Two German,, 3 Reich period, Day badges. (1908086)

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Day Badge (a) Kriegs-Winter-Hilfswerk 1939-/40 for Starnberg.

Day Badge (b) Sword on Cross and swastika.

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Description

Badge (a) The front of this shield shaped German day badge has the name “Starnberg” beneath the emblem. Starnberg is a town in Bavaria. The reverse of the badge has the following inscription “Kriegs-Winter-Hilfswerk 1939-/40”

A further inscription on the back has the manufacturer’s name of “Deschler & Sohn, Munchen”

The crimped steel safety pin is in good working order. There is about 50% loss to the silver wash on the surface.

Badge (b) ‘Day of the Wehrmacht’ I think this Tinnie dates to 1941/1942. The badge design was also referred to during the Third Reich period as the Heroic Emblem. This day badge appears to be made of a die struck zinc-alloy. The obverse has a sword in front of a swastika, with oak leafs to either side of the sword handle. The reverse has a steel safety pin assembly. The maker mark “O.7” is also on the back. Overall, the condition is fairly good but with some light surface rust and a small bit of pitting.