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E Cased German Cross in Gold (Deutsches Kreuz in Gold) by C.F. Zimmermann of Pforzheim.

Adolf Hitler introduced the War Order of the German Cross on September 28, 1941 in 2 distinctive classes. The gold cross was awarded to military personnel for significant achievements in combat including extraordinary acts of bravery while the silver class was awarded for distinguished acts of service in the war effort. Candidates for either grade must have been awarded the 1st class Iron Cross or 1939 Bar to the 1914 1st Class Iron Cross before they were eligible for this elite award. A cloth version was also made available for wear in combat with a colored wool backing for each individual organization...field gray for Heer and SS, black for Heer and SS Panzer, blue/gray for Luftwaffe, and navy blue for Kriegsmarine. The first examples to be awarded were manufactured by the Deschler firm. The first prototypes had 10 rivets, then 8, 6, 5, and finally 4 in mid 1942 as we see here.

This beauty was constructed with 4 "hollow" rivets at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00. The 8 point base star was die struck from solid nickel while the 2nd layer star burst was die struck from a copper based alloy with a charcoal gray/black oxidized finish, 85% of which is still intact. The highest points of the rays were actually burnished revealing the brass colored alloy below. The hollow back laurel leaf wreath was die struck from brass with most of the gilt finish intact. The center yolk retains nearly all of the silver rhodium finish, but there's a lot of tarnish and discoloration. The enameled swastika is in excellent condition with no major damage to speak of other than subtle wear. Zimmermann's Präsidialkanzlei number "20" is stamped into the back side of the tapered pin which is the correct placement for this firm. The barrel hinge is set very high as it should be, mounted on a thin rectangular plate with rounded corners. The "C" wire clasp is mounted directly to reverse with no back plate.
NOTE: The LDO, (Leistungs Gemeinschaft der Deutscher Ordenshersteller, Administration of German orders Manufacturers), was a self-governing organization formed in 1941 which regulated the manufacturing of all German awards. All members of this organization were issued an LDO or Prasidialkanzlei (Arabic) number which was to be stamped on all awards produced by each firm. Some firms like Junker had two numbers. Like all firms, their "LDO" number "L/12" was prefixed with an "L", but the Prasidialkanzlei as we see on this award. One explanation put forth for this is that the "L" prefixed to a number was used for privately purchased pieces, where the Prasidialkanzlei number was used for award pieces.
MC1027 $3000.00
NM Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross
with Swords (Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern)
By Deschler & Sohn of München.

Stamped 1 and 900 on the bottom edge. Measures 52mm x 58mm. Die struck from 900 "German Silver" (nickel).

*The case is not for an RK KVK. It's post war and included for display purposes only.
M973 POR
E+ Silver Merit Medal of the German Eagle Order with Swords. (Deutsche Silberne Verdienstmedaille)

Veteran acquired, this is a "Type 2" model with Latin script. Die struck from 885 German Silver (nickel) and hallmarked on the bottom outside edge with "MÜNZAMT" "WEIN" (incuse) and an "A" inside a circle followed by "885" for the nickel content. The original suspension ring, ribbon, and pin are still intact and undamaged, but the ribbon is slightly soiled on the reverse.
M966 $750.00
E+ Screw Back Iron Cross 1st Class
(Eisernes Kreuz I Klasse)
By Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid Stamped L/16 on the reverse.
M1013 $450.00
NM- Iron Cross 2nd Class with Full Length Ribbon, Issue Envelope, and Tissue Paper
(Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse
Mit Umschlag und Seidenpapier)
By J.E. Hammer & Sohn of Dresden.
Ring is stamped 55

More description coming soon.
M995 $250.00
E++ Medal Bar with Iron Cross 2nd
Class and West Wall Medal
(Grosse Ordensschnalle mit Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse und Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen)
M965 $275.00
NM- War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (Kriegsverdienstkreuz II mit Schwertern)

More description coming soon.
M1007 $60.00
E+ War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (Kriegsverdienstkreuz II mit Schwertern)

More description coming soon.
M1008 $55.00
E++ War Merit Cross 2nd Class (Kriegsverdienstkreuz II)

More description coming soon.
M1009 $45.00
E+ War Merit Cross 2nd Class (Kriegsverdienstkreuz II)

More description coming soon.
M1010 $40.00
E Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Destroyers and Air-to-Ground Support Pilots in Gold. (Frontflugspange für Zerstörer und Schlachtflieger) by Osang of Dresden

More description coming soon.
M1001 $1000.00
E+ Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Transport Pilots in Silver (Frontflugspange für Transportflieger)

More description coming soon.
M1002 $550.00
E Squadron Clasp for Short-Range Night Fighter Pilots in Silver (Frontflugspange für Nahnnachtäger in Silber)

More description coming soon.
M997 $550.00
F+ Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Bomber Pilots in Silver (Frontflugspange fürKampfflieger)

More description coming soon.
M1003 $350.00
E+ Luftwaffe Flak Artillery War Badge
(Flak Kampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe)
By "WH" Walter & Henlein of Gablonz

More description coming soon.
M1011 $300.00
E+ Close Combat Clasp in Bronze (Nahkampfspange in Bronze)
By Arbeitsgemeinschaft Metall und Kunststoff (Work-Study-Group Metal
and Plastic) of Gablonz.

The reverse is well marked in raised text with the designer's initials and location, "FEC.W.E. PEEKHAUS BERLIN" on the left, and the manufacturer's initials and location, "AUSF. A.G.M.u.K. GABLONZ" on the right.

More description coming soon.
M1014 $585.00
F++ General Assault Badge (Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen) by "RS"

More description coming soon.
M1012 $130.00
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E+



E+

Polizei Lapel Pin.
Measures 12mm x 10mm


General Assault Badge Lapel Pin
Measures 8mm x 9.5mm


Panzer Badge Lapel Pin
Measures 7mm x 10mm


Luftwaffe Flak Badge Lapel Pin
Measures 7mm x 9.5mm

M974A



M974B



M974C



M974D

$50.00



$45.00



$60.00



$60.00

E 1939 Bar to the Iron Cross Lapel Pin
Measures 15mm x 15mm

More description coming soon.
M1020 $50.00
E Silver Wound Badge by
Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid "L/12"

More description coming soon.
M969 $100.00
NM Black Wound Badge by
Förster & Barth of Pforzheim "L/21"

More description coming soon.
M964 $65.00
E+ Black Wound Badge, no maker

More description coming soon.
M962 $60.00
E Black Wound Badge, no maker

More description coming soon.
M1017 $50.00
E Black Wound Badge, no maker

More description coming soon.
M970 $45.00
E- Black Wound Badge, no maker

More description coming soon.
M1016 $40.00
E Narvik Shield
Early version stamped from brass sheet metal which is most often associated with the Kriegsmarine. No wool, back plate, or prongs.

More description coming soon.
M1004 $250.00
E+ Fire Brigade Honor Badge 2nd Class (Feuerwehr-Ehrenzeichen II Klasse)

*The ribbon is a post war replacement.

More description coming soon.
M967 $225.00
NM- Ostvolk Decoration for Bravery on the Eastern Front. (Tapferkeitsauszeichnung für Angehörige der Ostvölker).

2nd Class award in silver was awarded with swords for bravery in combat. Officially designated the "Bravery and Merit Decoration for the Eastern People" this series of awards was instituted on July 14th, 1942 to recognize the contributions to Germany’s war effort by volunteers from the Eastern European countries. The awards were introduced in two classes with five grades and were awarded with swords for bravery in combat, or without swords for outstanding service to the war effort.
M968 $100.00
E+ Cased Mother's Cross in Gold (Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter in Gold mit Etui)
By B.H. Mayer of Pforzheim.

Adolf Hitler instituted the Mother's Cross on 16.12.1938 during a propaganda campaign as a means to increase the birth rate of children who were to fulfill his dream of creating the "Master Race". The award was bestowed upon mothers of pure German blood in 3 classes...bronze for 4 or 5 children, silver for 6 or 7 children, and gold for 8 or more children. Recipients of the cross were also given a cash reward or incentive for each child, and award certificate, and a 2nd cross in miniature for everyday wear.
M999 $150.00
E Honor Cross for the German Mother
In Silver with full length ribbon
(Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter Silber)

Adolf Hitler instituted the Mother's Cross on 16.12.1938 during a propaganda campaign as a means to increase the birth rate of children who were to fulfill his dream of creating the "Master Race". The award was bestowed upon mothers of pure German blood in 3 classes...bronze for 4 or 5 children, silver for 6 or 7 children, and gold for 8 or more children. Recipients of the cross were also given a cash reward or incentive for each child, and award certificate, and a 2nd cross in miniature for everyday wear.
M998 $75.00
E- Der Stahlhelm (The Steel Helmet) table award commemorating the 6th Frontsoldatentag (League of Front Soldiers Day) on 18 Januar 1925 in Magdeburg.

Die struck from brass with one of the first renditions of the newly adopted National Eagle in flight while holding a wreath in his talons...minus the swastika which was the official symbol of the Thule Society until Hitler and the NSDAP inherited it in 1920. This early eagle design is reminiscent of the Deutschland Erwache (Germany Awakes) standart finial. Below the eagle is "Der Stahlhelm" (The Steel Helmet), which represented veterans of WWI who came together in an attempt to compensate for the absence of state power. These men were the first of Hitler's military supporters who founded the Freikorps (free corps), volunteer forces and civil guards patrolling various cities across Germany. The reverse features an oak leaf wreath surrounding the event described as "VI. FRONTSOLDATENTAG MAGDEBURG 18. JANUAR 1925" with the maker's mark "AWES-MÜNZE" below the bow at the base of the wreath. The medallion measures 5cm in diameter and is 3mm thick.
M1015 $200.00
NM- Der Stahlhelm Lapel Pin
"The Steel Helmet" Veteran's League

More description coming soon.
M980 $50.00
E+ SA Sports Badge in Bronze
(SA-Sportabzeichen in Bronze)
By E. Schneider of Lüdenscheid.

2nd pattern (1935-39) badge with the inscription, "Eigentum D. S.A. Sportabz. Hauptstelle" (Property of-the S.A. Sports-badge Head-department) in raised text on the reverse sword, and the manufacturer’s name and location "E. Schneider" and "Lüdenscheid" on 2 legs of the reverse swastika. Serial number "389871" is stamped into the left side of the reverse wreath.
M978 $125.00
E+ DRL-Deutscher Reichsbund Leibesübungen (German National Physical Education Union) Sports Badge in Bronze by Wernstein Jena

More description coming soon.
M979 $75.00
E DRL-Deutscher Reichsbund Leibesübungen (German National Physical Education Union) Sports Badge in Silver, Cloth Version.

This is the cloth version of M979 listed above.

BeVo like machine embroidered silver/gray satin rayon thread on a black rayon backing with minor wear from being handled.
M1029 $50.00
M NSRL Physical Training League Badge in Gold, cloth version.

BeVo like machine embroidered gold rayon on a black rayon backing.
M1031 $50.00
M NSRL Physical Training League Badge in Silver, cloth version.

BeVo machine embroidered white rayon on a black rayon backing with "BEVO-BARMEN GES.GESCH." in small text across the bottom. Mint and unissued, a rare find in white not to mention this 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".
M1028 $50.00
E+ "Eternal Flame" or "Putsch" Lapel Pin.

This is an official badge that was authorized for wear by recipients of the Blood Order and those who gave aid to the wounded of the failed November 9th Putsch in München. This extremely rare lapel pin features an urn with the "Eternal Flame" superimposed over a rotating swastika rising from behind. The message is something like, "Out of the conflagration will come the spirit of the Third Reich...the swastika being the most honored insignia of the Reich raising from the flames like a Phoenix.
M983 $285.00
E- NSDAP Supporter's Badge
"NSDAP Land Öst hitlerbewegung"
(NSDAP Austrian Hitler Movement)

The reverse looks much worse in my scan than it does in hand. It's marked "GES. GESCH." over the manufacturer's trademark, a "B" inside a circle...all in raised text. 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".
M988 $150.00
E+ NSDAP Button Hole Membership Badge by Ferdinand Wagner of Pforzheim "M1/8"

More description coming soon.
M985 $175.00
E NSDAP Button Hole Membership Badge by Karl Wurster of Markneukirchen "M1/34"

M984 $150.00
E++ NSDAP Membership Badge by
Walter Simon of Dresden "M1/15"

More description coming soon.
M982 $100.00
F+ "DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHE 1933"
(Germany Awake 1933)
Supporter's Badge

The reverse features GES. GESCH. in raised text, which is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt". Translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".

More description coming soon.
M1021 $75.00
NM Luftwaffe Female Auxiliaries Civilian
Lapel Pin (Zivilabzeichen)
Measures 29mm x 21mm

More description coming soon.
M981 $175.00
E Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge in Silver (Leistungsabzeichen des Hitler Jugend in Silber) by Karl Wurster of Markneukirchen "M1/34"

Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach instituted this first Hitler Youth award on May 1st, 1934. The purpose of this award was to increase their proficiency in athletics, academics, and marksmanship. The award was available in 4 grades which were determined by the individual's age and individual achievements which were carefully recorded in the recipient's Leistungsbuch (qualification book). Iron, or black was awarded to 15 year olds, bronze to 16 year olds, silver to 17 year olds, and gold for HJ leaders.

This badge was die struck from leichtmetall (light metal) which is a silver colored aluminum alloy. It was finished with a thin silver wash, most of which is intact, with a fine pebble texture in the recesses giving the design more depth. The design includes a tyr-rune with a small swastika in the center surrounded by the phrase "Für Leistungen Im Der H.J." (For Proficiency in the H.J.). The reverse features a brass spring pin mounted to the badge with a circular plate. The right side of the badge is marked with an RZM circle and Wurster's code M1/34 in raise text.
M976 $175.00
NM HJ-Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge in Silver, Cloth Version. (Leistungs-Kennzeichen)

This is the cloth version of M976 listed above.

BeVo like machine embroidered silver rayon thread on a black rayon backing...minor soiling.
M1030 $100.00
E++ Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge in Iron (Leistungsabzeichen des Hitler Jugend in Eisen) by Karl Wurster of Markneukirchen "M1/34"

This badge was die struck from a zinc alloy with a blackened finish. The design includes a tyr-rune with a small swastika in the center surrounded by the phrase "Für Leistungen Im Der H.J." (For Proficiency in the H.J.). The reverse features a brass spring pin mounted to the badge with a circular plate. The right side of the badge is marked with an RZM circle and Wurster's code M1/34 in raise text.
M977 $150.00
E++ German Youth Proficiency Badge in Silver (Leistungsabzeichen des Deutsches Jugend in Silber) by Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid "M1/63"

Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach instituted the Leistungabzeichen des Deutschen Jungvolk (Proficiency Badge of the German Young People) on September 26th, 1935 as a means to promote physical fitness in children between the age of 12 and 14. Criteria for the award included the completion of a list of prescribed tests including military like training exercises and political indoctrination. This badge was issued in one grade only and was discontinued in 1944.

This badge was die struck from a zinc alloy and finished with a dark gray burnished wash. The design features a single sig-rune with a small swastika in the center surrounded by the phrase "Für Leistungen Im D.J." (For Proficiency in D.J.) The reverse is well marked with the RZM circle and Steinhauer & Lück's code M1/63 in raised text.
M975 $125.00
F++ German Youth Proficiency Badge (Deutsches Jugend Mitglied Abzeichen)

The reverse features GES. GESCH. in raised text, which is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt". Translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
M987 $80.00
F- 1st Pattern Hitler Youth Membership Badge (Hitler Jugend Mitgliednadel)

The reverse features GES. GESCH. in raised text, which is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt". Translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
M986 $70.00
E++


E


E+
Hitler Youth Membership Badge "RZM 39"
By Robert Beck of Pforzheim

Hitler Youth Membership Badge "M1/128"
By Eugen Schmidhäussler of Pforzheim

Hitler Youth Membership Badge "M1/47"
By Christian Theodore Dicke
of Lüdenscheid
M1019A


M1019B


M1019C
$85.00


$75.00


$70.00
NM RDB-Reichsbund der Deutschen Beamten (National Union of the German Official)
Lapel Pin. Measures 22mm x 15mm

The reverse features the manufacturer's initials/trademark... intertwined "RN" inside an oval. The reverse wings are marked "GES. GESCH." in raised text. Ges Gesch is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt". Translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
M990 $90.00
E DAF Retinue Civilian Pilot's Pin.
Measures 28mm x 16mm

More description coming soon.
M991 $75.00
E 1936 Olympic Games Commemorative Lapel Pins.

These simple pins were stamped from a light weight alloy. 4 of the 5 enameled Olympic rings are in excellent condition, but the red has begun to deteriorate and break away on both pins. The reverse is stamped with the "GES. GESCH." and fitted with a brass knurled pin. 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".
M994 $75.00
EACH
E WHW WinterHilfsWerk
(Winter Charity Campaign)
Donation Stick Pin

Silvered zinc badge with "H4" on the reverse in raised text.
M1018 $50.00
E to M

SEE
PHOTOS
A. Reichsparteitag Nürnberg 1933
B. DAF Adel Der Arbeit 1933
C. Reichsnährstands.....München 1937
D. 1.Mai (May Day) 1930
E. Württem...Hohenzollern-Stuttgart 1937
F. Reichsparteitag 1939
G-H-I. Tag Der Arbeit 1933
J-K-L. 1.Mai (May Day) 1938
M1022A
M1022B
M1022C
M1022D
M1022E
M1022F
M1022G-I
M1022J-L


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E+ 1st Pattern "NAT. SOZ. FRAUENSCHAFT" Staff Badge, Ortsgruppe Level, by Fritz Zimmermann of Stuttgart "M1/72"

Struck from brass with exquisite enamel work in cornflower blue, red, black, and white. Marked with the RZM circle and Zimmermann's code in raised text.
M993 $75.00
M- Issue Envelope for the Cross of Honor for War Participants (Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer

See item M443 on my SOLD Medals and Badges page 2.
M1025 $15.00
M- Generic(?) Issue Envelope

Please contact me if you know which award this envelope was used for.
M1024 $10.00
IRON CROSS IRON CROSS, GERMAN CROSS,
OAK LEAVES, BARS, AND
WAR MERIT AWARDS
MERITS BARS
E- 1st Class Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz 1 Klasse), no maker.

On September 1st, 1939 Hitler reinstituted the Iron Cross in 1st and 2nd class awards. The 1st class medal was awarded to personnel who performed 3 to 5 acts of bravery in combat and who had already received the 2nd class EK. If desired, the recipients were permitted (with the proper documentation) to privately purchase a jeweler’s copy at their own expense for everyday wear so they could put the presented award away for safe keeping.

This is an unmarked EK with significant signs of use so I believe it was a private purchase "2nd" or "wear" copy. 3 piece construction consisting of a silver back plate and frame with an iron core. 85% of the black enamel remains with some flaking on and around the swastika and "1939" reinstitution date at the base of the lower leg. The reverse shows significant wear with some unusual scarring, most of which can be seen on the side legs of the cross. It's fitted with a barrel hinge, narrow "coke bottle" pin, and a "C" wire catch.
M919 $300.00
E- 1st Class War Merit with Swords (Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1 mit Schwertern) by Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid.

Hitler instituted the War Merit Cross on 18.10.1939 in 2 classes, each of which was issued with and without swords. Both awards were bestowed upon military personnel and civilians, including foreigners and females who contributed to the war effort in a non combatant role. Both awards were bestowed for exemplary service while the addition of swords signified an act of bravery. The War Merit series was expanded on 19.8.1940 with the addition of the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross which recognized a substantial contribution to the war effort by all personnel, and the smaller War Merit Medal which was awarded to German nationals and foreign civilians who provided exceptional service to the war effort.

Die struck from a dark gray zinc(?) alloy with a rhodium (matte silver) wash, 80% of which is still intact. The reverse features a broad flat pin, barrel hinge, and flat "C" wire catch. Wilhelm Deumer's Prasidialkanzlei code number "3" is crisply stamped into the center with in a 3mm box. There's some minor wear to the front plus some minor lifting and flaking on the reverse revealing the dark gray alloy base metal.
M918 $250.00
F+ 1st Class War Merit with Swords (Kriegsverdienstkreuz I mit Schwertern) by Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid.

Hitler instituted the War Merit Cross on 18.10.1939 in 2 classes, each of which was issued with and without swords. Both awards were bestowed upon military personnel and civilians, including foreigners and females who contributed to the war effort in a non combatant role. Both awards were bestowed for exemplary service while the addition of swords signified an act of bravery. The War Merit series was expanded on 19.8.1940 with the addition of the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross which recognized a substantial contribution to the war effort by all personnel, and the smaller War Merit Medal which was awarded to German nationals and foreign civilians who provided exceptional service to the war effort.

This 1st class Kriegsverdienstkreuz (aka KVK) was found in the rubble during clean-up after the war's end so it's in semi-relic condition. The black leatherette case was basically destroyed, but the lucky "treasure hunter" found it was able to recover part of the lid which still sports most of the KVK image in silver. The medal was die struck from a zinc alloy so most of the silvered "rhodium" finish is gone, but there are some traces on the reverse around the hinge. The reverse is stamped with a "3" inside a box, which was the Präsidialkanzlei number assigned to the Wilhelm Deumer firm of Lüdenscheid. The solid barrel hinge, "coke bottle" flat pin, and "J" wire catch were constructed from a nickel alloy so they retain their bright silver color and 60% of the matte silver (rhodium) finish.
M905 $150.00
E+ War Merit Medals, 2nd Class with Swords. (Kriegsverdienstmedaille II mit Schwertern)
3 available...click on thumbnail for pictures.

Hitler instituted the War Merit Cross on 18.10.1939 in 2 classes, each of which was issued with and without swords. Both awards were bestowed upon military personnel and civilians, including foreigners and females who contributed to the war effort in a non combatant role. Both awards were bestowed for exemplary service while the addition of swords signified an act of bravery. The War Merit series was expanded on 19.8.1940 with the addition of the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross which recognized a substantial contribution to the war effort by all personnel, and the smaller War Merit Medal which was awarded to German nationals and foreign civilians who provided exceptional service to the war effort.

All 3 KVKs were struck from tombak and finished in bronze. Each piece shows minor wear with some tarnish or corrosion, but they sport a decent length of original ribbon and will be suitable for any display.
"A" & "B" are
M913 $50.00
EACH
E 2nd Class War Merit Cross, no maker.

Hitler instituted the War Merit Cross on 18.10.1939 in 2 classes, each of which was issued with and without swords. Both awards were bestowed upon military personnel and civilians, including foreigners and females who contributed to the war effort in a non combatant role. Both awards were bestowed for exemplary service while the addition of swords signified an act of bravery. The War Merit series was expanded on 19.8.1940 with the addition of the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross which recognized a substantial contribution to the war effort by all personnel, and the smaller War Merit Medal which was awarded to German nationals and foreign civilians who provided exceptional service to the war effort.

Struck from a zinc alloy with some heavy corrosion on the reverse and only traces of the bronze finish intact. The 10mm length of original ribbon is in much better condition so I assume it was replaced. However, I have some cruddy ribbon on hand so all you have to do is ask if you prefer something in the same condition.
M899 $35.00
WWI &
WWII
BLACK WOUND BADGES SILVER GOLD
E+ 1939 Wound Badge in Gold (originally in black), no maker.

This hollow back badge was die struck from brass and finish with a black enamel, but the paint was eventually stripped back off. The 1939 gold class wound badge was originally constructed less of an issue. By 1945 the situation reached an extreme with a never ending increase in wounded personnel combined with dwindling resources needed to support the war effort. For this reason many black wound badges, most of which were die struck from brass or steel, were repainted in silver or stripped of their original black color and polished like the earlier solid back brass examples. When I bought this badge I thought it had been stripped by it's previous owner in an attempt to increase it's value, but when I examined it closer I realized my theory was flawed. First of all, this badge and several more, including the gold wound badge M907 listed above, have never been circulated with in the collecting community, so I find it hard to believe the capturing vet or a member of his family would have done such a thing. The reverse still retains traces of the original black enamel with some scratches from an abrasive material, so I know it use to be black, but it also retains a rich age patina and some thick green oxidation on the reverse that has obviously been there for decades.
M910 $75.00
E++ WWI Silver Wound Badge (WWI Silber Verwundetenabzeichen), no maker.

This is a striking hollow backed badge struck from silver with a thin rhodium wash that has developed a rich golden patina. The reverse features a simple pin hinge wrapped and mounted to the top of the badge with in a square plate that has a slot in the center to accommodate the needle pin. The "C" catch is a thin wire neatly soldered to the base. Overall a real beauty rarely seen in this condition.
M717 $200.00
E+ WWI Miniature Gold Wound Badge (WWI Gold Verwundetenabzeichen).

Measuring 13mm x 16mm this stick pin is die struck from zinc with 96% of the gilt finish still intact. It shows a bit of wear from use with a slightly bent knurled pin, but it's still in excellent condition considering it's age and the fact that it was obviously awarded and worn.
M780 $65.00
COMBAT AWARDS COMBAT AWARDS, BADGES, CLASPS, AND LAPEL PINS BADGES PINS
E Infantry Assault Badge in Silver (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber) by Fritz Zimmermann of Stuttgart.

This is a late war injection mold badge cast from a dark gray zinc(?) alloy. It was finished with a matte silver wash, 98% of which is still intact on the semi-hollow reverse, but only traces remain on the obverse. Fortunately the details are still sharp with no wear or damage other than the loss of the finish. The reverse features Zimmermann's trademark with a "F" followed by a superimposed double "Z" and a single sig rune for the "S" in Stuttgart inside a circle. The brass hinge pin is crimped inside a brass plate which is neatly braised directly to the back of the eagle inside a rectangular frame. The brass needle pin is bent around the hinge pin with a 5mm stub that bumps up against the reverse just above the FZ trade mark creating spring tension when it's hooked. The flat brass "J" catch is mounted to the back of the bow with a round disc braised to the reverse inside a long oval frame.
M902 $125.00
E+ Luftwaffe Bomber Clasp in Silver, no maker.

See my description for M900 on my SOLD Medals and Badges page 2 for a little history on this badge.
This 2 piece beauty features the same design as M900, minus the hanger, but it struck from a nickel alloy with a dark gray oxidized finish that was burnished off the high points giving the design more depth. The separate winged bomb was fastened to the center of the wreath with a single rivet. Note the circular cut marks to the reveres where the excess material was cut away. The reverse shows a moderate tarnish and no maker's mark. It's fitted with a barrel hinge, a broad, tapered horizontal pin, and a "C" wire catch mounted with a circular plate.
M901 $650.00
NM- SA Aviation Badge (SA-Fliegerabzeichen).

Hand embroidered on Luftwaffe gray wool with gold bullion wings detailed with black cotton thread, a red cotton wreath with 8 gold rivets, and a black cotton swastika over a white linen roundel. This incredibly rare badge is listed on page 383 of Detlev Niemann's price guide for $600.00.
M819 $600.00
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SA "SturmAbteilung" (Storm Troopers) Reserve II Lapel Pins.

The DRKB "Deutscher Reichskriegerbund" aka "Kyffhäuserbund" (German National Association of Veterans, aka "Kyffhäuser Association") was accepted into the NSDAP in 1933 with many of it's members joining the SA as well. Many of these members were old WWI veterans so they weren't accepted into the main SA, but placed in the reserve ranks instead. Membership stick pins like we see here were issued to these veteran members for wear on the lapel of their civilian clothing.

"A" was die struck from solid nickel with a significant amount of black tarnish on both sides. "B" is still bright silver in color with a bit of green corrosion on the reverse from the copper content so I think it was struck from tombak. The black enamel background and white enamel swastikas are near perfect on both. The maker's trademark on the back of "A" is difficult to see because of the solder used to mount the pin, but I can make out a "B" inside the lower legs of a larger "H". There's a character inside the upper legs as well, but it's impossible to decipher. The trademark on the back of "B" appears to be an upper and lower case "T" together as one character inside a larger "C". Both are stamped "GES." and "GESCH." in raised text across the top of either wing. 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".
M949A






M949B






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$85.00






E- U-Boat War Badge (U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen), no maker.

The U-Boat War Badge was instituted by Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine und Großadmiral (Commander in Chief of the Navy and Grand Admiral) Erich Raeder on October 13th 1939. Worn on the lower left breast of the uniform, this badge was awarded to all ranks of U-Boat personnel who had served on at least 2 sorties against the enemy or who had been wounded in action.

This badge was struck from a zinc alloy with a fired gold gilt finish, 60% of which is intact on the obverse. There's still some traces of gilt on the reverse, but you'll need a jeweler's loop to see it. It's fitted with an integral brass needle pin and barrel hinge with a "C" wire catch mounted to the reverse on a tiny disc. It's a little salty from being stored in a box full of souvenirs and "soldier's things", but an honest example of a desirable badge that's never been circulated through the collecting community.
M926 $375.00
E+ U-Boat War Badge, Cloth Version (U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen, Stoffausführung).

Machine embroidered gold flat wire on a black rayon backing with a Navy blue background in cotton. While the fabric shows no wear or damage, the gold wire is very dark from exposure. Maker marked "K. E. S. M." in blue cotton thread on the left edge.
M838 $250.00
MEDAL BARS MEDAL BARS, RIBBON BARS,
AND STICK PINS
RIBBON BARS
E- 7 Place Miniature Medal Bar.

This little medal bar lapel pin features 7 medals each of which is attached to the next with no back plate. Unfortunately the knurled pin broke off and was re-attached with lead solder, but the obverse is still very nice and perfect for display. The medals include from left to right: WWI Iron Cross, Silver War Merit with Swords, WWII Iron Cross, Gold Wound Badge, Silver General Assault Badge, Bronze war Merit with Swords, and a Russian Front Badge.
M779 $100.00
NM- 4 Place WWI Miniature Medal Bar.

This little sweetie is in incredible condition with 4 very high quality and exquisitely detailed WWI awards. All 4 awards are stamped from tombac and are mounted on a thin brass back plate with a silvered knurled pin. The medals include from left to right: Iron Cross, Silver Württemberg Bravery Medal, Hindenburg Honor Cross with Swords, and a Black Wound Badge.
M778 $75.00
M- 6 Place Austrian Fold Ribbon Bar with WWI and Bavarian Awards.

This striking ribbon bar includes a WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class, a Bavarian Military Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords, a Bavarian Service Medal, a Cross of Honor 1914-1918, a Nachimov Medal? (Please help if you know this one), and a Long Service Award. This is an early "sewn on" version bar with "Austrian Fold" ribbons stitched around a narrow sheet metal (magnetic) backing plate, finished on the reverse with a maroon wool backing hand stitched to the ribbons with cotton thread.
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RIBBON BARS (Kleine Ordensschnalle).

Most medals awarded between 1871 and 1945 were permitted to be grouped together on a full size medal or miniature ribbon bar. Medal bars were worn on formal and walking out dress uniforms while ribbon bars were intended for all other forms of dress. Introductory orders prescribed the proper form of wear for each medal when it was instituted, but federal states of Imperial Germany enjoyed certain latitudes while smaller principalities had no regulations at all. For this reason the 3rd Reich instituted specific regulations on 28.4.1937 addressing the positioning and use of individual awards on all 1935-1945 medal and ribbon bars. These regulations followed established directives laid down by the 2nd Reich (German Empire), which only lasted from 1871 to 1918, while disregarding preferences regarding the positioning of medals from the 3 pre Third Reich Kingdoms of Saxony, Württemberg, and Austria-Hungary.

WWI EK, Cross of Honor, KVD Medal
Iron Cross 2, KVK w/Swords, 1.10.1938
Iron Cross 2, Russian Front, West Wall
War Merit w/Swords, Russian Front
War Merit Cross with Swords
Iron Cross 2nd
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NM 2 Place Ribbon Bar.

This 2 place bar includes a 20 Year Heer Long Service Award with die struck Wehrmacht eagle with 75% of the silver wash intact and a Commemorative Medal of 1st October 1938. Mounted on a toothed back plate stamped from sheet metal (magnetic) with a steel spring pin.
M846 $50.00
E++ 2 Place Ribbon Bow Buttonaire.

Measuring 3 cm wide this device includes a WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class on top of a Cross of Honor 1914-1918 ribbon which are attached to a checker board brass button with a double brass wire that also features a brass bar that still retains 2 of 3 loops that was probably used to suspend another unknown device.
M848 $35.00
E 2 Place Ribbon Bar with Austrian Fold Ribbons.

Medal of the 13th of March 1938 and the Annexation of Austria Medal of the 1st of October 1938.
M607 $50.00
E 2 Place Ribbon Bar.

War Merit with Swords 2nd Class and the 1914-1918 Cross of Honor with Swords.
M608 $40.00
E+ 2 Place Ribbon Bar.

1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and the 1914-1918 Cross of Honor with Swords.
M606 $40.00
NM West Wall Medal Ribbon Bar. M609 $25.00
NM Ribbon Bar for March 13, 1938 (Entry into Austria).

Rare to find, this piece is textbook construction with no soiling and minor fading of the red. Don't pass this one up!
M415 $38.00
NSDAP AWARDS POLITICAL AND CIVIL LONG AND FAITHFUL SERVICE AWARDS
None available at this time.
CIVIL SERVICE
AWARDS MEDALS COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS, AWARDS, BADGES, TINNIES,
AND PINS
TINNIES BADGES
NM- 1933 Lorch Shooting Medal.

I believe this is a commemorative or participant's award for an annual shooting competition in the town of Lorch in Central Germany. It's a very heavy piece, die struck from nickel silver with incredibly deep and crisp detail. The obverse features an Olympic torch with "DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT" (Germany Awakes) around the top, the year "19" and "33" on either side of the torch, and "ER" at the bottom....I'm not sure what these initials represent, possibly the artist who designed the medal. The reverse features what has been identified as the Monastery of Lorch located in the Gau Württemberg-Hohenzollern with a target representing the sun at the left. The text across the bottom reads, "31. GAUSCHIESSEN LORCH". "GAU" is the area or district, and "SCHIESSEN" means shoot. The card board slide box is in great shape with a velvet pad in the base.
M708 $200.00
E++ Heer Participant's Badge for an Athletic Competition(?)

I researched this piece but was unable to find another example just like it, however, I was able to find several medals and non portable awards like it including a "Meisterschaften des Reichsheeres Medaille" (Championship of the German Empire Medal) and an "Erinnerungsmedaille der Deutschen Sportbehörde für Athletik an die Deutschen Leichtathletik-Meisterschaften." (Memory medal of the German sport authority for Athletics at the German track and field-championship). However, these examples are actual medals awarded to the victors and are of much higher quality. This piece is very well made with incredible detail, but it's just stamped from a gray alloy with a gray burnished finish and 4 prongs on the reverse so I believe it's a participant's badge rather than an actual award. One of the 4 prongs is missing while the other 3 have obviously been bent so it was definitely worn by the recipient, but I couldn't find any information on where or how this piece would have been displayed. If you have any information on this piece I would be most appreciative.
M835 $100.00
NM Austrian Distance Estimator in Gold.

This extremely rare badge is stamped from bronze, with 99% of the fired gold gilt intact. I have yet to find any information on this piece other than it's title so I'd appreciate some input if you happen to know something about it. Looking at the design it's fairly easy to see elements common in WWI and WWII German awards, The eagle in flight over a mountain range is reminiscent of the WWI Commemorative badges for Naval Pilots and Observers. These badges were oval with cut out centers, but the Observer's badge features the same type of eagle looking down at the land, superimposed over a laurel/oak leaf wreath with a ribbon at the bottom. The spring clasp on the reverse is the most puzzling element on this piece. Perhaps it was meant to slide into the recipient's flapless pocket(?).
M244 $250.00
E++ Deutschland Luftsport Hilft Pin.

Constructed from aluminum with a celluloid disk and a nickle plated airplane device attached through it all with a split fastener.
M192 $55.00
E+ Luftwaffe Glider Pilot 1st Prize Plaque.

Stamped from brass with a beautifully detailed facsimile of a Pilot's Badge in the center (sorry the photos don't do it justice) and "Standort Segel Wettfarten" (Garrison Glide Race) across the top and "Preis" (Prize) at the bottom. There are small holes at each corner for tacking it to a wooden plaque.
M021 $95.00
NM The Meeting of the Generals 1933.

Stamped from brass with 95%+ of the original nickle silver wash remaining. RARE.
M092 $100.00
NM- Polizei 1942 Donation Lapel Badge.

Commemorative badges like this were distributed to the public as "gifts" in recognition of their generous support and donations made to the WHW-WinterHilfsWerk (Winter Help Work) during the annual "Tag der Deutschen Polizei" (Day of the German Police). Other gifts such as miniature police figures, various and assorted mini street signs, post cards, and lapel pins like this were bestowed upon participants of the annual event until it's last year in 1944.

This simple badge represents the 1942 event. It was die cast from a zinc alloy and protected with a thin, clear lacquer over coat, 98% of which is still intact. The reverse is fitted with a simple spring wire pine held in place by 4 integral tabs with the unknown manufacturer's code "G 1" in raised text at the top.
M932 $30.00
E Commemorative and Day Badges:

A. 28.März-5.Apr Kreigstag Braunschweigstadt. Braunschweig Day Badge. Stamped brass with a burnished finish and no pin.

B. 25-26.5.1933 Seefahrt 1st Not Tag Der Deutschen. 1st Voyage D ay Badge. Die struck zinc with "PAUL SCHULZE & Co LÜBECK" in raised text.

C. Sachsen Gauwoche 1937. Saxons District Week(?) Cast bakelite with hollow back marked "K.WURSTER MARKNEUKIRCHEN i.Sa." in raised text.

D. 600 Jahr Feier Der Stadt Wehlau 1336-1936. Wehlau 600 Year Anniversary Celebration. Cast aluminum marked "B.H.MAYER PFORZHEIM" in raised text.

E. Tag-Der-Wehrmacht Fur-Das-WHW 1938-39. Armed Forces Day Badge. Cast aluminum marked "HILLENBRAND & BRÖER LÜDENSCHEID" with the RZM circle and "M9/89" in raised text.

F. 1. Frauenturnen Des Kreises VIII a Westfalen u. Lippe AM 21.u.22.Sept.1929 IN Lüdenscheid. 1st Women's Gymnastics Practice in Lüdenscheid. Stamped from brass with a burnished finish. No pin with 2 holes for stitching.

G. Deutscher Luthertag 10. November.1933. Lutheran's Day Badge. Die struck copper with a silver finish marked "W.REDO SAARLOUIS" in raised text.
M773 $30.00
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ALL ARE
E Commemorative and Day Badges:

A. 1.Mai 1973. 1937 May Day Badge. Cast bakelite marked "EMAILLIER-UND PRÄGE-WERKSTÄTTEN DRESDEN-A1 PRAGERSTRASSE 3" in raised text.

B. 1.Mai 1936. 1936 May Day Badge. Stamped aluminum marked "PAULMANN & CRONE LÜDENSCHEID" in raised text.

C. Tag Der Deutschen Kunst 1938. German Art Day. Cast bakelite with a gilt finish marked "C.POELLATH SCHROBENHAUSEN" in raised text.<

D. 1.Mai 1939 Ostmark Altreich Sudentenland. Old Empire 1939 May Day Badge. Cast bakelite marked "ALBERT IHNE LÜDENSCHEID" in raised text.

E. Tag Der Arbeit 1934. Work Day Badge. Stamped Brass with "REICHSVERBAND PFORZHEIM 29" in raised text.

F. 1.Mai 1938. May Day Badge. Cast bakelite marked "HERMANN BAUER SCHWÄB GMÜND" in raised text.

G. Treue um Treue Saar 1935. Loyalty Around Loyalty for Saar. Stamped tin.

H. D.M.V. Verb Tag Nürnberg 1925. Arms(?) Day Badge. Stamped brass with a bronze finish marked "L.CHR. LAUER NÜRNBERG BERLIN" in raised text.
M774 $30.00
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ALL ARE
E Commemorative and Day Badges:

A. Reichsparteitag 1937. National Party Day. Cast bakelite marked "G.BREHMER MARKNEUKIRCHEN" in raised text.

B. Reichsparteitag 1938. National Party Day. Cast bakelite marked "L.O.STILLESBAUER SOLINGEN" with the RZM circle and "M9/108" in raised text.

C. Reichsparteitag 1935. National Party Day. Die struck zinc with a bronze finish stamped "DESCHLER u. SOHN MÜNCHEN"

D. Der Rock Aber War Ohne Naht, Von Oben An Durchaus Gewebt. Trier 1933. Translates: However the skirt was thoroughly woven from above without a seam. Stamped tin with 2 holes for stitching.

E. Tag Der Arbeit 1935. Work Day Badge. Cast aluminum marked "FOERSTER & BARTH PFORZHEIM" in raised text.

F. Reichsparteitag 1936. National Party Day. Die struck zinc marked "WALTER DEMMER LÜDENSCHEID" in raised text.
M775 $30.00
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E+ Tinnie from the 10 Jahre Befreite (Liberated) Pfalz (Palatinate province) area around Kaiserslautern.

France occupied this, together with the Saar and the Rheinland, after WWI when Germany fell behind in the war compensation payments imposed by the Versailles treaty. It was a main goal if Hitler’s politics to liberate these areas and force the French to retreat, once he was in power. Stamped from brass with 95% of the original guilt wash remaining.
M297a $28.00
NM WWI Austrian Winter Sports Patron badge. M237 $45.00
SHIELDS BADGES CAMPAIGN SHIELDS, BADGES, MEDALS, AND AWARDS MEDALS AWARDS
E++ Luftwaffe Crimean or "KRIM" Campaign Shield (Krimschild für Luftwaffe).

The "Krim" or Crimean Campaign shield was instituted on July 25th, 1942 as the 3rd official campaign shield awarded to all Wehrmacht personnel who had been engaged in combat, were wounded, or who had served 3 months in the Crimean Peninsula campaign between September 21st, 1941 and July 21st, 1942. This shield was bestowed to eligible personnel by Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein. The color of the backing wool, in this case blue/gray, was to match that of the uniform and was sewn on the upper left sleeve of the recipient's tunic.

Stamped from sheet metal (magnetic) with 97% of the bronze finish intact and very subtle wear. The steel back plate is intact, as is most of the dark blue/gray paper backing with some tearing where the back plate has worn through. The Luftwaffe blue/gray wool is in excellent condition with no mothing or significant wear.
M951 $350.00
SPORT BADGES SPORT BADGES, AWARDS AND PINS AWARDS PINS
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ARE

E++
Sports Badge Lapel Pins in Bronze:

DRL "Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen" (German Empire Alliance for Physical Education)

DRA "Deutscher ReichsAusschuss für Leibesübungen" (German Empire Committee for Physical Education)

A. DRL mini badge.
B. DRL lapel pin.
C. DRA lapel pin by C.L.
D. DRA lapel pin by Christian Lauer.
E. DRA lapel pin by Christian Lauer.

C, D, and E are maker marked in raised text:
GES.GESCHUTZT
Nr.34815 L.CHR.LAUER
NÜRNBERG BERLIN S.W.68
M954 $40.00
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YOUTH DJ HITLER YOUTH, GERMAN YOUTH, AND BDM AWARDS, BADGES, TINNIES, AND PINS HJ BDM
E- HJ (Hitler Youth) 1939 Student Competition Badge.

2 piece construction, die struck from bronze with a heavily tarnished silver wash on the obverse, 50% of which is intact. The eagle is connected with 3 hollow rivets. The enamel work is perfect with the exception of one small chip on the lower right edge, with an incredible iridescent blue enamel behind the eagle. The back is maker marked "RUD SCHANES WIEN" in raised text.
M745 $200.00
E HJ Marksmanship Shooting Award in Silver.

Nice die struck piece with good detail to the oak leaf border and great HJ diamond and crossed rifles. Nice enamel work with only minor wear, marks, scratches and some corrosion. 75% of the original silver finish remains. Marked RZM M1/102 on the back, with the typical pin remaining. A little grungy but still a worthy display piece.
M540 $145.00
E/NM- A. 1936 Deutsches Jugendfest Badge. Stamped from tin with 90% of the bronze wash intact and a brass spring pin.


B. 1935 Deutsches Jugendfest Badge. Stamped from tin with75% of the silvered finish intact and minor rust with a brass spring pin.


C. June 1933 Deutsches Jugendfest Badge. Reads "1. Fest der Jugend-Juni 1933." (1st Youth Festival) Stamped from brass with a brass spring pin.


D. January 30, 1935 2nd Annual Youth National Day Badge. Reads "30.JAN.1935 2.JAHRESTAG DER NATIONAL.EHREBUNG."
M741A




M741B




M741C




M741D
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MEMBER PINS MISCELLANEOUS MEMBERSHIP, PARTY, AND RALLY BADGES PARTY BADGES
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"ADOLF HITLER 1933"
M1/129 Seiler & Comp. of Geldem


"HEIL HITLER LUDENDORF.v.GRÄFE"
M1/73 Karl Erbacher of Pforzheim


"DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHE 1933"
M1/129 Seiler & Comp. of Geldem


"NATIONAL-SOZIALISTISCHE D.A.P."
M1/103 Carl Poellath of Schrobenhausen


"OPFERRING ELSASS"
M9/7 Förster & Barth, Pforzheim
M920A



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M920E

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D.V.G. WESTMARK (LOTHAR) Membership Badges.

The Deutscher Volksgenossen Bund or "German Fellow Countrymen League" was comprised of ethnic Germans from the Alsace-Lorraine region in France who sought unification with Germany. Alsace-Lorraine was a territory disputed between the 2 nation states. The territory, which was composed of Alsace and parts of Lorraine, originally belonged to the Holy Roman Empire, but was gradually ceded to France since "Peace of Westphalia" in 1648. After the Franco-Prussian War, the Treaty of Frankfurt ceded these parts to the newly-founded German Empire in 1871. It was restored to France after World War I by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. It was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1940, and again reverted to French control in 1945. Although not formally associated with the NSDAP, the D.V.G. copied their membership badge but reversed the colors on the swastika and outer ring.

3 badges to choose from, each is in excellent condition with perfect enamel work and "W.REDO SAARLAUTERN"
in raised text on the back.
M593 $80.00
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NM- TN-Telefonbau und Normalzeit. (Telephone construction and normal time) High Clearance (red) Member's Badge.

TN was a very innovative telecommunications and time recording equipment manufacturer, created in 1899, now integrated into the Bosch group. The lapel pin was probably issued to a member of the retired workers association. As such, and considering the low number and the fact that TN no longer exists, it is surely a very rare historical piece. Early period, die struck from zinc with 98% of the original silver plate remaining. Early motto TN inside a diamond with the owner's 4 digit member's number 0757 on the front. Marked EF Weidmann on the reverse.
M401 $95.00
E+ WG-WehrmachtGefogle (Civilian Member's of the Armed Forces) Lapel Pin by C.E. Junker.

Die struck from brass with a cut out design, this lapel pin measures 2.3cm which tells us it was intended for male members. According to my research, female member's were issued a larger 3.5cm broach with a horizontal spring wire pin. The reverse reads "EWTW.FEC.O.PLACZEC-BERLIN" over JSF.C.E.JUNKER-BERLIN" in raised text, positioned vertically under the knurled stick pin.
M944 $60.00
M Deutscher Fleischer Verband (German Butcher's Association) Member's Lapel pin.

Struck from Tombac with 98% of the original gold wash remaining and perfect enamel. Maker marked "Lauer Nürnberg" on the attachment plate for the knurled pin. Very rare membership badge.
M437 $45.00




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Miscellaneous Lapel Pins:

"US" (Unification Saar) Germany/Saar Unification. Stamped "F.M.K." on the reverse.

"DEUTSCHEN SCHÜTZEN-VERBAND" (German Shooting Federation). Stamped "E. SCHMIDTHAUSSLER PFORZHEIM".

"GDA" Gewerkschaft der Angestellten (Labor Union of the Employees). Stamped "GLASER & SOHN DRESDEN

"UdK DEUTSCHLAND" Universistät der Künste (University of Art in Berlin). Marked "GES.GESCH".


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Miscellaneous Lapel Pins:


Napoleon Bonaparte lapel pin, no maker.



"P.G. PRINZEN-GARDE-KÖLN 06."
Stamped "LAUER NÜRNBERG".


"B.V.-Treibgas"... TreibGas Company. Stamped "A.DOMMER ?L??RFELD".


"DÜRKOPP"... Dürkopp sewing machine company in Estonia(?), no maker.


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M957B



M957C



M957D


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Miscellaneous Shield/Flag Lapel Pins:


Tirol Lapel Pin, stamped "800 REU".




Holland Lapel Pin, stamped "800 REU".



"PL"....Pre WWII Polish Supporter, no maker.


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M958B



M958C


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E- Fascist "GIL" Badge.

The G.I.L. or Gioventù Italiana del Littorio was a paramilitary youth association founded in 1937. "GIL" was a creature of the fascist party whose maxim was "Credere-Obbedire-Combattere" (Believe-Obey-Fight)

Stamped from magnetic sheet metal with a large spring pin soldered to the reverse.
M931 $65.00




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Miscellaneous Badges.
Please help if you can ID any of these.

"ARU"...with sunwheel swastika and 3 rotating Wolfsangels. Origin unknown.


"ALLGEMEINE RADFAHRER-UNION ALL HEIL". No pin, no maker.


"W.S.P.V. "OBERHOFi/TH"....Water Protection Police Reserves, no maker.


"Kramer"...Factory name?
German made, no maker.

"Eicher Motors". German tractor company established in the 1930's, no maker.


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M959C



M959D


M959E


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$25.00
DRKB NSKOV VETERAN ORGANIZATION PINS
AND MEMBERSHIP BADGES
NS-RKB STAHL
HELM
NM DRKB Lapel Pins.

The DRKB "Deutscher ReichsKriegerBund" (German National Veteran's Association) was formed in WWI based on the DKB which was formed in 1870. This organization was later re-named in 1938 the NS-RKB "NationalSozialistische ReichsKriegerBund" (National-Socialist State Veteran's Organization)

Each pin is stamped from brass with the 1870-1938 Kyffhäuserbund Monument in red, black, and white enamel. The memorial, which was erected on Kyffhäuser Mountain in Saxony, symbolized a unified Germany. Marked "GES.GESCH." in raised text.
M955 $40.00
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NM- NS-RKB "NationalSozialistiche-ReichsKriegerBund" (National-Socialist State Veteran's League) Lapel Pin by Ferdinand Hoffstäter of Bonn am Rhein.

Stamped from brass, this stunning membership pin features a black Iron Cross on a transparent red enamel shield with a pebbled background. The reverse is marked "GES.GESCH." across the top with Ferdinand Hoffstäter's Prasidialkanzlei code number "8" at the bottom...all in raised text.
M945 $50.00
E DRKB "Deutscher Reichskriegerbund" aka "Kyffhäuserbund" (German National Association of Veterans, "Kyffhäuser Association") Cap Badge.

The DRKB "Deutscher ReichsKriegerBund" (German National Veteran's Association) was formed in WWI based on the DKB which was formed in 1870. This organization was later re-named in 1938 the NS-RKB "NationalSozialistische ReichsKriegerBund" (National-Socialist State Veteran's Organization)
This rarely seen veteran's association badge was die struck from a thin sheet of brass and finished with a matte silver (rhodium) wash around the perimeter wreath and a black enamel back ground in the center with the details left as a natural brass. The design features the Kyffhäuser Mountain and monument inside an oval with half an oak leaf wreath around the bottom, and a star burst around the top. The Gothic script reads "Der Kyffhäuserbund seinem Kameraden" which translates The "Kyffhäuser-alliance it's Comrade" or Comrade of the Kyffhäuser-alliance. "STOCKO" is stamped on the mounting tab under the upper prong indentifying the maker as the Stocko-Metallwarenfabrik (Stocko-Hardware factory) OHG of Wuppertal-Sonnborn.
M943 $50.00
DRK NSF RED CROSS, LIFE SAVING, NURSES, MOTHER'S CROSS, DONATION, AND VOLUNTEER BADGES DLRG RDK
E- DRK "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz" (German Red Cross) Senior Helper's Active Service Broach (Schwesternhelferin Abzeichen).

"Active Service" broaches or "duty badges" were issued to all female DRK personnel in several slightly different round and oval variations, each dependent on the recipient's rank or "level" with in the organization.

This 2 piece "Senior Helper's" broach was die struck from a nickel alloy and finished with a silver wash, 90% of which is still intact on the obverse. Only 15% of the finish remains on the reverse with "GES. GESCH." under the needle pin in raised text. Note: GES. GESCH. is the abbreviation for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending". The Gothic script around the perimeter reads "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Schwesternhelferin" (German Red Cross Nurse's Helper). The chip in the red enamel cross is the only significant damage with moderate wear and a rich tarnish through out.
M934 $140.00
E++ DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz or German Red Cross) Nurse's Senior Helper's Brooch.

This pin is stamped from zinc with a gray enamel wash and 3 color painted enamel work. The paint is nearly perfect with 2 tiny cracks and a small chip in the white field. The badge reads "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Schwesternhelferin" or "German Red Cross Nurse's Aid" around the perimeter. The reverse is stamped "GES.GESCH." with a hinged needle pin and safety pin type catch. 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".
M646 $75.00
E- DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz or German Red Cross) Helper's Active Service Brooch by Steinhauer & Lück factory of Lüdenscheid.

Struck from brass with 90% of the gilt finish intact. Marked "GES.GESCH." and "ST.&L." in raised text for the Steinhauer & Lück factory located in Lüdenscheid. 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".
M758 $60.00
E DF-Deutsches Frauenwerk (German Women’s Welfare Organization) and DSF-Nat. Soz. Frauenschaft (National Socialist Women’s Organization) Badges:

A. "DEUTSCHER FRAUENHILFSDIENST" (German Woman Auxiliary Service) Badge. Struck from tombac with a silver plating. Marked "Ges.gesch." and "A. STÜBBE BERLIN" in raised text.

B. 1st Pattern "NAT. SOZ. FRAUENSCHAFT" Staff Badge, Ortsgruppe Level. Struck from tombac with a silver plating. The black spots seen in my photo are just crud that can easily be cleaned off. Marked with the RZM circle and "M1/73" for the Karl Erbacher firm of Pforzheim in raised text.

C. "NS-FRAUENSCHAFT" Member's Badge, Ortsgruppe Level . Struck from tombac with a silver plating. Marked with the RZM circle and "M1/72" for the Fritz Zimmermann firm of Stuttgart in raised text.

D. 1st Pattern "NAT.SOZ.FRAUNENSCHAFT" Member's Badge. Struck from tombac with a silver plating. Marked with the RZM circle and "M1/63" in raised text for the Steinhauer & Lück firm of Lüdenscheid.

E. 1st Pattern "NAT.SOZ.FRAUNENSCHAFT" Member's Badge. Struck from tombac with a silver plating. Marked with the RZM circle and "M1/63" in raised text for the Steinhauer & Lück firm of Lüdenscheid.

F. 1st Pattern "Deutsches Frauenwerk" Member's Badge. Struck from aluminum with a silver wash and enamel paint. Marked with the RZM circle and "M1/148" for the Heinr. Ulbricht's Wwe. firm of Wien (Vienna) with their trade mark (hidden under the pin plate) in raised text. The pin appears to have been re-attached but I'm not certain if this was done during or after the war.





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E 1st Pattern DF-Deutsches Frauenwerk (German Women's-Welfare-Organization) Membership Badge (Mitgliedabzeichen) by M1/25 Rudolf Reiling of Pforzheim.

The DF was established in the fall of 1933 and was eventually absorbed into the NS Frauenschaft (National Socialist Women's-organization). All members were issued lapel badges as a means of identification. There were several different versions designating personnel levels and duties with in the organization. 1st pattern badges like this were issued to all non-NSDAP personnel.
Die struck allow with a silver wash, 98% of which is still intact with moderate wear and tarnish on both sides. The reverse features a simple spring wire pin and is marked with a large RZM circle and "M1/25" in raised text.
M933 $50.00
E/M NAT.SOZ.FRAUNENSCHAFT PINS:

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M084 SEE
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NM Contribution Pin for the National Frauenschaft, contributing to any of type combat.

White celluloid badge marked Knopfstadt Schmolln-Thur, with and 11 inside a circle. Rarely seen!
M468 $58.00
NM DLRG-Deutsche Lebens Rettungs Gemeinschaft (German Life Saving Association) Lapel Badges.

2 grades to choose from: Silver for advanced certificates and bronze for basic certificates. All 5 are in near mint condition with knurled pins and no evidence of wear.
M785 $40.00
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E/M NSV-NationalSoziallistische Volkswohlfahrt (National Socialist People's Welfare) Lapel Pins:

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M218 SEE
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F++ W.H.W. - Winter Hilfs Werk (Winter auxiliary work) Victory Over Hunger Donation Badge.

Stamped from brass with red enamel, this badge features Saint George slaying a dragon which represents hunger. It reads: "Sichert den Sieg über Hünger ünd Kälte" (Guarantee the Victory over Hunger and Cold) and "Wir Opfren!" (We Gave!) Unfortunately the spring pin is missing.
M748 $35.00
E++ Freiheit Und Brot (Freedom and Bread) Tinnie.

Struck from brass and dated 3/29/1936 with it's mounting pin. Some very minor green corrosion.
M508 $35.00
NM Winter Hilfs Werk (Winter auxiliary work) Donation Pin, Gau Dusseldorf.

Stamped from aluminum with incredible detail and 85% of the pebbled background frosting remaining. Reads "Unser Opfer Gau Dusseldorf 1937 1938, WHW" Correct pin is crimped into the back.
M459 $58.00
NM- Porcelain 26.3.1934 DAF Breslau Day Badge.

Made by the Zoenigszelt Porzellan firm this badge is made from porcelain and features 3 DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront or German Labor Front) workers marching with tools in hand and the DAF cog wheel behind them. The badge it's self shows no damage and is still in near mint condition despite the loss of the pin that was simply glued to the reverse...a common problem with these porcelain pieces, but still nice for display.
M621 $95.00
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NM- Bavarian Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with Swords, no ribbon.

The Bavarian Military Merit Cross was that kingdom's primary decoration bestowed upon personnel who exhibited acts of bravery and military merit.

This multi-piece award was die struck from copper. The design consists of a Pattée Cross (aka Maltese Cross) with a central medallion and cross swords at the top. The obverse central medallion features a stylized crowned "L" representing King Ludwig II, with "MERENTI" around the top. The reverse design features a Bavarian rampant lion with the year 1966 around the top. Unfortunately the ribbon is gone. but the medal remains in near mint condition with minimal wear and a few patches of green corrosion from the copper.
M937 $40.00
E 1919 Probation Badge of the 5th Army Corp (Bewährungsabzeichen des Generalkommando V. Armeekorps)

According to my research the Commander of the 5th Army Corp in 1919 was Walther v. Seydlitz Kurzbach who at the end of WWI was assigned to the "Border Patrol East" in Danzig assisting the 36th Feldartillerie Brigade. That's all I could find on this badge so if you have more information for me I would appreciate an email.

Stamped from a light weight alloy, possibly aluminum, with a silver wash and gray burnished finish to enhance the details of the oak leaf wreath and text with in the ribbons which read "GRENZ" (border) "SCHUTZ" (protection or patrol) "OST" (East) and "1919" at the bottom. Unfortunately the pin is gone but the hinge pin and wire "C" catch are still intact.
M841 $175.00
NM- Bavarian 40 year Faithful Civil Service Medal.

Die struck multi piece badge with 90% of the original silver plating remaining. The blue and white enamel of the attached 40 year roundel is perfect. Mounted on a tri-fold parade ribbon bar.
M474 $75.00
NM Original East German Communist Party Member's pin.

Shows the hand shake between the Sozialist Party and the Communist Party, when the Sozialistische Einheits Partei (SED) in East Germany was funded. Struck from Tombac with 90% of the original gold finish remaining. Very minor wear to the enamel work, nice original screw back device.
M439 $35.00
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