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Christina Clausen: Hello! My name is Christina, I live in Flensburg, Northern Germany and I've found this Richard Wagner glass medaillon from the Winterhilfswerk at a nearby beach.
Have a nice Sunday and happy hunting!
Journal: What a nice historical find Christina! The Winterhilfswerk was an annual drive (literally "winter help work") established in Germany in the early 1930s to provide food, clothing and other essentials to needy Germans during the cold months. This Richard Wagner crystal intaglio was possibly one of many famous Germans created to help raise money for the cause.
While an original Wagner intaglio was not found on the internet for comparison, the site linked here... German Military Collectables shows (half way down the page) one of Adolf Hitler who probably took control of the relief effort and had his own likeness created as well.
Your find is another example of how sea glass collecting can be a hobby with many facets in this case leading to the discovery for many of another occurrence in world history.
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Posted September 11th, 2014
Calling All Sea Glass Collectors!
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Posted August 23rd, 2014
NASGA Sea Glass Festival 2014!
The 2014 NASGA Sea Glass will be held in Cape May, NJ on the weekend of September 27 & 28. It should be a grand time for all sea glass enthusiasts!
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