War Merit Cross (Kriegverdienstkreuz) 2nd Class with Swords. Zinc version with nice dark bronze finish with a few wear marks. Clean ribbon. The suspension ring is marked but it’s hard to make out; it appears to be 26 for the B.H. Mayer company of Pforzheim. 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-
Iron Cross Second Class in outstanding condition. The frame retains most of its bright polish, with the frosted inner beading. The core paint is in near mint condition. Short clean ribbon. The suspension ring is unmarked. Condition I-
Faithful Service or Civil Service Honor Award (Treudienstehrenzeichen) for 25 years. The Faithful Service Award was for civil servants, clerks, and public service workers. The medal and ribbon have almost no wear, just a little bit of discoloration on the lower arm of the cross. Condition II
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-
Honor Cross of World War I (“Hindenburg Cross”) with swords. Instituted in July 1934 by Reichs President Field Marshall von Hindenburg to honor participants in the World War. The class with swords was for combatants. The medal is bronze wash over iron, with a logo containing the initials KMF (unknown manufacturer) on the back. Long clean ribbon. Condition I-
Panzer Assault Badge (Panzerkampfabzeichen) in silver. Silver wash over zinc, with about 80% of the silver finish remaining. Minor wear to the highlights on the front. Round ball hinge. On the left side of the back is the maker’s mark A.S., which is attributed to the Adolf Scholze company. The only shortcoming to this badge is that the catch is broken...
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