Motoring Badges

Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

This 2.5" wide by 2.75" tall badge has four different colours of hard fired cloisonné.  This distinctive badge shows two Wappen or city shields on it, one of the beautiful Alpine village of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (of 1936 Olympics fame) and one of Bad Wiessee.

Those familiar with the history of WW II will recognise the name of Bad Wiessee as the town where the infamous "Night of the Long Knives" took place.  A night in which Adolf Hitler and his SS eliminated Ernst Röhm and his SA.  Both of these Alpine towns have casinos and a roulette wheel is pictured in the middle of this badge.

The badge was made by the famous German firm of Deschler & Sohn of München Feldkirchen (Munich), one of the principal manufacturers of orders, badges and military medals in Nazi Germany during the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler.