Unusual Eismeer / Edelweiss Pair - Any Help Please!
This weekend I acquired an interesting parcel of two items: an Eismeer Front Medal and an edelweiss badge.
Whilst I am familiar with the edelweiss badge (although not overly) I have never seen one like this. It has a ski pushed between the badge and the backing cloth. The ski looks well made and not something put together during a lull in operations. The whole badge is also suspended by a piece of leather. Is the ski indicative of ski-ing proficiency? Who would have made this?
And next, is the Eismeer medal. I have to say that I have never seen one of these before. As per the edelweiss, this too is suspended by a piece of leather.
Can anybody give me any info about these two pieces. Presumably they are related, since they both incorporate the Edelweiss motif. Has anybody seen anything similar?
For the record the person I acquired them off, bought them in the 80's from a local 'antiques' fair.
Thanks for any help.