Technical Emergency Service Honour Badge

SKU: 03.GTR.0402.101.01

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  • Technical Emergency Service Honour Badge Obverse
  • Technical Emergency Service Honour Badge Reverse
  • Technical Emergency Service Honour Badge Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    April 2, 1935
  • remarks
    There are examples of these badges that have no maker mark, and badges that feature the maker mark of Karl Hensler, Pforzheim or Wilhelm Fuhner, Pforzheim. The Badge was awarded with an associated case of issue and document featuring the same number. When all three items are sold as a set the price rises.

History


The Technical Emergency Service Honour Badge was introduced on April 2nd, 1935, and was conferred upon individuals who joined the TeNo between the years of 1919 and 1923, and rendered exceptional service to the organisation.

The Technical Emergency Service was founded during the tumultuous years of Weimar Republic and was composed of volunteer members who responded to strike emergencies in Germany. Following Adolf Hitler’s seizure of power, the organisation was transformed into a large emergency force with its own paid cadre. TeNo was eventually absorbed into the police organisation, and was later placed under the control of the SS. Ultimately the organisation became part of the general SS and filled the role of pioneering and engineering units.

The badge fell into disuse following the institution of the cuff title in 1936.

In 1944, the badge was revived and renamed the Loyal Service Badge of the Technical Emergency Service.

The reverse of the badges are numbered and feature the mark "GES.GESCH".

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Versions

  • Price

    $650 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze/Enamelled

  • Inscription

  • Size

    36x49.5mm

  • Maker

    Karl Hensler, Pforzheim

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Parteiabzeichen_Archive commented on Report | Click to reply above
Why is this fake award shown as genuine? The dealer, Mr. B.T of eMedals, knows full well that these are fake, he was informed about them in 2016 by the author of a new detailed book; Exposing Fake Militaria - The TeNo Ehrenzeichen. To perpetuate the lie that these horribly cast replicas are genuine can only serve to validate the many sales of such fakes on this dealers website IMHO. This begs the question, has Medalbook been set up to promote fake Third Reich Militaria?
AuspiciousClouds commented on Report | Click to reply above
Seems like a pretty bold statement to imply a whole website with this much information was set up simply to "promote fake Third Reich Militaria". Seems like a bit of an exaggeration in my opinion.
Parteiabzeichen_Archive commented on Report | Click to reply above
It was neither a statement nor an implication. It was, a question, and relates directly to this "information" you speak of. Simply hosting old images of items one dealer has sold, and proclaiming them genuine, with a value and a few words from the person that sold them, is far from what I would call information. I'd be inclined to call that nonsense. Money-making nonsense in this case. But let`s not jump the gun here, let`s wait and find out why a fake, sold as genuine by someone who was informed it was fake years ago, has not only been sold as genuine by that dealer after knowing it was fake, but why it has made a guest appearance here, on a site making some pretty bold claims about medals, and the people behind the site. For the greater good of the hobby, this needs to be nipped in the bud dali dali. Granted, the majority of dealers & collectors are only interested in stuffing their Xmas socks with bits and bobs from dealers, posting nonsense on the WAF and other cesspit fora without a care in the world for fairness, truth, facts or even reasonable discussion. Thankfully, however, we are not all like that.

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