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Here we have a cased example of a 1st Class 25 Year Police Long Service Award! This was awarded to active members of the German Police who gave 25 years of service surrounding the Third Reich era. It is constructed out of a die struck tombak base that has been gold gilded. The obverse features a centrally placed police logo which consists of a German national eagle clutching a wreathed mobile swastika in its talons above an oval oak leaf wreath (tied together at the top) which is in front of a pebbled pattée style cross that has a smooth boarder. The reverse reads: “Für Treue Dienst in der Polizei” (For Loyal Service in the Police) within an oval smooth backing and in front of that same bordered pattée style cross. To the top is a soldered on loop and ring. Accompanying the award is approximately 5 1/2 inches of folded over blue rayon ribbon that has a yellow machine embroidered police eagle on it. The bright gilt is superb! It measures approximately 1 11/16 inches wide and tall. The award comes housed in its original case. The case is constructed out of wood and pressed cardboard with a simulated, grained, green, leather covering. To the top is a beautiful pressed gold gilded “25 surrounded by an oak leaf wreath. The interior top lid is lined in white silk and has an underlying pad. The bottom interior of the case is covered in an olive felt with and exterior white cardboard border. To the front is a gilded round steel spring loaded closure button. To the back is a gilded steel staggered bar hinge. The hinge and the closure button continue to function well. The case has several scuffs throughout. It measures approximately 4 1/8 inches long by 2 3/8 inches wide by 7/8 of an inch thick. A wonderful assembly, grab it while you can!
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