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N022577 DRKB MEMBER'S GOLD SHOOTING AWARD BADGE. (DRKB Schiessauszeichnung)

BACKGROUND: The DRKB, Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (Kyffhäuserbund), (German National Association of Veterans, Kyffhäuser Association), was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB, Deutscher Kriegerbund (German Veterans Association), originally formed after the war of 1870-71. The addition of "Kyffhäuser" in the associations name referred to the Kyffhäuser mountain where a large war memorial had been erected. The goal of the association was to preserve the morale and comradeship of former soldiers and to financially assist its members if required.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Post-1935 pattern, die struck, gold washed with green enamel, alloy, DRKB veterans shooting award badge. The pin features a roughly, 32mm diameter, circular, oak-leaf wreath encompassing a cut-out, likeness of the Kyffhäuser monument with a superimposed canted swastika positioned above crossed rifles. The top tip of the Kyffhäuser monument and the butts of the rifles extend beyond the edge of the oak-leaf wreath. Complete with original pinback device.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $119.00

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