A boxed example of the very rare Silver Spanish Cross without swords attributed to Rudolf Wachtler & Lange complete with LDO box. This rare award without swords was awarded to non combatants and is much rarer than the version with swords.
Only 327 were awarded.
Early Italian-German African Campaign Medal. Awarded to soldiers of the Wehrmacht and Italian troops who served in the North African campaign. The medal is constructed from tombak with a bronze wash. Original ribbon is worn but no damage complete with period safety pin.
NS-RKB flag bearers armband insignia of gilded alloy with embroiderd cloth centre flag of iron cross with swastika.To the reverse is a double pin with retainers for attaching to the centre of the navy blue wool armband worn mounted on the upper right sleeve .
This is a very rare piece of insignia.Excellent condition.
Alloy decoration with nickel-silver plated highlights ,much white frosting finish remaining and black enamel swastika. Für treue Dienste" (For Loyal Service), to the reverse.Pinback device to top reverse of ribbon. .The award is housed in a red simulated leather cardboard case, with a "25" embossed in silver to its top. Red felt interior.Bottom corners of case the cardboard is detached cleanly at corners .Maker label to interior of box lid of 'Paul Meybauer, Militar-Eff-.Ordenfabr. Berlin SW68'
Die struck bronze alloy construction medal with a bronze wash. Latin script, "Für Arbeit zum Schutze Deutschlands", (For Work on the Defenses of Germany) to reverse. Comes with a tan paper envelope with black printed Gothic script "Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen", (German Defense Wall Honor Award). Reverse of envelope has black printed Gothic scripted manufacturer's name "Carl Poellath Schrobenhansen".