|The picture shows a view of all (10) Different New Hampshire Volksmarsch Advertising Items in this lot. These are medals, badges, or pins except one which is an embrodered cloth patch. Most of them are on their originals cards. They were taken out of their clear bags to be pictured. Beginning at the top left this lot includes the following:|
The first one appears to be made of pewter and it has a pin on the back. It has a building and it reads as follows:
AVA 1988 IVV
OLD PARSONAGE NEWINGTON
The second one may also be pewter and it has a blue necklace cord attached. It has an image of old mill buildings and it is marked on the two sides as follows:
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (with logos)
GOOD HEALTH NETWORK
1st ANNUAL VOLKSMARSCH
''A HISTORIC WALK OF MANCHESTER''
OCTOBER 5, 1986
The third one is a medal. It as the State of New Hampshire with a lobster. There is a red ribbon. It is marked on the two sides as follows:
SEACOAST STRIDERS NEW HAMPSHIRE
FIRST ANNUAL VOLKSMARSCH
JUNE 30, 1985
MADE IN U.S.A.
The fourth one is another medal with a blue ribbon. This one has three walkers, the State of New Hampshire, and The Old Man of the Mountains on the front and a lobster on the back. It is marked on the two sides as follows:
NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLKSMARSCH
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
AND SEACOAST STRIDERS
2nd INTERNATIONAL VOLKSMARSCH
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE
OCTOBER 12, 1985
The fifth one is another medal. It has a red ribbon with an enameled medallion that pictures Portsmouth Harbor with a sailing ship, a train, and buildings. It is marked on the two sides as follows:
CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, N.H.
SETTLED 1623 - INCORPORATED 1849
AVA / IVV OCT. 1989
The sixth one is another medal. It has a red ribbon with an enameled medallion that pictures a bandstand or gazebo. It is marked on the two sides as follows:
REVOLUTIONARY WAR CAPITAL NEW HAMPSHIRE
AVA / IVV MAY 89
The seventh one is another medal. It has two enameled sections. There is a pin with a medallion that hangs by two chains. The pin at the top is in the shape of a lobster claw. The bottom section pictures a lobster skiing. It is marked as follows:
SEACOAST STRIDERS & MT. CRANMORE
4th INT. VOLKSMARSCH & SKIWANDERN
JANUARY 14, 1987
NORTH CONWAY, N.H.
LOBSTER SAM DOWNHILL
The eighth one is another medal. It has two enameled sections. There is a pin with a medallion that hangs by chains links. The pin at the top is in the shape of a lobster claw. The bottom section pictures a lobster lighting a light house, a bridge, a boat, and a buoy. It is marked as follows:
JUNE 29, 1986
3rd INTERNATIONAL VOLKSMARSCH
SAM THE LOBSTER LIGHTER
NEW CASTLE, N.H.
The nineth item is an enameled snowflake pin. It is marked as follows:
DOVER PARKS STRIDERS
The tenth and final item in this lot is an embroidered cloth patch. It pictures a woman statue, sea gulls, oak leaves, and acorns. It is marked as follows:
To judge the sizes the larger cards measure 3-1/2'' x 5-1/4''. All of these awards are in mint unused condition. The cards have some wear or discoloration as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some additional information:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Volksmarching (from German Volksmarsch meaning ''peoples' march'') is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe. Participants typically walk 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) on an outdoor path. Volksmarch associations offer incentive awards (usually medals, pins, and patches) for collecting a certain number of events. Volkssport participants enjoy recording distances and event participation in international record books. Less frequently used terms are Volkswanderung and Volkswalk. A Volksmarch is one of several possible Volkssports that can include skiing, biking, or swimming.