A Matching - Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP 2. Stufe in Sibler im Etui by B. H. Mayer of Pforzheim. The II Stage NSDAP Long Service in Silver, was instituted April 2nd 1939, and was awarded after 15 years of long-standing and faithful work in the service of the NSDAP. It is constructed out of a nickel-silver base that has been silver washed and contains blue translucent enamel work and is finished in a protective lacquered coating. The obverse features a silver eagle with outstretched wings clutching a wreathed mobile swastika in its talons in front of an oak leaf wreathe that is tied together at the bottom in front of a blue pattée style cross that is surrounded by a silver ribbed/beaded row and a flat outlying border, that has sun ray emanating out of the corners. The reverse reads: “Treue für Führer und Volk” (Loyalty for the Leader and the People), to the center and is surrounded by that same wreath, cross and rays. To the top is a soldered on loop and maker marked ring “2” (RZM M11/2 - B. H. Mayers Kunstprägeanstalt, Pforzheim). The RZM M11/ series is specific to NSDAP Long Service Awards. Accompanying the ring the appropriate blue and silver rayon/flatwire ribbon. The award and ribbon are housed in its original issue case. The case is constructed out of a pressed cardboard base that is covered in s simulated blue textured leather. The obverse top features a German national eagle in gold foil. The interior has a tan fibrous felt base. The very bottom of the case is marked “RZM M1/170” (B. H. Mayer, Pforzheim). The top one corner/edges is ripped the other is scuffed. It measures approximately 2 inches wide by 3 5/8 inches deep by 3/4 of an inch thick. A great assembly!
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