A Finnish Rovaniemi Petsamo Salla Travelling Badge with Fob
A Finnish Rovaniemi Petsamo Salla Travelling Badge with Fob - Enamelled insignia on a silvered bronze cross-shaped base, the insignia illustrating a soldier leading a reindeer in the snow with a map of Finland above, showing the route that was marched from Rovaniemi Petsamo Salla, 31.7 mm, maker marked "HOPEATAKOMO O.Y." on the screwback, attached to two silvered bronze fob panels, one marked with a swastika, the other marked with the same map, the panels hinged together, with ring suspension, the cross and fobs measuring 71.5 mm in length overall. Intact enamels, very light contact and surface wear on the silvered bronze pieces, near extremely fine. Footnote: German and Finnish troop movements from one place to another by either car, truck, skis, horse and cart etc. were commemorated on these enamelled insignias. They were issued and purchased on a little fob chain in cafes and other mess halls etc. throughout Finland.