German ELEPHANT ORDER COLONIAL BADGE Medal c 1921 – 1945 Elephantenorden

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Seller: tietjensantiques (1,999) 100%, Location: Lucas, Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 323504464484 German ELEPHANT ORDER COLONIAL BADGE Medal c 1921 – 1945 Elephantenorden I found this medal on the Internet, but unlike the one described, there are no markings on the back, and the pin looks newer. I am guessing it was issued just before or during WW II. Information from German Colonial Badge, also called Elephantenorden (Elephant's Order). Awarded to all German colonials who, during the First World War, and later in the former German colonies, were acting or serving on behalf of these colonies. The badge was instituted in October 1921 and was to be purchased by the recipient. By 21 November 1936 some 8,000 were issued and it is assumed that later awards could have been obtained during the WW II period 1937 - 45. Elephant Order Colonial Badge. Obverse: A palm tree and an elephant. The lower part is covered with oak leaves and around the upper rim are the place names 'SÜDSEE * AFRIKA * KIAUTSCHOU' referring to the larger geographical areas where German colonies were situated. Size: 1 ¼” by 1 ½” Condition: Very good! Unit German Army Places Africa Asia: China Oceania: Pacific Islands Object type Badge Physical description Silver Maker Unknown Place made Germany Date made c 1921 Conflict Period 1920-1929 First World War, 1914-1918 THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION! All our items are guaranteed to be as described. Buyer pays shipping, handling and insurance. Ohio residents, please add sales tax at your county’s rate. Condition: Used, Condition: Very good!, Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany

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