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WURTTEMBERG. Fire Service Decoration (WÜRTTEMBERG. Feuerwehrdienst-Ehrenzeichen), 1919-1925, in original fitted embossed case of issue
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WURTTEMBERG.  Fire Service Decoration (WÜRTTEMBERG.  Feuerwehrdienst-Ehrenzeichen), 1919-1925, in original fitted embossed case of issue
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Circular bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension to the upper reverse; the face with a hexagonal medallion bearing a fireman’s helmet imposed on crossed axes and a ladder, encircled by a stylised laurel wreath and circumscribed ‘FÜR 25 JÄHRIGE DIENSTZEIT’ (for 25 years’ service); the reverse inscribed ‘FÜR 25 JÄHRIGE DIENSTZEIT’ (for 25 years’ service), maker’s mark ‘W.M.A.ST.’ (for Württembergisches Münz-Amt Stuttgart = the Wurttemberg Mint); traces of gilding, some age oxidisation marks; on original ribbon mounted for wear; in original fitted embossed case of issue with slight wear to the corners and ink stains to the upper edge.

The Medal was instituted in 1919 to replace the previous royal version following the abolition of the monarchy at the end of World War I and was awarded to members of the Wurttemberg Fire Service, more than third of whom were part-time volunteers, for 25 years service.

It was replaced in 1925 by a similar medal with the suspension loop attached to the top edge.

The medal is not often seen, especially with its original case.

 
WURTTEMBERG.  Fire Service Decoration (WÜRTTEMBERG.  Feuerwehrdienst-Ehrenzeichen), 1919-1925, in original fitted embossed case of issue
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WURTTEMBERG.  Fire Service Decoration (WÜRTTEMBERG.  Feuerwehrdienst-Ehrenzeichen), 1919-1925, in original fitted embossed case of issue
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WURTTEMBERG.  Fire Service Decoration (WÜRTTEMBERG.  Feuerwehrdienst-Ehrenzeichen), 1919-1925, in original fitted embossed case of issue
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WURTTEMBERG.  Fire Service Decoration (WÜRTTEMBERG.  Feuerwehrdienst-Ehrenzeichen), 1919-1925, in original fitted embossed case of issue
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WURTTEMBERG.  Fire Service Decoration (WÜRTTEMBERG.  Feuerwehrdienst-Ehrenzeichen), 1919-1925, in original fitted embossed case of issue
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WURTTEMBERG.  Fire Service Decoration (WÜRTTEMBERG.  Feuerwehrdienst-Ehrenzeichen), 1919-1925, in original fitted embossed case of issue
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