N037469 NS-RKB FOURTY YEAR MEMBER'S PIN. (Mitgliednadel)

BACKGROUND: The DRKB, "Deutscher Reichskriegerbund" (German National-veterans’-league), was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB, "Deutscher Kriegerbund," originally formed after the Franco-Prussian war in the 1870s. By 1936 it had incorporated most of the varied veterans’ associations into it, and was itself re-named the NS-RKB, "Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund," in 1938.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A gilt washed and enameled, 24mm x 20mm, lapel pin comprised of a gilt washed oak-leaf wreath encompassing a translucent red enamel shield, bordered in silver, with a silver bordered black enamel Iron Cross with a mobile swastika to its center. To the bottom of the pin is the number "40" in gilt on a black enamel, bordered in gilt, circular base. The reverse is marked with "Ges. Gesch" and "5". Its pin-back device is fully intact.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $72.00 (Or Best Offer)

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