Item Id: AM23081
Cased Forty Year Faithful Service Cross
Instituted by Adolf Hitler on January 30th 1938, Faithful Service Decoration in three classes. In recognition of long serving civil servants, and public works personnel. The three classes of the decoration consisted of the special class for fifty years of continuous service with the same employer in the free economic system, the 1’st Class decoration for forty years of service and the 2nd class decoration for twenty-five years service. All three classes followed the same basic design with minor variations.
This is a second class die struck alloy decoration with a gilt finish and a black enamel swastika. The cross is complete with ribbed rayon cornflower blue ribbon which has a pin-back device stitched to its reverse top. The award is housed in a red simulated leather wood case with a “40” encompassed by a cogged wheel embossed in gold to its top. Inside with red felt and white satin lining to the top. The lining is maker marked stamped “Deschler & Sohn München”. Push button intact and functional.
Nice exampel with case of issue!!