A Feuerwehr-Ehrenzeichen 2. Stufe am Band 1936 in its issue packet by Karl Wuster of Markneukirchen. Instituted 22 December 1936, it was awarded to Volunteer Fire Brigade members who had completed 25 years faithful service in the Fire Service. It is constructed out of a two pieces of die stamped nickel-silver that have been silver washed and contains red, white and black enamel work. The obverse features a centrally placed black mobile on a white and black bordered round backing soldered to a Greek style cross that has red flames emanating out of each arm on a white background with a quarter circle going through each arm that, in total, reads: “Für Verdienste Im Feuerlöschwesen” (For Merit in the Fire Brigade). The reverse features a full flat silver back. To the top is a soldered on ball loop and ring. Accompanying the award is 9 1/8 inches of folded white, red and orange rayon ribbon. The award and ribbon comes housed in its appropriate issue packet. The front reads, in black gothic style script: “Feuerwehr- Ehrenzeichen 2. Stufe”. The reverse reads, in the same script: “Karl Wuster Markneukirchen Sa.”. 30% of the obverse is torn off. The packet measures approximately 2 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/3 inches tall. Beautiful enamel work and silver wash. A great assembly, a gorgeous display piece!
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