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Deutsches Frauenwerk Stickpin (Item PINS 6-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is an organizational membership insignia for the Deutsches Frauenwerk under the leadership of Gertrud Schultz Klink. This group had the task of filling the German women with enthusiasm for the agendas of the Third Reich and also building a fervent respect for common labor and industry for the general health of the nation. This was done by coordinating women's activities under a body known by this Frauenwerk name, a very ambitious enterprise headed by the ideologically reliable stalwarts in the parent organization, NS-Frauenschaft. It was a very good social organization for the women of the German Fatherland. The pin shows the ‘Y’ rune that represents the runic symbol of life, the opposite of its dubious usage by the leftists and hippies that claim when inverted it stands for peace. Actually in original German usage it stands for death as used by the peaceniks. Above this symbol is the Sonnenrad or sun symbol or mobile swastika signifying eternity. Above this is the name of the movement. The back has the ‘RZM’ mark with the numerals assigned to the company of manufacture ‘M 1/92.’

PRICE: $150.00

 

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NS Lehrerbund Lapel Pin (Teacher’s Federation) (Item PINS 6-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is for the National Socialist Teachers Organization. Nine-seven percent of all school teachers in Germany voluntarily enrolled in this organization. The primary goal of the federation was to teach and implant the NS ideology in the classrooms; a necessary innovation since after the First World War the teachers were for a large part rather liberal and even leftist socialist. Their headquarters was in Würtzburg. Subjects had to be changed in some instances such as history and biology. The leftist thinking was evident there and revisionism had to correct some dangerous prior teachings. German history was based on the “glory” of the Fatherland. “Revisionism equals bringing historical record to the truth.” The curriculum thus depended on the teachers who delivered it so the Lehrerbund organization carefully screened all members or would-be members for their past teaching records and political persuasion. All in all, it was a system that probably should be in place today considering some of the outlandish, horrible things planted in the minds of our young by not only leftist “educators,” but outright lecherous, insidious monsters. Enough! The pin is about the size of an American 5-cent piece. On the back is the name of the maker “Hoffstätter Bonn” with the usual “Ges. Gesch.” It’s nicely enameled with red, black, and green colors.

PRICE: $125.00; rare

 

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Deutscher Kriegerbund 25-Year Award (Item PINS 6-3; VETS 2-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a lapel pin presented to members (veterans) who belonged to this association of ex-soldiers and were associated with the German army for 25 years. The Kriegerbund and Kyffhäuserbund were formed during WWI and were based on the DKB. On March 29, the DRKB Was renamed the NSRKB, National Socialist State Soldiers League. The NSDAP organized and amalgamated most of the earlier veterans’ associations into national organizations. The goal of the association was to preserve the morale and comradeship of former soldiers. It was something like the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion only with much more pomp and ceremony. This is a beautifully designed badge.

PRICE: $138.00

 

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Arbeits Dank (just came in, the rare orange-colored stickpin) (Item PINS 6-4; RAD 5-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is a stickpin with the rare orange enamel face so sought after. The usual ones are with deep-red color. The design is the RAD spade with oak-leaf decoration added to it. The badge is stickpin form or lapel pin and was an official insignia of the RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst). It was issued by the labor organization after one would serve his mandatory 6 months’ work service. He would receive the orange one if he voluntarily served 12 months or more.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Volksbund für das Deutschtum in Ausland (Item PINS 6-5; G-ABUND 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: The Society for Germans Living Abroad was headquartered in Berlin. Its purpose was to represent Germany’s interests, to defend its NS image, and to cultivate friends for the Fatherland. It was originally founded in 1917, and then it went by the name “Deutsches Auslands Institute” in Stuttgart. It represented from its inception, a response to the increasing “Volkish” concern of many Germans for their brothers outside the Reich. After the success of the National Socialists in 1933, the DAI increased its importance. In 1934, a leadership shakeup was carried out which brought the agency more closely into line with NS intentions and agenda. It was at this time that the new organizational name was changed to the VDA. In the United States, the VDA effort assumed major significance because of the activities of the German-American Bund. The basic purpose of the Ausland organization and the VDA was the cultural, social, and economic care of all German nationals in foreign countries regardless of whether they were party members or American Bund members. The VDA organization in this sense was to be a bridge between Germans abroad and the home country. Its purpose was to foster and maintain love for and establish ties with the distant home country and to keep alive understanding for the modern agenda of the “new Germany.” The German abroad throughout his dignified, upright bearing was to make himself popular in the land of his adoption and thus act as the best representative of his Fatherland. The lapel pin is about the size of an American dime and is beautifully enameled and designed with the VDA initials in black on silver. In the center is a floral design that looks like a palm tree. On the back is the name of the manufacturer Hoffstätter Bonn with “Ges. Gesch.” This is an extremely rare Third Reich pin.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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DAWA Stickpin of the Deutsche American Bund (Item PINS 6-6; G-ABUND 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is the smallest and the rarest of all National Socialist-inspired insignia in the form of a stickpin. It is the official badge of the German-American Businessmen's Association, founded in New York by said businessmen to counter the Jewish-led boycott of German-made goods. DAWA sought to discourage shopping in Jewish-owned stores and to promote shopping in German-owned stores. Establishments supporting DAWA carried the DAWA insignia in their windows and were listed in a directory. Individuals were encouraged to wear DAWA lapel pins. In April 1934, Dr. Francis Just and Reverend Carl Krepper organized in Essex County a DAWA branch. By the end of the month DAWA stickers appeared in the work in Irvington businesses. By August the German-American alliance had published numerous directories in New Jersey and New York. The organization made it clear that the Jewish-led boycott harmed America because Germany was one of America's best trade partners. The pin that was worn by the members bore no swastika because even Jewish people who still loved the German Fatherland actually supported the DAWA. It was a necessary tactic in the minds of many Germans as well as other Americans who thought that the Jews were angling to get America into a war with Germany by insidious means! Where have we heard this recently? Something similar at least! The pin is truly tiny; perhaps a quarter of an inch in diameter. It has the German eagle in black enamel finish with the initials DAWA in white across the face and red sunrays below. We cannot overemphasize the historical importance and rarity of this pin. It was given by an old member of the Buffalo, New York Bund to one of our staff.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Bund Deutscher Marine Verein (BDMV) Mitgliedsabzeichen (Item PINS 6-7; KRIEG 7-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is a stickpin for the German Naval Veterans Association. It’s the Third Reich period and the membership was comprised of veterans of the naval service. In WWI this organization sponsored veterans’ reunions then and even now. I attended one in the little town of Wiesenfelden in Bayrishe Wald (Bavarian Forest) in 2001. It was great with oom-pa-pa music and great ceremony. Sailors know how to do it! The stickpin is quite nice with the words “Deutscher Marine Bund” around the edge with a golden anchor in its center.

PRICE: $48.00

 

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Deutsche Gastwirtsverband, German Innkeepers Association (Item PINS 6-8)

DESCRIPTION: We know this pin is from Nuremberg because of the figure of a bare-bosomed female with a crown on her head. She also sports eagle-like wings. A geometric figure that resembles a Star of David is worked into the overall design and the date 1904 appears in a scroll below (the founding?). The design is really artistically good employing detail that is excellent and the star is in blue and white enable. The overall dimension is about the size of an American nickel (5-cent piece).

PRICE: $95.00

 

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Reichsoffizierbund Mitgliedsabzeichen, Reich Officers Association (Item PINS 6-9; VETS 2-5)

DESCRIPTION: This was a section of the NS Kriegerbund exclusively for officers. This version is with the swords for combatants. This was a very prestigious group. The official head and protector was General Field Marshal von Hindenburg and the honorary leader was General Field Marshal von Mackensen. The ROB was organized into 19 Landesverbande and two more and former annexed territories (SAAR), Rheinphaltz. It included the following associations: Marine-Officer-Bund, Reichsoffizierbund, and Deutscher-Veteriner-Offizierbund. It was a very influential organization and wielded much evidence of power, even in the early days of the Third Reich. The beautiful pin is constructed in two parts. In the enameled circle with the ROB in the center is the Latin saying “Pro Gloria et Patria,” “For Glory and Fatherland.” The four-cornered starburst shape in silver under the roundel is with crossed swords. There are no markings. The size of the center shield (roundel) is about the same as an American dime. This pin is in great condition.

PRICE: $155.00; rare

 

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Beautiful Personalized Buttonier from a University Fraternity (Item PINS 6-10)

DESCRIPTION: This NS-era enameled buttonier is a presentation type that a university might present to a favorite classmate upon his graduation. It depicts in absolutely gorgeous detail a knight’s helmet of old with flowing floral décor all about in gold coloration under, plus the colors of Imperial and NS Germany (black, white, red). The piece is about the size of a U.S. 25-cent piece. On the back is a presentation inscription to student Horst Jahr, Nov. 18, 1934, and the word “Solandstein,” the fraternity? Other letters known only to the group are also shown. The back has a large buttonier devise that goes through the buttonhole of the suit jacket (rather large in those days). This is a truly beautiful tribute to Eine gute Kamerad!.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Frauenwerk Engererstab Membership Badge (Item PINS 6-11; NSD 14-16)

DESCRIPTION: This was a section of the Frauenschaft, the NS organization of women. These women were the best representatives of the NS agenda for womanhood. The party needed such female cooperation and support in creating a numerous, healthy German race dedicated to the mythos and agenda of the National Socialist state. In 1931, Greger Strasser, Hitler’s effective party organizer, abolished all existing NS women’s groups and replaced them with one centrally directed body, the NS Frauenschaft . This was mainly designed to direct NS women into activities helpful to their male colleagues. Once the Nazis had established themselves in power the Frauenwerk was established and headed by ideologically reliable party stalwarts in the Frauenschaft , parent organization. This is a beautifully designed pin proudly worn by ladies who insisted on being real ladies!

PRICE: $165.00

 

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ADAC, Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club (Item PINS 6-12)

DESCRIPTION: This pin of the National German Automobile Club is from the early Third Reich period before Hitler’s ascension to power. It still used the Kaiser eagle at that time. The stickpin’s use was highly regulated and was carefully monitored because there were various valuable benefits to membership. On the back of the pin is written “EIGENTUM D.A.D.A.C,” “Property of the DDAC.” This is a rare, seldom-found stickpin. It’s in fine white enamel finish with the initials of the association and the beautiful Prussian-style eagle with a shield bearing the national colors of that time in Germany.

PRICE: $129.00

 

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Werbewoche Jan 1923 (Propaganda Week) (Item PINS 6-13)

DESCRIPTION: This as far as we can determine was a newspaper. “Propaganda” is one translation, but “news dissemination” might be another. This might have been a special promotion, but at what particular place, we don’t know. There is a shield in the eagle’s chest that has the letters “BDK?” The eagle is the Weimar bird and of course 1932 was an exciting year in German history. The National Socialists were working diligently toward the attempt at power. Ten months later they would march on Munich’s Feldherrenhalle in the abortive beer-hall putsch on November 8 and 9 of 1923. This is an interesting stickpin and no doubt rare.

PRICE: $89.00

 

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Skiing Badge Stickpin (Item PINS 6-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is an enameled stickpin for club members of a ski club in Nuremberg. This club has the initials “MTV” and there is “TD” in the center. It is enameled nicely although there is a small chip between the ‘M’ and ‘T’ at the top of the design; otherwise, it’s nice.

PRICE: $40.00

 

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Buttonier from the German Architecture Association (Item PINS 6-15; ART 14-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is a dime-sized badge (lapel pin) from the Deutscher Architektur Bund. This is an early badge that existed during the time of Paul Ludwig Troost, Hitler’s chief architect and Chief of the Architecture Academy, before Albert Speer.

PRICE: $49.00

 

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German Horseman’s Stickpin from Stotel (Item PINS 6-16)

DESCRIPTION: This is a handsome little stickpin showing a Lippizen-looking horse in rampant position. The words at the edge are “Reitklub Stotel,” founded in 1861. This is a very pretty badge in the finest of enameling. Stotel was in Gau (Niedersachsen), not far from Bremerhaven. Many of the wealthy Germans were members of riding clubs and in the earlier times cavalry officers were recruited from their ranks. The pin is quite beautiful and about the size of an American nickel (five-cent piece). It is marked on the back with the company of manufacture “Ahnen Reineoke Hannover.” This is a very nice stickpin.

PRICE: $79.00

 

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Reichsbund der Deutschen Beamten (Item PINS 6-17)

DESCRIPTION: The Government Association of German Officials membership badge is one of the most distinctive badges of the Third Reich; small, but commanding! It got instant attention to the wearer who would be respected and often admired. This was the German Civil Service. This organization was established toward the end of 1933, as the NSDAP's main civil-service office. It was here that a German citizen would turn to if he needed advice, intervention, or other concerns in civil matters. The pin is unusual in that it is not on the usual round, enameled planchet like so many of the other NS organizational pins, but cut-out looking with the RDB initials in the middle of a stylized NS eagle holding a swastika. On the back it has the ever-present “Ges. Gesch.” and the letters “M.O.S.”

PRICE: $150.00

 

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Beautiful German Handworkers’ Pin (Item PINS 6-18; RAD 5-11)

DESCRIPTION: This large pin was to commemorate and honor the handcraft men and women of Germany. Handarbeit was highly encouraged in the Third Reich agenda. The Deutscher Handwerker Verein was officially a division of the DAF (Deutsches Arbeits Front) under the direction of Dr. Robert Ley. This badge is in elegant red enamel with silver design of the shaking hands with the swastika in the background. The badge is large, measuring 1 x 1 1/2 inches and is in fine condition. This is a great collectible item.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Police Stickpin for Former Military Combatants (Item PINS 6-19; POL 2-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautifully designed three-piece stickpin that was for German policemen who had been veterans of front-line combat in the First World War. The wreath is placed upon the two silvered swords, while the Third Reich eagle is superimposed over the whole design. This is a very neat little stickpin and historically important, and rare.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Handsome Unidentified Eagle Pin (Item PINS 6-20)

DESCRIPTION: It’s shown in the Handbuch der Abzeichen deutscher Organisationen 1871-1945 (Andre Huskin) on page 343, under the code 4-8-8, but Andre doesn’t give it a name. He considers it “Unbekannte Abzeichen” (unknown insignia). It is such a handsome piece that we decided it should be shown, so here it is. If anyone knows of it, or can decipher DEFB that is seen in the center, we surely could use your expertise. In the meantime, we'll offer it as just an interesting lapel pin. The maker's name is on the back (K. Hartmann Hanover).

PRICE: $48.00

 

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Bargain Group of Stickpins (Item PINS 6-21)

DESCRIPTION: This group includes three stickpins that we think are Italian fascist (the ones with the crown and double-bladed ax in black, silver, and gold). There are some company advertising promotional pins, as well. There's also a nice Imperial Cross, a Deutsches Reichsbahn jitney pin, a Polish football-team pin, a beautiful Armenian Croatian pin, a Nazi-period Nuremberg ring pin, and a beautiful Vienna enameled pin, among others.

PRICE: $95.00; for all of them—you can’t lose

 

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D.D.A.C.; German Equivalent to the U.S. AAA Motor Club (Item PINS 6-22)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautifully enameled stickpin featuring the black NS eagle within a white, black, and red border. The eagle holds the swastika in a wreath. The back has the “Ges. Gesch.” plus the maker's mark (Berg and Volte) with its registered logo, a steer head in a triangle. The Volkswagen project of KDF was not the only case in which the NSDAP or its various organs interfaced with the automotive economy. A good example was the DDAC, the German auto club founded in 1933, with the help and guidance of the SA. This organization had duties and a program similar to the American AAA. It also sponsored organized motor-sports events and subsidized racecar design and construction. Never before had a nation achieved such a wide area of overwhelming victories and world’s admiration as Germany had since 1933. Far advanced in the construction of automobiles, the organized DDAC was vastly superior to any nation’s auto club in the entire world. This stickpin is in great shape and is an important relic of NS history.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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D.D.A.C. Lapel Pin with Silver Wreath (Item PINS 6-23)

DESCRIPTION: This pan is basically the same design as the one above, only it bears the silver wreath and the date of 1934. We believe the recipient of this wreathed lapel pin was worn only by persons involved in the original founding of the organization. This was a special distinction. See the other DDAC pins above for further information. This one has only ‘PS’ marked on its back and is generally smaller than the two above, but much rarer!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Luftschutz Stickpin, 2nd Type (Item PINS 6-24)

DESCRIPTION: This is the Luftschutz insignia for air-raid wardens. Later types did not have the ‘RLB’ letters on the face. See the earlier types at Item PINS 1-10. The starburst remained the same, however, but the pins became smaller in general, but as small as it is the ‘Ges. Gesch.’ and the company name is still seen on the (Haurich Dresden). How ironic that it is Dresden, the very place that the most genocidal air raid that the world has ever seen with several hundred thousand people incinerated by the allied murderers. Murderers????? A rose by any other name is still a rose! Don’t get me started! The stickpin is quite small, but stands right out with its poignant design.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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