A Ehrenzeichen für Deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe im LDO Etui. This was awarded for merits in the field of the People’s Welfare, the Winter Relief, the care of the sick and wounded in peace and war, the rescue, the maintenance of German nationality and the care of German national comrades abroad. The award is constructed out of a two-piece die stamped tombak base that had been gold fire gilded with black and white enamel work and finished in a clear protective lacquer coating. The obverse features a gold outlined white Greek style cross behind a black national eagle clutching a gold wreathed black mobile swastika in its talons. The reverse is fully gilded. Attached to the top is a soldered-on loop and ring. It measures 1 9/16 inches square. Attached to the ring is 7 ½ inches of the appropriate red and white rayon ribbon. The award comes housed in its original issue case. The case is constructed out of wood and pressed cardboard, with a simulated, grained, red leatherette covering. To the front is a brass base spring loaded, closure button. To the back is a brass, staggered, internal piano hinge, with a steel hinge pin. Both the hinge and push button continue to work well. The interior lid of the case is lined in a blue satin and has an underlying pad. It has a gold foil 2nd pattern LDO emblem. The bottom interior of the case is made of a blue velvet material that outlines the award and ring. The case measures 2 ¾ wide by 2 15/16 long by 5/8 of an inch thick. A complete piece that is in beautiful condition!
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