A Gau Essen badge in silver by Hoffstätter of Bonn
Condition report: (2) Good
A Gau badge (Gau-Abzeichen) or Gau Commemorate Badges (Gau-Traditions, Gau-Ehrenzeichen) were a political award of the Nazi Party. The Gau badges were considered Party awards but were not recognized as national awards. Regulations for award were determined by the Gauleiter as were any award degrees. They could be worn at any time, except when wearing the Golden Party Badge.