I recently bought an ARP badge on eBay for a few pounds. It was a brooch fitting "German Silver" version which actually contains no silver, without any maker marks, and was the austerity/economy version that was issued during the earlier part of the war (until it was itself withdrawn). I was surprised to find that the seller had not mentioned that the box was with the badge and when I received it, it was smaller than the boxes I already owned. I'm assuming that the smaller box was the war-time variant.
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