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NS Fliegerkorps (NSFK) Zivelabzeichen Civilian Badge Before 1933 (Item SA 12-2; PINS 7-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is an extremely rare NS flying badge stickpin. This NSFK was the legal corporation founded in 1932. As its name would suggest the NSFK’s main concern was with flying, but that did not imply that ground training of the sort practiced in the parent SA was overlooked. Participation in competitive sport (mostly aerial) was encouraged, particularly skiing, a sport which was claimed useful to a flyer since it enhanced his sense of balance. The organization was divided into three main sections; powered aircraft, gliders, and balloons. The individual members were fully uniformed in conformity with other NSDAP paramilitary organizations. The Führer’s decree of 1933 established the NSFK as the premier air organization in the Third Reich and all other groups such as the Deutscher Luftsport Verband and all other subordinate group were disbanded. So the NSFK went on to instill the love of flight in Germany’s “young eagles,” the pilots who would be the nucleus of the mighty Luftwaffe of WWII. The badge is very rare being the earliest insignia of this corps. It’s basically a swastika in black enamel with a winged propeller as its central motif. This of course would indicate that the wearer was attached to the motor-powered aircraft section of the fledgling (at that time) organization. The stickpin was made by C.E. Juncker, the prestigious maker of the finest flight badges located in Berlin.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Signed Photograph of August Wilhelm, Prince of Prussia (Item SA 12-3; PERS 3-5)

DESCRIPTION: August Wilhelm, 1887-1949, was the fourth son of Kaiser Wilhelm II. He was born at the Hohenzollern Palace at Potsdam on January 29, 1887. He was called Auwi. His mother was the Kaiser's first wife, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. He fought valiantly in World War I, and after the war joined the anti-Bolshevik conservative veteran group known as the “Stalhelm” (steel helmet). Against his father's will, he joined the revolutionary National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) led by Adolf Hitler, and in 1933 he became a member of the SA and was also a member of the Reichstag. In 1939 he was promoted to the rank of SA-Obergruppenführer. He actually held many administrative posts in Prussia before joining the Nazi Party. In 1929, as a new member, he toured Germany lecturing on behalf of Hitler. He was very popular among the German citizenry and thus very beneficial to the plans and agenda of the party. In 1931 there was a police raid of one of the NS meetings in Königsberg and Prince Auwi was badly beaten, but he still kept up his association and membership with the NS party, especially the SA, which he proudly served. All during the Kampfzeit, the prince rose swiftly in the ranks of the storm troops and finally became a full general in 1943. He was always loyal and always stood in awe of the Führer and remained a dedicated NS stalwart throughout the war. In 1945 he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. For what? Only because he was a patriot for his Fatherland and the son of Kaiser Wilhelm, and a faithful follower of Adolf Hitler. He committed no war crimes. His imprisonment only served the interests of those who wanted to break the will and spirit of the German people. And of course in Germany today, “the beat goes on.” The framed picture is dated 1933 in the upper left corner and is signed by the Prince with “Heil Hitler” emphatically written in his hand. Underneath his name there is another short inscription that we can't make out. The photo is also signed by the photographer (illegible). The actual picture measures 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches. The entire original frame measures 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. The prince is posed in SA uniform with collar tabs that look to be denoting the rank of possibly Oberführer or Brigadeführer. The picture is in perfect condition, showing no creases or fading. Here's a chance to purchase a great piece with superb historical significance that spans two German Reichs memorializes a patriotic royal personage who stood defiant in his beliefs.

PRICE:   $1,960.00

 

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Exceptionally Rare SA M-43 Cap for the Mountain Standartes (Item SA 12-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is an incredible find. It’s the cap designated as “Dienstmütze für Jagereinheiten” for the Südmark District because of the pink top and the Edelweiss flower on the diamond of the same color. This is the leader’s mountain cap of the exact specifications for Austrian units, specifically, the Südmark. On officer’s models such as this the buttons are pebbled silver. See volume 3, page 574 of Headgear of Hitler's Germany by Wilhelm P.B.R. Saris, , for a nearly identical cap except for one detail; the one shown in the book has a metal SA eagle device, whereas the one we offer has an embroidered eagle on the pink backing. This is great and indicates either a higher rank than shown in Saris’ book or possibly the former wearer was so proud of his Standarte standing that he commissioned the special eagle, or such was actually issued at some point. In any case, this is one spectacular find in an ultra-rare piece of NS headgear. None of our staff and advisers had seen one in our many, many combined years of experience, and I would have to say that this beautiful bullion eagle just makes it even more desirable. This type of M-43 cap was used by most of the mountain SA groups such as Hochland. We show a picture of the head ski instructor of Hochland wearing such a cap. A cap pretty much identical to the one we offer was worn by the Styrian Homeland League, Steierischer Heimatbund.” This was an active unit of the SA Wehrmannschaft. It was formed in Gau Steiermark in 1941 to protect German folk and property located in Styria, which bordered Yugoslavia. I think this may be one of the rarest pieces of NSDAP headgear being offered on the Internet today. The condition is perfection itself; no mothing, no rips, no tears. It’s just as nice as it could be as they don't come any better than this! This is a dramatically great specimen indeed!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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SA Kepi for the Sudmark Mountain District (Item SA 12-4A)

DESCRIPTION: You can note the similarity of the M-43 cap above and this SA kepi. The one above was purchased from a German family who after having sold it to our picker in the Vaterland later decided to sell another cap that was owned by the same relative who was in the SA Styrian league (Steierischer Heimatbund).  He had kept this one and wore it only on dress or momentous NSDAP occasions. At this point we were told that he actually belonged to a reserve SA unit and due to his vocation he was not able to be spared in those desperate times; persons in management of firms engaged in industry that had to do with war material were not encouraged to indulge in Party activity that would necessitate any divergence from the national need of the times and that above all was war production. The family continued in the tradition of keeping this man’s possessions pin neat and carefully stored. This accounts for the fact that both caps are virtually mint! Especially this kepi. There is (one) tiny moth hole in the pink area at the vey back of the cap. Please read about the M-43 cap above since it will fill you in about the Mountain SA groups. We believe this kepi was not a NSDAP issue, rather it was a special order from the small unit itself. Thus there is no RZM tag inside. The caps are 100% original but so that the specialist would be completely satisfied, both caps were subjected to the black light test and they passed completely except for about 8 threads on the kepi’s front section. Where the bouillon surrounds the crown, a group of threads about ½ inch long, why? There could be various answers but none of them would cast any aspirations on the cap since the rest, 95% of the thread that fastens the top silver bullion piping, do not glow. Actually not worth mentioning but we believe all should be known to the potential buyer. This tiny thing will be of no consequence to 99.9% of buyers that are in the knowledge of these things. Having said that, I think this is the nicest officer kepi that we have seen in a long time. We believe the SA man was a lower ranking staff leader in the Obergruppe Brigade of the Styrian SA. In the Saris book mentioned above there is a similar kepi on page 577 (bottom picture that is practically identical to this one that the author shows and mentions in his description that its manufactured according to the 1937 regulations.) “The silver crown piping was to be worn by the Unteres Fuhrerkorps including Hauptstrumfuhrer, Oberstrumfuhrer and Sturmfuhrer with a silver button.” The leather strap has a slight crack near the left buckle, otherwise, just as fine a kepi as we have ever seen. The edelweiss that was the symbol of these brave and dauntless mountain troopers is attached in similar manner as the M-43 above. A great addition to a good collection.  

PRICE: $1,500.00; Reduced to $950.00

 

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SA Eagle Silver Stickpin (Item SA 12-4b; PINS 8-13)

DESCRIPTION: This silver stickpin depicting a national eagle emblem of the Reich was designed for use by the SA (Stormtroops). Every adaptation of the NS eagle is for a different use and designation. The SS eagle looks different than the army model and the Hitler Youth also had its own as did the SA and this is the SA Adler. Struck in silver and marked on the back as such the detail is really great. It looks like the one that graces the grip of the SA dagger only larger. This is a very good collectable goody!

PRICE:   $150.00

 

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Stormtrooper Chocolate Mold (Item SA 12-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here possibly is the most unusual and unique item we have ever offered. It is a genuine mold for making SA Stormtroopers of chocolate. This is a mold from the Anton Reiche Chocolate Mold Factory in Dresden, Germany. This firm was founded in 1870 by Fredrich Anton Reiche, 1845-1913, and was Europe’s largest manufacturer of baking tins and chocolate molds. The company supplied 45 other German companies and sold its products to cities throughout Europe as well as to New York, Toronto, and South American countries. His customers numbered all the major chocolate manufacturers. The molds he manufactured, as well as his other products such as children’s toys, automats, signs, and vessels, stood out on account of their unique artistic quality and craftsmanship. Today, items produced by Anton Reiche are highly sought-after collectors’ items and are particularly attractive for viewers in displays. They also provide an insight into the folk culture of the times when they were produced and make an important contribution to the authentic conveyance of knowledge. In the past 2 centuries the production of comestibles and luxury foodstuffs was one of the most important industries in Dresden, the city long-known as the “Florence on the Elbe.” It acquired a reputation as a Mecca for bakery and chocolate specialties. The first bar of milk chocolate was produced as early as 1839. After the death of Anton Reiche in 1913, the manufactory went on making the finest of chocolate molds and it continued up until the British and American bombers murdered the beautiful city and massacred thousands and thousands of its inhabitants. The factory was ruined and later the firm went back in business in Dresden under the name ‘Veb Schokoladenfirm.” Back in 1932-1958 there were as many as 50,000 different molds and during the NS era the company was doing very well since various NS holidays were proclaimed besides the usual Christmas and Easter celebrations giving ideas for various chocolate figures such as this mold for SA men. The company’s being just as patriotic as other German manufacturers naturally produced molds that celebrated the awakening and arising of the German people under the swastika. A collector known to us has a Reiche mold for a chocolate Adolf Hitler, but for the most part these molds are practically priceless and very seldom found. Our information is that such molds were for the most part retained by the mold company, and chocolate from them was sold to chocolate firms after the war with the threat of arrest and seizure. Most of the NS-themed molds were destroyed with only a very few going out the back door. You are offered possibly one of the last! This is an item both unique and vastly important to NS history.

PRICE: $4,250.00; fantastic

 

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FrontkampferbundStandard or Veteran’s Flag (Item SA 12-6; VETS 2-9; NSD 15-7)

DESCRIPTION: This fantastic flag was for the Frontkampferbund or Front Line Fighters and it was the elite group of the many paramilitary organizations that arose after the defeat of WWI in the Weimar Republic. This group was part of the Stahlhelm (steel helmets). The Stahlhelm was founded at the end of 1918 by Franz Seldte in the city of Magdeburg. Its journal, “Stalhelm,” was instrumental in spreading patriotism through the defeated, but still proud German Volk. The Stahlhelm was the largest paramilitary organization in Germany in the 1920s. In 1929 the Stalhelm joined the Volksentscheid Gegen den Young Plan to demonstrate against the Young plan. The Stalhelm joined the NSDAP and Altdeutscher Verband to form the Haazburger Front which was a united right-wing front against the Weimer Republic. In 1934 the Stahlhelm was renamed Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Frontkampferbund (Federation of the National Socialist Frontline Fighters) and later integrated into the Sturmabteilung (SA). In postwar Germany the Bund der Frontsoldaten was re-created for the first time in Cologne. A year later in 1952 even before his release from allied captivity Field Marshal Albert Kesselring was elected federal leader of the extremely patriotic association a post he kept until his death in 1960. Even after the reunification old and young right-wing patriots called extremists by the leftist German government have kept ties to the Stalhelms’ ideology right up to the present time. At every meeting some of the old flags of the elite (FKB) are unfurled and presented. This particular flag was for the Ortsgruppe (local group) F.K.B. Freyung.v.W.. Freyung is a small town to the west of Munich in the area known as (Bresgau). It was an area known to have loyal sentiment to the NSDAP and this Frontsoldaten Gruppe was not an exception. During the period of the attempted communist revolution soldiers of this group were once again frontline fighters that came forward in the ranks of the Freikorps that letterally saved Germany from the red menace. They gave the Rote Front and the Spartacists hell delivered hot and furious. The Frontkampferbund gave its best in this terrible struggle and they were the ones in the forefront of it all. The flag we offer is in really good condition considering its age and how many parades, functions of the group that it saw from the 1920s into the 1930s these were drastic and multi-eventful years and this was the standard of a front-action group. The flag measures 45 x 45 inches square. It comes with its original pole top (pictured). The pole top shows both sides of the WWI Iron Cross and is also quite beautiful like the flag. The embroidery is purely wonderful. Yes, there is some fraying most probably from constant usage. But all in all it does not detract from what is a powerful virtual conveyance into the yesteryear of Germanic glory and patriotism. The former owner in Germany made a rod that has hooks with closure that exactly line up with the tiny rings at the edge of the standard. This is handy as with a simple flip around both sides can be easily viewed when the flag and the rod are hung up. So, gentlemen, here is a great offering both historically important, and beautiful.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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NSKK Officer’s Cap Eagle in Genuine Silver (Item SA 12-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the silver insignia that was the specialty of the German silversmiths in the east. If you read our narrative at About Our Rings and Silver Insignia you will see the facts about our acquisition of these pieces and many others that we bought in Stuttgart a few years back. Silver insignia such as hat insignia were never issued, but it was permissible to wear such “special” insignia as long as the basic pattern was exactly as mandated by the RZM in the politically connected insignia. The only difference being that this item was in genuine 800-series silver: 800, 835, etc. The Thüringen jewelers were essentially alone in the manufacture of these objects in the semiprecious metal. He supplied various companies whose offerings were insignia such as Wagner, Sy & Wagner, Assmann, and numerous others in Lüdensheid. The silver insignia and rings were of extra-high quality and improvements were limited only to the fineness of definition. The lines are generally more detailed and refined than on brass or aluminum examples as issued. They are naturally heavier and special attention was given to patina so that swastikas, letters, etc., stood out sharply. Look closely at the pictures presented then if possible compare the detail with any issue piece. These insignia were cast from steel dies and the beauty of the product is unmistakable. There couldn’t be better.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Badge for Reich’s Flying Competition in Postal Night Flight 1938 (Item SA 12-9)

DESCRIPTION: The NSFK, or National Socialist Flieger Korps (NS Flying Corps), had many aerial contests throughout Germany in the 1930s, and their badges were by far the sharpest looking of all. The insignia and commemorative badges of Germany were usually brass-set with exclusive enamel surface like this one. The purpose of the NSFK was to build a crack Luftwaffe, or air force, for the German Fatherland, and this plan was certainly successful. The Luftwaffe was the finest air arm ever assembled, then and now. This badge measures 2 1/8 by 1 1/2 inches. On the pin attachment is the manufacturer’s name, ‘O. Feschler Bernsbach.’ The silver-plated figure of Icarius with the swastika is a separately adhered piece on the blue-and-green background. This is a strikingly beautiful badge.

PRICE:   $195.00

 

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NSFK Badge for Participation in the Deutschland Flug (Item SA 12-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful badge for the NSFK’s participation in the “Flight for Germany” held in 1938. It measures 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches. It’s made in silver-plated brass with gorgeous enameling with the winged-man figure with swastika and, of course, the NSFK letters added over the blue-enameled map of Germany. Around the edge is “Deutschland Flug 1938” and there is a ‘WL’ over the figure of the Icarius-looking figure with wings. This is a very sharp-looking badge. The pin catch has the maker’s name: G. Brehmer.

PRICE:   $185.00

 

 

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Framed Cast NS Eagle Standing Plaque (Item SA 12-11; GEN 13-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is the earliest style of NS-SA eagle. Actually, it was used by the Adolf Hitler Standarte as well. This was the earliest formation of the SS. The wreathed swastika is almost larger than the eagle on this plaque. The early offices of he NSDAP were decorated with exactly this style eagle in the form of wall plaques and free-standing desk plaques such as this one. The eagle became much more refined, later on. This is the rare one, however. The eagle is oddly enough framed. The last owner wanted to hang it on the wall so he decided to frame it. I, for one, would not have done that, but in any case the framing was done in such a way that the plaque is easily removed if that’s what the buyer would prefer to do. The eagle and wreath measure 7 1/2 inches high with its wingspan measuring 9 inches. The frame is 17 1/2 x 12 inches. By the way, the frame is of steel and well made and must have cost a pretty penny to put together. This is a very excellent grouping (frame and eagle) and would make an excellent wall hanging in an NS-period collection.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Framed Patriotic SA Pillowcase (Item SA 12-12)

DESCRIPTION: This is really unique: a hand-embroidered pillowcase that has the NS flag and the words to the “Horst Wessel Lied,” the anthem of the party and the SA. This was undoubtedly done by one of the wives or sweethearts of an SA man or alternatively just a very loyal citizen of the Fatherland. For a bit more information about Horst Wessel, the young murdered SA man, go to Item PERS 2-6 and you will see some explanation about him. The words in German translate to:
The flag high! The ranks now closed
The SA march with firm, proud steps
Comrades shot by Red Front
And reaction, march in spirit within our ranks.

This, to us, says it all. When one thinks about those tumultuous times in what has come to be know as the “Kampfzeit,” the “time of struggle.” This is actually a monument of sorts and should be put in safe keeping in a museum or fine secure collection. “Clear the streets for the Brown Battalions.”

PRICE:   $350.00

 

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NSKK Car Plaque from Breslau 1933 (Item SA 12-16)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very impressive automobile plaque in a large size 3 ½ x 2 ¼   in silver color. We found two of these in a recent German trip, one in bronze and one in silver plating.  They have the typical NSKK eagle with the NSKK letters overhead.  The word Stern fahrt” appears and this translates to “Star Journey” and this indicates possibly a nighttime exercise on the 10th of September 1933 ( the year of the NSDAP assumption of power.  For further knowledge abut the NSKK (National Socialist Motor Corps) See other listings in this (SA section) of the site. Use (search Germania) if you wish, found on the home page. The city of Breslau will go down in future history as the bravest city in world history.  The people put up a heroic struggle to the death against the murderous Red hordes in 1945 and fought valiantly to the last grandpa alive.  This was the Alamo of the Reich!  A beautiful and meaningful relic of the European struggle against Bolshevism and a early important piece from the beginning of it all as well.

PRICE:   $265.00

 

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NSKK Car Badge in Bronze (Item SA 12-17)

DESCRIPTION: Here Is another NSKK Car Badge. See the one above for details it is exactly the same but in Bronze instead of silver Plated.

PRICE:  $275.00

 

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An SA Stammrole And Auswels to a SA man with English Father (Item SA 12-18)

DESCRIPTION: This is amazing! I was going through a group of documents that recently came in, and somehow I thought “this guy on this membership list didn’t look “Deutsche”, and then it dawned on me that the father of this man was born in England and it is noted that he was born in 1848 in Werschen England. The SA man son was born in Konigstein. He joined the SA 26/9/1940 and was assigned to the SA Sturm 11/1/12. With the Stammrole are 6 other documents. One shows he was a Rottenfuhrer . Another gives all his background, and was filled out by hand. Also we find Action notice from 1942 and another 1943. Another is a” Verplichtungsschein” from 1940 this was an obligatory disclosure, where the SA man states that he is of German blood dissent (Aryan) as a candidate for membership in the SA of the NSDAP. The man promises loyalty and will always act in obedience to the SA organization and the ultimate leader Adolf Hitler until his final achievement in the SA ranks. This he will pledge with all of his strength in the service to the SA.
The other enclosed document is an Anwarter Ausweiss NR. N 987 to this man Edvard Tingey. Tingey being an old established English name. This shows his birth date, place of birth and like the Stammrole. It has his picture (and English face, if I have ever seen one). He looks like he is straight from Cornwall. He was registered to be in SA Gruppe, Southwest. The Standarte Mulhausen Sturm 11 signed by hand by the SA Oberfuhrer with the stamp of the
Standort  Fuhrer in Stuttgart  (Nice)!.

PRICE:  $325.00

 


SA Car Pennant
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An SA Car Pennant (Item SA 12-20)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a small pennant 12 inches long and 7 inches at its widest point. It has the three brass rings for attachment to a staff. It is double sided with the SA emblem on cloth attached to each side. It has a couple of scars one on the emblem (one side only) and the other is in the edge of where the attachment to the staff is. These minor scars (or semi-holes) do not entirely interfere with the look of the piece. It is still quite rare and essential to an SA collection of any worth.
 
PRICE: SOLD

 

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