A Type II - Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes 1934 im Etui. The award is constructed out of a die stamped tombak base that has been gold fire gilded with black, white and red translucent enamel work that was finished in a protective lacquer coating. The obverse features a gold outlined black DRK eagle clutching a golden wreathed black mobile swastika in its talons, with a red cross on a white shield to its chest, all in front of a vaulted gold outlined white Greek style cross. The full back reverse is white and gold outlined. To the top is a ball loop and ring that holds approximately 4 inches of red and white ribbon. The enamel work is beautiful! The award comes housed in its appropriate issue case. The case is constructed out of wood and pressed cardboard, with a simulated, grained, red leatherette covering. To the front is a round spring loaded push button. To the back is a gilded steel, staggered, piano hinge. Both continue to function well. The interior of the top lid of the case is marked in gold foil “LDO” (within a oval and rectangular border) and is lined in a blue velvet and has an underlying pad. The bottom interior of the case is made of a blue felt material that outlines the award. The top has one scuff that looks to have been repaired. The case measures 2 3/4 wide by 3 inches deep by 5/8 of an inch thick. A beautiful assembly!
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