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WWI Veteran “Deutschens Feld-ehrenzeichen”

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  • $ 185


WWI Veteran “Deutschens Feld-ehrenzeichen”- The Deutsches Feld-ehrenzeichen was an unofficial 'vanity' award made by the German 1914-18 War Veterans' Association based in Leipzig and Hamburg. The Feld-ehrenzeichen went to all association members who had served at the front in the Great War. The only connection with Hamburg was that the association had offices there. These were strictly private purchase awards, and not issued. The badge features a white enamel cross underneath an oval which features a soldier trudging home from the front with his equipment being worn (not armed though). There are crossed swords underneath, and a star shaped body. It has toned nicely, and the white enamel is present on the cross (one small crack). The reverse is stamped Deutschens Feld-Ehrenzeichen Hamburg 11 as well as ges.gesch. The pin has a rugged barrel hinge and a round wire catch. A great example of a nice-looking award!