1st Class Social Welfare Neck Order
Nice quality, two piece, die struck, 1st class Social Welfare neck decoration with a fire gilted finish and black and white enamel work. The cross measures 53mm square with fire gilted outer edges and white enamel arms with a large stylized black enameled national eagle with down swept wings clutching a wreathed swastika in its talons superimposed to the obverse center. The eagle features fire gilted detailing including the wreath while the canted swastika is finished in black enamel. The reverse of the award is plain with the same fire gilted outer edges and white enamel arms as on the obverse. The top arm of the cross has a soldered suspension ring with loop and a large, vertically ribbed, fire gilted, suspension loop with dual embossed oak-leaves to the obverse. The award comes complete with a 57mm wide, 33cm long ribbed, moire, red rayon ribbon with white outer edges stripes. The award retains all of its fire gilted and enamel finishes and is quite bright and clean.