1925 Gau Honor Badge

Condition: Excellent+

Maker: Wachtler & Lange

Pattern: 1925


SKU: JW5802 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This 1925 Gau Honor Badge is a very nice example of this rare and very desirable political award. This one is a 1925 version, and is the more sought after enameled type. It has a bold and striking design, with a large black swastika superimposed on a wreath. The swastika emblem retains all of the original enamel, with no damage. The metal retains all of the original detail, and virtually all of the original finish, with a nicely burnished wreath. The overall look is very attractive and impressive. On the reverse, this 1925 Gau Honor Badge is complete and sound, with no repairs or damage. The hardware setup is textbook for these, with a double wire pin, wide hinge, and round wire catch. It’s maker marked behind the swastika for the firm of Rudolf Wächtler & Lange in Mittweida. The typical hollow rivets are tight and never messed with. This is a gorgeous, top quality badge, in excellent plus condition.




Historical Description: The Nazi Party was organized geographically into districts. Below the national “Reich” level were the “Gau” districts. They were the Nazi era administrative equivalent of traditional German states. The leadership of each Gau was authorized to award special badges, to recognize a variety of achievements in the political realm. The exact requirements for each award were determined by the leader of each Gau and could range from outstanding service to the local political organization, to long service to the Party, or participation in important historic events during the Party’s time of struggle before 1933. Some Gau badges were issued in several grades to recognize different levels of experience or achievement. These badges were worn on military, and civilian, uniforms and were a mark of honor for the Nazi political elite. Twelve different Gau Honor Badges were designed for the 33 (later 43) Gau districts of Nazi Germany. They were carefully designed with impressive designs to denote the high levels of achievement for which they were awarded, and the quality of these badges is generally extremely high. These were awarded in limited numbers, and as a result, none of the Gau Honor Badge types are commonly encountered today.



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