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Stickpins

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Antipartisan Badge in the Form of a Silver Stickpin (Item PINS 5-2; WEHR 20-11)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the genuine ‘800’ silver stickpins that we were fortunate enough to obtain in Germany a few years ago from an elderly former jeweler. See About Our Rings. This one is in the form of the Antipartisan Badge that was issued in 1944 to SS and Werhrmacht soldiers who were assigned the duties of rounding up and dispensing with red partisan thugs and murderers. The badge was not presented actually until 1944; however, antipartisan troops were in action against these communist criminals since the early 1940s. The badge was instituted by the Führer, himself. The badge has a skull at the base of the oval-shaped wreath of oak leaves, a vertical Teutonic sword with a Sonnerad swastika on its hilt descends through the center of the badge with blade point into the skull. The sword is wrapped in a depiction of the hydra (a Greek mythological creature). The hydra or medusa symbolized the evil of the partisans. It had five heads and according to Greek legend, whenever a head was cut off, another would regenerate in its place. The anti-European partisans would often be beaten back, and then blend back into the civilian population only to pop up again in another location. The heinous murders committed by these gangsters was bloody and horrible and generally admitted by some of these nonregulars who survived. They have been quoted on the “History Channel” and other special television features. Yet the world condemns the soldiers who had no choice but to carry the war torch to defeat them. Shame on those so-called historians who honestly or dishonestly believe that brave soldiers like Kurt Waldheim should be demonized for this necessary antipartisan activity. War between belligerent nations is bad enough without glorifying bandits and thugs. The badge is in genuine ‘800’ silver and is so marked on its back. It is small, not quite a half inch in height and the detail for such a petite piece is good. In any case, it is an item that hitherto was considered extremely rare and even now should be considered a great addition to any good collection.

PRICE: $185.00

 

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German Tank Badge (Silver Stickpin) (Item PINS 5-3; WEHR 20-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful little silver stickpin that is an insignia worn by elite Panzersoldaten when on leave. This is the badge instituted on 20 December 1939. It was authorized for award to officers and men who participated as tank commanders, gunners, drivers, or radio operators and had participated in three different armored assaults on three different days. The badge as a stickpin was worn on civilian clothing by these elite troops when on leave. The badge is beautifully finished and is in genuine ‘835’ silver and so marked on the back. This and many other pieces of insignia and jewelry were purchased a few years ago in a military show in Stuttgart, Germany. For details, see About Our Rings. The detail is wonderful and it could be a welcome addition to a German Army display. It measures a little over 1/2 inch.

PRICE: $165.00

 

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Stickpin of the German Army (Item PINS 5-4; WEHR 20-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is the standard German Army stickpin worn by off-duty soldiers when in civvies. This was one of the finely detailed (all silver) items made by the elderly jeweler we met in Stuttgart a few years back when attending a military show there. See About Our Rings. The detail is great and the ‘800’ for silver content is plainly marked behind the wreathed swastika. It has about a 1-inch wingspan. This is a very choice jeweler-made piece (mint condition).

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Music Institute Stickpin of the NSDAP (Item PINS 5-5; NSD 12-11)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rather rare little stickpin of the Reichsverband für Volksmusik organization within the NSDAP that actually promoted the study and performance of German folk songs and music. This was actually the official membership badge of this group. It’s marked on the back “Ges. Gesch.” and “Brehmer Markneu Kirchen.” The pin has a tiny swastika under the musical instrument. This is one of the more beautiful and rare of the Nazi stickpins.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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RAD Stickpin in Enamel (Item PINS 5-6; RAD 1-1a)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very nice little ‘RAD’ Reichsarbeitsdienst membership stickpin. “Ges. Gesch.” and a company logo are on the back.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Reichsmarinebund Stickpin (Item PINS 5-7; KRIEG 6-9; VETS 1-15)

DESCRIPTION: This was the official membership stickpin of the German Naval Veterans’ Organization. It’s much scarcer than the Army version. It has “Ges. Gesch.” on the back. It’s in nice condition. Wingspan is 3/4 of an inch.

PRICE: $69.00

 

Reichskriegerbund Stickpin (Item PINS 5-8; KRIEG 6-10; VETS 1-16)

DESCRIPTION: This was the organization similar to our Veterans of Foreign Wars for veterans of WWI. This was a membership stickpin for warriors of the conflict that now entered the NSDAP-affiliated group that had more benefits for these ex-soldiers.

PRICE: $79.00

 

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SA Reserve Stickpin (Item PINS 5-9; SA 10-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is a stickpin for nonuniformed SA Reserve members. The wings indicate that in any national or local emergency these reserve factions of the Sturmabteilung are ready for action on the call of the party and SA. This is one of the scarcest of the SA insignia.

PRICE:  $175.00; The left side here looks to be chipped, but is not (lighting!).

 

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Eternal Flame Stickpin, the Putsch (Item PINS 5-10; GEN 11-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an extremely rare stickpin that depicts an urn with flames surmounted by a swastika. This is the early official badge that was worn by receivers of the Blood Order and those who gave aid to the victims, such as those who were wounded in the November 9th Putsch in Munich. Its message is that out of the conflagration will come the spirit of the Third Reich; this being the most-honored insignia of the Reich.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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‘Thanks’ Stickpin for Labor Services (Item PINS 5-11; RAD 5-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very nice little ‘RAD’ Reichsarbeitsdienst membership stickpin. “Ges. Gesch.” and a company logo are on the back.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Arbeits Dank Abzeichen, Work Thanks Appreciation Badge (Item PINS 5-13; RAD 5-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is the enameled award-type pin presented under the auspices of the RAD (Reich’s Labor Service) for special help in the 4-year plan of the NSDAP. The words ‘Arbeits Dank’ are seen along the richly enameled sides, while the spade of the workers is seen in the center with its being perceived with shovel blade pointed downward instead of the usual upright position. It’s ‘Ges. Gesch. on the back with a company logo.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Stickpin of a Bavarian Rifle Regiment (Item PINS 5-14; WWI 8-9)

DESCRIPTION: We don’t recognize the regiment that this stickpin represents, but form the crossed Mausers. We assume it is a rifle regiment and the Bavarian crown gives evidence of where it came from. This is a really beautiful piece of top-quality jewelry in genuine silver. The detail is astounding.

PRICE: $98.00

 

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Hamburg Honor Cross in Miniature (Item PINS 5-15; WWI 8-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is the finest stickpin we have ever seen. It is the famous Hamburg Honor Cross in a petite, miniature version as a stickpin worn proudly by veterans of WWI from the city of Hamburg. This is a wonderful jeweler-made badge rendered in top-quality silver and enamel with gold-plated swords crossed behind a bust figure of a German soldier wearing a Stahlhelm. The pin is marked ‘Ges. Gesch.’ on the back. This looks to be of three-piece construction, at least! It measures about 1/2 inch wide and 3/4 inches tall. It’s gorgeous. Not even our photography can do it justice. It’s just absolutely the best!

PRICE: $185.00

 

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Stickpin from the Regiment Named after Kaiser Frederick Wilhelm II (Item PINS 5-16; KJEWELRY 2-27)

DESCRIPTION: This is a superb stickpin with the ‘F.W. II’ intertwined under the Hohenzollern crown. This is a very handsome piece and is highly gold plated. Frederick Wilhelm was the father of the better known Kaiser Wilhelm II. “Kaiser Bill” Frederick was a tragic figure (great in battle, 1870 war), but only Kaiser for 3 months before he died of throat cancer. The regiment, however, still proudly bore his name.

PRICE: $95.00

 

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Bernstein (amber) Pin (Item PINS 5-17; NSD 13-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very special stickpin for the DAF (Deutsche Arbeits Front) in the city of Angerburg in 1937. It has the swastika on one side and column and the DAF symbol on the other with some sort of tower pictured in the middle. Across the top is ‘NSDAP’ (the party). The main important feature is that it is mounted on Bernstein, otherwise known as Prussian amber. This is the Heilege Stein or holy stone of Teutonic legend and saga. The German eagle is mounted at the top of the presentation. This is very rare and a beautiful NS article.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge Stickpin (Item PINS 5-18; YOUTH 7-4)

DESCRIPTION: In June 1934, Baldur von Schirach, the Reich’s youth leader instituted an achievement, or proficiency, badge for the Hitler Youth. Working towards winning this badge was to form the basis of all training. The badges in the form of a Tyr-rune (or runic (T)) upon which is a swastika in a circle with “Für Leistung in der HJ,” “For achievement in the Hitler Youth.” The badge could be iron (actually white metal or bronze color or silver). The badge we offer here is the stickpin worn by proud Hitler Youth boys on their civilian clothing. It was about a fourth the size of the full-size badge. It is marked on the back with the RZM logo and the issued code M 1/101. The piece is struck in genuine silver as were all of the pieces emanating from the grouping bought at Stuttgart. This is a very nice little stickpin with crisp die-struck detail as only the original will show.

PRICE: $150.00

 

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NS Party Long-Service Medals (Item PINS 5-19; NSD 12-19a)

DESCRIPTION: This set of miniature medals in stickpin form is for the 10-year NSDAP Long-Service award and the 15-year version. You can see the large, full-sized versions at NSD 12-13. The combination set on a stickpin is very unusual and certainly rare. They are in perfect condition and measure about a half an inch across and both and are a quarter inch high. They are little gems, indeed.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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NSDAP Long-Service Stickpin (15 years) (Item PINS 5-20; NSD 12-19b)

DESCRIPTION: This individual blue-enamel-on-silver stickpin is quite beautiful under magnification. It is explained further under NSD 12-13. This was one of the most beautiful of all the NSDAP awards and other than the Blood Order, was the most highly respected as it showed evidence of party loyalty and to the ideals of being German through and through! It is larger than the ones pictures at NSD 12-19a and a bit smaller than the one at NSD 12-19c. It is one rare bit and in beautiful condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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NSDAP 15-Year Long-Service Medal in Stickpin Form (Item PINS 5-21; NSD 12-19c)

DESCRIPTION: This is very similar to NSD 12-13 above, but is slightly larger. It is the blue-enamel-on-silver coloration example and has great detail under magnification. It’s in perfect condition and rare! Please look at examples above for more details and explanation.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German-American Bund Stickpin in Silver (Item PINS 5-22; G-ABUND 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is an extremely rare silver stickpin created in the workshop of Herr Franz Schnell. You can read about him at About Our Rings and Silver Insignia. This is a stickpin of the German-American Bund, an organization of people of German extraction who organized into what temporarily became America’s largest and most well-known ethnic organization in the 1930s. The membership nationwide was between 50 and 60 thousand. You can lean more about the this organization at German American Bund: Purpose, Organization, and Historical Facts. Mr. Scott Freeland has prepared a great website and many pictures of Bund articles and rallies, leaders, flags, etc. He also gives a great analysis of the inner workings of the Bund organization. We knew many members of the organization in their later years. They were to a man patriotic Americans proud of their linage to the German fatherland. They were men of high character and ethics. The pin is in genuine ‘800’ silver and is so marked on the back. It measures about 3/4 inch high. It shows the swastika rising in rays to the sun culminating in ‘AV’ for “Auslands Verein.” This meant organization of Germans living outside of Germany. It’s a beautifully designed insignia and a very rare historically important item. There were letter openers, porcelain pieces, flags, rings, etc., that bore this logo. When they show up they usually bring huge prices, but since we were fortunate enough to purchase the Stuttgart lot, we can offer this important insignia at a very reasonable price.

PRICE: $490.00

 

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Freikorps Stickpin (Item PINS 5-22a; FREI 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the stickpin for the Free Corps (Freebooters). Had it not been for these ex-soldiers for World War I the reds would have completely taken over Germany in the 1920s. They were sectioned off into the various districts of the fatherland and they fought bravely to save Germany from falling into the scourge of international communism. All sorts a WWI soldiers flocked to the several corps; the most famous being the Erhardt Brigade and the Freikorps von Epp Brigade. The most used badge of these brave veterans was a skull and cross bones. It was used in their helmets, insignia, vehicles, etc. Because of the vibrant patriot patriotism of these men it only followed that they would become the actual vanguard of the NSDAP and when the red menace was over, for the most part, these fighters swelled the ranks of the SA. Many of them who are officers later were admitted to the SS. This pin, when worn, commanded much respect, and the pride of the wearer was evidenced by the sheer size of it. The pin is more than a half-inch wide and long. The skull is marked ‘800’ on its back standing for silver content. This is a great-looking stickpin and is eminently important historically.

PRICE: $230.00

 

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German Motor-Sport Badge (Deutsche Motorsportabzeichen) (Item PINS 5-23)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the rarest stickpins that we have ever had. It is a miniature of the full-sized badge. This is the version in iron for third class; the participant having earned 50 points. The points were accumulated by German NS men who had successfully engaged in national and international driving competitions. Points could be amassed during the course of a competition year. The awards were made annually on the Führer’s birthday, April 20. Some were produced in actual silver with ‘800’ stamped on the reverse. The stickpins produced by the jeweler Franz Schnell were done in silver. This was a highly coveted badge. The iron version is offered here. It is almost the size of a dime.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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WWI Imperial Navy Wound Badge Stickpin in Silver (Item PINS 5-24; WWI 10-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a stickpin that is a miniature of the wound badge awarded to naval personnel who have sustained wounds in WWI. This award is the second class. It was given for having suffered three wounds. This is the stickpin worn when in civilian attire. It was worn proudly by veterans of the war at sea. Naval aviation crews also qualified for these badges. The actual badge is often seen on World War II naval tunics indicating that the wearer was a recipient of the actual award. The detail is wonderful in this miniature. It depicts the anchor of the navy with the ship’s anchor chain all about it. The badge bears the ‘800’ silver stamp on its back. This is beautiful strike from the dies of Franz Schnell, the silver insignia specialist of Third Reich. See our narrative at About Our Rings and Silver Insignia. This pin is very beautiful.

PRICE:   $125.00

 

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Large Freikorps Stickpin (Item PINS 5-25; FREI 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is the largest stickpin we have even encountered. It’s the skull and crossed bones of the Freikorps; the former WWI soldiers who through their patriotism and professional military prowess saved Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s from being completely under the red heel of international communism. Their service to their sacred fatherland really officially began when they crushed the Marxist Spartacist League and brought about the execution of Karl Liebknectht and Rosa Luxemberg on January 15, 1919. Many of the leaders of the NSDAP were former Freikorps members to include Rudolf Hess, Ritter von Epp, Heydrich, and Himmler. The ranks of the SA were swelled with former Freikorps fighters. We feature another Freikorps stickpin at Item SA 11-10. That one is similar to this one. This particular item is much larger. The crossbones measure a little over 1 inch across and the pin is about 1 3/4 inches high from the top of the skull to the bottom of the bones. It is marked with the ‘800’ silver designation on the back. This insignia would be worn by members of this tough warrior band when out of uniform and possibly even when the uniform was worn since the uniform for this corps was generally the member’s own World War I military uniform, and there never was an official one. In any case, this is a fierce- and dramatic-looking pin and commands respect for the wearer immediately. The German people were very grateful and thankful for these stalwarts that heeded their country’s call when she needed their help so desperately. This is a great collectible with great historical importance.

PRICE: $250.00

 

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Panzer Stickpin II (Item PINS 5-26; WEHR 26-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a particularly fine stickpin in a rather large size. This is because the men of the German tank divisions were extremely proud of their service. They were like the SS and elite troops. In their black uniforms and black berets, they cut a dashing figure on the earlier glory days of the German Wehrmacht. The pin is well defined in exquisite detail and is obviously die struck in ‘800’ silver and so marked on the back. It’s large; about the size of American dime. This is a really beautiful relic of the Blitzkrieg.

PRICE: $145.00

 

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Reichsnärstand, The National Socialist Farming Organization (Item PINS 5-27)

DESCRIPTION: This advanced farming organization was under the leadership of organizational genius Walter Darré. For background see the painting of him under our section “Art by a German Master,” Item ART MASTER 1-8. This is a stickpin in brass and copper color. On the back is the “Ges. Gesch” and the name of the famous Deschler firm in Munich that manufactured it. It is a beautifully designed pin with wheat sheath and sword laid upon the swastika. In this particular instance the two-tone design is implemented.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Another Reichsnärstand Lapel Pin (Item PINS 5-28)

DESCRIPTION: This is another membership pin for the NS farming organization. It’s similar to the stickpin seen up a few lines. It is the brass-colored swastika upon which a wheat sheath and sword are seen. In this case the sword and wheat are the same color as the swastika, and the words “Deschler u. Sohne München” are spelled out. This is in nice condition.

PRICE: $145.00

 

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Another Reichsnärstand Lapel Pin (Item PINS 5-29)

DESCRIPTION: This pin is similar to the one seen up a few lines, but the marking is different in that it spells out “Deschler u. S Münch.” on the back. It has the sword and wheat sheath in copper color on the swastika. It has very nice definition to the beautiful NS design. This is one of the nicest of the NS insignia.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Another Reichsnärstand Lapel Pin (Item PINS 5-30)

DESCRIPTION: This is a boutonniere pin worn by members of the NS farming organization. (See the stickpin above for further description.) This one is marked by the same Deschler company, but the front is different having silvered sword and wheat sheath upon a frosted silver swastika that practically sparkles! This is a beautiful example of NS design.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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