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Title Winterhilfswerk ceramic figures in peasant costume
Nationality German
Period c 1936-37
Price £50.00

Winterhilfswerk (WHW) was a state organisation dedicated to the relief of the poor and the homeless during the winter months (October to March). Little hand painted ceramic figures (originally on pins), of which these are representative, were given out by WHW personnel in the street in exchange for contributions.

The condition of these (averaging approximately 4 cms in height) is by and large good, but one neck has been broken and glued and there is a chip to the front of one foot. Also, the pin backing has been pulled out, which was common practice by American veterans, who brought this material back from Germany after WW2.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Porcelain : Third Reich : Other]

testimonials

Thank you for the delivery which arrived yesterday. The badges are in excellent condition.

P S, UK, 18.12.2012

I received the silver Verdienstkreuz this morning. Your swiftness and dedication was very much appreciated and, though the envelope arrived with a Post Office sticker saying it had been found open or damaged, the cross was unharmed and looks beautiful. Thanks for your time.

E C, UK, 18.10.2005

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