The Bundesdank badge was donated for the 50th anniversary of the Federation on July 29, 1923. It was the highest award of the federal government until 10 years later on the 60th anniversary the federal badge was donated with a crown. The most famous bearers were probably Kaiser Wilhelm II, Prince Johann Georg v. Saxony and Prince Friedrich Christian v. Saxony.
The Saxon Military Association was founded in 1873. From 1892 the name of the Royal Saxon Military Association was born. At that time the KSMVB consisted of approx. 1200 associations with approx. 137000 members. In 1889 the S.M.V.B. uniform badges introduced. These included member badges, function badges for the board members and later special badges for long-term membership. After the First World War in 1920, the medals of 1st and 2nd class were donated. These were supplemented in 1923 with the 3rd class badge of honor.
Other awards of the association that were donated in the 1920s were honorary princes, federal badges of honor. The badge of honor for women and the federal badge of honor with crown followed in 1930 and 1933, respectively. In 1933, like many others, the association was forcibly integrated into the NS-Kyffhäuser-Bund and brought into line. At the time of integration, the S.M.V.B. approx. 1,700 clubs with approx. 196,000 members.
The design for the badge comes from Prof. Dr. Gebhardt. The badges were made by Glaser and Son in Dresden. Gilded, embossed badge made of non-ferrous metal. The inside is enameled in green and white. The back is smooth and gold-plated with a vertical pin. Stamped by the manufacturer. Front: The border is formed from a golden wreath tied at the bottom with a double bow. Left laurel leaves and right oak leaves. Above the representation of the federal badge. On the loop ends increased, on the left the number – 1873 – on the right the number – 1923 -. The enclosed field is enamelled green and white at an angle. (green below) separated by a golden line. Then the 3-line gold lettering: small – DES – / – BUNDES – / – THANKS -. Back: Smooth and gold-plated with a vertical pin. Above the needle frame of the manufacturers – GLASER & SOHN – / – DRESDEN – / – GES. SPE. Awarded: 1923-1933
Signs of some use and some age – some tiny things (small hair crack) in the porcelain and some tiny gold color is missing from “DANK” i K and some scratching marks in the back. The gold plated surrounding in the front is near mint and i give this a 7,5 of 10
Measure: 50 x 70 mm
Weight; 38,6 gram
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