German WWI Wound badge. In silver finish, die struck medal has the wide flat hinge on back, round pin and round catch. Clean medal.
German Reich Medal 1870-1871, the Prussian Franco War, awarded to German soldiers who were combatants. The medal measures 1 1/4" in diameter and is shiny brass in color. One side is decorated with the 1870 version of the big Iron Cross, laurel, and the divergence of the light beams. The reverse side is decorated with the pattern of the Coronation crown of Kaiser William I, and the inscription of Kaiser William I to read, “Dem siegreichen Heere” - “The Victorious Army”. The inscription is circled with “Gott war mit uns Ihm sei die Ehre” - “God with us, the glory belongs to the Gods”. Additionally, the outer edge of the medal is engraved with “AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUETZ” - “From the Captured Canons”, making this medal more uncommon. The condition is good. No ribbon.
Kaiser Wilhelm I Medal. Large circular gilt bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a head and shoulders portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm I in full military uniform facing right, inscribed ‘WILHELM DER GROSSE DEUTSCHER KAISER’ (Wilhelm the Great German Emperor) and ‘KOENIG VON PREUSSEN’ (King of Prussia); the reverse inscribed ‘ZUM ANDENKEN AN DER HUNDERSTEN GEBURTSTAG DES GROSSEN KAISERS WILHELM I 1797 - 22 MAERZ - 1897’ (In commemoration of the hundredth birthday of the great Kaiser Wilhelm I 1797 - 22 March - 1897) above a cushion bearing the Prussian (Hohenzollern) crown and orb imposed on a sword, a laurel branch to the left, an oak branch to the right. The medal was awarded on 22 March 1897, the hundredth birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I, to all military on active service and to the veterans of the wars of 1864, 1866 and 1870. It was made from Danish, Austrian and French cannon captured in those wars, designed by the artist Walter Schott (1861-1938) and produced by the Berlin medallists Firma L. Ostermann, founded in 1812 by Gottfried Bernhard Loos (1774-1843). Kaiser Wilhelm I (1797-1888) became King of Prussia in 1861 and Emperor of a united Germany on 18 January 1871. His reign was most notable for the unification of Germany under the guidance of Otto von Bismarck and its rapid industrial and economic progress. A good example. No ribbon.
German DRL Sports badge in Bronze. Bronze color badge has some finish wear in a few spots on the front. Back has the flat pin and hinge, with the thick round catch. Badge is marked PFORZHEIM and FRITZ KOHM on the other side back. Nice example and a maker not often seen.
WWII German General assault badge in silver. Nicely detailed badge, almost all the front silver finish is worn off, some remains on the back. Has the round catch, and flat hinge but the pin from the hinge is missing. This is the version that is hollow backed, and is harder to find. Pins can be located as they come up for sale every once in awhile.
Eastern peoples award in bronze without swords. This is the bronze award, its clean and has the original ribbon in green. Front sided only, unmarked back. Dies struck and made of a zinc alloy. Awarded to volunteers from the Eastern countries for the war effort working for the Germans.
GermanDRL Sports Badge in Silver. Retains about 75% of its finish. Third model (1937 onward) with the letters of the new monogram “DRL” and a swastika at the bottom of the wreath. The badge reverse ismarked D.R.G.M. 35269 [Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster]and “WERNSTEIN JENA”. The pin is flat. Good issue medal.
German WWII Infantry assault badge in Silver. Combat issued Infantry badge isued to the Army, and the SS. Its in very good shape, but could use a light cleaning. Crisp details to the face. Standard round pin back, top hinge and bottom round catch. Not marked.
German SA sports badge in Bronze. Retians most of its finish, SA sports badge. Has a round pin back, this is the third pattern SA badge. Back is well marked, Fechler Bernsbach/ SA. Also under the pin Eigentum der Obersten SA Fuhrung. Nice shape clean medal.
WWII German General Assault badge. Die struck medal is solid backed and is zinc in construction. Clean medal shows little use, and may not have be worn much at all. Pin backed, Higned top and round catch. Retains most of its silver finish. Nice medal.
WWII German Infantry Assault badge in Silver. Clean example of the badge in silver. Showing very light wear, and nice age toning to the finish. Medal is pin backed, and has the round catch and top hinge. Die stamped, solid backed. Unmarked.
German WWII Combat wound badge in Black. Combat worn wound badge, has lost a lot of its front black color, the reverse still has the majority of the color. Helmet and the crossed swords to front, shows light wear, just has about %40 finish left. Back is standard round pin and makers stamp under it, "107".
DRL Sports Badge. Very nice condition, no finish. Third model (1937 onward) with the letters of the new
monogram “DRL” and a swastika at the bottom of the wreath. The badge reverse is marked D.R.G.M. 35269
[Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster] and “WERNSTEIN JENA”. The pin is flat. Nice example.
German DRL Sports Badge in Bronze. There is just light wear. Third model (1937 onward) with the letters of the new monogram “DRL” and a swastika at the bottom of the wreath. The badge reverse is marked D.R.G.M. 35269 [Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster] and “WERNSTEIN JENA”. The pin is flat. Nice example.
WWI German Silver Wound Badge. It was awarded to all military, non-military uniformed formations (and later civilians wounded in air raids). Awarded for 5 or more wounds. Its made from pressed metal with a silver finish that remains 90+%. Back has a needle pin with a metal hinge and a wire catch. Very nice! Was often worn on WWII uniforms.
Heres something you don't see often, a strip of original German medal bar ribbon. Its two ribbons together, the Iron Cross 2nd class, and the Eastern Front Medal ribbon, paired together. The strip is about 8 inches long which of course would do about ten ribbon bars!