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Here we have a Cased 25 Year Faithful Service Cross by C. F. Zimmermann, Pforzheim! The 25 Year Faithful Service Cross was awarded to all officials, employees, and laborers at any level of the public service (local, regional or national) who completed 25 years of service. The award is constructed out of a die struck nickel-silver base that has been silver washed and contains black enamel work. The obverse depicts a pebbled cross with an oak leaf wreath visible to the corners and a centrally placed black static swastika / "Fur Treue Dienste" (For Faithful Service) to the reverse. The silver wash is stunning! The enamel work is 100%! The award comes with approximately 3 1/2 inches of folded blue rayon ribbon and a stitched on well working brass based, silver washed based pin assembly. It measures approximately 1 5/8 inches wide and tall. The award comes housed in its original case. The case is constructed out of pressed cardboard with a simulated red, pebbled, leather covering and red felt inlay to the interior. There is an impressed silver "25", surrounded by a cog wheel design, to the top. To the interior is a glued on rectangular tag with the maker mark: "C. F. Zimmermann Pforzheim" in black print. The case measures approximately 1 7/8 inches wide by 4 inches long by a ½ inch thick. A beautiful maker marked piece deserving of a good home!
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