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The Labor Corps and Labor Front

Page 6

 

Labor Corps

 

Bernstein Ring
Bernstein Ring

Bernstein Ring
Bernstein Ring
Bernstein Ring
Bernstein Ring
Bernstein Ring
Bernstein Ring
Box not original
A Bernstein Ring from the German Handworkers Association (RAD 6-1)
DESCRIPTION: This is a very handsome looking ring mounted with Bernstein (amber) that is sacred to the Teutonic peoples of old. In the Third Reich Bernstein once more became a much venerated stone and was employed in meaningful pieces of jewelry. (Look up amber on Goggle.) This is a ring created by the German handworkers Association which was a section of the D.A.F. (the German Labor Front). It is beautifully constructed in a modernistic setting that is typical of the time “Can you say Art Deco?” The style is imaginative and clever. It has the symbol of the DAF (the cogged wheel swastika) on one side and the symbol of the handworkers on the other side with the hammer with oak leaf and acorn on the other. The Bernstein amber used is Prussian amber, not Balkan. It is much more pure without any imperfections. This is without doubt one of the finer rings of the Third Reich. It is in size 10 ½ and a perfect gem of Third Reich collecting.

PRICE: $2,250.00

 

Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein

 

Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Arbeitsmann (initials)
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
The Owner's name
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
The Unit's number and date of service.
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Symbol of the RAD
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Arbeits Dienste Beer Stein
Beer Stein of the German Labor Corps (Item RAD 6-2)

DESCRIPTION: The Reichs Arbeits Dienst was the compulsary labor service unit of the NSDAP. Formed July 1934 as the official state labor service, the RAD was an amalgamation of many labor organizations. It basically was an institution set up in NS Germany as an instrument to combat unemployment, similar to the Civilian Conservation Corps of the U.S., that in fact was a copy of the original RAD. Konstantin Hierl was the leader all through the organization's lifetime. It was a well planned, good organization and it provided jobs, comraderie, snappy uniforms and pride in work for a great segment of Germany's youth. During the ware, the RAD was classified as Wehrmachtgefolge (armed forces auxiliaries). Wouldn't a plan like this be great to put the unemployed to work and as military auxiliaries? They could also be put to work guarding our now penetrated border with Mexico. No illegals need to apply!

The stein is in very good condition and measures about 5" high, not counting the thumblift that take the shape of the spade symbolizing the RAD. It entailed hard work but was rewarding in many ways. The saying on the Labor Corps' dagger said it all -- Arbeit Adelt! Work Glorifies! The stein has the spade in the middle of its central design with the time of service of Herr Hans Beck, and in the spade's center is the unit he served in, which was the 10th Brigade and the 238th Regiment. It says (translated)..."In Memory of My Work Service Time in the Region Oberleichtsrsbach." There are some maker marks on the bottom. A very nice momento of the social programs of the Third Reich.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book

Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Our Führer speaks
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
My Service Time
Labor Camp Book
The owner - either right or left?
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Clowning
Labor Camp Book
More clowning
Labor Camp Book
Little snapshots

Album: Personalized Memory Book for Service in RAD (Item RAD 6-3 & ALBUM 3-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a book that was given to Orbeitsmen (Verker Service Men) in some work districts in commemoration of their time spent in this the RAD Reich Arbeits Dienste. This one was the Arbeitgau (Secton) XXIX in the Bavarian (Ost Mark), the East. It is known as a ‘Erinnerungsbuch’ book of memory and it was owned by the worker Josef Biller, born 29 August 1928, and he did his compulsary service from 1 April 1938 to 15 April 1939 in Section 7/297. The document inside is signed by the Oberfeldmeister. The book opens with portraits of Adolf Hitler with the Reichsarbeitsfuhrer heil and another picture of the leader of this section (Arbeitsgaves XXIV Laur).  The book has 63 printed pages with many great pictures of men at work and parade, ceremonies, etc. At the back there are some more pages of actual unpublished pictures that were taken by the owner of the book, Arbeitsmann Josef Biller. He shows the camp, the leader,  himself, his comrades, their projects and two great pictures of them clowning around.  Thirtenn in all in the 3 ½" by 2 ½" size. Then there are 11 of the postage stamp size pictures of further activities. The book is in great shape and seldom does an actual personalized one show up.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Dinner Plate
Dinner Plate
China Dinnerware: Bowl (Item WEHR 23-5-Q & NSD 13-5-P & RAD 6-4)

DESCRIPTION:  A mess hall bowl 1938 for the Reich Labor Corp (Reichsarbeitsdienst).  It was made by the Meissen-based company Kaesfuer, Saxonia and it bears their mark -- crossed swords supporting a crown. The plare measures 9 inches in diameter and in perfect condition. With the usual slight and light food staining in the bowl (natural and expected.) This is much more rare than the army types.

PRICE: $135.00

 

Labor Corps Hewer Knife

Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife

 

RAD (Reichsarbeitdienst) Reich Labor Corps Hewer (Item RAD 6-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is the Big Guy of Third Reich daggers -- 15.8" in size. A huge knife used in the field as well as for use with the uniform. The RAD was formed in the late 1920's and used throughout the 30's and 40's. Its leader was Konserntin Hierl. He organized it for the purpose of eliminating the unemployment existing among the youth of Germany. Every young German male was required to serve a period of six months in the RAD prior to joining the army (Wehrmacht). It was a good program and the American CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) was copied directly from it. With the onset of the war, RAD members were given military training and then were transferred directly into the German armed forces. During the war, RAD members were called upon to level roads and air fields, clear away rubble, collect captured war materials and generally perform manual labor in the liberated territories. This piece is the standard pattern hewer that was worm initially by officers and enlisted personnel. Later, a 1937 model was introduced and this example would only be worn by subordinate ranks. The type shown here is the model 1934. The knife symbolized the objective of this austere labor service -- New land for our people, a new people for our land. The motto on the blade "Arbeit Adelt" means Labor Enobles. The dagger offered here is by Carl Jul. Krebs of Solingen and bears the #538 on the blade. Krebs had the original contract with the RAD and his examples were the best always. Our pictured hewer is in near mint condition and remarkably without the usual dents, abrasions, etc. caused by vigorous usage. Generally the top of the backstrap is banged up from the owners tacking up notices, etc. Ninety percent of the time this is noted on these particular weapons. The blade is thankfully not sharpened and the words stand out clearly. The throat end cap (or boot) are pristine. The scabbard may be repainted, but if so, done right. And, there is the possibility it was re-painted back then in the time of the Third Reich. This was often done. This piece is complete with its large accompanying black leather hanger. This is the full hanger (very rare); hanger in three parts. Tom Johnson, in his magnificent volume, "German Daggers of WWI: A Photographic Reference" shows a E. Pack and Sohne model with the full three part hanger on page 498. The hanger is a bit used; shows some light deterioration, but is holding. The hanger clip that actually holds the dagger is marked with the Assmann symbol. This is an all around complete and excellent plus RAD hewer. One would be hard pressed to find a better one than this.

PRICE: $2,250.00

 

RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer

RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer
RAD Hewer

Ein Deutsches Reichsarbeitsdienst Hewer (German Labor Corp Dagger) (Item RAD 6-5a) 

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very fine example of the RAD Hewer (dagger) (Reichsarbeitsdienst) or Reich Labor Service. This was the organization that actually saved the German workers from the horrors of the Depression in the years starting with 1934. Youngsters served a six month program of camp life while being taught the merits of public labor. It was one of the greatest social programs of the 20th century. In many ways lads from rich families served beside the farm boys and the sons of factory workers in a group effort to benefit not only themselves but their German Fatherland. The program was actually copied by the war criminal Franklin D. Roosevelt when he initiated the WPA (there is more on the internet). The men were issued sharp looking militaristic uniforms and they were trained not only in civil engineering and strategy but they took on a work ethic and national responsibility that prepared them for their future. A program that is so surely needed in our western culture today. (‘Arbeit Adelt) ‘Work Glorifies’! This was the motto that resounded in their hearts and appeared on the blades of the Hewers.  This was indeed an important role in the life of a patriotic youth in the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP.

The most welcome issued item to these officers and men of the RAD was this large Hewer (dagger). In earlier years of the program the officers and enlisted personal wore the same edged weapon, with stag grip.  It was not until 1938 that the officers were issued a scaled down version with white celluloid grips actually quite different.  The piece we offer here is one manufactured by Ed Wusthof of Solingen and is in very fine condition but the scabbard is repainted (but a fine job).  This repainting was and is common in regards to these RAD pieces. Yes, they were dress daggers that were supposed to be worn only while not engaged in work of course. But in practically every hour otherwise these daggers were extensively worn then why were the scabbards In need of constant repainting?  Precisely because of this constant usage. Also seldom does one ever see one of these that does not have a back strap between the stag horn grips that is not somewhat scarred.  Especially ones that were issued to officers and group leaders, reason: Almost every day various duty notices were nailed up on posts, walls, etc.  This usually means that one would have to go get a hammer! Well why do that when a very heavy implement was hanging right there suspended from your belt ready to use!  Now you understand why the daggers invariably have nicks, scratches and dents in this area.  How nice to have a dress dagger and a handy tool at the same time!  We have said that this one is a very fine example in a good state of preservation.  All the screws are in place and original.  The scabbard is straight throughout. The scabbard mounts are nickel plated as are the cross guard and all metal parts of the grip.  The blade is fine but like 99% of these daggers of the RAD there are signs of minor sharpening. The firm’s name is underneath the logo and the patent pending words “Ges, Gesch" are seen as well.

Now! This dagger has the hanger device that is known as the long bullet hanger. The piece is in brown color leather. The reverse of the clip on the hanger has the mark (logo) of Assmann one of the chief makers of N.S. insignia and accoutrements such as this you can see in our pictures the DRGM markings also besides this, it has the inverted triangle with RAD logo and the date the hanger and probably the dagger were produced (’35’).  This snap clip buckle has a fine looking patina across its surfaces. To find a hewer with the hanger is almost impossible today.  Better grab this one. They are disappearing from the scene rapidly and this is an excellent plus example.

PRICE: $1,950.00 truly a bargain.

 

 

Honor Prize

Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize
Honor Prize from the Reichsnahrstands Exhibition 1937 (Item RAD 6-6 & GEN 14-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful pewter dish that is quite large, about 14 inches in diameter with the symbol of the Reichsnahrstand. This was a social organization that was formed by the Reichsminister for agriculture and the distribution of food-stuff, Reichsleiter Walter Darre. This was a powerful office empowered to intervene and regulate all agriculture. The title means “Reich Food Estate.”  The RNS was responsible for price controls and the quality of farm produce. Exhibitions were sponsored all over the Reich of farming techniques employed in all functions of farming; even with the antagonism against the Third Reich which is still prevalent today, serious conservation minded persons respect and admire Walter Darre and this organization for its outstanding work in the fields of animal husbandry, sowing the soil and generally making the lot of the farmer as important as it surely should be (favored!). Farming was lifted to the level of importance with all the other critical functions of governmental administration within the Third Reich. The Zinn pewter plate we offer is a prize given at the Fourth Grand Exhibition of the Reichsnahrstand held in Munich in 1937 (71 years ago). This was the honor prize given by the organization with the Bavarian county-authority. The prize was presented for excellence and supreme efficacy in sheep herding (shepherding). The dish is in solid first grade pewter and of course pure pewter is a soft metallic material so over the years a few dents and bulges have been acquired but they just do not detract from the apparent beauty of the piece.  The wheat sheath that lies across the swastika symbolizes the importance of agriculture to the well-being of the German nation while the sword is symbolic of the strength of the people as a result of effective use of the gifts of the earth.  A very meaningful relic of the great social experiment brought low by the terrible fratricidal war, this is a wonderful example of an important ‘Blood and Soil’ item. The Germans were quite aware that the health of the people came directly from the strength of the soil and its abundance.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Labor Corps Flag

Labor Corps Flag
Labor Corps Flag
Labor Corps Flag
Labor Corps Flag
Labor Corps Flag
A Large Labor Corps Pennant (RAD 6-7 & FLAG 2-11)

DESCRIPTION: Here in mint condition is a ‘Wimpel’ or Banner of the Reichsarbeitsdienst or Labor Service (RAD). This was an institution established by National Socialist Germany as an agency to reduce unemployment similar to but much superior to the relief programs in other countries during WWII. It was an auxiliary formation which provided support for the Wehrmacht. In July 1934 The RAD was formed and designated as the official state labor service. The RAD was an amalgamation of the many labor organizations formed in Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic. RAD members were to provide services for various civil, military and agricultural construction projects. Party leader Konstantin Hirel was its director during the organizations entire lifetime. The RAD was divided into two major sections The RAD manner for men and the RAD-Wj for women.

The House Flag or banner that we offer has the official symbol of the corps in its center. This symbol was popularly known as “Die kaffeebohne” (The coffee bean’). This one is for the men’s camp and sections. The women’s was similar, but had the wheat sheaths but no spade. Instead, it bore the swastika.  This wimple measures 79 x 46 inches long and as we stated it is in mint condition with bunting edge for pole mounting. A very beautiful example of a rare ensign

PRICE: SOLD

 

Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade

Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Reverse side
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
RAD before The Fuhrer
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Achtung! RAD in review
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Labor leader
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Symbol of the RAD
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Mini Labor Corps Spade
Unique Miniature Labor Corp Spade (Letter Opener) (Item RAD 6-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is a great little art piece from a family whose deceased father was in the thick of fighting for his Fatherland in WWII. This miniature spade in brass, however, was from his time in the German Labor Service (RAD) that he served in within the Berlin area prior to WWII. We are told that all the men of his particular unit received these beautiful letter openers in the form of a spade at the completion of an important building project near Berlin in 1939. The blade of the spade is engraved with the swastika and the year 1939 pus the words Reichs Arbeits Dienst Berlin; it is about 7 ¼ inches long in solid brass and is just a wonderful RAD memento and a very historically important piece.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

 

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch
Christmas in the Lager (camp)

Woman's Service Brooch

Woman's Service Brooch
Off to camp (Lager)

Woman's Service Brooch

Brooch of the NS Women’s Labor Corps (RADwJ) (Item RAD 6-10; NSDAP 18-36)

DESCRIPTION: For the express purpose of helping to alleviate some of the mass unemployment that continued in Europe during the great depression, Germany formed the first voluntary labor service for females in 1932. This organization was originally part of the NS—Frauenschaft (National Socialist Women’s League), but by 1936 became part of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) (National Labor Service), first known as the Deutscher-Frauenarbeitsdienst (German Women’s Labor Service). It later became the Reichsarbeitsdienst der weiblichen Jugend (RADwJ). During this time the organization changed from a purely voluntary to a compulsory basis for its membership. Seventeen- to twenty-one-year-old girls were drafted for six months’ duty with an average of 30,000 annual draftees. The RADwJ organization became an important part of the war efforts when the western Allies declared war on Germany. Though it never became very large in numbers compared to other German labor organizations in the beginning, labor camps were set up across Germany where the new female recruits participated in athletic workouts, gymnastics, and field games along with training in childcare, medical assistance, and agricultural work. Their structured camp life was centered on teaching German women to be good mothers and good citizens of the Fatherland. As the ensuing war waged against Germany by the Allies became extremely brutal many young women in German and supporting lands participated along with the brave soldiers and died defending hearth and home through the vengeful bombing and outright brutality of these who claimed the victory. The badge is the earliest of several models (labor designated) that were used from 1936 to 1937 and it consisted of plated steel. It measures 44mm round and has a convex pin on back of badge. The front surface was embossed with “Arbeit für Dein Volk, Adelt Dich selbst—Deutscher Frauenarbeitsdienst” (Work for your people, ennoble yourself, German Women’s Labor Service) around the edge. In the center is an arrangement of six barley stalks surrounding a swastika poised on point to symbolize motion. Each badge had a hand-stamped serial number on its reverse that identified the member recipient. These badges were worn as a brooch at the nape of the neck or blouse closure. The lady who proudly wore this badge was a woman who heard the appeal of the folk community, her nation, and Führer and could say: “Ich leben für Deutschland.” (I have known several of them) God Bless them all!

PRICE: $450.00

 

 

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

 

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard
The repaired rip

RAD Standard
The rare tassels

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard
Swearing in ceremony

RAD Standard

RAD Standard
RAD Headquarters in Berlin

RAD Standard
From the organization book

RAD Standard
From the organization book

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard

RAD Standard
The oath upon the Honor Standarte

RAD Standard
The oath upon the Honor Standarte

RAD Honor Standard (Reichsarbeitsdienst) (Item RAD 6-11)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an official Standarte of the RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) (National Labor Service). We seldom get all bubbly over our offerings, but if there would be exceptions this would be one of them. Why? Because of all the NSDAP flags this one typified the personification of what the party and the Third Reich in general stood for. Hitler felt that the people should be the main concern of the NS programs and he wanted them to be healthy and self- sufficient with all the aid that the party could bestow. This was the socialism of true brotherhood unlike the slavery of international socialism as practiced in the Soviet system whereby Josef Stalin murdered seven million Ukrainians, three million of them children, in the name of Soviet “Agrarian Reform.” Hitler, on the other hand, put into effect many programs to benefit his people and promote a utopia for them. And he succeed until war was forced upon him and Germany. Right to the end the German people enjoyed the benefits of the advanced National Socialist programs such as “Strength Through Joy,” “Kraft durch Freude” that provided fantastic programs for the workers. Yes, there are naysayers, but they are inconsequential in the light of historic-revision awakenings that now have been bringing history to the fore in accordance with facts. Among the socialist programs of the NSDAP the greatest and most important was the Labor Service. RAD members provided great services to various civic, military, and agricultural projects. This of course was a state-sponsored voluntary project and its greatest service to the people was that it mitigated the effects of mass unemployment and in militarizing the workforce it gave purpose to the worker beyond receiving a weekly paycheck. It also made Kameraden of the members whereby the bank president’s son happily worked side by side with the miller’s son. “Arbeit Adelt” was the slogan of the Korps: “Work Glorifies,” and they meant it! In no period of the world’s history was there such a happy band of comrades who labored joyfully knowing that their work was for the good of their nation. Work was for a high purpose not some daily drudgery so one could collect a meager wage from some greedy employer who couldn’t give a damn about his employees (wage slaves!) So, in essence, this was a glorious program. So glorious that the far left socialist and Red-leaning President Franklin D. Roosevelt copied it and in 1933 formed the CCC-Civilian Conservation Corps after the formation of the RAD in Germany. Roosevelt always lied in his denial that his program was patterned after the German Labor Service, but it looms obvious of course looking back. The CCC also did manual labor to complete many worthwhile projects such as forestry, soil conservation, building roads, bridges, state parks, dams, etc., but for all their efforts they didn’t come up to 10 percent of the German program. Now that we have this capsule review of the RAD with my usual politically incorrect comments let’s get to the flag.

The RAD Honor Standarte

This is one of not only importance, but really it is one of the prettiest of the flags and standards of the Third Reich. It measures 51 x 45 inches with fringe 1 ½ inches long. Right away we have to tell you that there is a rip in the fabric about 3 inches wide, but it is a rip not a hole and it is so insignificant that when you see our photos attached you can’t even see it. It actually has been sewn up rather neatly! The embroidery is superb. The oak-leaf trim around the swastika stands up and out as if it were a real strand of leaves applied on top of the fabric. The silver fringe is all intact and although these standards are extremely rare, once in a blue moon one shows up, but we have never seen one offered on the web or at military shows with the tassels included and this one does have these ultra-rare appendages with it and they are complete and uncut. They are in near-mint condition and make the standard the best ever offered as far as we know. Standards such as this were considered sacrosanct items and highly respected always. New recruits and high officer promotions were sworn in while touching the standard while taking the oath of loyalty and fidelity. The inductee promises to be a carrier of the flame of loyalty and service to his folk, Führer, and Fatherland. You can start to see how prodigiously important this NS relic was to the German Arbeitssoldaten. This is a special offering and you may never see one again. Supremely rare!

PRICE: $3,850.00

 

 

 

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album

 

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album
The personal photographs go here.

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album

RAD Photo Album
Actual candid photo taken by this
lad who owned the album "RARE"

RAD Photo Album
The trip to Leipzig

RAD Photo Album
"Goldstein?" Why not.

Album Arbeitsmann in Sachsen (Item RAD 6-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a neat little album that would have been issued to members of the Arbeitsdienste, or Labor Corps stationed at a camp in the area of Saxony. It was issued by the Führer of the Arbeitsgaues XV. It consists of 64 pages of text and great pictures of life in the RAD (Reich Labor Corps), one of the finest social programs of national good ever devised for the betterment of man and that ingratiated the nation. Their motto ”Arbeit Adelt” (Work Glorifies) was a deep truism and the likes of this great program will never be seen again. The system turned out honest, healthy, patriotic heroes that were mindful of ethics, morals, and virtue. This was the starting point after Hitler Youth service for the men to move on to the SS, the army, or other Reich services. No one who has seen the Leni Riefenstahl film Triumph of the Will can forget these stalwart, proud men as they are called upon to sing out where they hailed from and they sang out Swartzwald, Bayern, Kaisersthul, Pomerania, etc., and they dipped their flags in memory of fallen comrades of the SA and the NSDAP. This indeed was a wonderful movement within the apparatus of the party. They go far to reflect the esprit de corps ,or Korpsgeist, of this organization. This book belonged to the original owner Herbert Klück and there are many pictures of life in the RAD printed within. They are of many Arbeitskameraden and their labors for Deutschland illustrated. Among the last pages of the book there is a section for original, personal photos of the recipient of the volume and here we see several snapshots of Herbert and his fellow workers and their barracks plus an original picture of Adolf Hitler as he visited the town near the camp. Actually, Herbert’s being allowed to take this picture is highly unusual as one would have very special clearance to take such a close-up photo of the Führer. On the last page there are 13 signatures of men of troop five that all did a visitation to Leipzig. They were all from Abteilung 5/153, Herbert’s unit. Interesting that the signature right in the middle of the others is L. Goldstein. What does this say about the anti-Semitism we are always told existed in Third Reich organizations? The book is in decent shape and measures 7 x 9 ½ inches. There is some slight age staining on the front and back cover. This is a great archival find and certainly important historically.

PRICE: $285.00

 

 

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

 

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine
Fliegerheim Paris

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine
Italian-German friendship

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine
Dr. Goebbels

Joy and Work Magazine
Berlin gaiety

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine
The SS-LAH section

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine

Joy and Work Magazine
Historic birthdays in June

Joy and Work Magazine

Special Issue of Freude und Arbeit (Joy and Work) Featuring the Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler (LAH) (Item RAD 6-13)


DESCRIPTION:
This is a very special edition of the magazine of the Labor Front with a special section devoted to the elite LAH - Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. Four pages are devoted to this unit and of course the cover as well. Also inside are many other fascinating images of party leaders, special meetings, the Führer and his special guests, diplomatic officials, and foreign dignitaries. There is a special section of two pages with images of famous Europeans born in June. There are sections depicting NS festivities in the German capital of Berlin. There is a two-page section of pictures of Ordensburg Sonthofen and Italian-German comradeship with their respective air corps and armies. There’s a special culture section featuring the flyers’ home of the Luftwaffe in Paris (das Fliegerheim Paris). This is a large-format magazine measuring 10 ½ x 14 ½ inches with 65 glorious pages of the absolute finest photography.

PRICE: $155.00

 

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

 

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

NSDAP Book

Book Du bist sofort im Bilde; You Are Now in the Picture (Item RAD 6-14; GEN 14-27; RAREBOOK 1-10; NSD 18-46)


DESCRIPTION:
Here is a great linen-covered book that is a volume with 204 pages virtually loaded with the story of the history and the responsibility of the members of the NSDAP, schooling, and ideology, the program of the party, pages of the rank insignia of the political branches, SA, SS, NSKK, HJ, RAD, and beautiful chart showing the breakdown of the N.S. GAU system. Evident is the adoration of the Führer and his party, the story of the Wehrmacht, the oath of noble German soldiers, several pages glorifying the armed forces, several pages depicting the flags of the Reich both political and military, army ranks and insignia, air force and navy, and three pages on the Luftschutz and the police. Architecture, labor, promotion of respect for labor are included and there are several pages depicting Germany’s industrial progress, handworkers’ items, and three pages on the Jewish problem, farming issues, cultural pursuits, schooling, women, and motherhood, the Four-Year Plan, sports(?), and colonial properties. All of this priceless information is portrayed in great illustrations. This has to be the greatest book ever printed that illustrates all the great social and cultural issues that made the Third Reich possibly the finest-formed government ever designed for the betterment of the lot of true Germans (but then it tragically ended!) and now we envision and experience the NEW WORLD ORDER. Are we better off?

PRICE: SOLD

 

Women's Work Pin

Women's Work Pin

Women's Work Pin

 N.S. Woman’s Organizational Insignia–Arbeitsmaiden of the Deutsche Frauenwerk (Item RAD 6-15; PINS 8-19; NSD 20-14)

DESCRIPTION: National Socialist women who were actually active in the political life of the nation were organized into the Nationalsozialistische Frauenschaft abbreviated NS-Frauenschaft and the Deutsche Frauenwerk (DFW), the German Women’s Welfare Organization. The compulsory political labor service of German girls was organized and performed in the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD). In peacetime women were normally given only the traditional duties of Kinder, Küche, Kirch–children, kitchen, church—as often expressed by Kaiser Wilhelm in earlier times. However, once the German men marched off to war the women had to replace them on the farms and in the factories and that was when the Arbeitsmaiden idea became so crucial. This insignia worn by these ladies employs the usual upside-down triangle of the Frauenschaft but with the cogged wheel of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF). It is much scarcer today than the normal Frauenschaft pin. This example has the “RZM” mark on the back with its item identification code of “M1/18.” It measures 1¼ inches high and 1 inch wide. It’s in excellent condition.

PRICE: SOLD

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

 

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger
The tiny crack

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

RAD (Reich Labor Service) Officer’s Dagger with Hangers by Alcoso (Item RAD 6-16)


DESCRIPTION:
Here is a superb example of the senior officer’s RAD dagger with the aluminum hilt so preferred by collectors. The firm of Alcoso later in the period produced many examples with aluminum hilts. The eagle pommel has absolutely outstanding details to the bird’s brow, eyes, nasal area, and his cruel beak; a real bird of prey not seen since the Roman Centurions swords known as Gladius. This is the most culturally fine of all the N.S. daggers since its very design harks back to the era of the mighty legions of Rome. The crossguard is plain on the reverse and on the obverse features the logo of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD: Reich Labor Service) in the center. That design consists of the blade of a spade with a raised mobile swastika positioned over two wheat shafts each on a 45-degree angle. The hilt is set off by a fine set of off-white grip plates. These would be considered in excellent condition, but the grip on the reverse side has a tiny crack at the bottommost portion where the grip meets the metal spiral design section that’s just above the crossguard. This is the only damage to an otherwise gorgeous dagger. The scabbard is also in picture-perfect condition. The Celtic or Teutonic upper panel design has often been referred to as the RAD curls. Below the curls are two wheat sheaths pointing down to the next panel and that one has a finely pebbled surface design. At the bottom of the scabbard are two more wheat sheaths, but this time pointing upward. The scabbard has 100 percent of its original silvering and 90 percent of its original lacquered surface. There are a few areas on the finish where air has penetrated beneath the lacquered scabbard giving it a darker contrast compared to the brighter areas. This is common with practically every one of these daggers that we have ever seen. The carrying rings are in good condition being the type bent to the shape of the letter “p”. The throat is retained by two flathead screws. The blade is also a very fine example that was finished in the matte style and is in mint condition. The motto of the labor service: “Arbeit adelt ” (“Work ennobles”) is etched on the obverse that still has 100 percent of the original darkening in the background. The Alcoso logo is very clear and the set of scales is shown with the name “ALCOSO SOLINGEN.”

The Hangers

Most collectors of N. S. daggers don’t realize just how indubitably rare the RAD officer’s dagger hangers are. You almost never see them, and when found they are treasured! This officer’s RAD dagger has a set that are in incredibly fine condition. They could even be said to be “perfect.” The leather is supple and the fittings sound. The buckles are pebbled just like the pebbled panel on the scabbard (a perfect match!). The dagger suspends from them and makes for a very handsome picture. Here indeed is one of the finest RAD officer’s daggers out there in cyberland. I have not yet seen a better one at this very incredibly reasonable price.

PRICE: $3,995.00; they just absolutely don’t come better.

 

Badge

Badge

Replica Pioneer of Labor Badge (Item RAD 6-17)


DESCRIPTION:
This is a badge that if it were original it would be worth a king’s ransom, but this is a postwar badge; believe it or not! I garnered some good information from one of the forums and this goes to prove that once in a while there are persons on these sources of information that actually know what they are talking about (“the lonely little petunia in the onion patch”!). Stan, an association member, said that there were only 18 of the badges awarded up to the beginning of May 1944, and only two originals have surfaced in the past 60 years and both were hallmarked “900” and had a horizontal pin. He also said that he knew a version was sold that was not hallmarked and has a horizontal pin and a maker's mark “o” and he believed this one to be postwar. This one we offer fits that description. It probably is a 1960’s Rudolf Souval piece, but it has fine detailing, good weight and feel to it, and is truly quality made. The original was awarded to industrialists such as Porsche and Krupp. This piece is still rather rare today and obviously quite beautiful and would be a great filler to a collector who in all probability would never have an original.

PRICE: We almost never do this, but in this case we are going to ask for offers since a major auction house is offering one that is identical for the reserve estimated price of $5,000 to $6,000. Please make your reasonable offer.

 

Desk Set

Desk Set

 

Desk Set

Desk Set

Desk Set
The label on the bottom

Desk Set

Desk Set

Desk Set
DAF meeting

Desk Set
"Strength through Joy" (KdF)

Desk Set
"Strength through Joy"

Desk Set
"Strength through Joy" car (Volkswagen)

Desk Set
A factory sign

Desk Set

Desk Piece from the Office of a Deutsche Arbeitsfront Official (Item RAD 6-18)


DESCRIPTION:
Here is a great-looking, decorative desk piece that embodies the cogged wheel swastika of the DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront). This was the German Labor Trade Union that replaced the various trade unions in the Third Reich after Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. It was a superior system whose aim was to create a true social community and existed to act as a medium through which workers and owners of industry could mutually represent their interests. Wages were set by twelve DAF trustees. The employees were given relatively high set wages and security of employment and dismissal was made difficult. Social security and leisure programs were started, canteen breaks, and regular working times were established, and German workers were overjoyed with what the DAF gave them in repayment for their absolute loyalty. It was a program unexcelled then or now by the communists or the capitalist regimes. It was in every sense the workers’ paradise. Read more about it by searching “Strength through Joy” in your favorite search engine.

The Desk Set

The devise is or seems to be constructed in bronze or steel. If the latter, it would probably indicated that the DAF official was a steel-factory officer, CEO, or head negotiator. The cogged wheel with swastika measures five inches in diameter while the swastika measures about three inches. The wheel is mounted on a small plinth and is supported by two miniature eagles whose wings are up and ready for flight. The whole of the display is mounted on a block of white granite with beautiful graining. This block measures 6 x 3 inches and is a little less than one inch thick. This piece of granite is adhered to a sculptured wooden plinth that measures 11 x 5 inches. At the back of the granite base there is a tiny stamping that says “Dienstmarke Deutsches Reich." I guess this is to say that this is a patriotic objet d’art, a very aesthetic, esoteric art piece perhaps more than worthy of your desk. Remember, work ennobles!

PRICE: $650.00

 

Medals

Medals

 

Medals
Labor battalions marching through Nuremberg

Medals
Labor Corps officer

Medals

Medal for Long Service in the RAD (National Labor Service Third Class) (Item RAD 6-19)


DESCRIPTION:
This is a mint-condition example wherein all the silver frosting is evident. The obverse shows the spade with swastika; the symbol of this N.S. organization. On its reverse side it says (translated) “In Loyal Service in the Reich’s Labor Service.” This is an important N.S. service medal.

PRICE: $98.00

 

Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

 

Soup Bowl for the DAF (3) (Item RAD 6-20; MESSHALLPORC 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a soup bowl as used in the factory mess halls of the DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront). What was the greatest of all the porcelain dinnerware makers in Germany? Answer: KPM (Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur; Royal Porcelain Factory) in Meissen. This company goes back to 1763. Porcelain made for various German services in the WWII era were made by all the German porcelain manufacturers and the ones that stand out are the KPM pieces, in particular. The firm made many dinner pieces for the German Work Front and here we present a perfect soup bowl by KPM. It has the cogged-wheel swastika on the bottom with the motto of that corps under the familiar logo of the company. This one also has the seal of the particular factory group on the top edge of the bowl. Its design has a logo with two hunting horns and the initials “DPO.” This manufacturer was in Lublin, which was in the occupied general-government area of Poland after the liberation of the German minority. A shop was set up there to augment the Bavarian makers. The edges of the piece are trimmed in a Bavarian blue. The opening of the bowl measures about 9 inches. It is in perfect shape with no nicks or scratches. That marvelous, tough, bright-white porcelain was made to take a beating and often did; this one survived some 78 years. WOW!

PRICE: SOLD

 

Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

 

Mess Hall Porcelain Sugar Bowl from the DAF (Deutsches Arbeitsfront) (6) (Item RAD 6-21; MESSHALLPORC 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a sugar bowl from the German Labor Front, which was commanded by Dr. Robert Ley. This is part of the large collection we purchased recently. This is probably the largest collection of mess hall china ever assembled in postwar years. Above the text about this item offered here are other pieces shown. Please do look at them concerning this great original tableware by other famous porcelain firms in the period of World War Two and the Third Reich. This classic sugar bowl is in mint condition and was produced for the German Labor Front by the firm of Bauscher Weiden, the company that made most of the tableware for the DAF. This china was the toughest ever made and is rather handsome in its own right with very classic lines. The bowl has the logo of the maker on the bottom, and the symbol of the DAF (cogged wheel with swastika). This particular piece is rather unusual in that it also has some personalization. It has the stylized letters “GHB” across the side of the bowl. The permanently attached platter is about 7 inches in diameter while the bowl is about 3 inches high and the measurement for the spout is about 6 inches across.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Porcelain

Porcelain

 

Large Mess Hall Porcelain Coffeepot for the German Work Front (DAF) (7) (Item RAD 6-22; MESSHALLPORC 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the best pieces from the large collection of mess hall porcelain that we purchased. This without a doubt is the largest grouping of these fine original items ever accumulated altogether. Several porcelain companies during the Second World War turned out such pieces for the various military and N.S. political services. We explain more in the listings above about these wonderful china pieces. I have shown several companies’ logos, but the one that turned out this magnificent coffee server is one that is probably quite rare. The company is Tirschenreuth, a city in northeast Bavaria. Tirschenreuth was famous for fine quality porcelain, and vintage pieces are highly sought after by collectors. Its famous porcelain factory was shut down many years ago. Obviously, it, like other German porcelain makers, turned out mess hall china for the military. This coffeepot is in mint condition and has the Tirschenreuth logo and the DAF symbol of the cogged wheel with the swastika in the circle. It also says: “MODELL DES AMTES SCHÖNHEIT DER ARBEIT.” This roughly translate as: "Approved Model of the Office of Beauty of Work." "Schönheit der Arbeit" (“Office of Beauty of Work”) was an organization under the DAF concerned with improving conditions in the workplace and, according to one source, also gave the seal of approval to good designs. Much more about this great porcelain can be learned by reading about it in the preceding text about some of the other offerings regarding the DAF. The measurement of this coffeepot and its cover are about 10½ inches high and from the handle to the spout is about 10 inches. This without a doubt is the finest coffeepot of this type ever to surface that we know of.

PRICE: $350.00 and again, a bargain!

 

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

 

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Original DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) Porcelain Mess Hall Grouping (4) (Item RAD 6-23; MESSHALLPORC 1-4

DESCRIPTION: Here is a spectacular grouping of original mess hall chinaware that was used in factories and other facilities used by the German Labor Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront). The chinaware was also used by crewmembers aboard ships of the Strength through Joy (Kraft durch Freude) organization such as Wilhelm Gustloff and Robert Ley. The china was manufactured by several of the porcelain firms in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s for service pieces used by the army, navy, air force, Waffen-SS, and the labor corps companies like KPM, Meisen, Nymphenburg, Hutschenreuther, Bauscher Weiden, and others produced this beautiful, glowing white dishware for the military and Nazi Party. In general, the pieces we offer here in a group are as follows:

1. A huge meat platter that measures 15½ x 10 inches and is in great shape with no nicks. This one has a red boarder and the center is recessed as to allow no gravy spillover. There is some tiny color loss in the red enameling because of heavy usage. On the back is the Hutschenreuther logo that has the traditional Bavarian Lion, the city “Selb,” and the cogged wheel swastika of the DAF and its wording.
2. Two dinner plates that measure 9 inches in diameter with the markings as in #1 above.
3. A deep soup or mashed-potato bowl that has diameter opening of 8½ inches. This one has the imprint of the factory in the inside bottom of the bowl. The marking on the outside-bottom are the same as the ones shown above. This bowl has a decorative black line around the lid of the bowl. Price is for all, and we will not break them up.

$285.00; No other site is able to match this.

 

Mess Hall Porcelain

 

Mess Hall Porcelain
Underside of saucer

Mess Hall Porcelain
Underside of creamer

Very Nice Group of DAF Porcelain (5) (Item RAD 6-24; MESSHALLPORC 1-5

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rare grouping of mess hall porcelain that we bought along with the groups above. This is the tableware used in German service groups Wehrmacht, and NSDAP-sponsored organizations such as the RAD and DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront). We have explained some of this in the articles above. The DAF was the National Worker’s Association that replaced the unions. Why? Because these unions worldwide were to say the very least nefarious. The DAF was an effective organization and the people of the German working public adored it. The social welfare and industrial betterment programs were the essence of true socialism on the right. The communists and democrats were given the boot! This organization sponsored paid vacations on “Kraft durch Freude” luxury liners such as Robert Ley and Wilhelm Gustloff. They would take workers on fabulous vacations to such places as the Norwegian and Swedish wonder sites that hitherto they would have never dreamed of visiting. They effectively improved conditions in factories throughout the Reich to a really great extent. The lives of the workers were made much happier. The grouping here is comprised of a beautiful creamer and two dessert plates. The creamer is by the firm of Hutschenreuter. It bears their lion logo and, of course, the DAF symbol of a swastika within a cogged wheel. The beautiful creamer stands 6 inches high and from the handle to the pouring lip is about 6½ inches in girth. It is in beautiful, mint condition. The dessert plates also have the DAF logo. The maker is also Hutschenreuter; the other is exactly the same but by KPM, the absolute finest name in regal porcelain in all of Germany. The group is offered at the most reasonable price.

$450.00

 

Mess Hall Porcelain
Note chip at 12:00

 

Mess Hall Porcelain
Note crack

Mess Hall Porcelain
Crack as seen on the back

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain
Stamp as seen on the back

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain
Recruitment poster for DAF

Mess Hall Porcelain
A DAf badge

Mess Hall Porcelain
Work Front paybook

Divided Mess Hall Dinner Plate for the N.S.D.A. Workers (Deutsche Arbeitsfront)(11) (Item RAD 6-25; MESSHALLPORC 1-11

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful mess hall utility dish that’s not only beautiful to look at, but I love the concept of compartmentalized serving that’s absolutely perfect for the chow line where several servers dish out meat, potatoes, and various vegetables a scoop at a time! I used one in my hitch in the U.S.Navy; I still use one, today. I think they are great! This is mess hall china for the tables of the DAF (German Work Front) and is marked on the bottom with the cogged-wheel swastika and the name of the firm that produced it; in this case Koenigszelt, one of the many well-known firms that produced this tough stoneware for the Work Front. In some of the preceding write-ups, I explained some more about that organization and the various porcelain makers that served the basic needs of workers’ food service. The size of this dish is 11 inches in diameter and the compartments are deep. There is a thin, red line around the edges that gives it better dimension. It is one handsome piece of N.S. china. However, there is a minute nick in the red rim that if subjected to a magnification view can be seen at 12:00 in our pictures, but when viewed closely one can see that it evolves into a noticeable crack.(Oh, so slight!) and it isn’t going anywhere farther. Since it is the only piece with a crack in all the collection purchased, we are going to sacrifice it. Remember, this is mess hall porcelain; not for the Reich’s chancellery! For the price of it, this is a bargain! Others listed in the past on other sites (without the separate compartments) have asked much more than our perfect one that you can see below; sometimes as much as $300, or more than twice the price. But, because of the little crack we are letting this one go for a song.

$100 plus shipping

 

Mess Hall Porcelain
Note no decorative red line; plain, but perfect!

Mess Hall Porcelain
Logo and mfg. mark under the glaze

Divided Mess Hall Dinner Plate for the N.S.D.A. Workers (Deutsche Arbeitsfront)(11a) (Item RAD 6-25a; MESSHALLPORC 1-11a

DESCRIPTION: This Reich’s Work Front divided dish is in mint condition, but the labor section that it was used in did not use the red decorative line around the rim of the dish. The description with the one above pretty much describes this one as well; however, this one is mess hall porcelain manufactured by Hutschenreuther. It has the manufacture’s mark along with the cogged-wheel swastika that is the symbol of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront underneath. Hutschenreuther made most of the mess hall items for the workers. This is one tough piece of porcelain as all the third Reich mess hall china was.

$250.00

 

 

 

 

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