A Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer in its Issue Carton by L/18 – B. H. Mayer of Pforzheim. The Auxiliary Cruiser War Badge was awarded for a proven successful long distance operation on an Auxiliary Cruiser (or supply ships that supported them). It is constructed out of two-pieces of die struck zinc / aluminum that have been gold gilded / silver washed. The oval shaped obverse features a man standing in a Viking long ship, with its sail set, on a world globe, cruising on the globes Atlantic Ocean. This is all below a Kriegsmarine eagle (with outstretched wings clutching a swastika within its talons) and is surrounded by an oak leaf and acorn wreath that is tied together at the bottom. The full back reverse is correctly maker marked “L/18”. It also shows the correct; soldered on tombak rectangular plate block hinge, soldered on tombak round plate round wire catch and coke bottle pin. It measures approximately 1 ¾ inches wide by 2 ¼ inches tall. The badge comes housed in a cardstock carton. The carton is constructed out of pressed cardboard that has a decorative glued on blue paper covering. The carton was crushed at one point and the base has all four interior corners taped together and the lid has one taped corner and one whole section added. So some restoration work on the carton. A rare find!
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