Product Description: This EK1/EK2/BWB Stickpin is an attractive, original wartime piece. The awards represented here are the 1939 Iron Cross First and Second Class, and the Black Wound Badge, also in the 1939 pattern. The three awards are all individually made as separate pieces, soldered together. Virtually all of the original finish is intact. This stick pin has a silver finish on the front and back, that covers the solder joints and leaves no doubt this pin was wartime assembled. The obverse also has glossy black enamel paint on the cores of the crosses, and on the Wound Badge. This EK1/EK2/BWB Stickpin is maker marked on the reverse with an LDO maker code. The attachment pin is complete, with no issues, and the awards show only extremely minimal age toning, and no evident wear. This is a very appealing set of wartime awards, that remains in near mint condition.
Historical Description: In Germany, during and between the World Wars, stickpins were generally made for wear on civilian clothing, by either men or women. Whereas most civil and military awards intended for uniform wear were in the form of medals or pin-on badges, the simple stickpins were mostly for adorning lapels of suits. A huge variety of these stickpins were produced. There were pins that anyone could buy, that were patriotic or showed support for some specific cause. There were also various membership pins for military, paramilitary, civil and political organizations. Military and civil awards were also produced in stickpin versions. These took the form of miniature versions of the awards, and could either show one individual award, or all of the awards that one individual had received. In many cases, German stickpins were made with the same standard of quality as the full-size medals and badges.
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