The case of this 25 Year Faithful Service Cross is of red leatherette. It is in choice condition, with no breaks on the corners or other defects. On the face of the case there is embossed a silvered gearwheel which has the number “25” inside. On the inside lid the case is covered in red velvet. It also has the name of the producer printed on a small white paper glued to the bottom portion of the lid. “Paul Meybauer/Ordenfabrik/Berlin SW68”. The inside of the case is lined in matching velvet and it is split into two sections. The ribbon rests in one section and the split device separates the medal from the ribbon.
The medal is a fine frosted silvered Maltese-style Cross, having pebbled finish on the inside of the legs and the leg borders are all shiny to give contrast. Between each of the legs are oak leaves in a wreath. The center area is occupied by a black enamel immobile swastika. The reverse of the medal replaces the swastika with the purpose, “Für/treue/Dienste”. The ribbon above is in good condition and still has the original pin attached to it. A nice cased medal here.
Near Mint. $110.00
The case for this Faithful Service Cross is a fine red leatherette. It is in near mint condition throughout all the surfaces with good intact corners. Embossed on the top in gold is a wreath having the number “40” inside of the wreath. The inner lid has a patterned satin covering showing a little bit of minor wear but still looks great. The lower section of the case has a purple velvet which is separated in the middle to retain the ribbon.
This medal is a beautiful gold Maltese cross having pebbled legs. In the center is an immobile black enamel cross. The enameling is in perfect condition. There is a wreath that is formed in the center of this cross. On the reverse is the purpose of the medal in the center, “Für/Treue/Dienste”. The gold finish is 100% on this cross. The accompanying blue ribbon is a ribbed satin and has the original pin sewn at the top. A very fine example here of the type here.
Near Mint. $170.00
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 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
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
The box for this Faithful Service Cross is in excellent condition, having a leatherette type surface with a spiked circle embossed into the lid with the numeral “25” in the center. The inside case is lined in red velvet and has a center separator bar. The 25-year service cross is a pristine frosted example, having nearly 100% of the original finish. There is a black immobile swastika composed of enamel. The reverse of the medal has the words in German for “Faithful Service.” The original blue ribbed ribbon is attached and has the original pin on the reverse. This is about as nice of an example you are likely to find.
Near Mint. $125.00
This grouping consists of two Faithful Service Cross awards to the same person who was a teacher. The name is, “Klothilde Stubenrauch”. The first award is dated, 1 February 1939 and was for the 25 Year Silver Cross. This award has the state symbol of the eagle and swastika embossed at the bottom left and has a facsimile signature of state secretary Meissner. The other certificate is for a forty-year golden Faithful Service Cross dated 27 September 1941. This one has the embossed eagle and swastika and a facsimile of Hitler’s signature. It is interesting to note that the awards are only two years apart yet one was for 25 years and the other was for 40 years. As we know the Nazi Party did tend to exaggerate the time involved on their awards involving numbers of years. These two certificates certainly prove that point! Both certificates are folded in the center but are in excellent condition.
Excellent Plus. $145.00
These Faithful Service Awards are for a 25 year service and 40 year service. They were awarded to a technical railway secretary, “Max Käding” who lived in Schwerin. The first certificate is awarded 9 October 1939 and has a facsimile signature of Meissner the secretary. The second certificate is in a different format but comes from the secretary of work minister. His signature is illegible. This award was made 13 September 1942. Both certificates have the national open-winged eagle with swastika embossed insignia. There is one fold in each but otherwise they are in first rate condition.
Excellent Plus. $100.00
This Faith Service Certificate was given to, “Steinsetzer” (Stonesetter) Ernst Küber in Kuxhaven. The award document is dated 26 June 1938 and is signed by the state secretary Meissner. The certificate is embossed with the eagle and swastika and there is one fold.
This 25 Year Service Cross Award Certificate was given to “dem Reichsbahnoberrat Max Schulze” in “Hamburg”. This certificate was awarded on 20 August 1938. Max Schulze was a national train system senior advisor. The certificate is signed by state secretary Meissner and has the embossed national seal of the open-winged eagle and swastika. There are four file holes in the left end of this certificate but no folds.
This Certificate for the 40 Year Faithful Service Cross in gold is presented by the Reich sports director. It is dated 16 September 1940. The certificate is made out in hand to the recipient. It is hard to read his title as well as his name but perhaps the next owner of this certificate will enjoy trying to figure all of this out. Also there is no embossed seal on this certificate but I don’t think that there is any question that this is an original item.
This gilded forty year faithful service cross is a real beauty. The gilding throughout is easily 100%. The cross is in a Maltese shape with an oak leaf wreath between the legs. The wreath is double oak leaves and the legs all have pebbling within borders. In the center there is an immobile swastika made of black enamel. The reverse of the medal is the same except the three line verbage replaces the swastika in the center, “Für / teue / Dienste”. The gilded loop has a blue ribbed ribbon which is in the same choice condition. The reverse of the ribbon has a safety like pin for attaching the medal to a lapel. A very beautiful example here.
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% - 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 Service Cross has some wear to the silvered surfaces. The immobile swastika in the center still has fairly good enamel with some tiny hits in the surface visible through a loop. The reverse is the same except the purpose of the medal is substituted in the middle, “For True Service”. Attached to the loop above is the original blue satin ribbon.
This Service Cross shows some wear to the center areas of each of the silvered Maltese cross legs. The wreath also shows some wear on the tops. The black enamel immobile swastika still remains in good condition with no hits to the surfaces. The medal is complete with the original blue ribbon which has a period pin attached to the top.
This Faithful Service Cross has Excellent silvering to the surfaces showing just a little wear to the edges of the legs of the Maltese cross. The enamel black immobile swastika in the center is in perfect condition. The reverse is in the same condition having the purpose of the medal in the center, “For True Service”. The original blue satin ribbon is attached to the loop above. There is also an original pin on the reverse.
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.
This Merit Service Cross is the silvered example. It has fine pebbled legs to the Maltese Cross with shiny borders contrasting. Around the center area in between the legs is an oak leaf wreath. In the center is an immobile swastika made of black enamel. On the reverse the cross is the same except the swastika is replaced by the raised purpose of the medal, “Für / treue / Dienste”. The blue ribbed ribbon is attached to the upper loop. A nice example here showing only modest usage.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $95.00