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    Original WWII Era German DRL Sports Badge In Bronze Maker Marked Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

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    Original WWII Era German DRL Sports Badge In Bronze Maker Marked Worn by SS, SA, and all branches, Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge, this was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training, and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight year period, or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve month period. A 1937 pattern, die struck bronze award. The badge is in the form of a vertical oval oak leaf wreath, with a mobile swastika and bow to its base, encompassing the stylized, cut-out letters, "DRL." To the reverse is a vertical pin-back device, hinged to its top and with a catch to its base. Embossed to the left of the reverse is "D.R.G.M. 35269" ("Deutsche Reichs Gebrauchsmuster," or, German National Registered-design 35269), and "Wernstein Jena" is to the right. This medal has an unusual feature, the initials of the recipient is engraved into the back "WG" (see photos).  Excellent condition  with some storage age and expected issues. Pin may have been period repaired (barley noticed) 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII Era German DRL Sports Badge In Silver Maker Marked Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWII Era German DRL Sports Badge In SILVER Maker Marked Worn by SS, SA, and all branches, Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge, this was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training, and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight year period, or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve month period. A 1937 pattern, die struck silver wash award. The badge is in the form of a vertical oval oak leaf wreath, with a mobile swastika and bow to its base, encompassing the stylized, cut-out letters, "DRL" To the reverse is a vertical pin-back device, hinged to its top and with a catch to its base. Embossed to the left of the reverse is "D.R.G.M. 35269" ("Deutsche Reichs Gebrauchsmuster," or, German National Registered-design 35269), and "Wernstein Jena" is to the right. Excellent condition  with some storage age and expected issues some loss to the silver wash. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII Era German Hitler Youth Event Sports Badge 1935 Certified

    SOLD Original WWII Era German Hitler Youth Event Sports Badge 1935 Certified. The 25mm tall, aluminum award pin is roughly in the form of a vertical oval. The HJ diamond with swastika is to the center of the pin with a wreath of oak leaves arching upward from the base where a rectangle with a "1935" date may be seen. This first pattern pin was awarded in 1935 only. To the reverse is crimped a vertical pin-back device. Maker marked. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided.   Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII German West Wall Medal (Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German West Wall Medal (Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) Certified.  The West Wall Medal was instituted by Adolf Hitler on August 2nd 1939 to recognize military personnel, including civilian employees, who assisted in the planning, construction or defence of German fortifications on the western border. Die struck, tombac construction medal with a bronze wash is in the form of a roughly, 41mm tall, 32mm wide, vertical oval with embossed, oak-leaf wreath edging encompassing a smooth field with an embossed national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in its talons, positioned above a crossed spade and sword which are in turn positioned above a pillbox to the obverse. The reverse also has the embossed, oak-leaf wreath edging which encompasses embossed, Latin script, "Für Arbeit zum Schutze Deutschlands", (For Work on the Defenses of Germany), on a smooth background field. The medal loop and the ribbon suspension ring are both intact. Included is an original piece of rayon ribbon. Good condition with some wear and storage age  and expected issues.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Offer is for one (1) Western Wall Medal  as pictured. Please see our  other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII Era German DRL Sports Badge In Silver Maker Marked Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWII Era German DRL Sports Badge In SILVER Maker Marked Worn by SS, SA, and all branches, Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge, this was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training, and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight year period, or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve month period. A 1937 pattern, die struck silver wash award. The badge is in the form of a vertical oval oak leaf wreath, with a mobile swastika and bow to its base, encompassing the stylized, cut-out letters, "DRL." To the reverse is a vertical pin-back device, hinged to its top and with a catch to its base. Embossed to the left of the reverse is "D.R.G.M. 35269" ("Deutsche Reichs Gebrauchsmuster," or, German National Registered-design 35269), and "Wernstein Jena" is to the right. Excellent condition  with some storage age and expected issues. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII German DAF “Deutsche Arbeitsfront” (German Labour-front) Wall Plaque Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German DAF "Deutsche Arbeitsfront" (German Labour-front) Wall Plaque Certified. The "Deutsche Arbeitsfront" (German Labour-front), originally founded in 1933, became an official NSDAP organization in October 1934. Its stated purpose was to educate the workers in industry and commerce in furtherance of the smooth and efficient operation of all labour in the Third Reich. It also controlled the KdF, "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy), organization which provided recreation for workers. However, DAF’s most important goal was to enforce the political stability of the large mass of work force. A cast aluminum plaque in the form of the DAF emblem; being a cut-out, mobile swastika within a fourteen-toothed cog, 20cm in diameter. Where the cog is smooth, the swastika has raised edges within which are painted black. Excellent condition with some wear and storage age expected issues.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII Era German DRL Sports Badge In Bronze Maker Marked Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWII Era German DRL Sports Badge In Bronze Maker Marked Worn by SS, SA, and all branches, Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge, this was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training, and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight year period, or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve month period. A 1937 pattern, die struck bronze award. The badge is in the form of a vertical oval oak leaf wreath, with a mobile swastika and bow to its base, encompassing the stylized, cut-out letters, "DRL." To the reverse is a vertical pin-back device, hinged to its top and with a catch to its base. Embossed to the left of the reverse is "D.R.G.M. 35269" ("Deutsche Reichs Gebrauchsmuster," or, German National Registered-design 35269), and "Wernstein Jena" is to the right. Excellent condition  with some storage age and expected issues. Pin may have been period repaired (barley noticed) 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.