Iron Cross Second Class with issue packet. The packet is marked Klein & Quenzer A.G, Oberstein and the cross is marked 65 (the number of the Klein & Quenzer company). The cross still retains much of it frame polish, but there is some flaking to the core paint. The packet has been folded but is in overall good shape. Condition II
DRL (Deutsches Reichsbund für Leibesübungen) National Sport Badge, Third Class in bronze, stickpin miniature. Awarded to military and civilians for above average proficiency in athletic competitions. The back is marked WERNSTEIN and JENA (the maker and town). Straight knurled stickpin. Condition I
Eastern Front Campaign Medal with matching issue envelope. The envelope is marked Fritz Zimmermann, Stuttgart on the back, and the medal’s suspension ring is marked with a 6 for the Fritz Zimmermann company. The medal has lost much of its finish, and the envelope is slightly torn near the top. A short length of issue ribbon is included. Condition II-
Nazi Party Membership Badge. Enameled version. Back has RZM mark and RZM code M1/42 (firm Kirbach & Israel of Dresden). The enamel is in overall good shape, with just a couple of tiny chipped spots at the outer edges of the letters and a couple of hairline cracks in the white enamel. Condition II-
Buttonhole ribbon group. Very interesting ribbon combination for an Austrian veteran of WWI. The ribbons are for the Honor Cross for Front Fighters (the “Hindenburg Cross” with Swords), and the Karl-Truppenkreuz (Karl Troop Cross) of the Austrio-Hungarian Army. Clean ribbons and overall great shape. Condition I
Reich Colonial League stickpin miniature badge. The Reichskolonialbund was a Nazi organization that controlled the German colonial organizations. The stickpin is a fine enamel badge with raised letters GES. GESCH. on the back for “legally protected design.” Condition I-
Deutsches Frauenwerk badge. Enamel membership badge of the German Women’s Work league. The Deutsches Frauenwerk organization was formed in 1938 because Hitler was aware that women would need to replace men in the workforce as he contemplated armed conflict. This badge is pinback, with the RZM mark. There is also a makers code, but it’s hard to read...