ITEM #14661

#14661-NATIONAL PIONEER OF LABOR DECORATION: Extremely rare example of this high national level industrial award. Introduced in 1940, the two-piece badge is of  gilt plated metal having a bright oak leaf border on the front with a center of quality red enamel. Affixed to the front with two rivets is a gilt eagle having an enameled black & white swastika within a gilt cog wheel. The unmarked reverse is complete with a thin horizontal pin. This badge was awarded to high profile industrial figures such as Krupp, Heinkel, Porsche and Messerschmitt. The badge remains clean and bright with some minor areas of wear to the reverse. A desirable and near impossible to find badge in Condition II+ $4800.00