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NAZI Third Reich NSDAP 25-year Long Service Award

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NAZI Third Reich NSDAP 25-year Long Service Award-This is a beauty!  It has a cross pattée constructed of bronze gilt, with white enameled arms, and with gilt sun rays between the arms of the cross. The obverse is a central white enameled medallion bearing a national eagle superimposed and clutching a mobile wreathed swastika, all within a wreath. The reverse with a similar central white enameled medallion, inscribed “Treue für Führer und Volk” (German - Loyalty for the Leader and the People). This includes a mint period original ribbon in a parade mount style, with a straight pin attachment at the top which functions perfectly. This medal is scratch free and is a choice example of this scarce find.

History: The award was given in three grades of ten years, fifteen years, and twenty-five years of service. On its reverse side, each award had emblazoned the inscription, in German: Treue für Führer und Volk ("Loyalty to Leader and People"). The service award was a four-pointed cross (Ordenskreuz) cross with slightly curved arms. In the center of the cross is the national eagle with an oakleaves wreath. Between the arms were rays, which was suspended from a 30mm ribbon. In April of 1939, Adolf Hitler ordered its institution for male and female members of the NSDAP who met certain qualifications. The award was first given out in January 1940.