N000489 GERMAN HORSE DRIVER'S BADGE IN BRONZE. (Deutsches Fahrer Abzeichen)
BACKGROUND: Introduced by the German National Federation for the Breeding and Testing of Thoroughbreds, in May 1930. The badge was awarded in thee classes with different qualifications, one of which was that the lower grade badge must be awarded before being eligible for a higher grade. Less than 17,500 of these badges were awarded between 1931 and 1942.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Die struck tombak, hollow backed badge with a bronze wash. Badge in the form of an oval oak-leaf wreath encompassing two horses drawing a manned chariot. Bottom of wreath has the letter, "R" encompassed in a circle. A hinged pin is to the top of its hollow-backed reverse, and a corresponding catch is to its base. "Gesetzlich Geschützt" (By-law Protected) is embossed to the reverse of one side of the wreath, and the manufacturer’s name and location, "L. Chr. Lauer Nürnberg-Berlin," is embossed to the other.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $280.00
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