Motoring Badges

Col du Galibier.

This eight colour cloisonné car badge, surrounded by a silver laurel wreath, depicts the Col du Galibier.  This is a mountain pass through the Alps near the Switzerland/France border.  This pass is at an elevation of 2556 meters, or 7668 feet.  This fact is mentioned on the badge.

It measures some 3.1/4" in diameter and was probably the work of master die-makers Deschler & Sohn of München Feldkirchen (Munich), a principal manufacturer of badges, orders & military medals in Nazi Germany during Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.