NSDAP 15 year long service award. For faithful service to the Nazi party. Fine casting with blue enamel and quality silver and blue thread ribbon. A quality heavy duty piece.
The fifteen year service award was the 2nd class award. It had the same design as the 3rd class award but is cast in silver with blue enamel on the arms of the four-pointed cross and the center of the oak leaf wreath. The reverse side inscription is silver with blue enamel lettering. The ribbon is 30mm and in blue with double silver-gray stripes on the sides. A quality heavy duty piece NSDAP 15 year long service award.
Dienstauszeichnungen Der NSDAP
Hitler Created a series of three awards n 20th April 1939 Know as the Nazi party long service awards. To quality for an award you had to have served a requisite number of years in a relevant NSDAP organisation. These included, SA, SS, NSKK, NSFK, NSBO, NSKOV, DAF, HJ, BDM and the korps of political leaders. The first awards were presented in 1949 but were backdated, for example service before 1933 was counted as double the years. Using this method it was possible to earn the 25 year medal despite the party only been in power since 1933. Despite Hitleryouth and Bund Deutsche maiden members been eligible it was only awarded to adult members.
The award itself comprised of a bronze cross for 10 years, a silver and blue enamel cross for 15 years and a white and gold enamel for 25 years service. The cross was made in three parts with a separate eagle and swastika to the front and the legend
Treue Fur Fuhrer und volk (loyal leader to the people) on the reverse. A length of ribbon was attached by the usual loop arrangement. These awards were unmarked but the main manufacturer is know to be Wilhelm Deumer (RZM code M1/120) of Ludenscheid . A well know manufacture of awards and badges.