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DRL Sports Badge for War Disabled, Boxed
Listing # 8266
Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $139.05
Starting bid: $95.00
# of bids: 7
Closes: Auction is closed
Started: 6/9/2018 1:00:00 PM
Ended: 6/23/2018 1:00:00 PM

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DRL (Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen) badge for war wounded individuals with pasteboard presentation box. The badge is in near mint condition and features a gilt wreath with silvered 'DRL'. The reverse is unmarked. There is a difference of opinion about unmarked DRL badges; some collectors feel they were made unofficially immediately post war as replacement awards (even with the swastika), some believe they are pre 1945, and some believe them to be reproductions made post 1945. This badge exhibits the high quality, correct pin, catch, and hinge, and die struck construction as any marked badge, so there is nothing that wouid indicate it is a post-war piece in terms of its quality. The dark red box is most likely unofficial as these badges are not found in a box normally, however judging by the inner base, the badge has been in the box for a very long time!  The box shows age and handling and there is a tear to the paper on one corner. 

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