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.