Product Description: A very nice Three Place Medal Bar in overall excellent condition. This Three Place Medal Bar consists of a 10 and 15 year NSDAP medals, as well as a Czech Annexation medal. The 15 year medal is constructed from two separate pieces with nearly perfect blue enamel and nice silver electroplating. The 10 year NSDAP medal is made of zinc which was developed an even dark patina throughout. The Czech Annexation medal is made of die struck tombak and exhibits an even dark patina. The ribbons are attached to a steel bar with a grey backing expertly hand stitched in place. The makers tag is hand stitched to the reverse and reads “Hummer, Halle, Adolf Hitler Ring 1”. A very nice Three Place Medal Bar in overall excellent condition.
Historical Description: The German Military had a long tradition of issuing awards for achievements ranging from long service and participation in specific campaigns, to battlefield valor. Some types of awards were to be pinned on the uniform, others were medals that were suspended from ribbons. On the field uniform, only the ribbons for these medals were to be worn. But for dress uniforms used for parade and walking-out purposes, soldiers wore all of their medals in the form of medal bars that would be pinned to the uniform, on the soldier’s chest. Each medal bar was individually custom made by a tailor or a manufacturer of insignia. They were not issue items, they had to be purchased. These ranged from single mounted awards, to long racks of medals indicating a distinguished career of many years, sometimes with medals from both World Wars or even earlier awards of Imperial Germany. German medal bars were also worn on dress uniforms of civil, political, and paramilitary organizations.
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