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Grade Description Item # Price
NM- "Windhund" Cap Badge for the 116th Panzer Division.

Members of the 116.Panzer-Division wore one of several semi-official cap badges including the Windhund. This extremely rare cap badge features a running whippet with a collar, bounding over a wavy line (the ground) with 3 sprigs of grass. Struck from neusilber with a blackened finish, burnished off the outer ring, hound, and grass below to give the design more definition. The reverse features 2 heavy prongs which show signs of being bent with some minor damage to the lower prong.
IC435
NM Polizei Shako Device.

This is a beautiful example of one of the most striking headgear devices produced by the Third Reich. The details to the eagle's feathers and the oak leaf wreath are crisp and well defined. It was die struck from aluminum then bent to fit the curve of a Polizei shako, complete with both threaded studs and brass nuts for mounting. Although it appears to be mint and in unused condition there is some crud (easily cleaned away) on the reverse but it's difficult to say how it got there. It's possible this piece sat face down for several decades accumulating dust. This combined with humidity would easily explain the spots of brown crud visible in my photos. There's a few spots on the obverse as well but again this is just soil rather than damage to the finish.
I410
E++ Political Leader's Visor Cap Insignia Set.

This beautiful visor cap set is complete with a left facing National eagle stamped from brass with all 3 prongs and 99% of the gold finish intact. The eagle's chest is marked "M1/72" over an RZM circle in raised text for the Fritz Zimmermann firm of Stuttgart. The 1939 pattern (faux embroidered) oak leaf wreath is stamped from a non magnetic alloy with 98% of the gold finish intact. The reverse is marked with an RZM circle over "M1/52" in raised text for Deschler & Sohn of München. At the center is a 3 piece Political style cockade stamped from brass with a silvered finish. The reverse is marked with an RZM circle at the top and "M1/8" at the bottom for the Ferdinand Wagner firm of Pforzheim. The outer ring of the cockade features a fluted border that's finished with a transparent red enamel, all of which is intact and undamaged. At the center is a silver washed wreath and roundel with a cut-out rotating black enameled swastika with a white wool backing behind. All of the prongs on this beautiful set are intact and undamaged.
I535
E Wehrmacht General's Visor Cap Cockade.

This early pattern hand embroidered beauty measures 55mm wide and 40mm high. It features an oak leaf wreath in gold bullion on a very dark green (almost black) doe skin wool backed with a heavy black linen. At the center is an exquisitely hand crafted black, silver (aluminum), and red wool cockade which is cradled by 2 long stemmed acorns. When I first examined this piece it appeared as though it may have been removed from a visor, but further inspection revealed no signs of stitching so I'm fairly certain it was never issued. There's no damage to speak of, just a lot of corrosion and tarnish on the metallic materials.
I541
NM- TeNo (Technischen Nothilfe or Technical Emergency Corps) General's Visor Cap Insignia Set.

This incredibly rare TeNo insignia set includes a laurel leaf wreath, with a red wool cockade and an exquisitely detailed TeNo eagle. Everything is of the same pattern as the usual aluminum version for lower level officials, but the wreath and eagle are stamped from brass with a gilt wash and much thicker than the typical officer's versions. The gilding is in beautiful condition and 98% intact with minor wear that's only visible with a loop. The back of the wreath is stamped "GES. GESCH" on the lower left under the prong while the eagle and cockade don't appear to be marked. Both pieces show some minor green oxidation from the copper on the reverse. All of the prongs are intact and undamaged, but it does appear as though they've been bent so I can only assume the set was issued and removed from a cap. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I385
M- Luftwaffe Officer's Equipment Technician Visor Cap Device.

This extremely rare cap badge is struck from solid silver with Luft eagle centered on a Teno cogwheel. 3 prongs on the rear are also silver. The eagle has hand enhanced feathers. INCREDIBLE!
I256
M- Zivilangestelle und Arbeiter der Luftfahrtverwaltung (Civilian Working at an Air Force Base) Visor Cap Cockade.

Extremely rare, struck from gray metal with only minor wear to the high points of the Swaz and wreath. See page 126 of Smith & Saris Vol.2 "Headgear of Hitler's Germany". Get it while you can!
I250
M- 1st Pattern DLV Motor Pilot Visor Cap Cockade.

Struck from aluminum with 99% of the black finish on the wreath and 100% of the red paint center. Both prongs are present. See page 155 of Smith & Saris Vol.2 "Headgear of Hitler's Germany"
I249
M Luftwaffe Visor Cap Cockades.

5 unissued devices in aluminum. Some of these were still wrapped in original tissue paper. Absolutely perfect and ready for that cap in need.
I082
E++ Veteran's Visor Cap Wreath and Cockade.

The wreath was stamped from a zinc/aluminum alloy with 2 brass wire prongs soldered to the reverse. The 3 piece cockade was constructed with an aluminum shroud painted with a black enamel. The dual roped wreath appears to be struck from a nickel alloy, and is mounted to the shroud with 4, 2 long and 2 short, flat prongs. The gilt Maltese cross is an integral part of the wreath with a red wool "Bull's Eye" insert visible between the arms of the cross.
IC422
E Water Police Visor Cap Wreath and Cockade.

1 pin broke off.
I087
NM Wehrmacht Visor Cap Cockade and Wreath.

The wreath on this multi-piece cockade was die struck from aluminum with an integral mount in the center for the cockade. The mounting plate is stamped "14" over "GES.GESCH." with 2 prongs folded across the center holding the multi-piece cockade in place. The cockade is near perfect with all of the gloss black enamel intact on the outer shroud with a bright red wool "Bull's Eye" in the center. The reverse wreath is fitted with 2 rotating brass wire prongs near the top and 2 flat brass prongs at the bottom center, both of which are bent over to one side. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I536
E- Political Visor Cap Cockade (Bull's Eye) by Deschler & Sohn of München (M1/52). I585
M- Wehrmacht Visor Cap Cockade (Bull's Eye).

This 2nd pattern (1935-1945) 3 piece device is stamped from aluminum with a black (painted) fluted base, a natural aluminum roundel/wreath, and a red wool center. The center roundel is attached to the fluted base with 2 short aluminum prongs with 2 more longer prongs for attaching it to the cap. Both prongs are intact and undamaged, but they're slightly bent indicating it was removed from a cap. The reverse is maker marked "S&S" and dated "39" in raised text.
I397
NM Blue Division Cap Insignia.

Die struck with 99% of the original silver wash remaining. Very rare and near mint!
I187
NM Italian Fascist Beret Device.

Stamped from brass with 98% of the original gold finish remaining. All the prongs are there and attached correctly.
I233
M Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Troops) Cap Device.

2 piece construction, the petals are stamped from tin with 2 prongs near the tips. The stamens are stamped from brass and affixed with 2 prongs. A rare find, especially in this condition.
I354
NM Hochland Vet's Cap Edelweiss.

Incredibly detailed enameled Veteran's shield in the center. Stamped from silver with the rear marked Ges. Gesch. Part of 1 prong is broken off. See page 286 of Headgear/Hitler's Germany by Jill Smith & Wilhelm Saris for more information. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I144
F+ Hochland Edelweiss Cap Device, no prongs.

Marked RZM M/13 on the back. 90% of the enamel paint remains in the swaz.
I181
NM Edelweiss for the Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Troop) Bergmütze (Mountain Cap) I587
E+ 1st Pattern (1934-1936) Police Officer's Visor Cap Eagles.

Die struck from tombak with 75% to 90% of the silver wash and all their prongs intact.
I355
E- Polizei General's Visor Cap Set, 2nd Pattern.

This cap device sold before I got around to writing my description so I'm not going to bother.
I533
M Polizei General's Visor Cap Eagle by Hermann Aurich.

Mid to late period with all of the fire gold wash and prongs intact. Maker marked with Aurich's "HA" logo in raised text in the center of the swastika.
I156
E+ Police Landwacht Visor Cap insignia. Slightly tarnished with some crud on one wing. Early pin on back instead of prongs. I195
E 2nd Pattern (1936-1945) Polizei Cap Eagle.

Die struck from tombak with 75% of the silver wash and all 3 prongs intact.
I357
NM Hessen Police Officer's Shako Star.

This rare beauty measures 4 inches (10cm) from point to point on the 8 pointed star burst that appears to be struck from nickel with 85% of the heavily tarnished silver wash still intact. The highly detailed center motif is stamped from brass with 95% of the gold finish intact. It features a magnificent crowned Hessen Lion on a simple shield holding a swastika in his right paw. This is encircled by an oak leaf wreath that's attached to the star burst with 2 long brass prongs which are bent over at 12:00 and 6:00 on the reverse. The device its self was attached to the shako with 2 threaded posts near the ends of the 3:00 and 9:00 points, both of which still retain their original square and nuts. This is a rarely seen undamaged device that's ready to attach to a shako or it would make a perfect center piece for a headgear device display.
I255
M- German Communist (Rotfrontkämpferbund or Red Front Combatant's Union) Cap Device.

According to my research this red star was most likely issued to union members by the armed branch of the German Communist Party. It's stamped from brass with crisp detail. The blood red enamel is slightly transparent and thinly applied to the brass star so it settled into the rays giving it incredible depth and a very rich color. It measures 31mm from point to point with 2 brass prongs at the center of the reverse for mounting. See page 310 of "Headgear of Hitler's Germany" Vol #2 by Smith & Saris for more information on this very rare, and unissued device.
I248
E Russian Visor Cap Insignia.

I decided to list this Russian cap device so the self proclaimed forum "X-spurts" will stop writing to tell me I248 listed above is the from the "Red Army" rather than the German Rotfrontkämpferbund or Red Front Combatant's Union of the German Communist Party. If you compare the 2 you'll be able to see that this Russian made device is much smaller at 24mm while the German made star measures 31mm. The Russian star is stamped from a thicker copper with finer details, and it's finished with a much heavier and more opaque red enamel. As you can see it has a completely different look, so don't let the experts fool you.
I254
E+ SA/SS Kepi Eagle
1st Pattern (circa 1927)
I576
E Political Visor Cap Eagle
1st Pattern (circa 1936)
I578
NM SA Visor Cap Eagle, final pattern.

Die struck with nickle plating, 95%+ remains. Nice age patina with crisp detail. Marked RZM M1/17 on the back with all 3 prongs. They are slightly bent, may have been removed from a hat. NICE!
I232
NM Luftwaffe Visor Cap Eagle.

Late period, struck from grey metal with 90% of the original silver finish remaining. 2 Brass prongs are correctly mounted and it has been on a hat.
I264
E++ Wehrmacht Visor Cap Eagle by
F.W. Assmann & Sohne of Lüdenscheid

Struck from aluminum with brass prongs. Marked with the Assmann "A" and the year of production "39" in raised text.
I582
NM- Wehrmacht Visor Cap Eagle
By Fritz Zimmerman of Stuttgart

Struck from aluminum with aluminum prongs. Marked "ZS" and the year of production "39" in raised text.
I581
NM Railway High Official Visor Cap Eagle.

Stamped from tin with 99% of the original gold wash remaining. Marked RZM M1/113.
I155
E++ Kriegsmarine Administrative Tropical Pith Helmet Eagle

Stamped from solid nickle with some of the crispest detail I have ever seen. Back has 2 eyelets, the pin missing. RARE!
I137
NM+ Kreigsmarine "Donald Duck" Cap Eagle.

This exquisite cap device was die struck from brass and finished with a gold fired gilt, 98% of which is still intact with a bit of dark tarnish on each wing tip. The reverse shows a bit more tarnish with spots of dark green corrosion from the copper base metal. The knurled stick pin is soldered directly to the reverse in the center of the eagle's chest.
I542
E- Customs Visor Cap Eagle.

This cap device sold before I got around to writing my description so I'm not going to bother.
I490
NM- NS-RKB (Veteran Organization) Visor Cap Eagle.

Die struck aluminum, marked "2 GES. GESCH." on the reverse in raised text. All 3 brass prongs are intact but they're slightly bent indicating this device was issued and removed from a cap. Very minor wear to the black enameled cross but otherwise this piece is in perfect condition. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I387
E Early NSDAP Visor Cap Eagle with screw back.

Nickle washed, 85% remains. 100% black enamel paint remains behind the swaz.
I121
NM- DRK, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross) Badge.

This badge sold before I got around to writing my description so I'm not going to bother.
I488




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RAD Reichsarbeitsdienst (National Labor Service) Cap Insignia.

All 3 examples are struck from aluminum with an enamel finish. Each bares the maker's trade mark, "RADJ" inside an inverted triangle (the RAD inspection mark), the year "37" or "38" and "GES.GESCHE." (Gesetzlich Geschützt or By Law Protected).

A. Mint and unissued, I have 5 of these devices which I purchased from the vet who "captured" them from the factory at the war's end.
B. The trademark on this one appears to be "MH" inside a heart. Both of it's prongs are still intact but there's 2 corrosion pits on the left wheat sprig and some of the enamel is flaking away.
C. Marked "C.T.D." on the back, this one looks as though it was dug. There are 2 corrosion pits, one of which has eaten all the way through the left wheat sprig. Both of it's prongs are broken off.
I369
E DAK Kriegsmarine Pith Helmet Insignia.

2 pins broke off.
I083
NM Tropical Pith Helmet Shield Sets.

Die struck from aluminum or zinc with 85% to 95% of the enamel paint intact on each shield. Only one, the eagle in set "B", is maker marked "K.uQ. 42" on the bottom. All 4 shields retain all 3 original prongs.
I364
NM Tropical Pith Helmet Eagle Shields.

Die struck from aluminum or zinc with 95% of the black enamel paint intact. All 3 are maker marked "K.uQ. 42" on the bottom. "B" is missing 1 prong.
I363
E+ NSDAP Helmet Shield(?).

I've been unable to find this piece in my research so if any of you recognize it I would be grateful for some more information. Die struck from tombak with a sliver wash. The background is filled with a thick black enamel with a separate SA dagger style eagle superimposed over the top. The reverse features a threaded post and round (steel) retaining nut. Stamped "WOLFSCHANZE" at the bottom.
I360
E 1939 NSDAP Helmet Shield(?).

I've been unable to find this piece in my research so if any of you recognize it I would be grateful for some more information. It was die struck from zinc then finished with white, black, and transparent red enamel. The reverse features a threaded post and round (rusted steel) retaining nut. The shield is stamped "WOLFSCHANZE" at the bottom. The nut, which features 2 knobs to prevent turning or loosening, is marked "BERLIN 1939"
I359
NM Kriegsmarine Officer's Visor Cap Wreath and Cockade.

Navy blue wool base hand embroidered in gold and silver (aluminum) bullion.
I426
M Panzer Officer's Flatwire Cockade.

Machine embroidered aluminum flatwire on a black bevo background with red embroidered cotton thread dot. There's some minor soiling from the years, but still mint and unissued!
I240
M Panzer EM/NCO Cloth Cockade.

Machine embroidered BeVo like cockade in cotton on black rayon. Mint and unissued.
I318
M Herman Göring Panzer Division EM/NCO Cap Eagle.

Silver gray machine embroidered thread on a black wool backing. Mint, unissued, and ready to impress!
I217
E+ Wehrmacht Officer's Cap Eagle.

Hand embroidered on green wool with 3 different types of bullion (aluminum) thread. The wings and wreath are detailed with a single strand of tan cotton thread. One small moth nip on the top of the eagle's right wing. No paper backing.
IC433
M TeNo Officer's Flatwire Cap Insignia.

Machine embroidered aluminum flatwire on a dark blue bevo background with "ges. gesch." on the right side of the inverted triangle. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I239
M NSKK-National Socialistische Kraftfahr Korps (National Socialist Motor Corps) Overseas Cap Eagle
1st Pattern (circa 1935-39)

BeVo like machine embroidered flatwire with a steel green rayon background signifying wear by Motor-Gruppe Nordsee and Westmark.
I560
M NSKK-National Socialistische Kraftfahr Korps (National Socialist Motor Corps) Kepi Eagle. 2nd Pattern (circa 1939-45)

BeVo like machine embroidered flatwire on a black rayon backing.
I549
NM Kreigsmarine EM/NCO Cap Insignia.

BeVo like construction on blue rayon. This has been sewn on and has minor soiling, but is in great condition.
I260
M Polizei EM/NCO's Cap Insignia.

Late period silver gray Police eagle with red, white, black cockade machine sewn on a blue/green background with a blue/green rayon base. This is unissued and cut off a strip. 100% original period piece.
I280
F+ Polizei EM/NCO's Cap Insignia.

This has been sewn on, and is soiled with age but can be easily cleaned. This cap insignia is fairly hard to find, and priced right.
I105
M Wehrmacht EM/NCO's Cap Insignia.

BeVo like machine embroidered gray and green rayon on a field green/gray backing.
I327
M- Wehrmacht EM/NCO's M44 Trapezoid Cap Insignia.

Machine embroidered national eagle in silver/gray threads, positioned above a national tricolor cockade on a field green/gray rayon backing. The outer edge of the trapezoid is reinforced with stitching in the same silver/gray threads as the eagle. This piece is absolutely mint with no signs of use.
I395
E+ RAD-ReichsArbeitsDienst (National Labor Service) EM/NCO Cap Insignia.

BeVo machine embroidered RAD shovel and wheat sprigs in red, black and white rayon on a green rayon backing. The inverted RAD trademark diamond, "GES.GESCH." and "FR.a" are embroidered in white text directly below. This one was sewn on a cap, but nicely removed with no damage. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I353
NM Wehrmacht EM/NCO Overseas/M43 Cap Cockade.

BeVo like machine embroidered red, white, and black "Bull's Eye" on green rayon backing. I don't think this one was sewed on a cap, but there is a little bit of glue on the reverse from being mounted in a photo album.
I428
M Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery
EM/NCO Cap Eagle
I558
NM DAF-Deutsche ArbeitsFront
(German Labor Front) Cap Badge
By Hymmer & Co. of Lüdenscheid

Marked with the RZM circle and "Lieferant No.53" indicating the Contractor's "L" number as "53". Note: Lieferant numbers were issued to the larger and more prestigious companies who were licensed to sell private purchase decorations and insignias via their own retail outlets. These numbers are more typically proceeded by "L/" when used on low-grade awards like the EK.
I568
E++ Partial Kyfhauserbund Visor Cap Band.

Made from black satin, absolutely beautiful piece!
I091
E++ Luftwaffe General's Summer Breast Eagle

This very scarce General's eagle was die struck from solid brass and finished with a bright fired gold gilt. The solid reverse features a simple needle pin and wire clasp with no manufacturer's marks.
I579
NM Wehrmacht Officer's White Summer Tunic Breast Eagle.

Stamped from a metal alloy with a nickel silver plating and 99% of the white rhodium frosting intact. The National eagle features long out-stretched wings with a 3 3/4 inch (9.5 cm) wingspan with incredibly crisp detail. The reverse is hollow with mirror image of the obverse, featuring a crimped hinge attached with 2 horse shoe shaped tabs. The needle pin is made from brass and hooks on a heavy wire "C" catch mounted with a domed circular plate. An additional prong is mounted in the same manner at the base to keep the badge down while in use. A rare find in this condition...and at this price.
I344
NM Kriegsmarine Officer's Breast Eagle. I430
NM- NS-RKB NationalSozialistische-ReichsKriegerBund (National Socialist-State Soldiers League) Breast Eagle

Die struck aluminum, marked "2 GES. GESCH." in raised text on the reverse with a brass pin and catch. Minor wear, most of which is to the black enameled cross. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I584
NM Bullion NSFK Breast Insignia.

This is the one you see in all the reference books. Hand sewn silver aluminum bullion, slightly tarnished, with black cotton thread detail on a mouse gray wool background. Incredible!! This has been in my collection for several years because it's rare and no doubt original. 95% of the original purple paper backing remains with some minor cracks and flakes. Guaranteed for life, I would happily sell it again at no charge if you decided to let it go.
I262
NM+ Hermann Göring Div. Panzer
EM/NCO Breast Eagle
I547
E++ Luftwaffe Officer's Breast Eagle.

This beautiful breast eagle was hand embroidered in silver (aluminum) bullion on a dark Luftwaffe blue/gray wool. The eagle's feathers are defined with a gray cotton thread, all of which appear to be intact. The reverse shows signs of previous stitching with holes in the white linen backing from being sewn to a tunic, and tiny sections of the original white thread still intact. There's some minor corrosion to the aluminum coated threads from exposure to humidity, but there's no other significant damage worth mentioning.
I492
NM Luftwaffe DAK Trapezoid Breast Eagle with GI Dedication.

Beautifully machine embroidered Luft eagle on a light tan satin backing. This was sewn on and removed very nicely, then the liberating GI wrote "Sept. 1944 Africa corps" on the back. There are 3 glue spots on the back from the Vet displaying it. Incredible piece of period documented insignia!
I272
E++ Luftwaffe EM/NCO's Breast Eagle

This eagle was machine embroidered with a light gray cotton thread on a Luftwaffe blue/gray wool. It was obviously cut from a tunic with some thread remnants and minor damage to the edges and reinforcing backing on the reverse.
I546
M Early Wehrmacht NCO/Officer's Breast Eagle.

Machine embroidered breast eagle in aluminum thread on a tan cotton base, zig-zag stitched to field a green/gray wool backing. Mint and unissued, this beauty is an uncommon find, especially in this condition.
I331
E++ Wehrmacht EM/NCO Breast Eagle.

Bevo like construction, machine embroidered with light gray and field gray (khaki green) rayon thread on a field gray rayon fabric. This eagle shows minor soil from being handled with no damage or evidence of use.
I500
E++ Wehrmacht Officer's Breast Eagle.

Nice and tight hand embroidery in silver/aluminum bullion with black accent threads. Embroidered on dark green wool with a black cotton and a dark blue paper backing which is slightly faded and torn across the top, probably from exposure to moisture. The eagle shows moderate oxidization across the top of the left wing with tiny holes around the perimeter which tells me it was sewn on but nicely removed.
I336
NM- Wehrmacht Officer's Breast Eagle.

This striking breast eagle was hand embroidered in silver (aluminum) bullion thread on a very dark green, almost black wool. The eagle's wings, chest, and the wreath around the swastika are defined with a dark green cotton thread, most of which appears to be intact. The reverse retains 80% of the thin tissue paper backing which shows signs of previous stitching with holes in it and the dark field gray linen used to reinforce the wool. There's still some tiny sections of the original dark green thread around the edges as well with some minor wear to some of the bullion threads on the obverse...evidence that it was once sewn and carefully removed from an officer's tunic.
I496
M Wehrmacht NCO/Officer's Breast Eagle by Ewald Beiersmann & Sohn of Wuppertal-Langerfeld.

Bevo like construction, machine embroidered flat wire (aluminum) on a dark green rayon fabric which was zig-zag sewn to a darker green wool backing.
I495
E++ Wehrmacht EM/NCO's Breast Eagle.

Light gray cotton thread machine embroidered on dark green wool with a black cotton backing. There are 4 glue spots on the reverse from being displayed but other than that there is no damage or significant wear. There are still remnants of green thread around the perimeter indicating that is was sewn to a tunic, but nicely removed.
I330
E- Wehrmacht EM/NCO's Breast Eagle.

Light gray cotton thread machine embroidered on dark green wool with minor damage to the edge...probably from being removed from a tunic. There some minor soil to the front as well so I believe this piece saw some action.
I409
NM Kriegsmarine Officer's Bullion Breast Eagle! Beautiful hand embroidered gold bullion on black wool backing. This has been sewn on but was removed carefully! Nice dark age patina! Beautiful! I236
E Kriegsmarine Officer's embroidered Cellion Breast Eagle. Yellow eagle on a dark blue wool background. This has been sewn on but was removed nicely, one end cut a little short. I211
NM Kriegsmarine Officer's Breast Eagle.

Constructed from dark Navy blue wool with very high quality hand embroidered yellow cellion thread with darker yellow accent threads on his wings and chest. The reverse still retains the original protective blue cotton backing with no evidence of having been sewn to a tunic.
I339
NM Kriegsmarine EM/NCO Breast Eagle.

Constructed from dark Navy blue wool with machine embroidered yellow cotton thread. The reverse still retains the original protective blue cotton backing with no evidence of having been sewn to a tunic.
I341
E Kriegsmarine EM/NCO Summer Tunic Breast Eagle.

Machine embroidered blue cotton thread on a heavy white cotton backing. I can't see any evidence of being sewn to a tunic, but there is some glue on the back, probably from being pasted in a display. Nothing too noticeable but worth mentioning. Slightly soiled from the years, most of which is on the reverse.
I334
M Marine Coastal Artillery EM/NCO Breast Eagle. Mint, unissued, machine sewn with nice heavy thread. Small hole in each corner from being pinned in a display case. I209
M RLB-Reichs Luftschutz Bund (National Air Raid Protection League) Officer's Flatwire Sleeve Eagle

Machine embroidered bullion on blue/gray field with black satin backing. The eagle has a 79mm wingspread and is 46mm tall with "full" length stitch and big looped ends. Nice detail and textbook construction!
I033
F Political Eagle.

The wool has been completely eaten away by moths, but this is still a beautiful piece for display.
I173
M Polizei Ammunition Cartouche Eagle Device.

Die Struck from aluminum with all 3 loop catches intact. Maker marked "GHO" in raised text on the reverse in the center of the eagle's chest. This is a very rare device, especially in this condition.
I356
M 9 Coastal Artillery Kriegsmarine Field Green Buttons-unissued.

2 are stamped 40 on the back, 1 marked A&S 41, 6 marked B&N.
I152
NM Large brass button with eagle. Multi piece construction, 24mm, marked "Extra Fein" on the back. I246
E+ Early Political Leader's Cape(?) Button.

This is a fairly large 28mm button so I'm assuming it was used on a cape, but I've been unable to find it in my research so I'm still looking to correctly identify it. 2 piece construction, the face is die struck from brass with 99% of the black enamel remaining in the swastika. The steel back plate is unmarked with minor traces of black enamel and minor surface rust.
I377
E- NSDAP Diplomatic Official Buttons.

10 matching 16mm buttons stamped from zinc with mild corrosion and oxidation from exposure to moisture. These buttons were dug by a friend of mine who travels to Germany every summer to hunt for Third Reich artifacts. These buttons were worn on tunics, great coats, formal evening waist coats, vests, and gloves.
I376
NM SA/NSDAP Tunic Buttons.

Multi piece construction die struck from brass with a steel (magnetic) back and 100% of the silver plating intact.
A. Stamped with the RZM circle on the left, "M5/75" on the right, the maker's trademark (a star) at the top, and "3" at the bottom.
B. Stamped with the maker's trade mark (an "N" inside an triangle) at the top with the RZM circle and "M5/117/8" at the bottom.
I382
F+ 6 SA/NSDAP Nickle Dress Tunic Buttons.

Multi piece construction die struck from brass, copper, or aluminum with a steel (badly rusted) back. None of these buttons retain any of the silver or gold plating and a couple are pitted from exposure to moisture. These buttons were dug by a friend of mine who travels to Germany every summer to hunt for Third Reich artifacts...only 3 left!
I380
M- SA/NSDAP Cap Button by Assmann.

Multi piece construction die struck from aluminum with a steel (magnetic) back. Stamped "ASSMANN A (Assmann trademark) & SOHN" on the top with "GES." the RZM circle in the center, and "GESCHE." at the bottom. This button features 2 brass prongs so I assume it was intended for wear on a cap since the prongs would not be not strong enough for use on a tunic. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I381
E+ Kreigsmarine Officer's Tunic Button.

1 piece solid aluminum button with a thin gold wash, 75% of which is still intact. Stamped "KREIGSMARINE" on the top with the date and the maker's trademark, an "M" inside a diamond, between "19" and "40" at the bottom.
I379
E NSDAP Button by Assmann.

This 2 piece 25mm button was die struck from zinc yet it's slightly magnetic so I assume iron was used somewhere in it's construction. The reverse is stamped "HOCHFEINE A(Assmann trademark) QUALITY 25MM." The attachment ring is missing (broken) and there are 2 holes drilled off center at the top and bottom... so it could be re-attached? Over all slightly abused and a bit worn, but a nice example of what must be a rare button since I've yet to find another example.
I378
F+ Panzer Skull Device for Shoulder Board. Early silvered pattern . I054
NM Der Stahlhelm collar device. Stamped from bronze with 100% nickle silver plating remaining. Nice patina. I101


NM


NM


NM


E+


Kreigsmarine Career Shoulder Board Cyphers:

A. This is the only set. 2 vertical fouled anchors. Stamped from brass with a gilt wash and maker marked with the RZM circle and "53" under the prongs.
B. Clerical Career Device with 2 crossed writing quills (feathers) superimposed on a vertical anchor. Stamped from brass with a gilt wash, no maker.
C. Administrative Career Device featuring a Mercurian staff (two serpents entwined on a winged staff. Stamped from brass with a gilt wash, no maker.
D. Teletypist Career Device featuring crossed and downward pointing blitz arrows. Stamped from allow with traces of the wash, no maker.
I373
M Kreigsmarine Engineer Shoulder board Cypher. Die struck from brass with a gold wash, this 18mm career cypher features a cog wheel with six internal spokes and a central circular hub. No makers mark, both prongs are intact. I372



NM-

E-

E-



Deutsches Reichsbahn (German National Railway) Official Collar Tab Cyphers:

A. 1 First pattern, die struck from brass with an "antique" wash and both prongs intact.
B. 2 Second pattern, die struck from brass, both prongs are missing.
C. 2 Second pattern, die struck from brass, both prongs are missing. Holes were drilled so it could be sewn on.


I365


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E


Battalion Number Shoulder Board Cypher Sets.

The #5 set is struck from tombak(?) with a gold wash.



The #2 set is struck from aluminum with a sliver wash.


I366
M- Luftwaffe Lt. Col. On the Reichs Air Ministry Shoulder Board. 2 double strand braided aluminum bullion on black wool. Slip on type, has been worn but still in near mint condition. I294
G Luftwaffe Flieger/Paratrooper Officer's Shoulder Board. I446
NM Luftwaffe Flieger/Paratrooper EM Shoulder Strap. I453
E Wehrmacht Artillery Hauptmann's
Shoulder Board Set.

This well worn sew-in set was constructed with a red wool Waffenfarbe (branch of service color) backing for artillery troops with dual silver (aluminum) Russia braid chord tops for officer's ranks. Each board features two 17mm gilt aluminum rank pips with dual brass prongs bent over the wool on the reverse which tells us they may have been added later, but the wear and impressions to the silver chord tops indicate they've been there since the war. Looking at my photos you'll see 2 extra sets of holes in between the pips. I'm not certain because of the placement, but I believe these are from unit numbers or some other type of identification cypher.
I530
E++ Wehrmacht Artillery Officer's Shoulder Board with 2 pips, an early # 1 device, and a # 1 pebbled button. Slip on style in very nice condition. Deep red wool backing with the slip on style strap remaining!!! I301
M- Wehrmacht Artillery NCO's Shoulder Board. Combat tunic style board made from field green wool with a cotton backed strap and satin piping. The tressing is the silver cellion type. You don't see these a lot! I306
NM- Forestry Major's Shoulder Board Set.

Exquisitely constructed with a dark green velvet Forestry waffenfarbe on the backs, silver/aluminum piping in the centers, and metalic/green Russia braid tops. These were originally slip on boards but the tongues have been cut off. There's some minor wear at the button holes but other than that they are in near mint condition.
I291
E++ Shoulder Boards for an Oberwachtmeister der Feuerschutzpolizei. Slip on style with evidence of 1 pip one each board. 1 board is missing the slip on strap. Nice and clean, great for display! I284
E++ Feuerschutzpolizei Shoulder Board.

Carmine wool truppenfarbe (branch of service color) base with 2 dual silver/aluminum Russia braid chords featuring black V's. Slip on type, unissued and near mint with minimal wear and 2 holes from missing ranks pips.
I293
M Police Shoulder Board set for a Meister of the Schutzpolizei. Sew in type, Mint and 100% authentic! I178
M Schutzpolizei Shoulder Boards. Original maker's paper tag. Sew in type. I124
NM Schutzpolizei Shoulder Boards. 1 pip, slip on type. I123
M Land Customs Officer Shoulder board set, sew in type. RFV device, and 1 pip on each one. Unissued. I179a
M Land Customs Officer Shoulder board set, slip on type. RFV device, and 1 pip on each one. Mint Unissued. I179b
E++ Early Pattern Coastal Artillery EM Shoulder Board. Constructed from field gray wool with a nice machine embroidered Anchor with wings in yellow thread. This has been worn but is still in good shape. I299
E Railway Police Officer's Shoulder Board with RZM tag.

Pre 1941 pattern board with black wool backing and 4 off white cotton chords wrapped with off white metalic/cellion(?) wire. This is a sew in type that shows no signs of use with a nice RZM tag on the back. There's some minor glue spots on the back from mounting on a display board.
I286
E+ DRB-Deutsches ReichsBahn (German National Railway) Personnel Shoulder Board.

This sew-in style board was constructed with a black wool Waffenfarbe (branch of service color) for the base with dual dark blue rayon Russia Braid chords for the top. The 21mm rank pip was stamped from brass and finished with a matte silver (rhodium) wash, 60% of which is still intact. There's some minor wear and fraying to ends of the chords on top, but it doesn't appear as though it was ever sewn to a tunic.
I447
M- Flieger-HJ Shoulder Strap Set with RZM Tag and Paper Binder.

These slip-on straps were constructed from a black satin rayon with a distinct cross hatch weave. The tongues and retaining loops on the reverse are a simple 20mm wide strip of black ribbed rayon with reinforced edges. The light blue rayon piping and machine embroidered numerals represent the rank of Hitlerjung serving with Bann 640 of the Flieger-Hitler-Jugend (Flyer-Hitler-Youth). The paper binder strap is stamped with the maker's logo, stacked letters "RWB" inside a diamond which is superimposed over a square of the same dimensions. The paper RZM tag is printed in red ink with an RZM circle on the left and an HJ diamond on the right.
I451
M- General-HJ Shoulder Strap.

This slip-on strap was constructed from a black satin rayon with a distinct cross hatch weave. The tongue and retaining loop on the reverse is a simple 20mm wide strip of black ribbed rayon with reinforced edges. The red rayon piping and machine embroidered numerals represent the rank of Hitlerjunge serving in Bann 411 of the General-HJ.(General-Hitler-Youth).
I450
E++ RAD-ReichsArbeitsDienst (National Labor Service) Mann's Shoulder Board.

This is a sew in type board, hand constructed from a brown wool with twisted silver (aluminum) and black rayon piping and 2 silver rank pips. This one doesn't look like it was sewn on but there is some minor surface mothing on both sides.
I168
F+ Braided General Officer's Shoulder Board Top.....No backing. I041
NM Wehrmacht NCO Bullion Collar Tressing. 26 1/2 inches long, original strapping has been removed from a collar but is still in great condition. Hard to find. I267
E Deutsches Reichsbahn (German National Railway) Collar Tab Cyphers. Die struck from aluminum, one prong is missing. I374
E Eisenbahnpioniere (Railroad-engineer) Shoulder Board Cypher.

Eisenbahnpioniere units constructed and/or repaired railroads in occupied Russia. Early in the war, the Russian gauge railroads had to be altered to the German standard, so this was the principal task for these railroad engineers. Later in the war, rail communications would often be interdicted by Partisans, so the Eisenbahnpioniere were employed to restore these critical lines of communication. These units were often composed of former civilian Deutsches Reichsbahn (German Railroad) personnel.

Die struck from brass with 3 brass wire prongs and no manufacturer marks.
I396
NM Reichsleitung (National) Level Oberbefehlsleiter's (Chief Command Leader) Collar Tab Set.

This incredibly rare and beautiful Reichs level set sold before I had a chance to write my description so I'm not going to bother, but I suggest you take a look at my photos as you may never see another set like this again.
I525
NM- Political Leader's Collar Tab Eagle Device.

Stamped from brass with 98% of the fired gilt finish intact. The reverse is marked with an RZM circle and "M1/72" for the Fritz Zimmermann firm of Stuttgart in raised text at the center under the prongs. All 3 prongs are intact with no damage, but they are slightly bent indicating this piece was removed from a collar tab.
I389
NM+ Political Leader Kreisleitung Level Collar Tab with RZM Tag. I455
NM Political Leader's Collar Tab for a Haupteinsatzleiter in Gauleitung. This beautiful unissued tab features a gold Political eagle device and 3 gold Political pips with tiny party eagles in the center of each. The backing is a bright red velvet trimmed with a darker red rayon piping and a gold rank stripe with a single thin green/brown stripe down the center. Typical buchram backing with no signs of wear. I343
NM NSDAP Retired Gauleiter Collar Tab set. These incredible 3rd pattern (1936-1938) collar tabs feature incredibly tight hand embroidered single oak leaves on a black velvet backing with red wool piping and a soft burlap buchram backing. Never sewn on with minor soiling. I314
E++ Retired NSDAP Bereistschaftsleiter (Political Leader) Collar Tab Set (Kragenspiegel). 3rd pattern (1936-1938).

I've seen DRB collar tabs constructed this way (long black velvet tabs with red wool piping and a winged wheel device) so I'm not sure if I've identified these correctly. If you can help I'd appreciate some input.

Constructed from a black velvet with red wool piping on a fine buchram backing. Each tab is fitted with 2 exquisite 15mm gilt pips at the bottom. Both tabs retain remnants of black thread, evidence that they were sewn to a tunic.
I456
E+ Wehrmacht Artillery Officer's Collar Tab Set (Litzenspiegel).

This beautiful collar tab set features hand embroidered silver bullion (aluminum) litzen on a dark green doe skin wool over a fine buchram backing with dual red rayon Russia Braid stripes for artillery troops. Neither tab shows signs of being sewn to a tunic so I believe they're unissued despite the loss of 60% of the aluminum coating which has flaked off the white rayon threads.
I457
E Wehrmacht Infantry EM/NCO Collar Tab Set. I458
M Wehrmacht EM Collar Tabs. Mouse gray litzen with 2 red and 1 dark green stripe in center. Sewn to dark green wool backing with a nice buchram base. I281
NM+ Wehrmacht General Issue EM/NCO Collar Tab Set (Litzenspiegel).

These rank tabs feature three "Bevo like" stripes machine embroidered in a khaki green rayon thread on a 25mm field gray tress. The linear textured tress was cut and folded into a litzen before being sewn to the collar. There are still a few remnant threads and sewing holes visible on each litzen, evidence that they were once sewn on a tunic.
I460
E++ Wehrmacht General Issue EM/NCO Collar Tab Set (Litzenspiegel).

These rank tabs feature three "Bevo like" stripes machine embroidered in a khaki brown rayon thread on a 25mm field gray tress. The linear textured tress was cut and folded into a litzen before being sewn to the collar. There are still a few remnant threads and sewing holes visible on each litzen, evidence that they were once sewn on a tunic.
I459
NM LS, Wasserstrassen-LuftSchutz (Waterways-Air Protection Service)
Collar Tab Set...RARE!

The Wasserstrassenluftschutz was created in 1942 when the need arose to supervise and protect German inland waterways and harbors against enemy air attacks. LS personnel rank insignia consisted of 12 separate shoulder straps paired with 4 levels of collar tabs. This set would have been appropriate for the following ranks: LS-Mann, LS-Vormann, LS-Truppenführer, and LS-Obertruppenführer. They were machine embroidered (Bevo like) with a light blue and white satin rayon thread on a slightly darker blue rayon fabric trimmed on 3 sides with a black rayon piping. The backing is an off white/yellow buchram stiffened with an animal bi-products glue. Still sewn together these unissued collar tabs would be mint if not for the soil from being handled.
I526
E Luftwaffe Flak Artillery
Hauptmann's Collar Tab Set.

This perfectly matched set features 3 gulls over 4 oak leaves and 2 acorns for the rank of Hauptmann. Each was hand embroidered with 2 types of silver (bright aluminum) bullion thread on a fine doe skin wool in red for Flak Artillery units. Both tabs suffer from minor corrosion on the gulls and oak leaves, but most of this could be cleaned off with a soft tooth brush restoring them to near mint condition. I see no evidence of stitching from being sewn to a collar so I believe they were never issued, but they must have been stored in a humid environment which would explain the white corrosion on the aluminum threads.
I520
E- Luftwaffe Flak Artillery
Oberleutnant's Collar Tab.

This collar tab sold before I got around to writing my description so I'm not going to bother.
I521
E- Luftwaffe Flak Artillery
Feldwebel's Collar Tab.

This collar tab sold before I got around to writing my description so I'm not going to bother.
I523
E++ Luftwaffe Flieger Oberleutnant
Collar Tab Set
I551
E Luftwaffe Flight Major's Collar Tab. Yellow wool with bullion full wreath and one bird. 2 minor stains and some moth tracks. I170
NM Luftwaffe Reichsminister Administrative Official Collar Tab. 3 pips and full wreath hand embroidered with silver bullion on green wool with gold bullion piping. Textbook Buchram backing. This man reported only to Goring!! RARE!!! I151
NM Luftwaffe Administrative Official Oberleutnant Collar Tab.

LSW (Luftwaffe Sonderfuher) in silver bullion on dark green wool buchram backing and silver piped. RARE!!!!!
I150
E+ Luftwaffe Medical Assistenzart (Assistant) Collar Tab Set (Kragenspiegel).

Each tab features a single gull over a bundle of oak leaves hand embroidered in 2 types of silver (aluminum) thread on a dark blue wool Waffenfarbe. Piped with 2mm twisted chord with a fine buchram backing. There's 2 small moth nips on the front of the left tab, with "C.T 5" hand written in Sütterlin Schrift on the reverse.
I462
F++ Luftwaffe Medical Feldwebel's
Collar Tab Set.

This collar tab set sold before I got around to writing my description so I'm not going to bother.
I524
NM Rural Police EM Collar Tabs. Mid red base with bullion litzen. These have been sewn on but are very clean. Nice example! I285
E++ NSKK Collar Tab. Early pattern with 6 metal devices "2/M215".

All the devices except one are aluminum, the slash device is nickle silver. Black wool top with a buchram backing.
I297
NM- DRB-Deutsches ReichsBahn Official's Collar Tab (Kragenspiegel).

This is a 2nd pattern (circa 1942) collar tab which was designed specifically for the closed neck tunic. It features the DRB winged wheel over a swastika in yellow cotton thread, machine embroidered on a black rayon backing. Piped with a 2mm twisted black and yellow rayon chord with a fine buchram backing.
I464
E+ DRB-Deutsches Reichsbahn (German National Railway) Official's 2nd Pattern Collar Tab, for pay group 11 to 8 I554
NM DRB-Deutsches Reichsbahn (German National Railway) Official's 2nd Pattern Collar Tab I555
NM- DRK Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross) Officer's Collar Tab (Kragenspiegel). I465
M RAD General's Collar Tab.

Beautifully hand embroidered aluminum/silver bullion on a dark green velvet backing with a nice buchram stiffener. Unissued!!!!!
I298
E- Wehrmacht Signals EM/NCO Cuff Insignia for M35 Tunic.

Lemon yellow Waffenfarbe (branch of service color) with silver (aluminum wire) litzen and an pebbled aluminum button.
I454
M WVD (Deutsches ReichsBahn or German National Railway) RBD (ReichsBahnDirektion National-Railway-Directorate) Brussel Sleeve Eagle I544
E++ DRB (Deutsches ReichsBahn or German National Railway) RBD (ReichsBahnDirektion National-Railway-Directorate) Köln Sleeve Eagle I597
M Reichsbahn District patch for Regensburg.

Gold thread machine embroidered on a black backing. Unissued.
I243
NM Italian Artillery Officer's Bullion Sleeve Shield.

Beautiful fine Italian hand sewn bullion with the Fascist wheat bundle and ax over a set of crossed cannons and wings. Flak?
I268
NM Reichsnahrstand (Reichs Agriculture) Insignia.

Black insignia printed on a coarse white rayon(?) disc. The fabric is unusual, it looks and feels like nylon, but it burns like cotton, quick with an ash so fine it's impossible to detect.
I315
M Spanish Blue Division "Falange"

Insignia for wear on the right shirt pocket. Spanish made, red bevo on blue. The work is great for Spain! Each arrow's feathers are done differently to give it a 3-D appearance, never sewn on.
I186
E- Polizei Officer's Sleeve Eagle

Intended for wear on the left sleeve by officers ranking from Polizei Meister to Oberst. Hand embroidered with silver bullion thread on a Polizei blue/green wool backing. There is some mothing around the edge, but still a very nice piece for display.
I153a
M- Gendarmerie (Field Police) NCO's Sleeve Eagle.

This is a 2nd pattern (post 1941) pattern badge worn by NCO ranks of Unterwachtmeister through Hauptwachtmeister...there were no Polizei enlisted ranks. The original Polizei sleeve eagle design included the name or location where each unit was stationed, but regulations of 10.11.1941 abolished the use of the name for all personnel except for volunteer and compulsory fire brigades.

This mint beauty was machine embroidered with black and orange cotton thread on Polizei green wool. Orange was the truppenfarbe or "troop (branch of service) color" for Gendarmerie (field police) personnel.
I501
F+ Münster Gendarmerie (Field Police) NCO's Sleeve Eagle

This is a 1st pattern (pre 1941) badge worn by NCO ranks of Unterwachtmeister through Hauptwachtmeister...there were no Polizei enlisted ranks. The original Polizei sleeve eagle design included the name or location where each unit was stationed, in this case Münster, but regulations of 10.11.1941 abolished the use of the name for all personnel except for volunteer and compulsory fire brigades.

Burnt orange machine embroidered cotton thread on Polizei blue/green wool. Issued with damage to the edge from being removed and minor mothing.
I106
NM Werkfeuerwehr Polizei(Factory Fire Protection Police) EM/NCO's Sleeve Eagle.

Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of "Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern" (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior) on June 17th, 1936. This gave Himmler full control of all Polizei agencies within the Reich. As a result he instituted new regulations that brought about uniformity in dress for all Polizei agencies throughout the country. One of the new regulations was the introduction of the Polizei sleeve insignia which was to be worn on the upper left sleeve of the service uniform by the ranks of Unterwachtmeister through Hauptwachtmeister of the Feuerschutzpolizei (Fire Protection Police).
This particular sleeve badge was issued to members of the Werkfeuerwehr or Fire Protection Police working at a factory. It features a machine embroidered carmine Polizei eagle on black wool with "Werkfeuerwehr" above in Latin text.
I104
E+ SHD-Luftschutzpolizei NCO Sleeve Eagle.

The SHD-Sicherheits und Hilfs Dienst (Security and Assistance Service) worked in the civil air defense network along side the RLB-Reichs Luftschutz Bund (National Air Raid Protection League) and the LSW-LuftSchutzWarndeinst (Air Raid Warning Service). Their primary functions included decontamination, fire fighting, rescue, repair, civilian assistance, and building security following an air raid.

Machine embroidered green cotton thread on a Luftwaffe blue/gray wool.
I107
M SS/Polizei NCO Sleeve Diamond.

Worn by Polizei NCO's serving with the Waffen-SS this badge was machine embroidered with a white cotton thread on a black rayon with a fine buchram backing.
I059
NM 1st Pattern NSKK-National Socialistische Kraftfahr Korps (National Socialist Motor Corps) Driver's Sleeve Diamond.

The design features a 1st pattern National Eagle superimposed over a 6 spoke wheel. Bevo like machine embroidered flat wire on black rayon with a wool pad in the center.
I481
NM+ 2nd Pattern NSKK-National Socialistische Kraftfahr Korps (National Socialist Motor Corps) Driver's Sleeve Diamond.

Machine embroidered (Bevo like) flatwire on black rayon with a black wool padded center. The design features a 2nd pattern National Eagle superimposed over a 4 spoke wheel. 30% of an RZM tag remains on the reverse.
I482
M- TeNo or Technische Nothilfe (Technical Emergency Corps) Breast or Sleeve Eagle

BeVo like machine embroidery in white cotton thread on a tan rayon backing. I believe this is a first pattern insignia (pre 1939) when the TeNo was still a civil organization...before it became an official state organization under the control of the Polizei, and eventually the Waffen-SS.
I566
M Heer/TeNo Sleeve Badge.

Introduced in 1942 for wear by members of Army technical units who had formerly been members of TeNo or Technische Nothilfe (Technical Emergency Corps). Worn on the upper sleeve of Army field and service uniforms and great coats. This incredible BeVo like badge was machine embroidered with light gray silk and green cotton thread on a green rayon backing.
I320
M Technical/Radio Personnel(?) Sleeve Insignia

Bevo like machine embroidery in white, gray, and black cotton thread on a black rayon backing
I069
NM+ NSKK-National Socialistische Kraftfahr Korps (National Socialist Motor Corps) Breast or Sleeve Eagle I545
M NSFK-NationalSozialistische FliegerKorps (National-Social Flying-Corps) Breast or Sleeve "Flying Man" Insignia I562
M NSFK-NationalSozialistische FliegerKorps (National-Social Flying-Corps) "Flying Man" Sport Shirt Emblem I563
E+ DRK-Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross) Insignia.

Bevo like machine embroidered DRK insignia in red, black, and white rayon. Possibly for a sport shirt or the soft fedora style cap worn by female DRK Leaders. It measures 9mm high by 8mm wide. Yellow and brown stains on both sides with rubber cement on the upper corners on the reverse from being displayed. Other than the stains and glue this rare beauty is in near mint condition.
I483
NM RAD-Reichs ArbeitsDienst (National Labor-Service) Service Unit Assignment Shield.

Reversible (2 sided) for commissioned and noncommissioned ranks. Bevo like machine embroidered aluminum/white RAD emblems (spade heads) on either side with a cardboard stiffener in the center. The commissioned side features a black satin rayon shield with the "Gruppe" (group) and "Abteilung" (section) numerals "80" over "5" in red rayon, while the non commissioned side is done in cotton. Black was used from 1933-1941.
I479
E- RAD-Reichs ArbeitsDienst (National Labor-Service) Service Unit Assignment Shield.

Bevo like machine embroidered shield in brown, white, and black for wear by RADwJ ranks of Arbeitsmaid. Introduced in late 1936. Roman numeral "X" is the wearer's Bezirksnummer (unit number).
I478




NM+



M-

Wehrmacht Rank Chevrons (Dienstgradeabzeichen):

Hauptgefreiter. 3 stripes of silver (aluminum wire) tressing on dark green wool.

Obergefreiter Drill Tunic. 2 stripes of silver/gray rayon tressing on green HBT (Herring Bone Twill) material.


I419A



I419B








M Luftwaffe Rank Chevron.

One strip of flat-wire tressing sewn to dark blue wool with dark gray thread. Mint and unissued.
I319
E Luftwaffe Obergefreiter's Rank Chevron.

This chevron was constructed with 2 diamond pattern rayon tress stripes which were machine sewn to a Luftwaffe blue/gray wool inverted triangle. There's some minor soil and wear along with a few sections of the original attaching threads which tell us it was issued and removed from a tunic.
I507
G+ Luftwaffe Obergefreiter's Rank Chevron.

This chevron was constructed with 2 checker board pattern silver (aluminum) tress stripes which were machine sewn to a Luftwaffe blue/gray wool inverted triangle. There's some significant moth damage across the top with moderate wear and a few sections of the original attaching threads which tell us it was issued and removed from a tunic.
I506
NM NSKK or Panzer rank Chevron. I097
E+ Luftwaffe Leutnant Rank Badge.

This sleeve rank badge features one gull over one stripe in light gray wool, machine sewn to a 13cm x 7cm (5" x 2.75") dark blue wool patch. Each corner is cut half way through...why this was done is unknown to me. Perhaps one of you can shed some light on the subject...?
I468
NM Kriegsmarine EM Engine Room Specialist Metal Arm Badge Device. Struck from gray metal with 95% of the original light bronze finish remaining. With 4 correct brass prongs, slightly bent-so it was issued. Hard to find device! I244

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M




M




M
Coastal Artillery Rank/Trade Badges:

2nd Class Electrical-Mechanical Engineer (Gefreiter Elektromaschinenlehrgang II).


2nd Class Motor Engineer (Gefreiter Motorlehrgang).



2nd Class Weapons Control Foreman (Gefreiter Waffenleitvormann Artillerie II).



1st Class Heavy Anti-Aircaft Artillery Gunner/Observer (Obergefreiter Flak Schütze und Flak-Beobachter I).

I412A




I412B




I412C




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NM Kriegsmarine EM Engine Room Specialist sleeve patch, unissued! Very high quality Embroidered symbol on fine black wool, and very hard to find! I149
M Kriegsmarine Engineer Officer's sleeve patch. Constructed from black wool with a perfect machine embroidered gold thread cogwheel. I277
NM Motor or Armored Mechanic 2nd Class Sleeve Badge. Tight machine embroidered cellion on green wool with a black paper backing. This has been sewn on but was removed nicely, almost mint. I219
M Waffen SS/Wehrmacht NCO Motor Transport Trade Arm Badge. Yellow embroidery on dark green wool with silver bullion piping. I205
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Signal Personnel Trade Badges:

A.) Artillery
B.) Artillery
C.) Panzer
D.) General
E.) Infantry
F.) Transport
G.) Panzergrenadier/Motorcycle
H.) Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Troop)
I.) Pioneer (Engineer)
J.) Pioneer (Engineer)



I414A
I414B
I414C
I414D
I414E
I414F
I414G
I414H
I414I
I414J
M HJ-Hitler Jugend "Prussian" Eagle Insignia. The traditional Prussian eagle can be traced back to 800 AD when Charlemagne was crowned as emperor in 800 AD. The Prussian eagle was continually used and modified until the Hitler Youth adopted it. Perpetuating the Imperial Prussian military tradition, the DJ and HJ displayed the eagle on bannfahnes (flags), the HJ Leader's dagger scabbard, the HJ Standard Bearer's Gorget, musical instruments, sports awards, and event badges. The original Prussian eagle clutched a sword in it's right talon and a scepter in it's left signifying justice and authority. The HJ version is seen with a sword and a hammer signifying nationalism and socialism.
Die struck from an alloy(?) with a heavy fired gold gilt finish that has been polished on the sword, hammer head, and swastika. The semi-hollow back is stamped with an RZM circle and "M1/47". This is a very high quality eagle, the nicest I've ever seen, and a rare find in this condition!
I358
M- Hitler Youth Sport Shirt Eagle.
Machine embroidered National Eagle clutching an HJ diamond in white, black, and gold rayon.
I484
NM HJ-Hitler Youth Standarte Bearer's (Flag Bearer) Shield.

Worn by the HJ Gefolgschaft or DJ Fahnlein. Machine embroidered cotton thread on rayon backing. Cut and folded, but never sewn to a tunic.
I399
E Hitler Youth EM/NCO's Fire Defense Sleeve Diamond. (HJ Feuerwehrscharen Ärmelabzeichen)

In early 1938 the Reichsjugendführung and the Reichsführer-SS und Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern met to discuss the use of Hitler Youth personnel as volunteers in a Fire Defense Service. As a result of that meeting, the first HJ volunteer Fire Defense Service units were established at Celle and Osnabrück later that year. On June 30th 1939 regulations dictated that these volunteer units were to be subordinate to the HJ Streifendienst (HJ Patrol Service), and be grouped with the Feuerlöschdienstreserve (Fire Fighting Service Reserves). In March of 1941 this sleeve badge was introduced for those who had passed the Fire Service test, which was worn on the left forearm of the khaki-brown HJ Fire Fighting tunic until the end of the war.
Although this piece was issued, it was nicely removed. There are a couple tiny holes and a few small spots of glue(?), but nothing too serious or distracting. BeVo like machine embroidery in rayon featuring a carmine Police emblem centered in a black and white HJ diamond with red and white articulated flames rising above. This particular diamond features a thin carmine border for enlisted personnel as opposed to the white border which was for leaders. A nice example of a very popular sleeve diamond.
I348
M HJ-Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) Diamond by Ewald Beiersmann & Sohn of Wuppertal-Langerfeld.

Unlike the common HJ diamonds constructed in rayon, this is a rarely seen version machine embroidered with red, white, and black cotton thread on a white linen backing. This unissued beauty was literally taken off the shelf at the Beiersmann factory so there's some minor yellowing from decades of exposure to polluted air, but there's no significant soil or damage from being handled.
I512
NM- Hitler Youth Diamond.

Bevo like machine embroidered HJ diamond in red, white, and black rayon with "GES. GESCH." at the bottom. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I485
E HJ-Hitler Youth Emblem. (HJ-Stoffabzeichen)

This diamond has been sewn to a tunic, but it was carefully removed and still in excellent condition. Machine embroidered red, white, and black rayon thread on a white rayon backing. "GES. GESCH." is visible in red on the interior folds. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I403
NM Deutsches Youth Oberzugfuhrer Sleeve Rank Patch. 2 pips and 1 chevron, machine embroidered with gray cotton thread on a dark blue wool backing. Nice paper RZM tag attached on the back. Very rare high ranking insignia! I270
E+ DJ-Deutsches Jungvolk (German Youth) Sleeve Badge, with partial RZM tag.

Bevo like machine embroidery with red and white cotton thread on a "Traditional Brown" rayon backing. This badge was sewn to a sleeve with a partial RZM tag and the original gold cotton draw string still intact on the reverse.
I504
M Technical Artisan (Handwerker) Personnel Trade Badge.

Machine embroidered pink cog wheel on a fine field gray wool backing with aluminum piping. Mint and unissued condition.
I141
NM Technical Artisan (Handwerker)
Personnel Trade Badge.
I569
M- Luftschutz (Air Raid Defense) EM/NCO Breast/Sleeve Badge.

Machine embroidered white Luftschutz wings over dark blue in cotton on a charcoal gray rayon backing. Unissued with minor age soiling, unfortunately I think this piece was washed...the white threads glow although they are definitely period cotton.
I253
M- Luftwaffe Flak Range Finder
Personnel Trade Badge

The Gothic "E" is for Entfernungsmesser (Range Finder) and gold piping signifies "distinguished performance".
I567
M Luftwaffe Flight Technical Personnel Trade Badge

Machine embroidered silver/gray thread on Luftwaffe blue/gray wool. Paper backed.
I207
M Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Personnel Trade Badge (Flakartillerie Tätigkeitsabzeichen).

This trade badge features a winged anti-aircraft gun superimposed under a bundle of oak leaves with a swastika at the bottom. The design was machine embroidered in light gray cotton thread on a Luftwaffe blue/gray combat wool.
I466
M Luftwaffe Female Flak Crew Arm Badge.

Machine embroidered in white cotton thread on Luftwaffe blue/gray wool. Rare item!
I157
E+ DRKB-Deutscher ReichsKriegerBund (German National Veteran's League) Member Armband Shield.

Bevo like machine embroidery featuring the Kyffhäuserbund Monument which symbolizes a unified Germany, erected on Kyffhäuser Mountain in Saxony.
I476
E+ RAD-ReichsArbeitsDienst (National Labor Service) Sports Shirt Emblem.

BeVo machine embroidered RAD shovel and wheat sprigs in red, black and white rayon on a white rayon backing. The inverted RAD trademark diamond, "GES.GESCH." and "G.e.W." are embroidered in black text in the lower right corner. A little soiled from the years, but it appears to be unissued. Note: Ges.Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
I352
M- Railway Police Sport Shirt Eagle. Constructed from blue doeskin wool with a silver gray embroidered border and eagle looking to it's right. Unissued with very minor soiling from age. Very Rare!! I251
M- Frauenschaft Welfare Workers Badge.

Machine embroidered black and white cotton thread on a fine linen backing. This insignia could be sewn to an armband or directly to the sleeve. Worn by non-uniformed personnel of the war-time organization which combined the membership of the Female Political Leaders of the NSDAP and the German Women's Welfare Work. Mint- and unissued with 2 VERY small reddish stains.
I321
NM+ Luftwaffe 2nd Pattern Sport Shirt Eagle.

Machine embroidered Bevo like Luftwaffe eagle in black and white polished cotton on a white linen backing. Unissued and near perfect, you rarely see these in such beautiful condition.
I471
NM+ Wehrmacht 1st Pattern Sport Shirt Eagle I595
NM+ Wehrmacht 2nd Pattern Sport Shirt Eagle I590
M NSDAP Parade Badge by Ewald Beiersmann & Sohn of Wuppertal-Langerfeld.

Machine embroidered (Bevo like) in red, black, and white rayon on a white rayon lace, this little darling measures 2.7cm x 7.7cm (1" x 1.5" inches). I'm not certain, but I believe this beauty would have been folded over and fitted with a pin like the mini party flags listed above, then handed out to civilians at parades or other special functions, probably by members of the HJ or BDM.
I510
M Strip of 9 (uncut) Mini NSDAP Parade Flags/Badges by Ewald Beiersmann & Sohn of Wuppertal-Langerfeld.

Machine embroidered (Bevo like) in black and white rayon on a red rayon lace, this strip of 9 NSDAP supporter's badge measures 2.5cm x 59cm (1" x 23.25" inches) with alternating swastikas/roundels and chevrons. I'm not sure what the significance is of the chevrons, especially since they were cut off when the strip was folded over the pin and glued as seen on P509 listed above.
I508
M NSDAP Mini Parade Flag/Badge by Ewald Beiersmann & Sohn of Wuppertal-Langerfeld.

Machine embroidered (Bevo like) in black and white rayon on a red rayon lace, this NSDAP supporter's badge measures 2.5cm x 4cm (1" x 1.5" inches) with a 3.2cm (1.25" inch) brass spring pin mounted under a glued fold on the reverse. I'm not certain, but I believe this badge would have been handed out to civilians at parades or other special functions, probably by members of the HJ or BDM.
I509
M- Mini Maltese Cross.

This tiny emblem measures 9mm (3/4" inch). It was machine embroidered with black satin rayon with a white border. I'm not sure what this was intended for, but it came with a collection of US veteran's souvenirs so I'm certain it's WWII era.
I531
E+ Stahlhelm Member's L.V.(LandesVerband) Hannover Sleeve Shield.

Der Stahlhelmbund, or "The Steel Helmet League", was comprised of WWI veterans who were alienated from society following the devastating outcome of the First World War. They eventually became the largest veteran's association when they incorporated many of the smaller Freikorps groups. Most of it's members were eventually assimilated by the SA in 1933, but it was disbanded in 1935 following the assassination of Ernst Röhm. The remaining veterans were absorbed by the DRKB which was eventually absorbed by the NS-RKB veteran's organization in 1938.

BeVo like machine embroidered cotton thread on a fine linen backing. The shield design features a galloping white horse on a red field with "L.V. HANNOVER" in yellow above on white, with a yellow border. "L.V." is the abbreviation for Landesverband which tells us this shield was probably worn by members of the Stahlhelm in the Administrative District of Hannover.
I311
NM Present day Bundeswehr sleeve insignia from the Territorial Defense Command in Schleswig Holstein, the German Federal State bordering to Danmark. The Lions and the burst are the traditional Heraldic symbols of this state. Very high quality machine embroidered shield constructed from a cotton blend. The shield is bordered in white with a single black thread wrap, then a second gray border which finishes the edge. Backed with a heavy gray linen. I309
NM Unknown Shield. Please help if you recognize this one.

The design consists of a 2 piece red and white cotton shield with a non magnetic, convex sheet metal stiffner in the center. There's a single machine embroidered (chain stitched) oak leaf in green and a large white "W" in the center. The reverse is covered with red wool and features a heavy brass spring pin.
I487
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