A nicely executed badge, this is the Gold Honour Badge for HJ members. This example is marked to manufacturer M1/78 (Paulmann & Crone, Lüdenscheid). It also has the RZM mark, Ges-Gesch (protected design) and the owners issue number. The badge was awarded to members of the HJ or BDM who joined prior to Potsdam Day (October 2, 1932) and had five years continuous service.
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This is the BDM Proficiency Badge in Bronze (Leistungsabzeichen). It was issued to members of the Bund Deutsche Madel who passed proficiency tests in nursing, political awareness and athleticism, within one year.
There were two grades, silver and bronze. They were numbered on the reverse unless it was a replacement badge in which case it had an A or B on the rear instead. This example has the RZM code M1/14 for the manufacturer Oeschsler & Sohn, Ansbach.
I have to admit that I have no idea what this is. It could be part of something, an ornament of some kind, who knows. The transfer illustration of three HJ buglers caught my eye however so here it is. If you have a clue, ping me.
Update: Ha, I knew I’d work this out. I was on the eBay and I saw this cigarette card from 1934, for the Martin Brinkmann brand. So at first I thought this appears to be a cigarette card that has been repurposed for this ornament.
Update Update: But then I realised the image on the cigarette card is actually subtly different to the one on the ornament. So it appears both manufacturers used existing art assets for these items. Beggared if I know.