In 1933, the NSDAP declared May 1st the “Day of National Work” as an official holiday to celebrate the working class. This "Tinnie" is a die struck aluminum-alloy base that has been silver washed with polished highlights. The oval-shaped obverse depicts three men: one man with a sledgehammer over his shoulder, another with a scroll in his hands, and the third with a wheat sheaf lying in his arms. Above the men is the slogan “Tag Der Arbeit” (Day Of Labor) and below them the national eagle with outstretched wings clutching a wreathed swastika in its talons. Below that, the year 1935. The reverse of the badge has a horizontally crimped-on steel pin which at some point has rusted and been partially broken. It is also maker marked Paul Schulze & Co Lübeck. The pin measures approximately 1 3/8" x 1 7/8".
A beautifully detailed piece and one that won't "break the bank"!