Reichsverband deutscher Schafzüchter - Silver award
I thought I'd update this thread with the latest addition to my decidedly 'niche' collection, the silver award of the Reichsverband deutscher Schafzüchter (Reich Association of German Sheep Farmers). The pictures below are from the seller - hopefully it's now in transit.
As I mentioned in the first post, I have been puzzled as to how these awards were originally mounted but now may have the correct answer. Given that these are very obscure awards, I was surprised to see a set of bronze, silver and gold awards currently for sale. As you will see, on this occasion, they are on what seems to their original mounting. The vendor states: 'Medals are all uni-face, and period mounted on a thick cardboard (they were period framed, but due to transportation difficulties I had to remove them from old frames). In mint condition, one flap missing on one medal. Three medals are named/engraved to "Georg Mayer Sixenhoft Aalen"'. Great pity that original frames have gone, although, in any case, these are priced too highly for me to consider.
So mystery solved. Probably not of a great deal of interest on a militaria forum, but the quality of the piece is superb and a great example of the fine craftsmanship of the period.
Photos: A Collection of Merit Awards of German Sheep Farmers Association - Other Civil Awards - Third Reich - Civil Awards - Germany - Europe
12-27-2015 08:39 AM
Very interesting. Just goes to show there is always something new out there to learn about.
Thanks for showing these.
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is it the same galvano as the first one here, or original medal?
yes, I know, but I am not sure about it - why unusual one side plaque like galvano? I have many Reichsnährstand medals and award, but never seen something from RNST like this one side pieces. Its very very untypical. But I had a lot of one side galvano (?) copies of well knonw and unknown (for me) medals from 19-20 C. (about 300 pieces). With the same mounting. I'll search for the pictures and post it here