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Stickpins

Stickpins

National Socialist Hitler Youth Student Organization Lapel Pin (Item PINS 8-3; YOUTH 7-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is the insignia for the student branch of the Hitler Youth. The insignia is much like the normal HJ badge that is in the diamond shape, but this one is an elongated diamond where the swastika becomes quite stylized. These are much rarer than the regular Hitler Youth badge. On the back of the enameled badge is the manufacturer’s mark along with the compulsory “Ges. Gesch.” The company is Hoffstätter in Bonn. Pin is in perfect condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Stickpins

Stickpins

Deutscher Siedlerbund Membership Badge in Enamel (Item PINS 8-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is the official membership pin of the D.S. German Settlement Organization. This government-sponsored group maintained offices throughout the Reich. It evolved from the 4-Year Plan of Hitler and the NSDAP. Its main function was to help German citizens to find homes and help them in financing “home and hearth.” They worked diligently to provide every German family a residence of their own. It really was a good social organization and even today there are Germans who still occupy homes that were provided through this group’s efforts. The badge is in beautiful enamel finish with the figure of the protective German eagle in a protective pose over the little house that is built on the firm base of the swastika. “DSB,” the initials of the organization, are seen in the eagle’s chest. The back has the usual “Ges. Gesch.” with the logo of Assmann (famous insignia maker). This is a rather rare badge in perfect shape.

PRICE: $89.00

 

Stickpins

Stickpins

Ultra-rare Deutschvölkischen Offizierbund Lapel Pin (Item PINS 8-5)

DESCRIPTION: This beautiful four-color enameled membership badge (lapel pin) is truly rare. We admit we know nothing about it and can find no reference to it except for the name of the group, and this from Andre Huskin’s book Der Abzeichen Deutscher Organisationen, 1871-1945. Huskin shows a picture of it and gives the name; nothing more. We know no more except with a compilation of our 135 years in this business for our staff, none of us has ever encountered one of these before. It certainly must be ultra-rare and important and the wonderful style and design is superb. It has an Imperial-looking Prussian eagle with the Hohenzollern crown over the eagle’s head, but there is the swastika in the eagle’s chest. So we assume it was worn by ex-officers of the Kaiser’s army. Above this are the initials of the group, ‘D.V.’ and at the bottom is a stylized ‘O’ for “Offizier. On the back is the company name and who else could it be that would produce such a magnificent insignia, but the famous firm of Deschler in Munich. It measures a little over 3/4 of an inch tall and is in beautiful mint condition. We think it’s one of the nicest designs of the Third Reich era (by far). Any further information to be imparted will be greatly appreciated.

PRICE: $195.00

 

Stickpins

Stickpins

Reichsverkehrgruppe des Kraftfahrgewerben Membership Lapel Pin (Item PINS 8-7)

DESCRIPTION: This was an organization originally a part of the German Automobile Club (DDAC) that became separate and was responsible for all sorts of dissemination of auto safety, education, and was also into the inspection of trucks and cars in the Fatherland. The pin is white with a wide, black edge that has the name of the group seen here in the title. The stylized eagle which stands on a steering wheel has the initials of the organization on its chest. The back has the name of the company of manufacture ‘Paulmann & Crone Lüdensheid.’ The pin is about the size of a U.S. 5-cent piece. It’s in nice condition and rare (a beautiful badge).

PRICE: $98.00

 

Stickpins

Stickpins

Reichsluftschutz Badge in Beautiful Enamel (Item PINS 8-8)

DESCRIPTION: This Abzeichen für den Flugmeldedienst is the size of a U.S. 25-cent piece and one of the most beautiful enameled badges of the Third Reich era. It depicts a bomber aircraft flying through a blue sky while emitting rays that illustrate the “filter service” of the organization which translated means the German Aircraft Warning Service. It was established in 1932 and transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1939. It was also typically know as Luftgau-Nachrichten Regiment or Air District Communications Regiment. The air warning units under this general command were formed of air warning reserve companies (Flugmelde-Res, KP). More can be ascertained by typing “flugmeldedienst” in your favorite search engine. The badge is in mint condition and, may we say again, beautiful. On its backside is the usual “Ges. Gesch.” and a maker’s logo (SO) with an asterisk on each side. The swastika under the aircraft is in the national colors red, black, and white.

PRICE: $198.00

 

Stickpins

Stickpins

Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) Frauensachbearbeitren (Item PINS 8-9; RAD 5-14)

DESCRIPTION: This term describes the job function of a secretary who deals in matters regarding women employed in the German Labor Front, women’s RAD, Landjahr members, or women employed in factories. This was an important position. On the back it is marked with the official ‘RZM’ mark in the circle and the manufacturer’s permission designated by M 1/72. The badge is quite beautiful using a band of blue enamel around the cogwheeled swastika. This one is scarcer than the normal woman’s DAF badge. This one is for a secretary in the Ortssachbearbeitenen section.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Mercedes (Daimler-Benz) Pendant in Silver Presented to Women Employees (Item PINS 8-11)

DESCRIPTION: The history of Germany and the history of Daimler-Benz run on parallel tracks. The automobile company actively supported the NS regime. Leading managers of Daimler-Benz lent valuable assistance to the National Socialists even before Adolf Hitler became chancellor in 1933. The corporation often claimed that it was responsible for helping to motorize the ‘movement.’ One way the company aided Hitler’s party was to take out large advertisements as early as 1931 in the Volkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the NS. It is rumored that in exchange Daimler-Benz cars were given or lent to the party officials. The three-pointed Mercedes emblem and the NS swastika were paired in the eyes of the “Volk.” The company itself was a personal favorite of the Führer, who generally rode in Mercedes cars, as did the rest of his entourage. Actually Jacob Werlin, who was an associate of the company, was a personal friend of Adolf Hitler, whose ties with the German Führer dated back to the 1923 putsch. When Hitler left Landsburg Prison in 1924, Werlin picked him up at the prison gates in a nice, new Mercedes. It is said that Hitler held a very nice portfolio of Daimler-Benz stock, which Werlin personally administered for him. The top management of Daimler-Benz welcomed the military buildup under National Socialism; the company became the leading armaments maker in Germany. Airplane motors and spare parts, tanks and armored vehicles, heavy trucks, and even a major section of the V2 rocket were provided for the German government. On a massive scale Daimler-Benz employed tens of thousands of men and women including foreign workers into the battle to produce engines for the German Air Force. But alas, even though the company’s products were made in the greatest of precision and quality (many times better than the foes were able to produce), the problem was that they could not keep up with the demand being outnumbered by the Allies’ sloppy production pieces, but the Americans were able to provide 50 tanks and engines to every one of Germany’s elite products, and then alas, came the “Götterdämmerung” and the new age slithered forth. These pendants were distributed by the company to faithful women employees for diligent service in accordance and cooperation with the NS Arbeits Front, the labor organization within the factories. Again, as we said in the beginning of this explanation, the Benz company worked in close parallel with the NS administrators. I would suppose the officials and Daimler-Benz historians in the new Germany would trip over themselves to deny this. But common sense would tell us that for such a huge industrial conglomeration it would only be quite natural that a patriotic position would be uppermost in the minds of company officials in that bygone era, for all the natural reasons that would come to mind. The amulets, cufflinks, tie pins, lapel pins in the 1930s that were presented were all of the same pattern showing the amalgamation of the company with the ideals and agenda of their best customers, the National Socialist party and later, the regime. The pendant is slightly larger than an American dime (10-cent piece). It is die struck in silver, although unmarked. The early national eagle is shown superimposed at the top of the Mercedes logo. The back may have been left open for the inclusion of the recipient’s name and work number. The detail is excellent and few things offered can be quite so important to German 20th-century history. This is very, very rare!

PRICE: $135.00

 

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

Mercedes Stickpin (Item PINS 8-11a)

DESCRIPTION: As we mentioned in PINS 8-11 above the Mercedes company evidently issued stickpins, amulets, cufflinks, and lapel pins. We offer the woman’s amulet or pendant above and here is the stickpin die struck and produced by Herr Franz Schnell, who was Germany’s premier producer of silver jewelry from the 1920s to the late 1940s. See About Our Rings and Silver Insignia. The stickpin is exactly the same in design as the pendant with the Mercedes emblem with the early NS eagle and swastika. See also the supporting images above. The stickpin, like the pendant, is struck in silver with the ‘800’ silver stamp on the back. This is a very rare Third Reich relic.

PRICE: $145.00

 

SA

SA

SA

SA

SA

SA

SA

SA

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

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:   $98.00

 

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

NS Frauenschaft Membership Badge (Item PINS 8-14)

DESCRIPTION: This beautiful enameled badge is the membership pin of the German Women’s Organization, the NS Frauenschaft. The symbol of life is shown with the Hoheitsabzeichen or National Eagle, is shown above. The National Socialist Women’s League was founded in October of 1931 as a fusion of several National Socialist Women’s Associations. Since then the Frauenschaft was subordinated to the NSDAP-Reichsleitung. Girls and young women were under responsibility of the Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) from February 1934 to the end of World War II in 1945. The leader of the NS Frauenschaft was “Reichsfrauenführerin” (Reichs Women’s Leader) Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, 1902-1999. The colors in the badge signify the level of rank: Blue is the ORT level; black is Kriess level. According to various researchers this pin would be a leader’s badge at the ORT level. It has the RZM and the numbers of permitted issue. It measures 1 1/4 inches high.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Labor and Worker Front

Labor and Worker Front

NS Frauenschaft Membership (Item PINS 8-15)

DESCRIPTION: This is a Kriess-level woman’s divisional membership badge. See number (this will be the number of the NS Frauenschaft badge larger size just before this for explanation). The difference here is size. This one is much smaller—3/4 of an inch. Also, its design is different. It has the cross with squared-off swastika in its center with the letters “G.H.L.” at the ends of the cross. This tiny pin was worn on the collar of the blouse and on civilian clothing. This is a very pretty little insignia.

PRICE: $68.00

 

SS

SS

Police Stickpin in Silver (Item PINS 8-16; POL 2-15)

DESCRIPTION:    The German Police went through several changes concerning the design of their emblem. This stickpin in pure silver represents the final design. The detail of the pin is very fine and it is marked with the stamping for silver (800) on its back.

PRICE: $73.00

 

SS

SS

Badge of Honor of the Dr. Fritz Todt Prize (Item PINS 8-17; RAD 5-19)

DESCRIPTION:    Here is a great genuine silver stickpin that is a miniature of the Dr. Fritz Todt Prize. In an order published on 12 November 1943, Hitler directed that a special achievement award be established to recognize persons in industry who had made a significant contribution to the war effort. The award was to honor Dr. Fritz Todt, the driving force behind the German autobahn system and the construction of the West Wall. This is a perfect highly detailed miniature of the full-sized badge in silver and would be worn proudly by the recipient of the award. It was struck in silver from dies in remarkable detail and is stamped (800) silver content.

PRICE: $125.00

 

Silver SA Stickpin
Silver SA Stickpin

Silver SA Stickpin
Silver SA Stickpin
Silver SA Stickpin
SA by Blucher
Silver SA Stickpin
Silver SA Stickpin
1st NS Headquarters
Silver SA Stickpin
Silver SA Stickpin
SA Silver Stickpin (Item PINS 8-18 & SA 14-3)

DESCRIPTION: This stickpin is struck in genuine 835 silver. It was produced in the silversmith gallery of Franz Schnell in Halle am Salle. Read the narrative on our home page entitled “About Our Rings and Silver Insignia” there you will see how these silver items of important historical value came to be bought by us at Stuttgart, Germany. The silver work of Franz Scnell exceeded all others in the making of NSDAP jewelry and insignia. He truly was the Master silver smith of the Third Reich. He made articles for many distributors and also worked directly with the Party itself. Schnell’s silver stickpins did not usually have the ribbed or spiral pin appurtenance shaft. He felt the silver was heavy enough to stay in place on the garment. This SA stickpin is very beautiful in detail and its patina is also quite striking. This would be worn on the civilian clothing when the brown shirted Storm Trooper was not in uniform. It was a badge of pride and honor.

PRICE: $145.00

 

Hindenburg Stickpin
Hindenburg Stickpin
Hindenburg Stickpin
Hindenburg Stickpin
Hindenburg Stickpin
The Grand meeting and
appointment
Hindenburg Stickpin
Hindenburg Stickpin
Hindenburg and Ludendorf
( WWI)
Hindenburg Stickpin
The Marshal (WWI)
Silver Stickpin Depicting the Bust Portrait of Paul Von Hindenburg (Item PINS 8-19 & KJEWELRY 2-28)

DESCRIPTION: This solid silver stickpin bears a fine likeness of the famed Field Marshal and second president of the Weimar Republic. He was born October 1847 and died Aug 2, 1934. Born to an aristocratic family he retired from the Prussian Army as a general in 1911. Recalled to duty in WWI he commanded German forces in East Prussia and became a National hero after the Battle of Tannenberg (1914.)  with Eric Ludendorf as his Chief Aide he nominally commanded all German forces until the end of the war, then retired again in 1919 when the Great Depression led to a political crisis. He was elected President of Germany in 1925 after being supported by conservative patriot groups but he was pressured to make the government more independent of Parlimentary controls. In 1930 he allowed Chancellor Heinrich Bruning to dissolve the Reichstag and in the new elections, the National Socialist German Workers Party emerged as the 2nd largest party. In 1932, Hindenburg was reelected President by opponents of the N.S. Party, however, he admired Adolf Hitler and his program and in 1933 he decided after considered thought to appoint Adolf Hitler Chancellor. The stickpin is the size of an American dime, ¾ in diameter.  The pin is in genuine 800 silver and so marked on the back. It is an amazing likeness of the old warrior.  His strong, handome gaze is viewed from the side. The pin was stuck in the workshop of Franz Schnell in the city of Halle an Sale in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. At this point please go to our home page and look up our narrative with the title “About Our Rings and Silver Insignia” for the history of how many of these silver items came into our possession. It makes interesting reading. We believe Herr Schnell struck these pins for distribution to patriots who campaigned for and financially support the Marshal in his election campaigns.  

PRICE: $125.00

 

Hitler Silver Stickpin

Hitler Silver Stickpin
Hitler Silver Stickpin
Adolf Hitler Stickpin in Pure 800 Silver (Item PINS 8-20 & AH 26-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is possible the finest stickpin that we have ever encountered in as much as detail and general design is concerned. It has a very early depiction of the German Leader.  He wears the brown shirt and tie that was pretty much his main attire from the early 20’s right up to the eve of the war in 1939 when he donned the field gray military uniform. During the “Kampfzeit,” or struggle for power, he always wore the uniform of his SA (Storm trooper) bodyguards and he considered himself one of them in spirit!  Under the portrait of the Fuhrer is the inevitable “Hakenkreuz” or Swastika.  The pin is about the size of an elongated 10 cent piece (dime) about ¾ inches the long way. The pin is in 800 silver and so stamped on the back. Please go to our Home page and read the narrative that is titled “About Our Rings and Silver Insignia.”  You will understand better how we received many of the silver insignia, etc. that is found on our pages. Franz Schnell was the Master silversmith in Third Reich Germany and this pin was one of his many great productions in the field of special jewelry designs. 

PRICE: $148.00

 

Early Swastika Stickpin
Early Swastika Stickpin
A Very Early Swastika Stickpin, “Kampfzeit” (Item PINS 8-21)

DESCRIPTION: This is really one of the nicest swastika pins we have ever encountered. It is in brass with an engraved motif over its entire surface. It looks like and feels like actual floral engraving. We have one only of this particular pin. It is not the mobile (turning) Hakenkreuz. It is the unmoving style (squared off).  We think it is made of brass but it could be 10 karat gold?? But we do know that it is the style used in the 1920’s well before the N.S. Party came to power.  So it would be considered a “Kampfzeit” piece from the electioneering and street fight era of Hitler’s N.S. party (The NSDAP). This one is truly important and rare!  

PRICE: $125.00 Get this one while the getting is good!

 

Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin

Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Note: Ja!
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler appointed by Hindenburg
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Ja for Anschlus
Hitler JA Pin
Austria greets the Fuhrer
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
Hitler JA Pin
All say Ja!
Hitler JA Pin
At grave site of his parents
"JA" for Hitler Pin (Item PINS 8-22 & AH 22-8A & NSD 18-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is a special pin made in the silversmith shop of Franz Schnell of Halle an Salle in Saxony Anhalt. For more information about Herr Schnell and how we came to be able to purchase so many fabulous silver items such as this, go to our home page and look at the narrative called “About Our Rings and Silver Insignia.” Herr Schnell had several contracts with companies that sold N.S. connected articles that were made with his tooling dies at his shop. He was the Master silversmith and he produced items in silver for several retailers that are well known in Ludenshied, Berlin and Munich. He produced rings, cap insignia, fobs, stickpins, presentation jewelry, and etc. all in the very finest detail.  His items were produced in state of the art special dies. Some of the dealers on the internet sites who are “fly by the seat of their pants forgers” have attempted to copy the Schnell items that we have in our grouping but to practically no avail.  The copies are without the crisp detail and fine lines since these “Arschlocks” use the lost wax process and could never afford to use dies that would necessitate a huge amount of financial capital. To date not one has tried it and I am sure they will not. They will simply stay with their futile efforts of trying to “make a silk purse out of a sows ear” (*old Scottish expression). So dear collector, these items retain their integrity because they are original Franz Schnell productions of the Third Reich. 

As to the item at hand, this is a special lapel pin that was exclusively ordered through the official auspices of the NSDAP (The Party). The son of Herr Schnell assured me that the original design was by his father and Schnell the Elder produced only a few of them. He made only the silver ones and he later turned the design over to a company in Ludenshied who produced a version in thin brass. The exclusive silver version was for special presentation to German citizens who helped to bring about the victory of the N.S.Party in 1933. Hitler was defeated in 1932 by field Marshal Von Hindenburg but even though he had lost the bid for power to this point, he was drawing ever larger crowds. In one day July 27th, he spoke to 60,000 enthusiastic persons in Brandenburg and too nearly as many in Potsdam and that same evening to 120,000 massed in the giant Grunwald Stadium in Berlin, while outside an additional 100,000 heard his voice by loudspeaker.  So popular was Hitler in the eyes of the German people that President Hindenburg on Jan 1933 appointed Him Chancellor of Germany. This now was the victory and history records that the Fuhrer went on to many more in the saga of the Third Reich.  As we have said, this beautifully designed lapel pin was more or less an award for loyalists whose diligent labors brought about this political win, however it was effectuated at that point in time.  

We are told that the pin was not designed nor issued until after Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor. It was strictly an award token. We were also told that more of them were made and issued by the Party to those who participated intently in the 1938 Austrian Plebiscite. The watchword and promotional slogan for this was (JA) “yes” worn by Germans and Austrians who were 90% in favor of the Anschluss. Again the N S motivated public wore this pin in brass to show their support while the Parteimitglieder who worked toward these ends feverishly and diligently were issued the pin in the coveted silver version. 

So it really is a very rare historically important article we have, due to our fortunate procurement of them at Stuttgart. The pin measures ¾ of one inch square about the size of an American nickel coin in dimension. It was made in 800 silver and is so marked on the back. It has the usual clasp as seen on many German badges. The swastika is of the mobile style with the circle in the middle with the “JA” (Yes) in German script letters.  It is the ultimate symbol of loyalty and solidarity expressed in the form of the Hakenkreuz or Swastika. This we believe is the ultimate Third Reich collectable for those who appreciate the true early history of the N.S. movement. How much more interesting than a pair of jackboots, a field pack, a unit patch, or general assault badge!

PRICE: $175.00   A Bargain!!!

 

Hamburg Stickpin
Stickpin Featuring the Flag of Hamburg (Item PINS 8-23)

DESCRIPTION: This is a fine enamel stickpin with the towers of the city of Hamburg flag. A fine enameled pin in the red and white color of this wonderful seaport city in Germany’s beautiful northland. The pin is from the National Socialist era.

PRICE: $39.00

 

Turner Verien Lapel Pin
Turner Verien Lapel Pin
Turner Verein Lapel Pin (Item PINS 8-14)

DESCRIPTION: By showing the Schimze Weiss, not the flag crossed with the Havenkreuzfahne, this reflects that the members of the Deutsche Turn Verein retained German patriotism through the many years since Father Fredrich Ludwig Jahn started it in the early 19th century. Turn Verein was a symnastic movement. The promoted health, wisdom, and patriotism. They were, for the most part, loyal supporters of both the Kaiser and Adolf Hitler. This little enameled pin says it all! The motto of the organization was and is the 4 F's -- frish, from, frolich, frei (hardy, pious, cheerful, free).

PRICE: $125.00

 

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

 Silver Stickpin from the Garde de Corps (Item PINS 8-15 & GDUCORP 1-6 & KJEWELRY 2-18)

DESCRIPTION: This was the Royal Bodyguard Regiment of the Imperial German Army that guarded the person of three Kaisers: Wilhelm I; Frederick, his son; and Wilhelm II, his grandson. The stickpin would be worn by members of this elite corps. The eagle-topped helmet is the symbol of the Garde du Corps. The pin is in pure ‘935’ silver and on some of them the gold or gilded crown is still evident; however, the information has come to us that these pins were not restricted to veterans of the corps, but could be purchased by admirers, who wanted to show their admiration of this grand unit.

PRICE: $95.00

 

Der Wille Ist Alles pin
Der Wille Ist Alles pin

Commemorative Pin for Adolf Hitler’s Birthday 20/4/1933 (Special in Silver) (Item PINS 8-16 & AH 26-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautifully detailed pin in genuine 800 silver produced in the shop of Franz Schnell in Halle Am Salle in eastern Germany.  Read our narrative on our home page entitled “About our Rings and Silver Insignia. This is a special pin made in the silversmith shop of Franz Schnell of Halle an Salle in Saxony Anhalt. For more information about Herr Schnell and how we came to be able to purchase so many fabulous silver items such as this, go to our home page and look at the narrative called “About Our Rings and Silver Insignia.” Herr Schnell had several contracts with companies that sold N.S. connected articles that were made with his tooling dies at his shop. He was the Master silversmith and he produced items in silver for several retailers that are well known in Ludenshied, Berlin and Munich. He produced rings, cap insignia, fobs, stickpins, presentation jewelry, and etc. all in the very finest detail.  His items were produced in state of the art special dies. Some of the dealers on the internet sites who are “fly by the seat of their pants forgers” have attempted to copy the Schnell items that we have in our grouping but to practically no avail.  The copies are without the crisp detail and fine lines since these “Arschlocks” use the lost wax process and could never afford to use dies that would necessitate a huge amount of financial capital. To date not one has tried it and I am sure they will not. They will simply stay with their futile efforts of trying to “make a silk purse out of a sows ear” (*old Scottish expression). So dear collector, these items retain their integrity because they are original Franz Schnell productions of the Third Reich. 

The pin is about the size of a quarter (about 1 inch in diameter). It says on the edge Der Wille ist Alles 20 April 1933.  This was the most important birthday celebration of the N.S. Party because only three months before, President Paul Von Hindenburg had appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor of Germany. There were subsequent lavish and triumphant birthday observances for the “Fuhrer” but none quite so meaningful or joyfully celebrant as this one, like the election style JA pin.  This was a special presentation piece usually presented to those who had diligently helped to bring about the victory of the Party. Look at the JA pin at the section of the site identified as Hitler 22-8-A. This was a very limited issue by the NSDAP and produced by Herr Schnell. This pin is also sometimes found in thin brass.  These was the pins that were actually sold on the week proceeding and during the 1933 celebration. The silver ones wherever sold, were only presented to Party members who deserved the honor. The detail is wonderful! So fine that you can see under magnification the clear letters spelling out “Adolf Hitler Unser Fuhrer”. (Our Leader) These words surround the bust portrait of Hitler as he looked in “Der Kampfzeit” (the struggle for power). The fastening pin on the back is of the standard type as used on most German pins. The 800 silver designation numbers are stamped on the back.  This is an important insignia that shows the popularity of the German leader as well as the solidarity of the Party. Historically valuable for sure!

PRICE: $195.00 don’t miss it!

 

Third Reich Art

Third Reich Art

 

Reich's Culture Chamber Stickpin (Item PINS 8-17 & ART 3-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the most sought-after and rare of all stickpins. It is for the Reichskulturkammer, RKK. This was the inner party organization that managed and directed, museums, art galleries, etc., in the world of Teutonic culture. This is extremely rare and one of the most beautifully designed pins of the Third Reich. This stickpin is well marked with the signature of the very famous firm of Deschler in Munich. It is also marked with the traditional "Ges. Gesch." The item is in genuine 800 silver. We have four of these items.

PRICE: $87.00

 

SS

 Deutsches Ahnenerbe Stickpin (Item PINS 8-18; AHN 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: The German Heritage Foundation did not have much in the way of distinctive insignia other that a ring or two and a Volk und Sippe badge worn on special occasions. Other than that they had this stickpin that featured the sacred Irminsul, or Life Tree of the ancient Saxon saga and religion. This was the symbol that was hewn from Wotan's ash tree that actually stood at the top of the Externsteine, or Rocks of the Sun at Detmold and adjacent to the Teutoberg Forest of Hermann fame. The Irminsul was destroyed by Karl der Grosse as the first act of the Diet of Worms in the 8th century, thus setting off a fierce and long war between the Saxons and Franks. The stickpin is in beautiful condition and is very rare. It's marked 800 on the back.

PRICE: $147.00 EACH

 

Women's Work Pin

Women's Work Pin

Women's Work Pin

 N.S. Woman’s Organizational Insignia–Arbeitsmaiden of the Deutsche Frauenwerk (Item PINS 8-19; NSD 18-48; RAD 6-15)

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: $87.00

 

Silver Stickpin

Silver Stickpin

Silver Stickpin
The silver-content mark

Silver Stickpin

Silver Stickpin

Silver Stickpin

Silver Stickpin

Silver Stickpin

Silver Stickpin
Little SA guys

Kampfzeit Eagle Stickpin in Silver (Item PINS 8-20; SA 14-25)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a stickpin that was made as a traditions item by the firm of Franz Schnell & Sohn in Halle, Germany. The title we found on a tag that accompanied one of the stickpins was “Krawattennadel für SA”—“tie pin for the SA” (Sturmabteilung). The eagle on this pin is smaller than the wreathed swastika. This was the form of the National Socialist insignia in the 1920s; compared to the later national symbol it seems rather crude. If you go to Item SA 14-24 you will see this eagle in the form of a woodcarving. The earliest standards carried this eagle, and the covers of the early editions of Hitler’s Mein Kampf had it in this form on their covers. Herr Schnell probably got an order from some SA unit to produce these traditional eagles in the 1920s or possibly, they were produced as a device worn when in civilian clothes to show the man’s membership in the SA from its beginnings. They were struck in pure 800 silver and were so stamped on the rear of the wreath at the bottom. This is a fine-looking stickpin and is larger than the average, by far. Why? Because membership in this rough-and-tumble outfit was something to be proud of an it was only natural to show it with “gusto.” This piece has a wingspan of 2 inches and is 1 ¼ inches high. No shrinking violet is this bird! It is an important insignia of a turbulent time in Germany’s N.S. history.

PRICE: $195.00

 

1936 Olympic Pin

1936 Olympic Pin

 

1936 Olympic Pin
The backside

1936 Olympic Pin

1936 Olympic Pin

1936 Olympic Pin
The Führer enters the games

1936 Olympic Pin

1936 Olympic Pin

1936 Olympic Pin

1936 Olympic Pin

1936 Olympic Pin

1936 Olympic Pin

Small, Souvenir 1936 Olympic Pin (Item PINS 8-21; OLY 7-16)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful pin showing the famed Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in bright, enameled colors (very nicely presented!). This is a petite badge that almost anyone who attended the 1936 Olympiad in Berlin would buy from the walk-around venders that would sell them in the halls throughout the stadium; these venders were only allowed to sell their souvenirs during breaks and intermissions. It’s really a rather gorgeous-looking badge and many of the spectators were more than proud to wear them to show that they were privileged to witness the greatest Olympiad the world had ever seen. The pin measures a little over an inch tall and an inch wide with the Berlin maker’s name on its back. The gate has the letters below spelling out “XI Olympiade Berlin,” and at the top we see “1936.”

PRICE: $85.00

 

 

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