H069562 ARTILLERY COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE. (Gedächtnis-Schmuckplatte) 

BACKGROUND: With a deep understanding of the psychological effectiveness of awards and the recognition of special accomplishments the German army introduced numerous unofficial and semi-official items to acknowledge and reward a wide variety of achievements. Being unofficial or semi-official these types of items were generally privately purchased by a specific unit and came in numerous assorted designs and patterns. These type of items were quite often bestowed to acknowledge and reward a profusion of accomplishments including the victors of sporting events, superior vehicle maintenance, exceptional marksmanship or even to commemorate service in a particular unit or garrison. 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 11cm diameter, nickel/silver plated, alloy construction plaque features embossed, uniformed and helmet soldiers firing a heavy artillery gun. The plaque has nice detailing and the nickel/silver plated finish is retained about 95% with a couple of small scrapes and scuffs. The plaque is screw mounted to a roughly, 16cm x 21cm, black stained hardwood base with beveled outer edges. There is a small plate to the bottom with the engraved script "Zur Erinnerung an die Feldzüge, Polen, Frankreich und dem Osten". Original wall hanging clip is still to the back.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $185.00

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