A super condition Gau Essen award badge in gilt.
Gilt wash is in excellent condition being 95% present.
Reverse with good clear maker details “Hoffstatter Bonn” with correct pin fitting.
This particular award was in two grades, silver and gilt. It was very much a celebration of the districts armaments production (Krupp) and as such was awarded to party members closely associated with said industry. The dates on the badge are representative of the founding of ‘The Party’ and the foundation of the badge.
(See the reference ‘Gau decorations of Hitler’s Germany’ for this badge and variants).