A HJ/DAF Trade Competition Tinnie 1934 by Reichsverband Pforzheim! The Reichsberufswettkampf (National Trade Competition) was an annual (1935-1939) vocational competition held in Nazi Germany as part of the Gleichschaltung of German society. It is constructed out of a die struck tombak base that has been bronze washed. The shield shaped obverse features, from the top to bottom; “HJ”, a centrally placed Hitler Youth diamond logo and “DAF”. Around the lower perimeter is the script “Reichs-Berufs-Wellkampf der Deutschen Jungend 1934” (National Trade Challenge of the German Youth 1934). The full back reverse is maker marked: “Reichsverband Pforzheim” and numbered “63”. It also has a soldered on rectangular plate that holds a vertically placed tombak pin assembly. It measures approximately 1 1/2 inches tall by 1 1/16 inches wide. A great piece!
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