Imperial German Colonial Service Badge (“Elephant Order”)


The heavy, solid badge has a silver finish which is dark with uncleaned patina. The Colonial Badge (“Das Kolonialabzeichen”) is also referred to as the “Elephant Order”. It was instituted in 1921 and it was available to all German who had served in the former German colonies. The pin backed reverse bears the designation “GES. GESCH√úTZT NR. 33992”. The badge was a semi-official award and, after it was instituted in October of 1921 it could be purchased by the recipient.


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