FAITHFULSERVICE #38390 Boxed 25 Year Service Cross
The box for the Service Cross is constructed of a red leatherette. It remains in good condition, with all of the corners intact. Embossed in silver on the lid is the number “25” in a gear-like wheel. The inner lid is covered in felt. There is a maker's label that reads “Wachtler & Lance / Mittweida”. There is a slot to keep the ribbon separate from the medal.
The medal itself is a completely crisp, frosted example in the shape of a Maltese Cross, complete with a central wreath an immobile black enamel swastika. The reverse is the same, but add the slogan “Für / Treue / Dienst”.
The original grosgrain ribbon is blue and there is a pin on the reverse.
An very fine example here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $140.00
FAITHFULSERVICE #38186C Boxed 15 Year NSDAP Cross with Ribbon
The box for this NSDAP Cross is a fine blue leatherette, having a gold embossed open-winged Party Eagle and wreathed swastika on the top. The box is in fine condition with no damage to the corners. The lower portion of the interior is covered in a white, felt-like material and has a border in the center with a slot to accommodate the ribbon.
The medal is a Maltese-style cross, with sun rays between the legs. The cross has serrations that are similar to those seen on an Iron Cross, while the inner areas have been given a treatment of very beautiful blue enamel. In the center there is a raised wreath of oak leaves and a superimposed Political eagle and swastika.
The reverse of the cross is basically the same, except the center reads “Treue / für Führer und / Volk”. The silvering throughout is in perfect condition, having only some patination.
Attached to the loop is a grosgrain ribbon in blue with twin white lines at the edges.
A very fine medal here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $795.00
FAITHFULSERVICE #37605 NSDAP 15 Year Long Service Cross with Ribbon
This fine looking Long Service Cross is in the Maltese style with sunbursts between each leg. Each leg is covered in a pleasing blue enamel. In the center is a enamel wreath with a superimposed Party eagle and swastika. The cross is silvered.
The reverse of the cross is the same with the exception of the center. It reads “Treue für Führer und Volk”.
Attached to the loop at the top of the cross is a blue grosgrain ribbon with dual white stripes on both edges.
A good looking medal here, with some mild patination.
Excellent Plus. $550.00
FAITHFULSERVICE #37385 Cased 25 Year Faithful Service Cross
The case of this Service Cross is a leatherette type over cardboard base construction. Embossed in the center of the lid, in silver, is a cog-like wreath with the number “25” inside. The lid comes off of the case revealing an interior that is covered in red felt. The base has a partition which keeps the ribbon separate from the medal.
The medal is a fine silvered Service Cross, featuring Maltese style legs with frosted and pebbled insides and a oak leaf wreath through the center legs. The wreath is also frosted, with bright parts at the highlights. The center swastika is an immobile type laid out in black enamel. The ribbon is a blue grosgrain type, complete with the original pin on the reverse.
A very fine example of the type here.
Near Mint. $150.00
This Long Service Cross award consists of a silvered pebbled Maltese style cross having an immobile swastika in the center. The swastika is made of black enamel with silver borders. The inside legs of the Maltese cross are joined with a silver oak leaf overlapping wreath.
The reverse of the medal has the purpose of the award in German, For True Service. Attached to the upper loop is the blue ribbed satin ribbon. It also has a pin for affixing to the uniform. This award was made to citizens who had twenty-five years of service to the country.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $150.00
FAITHFULSERVICE #36009C Fifteen Year Faithful Service Cross with Ribbon
This Service Cross has fine silvering throughout the medal. It depicts a Maltese style cross having pebbling within the legs and a smooth silver border. The center is occupied by an immobile black enamel swastika.
The reverse is the same except the center area has the German words for “Loyal Service”.
Attached to the loop above is a blue satin ribbon which is complete with a mounting pin on the reverse. This metal shows only minimal usage wear.
This 25 Year Faithful Service cross is in nice condition, having all of the original silvering intact. The Maltese cross features pebbled legs with shiny silver borders. The legs are separated by overlapping oak leaves. In the center there is an immobile black enamel swastika in perfect condition.
The reverse of the badge is the same except the swastika is replaced by the purpose, “Für/Treue/Dienste”.
The ribbon of this particular medal is a fine, ribbed satin type, having the original brass pin on the reverse.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $95.00
This 25 Year Faithful Service Cross has a silvered finish and it is a Maltese-style Cross. In between each of the legs is a set of overlapping oak leaf wreath. The legs have pebbling on the inside and on the center of the cross is an immobile black enamel swastika. The enameling is perfect to the swastika. The silvering is starting to show just a little bit of wear.
The medal on the reverse is just the same, except the swastika is replaced by the purpose of the medal, “Für/treue/Dienste”, or “For Loyal Service”. The loop at the top of the cross has a blue ribbon, which is ribbed. The original brass pin is still on the back of this Faithful Service Cross.
Excellent Plus. $75.00
This 25 Year Faithful Service medal is in the shape of a Maltese cross having an oak leaf wreath in between the legs. The Maltese cross has pebbled legs and a silvered finish. The silvering is starting to wear on the inside of the three top legs and also a little bit on the oak leaf wreath. The silvering remains at about 80% to 85%. In the center, there is an immobile black enamel swastika. The enamel is in perfect condition.
On the reverse, the wear is about the same and the medal is nearly identical except the purpose is in three lines replacing the swastika “Für/treue/Dienste”. This, of course, means “For Loyal Service”. There is a blue ribbed ribbon attached at the top loop. This ribbon shows some age and a little bit of soiling, but it is still intact.
This Faithful Service cross has been around and shows some age but it is priced accordingly.
This Faithful Service cross is shaped in the Maltese style, having an oak leaf wreath which penetrates all of the legs. In the center is an immobile black enameled swastika. The Maltese cross has a frosted silvered finish throughout with the borders of the cross being shiny, creating a nice, pleasing contrast.
On the reverse, the cross is the same except the center area has the 3 words which is the purpose “für/treue e/Diensts” or translated “For Loyal Service”. Attached at the loop above is a lined blue satin ribbon. The ribbon has a pin on the reverse. A nice example here.
Excellent Plus. $125.00
The box of this Faithful Service Cross is of red leatherette cardboard and it shows a couple of breaks in the edges and a little bit of wear on the surfaces. The center area of the lid has a round wreath with the number, “25” in the center. The inner lid is lined with an off-red velvet. The matching lining is on the bottom of the box separated by a border having a slot for the medal loop.
The medal itself is a silver Maltese cross. The Maltese cross has pebbled surfaces within its legs and in between there is a wreath of overlapping oak leaves. In the center there is an immobile black enameled swastika.
On the reverse of the cross the design is the same except in the center it is dedicated, “Für / treue / Dienste”. Attached to the loop above is a blue satin ribbon which has the original pin on the reverse area.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $140.00
This 25 Year Faithful Service Cross is a silver-plated Maltese style cross. The silvering is beginning to thin slightly but still looks to be mostly all there. The legs of the Maltese cross have pebbled surfaces and in between the legs there is an overlapping wreath of oak leaves. In the center is an immobile black enamel swastika. All of the enamel is there and in good condition.
The reverse of the cross is the same except in the center the three line writing replaces the swastika, “Für / treue / Dienste”. The original ribbon is connected to the ring of this cross. The ribbon is a blue ribbed type and has its original pin connected to the upper reverse.
A nice example here showing some usage of the period.
Excellent Plus. $125.00
This 25 Year Service Cross is a Maltese style cross done in silver. The silvering is beginning to wear across the surfaces and the medal itself does show some age. The cross has borders within the legs with pebbled surfaces. There is a wreath which flows between the 4 legs and in the center, there is an immobile swastika having perfect black enamel.
The reverse of the medal is the same except in the center, there are the raised three words “Fürtreue/Dienste”. The loop is attached to the upper portion of the medal but the ribbon is gone to time.
This silvered Merit Service Cross is the style with Maltese like legs having pebbled surfaces and a smooth border. There is some mild surface wear to the silvering on this medal. At the center there is an immobile black enamel swastika. There is a wreath of oak leaves which forms in between each of the legs.
On the reverse the motif is the same except in the center is the three-lined raised out dedication, “Für / treue / Dienste”. Attached to the loop above is a blue ribbed ribbon which has a pin on the reverse.