the 7th Uhlans during WW1! Really neat piece, would make splendid addition to any serious Kappenabzeichen collection. 36mm x 18.5mm. Item # Kap-56 *SOLD*

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1914-1916, 42 Infantry Regiment kappenabzeichen
1914-1916, 42 Infantry Regiment, officer's version of this very attractive badge. Amber and green enamels present. Silvered tombac, hardware intact. Few contact marks. 41.5mm x 27mm. Nice and scarce badge. Item # Kap-55 *SOLD*
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1916 Lovcen Montenegro badge
1916 Lovcen Montenegro badge. Tombak, good quality by Gurschner. Excellent condition! Mount Lovcen was a strategically pivotal region, guarding arguably most sheltered natural harbour known as the inner gulf of Cattaro for the Austro-Hungarian Fleet. The Lovcen Mountain is also one of the most sacred sites for the Nation of Montenegro. 33mm x 31.5mm. Original pin/catch assembly intact. Item # Kap-54 (95)
$95.00
Pussterthal 1916 (Italian Front)
Pussterthal 1916 (Italian Front) badge in zinc by Bruder Schneider. Double marked with the 'clover leaf'. Excellent condition. 44mm x 34mm. Hard to find badge. Item # Kap-53 (83)
$83.00
E M Unger Lwow 5th Armoured Transport Kappenabzeichen
5th Armoured Transport Officer badge in silver, numbered. This is a rare design, only made for Officers. Local (Eastern Front) manufacturer: "E.M. Unger in Lwow" (Lemberg). Number deeply stamped "71". A most superb badge! Heavy quality. Appears to be designed by Unger, signed 'EU'. Hallmarked under sword's crossguard with city control mark for Silver material. Cannot say enough about this badge. 46.5mm x 31.3mm.  Original pin, catch and hinge (slightly fatiqued but holding well). Would make for a true gem in a Kappenabzeichen collection. Hard to find by the Polish manufacturer. Item # Kap-52 *SOLD*
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1914-1916 5th Armoured Transport (Train). KuK FeldTransport Leitung V, kappenabzeichen in SILVER
1914-1916 5th Armoured Transport (Train). KuK FeldTransport Leitung V, kappenabzeichen in SILVER. Excellent design, this same pattern was used by many Units (with different numeral). Officer's version, maker marked 'K+S' next to the hallmark for silver, 750 fineness and Viena assay (head of the lion with A + 4). Very rare in silver! Designed by Gurschner. 37mm x 27.5mm. Item # Kap-51 (135)
$135.00
1914-1916 EisenBahnsicheRung Kap (Railroads Guards)
1914-1916 EisenBahnsicheRung (Railroads Guards). Tombac, partially gilded. Maker marked: "Atel.G.Gurschner Wien VII/2". Very good condition. Original pin/catch/hinge intact (catch slightly bent). 28mm x 29mm. Item # Kap-50 *SOLD*
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2 Armee (Army) Winter War in Karpathian Mountains (Winterfeldzug In Den Karpathen) 1914-1915
2 Armee (Army) Winter War in Karpathian Mountains (Winterfeldzug In Den Karpathen) 1914-1915. Nice details of the front line. Maker/designer marked: "BILDH. Gurschner Wien VII/2". Zink. Excellent condition. Original pin/catch assembly intact. 40mm x 23.5mm. Item # Kap-49 *SOLD*
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Austria 4 Armee Kap Kappenabzeichen
4 Army (4 Armee) badge 1914-1915 (first type). This early example is made in thick steel or similar alloy (strongly magnetic). Original pin/catch assembly. Marked by Gürschner, Wien. 39mm x 25mm. Ref. Rauch - D730. Item # Kap-48 *SOLD*
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1914-1916 Austro-Hungarian Submarine badge (K.u.K. Unterseeboote Weltkrieg)
1914-1916 Austro-Hungarian Submarine badge (K.u.K. Unterseeboote Weltkrieg). Fabulous design of sub officers looking upon a sinking ship, wreath surrounding and fish in the corners. Oxidised tombac. Complete with pin/catch. Unmarked - proper for this badge. Guaranteed original. Quite rare. Perfect gift for the WW1 Submarine collector. Item # Kap-47 *SOLD*
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Austrian 1914-1917 Anti Aircraft Artillery (K.u.K. Luftfahrtzeug Abwehr. Kan. Atb.) Fabulous badge by 'Arkanzas Gesch.
1914-1917 Anti Aircraft Artillery (K.u.K. Luftfahrtzeug Abwehr. Kan. Atb.) Fabulous badge by 'Arkanzas Gesch.'. Design showing line of flak guns, one firing at the biplane above. Appears to be zinc plate with slight reddish hue (coppery). Original fastening assembly. 40mm x 26.5mm. Scarce badge. Item # Kap-46 (175)
$175.00
38 Honved Hadosztaly Infantry badge
38 Honved Hadosztaly Infantry badge. Unusual - heavily silvered type of excellent details. Maker marked: "Opus Zutt Budapest IX". Appears to be originally made with vertical pin. Rarely seen badge and of best quality. 42mm x 26.3mm. Item # Kap-40 (140)
$140.00
29 Honved badge 1914-1915-1916
29 Honved badge 1914-1915-1916. Silvered, nicely toned with age. Maker/designer marked: "FINTA". 43mm x 29mm. Good example of hard to find unit. Pin/catch/hinge present. Reference: HD Rauch, D 1293/1294. Item # Kap-39 (112)
$112.00
Austrian 3.ARMEE (3rd Army) Karpathen badge
3 ARMEE (3rd Army) badge. Tombak, lightly worn. Inscribed: 'Karpathen, Durch Halten 1914-1915'. Eastern front, bear coming over the mountains symbolising Russians. Maker marked: Entw. F. Swoboda, Bildh. Gurschner Wien VII/2'. Vertical pin/hinge/catch intact. Very good condition, just slight darkening. (Ref. H.D. Rauch 2005 - D 722) 40.5 mm x 29mm. Item # Kap-38 *SOLD*
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Kappenabzeichen 4 Weihnachten Im Felde 1917.
4 Weihnachten Im Felde 1917. Zinc by 'Winter & Adler AG, Wien'. Traces of green to foliage. Very attractive design of chapel and a bell. Good condition. 42.5mm x 30mm. Ref: HD Rauch, D 1234. Item # Kap-37 (55)
$55.00
1916, 3rd Christmas in the Field cap badge by 'Winter & Adler AR, Wien'
1916, 3rd Christmas in the Field cap badge by 'Winter & Adler AG, Wien'. Zinc, black lacquered background along with green foliage. Very good condition, some wear to black lacquer. Reverse inscribed: 'K.u.K Kriegsfürsorgeamt Wien'. 39mm x 26mm. Ref: HD Rauch, D 1237. Item # Kap-36 (60)
$60.00
Austrian 1915 Christmas in the Field badge.
1915 Christmas in the Field badge. Zinc with black and green lacqers. Maker: 'Winter & Adler, Wien'. Very good condition. 32mm x 20mm. Ref: HD Rauch, D 1238. Item # Kap-35 (45)
$45.00
FKR 6 (6 Kaiser Feld-Jager Regiment?) - 1915 Weihnachten in Felde badge
FKR 6 (6 Feld-Kanonen-Regiment) - 1915 Weihnachten in Felde badge, zinc. Maker double marked - up side down clover leaf with BSW (mark of Brüder Schneider, Wien). 37mm x 26mm. Part of catch broken, otherwise very good. Item # Kap-34 (75)
$75.00
Reference: HD Rauch, D 1251
1st Army, Christmas in the Field 1915 badge in zinc. Designer marke: 'Karl Perl'. Very attractive. 41mm x 41mm. Hard to find. Reference: HD Rauch, D 716. Old solder to hing but not detractive. Item # Kap-33 *SOLD*
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4th Honved (Royal Hungarian Infantry Regiment) 1914-1915-1916 badge. Design by 'Sidlo'
4th Honved (Royal Hungarian Infantry Regiment) 1914-1915-1916 badge. Design by 'Sidlo'. Full maker marks on reverse (Gurschner). White metal, die stamped. Graphically interesting design of soldier with a mace taking a swing at a 3-headed dragon. Reference: HD Rauch, D 1251.  32 x 40 mm.  Kap-32 (138) *ON HOLD*
*ON HOLD*
Belgrad 3 Armee (3rd Army) 1915 badge by Rich Assmann/Gurschner.  Tombak, excellent detail. Full maker's detail on reverse. Large badge, 60mm x 32mm. Original pin/catch/hinge intact. Very nice. Item # Kap-31 (85)
$85.00
Honved 202 (Honv. Gy. Ezr - Infantry Regiment)
Honved 202 (Honv. Gy. Ezr - Infantry Regiment) - unmarked, good condition. Reference: HD Rauch, D 1309  33 x 40 mm.  Kap-22  (117)
$117.00
KuK Hussar 10 Regiment, 1917 Mackensen
KuK Hussar 10 Regiment, 1917 Mackensen. H 10 deeply stamped. Scarce badge. Unmarked. Not in Rauch. 31.5 x 38.5 mm. Kap-19 *SOLD*
*SOLD*
I.R. 6 (Infantry Regiment 6). Carol I of Romania
I.R. 6 (Infantry Regiment 6). Carol I of Romania was the honorary Commander of this unit. Excellent design. Maker's initials: 'J P'. Silvered tombak. Rare badge. Reference: HD Rauch, D 892.  Kap-17  (148)
$148.00
310th Honved Infantry Regiment
310th Honved Infantry Regiment - Strypa Front (Ukraine) 1914-1916. MKIR (Magyar Königlich Infanterieregiment 310). Gilt tombak, excellent condition and details. Original vertical pin/catch assembly intact. 43.5mm x 26mm. Rarely seen badge. Ref. Rauch - D1322. Item # Kap-16 (112)
$112.00
Tirol LandesVerteidigung 1915 (Italian Front) badge
Tirol LandesVerteidigung 1915 (Italian Front) badge. Zinc plate, very clean. Small repair to pin assembly (not detractive at all). 37.5mm x 30.5mm. Ref. Rauch - D1216. Item # Kap-5 (75)
$ 75.00
38 Hungarian Infantry Division badge. 38 GY. Hadoszt. E.U.I. 1914-1917
38 Hungarian Infantry Division badge. 38 GY. Hadoszt. E.U.I. 1914-1917. Zinc plate by Arkanzas, Gesch. Excellent design and details. Pin/catch intact. Rarely seen badge. 42mm x 29mm. Ref. Rauch - D817. Item # Kap-8 *SOLD*
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Feldmarschal Alexander Freiherr von Krobatin K.&.K. Kriegsminister (War Minister) badge
Feldmarschal Alexander Freiherr von Krobatin K.&.K. Kriegsminister (War Minister) badge. Zinc plate, good details. Pin assembly re-soldered (period repair). Hard to find badge. 39mm x 29mm. Item # Kap-10  (68)
$ 68.00
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Infantry Regiment 75 (Ehem. Friedrich VIII. König v. Dänemark) 1914 - 17 hat badge. Neat design, listed engagements: Kote 363, Rawa Ruska, Amsan an der Szreniawa, Karpathen, Martynow, Stary Hodor. These were on the Eastern Front
Infantry Regiment 75 (Ehem. Friedrich VIII. König v. Dänemark) 1914 - 17 hat badge. Neat design, listed engagements: Kote 363, Rawa Ruska, Amsan an der Szreniawa, Karpathen, Martynow, Stary Hodor. These were on the Eastern Front (Poland/Ukraine/Russia) - part of the Galician Campaign. Maker marked: 'Ausgefuhrt Atelier Gurschner'. Shows age but good condition. Complete with pin/catch. Zinc plate. 35mm x 28.7mm. Item # Kap-45 *SOLD*
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10th Army (10 Armee; Italian Front - Isonzo) badge
10th Army (10 Armee; Italian Front - Isonzo) badge, zinc plate with good details (usually found rather flat-featured). Maker marked: 'Brüder Schneider Wien 5'. Complete with fastener/catch. 48.5mm x 29mm. Very good condition. Item # Kap-44 *SOLD*
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Karl, King of Hungary
Karl, King of Hungary cap badge. White metal, oxidised. 37mm x 33mm. Item # Kap-43 *SOLD*
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97 Infantry Regiment badge
97 Infantry Regiment badge. Struck in Italy in 800 silver (proper marks). Excellent detail. 40.5mm x 34mm. Great condition. Item # Kap-42  *SOLD*
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3/85 Zaszloal'j Battalion (Stormtrooper) badge
3/85 Zaszloal'j Battalion (Stormtrooper) badge - copy. Excellent design, originals are very rare on the market. Would make for a good filler. 43mm x 35mm. Item # Kap-41*SOLD*
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'Wir Siegen' Skoda Mörser ( heavy,siege howitzer) cap badge
'Wir Siegen' Skoda Mörser ( heavy,siege howitzer) cap badge. Those immensely destructive 305mm (12 inches) howitzers were used throughout the fronts of WW1, including the Western Front where 8 were on loan to the German Army. Badge by Gurschner (end of the marking visible on reverse). 40.5mm x 32. Excellent condition, original pin/catch intact. Very hard to find. Item # Kap-30 *SOLD*
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1 ARMEE Weihnachten Im Felde 1914 (1st Army, 1914 Christmas in the Field)
1 ARMEE Weihnachten Im Felde 1914 (1st Army, 1914 Christmas in the Field) badge in gilded tomback by G.Gurschner. Fairy hard to find variant. Original pin/catch intact. Few wear/scratch marks, otherwise very good condition. 40mm x 26mm. Item # Kap-29 *SOLD*
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155 Stormtroop (Sturmtruppe) Sturmbattaillon Handgranatenwerferer' badge in tombak. 155 Assault Tropp was one of the elite Hungarian units
155 Stormtroop (Sturmtruppe) Sturmbattaillon Handgranatenwerferer' badge in tombak. 155 Assault Tropp was one of the elite Hungarian units. As a premise, units had 10 man and 1 commanding officer but it is very hard to determine if these numbers were always so miniscule. Similar to the famed Italian 'Arditi' , k.u.k sturmtuppen received very good training in close combat, granate throwing, flame thrower operation, shooting etc. Badge bearing maker mark to lower right corner: 'LOTZ'. Details are very good and crisp. Complete with catch pin fastener. Shows age and some darkening. Such badges were made with a discretion from unit's commanding officers from 1917 on since Austrian High Command and War Ministry could not agree or decide what (and if any) insignia the elite stormtroopers were to wear. It is probably safe to believe the notion that war-time badges along with post war commemorative ones do exist. In any case, all are considered rare. Excellent example. 33mm x 37.5mm. Item # Kap-28 *SOLD*
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Motorized Troops - Warld War 1916 (Kraftfahrtruppe in Weltkriege 1916) badge.
Motorized Troops - Warld War 1916 (Kraftfahrtruppe in Weltkriege 1916) badge. Zinc plate, maker marked: Jos. Springer 1916. Original pin/catch assembly intact. Excellent design and quality. 39.6mm x 29.5mm. Item # Kap-15  *SOLD*
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Cap badge Franz Joseph
Cap badge Franz Joseph. Tombak, shows spotty darkening. Maker marked: 'R. Marschall 1915'. Horizontal pin. Worn condition, no damage. (Ref. H.D. Rauch 2005 - similar to D 701 but not in gold). 40mm x 33mm. Item # Aus-47 *SOLD*
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Austro-Hungarian Red Cross cap badge, WW1
Austro-Hungarian Red Cross cap badge, WW1. Silvered version, lightly convex. Very good condition, enamels intact. Horizontal pin. 31mm x 25.2mm. Item # Aus-51 *SOLD*
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Corps Hofmann, Karpathen (Korps Hofmann) 1914-1915.
Corps Hofmann, Karpathen (Korps Hofmann) 1914-1915. Zinc plate. 41mm x 30mm. Designer's initials, no maker (proper). Very good condition. Many Ukrainians wore this badge after formation of the Ukrainian Legion (USS). Pin/catch assembly intact. Ref. Rauch - D788 (similar). Item # Kap-4 *SOLD*
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50 Infantry Regiment 1914-1917 badge (KuK JNF.RGT.50)
50 Infantry Regiment 1914-1917 badge (KuK JNF.RGT.50). Zinc plate by Arkanzas, Gesch. Few dark spots, otherwise very good. Original pin assembly intact. 32mm x 45.5mm. Ref. Rauch - D-963. Item # Kap-12  *SOLD*
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Ukrainian Legionnaire - Sicz (or Sitcz) Riflemen (Ukrainski Sichovi Striltsi) 1914-1915 badge.
Ukrainian Legionnaire - Sicz (or Sitcz) Riflemen (Ukrainski Sichovi Striltsi) 1914-1915 badge. These were usually made in Austria where Legion was originally formed. Often worn as a cap badge. Multi coloured enamels (some light chips to white) featuring Ukrainian Coats of Arms. 25.2mm in diameter. There were few different types of it, this is the early type with 1914-1915 dates. Very rare badge! Item # Misc-101 *SOLD*
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Infantry Regiment 98 badge. Unit under calling of Rummer von Rummershof

Infantry Regiment 98 badge. Unit under calling of Rummer von Rummershof. Regiment originally organized as Bohemian 98 IR saw a lot of fighting during WW1. Parts of regiment served all over the theatre. Eastern Front service (1914-16) at Tomaszow, Jaroslaw, Przemysl, Lwov, Bardejow, Grybow, Gorlice, Lublin, Chelm, Luck. Balkan Front service (1914-15) in Montenegro and Serbia and again in Albania and Macedonia in 1916-1918. Some of the hardest fighting Regiment saw was in the Italian Front during batlle of Isonzo (Soca) and Piava. Badge in Zinc, maker marked: 'Fr. Jos. Formanek 1917'. Very good condition, horizontal catch-pin present. 39.5mm x 31mm. Ref: HD Rauch (D1038). Item # Kap-27 *SOLD*

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K.u.K. Sappeur-truppen kappenabzeichen
Sappeur-truppen. Copper with silver wash. Clear maker's name: 'Arkanzas Bpest Vedve'. Sapper's badges are rare as there were considerably few units. Shows age and light wear, complete with vertical catch pin assembly. 39mm x 26mm. Very nice badge. Item # Kap-26 *SOLD*
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Schutzenregiment 30
Schutzenregiment 30.  Tombak, some gilding (mostly reverse). Nice and clean. Reference: HD Rauch, D 1121.  30 x 35 mm.  Kap-25 *SOLD*

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I.R. 32 (Infantry Regiment 32). This regiment was under 'calling' of Queen/Empress Maria Theresa
I.R. 32 (Infantry Regiment 32). This regiment was under 'calling' of Queen/Empress Maria Theresa. Zinc, good details. Hungarian maker marked: 'Meszaros GY'. Hard to find. Reference: HD Rauch, D 929 (similar).  32 x 40 mm.  Kap-24 *SOLD*
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57 JTD (Infantry Truppen Division) 1914/15, Serbien 1914; Doberdo; Serb.Alb (Serbia - Albania) 1915. Designer mark "AC". Reverse markings: 'Entw. Oberltn. Baron Czibulka, Ausgef. Atelier G. Gurschner. Wien VII'  Reference: HD Rauch, D 819. 46 x 30 mm.  Kap-23 *SOLD*
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4 Army (4 Armee) badge 1914-1916
4 Army (4 Armee) badge 1914-1916. Thick Zinc plate, scarcer variety with diagonal pin/catch assembly by Gürschner, Wien. 39mm x 25mm. Ref. Rauch - D730. Item # Kap-9 *SOLD*
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L.I.R. 32 (Landwehr Infantry Regiment).  Variant with Franz Joseph's head. Good quality, unmarked. Reference: HD Rauch, D 1123 (similar). 27 x 41 mm. Kap-21 *SOLD*
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Romanian Front 1916/17 (Rumanische-Roman-Front) kappenabzeichen
Romanian Front 1916/17 (Rumanische-Roman-Front). Excellent condition, marked 'Arkanzas'. Bronzed zinc.Tombac. Ref. Rauch- D760. Pin assembly intact. Item # Kap-2 *SOLD*
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28 Infantry Troop Division (28 Infanterie Truppen Division); Asiago, Costesin, Punta Corbin (Italian Front). 19.-29.Mai 1916
28 Infantry Troop Division (28 Infanterie Truppen Division); Asiago, Costesin, Punta Corbin (Italian Front). 19.-29.Mai 1916. 41 x 26 mm. Zinc plate, maker marked: E.Thurner. Re-soldered original pin (period repair). Obverse very clean. Ref. Rauch - D810. Item # Kap-7 *SOLD*
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Turkish Troops "INSCHALLAH 1915" medal.
Turkish Troops "INSCHALLAH 1915" medal. Appears to be in tombac (possibly bronze), maker marked: M. Dietrich, Wien. Superb quality. 22mm x 30mm. Rare piece. Inschallah is loosely translated to: 'we ask Allah to give it to us'. Ref. Rauch - D-1074. Item # Kap-13 *SOLD*
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WW1 Austrian-German co-operation commemorative cap badge
WW1 Austrian-German co-operation commemorative cap badge. Original backing plate and fastener. 26mm x 25mm. Silvered tombac. Item # Aus-76 *SOLD*
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1914 cap badge (kappenabzeichen) for War Post services

1914 War Post services. Beautiful design, made in tombak. Reverse inscribed: K.K. Postbeamten u. beamtinen unser krieger F.Loder'. Possibly one of the more obscure of the kappenabzeichen. A must for serious collector. 30mm x 18mm. Item # Aus-48 *SOLD*

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Kappenabzeichen 16th Honved Gyalog Dandar (16 Infantry Brigade)
16th Honved Gyalog Dandar (16 Infantry Brigade). Deluxe quality with enamelled oak leafs (usually, this badge is found with green patinated leafs). Silvered and oxidized copper (or tombac). Pin/catch intact. Unmarked (typical). Very good quality and well detailed. 50mm x 38mm. Scarce badge. Light wear, no damage. Ref. Rauch - D851. Item # Kap-1 *SOLD*
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S.M.S SZENT ISTVAN (Saint Stephen) 1914-1917 badge. Maker marked: 'Arkanzas Gesch'. Well detailed. Very hard to find. 27 x 40 mm. Kap-20 *SOLD*
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Schutzendivision 9. This design was used for several of these Divisions and often found in poor condition. 'SD 9' impressed. Maker mark present but not legible (directly beneath Kaiserrin's hair tips). Reference: HD Rauch, D 830 (similar).  Kap-18 *SOLD*
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88 Infantry Regiment badge.
88 Infantry Regiment badge. Zinc plate, full markings by Gurschner. Pin/catch missing, damage where hinge originally existed. Scarce badge, would make for good substitute until one in better condition is found. 39mm x 35mm. Ref. Rauch - D-1028. Item # Kap-14 *SOLD*
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Landsturm Infantry Regiment 31 Teschen badge.
Landsturm Infantry Regiment 31 Teschen badge. Zinc plate, very crisp details. Pin/catch assembly intact. 44.5mm x 28mm. Very good condition. Ref. Rauch - D1146. Hard to find. Item # Kap-6 *SOLD*
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SVETA-MARIA 1915-1916 cap badge, Italian Front
SVETA-MARIA 1915-1916 cap badge, Italian Front. This was part of the bridgehead defence around Tolmino during Battle of Isonzo (especially First Battle). Superbly detailed in silvered metal. Scarce badge, original pin assembly. 43mm x 27.5mm. Item # Kap-11 *SOLD*
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81 Infantry Baon (v. Falkenhayn) 1917. K.u.K 4/81 Inf. Baon v.Falkenhayn
81 Infantry Baon (v. Falkenhayn) 1917. K.u.K 4/81 Inf. Baon v.Falkenhayn. Made in "eisenblech" (sheet iron) - magnetic. Few small rusty spots but not detractive. Unmarked (this is usual for this badge). Overall, very good condition. Pin/catch assembly intact. 47mm x 34mm. Ref. Rauch - D1011 Item # Kap-3  *SOLD*

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WW1 cap badge (kappenabzeichen), VI KORPS ARZ.

WW1 cap badge (kappenabzeichen), VI KORPS ARZ. Uncommon type with no separation in the scroll. Enamels intact, silvered or silver (unmarked). Great condition. (Ref. H.D. Rauch 2005 - D 772). 31.7mm x 28mm. Item # Aus-43 *SOLD*

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WW1 cap badge (kappenabzeichen). 11.ARMEE (11th Army)
WW1 cap badge (kappenabzeichen). 11.ARMEE (11th Army). Silvered metal (reverse has nice gilding). Very good details and condition. Maker marked: Bildhauer Gurschner Wien VII/2. Inscription: '1914 Weltkrieg 1915 WII FJI, Mit Vereinter Kraft 11.Armee'. (Ref. H.D. Rauch 2005 - D 743). 36.5mm x 25.7mm.Item # Aus-44 *SOLD*
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WW1 cap badge (kappenabzeichen). 3.ARMEE (3rd Army)
3.ARMEE (3rd Army). Vertical pin. Good condition. (Ref. H.D. Rauch 2005 - D 722) 40mm x 29mm. Item # Aus-45 *SOLD*
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Rare Turkish Corps badge by Gurschner
Rare Turkish Corps badge by Gurschner. All original, tombac. 24.2mm x 36.5mm. Very good condition. Item # Aus-67 *SOLD*
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1917 Turkish Troop in Galizia War Comitee badge

1917 Turkish Troop in Galizia War Comitee badge. Full inscription: 'Kriegs für sorge komitee für die turkischen truppen in Galizien'. This badge was made in small nubmers, therefore very rare. Made by G. Gurschner Wien VII/2. Very good condition. Tombac. 36mm x 25mm. Item # Aus-68 *SOLD*

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Gallipolli and Dardanelle straits Turkish cap badge by 'A.G. Winter & Adler Wien'

Gallipolli and Dardanelle straits Turkish cap badge by 'A.G. Winter & Adler Wien'. Excellent example of this rare and historically important badge. War metal. 42mm x 26.8mm. Couple of typical (to the 'war metal') white spots. Otherwise great condition. Original pin/catch assembly intact. Item # Aus-69 *SOLD*

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1916 Royal Ottoman 15 Corps cap badge. Inscription: 'Kais. Ottom. 15 Korps 1916'.

1916 Royal Ottoman 15 Corps cap badge. Inscription: 'Kais. Ottom. 15 Korps 1916'. Dramatic design portraying injured Turkish soldier readying to kill a Russian soldier with a sabre. 34mm x 32mm. Excellent condition. Marked by Gurschner Wien VII. Original fold prongs intact (these are normally broken on this badge). Another rare badge. Tombac. Item # Aus-70 *SOLD*

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1914-1916 Motorized Troops cap badge in 'war metal' by Br. Schneider Wien
1914-1916 Motorized Troops cap badge in 'war metal' by Br. Schneider Wien. Attractive design. Inscribed: 'K.u.K. Kraftfahrtruppe' 1914 1916'. Original pin/catch assembly intact. 38.4mm x 38mm. Very good condition. Item # Aus-71 *SOLD*
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10th Mounted Rifles Division cap badge. Inscribed: 'Schützendivision der 10. KTD

10th Mounted Rifles Division cap badge. Inscribed: 'Schützendivision der 10. KTD( Kavallerie Truppen Division) , KOMAROW-Zaleszczyki-Sinkow majdan 1914 - 16'. Units listed HR9, HR10, UR12, HR13. Excellent design and condition. Unmarked (no reference material lists a marked example in existance). Original pin/cach assembly intact. 48.2mm x 34.5. Item # Aus-72 *SOLD*

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Honvéd (Royal Hungarian) 32nd Regiment cap badge

Honvéd (Royal Hungarian) 32nd Regiment cap badge. Inscribed: '32 Honvéd, Kostanjevica - Uhnow - San - Dunajec - Karpatok - Oroszlen Gyerolszig - Wolhynia'. Ecxellent design, Hungarian manufacturer: 'Worzsany J. Budapest IV. Esku Ut 5'. Silvered tombac (about 30 % of silver remaining). Original catch/pin assembly. 52mm x 40mm. Item # Aus-73 *SOLD*

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Honvéd - Hussars 1st Regiment. HUSAREN - Regiment I - Pro Rege et Patria
Honvéd - Hussars 1st Regiment. HUSAREN - Regiment I - Pro Rege et Patria. Tombac, unmarked original in good condition. Tombac. 27mm x 29.6 mm. Item # Aus-74 *SOLD*
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Kaiser Karl, War badge in 'war' metal
Kaiser Karl, War badge in 'war' metal (zinkblech). 49.5mm x 25.5 mm. Good condition, original pin/catch assembly. Maker's mark is very faint: Schneider, Wien Item # Aus-75 *SOLD*
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Imperial Red Cross cap badge, WW1. Light gilt version, very good quality. Lightly convex, enamels intact. Details would indicate different manufacturer than item Aus-51 (above). 32mm x 26mm. Horizontal pin. Item # Aus-52 *SOLD*
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1916 cap badge. Heeresfront Erzherzog Carl
1916 cap badge. Heeresfront Erzherzog Carl. Zinc, lightly worn but well preserved. Maker marked: 'Winter & Adle, Wien'. Complete with horizontal pin. Nice example. 38.5mm x 33mm. Item # Aus-49 *SOLD*
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WW1 Kappenabzeichen (cap badge) of the XV Royal Osmanian Army Corps
WW1 Kappenabzeichen (cap badge) of the XV Royal Osmanian Army Corps. All Turkish troop badges are considerably hard to find. Very nice original by Gurschner (full hallmark on reverse). Tombac. 40mm x 31mm. Original pin/catch intact. Item # Aus-59 *SOLD*
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1915-1916 Kappenabzeichen (cap badge) - Macedonian campaign commemoration (Bulgarian troops)
1915-1916 Kappenabzeichen (cap badge) - Macedonian campaign commemoration (Bulgarian troops). Bust of Bulgarian King, Ferdinand I, Royal arms beneath. Struck in tombac. Darkened with age and marginal pitting to bottom. Badge by G. Herrman, Wien (marked to reverse). Original pin/catch present. Hard to find. 39mm x 30mm. Item # Aus-57 *SOLD*
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WW1 Kappenabzeichen (cap badge) of the 56th Field Artillery (Feldartillerieregiment 56)
WW1 Kappenabzeichen (cap badge) of the  56th Field Artillery (Feldartillerieregiment 56). Wonderful example of the rare unit badge. Good, heavy quality. Original pin/catch intact. Unmarked. Tombac and gilt, nice enamel with no chips or cracking. Very attractive. 37mm x 13mm. Lightly worn. Item # Aus-58  *SOLD*
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Cap badge (kappenabzeichen), WW1. Landsturm Infantry Baon 151
Cap badge (kappenabzeichen), WW1. Landsturm Infantry Baon 151. Tombak, very good detail and condition. Hard badge to find. Complete with vertical pin for fastening. (Ref. H.D. Rauch 2005 - D 1152). 43mm x 32mm. Item # Aus-46 *SOLD*
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Kappenabzeichen, WW1 Austro Hungarian War Navy. Inscribed: 'FJ I, 1914 ~ 1916 K.u.K. Kriegsmarine'
Kappenabzeichen, WW1 Austro Hungarian War Navy. Inscribed: 'FJ I, 1914 ~ 1916 K.u.K. Kriegsmarine'. Maker marked: 'Atel Gurschner Wien 7'. Zinc, darkened and showing sings of wear but not damaged. Rare badge. 36mm x 25mm. Item # Aus-50 *SOLD*
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WWI Cap Badge (Kappenabzeichen) of the "Gruppe F.M.L. (Field Marshall) Graf Marenzi, Rumanien

WWI Cap Badge (Kappenabzeichen) of the "Gruppe F.M.L. (Field Marshall) Graf Marenzi, Rumanien". Oval badge in bronze featuring imperial eagle surrounded by 10 divisional/regimental shields. Each shield is enamelled (light chipping to 4 of these). Catch missing. Very well-detailed and rare badge. 40mm x 33mm. Item #Aus-20. *SOLD*
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WWI and earlier era Austrian Imperial Red Cross badge. This is the small version of the badge. Great pattern with Imperial arms in black enamels, Red Cross logo (also in enamels) to center. Red, white and most of the black enamel is intact. Most original finish worn. Horizontal pin. Unmarked but no doubt of it being an original period piece. Shows age. 31 x 25 mm. Item # Aus-27. *SOLD*
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Abbreviations often used in Kappenabzeichen

Abbreviation

Austrian meaning English counterpart
A Armee Army
A, Abt, Abtlg Abteilung Formation, Department, Detachment etc.
B, Baon, Batl. Bataillon Batallion, Baon
B.H. Bosnisch-Herzegowinisch Bosnian-Hercegovinian
Brig. Brigade Brigade
D, Div, Dion Division Division
Ddr Dandar (ung.) Brigade Dandar (Hungarian) Brigade
EZ, Ezr. Ezred (ung.) Regiment Ezred (Hungarian) Regiment
Fr, F Fronten Fronts (as in Italian, Balkan, Russian etc.)
Ges. Gesh. Gesetzlich Geschützt Registered (patent/design/trademark)
Gy Gyalog (ung.) Infanterie Gyalog (Hungarian) Infantry
H.G. Heeresgruppen Army Group
H, Honv Honved (k.u. Landwehr) Honved (Royal Hungarian Army)
I, Inf, Ift. Infanterie Infantry
IR, InfR Infanterieregiment Infantry Regiment
ID, ITD, Inf.Div Infanterie (Truppen) Division Infantry (Troop) Division
J, Jg, Fjg Jager, Feldjager Field Rifles, Rifle Battalion
K, Kps Korps Corps
Kp, Komp. Kompanie Company
K.u.K Kaiserlich und Königlich Imperial and Royal
K.u. Königlich ungarisch Royal Hungarian
LW, L, Ld. Landwehr National Armed Forces (land based)
LdST. LSt Landsturm Draft (general/popular) Unit
M, Mag Magyar/Ungarish Hungarian
R, Rgt, Regt. Regiment Regiment
S, Sch. Schützen (Landwehr) Drafted Infantry (from 1917 on)
T, Trp. Truppen, Trupp Troop, Squad Units
U Uhlan Lancer

 

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