A Type III - II. Klasse des Ehrenzeichens des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes 1937 im Etui. The award is constructed out of a two pieces of die stamped tombak that had 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 gold. To the top is a ball loop and ring. The enamel work is beautiful! The award measures approximately 1 9/16 inches square. Accompanying the award is the appropriate single piece ribbon bar with insignia and the 7 1.2 inches of red and white rayon ribbon. The award, ribbon bar and ribbon come housed in their 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 is lined in a blue velvet and has an underlying pad. It also has a strip to hold the ribbon. The one edge is torn. The bottom interior of the case is made of a blue felt material that outlines the award and ribbon bar. The interior hinge is torn. The case shows heavy age. The case measures 2 9/16 wide by 4 inches deep by 15/16 of an inch thick. Complete your DRK collection.
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