11th German Singing Association Pin in Frankfurt aM. By E. F. Wiedmann of Frankfurt aM. The German Singing Association (DSB) was on September 21, 1862 u. a. founded by Carl Gerster in Coburg and was the world's largest amateur choir federation. As an independent association, it existed until the year 2005 and united 1.8 million members in nearly 22,000 choirs as well as choir-affiliated instrumental and dance groups in Germany and abroad. It is constructed out of a die stamped bronze base that has been burnished. The rectangular shaped obverse features: a signing man dressed in a choir robe holding a laurel leaf wreath in his right hand (held high) and a harp in his left. He is beside the Frankfurt Römer (City Hall) (left) and the Deutsches Sängerbundfest emblem (right). To the base it reads: “XI. Deutsches Sängerbundfest Frankfurt aM. 21-24 Juli 1932”. The hollow back reverse features a horizontally soldered-on rectangular plate, that is maker marked: “E. F. Wiedmann Frankfurt aM” and holds a well working tombak pin assembly. It measures 1 inch wide by 1 7/16 inches tall. A unique piece!
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