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Stickpins

Stickpins

RDK Badge of Membership; Standard Red and Black Enamel (Item PINS 7-1)

DESCRIPTION: This pretty little enamel pin was for the Reichsbund der Kinderreichen (RDK), National League of Large Families. This was an organization that predated the NS Machtergreifung, but became an important tool of the regime. The aging body of the nation was of major concern to the government and party. This organization was important in emphasizing the crucial role of the family to the nation. The prominence of families with only one or two children and the sponsorship and protection of the Kinderreich family were issues of great concern in the years preceding the NS Machtergreifung (seizure of power). This is a beautifully designed badge about the size of a U.S. 5-cent piece. On its back is the familiar “Ges. Gesch.” and a ‘B’ logo.

PRICE: $128.00

 

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Stickpins

RDK Badge of Membership with Blue Background (Item PINS 7-2)

DESCRIPTION: See the red one of these offered on another page for details of the organization. This one is quite different in that the usual background enameling is turquoise-blue in color rather than the usual red. It's marked with the familiar “Ges. Gesch.” and has an ‘S’ rune in a circle for its maker logo. The major difference is that the eagle and swastika are separate pieces adhered to the pin (full relief!). This must signify the wearer is at a higher organizational level. In our many years we have not encountered one like this or the one in yellow or gold below.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Stickpins

RDK Badge of Membership in Yellow or Gold Coloration (Item PINS 7-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is yet another pin of the RDK (for further details read about the one featured further up on the page). This one is very different in that it has a gold or yellow enamel background; quite different from the more familiar one with red enamel background. It probably had award status of some measure as probably did the one with the blue background above. Anyway, it certainly is the prettiest of them all. It has the mandatory “Ges. Gesch.” and this one is marked ‘RS’ for Rudolph Souval, of Austria, a major medalist.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Stickpins

Stickpins

Luftschutz Stickpin, Later Type (Item PINS 7-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is the late-type Luftschutz badge when the RLB letters were seldom used. It is simply the starburst with the enameled swastika. We have two or three of these with different makers on the backsides. This is a handsome little stickpin and important to the history of the horrible bombing devastation of Germany.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Stickpins

Stickpins

Reichsluftschutzbund Air-Raid Protection Pin (Item PINS 7-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is the early style Luftschutz stickpin with the initials of the organization. It has the manufacturer’s designation on the back. This is always rather depressing for a historian to behold while thinking about Dresden and the horrid murders committed out of the skies above! The brave men and women of the Luftschutz probably saved many lives, but also were the first to see the incredible carnage wrought in the name of democracy.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Stickpins

Luftschutz Higher-Ranking Stickpin (for Senior Warden) (Item PINS 7-5A)

DESCRIPTION: This Luftschutz stickpin has the same central starburst design as above, but it is mounted on a blue, circular background in rich enamel. It is for a senior air-raid warden fully enrolled in the organization. The back has the company marks “K. Wurster Markneukirchen” and “Ges. Gesch.” This is a beautiful example of a very scarce historical object and a memento of man’s inhumanity to his brothers. Dresden, Hamburg, and all the other murdered cities and innocent victims of the genocidal bombings.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Stickpins

Reichsluftschutzbund Lapel Pin (Item PINS 7-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a version of the late Luftschutz membership pin in lapel-pin form. It is marked with the maker’s name on the back (fairly rare).

PRICE: SOLD

 

Stickpins

Stickpins

ADAC, Allgemeiner Deutschen Automobil Club (Item PINS 7-7)

DESCRIPTION: The National German Automobile Club was the forerunner of the DDAC, the auto club under National Socialism. You will find DDAC stickpins elsewhere on our pages. This was their insignia in the 1920s and earlier. Today, the club has taken the same name again and its functions are similar to the AAA in the U.S., but also it sets up programs of education in all aspects of motoring in all vehicular modes. The pin is very beautiful with a Kaiserreich-looking eagle with the initials of the organization. The shield in the center of the chest of the eagle dates it to the turn of the century until 1933, when the design was changed as well as the name. This is a very scarce pin.

PRICE: $99.00

 

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Deutscher Reichskriegerbund Kyffhäuser (DRKB) Shooting Award Stickpin (Item PINS 7-8; HUNT 7-13; VETS 2-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the bronze class insignia that was actually an award for superior marksmanship in those official government-sponsored shooting contests for veterans. “Once a soldier, always a soldier” (at least in the “Vaterland”). This award came in bronze, silver, and gold and this one is the bronze class. It is a beautifully constructed stickpin with the image of the Kyffhäuser monument featured in the center with a target that shows up in the design. At the base is the shield with Germany’s national colors and above the Denkmal or monument is the green oak leaves of victory. Around the outside dimension is a bronze wreath. The badge is unmarked on its back. It is in 100-percent mint condition and unchipped in the enamel. It’s about the size of a U.S. 25-cent piece; perhaps a hair smaller. This pin is rare and most sought after by collectors.

PRICE: $90.00

 

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Stickpins

Deutscher Reichskriegerbund Kyffhäuser (DRKB) Shooting Award Stickpin (Item PINS 7-9; VETS 2-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is a rare (extremely rare) badge or lapel pin for the ladies auxiliary of the Stalhelm, the front-fighters’ veterans’ organization named the Steel-helmet.” Of all the veterans groups these men were the toughest, fighting the reds who tried to take over Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s. They were the nucleus of the SA and NSDAP and possibly without their help and sponsorship the Nazi movement would have floundered and met total defeat at the bloody hands of the communist gangsters back in the time of the “Kampfzeit,” the days of struggle. The women’s group within the organization was very instrumental in support of the Stalhelm activities such as organizing veterans’ reunions, constructing banners and flags, and many other duties that would fall to the distaff side. Most of the ladies were the wives of these ex-warriors who found themselves fighting once more, but instead of in Lüttich, Flanders, and the Marne, it was in the streets of Munich and Berlin. They were practically the most important and active participants in the defeat of the red menace in the Fatherland. The blue color of the badge signified loyalty to the cause. The outline of the steel helmet is seen with an ‘F’ for Frauen separately affixed in silver. The size is about the same as a U.S. 5-cent piece. There are no markings. It is in clean, unchipped condition with the early-style safety-pin-type pin fastener. It’s lovely to view; great to own! We’re very proud to offer it to the collecting public.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Stickpins

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

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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Reichsverband der Wirtschaftsleiter Stickpin (Item PINS 7-11)

DESCRIPTION: We believe this translates to “Organization of Restaurant Officials in the Third Reich.” Making the restaurants of Germany clean, hospitable, comparative, and socially acceptable was a prime objective of the NSDAP, and this organization was given this task. The stickpin is quite nice looking in black, red, and white enamel with an odd-looking apparatus in the center of the white swastika. The name of the organization is seen along the edges. The maker’s name appears on the back as ‘Robneff Berlin W-57.’ This is definitely a rare Third Reich badge and is about the size of U.S. 10-cent piece (dime). It’s in perfect shape (unchipped)

PRICE: SOLD

 

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