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The Deutsches Motorsportabzeichen (German Motor Sport Badge) was instituted by Adolf Hitler in February 1938 to be awarded annually to German men who made significant contributions, and later, accumulated award points, in national and international driving competitions. It was beautifully designed by Paul Casberg, one of the top designers of the period. The badge was awarded in 3 classes, and this is a fine example of the silver class. The badge consists of a flying eagle clutching an automobile wheel, superimposed over a swastika and oakleaf wreath. The reverse features the textbook hinge, pin, and catch, and is maker marked and silver marked 800. Actually, it's silver marked 008 because the stamp was applied upside down! This is the actual badge pictured in Forman's Guide, 3rd edition, and was originally in the renowned collection of the famous researcher and writer, Dr. Klietmann. A fantastic and choice piece from one of the oldest and most respected collections! Please note the backward rendition of the "800" - this is an anomaly that is not unique. Some of these silver examples do not have the "800" mark.

German Motorsport Badge in Silver, Pictured in Forman Guide#801



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