DANZIG CROSS 1ST CLASS
Excellent and very rare Danzig Cross first class.
The badge is two pieces construction, made in gilted buntmetall with white enamels and it is unmarked, even if this type is attributed to the Berlin Jeweller Hülse.
It measures 43 mm x 61 mm, the back side shows vertical pinback and the hardware setup system perfectly works.
On the obverse enamels are intact, with only a very small chip on the lower edge; the badge looks worn but still in extremely fine condition and with a great patina.
A very fine example of a very rare badge, because approximately only 88 of them were awarded, and that makes it one of the rarest awards of the Third Reich.
The Danziger cross was donated by the Head of State of the Free City of Danzig, Gauleiter Albert Forster on 31 August 1939, and awarded for services to the construction of the NSDAP in the district of Danzig and the National Socialist state Danzig as well as for building the defense of Danzig before 31 August 1939. Ceremonies took place mainly on the Danziger Traditionstag Nazis, the October 24, 1939.
A very rare badge in great condition; an important piece of history.