Rare German WW2 Krim shield badge in silver, 1943
This item depicted in the images is a rare German WW2 campaign shield award in silver. This badge, which was worn by personnel awarded with the item on the upper left sleeve, was issued to German soldiers who participated in the battles around the KRIM pocket in Russia in 1943. For sample I put a photo with the same shield and uniform is selling on other auction.
Date Instituted of the shield: September 21, 1943
Awarded To: Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine personnel were awarded the shield based on a fairly complicated point system. Each recipient was entitled to five copies of the award, and more could be purchased, if needed.
Qualifications: To serve in the bridgehead for 60 days, been wounded while serving, and engaged in a major operation while at the bridgehead
Number Awarded: 5 awarded to each recipient, more purchased if needed
Grades/Variations: The shield was struck in sheet metal or zinc and treated with a bronzed wash. A back plate, which held in place a piece of cloth matching the recipients’ branch of service, was applied to the shield.
Reference: Detlev Niemann in “Price Guide. Orders and decorations Germany”, 2004, page 576, catalogue price is 100 EURO (14 years ago !!).
Selling as a consignment.
Estimate price: $280 – $300.
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The item does not promote or glorify violence, racial or religious intolerance and are selling only for historical purpose to people who are interested in World history. The items will not be sent to the countries where they are not allowed to be sold.