Original German WWII Set of 1st & 2nd Class Cased Civil Service Faithful Service Medals - 25 & 40 Years
Original Item: Only One Set Available. This is a very nice set of two cased German WWII Civil Service Faithful Service medals, the 2nd class 25 year award in Silver, and the 1st Class 40 year award in Gold. Both have their original ribbon pins installed, and come in their original presentation cases. This would be a great chance to pick up choice examples of both awards.
The 2nd Class award was made by R. SOUVAL in WIEN VII, and is contained in a nice red faux leather covered cardboard presentation case. The medal is in excellent condition, with almost no wear or damage to the medal itself, and just light oxidation tarnishing to a few small areas. The original case has some wear and splitting, but still is mostly intact, and has the correct 25 inside a circle on the lid.
The 1st Class award was made by Deschler & Sohn of München (Munich), and is in a lovely locking presentation case, which is maker marked on the Satin lid lining. The bottom of the case is lined in very nice velvet. The medal is in excellent condition, with almost no wear or damage to the medal itself, and no oxidation. The original case is also in great shape, with the correct 40 inside a laurel wreath on the top. The hing and lock are fully functional, and the inside has minimal deterioration to the satin top and velvet bottom. There is just a bit of fraying on the white fabric covering the hinge interior.
A wonderful medal set, ready to display!
The Civil Service Faithful Service Medal (Treudienst-Ehrenzeichen für Beamte Angestellte und Arbeiter im öffentlichen Dienst) was a Nazi Germany medal of honor that was founded on 30 January 1938, in two grades, to reward civilians and military in the employ of the German public services for long and faithful service.
All officials, employees, and laborers at any level of the public service (local, regional or national) who complete 25 or 40 years service were eligible. The second class award was for 25 years of service was a silver cross, with a silver wreath and a black enameled swastika in the center of the cross. The first class award was for 40 years of service was a gold cross, with a gold wreath and a black enameled swastika in the center of the cross.
The reverse of both classes was stamped with Für treue Dienste (For faithful Services). in German black letter typeface. The ribbon for the medal is cornflower blue.
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