Original German NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) 1935 NATIONAL LABOR DAY COMMEMORATIVE BADGE. (Arbeitstag Abzeichen) Certified.
Original German NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) 1935 NATIONAL LABOR DAY COMMEMORATIVE BADGE. (Arbeitstag Abzeichen) Certified. As was common at the time any group or organization holding an event would normally produce a badge or lapel pin to commemorative the event. These badges/lapel pins would be worn by participants, or given away or sold to promote the event or raise funds as required. A solid struck aluminum badge in the form of a 34mm x 46mm vertical oval. Arching across the top of the badge is “Tag Der Arbeit” (Day Of Labor), underneath of which are three figures – a heavy labourer with an apron and sledgehammer, a planner or supervisor with a rolled paper, and a farm worker with an apron and sheaves of barley. They represent the combined forces of labour, management and farm workers. Underneath the figures is an eagle clutching a wreathed swastika, the wreath partially descending below the limits of the oval, with “19” to one side of it and “35” to the other. The artist/designer’s initials, “RK,” may be seen to the left above the eagle’s outstretched wing. To the reverse is a crimped, horizontal pin back device along with Maker mark on back. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic from 1935. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.