Tag der Arbeit Abzeichen 1. Mai 1939 . Introduced in 1933, the NSDAP declared May 1st the “Day of National Work” as an official state holiday to celebrate laborers and the working classes. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc-alloy base that has been silver washed. The round shaped obverse features a woman in dress holding flowers besides a national eagle (with outstretched wings clutching a wreathed swastika in its talons), “1. Mai 1939” and a bannered “Ostmark Altreich Sudetenland” to the bottom. The full back reverse has a vertically crimped well working steel pin and is maker marked. It measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter. A great piece to add to your Labor Day/May Day tinnie collection!
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