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VERY RARE 1923 GAU BADGE ORIGINALLY BELONGING TO AN SS OBERFUHRER.
Large black swastika with date 1923 on a circular wreath of oakleaves. Reverse side features two small rivets, pin and hook, silver 800 mark and makers name, R.Wachtler & Lang Mittweida.This award will be found with either a 1923 date or a 1925 date but the 1923 is more desirable as it shows extremely early membership of the NSDAP and many would have also been holders of the Blood order medal. This example originally belonged to SS Oberfuhrer Bachl who from 1942 served with the notorious Kampfgruppe Jeckeln in Russia which was heavily involved in Jewish war crimes. Complete with some post war research concerning this officer. [Condition: Exc++]