A rarer maker on this one! Here we have a Silver DRL Sports Badge (Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen - German National Union for Physical Training). The silver grade DRL badge was awarded to men and women between the ages of 18-32 who passed the national fitness test for a total of eight years or individuals between the ages of 32-40 who passed the fitness test during a 12 month period. It is constructed out of a die struck tombak base that has been silver washed and lacquered. The oval shaped obverse depicts a centrally placed “DRL” in stylized letters which is surrounded by an oak leaf wreath which is tied together at the bottom with a ribbon and mobile swastika. The reverse correctly displays a; soldered block hinge, soldered rectangular wire catch and flat wire pin. It is also marked “DRGM 35269” and “Ernst L Müller Pforzheim”. It continues to retain beautiful detail and 80% of its silver wash! It measures approximately 1 ½ inches wide by 1 7/8 inches tall. A rarer maker!
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