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Here we have a minty matching packeted Verwundetenabzeichen in silber by Rudolf Wachtler & Lange of Mittweida. The silver wound badge was awarded to those who were wounded three or four times by hostile action (including air raids), or frostbitten in the line of duty. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc base that has been silver washed and lacquered. The oval shaped obverse depicts an embossed profile of a mobile swastika, above an M35 pattern helmet, which is above two crossed broad swords. This then lies on a pebbled field and is surrounded by a laurel leaf and berry wreath which is tied together at the bottom with a bow tie. The full back reverse has the correct steel pin, stamped hinge and crimped nickel-silver catch assembly. All of the components are in well-working condition. The base of the catch is correctly maker marked with the Präsidialkanzlei number “100” (Rudolf Wachtler & Lange, Mittweida). All of the components remain in well-working condition. The silver wash is absolutely gorgeous! Typical zinc bubbling. The badge measures approximately 1 3/4 inches high by 1 1/2 inches wide. The award comes housed in its matching original packet. The rectangular packet is constructed out of tan pressed paper that has been glued together. The obverse has a centrally placed black ink identification stamp, which reads: “Verwundeten Abzeichen Silber” (Silver Wound Badge). The reverse has is correctly maker marked, within a rectangular border, in black ink reading: “Mittweidaer Metallwarenfabrik Rudolf Wachtler & Lange Mittweida” matching the badge. Inside the packet is the issued lacquered tissue paper. The packet measures approximately 4 1/8 inches tall by 2 5/16 inches wide. An awesome assembly!
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