German Motor Sport Award Stickpin
German Motor Sport Award Stickpin - "Pate der Motorstandarte 55". Silvered fine zinc, number stamped "3968" on the reverse, 16 mm, light contact, moderate gilt wear, near extremely fine. Footnote: This stickpin was issued to military, civilian and political individuals for various reasons. In the case of military personnel, a stickpin was given along with a full size award. The soldier could wear the stick pin instead of having to sport the full size badge. Cars were still fairly new in Europe. Not everyone owned one. As the Nazi party won more power, a series of motor clubs started to spring up. The major reason behind the clubs was to transport people to the political rallies.