Original German WWII Red Cross DRK Helper Pin by Ernst L. Müller with Named Award Document
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice Early Pattern Third Reich period enamled DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz) German Red Cross Helferin (Helper) badge pin, complete with the original award document! The obverse has a white medallion and a red cross in the center, with a black border inscribed Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Helferin. "Helferin" means helper nurse or volunteer to the Red Cross, a badge for women.
The reverse has a horizontal pin back, with maker marking E L / M, for Ernst Ludwig Müller of Pforzheim. The GES. GESCH. design is registered with the German trademark office which is short for Gesetzlich Geschützt (Protected by Law). Condition is nice, and still has a lot of the original plating on the front which is often missing. The Enamel is still close to 100%, making this a great example.
This award document measures approximately, 8.27" x 6.5", (21cm x 16.5cm), and is printed on mid-weight paper, with black, printed Gothic/Fraktur script and typed in particulars. The top corners are cut off at 45 degree angles, which seems to be how it was originally issued. The document indicates the badge was awarded to DRK-Haupthelferin Friedel Müller, a member of Bereitschaft (w.) Emmendingen 1, on 30, Januar 1939.. She was a "Chief Helper" with the the first DRK group in the German city of Emmendingen, The document bears the authorizing signature of the Kommissar (Commissioner), along with multiple issued stamps. The Document has a bit of yellowing and ripping, but is still in great shape.
A very nice DRK Helper's badge, complete with award document, ready to add to your collection!
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