This is a Reichsautobahn plaque on marble stone base. The plaque was handed out for realizing the first 1000 kilometers of Reichsautobahn in 1936 in Germany. This was made into a large propagandaevent, for which a lot of media-attention was realised. For very special involved officials were these marble plaques in their respective dark red case handed out. Besides the one offered here im only aware of one other that was shown about 15 years ago.
The marble base consists of two parts: a quite heavy and robust bottom part, and a vertical standing “backplate” on which the actual plaque is affixed. These affixed plaques are also known on wood plaques, as a more simple gift. The here on marble attached piece makes for a very luxuary item.
The case in which the plaque rests is made like a little cupboard, when it opens it’s doors you can see the plaque and as a whole it’s an amazing display piece!!! The size of the case is aproximately 20 x 14 x 10 cm.
In good condition.