|The picture shows a view of all (5) Different Massachusetts Volksmarsch Advertising Award Items in this lot. These are medals or badges. They 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 medal has a white and blue ribbon and an enameled medal with a clear coating. It has an elephant image and it reads as follows:
WALK 'N MASS
JUNE 5, 1988
The second medal has a red, white, and blue ribbon. It is enameled with the House of Seven Gables. It is marked as follows:
WALK 'N MASS
HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES
JUNE 14, 1987
The third medal has a red, white, and blue ribbon. It is enameled with an onion image. It is marked on the two sides as follows:
ONION TOWN U.S.A.
DANVERS H.S. STUDENT COUNCIL
WALK 'N MASS VOLKSSPORT CLUB
The fourth one is another medal with a red, white, & blue ribbon. This one has a barge on a river, a building, bridge, trees and a man with a horse. It is marked as follows:
HISTORIC LOWELL MASS.
OCT. 22, 1988
The fifth and final medal in this lot has a blue and gold ribbon. It has a clam shell medal. It is marked on the back as follows:
MAY 4, 1986
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.