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Item: G40050

Germany, Third Reich. A Technische Nothilfe (Technical Emergency Help) Service Honour Badge by Wilhelm Fühner

Sale Date: January 29, 2019 Hammer Price

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Germany, Third Reich. A Technische Nothilfe (Technical Emergency Help) Service Honour Badge by Wilhelm Fühner

(Technische Nothilfe Ehrenzeichen). Constructed of bronze with multi-coloured enamels, obverse depicts central mobile swastika overlaid with TeNo hammer and cog wheel logo, topped by German national eagle, with bottom date of 1920, reverse with a barrel hinge and vertical pinback meeting a round wire catch, pinback maker marked Wilhelm Fühner, Pforzheim, reverse marked 968, measuring 36 mm (w) x 49.5 mm (h), in extremely fine condition. Footnote: Item belonged to NSDAP Party Member Karl Waidhas. Karl Waidhas was born on 9 September 1895 in Weiden, Bavaria. He served in the 13th Infantry Regiment of the German Army during the First World War and, in the interwar period, was awarded decorations by Bulgaria and Hungary for his services. Waidhas joined the NSDAP on 8 August 1925, becoming member number 13875. He was later a recipient of the Golden Party Badge, which was bestowed on 14 April 1934, as well as the NSDAP 25-Year Long Service Cross, which he received on 31 May 1940. During the Second World War, Waidhas was an official with Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railways). According to his NSDAP membership booklet, he remained a member in good standing until March 1945.
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