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.
Cased Bar 'Spange' to the Iron Cross 1st Class. Tombac version non maker marked but attributed to B.H. Mayer.Some frosted silver remaining to swastika and date.Retainer is missing from badge.Wood and cardboard construction case with simulated leather covering.Interior of case has black flock base and with white satin lining, lug from fastening button is missing. Lid has impressed silver image of the award.
Awarded to volunteer's from the countries in Eastern Europe for their contribution to the German War Effort.This version with swords was for bravery in combat. Zinc construction with a gilt wash finish retaining a very high percentage of the gilt wash to front and reverse.Pin and retainer intact. Wood and pressed cardboard construction case with flock base and satin interior and simulated grained black leather covering .Box lid has a impressed gold image of the award.Excellent condition.
Plaque commemorating the Orientation trip by Motor Group Westmark on 27-28 August 1938 to the Taunus mountain region in Hesse .
One of the smaller enamel shields is missing in bottom right corner.Maker stamped to back 'ADAM DONNER, ELBERFELD'
Only minute traces of gilt wash remain to the edge of the badge around 10 o'clock on the badge which can be seen the photograph. Maker marked '30' for 'Hauptmunzampt ,Wien' with gold pin. Many think these '30' badges with gold pins are actually silver wounds badges with gold pins as stocks had ran out of silver pins. However this is the first '30' badge I have encountered with small traces of gold still remaining. The gilt finish is very minute and you need a magnifying glass to see it, however I think it does prove the fact these are indeed gold badges with the finish absorbed into the zinc rather than a silver with gold pin. Either way it is a rare gold wound badge or a nice example of a silver.
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.