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WW2 EXCEPTIONALLY RARE DEFENCE ECONOMY LEADERS BADGE WITH DETLEV NIEMANN CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. Few examples of this award are ever seen on the market, anywhere in the world. Oval shaped gilded aluminium badge measuring approx. 46mm high and 35mm wide. Heavily gold plated, with superb attention to detail. It was instituted in March 1939. This badge is in very good condition with only minor wear to the rim exposing the aluminium base metal. Functional retaining pin to reverse. A very similar badge features on pages 97-98 of "Political & Civil Awards of the Third Reich" by Angolia (1989) and also page 270 of 'Orders and Decorations Germany 1871-1945' by Niemann (2004). The exact number of badges awarded is not known, but generally only high profile industrialists such as Alfried Krupp were recipients. C/w the original Detlev Niemann COA that has colour photographs of the actual we are selling. It is worth noting that when this badge was authenticated, it was valued at 1500DM (Deutschmarks), which dates the valuation certificate at pre 2002. This was at the time approx €770 (A$1180), at least twelve years ago. A rare badge for the discerning Third Reich collector. Grade II (P)
 SOLD at A$2100