Olympia Ehrenzeichen 1. Klasse 1936 im Etui. A total of 767 1st Class Decorations were awarded. The 1st Class German Olympic Neck Order, instituted February 4th 1936, was bestowed on leading German nationals and foreign figures for very special merit in the management of the 1936 Olympic Games. The award is a constructed out of two pieces of die struck tombak base that has been gold fire gilded and contain white enamel work and is finished in a protective lacquer coating. The obverse features the five Olympic rings (in white) above a five-pointed white star and five golden lined bars all below a white German National eagle (with outstretched wings clutching a wreathed mobile swastika in its talons). The gold full back reverse shows two rivets that attach the Olympic rings. To the top is an integral ring and soldered on loop that has approximately 18 inches of the appropriate red, white and black rayon ribbon. The award measures 2 3/8 inches wide by 2 ¾ inches tall. The award comes housed in its appropriate issue case. The case is constructed out of a wood and pressed cardboard base that is covered in a simulated grained white leather (Lederimitat). To the top-center is the five Olympic rings emblem along with a thin gold border. To the front is a rectangular gilded steel push button. To the back is a gilded steel, staggered, piano hinge. The interior-bottom of the case is constructed out of a pressed cardboard base that is covered in a grey fibrous felt material that has a recessed rectangular portion for the ribbon. There is a grey silk covered cardboard exterior border to the bottom. The interior top is constructed out of a pink silk material and has an underlying pad. The interior silk hinge has torn ¾ of the way through the right side. The push button and hinge continue to work well. The case measures 3 3/8 inches wide and 5 ¼ inches deep and 1 3/16 inch thick. - Lakesidetrader



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