GERMANY – PATRIOTIC PIN – YOUNG SOLDIER’S PHOTOGRAPH
This is without a doubt one of the most impressive and well made patriotic pins featuring a soldier’s photograph that we have ever offered. The gold-toned pin has a most decorative design, with a wreath arrangement that is tied at the bottom by a bow. The soldier appears to be wearing a prewar uniform, so it may pre date WW I. Also note that it has a glass back on its reverse in addition to the glass on its obverse. The reverse sports a horizontal pin and a hinge that allow one to open the compartment holding the photo. These features indicate the piece was not mass-produced, thus making it more expensive to manufacture AND purchase.
Its overall presentation exudes fantastic style and class. It is far superior to many patriotic pins from the mid-to-late-war period.