Patriotic Badge for 45 years long service in a musical association.
ARMY WOUND BADGE – GOLD
This is a most interesting example of the Army Wound Badge in gold. The pin on the reverse has been removed and two small holes have been drilled at the top and bottom of the badge. This allowed the wearer to sew the badge to his tunic rather than pinning it on. The badge is a darker bronze color from age. It is a most interesting variation of a badge that has been modified to suit its owner’s tastes.
PRUSSIA – MEDAL – LANDER-KRIEGER-BUND (KYFFHÄUSER)
SKU: 01-863 XDG
This is a consignment item. The silver-toned post WW I veterans’ medal features the Kyffhäuserdenkmal on its obverse. The medal measures 1 ¾” x 2.” It is attached to an original black and white ribbon that has been folded and secured into a two-inch length. Its reverse reads “Für Verdienst im Kriegervereins Wesen” (For Distinguished Service in War Veterans’ Organization).
This is the Black Army Wound Badge (3rd Class). It was the badge one received after one’s first and second wounds. Wound badges were first authorized in March 1918. The badge is in very good condition. Its stahlhelm has lost some paint. It is the badge’s high spot, where paint loss is usually seen.
I'm Kenneth (Ken) J. Greenfield, currently of New Port Richey, Florida, located on the West Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay area. I started out as a collector of Imperial German Militaria, particularly items dealing with the Imperial German Air Service in the early 1960's. After more than forty years of avid collecting, I began to sell a few items to upgrade my collection and help finance my collecting "habit." I attended militaria shows, both to buy and sell. I wanted to spend more time at home and less traveling for the national companies that I had worked for; so, starting my own business seemed like an attractive alternative. I like nothing better than talking with others about militaria, and introducing newcomers to the joys of owning a "piece of history."