GERMANY – PATRIOTIC PIN – ENAMELED IRON CROSS ON ORIGINAL SALES CARD
This is a fairly standard patriotic pin featuring a black enamel Iron Cross with gold trim. What really makes this piece stand out, besides its condition, is that it comes on its original sales card. This is the same card on which it was produced 85 years ago! The card features a crossed national flag and a kriegsflagge in one of its corners. When I am fortunate enough to find something like this, I am always quite pleased. Besides helping to maintain the condition of a piece, it gives us a glimpse of the manner in which patriotic Germans purchased such items. Quite rare!