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E++ Cased NSDAP "Blood Order" for November 8/9, 1923 (Ehrenzeichen vom 8./9. November 1923). Struck from 800 silver with 98% of the silver frosting (rhodium) still intact. The front is near mint while the back shows minor wear from rubbing on the recipient's tunic while being worn. Hallmarked "800" with a "3167" strike number above. The button hole ribbon has been correctly folded and sewn to the suspension ring for wear and shows very mild soil from being handled. The case is near mint except for some fraying to the white satin lining at the hinge. The off white velvet pad is near mint and shows some minor soil from rubbing on the tarnished silver. The exterior of the case is in excellent+ condition with a few nicks and a couple bare corners. M806 $4000.00
E+ NSDAP Party District Badge Dated 1925 (Traditions-Gau Abzeichen) with Case.
Fine quality type "A" badge struck from 80% pure German silver with a charcoal gray burnished finish. Maker marked "R.WÄCHTLER & LANGE-MITTWEIDA" and hallmarked "800" in raised text on the rear center of the Swastika. 2 piece construction with an enameled swastika mounted to the oak leaf wreath with 2 hollow rivets. Both the wreath and swaz are semi hollow, identical to the example pictured in Forman's 3rd edition on page 255. Textbook double wire pin mounted with a plate hinge and fastened with a wire "C" catch. The enameled swastika suffers from minor scratches, practically unnoticeable and to be expected with a period worn piece. The case for this piece is a basic black leatherette box with a simple push button and a subtle raised circle on the lid which is the same size as the badge. The interior lid is lined with a fine white silk with a black flocked base stamped "621.KB" on the reverse cardboard. A rare beauty seldom seen with it's original case.
M683 $2900.00
NM- 1939 Bar to the Iron Cross 2nd Class 1914 (Spange 1939 zum Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse 1914) by Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid.

Soldiers who had fought in WWI and who were recipients of the EK 2nd class were entitled to wear the black and white WW1 ribbon in the 2nd buttonhole of their tunic. If they were also awarded the same grade EK in WW2 they were awarded a "Spange" or bar to the Iron Cross. For the EK 2nd, the bar was worn on the button hole ribbon being attached with 2 sets of flat prongs as seen on this example. It soon became practice to automatically award the bar to holders of the 1914 Iron Cross who were on active service after 1939.

Stamped from silver, this 2nd class example retains 95% of its frosted "rhodium" finish with minor scratches on the polished swastika, date, and frame around the bar. The reverse is fitted with 4 slightly bent flat prongs which tells us this piece was mounted on a ribbon and worn by the recipient. Maker marked with a stamped "L/12" just above the lower set of prongs which is the LDO number issued to the Wilhelm Deumer firm.
M833 $275.00
NM- 2nd Class Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz II) by Berge & Nolte of Lüdenscheid.

The original Iron Cross or "cross Pattée" (French for paw) dates back to the 12th Century Crusades when it was associated with the Teutonic Knights and Knights Templar. The German Eisernes Kreuz (aka EK) was the instituted as a "temporary award bestowed during times of war" on 10.3.1813 by the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III during the "War of Liberation against Napoleon". It was introduced in 3 grades: The Grand Cross was awarded to commanders who successfully lead their troops into combat, while all other ranks were eligible for the 1st and 2nd class awards for acts of bravery or merit in combat. The EK was reinstituted on 19.7.1970 by King Wilhelm I during the Franco-Prussian War, and again on 5.8.1914 by King Wilhelm II during WWI. Hitler reinstituted the 3rd Reich version on 1.9.1939 with the addition of the swastika, while establishing the Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross which recognized extreme bravery on the battlefield or successful military leadership. A single act of bravery in combat was the only requirement for the 2nd Class EK which is why some 2.3 million awards were bestowed during WWII.

This EK is in near mint condition with a beautiful ribbon measuring 11.25 inches (26cm). There's no damage worth mentioning, but I can see some faint surface scratches with a jeweler's loop and some patches of tarnish on the 2 piece nickel frame. The matte black enamel on the iron core shows minimal wear from being handled with some minor spidering on the reverse. The suspension ring is marked with an incuse "40" which was the Präsidialkanzlei number assigned to the Berge and Nolte firm of Lüdenscheid (aka B&NL). Note: The LDO or Leistungs Gemeinschaft der Deutscher Ordenshersteller (Administration of German Orders Manufacturers) was a self governing organization formed in 1941 regulating the manufacturing of all German awards. All members of the LDO were issued numbers with an "LDO number" with an "L" prefix, or a Präsidialkanzlei (Arabic) number minus the prefix.

This EK was purchased with the Luftwaffe Pilot's grouping U124 listed on my "Uniforms and Fieldgear" page.
M898 $175.00
E+ 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class (1914 Eisernes Kreuz I Klasse) by "VM".

The Iron Cross was originally created in 1813 by King Fredrick III during the period of "Blood and Iron".....Prussia's struggle for survival against Napoleon. The award superseded all other bravery awards during times of war only. The 1914 Iron Cross was established in three classes: second class, first class, and Grand Cross. There were approximately 218,000 1st class award recipients during WWI, and over 5,000,000 of the 2nd class. There were only 5 recipients of the Grand Cross, including Hindenburg, and of course, the Kaiser himself.

3 piece construction consisting of a heavily tarnished silver back plate and frame with an iron core. 98% of the black enamel finish remains with some very minor lifting and spots of corrosion/rust. This particular example features exquisite detail, especially to the crown and roping. Fitted with a barrel hinge, broad pin and simple wire "C" catch. The pin is maker marked with a crisp incuse "VM" in a rectangle on the front. I tried to research this maker but had no luck. If you happen to know anything about the manufacturer I would appreciate the information.
M839 $200.00
E/E+ 1914 2nd Class Iron Crosses (1914 Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse).

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M686 $75.00 to
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E- 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class (1914 Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse).

This piece has 4 holes drilled in it for stitching directly to the recipient's tunic....A similar style used to mount 1813 1st class crosses. Multi piece nickle construction with iron center with 50% of the black finish remaining.
M382 $55.00
E++ Awarded Watch Fob with 1914 Iron Cross Device.

The light blue and white ribbon features 800 nickel fittings and a a steel chain with a typical rocket watch fob clip. The front side of the lower fitting is stamped "800 ep" with "Meisterschaft (champion) 1933/34, F.C.V." on the center fitting and the recipient's monogrammed initials on the reverse center fitting. The cross is rather crude, cast in zinc with the same design as a 1914 EK featuring an Imperial crown over a "W" in the center and "1914" at the bottom. The text on either side of the "W" reads "ZUM AN DUNKEN" over "AN DEM 3' UND 4' OKTOBER" over "ST. L." A very rare and unique flying competition award.
M295 $195.00
E+ War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords (Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwertern) by "62" Kerbach & Österhelt of Dresden.

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 zinc alloy with a nickel plate and matte silver finish...burnished off the high points to add depth to the details. The reverse features a broad flat pin, barrel hinge, and flat "C" wire catch. Kerbach & Österhelt's manufacturer's code "62" is stamped on the underside of the pin. There's some minor oxidation and a few dark patches on the reverse from being exposed to humidity.
M859 $275.00
E++ War Merit Cross 1st Class (Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) by "26" B.H. Mayer of Pforzheim.

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 Tombac with a high percentage of copper with a nickel plate and rhodium (matte silver) finish. The reverse features a broad flat pin, barrel hinge, and flat "C" wire catch. B.H. Mayer's manufacturer's code "26" is stamped incuse on the front side of the pin. There's some minor wear to the front plus some oxidation and several green patches on the reverse from copper alloy base metal.
M861 $200.00
E War Merit Medals 1939. (Kriegsverdienstmedaille)

4 to choose from. Each is struck from bronze with typical wear and soil.
M801 $50.00
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E+ Issue Envelope and Tissue Paper for the 2nd Class War Merit with Swords.

Perfect except for one bizarre flaw...someone cut the maker's stamp from the reverse of the envelope....why is anybody's guess.
M915 $25.00
M- Boxed Panzer Assault Badge in Silver (Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber, mit kasten) by Hermann Aurich of Dresden.

The 1st German Tank badge was introduced in WWI. It featured a Mark 5 tank inside an oak leaf wreath with a Brunswick style skull on top (see M783 on page 2). A 2nd badge with a slightly different design was introduced in 1936 and was awarded to German Panzer crews of the Legion Condor who fought in the Spanish Civil War from 1936-39. The 2nd "official" version of the LC Panzer badge was instituted on 10.7.1939. Both versions featured a large "Danziger" aka "jawless Panzer" skull over a small Panzer tank inside an oak leaf wreath. The Third Reich version in silver was instituted on 20.12.1939 and awarded to all ranks of Panzer personnel who served as a tank commander, driver, gunner, or radio operator, and who were involved in at least 3 different armored assaults on 3 different days. A 2nd grade in bronze was instituted on 6.6.1940 and was awarded to Panzergrenadier, medical, and armored car personnel who met the same 3 day criteria.
M893 $400.00
NM DAK Deutsches Afrika Korp (German Africa Corp) Membership Pin.

Die struck from brass with perfect black and white enamel work. The reverse is stamped with the RZM circle and "Ges. Gesch" (patent pending) 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".
M836 $250.00
NM Pre WWII Miniature Tank Badge (Kampfwagen-Abzeichen).

Measuring 14mm x 20mm this little beauty shows incredible detail, 100% of the burnished gray finish, and a knurled pin. Founded in 1921, this is a fairly rare badge that the tank soldier had to apply for himself. If approved he actually had to pay for it himself out of his own pocket which explains why so many different types exist. About 100 full size badges are known to have been awarded making this a very rare item. This one shows no signs of wear so it was probably "captured" from the jewelry firm where it was manufactured rather than being taken from a recipient.
M783 $150.00
NM- Wehrmacht Flak Artillery Badge (Flakkampfabzeichen des Heeres), no maker.

This is a very nice high quality example with incredible detail to all of the elements of the design. It was struck from a nickel alloy and finished with a dark gray burnished wash that has darkened as the nickel tarnished. This affect combined with the slightly polished high points adds a great deal of depth to the finest details. The reverse is solid with no maker's mark and some heavy tarnish to the center with wear on either side of the needle pin...a typical "hour glass" wear pattern that tells me this piece was worn by the recipient. It's fitted with an integral needle pin which is fastened to the reverse with a thin sheet of brass than encases the hinge pin. The brass wire "C" catch is mounted to the reverse with a thin rectangular brass plate.
M868 $550.00
NM- General Assault Badge (Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen), no maker.

This is a mid to late war badge, die struck from an iron alloy (magnetic) finished with a matte silver wash...90% of which is still intact. The reverse features a mirrored image of the obverse which is what we expect to see on these "hollow backed" badges. The design is nice and crisp with excellent details on the eagle's face and distinct pebbling on the acorns and oak leaves. The steel hinge pin is crimped inside a steel plate which is neatly braised directly to the wreath. The steel needle pin is bent around the hinge pin with a 5mm stub that bumps up against the eagle's head creating tension when hooking the pin under the steel "C" wire catch.
M903 $175.00
E Infantry Assault Badge in Silver (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber) by "GWL" (Gebrüder Wegerhoff) of Lüdenscheid.

This award was instituted on December 20th 1939, but the 1st awards weren't actually made until April of 1940. The award would normally be authorized by a soldier’s Regimental Commander. When Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch introduced the badge in silver in 1939 it was not bestowed upon motorized infantry personnel. This issue was rectified on June 1st 1940 with the introduction of the Infantry Assault Badge in Bronze for award to Officer's and EM/NCO's of Motorized Infantry units. To qualify for the badge a soldier would have to take part in at least 3 separate infantry assaults with hand-held weapons on 3 different occasions.

This badge was cast in a zinc alloy using the injection mold process. It was finished with a bright silver wash, 75% of which is still intact on the obverse with subtle bubbling and lifting, natural wear typical for these late war zinc badges. 15% of the finish remains around the edges on the reverse with the GWL trademark crisply stamped at the upper right where the bayonet crosses the wreath. It's fitted with a needle pin mounted between the integral hinge "ears" and secured with an integral catch.
M917 $150.00
E++ Infantry Assault Badge (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen) in Bronze, no maker.

This award was instituted on December 20th 1939, but the 1st awards weren't actually made until April of 1940. The award would normally be authorized by a soldier’s Regimental Commander. When Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch introduced the badge in silver in 1939 it was not bestowed upon motorized infantry personnel. This issue was rectified on June 1st 1940 with the introduction of the Infantry Assault Badge in Bronze for award to Officer's and EM/NCO's of Motorized Infantry units. To qualify for the badge a soldier would have to take part in at least 3 separate infantry assaults with hand-held weapons on 3 different occasions.

Hollow backed version stamped from a dark gray alloy with virtually no finish intact on the obverse, but most remains on the mirror image reverse so we can see that it is indeed a bronze award. Fitted with a needle pin attached with a crimped hinge and fastened with a square wire "C" catch. Overall this badge is in near mint condition despite the fact that all of the bronze finish has been lost on the obverse. A common problem seen on late war badges struck from the cheaper alloys.
M834 $150.00
NM Infantry Assault Badge (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen) in Silver Miniature Stick Pin.

Early quality, die struck from Tombak with 75% of the original silver finish remaining. The detail is incredible! Correct knurled pin.
M365 $48.00
NM- Infantry Assault Badge (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen) in Bronze Miniature Stick Pin.

Die struck, convex, with 95% of the original bronze wash remaining. Incredibly crisp detail, minor corrosion on the back. Knurled pin. Rare to find these.
M368 $58.00
NM- Wehrmacht Marksmanship Lanyard (Schützenschnur).

Instituted on June 29th, 1936, this was a proficiency award for shooting a rifle or machine gun. Although there is some minor soil on the reverse and a bit of wear to the bullion chord, it appears as though it was never issued...if so it was barely worn. The zinc shield is in mint condition with no wear but there is some minor crud in the recesses. Overall a beautiful example, perfect for display.
M637 $185.00
E+ Cased U-Boat War Badge (Kriegsabzeichen, mit kasten) by Schwerin of Berlin.

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.

Looking at my scans, the metal this badge was struck from appears to be zinc because of the dark silver color, but that's not the case. This beauty was actually struck from a nickel alloy and finished with a fired gold gilt, 85% of which is still intact on the obverse. My scanner is a wonderful tool for photographing small items like this because you can see everything, but the light beam tends to exaggerate the tiniest flaws while making bright metals appear dark. Naval and other TR badges like this were struck from several different alloys including zinc, brass, tombac, and German silver which is an alloy of copper, nickel, and sometimes zinc. Although it's often referred to as a metal in it's self, zinc is more often used as a primary element when mixing these other alloys. It has a matte finish with a bluish or pale gray color so it's often confused with pot metal, an alloy used by the Germans late in the war with the shortage of copper, nickel, steel and other crucial metals.

The reverse retains all of the gold fired gilt, but there is some minor wear through out the solid back with some subtle oxidation around the hinge and under the pin. "SCHWERIN" over "BERLIN 68" is deeply stamped into the middle of the submarine with the crisp silhouette of the cut out swastika above. The leatherette case is a little sloppy at the hinge where it's slightly pulled away from the wood frame, but that's the only significant damage worth mentioning other than typical wear to the corners and a few scuffs in the Navy blue finish.
M894 $950.00
NM U-Boat War Badge, Cloth Version (U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen, Stoffausführung).

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. With the proper documentation recipients of most Third Reich awards, including the U-Boat War Badge, were permitted to privately purchase a jeweler’s copy of the award at their own expense if so desired. However, the wearing of the metal badge in the close confines of a submarine was not recommended because there were too many obstacles for the badge to snag on. Therefor 2 cloths versions in machine embroidered cotton on wool and gold Bevo like flatwire on rayon as seen here were authorized so the award could be sewn to the tunic. The lack of photographic evidence of such badges being worn suggests however that they were very unpopular and rarely used which may explain why we see so many unissued versions like the 2 examples I'm offering here.

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 beginning to darken from exposure. Maker marked "K. E. S. M." in blue cotton thread on the left edge.
M837 $300.00
E Kreigsmarine U-Boat Combat Clasp (U-Boots Frontspange), unfinished.

Semi hollow back, marked Entwerf Peekhaus Ausf. Schwerin, Berlin. This piece was not cleaned-up and the hinge, pin, and catch were not installed (as found in the factory). Absolutely authentic and priced right to see what a real one looks like!
M414 $150.00
NM Kreigsmarine Combat Clasp (Frontspange).

Struck from tombak with 95% of the original finish, shows nice hour glass wear pattern. Maker marked L/13, textbook hinge, pin and catch. RARE!!
M323 $295.00
E- Kriegsmarine Destroyer War Badge (Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen) by Förster & Barth (L/21) of Pforzheim.

Instituted on 4.6.1940, the Destroyer War Badge was bestowed upon Naval crew members who participated in the battle for Narvik in Norway. New regulations of October the same year extended bestowal of the badge to other destroyer, torpedo, and E-boat personnel who met the criteria, until 30.5.1941 when the E-boat badge was introduced specifically for torpedo and E-boat personnel.

This badge was struck from a zinc alloy with a fired gold gilt finish on the wreath, but only traces remain in the recesses on the obverse. There's still some traces of the silver wash on the reverse, but you'll need a jeweler's loop to see it, although the pin assembly retains most of it's finish. The Destroyer was finished with a burnished silver wash, but all that remains is what appears to be remnants of a dark gray undercoat of some kind. It's fitted with a non magnetic "hour glass" pin and barrel hinge with a flat "C" wire catch. The pin is stamped with an incuse "L/21", the LDO number for Förster & Barth of Pforzheim. This one is a little salty from being stored in a box full of souvenirs and "soldier's things", but it's a decent example of a desirable badge that was purchased along with the U-boat badge M926 listed above.
M930 $275.00
NM Kreigsmarine Destroyer War Badge Miniature (Miniatur Zerstorer-Kriegsabzeichen) Stick Pin.

Die struck with unbelievable detail. 98% of the original gold (wreath) and black finishes remain on the front. The back and knurled pin have 50% of their original silver/rhodium finish. Rare pin.
M366 $68.00
E Kreigsmarine Costal Artillery War Badge (Kriegsabzeichen für die Marineartillerei) by Hermann Aurich.

Initiated on June 24, 1941, this badge was awarded to land based Naval personnel responsible for coastal defense and ant-aircraft batteries at Kriegsmarine bases. One piece construction stamped from alloy with 85% of the gold wash intact on the wreath and eagle. The remainder of the badge is finished with a dark gray/brown enamel, 95% of which is still intact on both sides. The reverse is stamped with a raised "HA" just above the wire "C" clasp. This late war version features a needle pin with a barrel hinge wrapped and mounted with a flat plate. This one is a little salty with a little wear to the oak leaves and swaz, but still a nice and honest example.
M633 $145.00
E Kreigsmarine Minesweeper, Sub Chaser & Escort Vessel War Badge (Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-U-Boot-Jagd und Sicherungsverbände).

Struck from pot metal with about 80% of the gold wash remaining on the wreath and eagle, and only traces of the silver plating on the water spout. Typical brass pin and hinge, the catch has broken off.
M558 $120.00
NM WWI Miniature U-Boat Badge (Miniatur U-Boots Kriegsabzeichen) by Fleck of Hamburg.

Measuring 19mm x 14mm this rare little stick pin is in mint condition except for 2 small bare patches on the lower right hand side of the wreath where the gilt has flaked away. Die struck from zinc with the maker's mark "FLECK HAMBURG11" at the top of the wreath on the reverse with a knurled stick pin.
M782 $100.00
NM- Luftwaffe Roll of Honor Clasp with Case (Ehrenblattspange der Luftwaffe mit Etui).

Struck from gold with a frosted guilt finish. The swaz and other high points have been polished giving it added depth. Unfortunately my scanner can't duplicate the beauty of this piece so you'll have to take my word...it is exquisite. Mounted to a 2nd Class Iron Cross ribbon with 4 flat prongs. The ribbon measures 11 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches (29cm x 30cm) wrapped around a blue flocked base. Complete with it's original black leatherette case with a slightly rusted hinge. Overall this rare and highly coveted award is in near mint condition with the majority of the wear found on the case....the clasp it's self is mint other than some minor corrosion where the prongs were mounted to the reverse.
MC684 $2500.00
NM- 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge (Flugzeugführerabzeichen) by C.E. Junker of Berlin SW.

Junker made badges are arguably the most desirable among all the makers because of the superior quality, especially the 1st pattern Pilot's badge which has proven to be much harder to find than the more common 2nd pattern. The 1st pattern badge was produced from 1936 to 1939 and is easily recognizable for it's finer detailing and thinner eagle and wreath. The 2nd pattern badge is much thicker and less defined. Both patterns are known for having small domed rivets with a slightly flat top.

The consignor tells me this exquisite example has been in his personal collection since the 60's when he first started collecting. It features an outstanding 1st model Junker eagle stamped from what appears to be solid German nickel with incredible detail to the feathers and talons. His legs are much longer than the 2nd model with no cut-out in between. NOTE: Cut-out legs are a common feature of the latest high quality reproduction Junker 1st pattern Pilot's badge so be wary, they're very convincing. The black oxidized finish on the eagle almost looks like the bluing on a firearm or edged weapon as opposed to the thick black paint seen on badges of lesser quality. The oak/laurel leaf wreath is just as finely detailed, stamped from the same nickel with a heavy frosted rhodium finish, 95% of which is still intact..although slightly yellowed and grungy from the years. The reverse features the trademark Junker barrel hinge, needle pin, and "C" wire catch with Junker's 2nd version stamp "C.E.JUNKER" over "BERLIN SW" which tells us this is a later 1st model badge probably produced in 1938 or 1939 when the original Junker stamp with "CEJ" inside a rectangle gave way to the new stamp as described above. Over all this is an unbelievably beautiful of an extremely RARE badge that you may never see again, especially in this condition and at this price. Like myself, the consignor isn't always looking to match the other "BIG" dealer's prices.....unless we had to pay top dollar to bring the item to the WWW. As is the case with all my items, the price of this badge reflects what the consignor feels he needs to let it go....rather than what the market will bare.
MC858 $775.00
NM- Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge, Cloth Version (Flugzeugführerabzeichen, Stoffausführung ).

Nice hand sewn aluminum Gold and Silver bullion on Luftwaffe gray wool. There is some tarnish on the gold, it was sewn on, but is still in near mint condition!
M329 $395.00
E Luftwaffe Observer's Badge (Beobachterabzeichen) by C.E.Junker of Berlin.

This is Junker's light weight model but it's still a nice heavy badge with incredible detail to the eagle's feathers . Die struck from tombak with 90% of the rhodium intact on the wreath and 85% of the black burnished finish on the eagle. Stamped "C.E.JUNKER BERLIN S W" on the back of the eagle which is attached to the wreath with 2 small ball rivets. Complete with the original barrel hinge, needle pin, and wire "C" catch.
M727 $875.00
E++ Luftwaffe Combined Pilot and Observer Badge, 2nd Model (Gemeinsames Flugzeugführer und Beobachterabzeichen 2. Modell) by C.E. Juncker, Berlin S W.

Maker marked on the back of the eagle which is properly riveted on. Mid war issue, stamped from alloy with 95% of the gold wash on wreath and 90% silver wash on the eagle. Textbook hinge and pin.
M231 $775.00
NM- Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge with Case (Fallschirmschützenabzeichen mit Etui) by G.H. Osang of Dresden. M867 $900.00
E Luftwaffe EM/NCO's Paratrooper's Badge Cloth Version (Fallschirmschützenabzeichen, Stoffausführung).

The Luftwaffe Paratrooper's badge was instituted on November 5th 1936 and was awarded to Air Force personnel who had passed the required written tests and completed at least 6 parachute jumps. Recipients of the badge were required to re qualify each year in order to retain it. Once the award was received the recipient had the right to purchase additional badges in medal and cloth which became the preferred version for obvious reasons. EM and NCO badges were machine embroidered in cotton on wool while the officers were done in hand embroidered silver bullion.

This piece was machine embroidered with cotton thread on blue/gray Luftwaffe combat wool. The design features a yellow diving eagle clutching a swastika superimposed over a gray laurel/oak leaf wreath. It was sewn to, and cut away from the recipient's tunic which is still intact along with the padding that was sewn behind the badge so it would stand out from the tunic more like a metal award.
M866 $175.00
NM Miniature Luftwaffe Paratrooper's Badge (Miniatur Fallschirmschützenabzeichen).

Measuring 10mm x 19mm this mini Para badge is die struck from tombak with 97% of the gilt intact on the eagle with all the black burnished finish on the wreath and background. Mild carbon spotting on the reverse with a knurled pin. Over all a real beauty with lots of detail.
M784 $150.00
NM Luftwaffe Air Radio Operator's/Air Gunner's Badge (Fliegershützenabzeichen für Bordfunker) by Berg & Nolte of Lüdenscheid.

The air radio operator and air gunner badge was instituted in January of 1935. It was dedicated to qualified radio and gunner personnel who had successfully completed the training course and who had completed at least 5 operational flights.

This badge is a beautiful example with extremely high detail to the eagle's feathers as well as the oak and laurel leaf wreath. The top leg of the swastika and the lightening bolts have been cut out making this one of the most desirable and valuable versions by a very well known maker. The wreath appears to be struck from a nickel alloy or perhaps the silver-nickel alloy known as "neusilber", but the eagle shows a richer and more golden color so I have to assume it was struck from Tombac, a nickel alloy with a high percentage of copper. The wreath was finished by tarnishing the nickel, then polishing the high points to give it more depth, while the eagle was oxidized and polished giving it a blacker and more defined appearance. The reverse features a standard needle pin, barrel hinge, and "C" wire catch with the "B&NL" logo stamped in the center of the eagle's body.
M874 $775.00
E Luftwaffe Flak Artillery War Badge (Flak-Kampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe) by Gustav Brehmer.

Late war 2 piece construction from zinc with 90% of the silvered finish intact. This piece still shows fairly crisp detail despite the obvious wear, most of which is extremely fine scratches across the swastika and gun barrel. The reverse of the badge features the stamped maker's mark "G.B." with a crimped hinge, thin needle pin, and wire "?" catch mounted on a circular plate. This isn't the most impressive Luft Flak badge I've ever seen, but it's a nice example of a late war zinc badge that's known for loosing nearly all their silvered finish.
M697 $280.00
NM+ Luftwaffe Gold Squadron Clasp for Transport Pilots with Star Hanger (Gold Frontflugspange für Transportflieger mit Stern-Anhänger) by G.H. Osang of Dresden.

This exquisite clasp is 1 of 8 in a series of flight clasps instituted by Göring in WWII. It was die struck from nickel with a fired gold gilt finish on the clasp and frosted gold gilt finish on the star and laurel leaf hanger. The stylized Luftwaffe eagle is outstanding....die struck from nickel with a dark gray oxidized finish that resembles bluing on a fire arm. It's mounted to a silhouette cut out inside the laurel leaf wreath and attached with a tiny domed head rivet. The star hanger is suspended from 2 wire "J" hooks that are braised to the reverse of the laurel leaf wreath. The maker's hallmark "G.H.OSANG" over "DERESDEN" is stamped into the reverse under the flat broad pin near the barrel hinge. The clasp is a simple "C" wire type braised to the opposite end with some very mild oxidation that can be seen around the "J" hooks and hinge as well.
M863 $1300.00
E+ Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Fighter Pilots (Frontflugspange für Jäger), Gold Class.

Several different versions of the Frontflugspange (Front Flight Clasp) like this one and M863 listed below were introduced in 1941 to recognize the type and number of operational flights undertaken by aircrew and certain other Luftwaffe personnel. Each of these squadron clasps were designed with a different central device depicting each type of flight operation. The clasp it's self consists of a central oak leaf wreath that encircles the individual device with oak leaf "wings" on either side. These clasps were awarded in three distinct grades: bronze for 20 operational flights, silver for 60 operational flights, and gold, which is what we see here, was awarded for 100 operational flights. Note: A flight was considered operational if enemy airspace was penetrated by a given distance, or if the enemy was actually encountered during the flight. Also, if the number of hours in the air was exceeded by a given amount, a single "sortie" could be counted as one or more flights well.

This rare gold class award has been in the consignor's collection since 1962 so it's never been cleaned or tampered with and remains in untouched condition. The oakleaf clasp was die struck from tombac and finished with a fired gilt, 90% of which is still intact with most of the wear on the reverse. The gold finish has aged beautifully with a rich patina and patches of turquois corrosion from the copper alloy base metal. The center device features a stylized winged arrow. It's attached to the wreath with a single ball rivet that holds it to a thin integral plate of the same shape and size. It was die struck from a nickel alloy with a small percentage of copper...it shows some turquois corrosion on the sides. It retains all of the gray oxidized finish which was burnished adding more depth to the recessed areas while polishing the high points. The reverse is unmarked which is more common...maker marks are actually quite rare for these awards. It's fitted with a flat broad pin and a simple barrel hinge which is attached directly to the clasp, as is the simple "C" wire clasp. It's difficult to see in my photos, but if you look closely you should be able to see the circular cuts in the reverse behind the central device. These cut marks are an important feature not seen on the best reproductions on the market.
MC881 $1000.00
E+ Gold Squadron Clasp for Bomber Pilots with Star Hanger (Gold Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger mit Stern-Anhänger), no maker.

Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring introduced a series of 8 operational flying clasps throughout the war to recognize the achievements of specialized Luftwaffe personnel. These clasps were awarded in 3 grades: bronze for 20, silver for 60, and gold for 100 operational flights. Many pilots and air crews surpassed these requirements by mid 1942, so Göring introduced a star burst hanger for operational flights that exceeded the required numbers. In the case of the Bomber clasp, the required number was 400. By 1944 their achievements continued to exceed requirements so numbered bar hangers were introduced in increments of 100, beginning with 200 and ending at 2000!

Also referred to as a "Heavy, Medium & Dive Bomber's Squadron Clasp", this exquisite Luftwaffe award was struck from a zinc alloy and finished with a fired gold gilt, 95% of which is still intact with a dark aged patina. The 2 piece clasp design features 2 bunches of 9 oak leaves flanking a delicate laurel leaf wreath with a static swastika centered at the bottom center. The material inside the wreath was cut out to match the form of a downward pointing winged bomb, struck from nickel with a burnished finish. This separate piece was fastened to the center of the wreath with a single rivet. The star hanger is suspended from the clasp with 2 thin brass wires braised to bottom of the wreath on the reverse. It was struck from a zinc alloy and finished with the same fired gilt. It's design is similar in form to that of the clasp, featuring a star burst in the center flanked by 6 laurel leaves and 4 berries. The reverse retains 99% of the gilt with a heavy tarnish and no maker's mark. It's fitted with a solid barrel hinge, a broad tapered horizontal pin, and a square "C" wire catch mounted with a circular plate.
M900 $975.00
E++ Luftwaffe Reconnaissance, Air/Sea Rescue & Meteorological Clasp in Silver (Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Silber) by JMME (or IMME) & Sohn of Berlin.

The IMME firm of Berlin often marked their badges JMME...keeping with the German practice of switching these two letters, Introduced on January 30, 1941 to reward the Reconnaissance, Air/Sea Rescue and Meteorologists of the Luftwaffe for completing 60 missions. 2 piece construction stamped from alloy. The eagle's head is mounted with a single ball rivet. The wreath and oak leaves retain 98% of the original silver rhodium wash with a dark patina in the recesses from age. The eagle retains nearly all the original charcoal gray finish that was hand rubbed to highlight the eye and feathers. The reverse is stamped "JMME & SOHN BERLIN" with a typical barrel hinge, flat pin, and flat "C" clasp mounted on a round disc. Overall this one is in beautiful condition despite the tarnished rhodium, a rare find indeed.
M628 $475.00
E+ 18 year Luftwaffe Armed Forces Long Service Medal (Luftwaffe-Dienstauszeichenungen).

Die struck from a nickel with 70% of the silver wash intact. The original corn flower blue service ribbon sports a a nice Luftwaffe eagle device, die struck from a zinc alloy with 85% of the wash intact.
M097 $125.00
E++ Luftwaffe Badge.

Struck from brass with perfect 4 color enamel work. Stamped with the maker's logo and "GES.GESCH." on the reverse with a simple spring pin. There are minor scratches on the front and a fair amount of tarnish on the reverse, but other than typical wear this piece is near mint. 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".
M650 $75.00
M Luftwaffe Wesendorf headquarters ID badge #247.

RARE. Unissued and in Mint condition. Struck from aluminum with perfect enamel work.
M035 $75.00
NM RLB (Reichsluftschutzbund or National Air Defense League) Membership Plaque.

This incredible piece is stamped from solid silver with perfect blue enamel work on the RLB logo. The outer edge reads "Mitglied des Reichsluftshutzbundes-Landesgr.Berlin" which basically translates "Member of the National Air Defense League in the land of Berlin." There are 2 small holes on either side for mounting, but I'm not sure how or where it was displayed. I've never seen this piece before so I'm not sure what the criteria was. If any one can shed some light on this piece for me I would love to know more.
M640 $250.00
M- Civil Air Defense Honor Badge (Luftschutz Ehrenzeichen).

Die struck from a zinc alloy with 95% of the nickel plating still intact.
M730 $75.00
NM Aircraft Industry High Merit Badge in Silver.

Introduced in 1937 for loyal, outstanding achievement. This only came as a lapel award. Marked "Ges. Gesch" on the reverse with the correct knurled pin. The enamel is perfect, and the silver has a beautiful age tone. Reference "For Führer and Fatherland" By John Angolia, page 105. 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".
M385 $135.00
NM NSFK Mountain Flight Achievement Badge.

Marked "Ges. Gesch." and "PJC" inside a diamond on the back. The nickel NSFK insignia is attached to the enameled badge with 3 rivets. 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".
M256a $195.00
NM NSFK Coastal Flight Badge.

Marked "D.Fechler, Bernsbach" on the pin mounting plate. The nickel NSFK insignia is attached to the enamel badge with 3 rivets.
M256b $165.00
NM GOLD Wound Badge (Gold Verwundetenabzeichen) for the July 20th 1944 bombing/assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler.

This exquisite and incredibly rare badge weighs 38 grams on my digital scale but it weighs by the half (.5) gram so I used my triple beam scale to get a more accurate reading at 37.8 grams. The dimensions are 45mm high by 37 wide and 3mm thick. It's fitted with an "on it's edge" barrel pin, a simple square wire catch, and a 43mm hand drawn broad pin that's curled up slightly at the end where it locks under the catch. The badge was examined and tested by my jeweler "Steve" whose uncle and mentor worked as a silversmith/jeweler in Germany until the early 40s when he "migrated" to the US. Steve is well versed in the "old school" German silversmithing craft and is an expert in this area. He tested the silver content which proved to be 80% pure, and he confirmed the badge was die struck rather than laser cut. The reverse is stamped "800" over "2" which tells us it was the "2nd wear copy" or 2nd version made by Junker who was the only firm to make this badge when their design was approved over Godet's. Each recipient of the July 20 wound badge was awarded 2 copies. The "1st copy" was stamped "800" over "L/12" while the "2nd wear copy" was stamped "800" over "2". It has been estimated that Junker produced 100 badges in the 2 versions. The reverse shows an "hour glass" wear pattern around the pin which tells us it was worn by the recipient. Looking at the reverse with a loop the wear pattern is made up of hundreds of minute scratches that run in all directions. This tells me it's natural wear rather than forced which would show parallel scratches all running in the same direction if this was done by hand with a fine steel wool. The wreath, helmet, and swords are finished with a fine gold fired gilt. The swastika is slightly lightened so it stands out against the helmet. The date and Hitler's signature was hand polished and still fairly bright while the pebbled back ground has a white or "frosted" matte silver finish. The reverse is finished in a matte gold gilt but the pin and outer edges have a more polished look after 60+ years of handling and wear. Looking at this piece with a loop it's easy to see very fine file marks around the edge of the wreath with minute scratches and evidence of hand finishing through out...something my jeweler pointed out which he claims confirms it's age at 50 years or older.
This badge was examined by several trusted experts at the 2003 SOS and MAX Shows and all who saw it in person agreed it is 100% authentic and not one of the recent laser copies that have fooled the best in the business. When Brant first found this piece there was a lot of talk and argument about it...no one believed Brant was actually lucky enough to find the real thing. As time passed those who bad mouthed this piece simply because Brant owned it, came back and apologized for doing so and admitted that this is indeed an original. Brant received several offers to purchase the piece but he refused to sell because of the controversy it caused. I decided to sell it shortly after his death due to the simple fact that I needed the money. This is no longer the case thanks to the support of countless loyal customers so I'd like to thank you all for helping me make TRD one of the most popular web sites of it's kind and dream come true that Brant would be proud of.
M210 $20,000.00
NM 1936-1939 Spanish or "Condor Legion" Wound Badge in Silver (Verwundeten-Abzeichen für Deutsche Freiwillige im Spanischen Freiheitskampf).

This WWI pattern badge with an M16 pattern helmet was reissued with the addition of the swastika in 1939 and bestowed to German Volunteers of the Condor Legion who fought in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939, then to troops who fought on the Western front until mid 1940, although is alleged that this WWI re-stamped pattern badge was awarded as late as 1942. Die struck from an alloy with a hollow back, then silver plated, 95% of which is intact with a nice aged patina. The typical heavy barrel hinge and needle pin show a bit of rust, but other than that this piece is in near mint condition and a rare beauty.
MC568 $200.00
E 1939 Wound Badge in Gold (Verwundetenabzeichen in Gold) by G.D. Osang of Dresden.

Prussian King Wilhelm II instituted the 1st wound badge on 3.3.1918 to recognize the wounded and the sacrifices they made in WWI. The original design featured an M16 style helmet superimposed over crossed swords inside a laurel leaf wreath (see M717 listed below). It was bestowed upon the recipients in 3 grades, each reflecting the number or severity of wounds received...black for 1-2 wounds, silver for 3-4 wounds, and gold for 5 or more wounds, the loss of a limb, permanent disability, or blindness. Many of the soldiers who were wounded in WWI never received their award because it wasn't instituted until the war was nearly over. 0n 30.1.1936 the Ministry of Interior remedied the situation by issuing a declaration that allowed for the bestowal of the award and proper documentation until late 1941. On 22.5.1939 Hitler instituted the Condor Legion aka Spanish Wound Badge to recognize German Volunteers who received wounds during the 1936-1939 Spanish War of Liberation. This badge was virtually identical to the 1918 version with the addition of the swastika to the helmet (see MC568 on page 2). All 3 grades were renewed, but apparently no one qualified for the gold class so it was never presented. Hitler reinstituted the final or 3rd version was reinstituted on 1.9.1939 in black, silver, and gold...coincidentally the same day Germany invaded Poland. It was slightly modified again by replacing the M16 with an M35 style helmet.

This badge was die struck from tombac or brass and finished with a bright gold fired gilt, 65% of which is still intact. The solid back features a solid barrel hinge, a flat "coke bottle" pin, and a square wire "C" catch with Osang's LDO number "L/63" in raised text in the center. Note: The LDO or Leistungs Gemeinschaft der Deutscher Ordenshersteller (Administration of German Orders Manufacturers) was a self governing organization formed in 1941 regulating the manufacturing of all German awards. All members of the LDO were issued numbers with an "LDO number" with an "L" prefix, or a Präsidialkanzlei (Arabic) number minus the prefix.
M907 $300.00
E Gold Wound Badge (Gold Verwundetenabzeichen).

The German wound badge was the only award that was bestowed upon wounded warriors who shed blood in battle. It was awarded in 3 classes: black, silver, and gold each reflecting the number or severity of the wound(s). The first version was instituted towards the end of WWI on March 3rd, 1918 by King Wilhelm II. It was a fairly simple design featuring a WWI helmet with cross swords behind surrounded by a laurel leaf wreath. Hitler reinstituted the black and silver awards on May 22nd 1939 with a slight modification to the shape and the addition of a swastika on the WWI helmet. This 2nd model badge was bestowed upon volunteer German troops of the Condor Legion who helped their Spanish comrades with their struggle against communism. The final or 3rd version was issued in black, silver , and gold, and was reinstituted on September 1st 1939...coincidentally the same day Germany invaded Poland. It was slightly modified again by replacing the WWI helmet with an M35 style helmet.

This hollow backed version of the 1st class wound badge was die struck from brass sheet metal with 85% of the fired gold gilt finish intact. The reverse features a short barrel hinge, needle pin, and "J" wire clasp....which appears to have been smashed then repaired or re-bent fairly close to it's original shape. Over all a little salty, but an honest example of a fairly rare badge that's getting harder to find at an affordable price.
MC856 $250.00
M- Black Wound Badge (Verwundeten-Abzeichen, Schwarz) by Klein & Quenzer, marked 65.

This WWII version of the wound badge was instituted in September 1939 by Adolf Hitler and was a continuation of the tradition of awarding servicemen that were wounded in combat. The only illness that qualified a recipient for the badge was frostbite. The award was bestowed in 3 grades....black, silver and gold. Black was awarded for 1 or 2 wounds. Silver for 3 to 4 wounds, brain damage, facial disfigurement, loss of a hand or foot, and loss of an eye or hearing. The Gold version was awarded for 5 or more wounds, total disability, complete blindness or loss of one's manhood. As of June 1940 all recipients of the silver and gold grades automatically received the EK2 as well.

Stamped from sheet metal (magnetic) with all of the black enamel finish intact with minimal wear from being handled. The reverse is maker marked with "65" in raised text on the left side of the helmet for the KQ firm. Fitted with a needle pin that's attached with an integral stamped hinge and an integral stamped "C" catch.
M822 $60.00
E- WWI Miniature Gold Wound Badge (Miniatur Verwundeten-Abzeichen, Gold).

Measuring 8mm x 10mm this stick pin is die struck from brass with 98% of the gilt finish still intact. It shows a bit of wear from use and there's evidence of at least 2 more awards that broke away from either side, but the knurled pin is straight and ready for display.
M781 $25.00
E/M 3RD CLASS WOUND BADGE LAPEL PINS:

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M059 ALL ARE
E+ WW1 1918 Black Wound Badge (1918 Verwundeten-Abzeichen, Schwarz).

This hollow backed badge was stamped from zinc or an alloy with 80% of the black finish intact. It features a long barrel hinge, a needle pin, and a wire clasp.
M600 $40.00
E+ 1918 Black Wound Badge Lapel Pin. (1918 Verwundetenabzeichen III Klasse).

Prussian King Wilhelm III introduced the wound on 3.3.1918 in 3 grades to recognize soldiers wounded in battle during WWI. Each grade reflected the number or severity of the wounds received: Black for 2 wounds, silver for 3-4 wounds, and gold for 5 or more wounds or the loss of a limb or eye sight.

Die struck from sheet metal with 90% of the black enamel intact.
M960 $30.00
E+ 6 Place Medal Bar. (Groß 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.

This medal bar includes only one 3rd Reich award for 25 years of Faithful Service so it's safe to assume the recipient was an active member of the 3rd Reich veteran's organizations.

1. 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
(Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse)
2. 1914/1918 "Hindenburg Cross" aka Combatant's Cross of Honor (Ehrenkreuz)
3. 25 Year Faithful Service Medal
(Treudienst Ehrenzeichen)
4. Tyrol Province Remembrance Medal
(Tiroler Lanesdenkmünze)
5. Austrian Commemorative Service Medal
(Kreigserrinerungsmedaille)
6. WWI Hungarian Combatant's Commemorative Service Medal
M912 $550.00
E+ Wehrmacht Full Size Ribbon Bar.

4 year and 12 year service medals with full size eagle devices on the ribbons. Both uncleaned medals retain 95% of their original wash. The blue ribbon has darkened with minor soiling.
M466 $95.00
E Parade Ribbon Bar with interchangeable clips.

18 and 4 year service medals with faded Austrian fold cornflower blue ribbons. Backed with dark blue wool with a 55cm needle pin.
M311 $165.00
E WWI Miniature Iron Cross (1914 Miniatur Ehrenkreuz).

Stamped from aluminum(?) with 85% of the black enamel intact. The knurled pin is slightly bent and it looks as though a 2nd award broke away from the right side but this is not noticeable from the obverse so it's still nice for display.
M777 $30.00


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3 Place Medal Bar Lapel Pins:

A. Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross and 2 WWI iron Cross Spange Combinations.

B. Iron Cross, Russian Front, and Black Wound Badge. The EK and Russian front are maker marked "L/16" for the Steinhauer & Lück firm of Lüdenscheid.



M828A


M828B



A. $150.00


B. $100.00

E++ WWI 3 Place Medal Bar Lapel Pin.

Includes a Knight's Cross, Iron Cross 1st Class, and a Cross of Honor with swords for Combatants. Struck from solid silver, 95% of the original wash remains, tiny nick in the RK enamel. Correct knurled pin and construction.
M367 $75.00
E++ 6 Place Medal Bar Lapel Pin.

WWI Iron Cross 2nd, Combat Honor Cross, 2 Service devices, 25 year Nazi Faithful Service device and a WWI black wound. All have 95% of their original finish.
M420 $75.00
M- 6 piece Mini Medal Bar Lapel Pin.

All pieces are die struck with incredible detail. Includes a WWI Iron Cross 2nd, a Hindenburg Cross with swords, an Austrian Service award, a Hungarian War Service badge, a Bulgarian Campaign badge, and a WWI Black Wound Badge. Correct knurled pin.
M436 $68.00
NM 3 Place Medal Bar Lapel Pin.

WW I. Iron Cross 2nd class, Combat Cross of Honor, and a silver wound badge, 90% original finish remains.
M278b $30.00
NM Miniature formal wear decoration chain.

Includes WWI Knight's Cross with the dates 1914-15, struck from 800 silver (mark is stamped on the back) with incredible detail to the dates. A Prussian 12 year service medal, and a gold Austrian Franz Joseph bravery medal. All suspended from a decorative chain with a solid silver Godet & Co. button and stick pin. Designed to be worn on a dress or evening jacket.
M384 $145.00
NM 8 Place Ribbon Bar.

1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit with Swords 2nd Class, Unknown (Imperial Calvary or Equestrian Badge?), Bavarian Military Service Cross, 1914-1918 Cross of Honor with Swords, Polizei 18 Year Long Service Medal, Italian(?), and the Spanish Civil War Campaign Medal.
M603 $100.00
E- WWI 6 Place Ribbon Bar.

This rarely seen 6 place bar is constructed with a steel backing plate with an integral stamped "C" catch and steel pin, finished with a gray enamel with all of the tabs intact. The first 5 ribbons are in excellent condition despite some fading, but the 6th ribbon is badly frayed with some fading as well. The awards include a WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class, Saxon Albert Order with Swords (green is faded), Prussian Order of the Red Eagle, Cross of Honor 1914-1918, Austro-Hungarian Military Merit Cross, and the final ribbon has a white border with a pale blue (faded) center and aluminum stripes and swords. I haven't been able to identify this one yet so if you happen to know I would appreciate the information.
M832 $50.00
NM 6 Place Ribbon Bar.

1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, Unknown Imperial(?), Polizei 18 Year Long Service Medal, 1914-1918 Cross of Honor with Swords, Unknown, Russian Front Medal.
M605 $80.00
E/M RIBBON BARS AND BUTTON HOLE RIBBONS.

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M055 ALL ARE
E- German Eagle Order 5th Class (Deutscher Adlerorden 5. Klasse).

Complete with the original ribbon and clasp. The ring is stamped 900 and 21 and the enamel work is perfect. Well worn with only 50% of the original gold wash remaining. Idiot proof,& Guaranteed for life!
M193 $695.00
NM Bronze Merit Medal of the German Eagle Order (Deutsche Bronzene Verdienstmedaille), Latin script. M091 $295.00
NM NSDAP 15 Year Long Service Medal (Dienstauszeichenungen der NSDAP).

Die struck from nickel, the detail on this beautiful "Pattée Cross" is astonishing! About 60% of the silver wash remains down in the recesses. The "cobalt" blue enamel is slightly convex and perfect! The obverse does not have the wreath around the center roundel and also has some wear to the outer cross hatching. Nice heavy suspension loop, this looks like the pieces made by Friedrich Keller, Oberstein. The original ribbon is on it and shows 2 minor holes where the mounting pin was attached. It has some minor soiling and wear marks but not bad. The twin rows of silver on each side are part cellion and part tiny copper wire-beautiful! Nice original piece!
M512 $475.00
E NSDAP 10 Year Long Service Medal (Dienstauszeichenungen der NSDAP).

2 piece "Pattée Cross" struck from a zinc alloy, this medal was originally plated in bronze but there is only 5% of the finish remaining. You can still see remnants of the bronze plating if you look closely. Most of it can be seen on the bottom of the obverse wreath and between "für Führer" inside the wreath on the reverse which reads "Treue für Führer und Volk" (Loyalty to Leader and People). Complete with a short 9cm ribbon that is slightly soiled from being handled. Complete with the original brown ribbed rayon moire ribbon with two white stripes on the outer edge. Overall a little salty with some minor corrosion on the right arm of the cross on the obverse but still a nice original example of a very handsome award.
M722 $275.00
NM- Polizei 25 Year Long Service Award (Polizei Dienstauszeichenungen 25).

3 classes of the Polizei Long Service Award were instituted by Adolf Hitler himself on 30.1.1938 to recognize Polizei personnel for their loyal service to the Führer and the 3rd Reich. The 1st class award in gold was bestowed for 25 years of service, the 2nd class in sliver for 18 years, and the 3rd class in bronze for 8 years....all of which are listed here together. According to my research a 4th award was introduced in the fall of 1944 to recognized those who served the Fatherland for 40 years. This award utilized the 25 year medal as seen here, with the addition of a ribbon cipher featuring the number 40 inside an oak leaf wreath.

This beauty was die struck from a nickel alloy and finished with a bright gold fired gilt, all of which is still intact with minor surface wear and subtle scratches. The design features a Pattée cross with the Polizei eagle and wreath design superimposed on the obverse, and "FÜR TREUE DIENSTE IN DER POLIZEI" (For Loyal Service in the Police) in a block Latin font inside a convex oval frame on the reverse. The original 35mm cornflower blue ribbon is still intact with some minor soil from being handled.
M938 $225.00
E Polizei 18 Year Long Service Award (Polizei Dienstauszeichenungen 18).

See my description for the 1st class award M938 listed above for the history of the Polizei Long Service Awards.

This 3rd class award was die struck from a nickel alloy and finished with a nickel plating, 50% of which remains with substantial surface wear, tarnish, and subtle scratches. The medallion design features a Polizei eagle and wreath on the obverse, and "Für Treue Dienste in der Polizei" (For Loyal Service in the Police) in a Gothic script around the perimeter with a numeral "8" in the center on the reverse. The original 35mm cornflower blue ribbon and hinged needle pin in brass are still intact, with moderate soil on the ribbon from being handled.
M939 $150.00
E++ Polizei 8 Year Long Service Award (Polizei Dienstauszeichenungen 8).

See my description for the 1st class award M938 listed above for the history of the Polizei Long Service Awards.

This 2nd class award was die struck from a nickel alloy and finished with a nickel plating, 95% of which is still intact with minor surface wear, tarnish, and subtle scratches. The design features a Pattée cross with the Polizei eagle and wreath design superimposed on the obverse, and "FÜR TREUE DIENSTE IN DER POLIZEI" in a block Latin font inside a convex oval frame on the reverse. The original 35mm cornflower blue ribbon and hinged needle pin in brass are still intact, with moderate soil on the ribbon from being handled.
M940 $85.00
E Special Class, 50 Year Faithful Service Award. (Treudienst Ehrenzeichen, 50).

Die struck from tombak with 99% of the gold finish on the wreath and 80% of the silver plating on the cross with a protective lacquer coating that has aged on the obverse giving it a rich golden patina. The black enamel inside the swastika is 90% intact showing deep spidering and 3 chips to the surface. The original suspension ring, ribbon, and pin are intact with no damage or visible wear other than minor soil to the ribbon.
M764 $350.00
E++ Cased 40 Year Faithful Service Medal (Treudienst Ehrenzeichen, mit Kasten) by Deschler & Sohn of München.

The Faithful Service decoration was instituted on 30.10.1938 as a means to recognize civil servants and public works personnel. Hitler's intention was to create an incentive for loyal civilians who were willing to contribute to the needs of the Fatherland by providing a stable work environment and civil service within the free economic system. 3 classes were awarded for continuous service with the same employer: "Special Class" in gold for 50 years, 1st class in gold for 40 years, and 2nd class in silver for 25 years. All 3 classes followed the same basic design with a black enameled swastika on the obverse and "Für treue Dienste" (For faithful Service) or "Für treue Arbeit" (For faithful Work) on the reverse.

This 1st class 40 year Faithful Service decoration was die struck from a brass or nickel alloy then plated with a bright gold gilt. The black enamel swastika on the obverse is perfect with no chips or visible damage. The reverse features a small square plaque that reads "Für treue Dienste" (For loyal Service) in Gothic script. The original cornflower blue service ribbon still retains the brass "safety pin" clasp. The maroon leatherette case is in excellent condition with no major damage other than typical wear to the exterior. The interior features a crushed velvet base in maroon and a white satin rayon lining in the lid with "Deschler & Sohn" over "München" near stamped in black near the hinge.
M895 $175.00
E+ Cased 25 Year Faithful Service Award (Treudienst Ehrenzeichen) by C.F. Zimmermann of Pforzheim.

Cased 40 Year Faithful Service Medal (Treudienst Ehrenzeichen, mit Kasten) by Deschler & Sohn of München.

The Faithful Service decoration was instituted on 30.10.1938 as a means to recognize civil servants and public works personnel. Hitler's intention was to create an incentive for loyal civilians who were willing to contribute to the needs of the Fatherland by providing a stable work environment and civil service within the free economic system. 3 classes were awarded for continuous service with the same employer: "Special Class" in gold for 50 years, 1st class in gold for 40 years, and 2nd class in silver for 25 years. All 3 classes followed the same basic design with a black enameled swastika on the obverse and "Für treue Dienste" (For faithful Service) or "Für treue Arbeit" (For faithful Work) on the reverse.

This 2nd class 25 year Faithful Service decoration was die struck from a nickel alloy then silver plated. The black enamel swastika on the obverse is perfect with no damage, but there are a few small flaws to the silver finish, most of which is visible on the obverse. The reverse features a small square plaque that reads "Für treue Dienste" (For loyal Service) in Gothic script. The cornflower blue service ribbon still retains the original brass "safety pin" clasp. The red leatherette box is in excellent condition with no major damage other than some very subtle wear to the exterior. The interior is lined with maroon felt with "C.F. Zimmermann" over "Pforzheim" on a small white paper tag inside the cover.
M896 $125.00
NM Prussian War Veteran's Honor Cross (Preußischer Landes-Kriegervereins-Ehrenkreuz).

Struck from Tombak with 99% of the original silver wash remaining. The loop is maker marked H.Timm Berlin. OUTSTANDING!
M463 $68.00
E++ 25 Year Faithful Service Miniature (Miniatur Treudienst Ehrenzeichen, 25).

The die struck device has 80% of the original silver wash and a perfect black enamel swaz. Hung on a finely made tie clasp. Very Unique!
M410 $85.00
E++ Hindenburg Cross of Honor Badge, Lapel Pin, and Award Document, 1914-1918.

Combatants award with swords is die struck with 95% of it's original bronze finish remaining and marked 7 RV Pforzheim on the back with the original ribbon. Very nice award document dated 3/11/35 to Richard Schulz, with a facsimile signature by Chief of Police of Altona-Wandsbek, Hinkler. Altona is a suburb of Hamburg. Also included is the recipient's miniature medal bar/stick pin with an WWI Iron Cross 2nd and miniature Honor Cross. Nice grouping!
M501 $120.00
NM Cross of Honor for War Participants (Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer) for widows and parents.

Die struck with 98% of the original black finish remaining. It's marked 48 R.V. Pforzheim on the back in raised text. Very nice original, and rare piece!
M502 $78.00
E++ Cross of Honor for War Participants (Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer)

Struck from tombak with 98% of the original bronze finish remaining and marked with a G inside a larger G. Complete with the original 30mm ribbon.
M443 $45.00
E++ Lappland Shield 1945.

Made of very heavy brass with pretty good detail! 6 holes around the perimeter for mounting. Almost black/brown with tarnish. This is an original period shield-RARE!
M358 $395.00
E Lorient Shield 1944.

Just as shown on page 79 of Forman's guide 3rd edition. Crude quality using extremely hard light weight metal. 8 holes for sewing on the arm of a tunic. The left corner has been bent, impossible to bend back! Rare!
M357 $295.00
E+ Demjansk Shield

Type B with gray green wool backing (minor rust stains) early shield with no wash-nice!
M252b $225.00
F+ Crimean or "Krim" Campaign Shield (Krimschild) on Black Wool for Panzer Troops.

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 black, was to match that of the uniform and was sewn on the upper left sleeve of the tunic.

Stamped from zinc with 90% of the bronze finish intact and significant wear to the highest points of the shield, especially around the upper edge and the eagle's head. The zinc back plate is intact, but one of the prongs is missing as is the paper backing. The black wool is in good condition despite obvious signs of mothing which may be why it's been trimmed to match the shape of the shield.
M829 $200.00
E- Crimean or "Krim" Campaign Shield (Krimschild).

The "KRIM" shield was instituted on 7.7.1942 commemorating the "German Advance into the Crimea" led by General von Manstein. It was awarded to all 11th Army and 22nd Panzer Div. personnel who served in the region for 3 months or more, engaged in at least one major combat operation, or were wounded while in the region between 21.9.1941. and 21.7.1942. It's estimated that 150,000 to 250,000 were produced, 100,000 of which were presented. Each recipient was entitled to 5 copies of the shield so extras were available for purchase through LDO outlets by presenting a copy of the original document that was presented with the award. It was authorized for wear on virtually every type of uniform including field gray, black for Panzer troops, and even brown for the Party uniform. The wool backing on the award was to match the color of the recipients tunic so they can be found various colors, but the most common color is field gray as seen here.

This shield was struck from a bronzed sheet metal (magnetic) with minimal wear and some mild rust on the obverse. The thin zinc alloy back plate shows mild corrosion from exposure to humidity and the adhesive from the protective paper which is no longer intact. It's loosely fastened to the shield with 2 of the 4 brass original brass prongs with a field gray wool shield sandwiched in the center. The wool appears to be too fresh compared to the condition of the shield so you have to assume it was replaced, but it's the correct color and does make for a nicer display.
M914 $185.00
M- Narvik Campaign Shield in Gold for the Kreigsmarine.

Instituted on August 19th, 1940 and designed by Professor Klein of Munich. This highly collectable award was authorized for wear by all the German forces who took part in the campaign at port city of Narvik during the Norway Campaign. The battle itself only lasted 2 months taking place between April 9th and June 9th 1940. There was particularly heavy land fighting and naval engagements in the port, with the German garrison being brought to the brink of disaster before the allies withdrew on June 9th due to the unfavorable turn of the campaign in France that began on May 10th, 1940.
This near perfect MINT badge was never sewn to a tunic, but the recipients were presented with 3 copies and had the ability to buy more by simply producing their award document so it's not surprising to see one in this condition, but it is quite rare. In fact, I don't think I've ever come across any authentic campaign shield in this condition. Although most Narvik shields were struck from zinc, this one appears to be struck from brass which makes it even more rare. Looking at it with a jeweler's loop it appears as though 99% of the original gold wash is intact. In the few places I see wear, the metal is the same color gold which tells me it's brass rather than the more common gray metal zinc. The dark blue Kreigsmarine wool is a little dry but still in mint condition with a few loose threads around the edges and the original blue/black protective paper on the back. The consignor claims he purchased this rare beauty from Frank Ferrini about 15 years ago, and Frank said it was in his collection for 10-15 years so it's history can be traced back 25-30 years....proof it's not one of the recent copies that have been popping up on the internet for the last 5 years.
MC796 $375.00
NM SS/Polizei Narvik Shield.

Struck from zinc with 95% of the silver finish remaining-on POLICE BLUE wool! The first I have seen this color, for the SS Police Combat units. RARE!
M258d $225.00
NM LuftwaffeNarvik Shield

Constructed with blue-gray wool for the Luftwaffe with the original paper backing intact. Die struck from zinc with a nickel plating that's turned almost black with tarnish.
M258 $275.00
NM Waffen SS/Wehrmacht Narvik Shield.

Silver-gray matte finish, 90% remaining. Gray-green wool and maker marked "Josef Felix & Sohne" on the paper backing.
M258c $175.00
E++ Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords miniature lapel pin.

Die struck from Tombak with correct knurled pin. Incredible detail with 90% original finish remaining. Marked "8"-Hoffstatter. RARE!
M278e $125.00
M- Boxed Spanish Civil War Campaign Medal (Spanischen Freiheitskampf Feldzugsmedaille).

With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in July 1936 the Germans supported the fascist Nationalist Generalissimo Francisco Franco against the communist allied Republican party. The German support consisted of assorted field equipment and weapons, ground personnel and a group of Luftwaffe volunteers designated as the Condor Legion. The participation in this conflict allowed the Germans to test their fledgling Luftwaffe and by rotating personnel gave them a core of troops with actual combat experience. All the German volunteers who had participated in the conflict were awarded the Spanish Civil War Campaign Medal. About 1 1/2" in diameter, struck from an alloy with a combination of black and gilt finish to both sides. The front features a lion slaying a dragon with a hammer and sickle with a sun in the background and the date, "17 Julio 1936". The reverse features an eagle clutching the Spanish coat of arms beside the Spanish fascist Falangist emblem of five arrows tied together with a rope and a Spanish helmet with "Arriba Espana" and "Generalissimo Franco una Grande Libre Imperial ML. HSP. Glor". The original ribbed rayon ribbon is hand stitched to a rectangular brass bar with a pin back device. The award retains 100% of its black and gilt finishes. A rare find in MINT condition, complete with the original box and wax paper!
M771 $160.00
NM Spanish "Blue Div." Russian Front Medal in the box.

Spanish manufactured badge is 98% with the original ribbon and pin. This has fine detail, with hand enhanced feathers, which is rare to see. The original cardboard box is unheard of ! You will never find a better, or more complete example of this badge which was produced in Spain!
M409 $275.00
M Spanish Volunteer Medal (German Government Issued) with Issue Envelope.

This Commemorative Medal which was awarded to Spanish Volunteers involved in the struggle against Bolshevism is more commonly known as the Blue Division Medal. It was instituted on January 3rd 1944 to recognize the 250th Infantry Division. Die struck in zinc alloy with a dark gray/black wash. It was originally produced by the Deschler und Sohn firm, and measured 32mm in diameter and 1mm in width. It features swastika with a spray of laurel leaves emanating from each side, and a sword through the center with two shields superimposed over it. The left shield features a Wehrmacht eagle while the right features the Falangist's crushed arrows. Directly above the shields is German helmet with the faint outline of the Wehrmacht Eagle. The reverse features an Iron Cross with the ribbon spread above it intertwined with a spread of laurel and oak leaves. The raised text in the center reads "DIVISION ESPANOLA DE VOLUNTARIOS EN RUSIA" (Division of Spanish Volunteers in Russia). A hard to find piece, especially in this condition with it's original envelope.
M611 $250.00
E Italian-German African Campaign Medals (Medaille für den Italiensch-Deutschen Feldzug in Afrika).

This campaign award was produced by Italy in early 1942 to commemorate the actions of the DAK (Deutsche Afrika Korps) German Africa Corps). As a foreign decoration, DAK personnel were authorized to wear the medal when awarded, but after Italy’s capitulation and declaration of war against Germany in the fall of 1943, wear of any Italian award was prohibited. Regulations making this prohibition official wasn't instituted until March 1944.

Each badge was struck from a zinc alloy with it's original ribbon intact.
M952A

M952B

M952C
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NM- "Entry Into Sudentenland" or Commemorative Medal of 1 October 1938 (Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1 Oktober 1938) M731 $70.00
NM March 13th, 1938 Commemorative Medal (Die Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13.Marz 1938)

Also known as The Anschluß (Union) of Austria medal, this award was designed by Professor Richard Klein and was instituted on the 1st of May 1938. It commemorated the return of Adolf Hitler's homeland to the German Reich, the 1st move in Hitler's quest for Lebenraum (living space) for his beloved "Master Race".

Stamped from tombak with 90% of the silver finish intact, the obverse design features an idealistic Germanic man holding a Party flag in his left hand while standing on a podium with a National eagle below. His right hand is reaching back to help another man with a broken shackle on his right arm reach the podium....an image that symbolized the union of the Reich and Austria. The reverse features the date of the Anschluß "13.MARZ 1938" in the center with "EIN VOLK, EIN REICH, EIN FÜHRE" (One People, One Empire, One Leader) around the perimeter with 3 tiny swastikas between each verse. The full length red ribbon with white-black-white stripes on the outer edges measures 33.5cm, a rare treat when you consider the fact that most Third Reich awards come with half of their ribbon because most recipients sewed the other half through the button hole on their tunics.
MC857 $100.00
NM- "Russian Front" Medal for the Winter Campaign in 1941-1942 (Winterschlacht im Osten) with Issue Envelope and Tissue Paper by L. Chr. Lauer LL of Nürnberg and Berlin.

This medal was awarded to all military and civilian personnel who were involved in the winter campaign in Russia in 1941-1942. This includes women, administrators, factory workers, and even foreign volunteers if the award was recommended by their division commander or senior officer. The criteria was as follows for those who were operating within the combat theater: To have been engaged in combat for 2 weeks. 60 days of continuous combat. Wounded in combat. Frostbitten in combat.

Struck from zinc with a blued finish to the central motifs and 85% of the silver rhodium finish intact with mild corrosion (cleanable) and subtle wear to the helmet from being exposed to humidity...typical for these late war zinc based badges. The suspension ring is stamped with Lauer's LDO number "14". The LDO or Leistungs Gemeinschaft der Deutscher Ordenshersteller (Administration of German Orders Manufacturers) was a self governing organization formed in 1941 regulating the manufacturing of all German awards. I didn't include a close up, but if you look at the first photo you can see the stamp on the right side of the ring at 3:00. The original ribbon is almost 6" inches (148mm) long with no damage or soil. Included is the original tissue paper and issue envelope with Lauer's name and the factory's location printed on the reverse. Unfortunately the envelope is torn at the opening on the right side, but this is not a major issue. A rare find in this condition!
MC877 $135.00
E+ Russian Front Lapel Pin.

Anodized blue center with a silver plating on the helmet and around the edge. A correct knurled pin is soldered to the back. Very nice and rarely seen!!!
M554 $45.00
NM- West Wall Medal with Original Ribbon and Safety Pin. M860 $75.00
E Ostvolk Decoration for Merit on the Eastern Front 1st Class in Gold with out Swords.

Officially designated "Bravery and Merit Decoration for the Eastern People" the Ostvolk awards were instituted on July 14th 1942 to recognize the contribution of volunteers from the Eastern European countries to Germany’s war effort. The awards were introduced in 2 classes with 5 grades and were awarded with swords for bravery in combat or without swords, as is the case with this award, for outstanding service to the war effort. The awards were issued in a 1st class in gold and silver and a 2nd class in gold, silver and bronze....all of which could be issued with or without swords. Like most German awards the 1st class had a pin back while the 2nd class was suspended from a green ribbon. In October of 1942 1st and 2nd class silver awards were also given to German nationals serving with "Osttruppen" (Eastern Troops)...providing they already held either class of the Iron Cross.

Struck from zinc with only remnants of the gold wash intact that can be best seen on the reverse and "C" catch. This is typical of the late war badges that were struck from cheep alloys. Unfortunately the pin and hinge are missing as well, but the badge it's self is in excellent condition with no other damage and very minimal wear.
M843 $175.00
NM Baltic Cross of the National Baltic Congress (Baltenkreuz des Baltische National Ausschuß).

Awarded to the members of the Baltic Militia (Landeswehr) and the German Volunteer Units in the Baltic area who before July 1st 1919 had been "under fire" for at least 3 months while in active service and participating in the fighting in the Baltic countries. The Baltic cross was instituted in the summer of 1919 by the Baltic National Congress in commemoration of the Baltic liberation fights in 1918-1919 in Südlivland and Kurland. This National Congress was the political representation of the German Baltic population in Latvia at the time. In total 21,839 crosses were issued. On May 16th 1933 the Baltic Cross was officially recognized as an official German award.

The cross measures 45mm wide and tall with 1cm arms. It's stamped from a black oxidized non metallic alloy with a gilt "Hochmeister" of the German Knighthood Order Cross which is attached with 2 small brass rivets.There was only one class of this award, but it could be worn as either a breast pin or from a white ribbon with a central blue band and blue stripes near the ribbon's edge. This gives rise to the misunderstanding that there were 2 classes like so many other German awards including the Iron Cross, but the fact remains there was only the one class.
M842 $100.00
NM Austrian Membership-Steirischer Heimatbund pin.

Constructed from celluloid with erratic background pebbling, 85% of the original silver finish and 100% of the green finished shield remaining. Reference Heering-Husken Abzeichen Org.1871-1945, Tom Hoff.
M551 $88.00
NM Austrian Expert Marksman Badge in Gold.

The 800 silver center is an Austrian Eagle with a target on his chest. Incredible detail and flawless enamel work. Maker marked on the back Beco-Perie.
M246 $195.00
NM Swiss WW1 Soldier's Badge given to the Families.

Dedicated In 3 different languages, French, German, and Italian. Rarely seen piece. Maker marked Hans Frei.
M475 $38.00
NM French Motorized Division Lapel Pin.

Die struck tank with 99% of it's original silver finish remaining. Straight mounting pin.
M491 $30.00
M Last issue of the East German Communist Party Member badge.

Instituted before the Berlin wall came down, this badge reads: "Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands". It shows the heads of Lenin, Marx, and Engels, the theoretic teachers/preachers of communism. Struck from Tombak with 99% of the original fired gold finish remaining. Erratic back ground pebbling with perfect red enamel work.
M438 $35.00
E++ Nazi German Horse Driver's Badge in Silver.

Early die struck with 98% of the heavy silver plate finish remaining. Broad pin, marked Gesetzlich Geschutz, L.Chr.Lauer, Nurnberg Berlin. Beautiful period example!
M493 $295.00
E++ SA Partitag Niederschsein 1937 Sports Participant's Shield.

The SA was originally founded in 1921 under the name Schutz- und SportAbteilungen which was the Protection and Sport Division. This rare badge features the SA trademark superimposed over an SA Sports Badge with "Sport-u.Wehr Wettkämpfe" (Sport Defense of contests) around the top ring and "1937 S.A.Gruppe 24.25.Juli Niederschsein" on the sword hilt. The badge is stamped from aluminum with a lot of crud in the recesses in is sewn in 3 places to brown wool thick brown wool patch that has never been sewn to a tunic.
M532 $300.00
E SA Sports Badge in Silver by W. Redo.

Struck from tombak, this award is a little salty with 75% of the silver wash intact. It definitely saw some wear with minor scratches on the obverse allowing the tombak base to show through, especially on the sword. The reverse features a heavy semi circle brass needle pin crimped onto an integral square plate with a flat integral "G" catch. Maker marked "W.REDO EIGENTUM DER OBERSTEN SAAR FÜHRUNG SAARLAUTERN" in raised text.
M705 $165.00
M- SA Sports Badge in Bronze (SA-Sportsabzeichen) by Berge & Nolte of Lüdenscheid.

Organized in 1921, members of the original SA-SturmAbtielung (Storm Assault Detachment aka Storm Troopers) were basically body guards for the Political leaders of the early NSDAP-National Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei (National Socialist German Worker's Party). Most of the SA's personnel were recruited from various Freikorp (Free Corp) and Reichswehr (National Defense) units that were mostly composed of disgruntled veterans of WWI. SA-Stabschef (Chief of Staff) Ernst Röhm instituted the SA Sports badge in bronze on 28.11.1933. It was awarded to SA and SS personnel who successfully met all required criteria in physical fitness, military defense, and field exercise. Hitler instituted the silver and gold class awards on 15.12.1935 in an attempt to inspire the German people to reach higher levels of physical fitness.

This badge was die struck from brass with a burnished bronze wash, 99% of which is still intact with very minor wear. The reverse features a semi-circle brass pin bent around an "H" shaped hinge plate. The pin has a 5mm stub at the hinge that bumps up against the reverse creating spring tension when the pin is hooked under the "P" catch which was constructed from the same semi-circle brass wire. The reverse of the swastika and sword are maker marked "BERG & NOLTE A.G.", "EIGENTUM DER OBERSTEN SA- FÜHRUNG" and "LÜDENSCHEID" in raised text.
M904 $150.00
NM SA Sports Badge lapel pin in bronze.

Maker marked 6.(F Zimmerman) on the back. 100% of the bronze finish is intact.
M278a $45.00
M DSB "Deutscher SportBund" (German Sports Association) Lapel Pin in Gold by Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid .

Stamped from brass with a gold plate finish. The reverse is marked "GES.GESCH. DSB." on the left and "ST.& L.L." on the right 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".
M922 $55.00
NM DRL / NSRL Sport Achievement Stick Pin in Silver.

This is a DRL-Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (German Empire alliance for physical education) which later became the NSRL-National Socialist Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (National Socialist Empire alliance for physical education) 3rd type pin with no wreath, struck from heavy aluminum with 98% of the original silver wash remaining. NICE!!
M408 $55.00
NM DRL / NSRL Sport Achievement Stick Pin in Bronze.

This is a DRL-Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (German Empire alliance for physical education) which later became the NSRL-National Socialist Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (National Socialist Empire alliance for physical education). 3rd type pin with no wreath, marked in raised letters "DRL Ges. Gesch-Dh." 98% of the original bronze wash remains. 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".
M406 $55.00
E- NSKK and SA Dagger Pins.

Both pins are struck from tombak with a silver plating and brown or black enamel for the grips and scabbards. Marked "T.L.O.23/R.R./E.S." in raised text under the knurled pins. Both show mild tarnish and lifting to the silver plating with a little bit of green corrosion coming through from the base metal.
M792 $85.00
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NM- 2nd Class Olympic Breast Cross with ribbon.

This "modernist" decoration was designed by professor Waldemar Raemisch and was awarded to those who participated in the preparation of the 1936 11th Olympiad. This convex award resembles the star shaped Nordic Hagall-Rune. It's comprised of a 5 armed Maltese Cross in white enamel over a 5 armed gold sunburst surmounted by a simplified Party eagle and the 5 Olympic rings also finished in white enamel with gold borders. Although there were 3,364 of these exquisite medals awarded, they are quite rare and very collectable. See Forman's 3rd edition page 209.
M580 $1450.00
E Olympic Alpiner's Badge.

Die struck with 95% of the original silver plate remaining and perfect enamel work. Back pin attachment is marked Annetsberger, München. Nicest one I've seen yet!
M494 $195.00
NM 1936 Olympic Honor Medal with bow ribbon.

Awarded to the female participants. VERY RARE.
M230b $195.00
E++ 1936 Olympic Judge's Badge.

This rare 2 piece enameled badge features a "Sport Achievement" type National Eagle mounted on a convex badge measuring almost 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. The enamel work is incredible and consists of 6 colors. The outer ring is done in blue for a Starter and reads "XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936 Startrichter" The reverse is stamped "GES. GESCH. with the maker's logo in a small diamond, anodized with a black finish and a spring hinge. 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".
M632 $175.00
E++ 1936 Olympic Starter's Badge.

This rare 2 piece enameled badge features a "Sport Achievement" type National Eagle mounted on a convex badge measuring almost 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. The enamel work is incredible and consists of 2 colors. The outer ring is done in green for a Judge and reads "XI. OLYMPIADE BERLIN 1936 KAMPFRICHTER" The reverse is stamped "GES. GESCH. with the maker's logo in a small diamond, anodized with a black finish and a spring hinge. 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".
M631 $150.00
E- 1936 Deluxe Olympic Pin.

Marked "GES GESCH" and "DESCHLER-MÜNCHEN". 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".
M230c $85.00
E DJ (Deutsches Jugend) Sharp Shooter's Badge.

2 piece badge, die struck from silver with a heavy tarnish.The enamel work is perfect with the exception of one small crack in the sig-rune and a chip on the edge of the black target behind the left gun barrel. Maker marked with the RZM circle and "M1/52" for the Deschler & Sohn firm of München (Munich).
M750 $125.00
NM Hitler Youth Ski Competition Badge.

Multi piece construction, the outer border reads "Mannschaftslauf 1935-36-Nesselwang-Bayern" with perfect green enamel. The silver plated skis are attached with 4 hollow rivets and the HJ diamond is riveted in the center of the edelweiss. The base of the mounting pin covers this rivet and is marked "H.& Co. München". The guilt finish is mostly worn off the back from wear, but is perfect on the front! NICE!
M521 $275.00
F++ HJ (Hitler Youth) 1938 Kreissieger Badge.

Die struck from bronze with red and white enamel. Unfortunately there is some damage to the enamel in the HJ diamond. Marked "G. BREHMER MARKNEUKIRCKEN" in raised text.
M747 $275.00
NM+ Hitler Youth High Command Distinguished Foreigner's Award.

Stamped from bronze with 99% of the original finish. Maker marked DH. The eagle/diamond is stamped from solid 800 silver and is attached with 3 textbook rivets. The enamel is PERFECT!
M213 $875.00
NM Hitler Youth 1936 Hochland Lager Participation Badge.

All finish and enamel is perfect, with very slight wear to the back from being worn.
M202 $135.00
NM Hitler Youth 1940 Harvest Action Award Badge.

This is a non-portable award with no pin. Near perfect with 100% of the perfect enamel work intact.
M201 $58.00
E HJ (Hitler Youth) Shooting Awards:

A. Die struck from copper with 50% of the silver wash intact. Stamped with the RZM circle and "M1/36" for the Berge & Nolte AG firm of Berlin.

B. Die struck from zinc(?) with 75% of the silver wash intact. Stamped with the RZM circle and "M1/48" for the Richard Feix firm of Gablonz ad N.

C. Die struck from silver with mild tarnish. Stamped with the RZM circle and "M1/14" for the L. Chr. Lauer LL Firm of Nürnberg-W.

D. Die struck from silver with mild tarnish on the obverse and some corrosion pitting on the reverse. Stamped with the RZM circle and "M1/77" for the Bayer Hauptmunzamt firm of München.
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E- HJ (Hitler Youth) Miniature Proficiency Badges in Silver:

A. Die struck from zinc with 50% of the silver wash intact. Stamped with the RZM circle and "M1/36" for the Berge & Nolte AG firm of Berlin.

B. Die struck from tombak with 40% of the silver wash intact. Stamped with the RZM circle and "M1/63" in raised text for the Steinhauer & Lück firm of Lüdenscheid.
M737 $60.00
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E+ HJ Student N.S Altherrenbund membership for civilian wear.

Perfect enamel work with 98% of the gold wash remaining on the face. The rear is marked "RZM Ges. Gesch" and has the correct pin assembly with some age corrosion. 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".
M270 $95.00
E- 1st Pattern HJ (Hitler Youth) Membership Pins.

A. Die Struck from tombak with 85% of the silver plating intact. Marked "GES.GESCH" in raised text.

B. Die struck from tombak with 90% of the silver finish intact. Maker marked with the RZM circle, "M1/4" for the Steinhauer & Lück firm of Lüdenscheid, and "GES.GESCH" 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".
M744 $75.00
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E- HJ (Hitler Youth) 1935 Sportfest Participant's Badge.

Die struck from a thin alloy (slightly magnetic) with quite a bit of crud and surface corrosion...easily cleaned to near mint condition if desired. Complete with the original spring pin, which is rare for this type of badge as they are quite weak and usually break off.
M738 $85.00
E+ Hitler Youth Sportfest Participant's Pins:

A. 1935 version, stamped from aluminum with "FR.ZIMMERMANN STUTTGART" in raised text.

B. 1936 version, stamped from aluminum with a black wash rubbed into the recesses to give it more depth. No maker.

C. 1937 version, stamped from aluminum with a black wash rubbed into the recesses to give it more depth. The reverse is marked "HILLENBRAND & BRÖER LÜDENSCHEID" in raised text.


D. 1938 version, stamped from aluminum with a black wash rubbed into the recesses to give it more depth. The reverse is marked "E.SCH.L" in raised text.


E. 1942 version stamped from aluminum. No maker.

M739 $40.00
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E+ A. NSKOV Badge. National Sozialistische Kriegsopferversorgung (National Socialist War Disabled Support). Die struck zinc marked "80" in raised text.


B. 1942 Polizei Donation Badge. Die struck zinc marked "82" in raised text.
M776 $30.00
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E Der Stahlhelm Commemorative Badge.

1924 with the recipient's information engraved: VII Fr. 26. 1.4.24. Maker marked "STH and Ges. Gesch." Stamped from 935 silver with 40% of the rhodium and a nice aged patina. 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".
M182a $145.00
E++ DRKB (Deutscher ReichsKriegerBund) "Kyffhäuserbund" 25 Year Service Badge.

DRKB or Deutscher ReichsKriegerBund (German National Veteran's League) was originally formed during WWI. The organization was based on the original German Veteran's League, the DKB or Deutscher KriegerBund, which was formed after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. "Kyffhäuserbund" was added to the DRKB title as a tribute to the Kyffhäuser Mountain where a large memorial was erected in 1896 by veterans's of the original DKB. The DRKB was renamed NS-RKB or NationalSozialistische-ReichsKriegerBund (National Socialist National Veteran's League) on 29.3.1938 by the NSDAP when most of the varied veteran's organizations in and around Germany were incorporated into one National organization.

This is an early service badge for WWI veterans who served with the German military for 25 years prior to 1938 when the organization was renamed the NS-RKB. The 2 piece design features an oval base with an oak leaf wreath around the perimeter. The back plate was struck from a zinc/nickel alloy and finished with a matte silver (rhodium) wash. The reverse features a simple safety pin type system with "GES.GESCH." stamped near the 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". The shield on the obverse was die struck from brass and finished with the Weimar Republic (pre NSDAP) colors black, white, and red enamel. The design includes a 8mm black enameled disc at the top with "25" in the center. The DRKB shield below features the Kyffhäuser Memorial in black with a white roundel and black swastika inside a red field below.
M906 $50.00
E NSKOV Nationalsozialistische Kriegsopferversorgung (National Socialist War Disabled Support) Lapel Pin.

This tiny lapel pin measures 8mm x 16mm. Struck from zinc with a burnished finish and brass knurled pin. Marked M1/52 over the RZM circle on the reverse for the Deschler & Sohn firm of München (Munich).
M789 $40.00
NM- N.S.D.F.B.St. National Sozialistische Deutscher Frontkamperbund Stahlhelm (National Socialist German Front Fighter's Union) Member's Badge.

Stamped from tin with all of the burnished finish intact. This seldom seen badge measures 20mm with a brass spring pin. Designed for wear by WWI vets who served on the front.
M790 $75.00
E Mother's Cross in Bronze with Full Length Ribbon.

Stamped from brass with a bronze finish. Typical tarnish and wear and a few minor snags in the ribbon.
M768 $85.00
NM Cased 2nd Class DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz) or German Red Cross Honor Badge with Miniature by Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid.

This exquisite set features a full size 47mm award suspended from a bow tie ribbon with a spring pin and a tiny 9mm mini mounted on a bow tie ribbon with a hinged needle pin. Both are in near mint condition with perfect enamel work, although there is a hair line crack in the upper leg of the full sized cross. The mini ribbon is mint while the full sized ribbon shows minor soil from being handled. The near mint case is lined with white silk in the lid and a rich burgundy velvet base pad. The exterior is covered with a pebbled leatherette, stamped "STEINHAUER & LÜCK LÜDENSCHEID" in gold on the reverse with dual brass hinges and a decorative clasp with a clam shell closure.
M803 $375.00
NM Red Cross Alpine Competition Award.

Multi piece badge with the Edelweiss insignia attached with 2 hollow rivets. Perfect enamel work, with 99% of the original silver wash remaining. Correct hinge, pin, and catch. Marked with raised "Ges.Gesch." 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".
M272a $285.00
E- Red Cross Membership Brooch.

Rare variation of this hard to find brooch, as seen on page 121 of Angolia's "For Führer and Fatherland" The enamel has a period repair, so it's priced right. Back is stamped with number 1648 and München.
M272b $95.00
E++ DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz or German Red Cross) Nurse's Senior Helper's Brooch in Silver.

This beautiful pin is stamped from Tombac with a silver wash. The 3 color enamel work is perfect although there appears to be a 2nd layer of a deeper colored red on the cross which has begun to flake a little...nothing too extreme but worth pointing out. 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".
M644 $100.00
E Very RARE Rotes Kreuz Brooch in Silver for the Saarland Regional Red Cross.

This region lies near the French border and was returned to Germany on March 1st, 1935 via a plebescite of 88.5% majority which created a union with Germany. There after it was called "Saarland" under the Reichskommisar. This brooch was probably worn only in 1935 by a Red Cross nurse stationed there while this region became a part of the Reich. Once this transition was complete they became part of the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz or DRK. Struck from copper with a 3 color enamel center and "SAARlANDISCHE ROTES KRUEZ" around the perimeter. This badge only retains about 25% of the silver finish but the copper base that shows through gives it a beautiful patina. Unfortunately the spring pin is broken so only half remains. The reverse is unmarked with 50% of the silver wash intact.
M645 $75.00
E++ DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz or German Red Cross) Samaritan Brooch.

Struck from tombak with 90% of the silvered finish and perfect 3 color enamel work. Marked "Ges. Gesch" on the reverse with a tiny barrel hinge, needle pin and wire 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".
M647 $50.00
E RARE Nazi Period Red Cross stick pin.

Perfect enamel work (some minor scratching) on a very ornate gold plated shield.
M194 $68.00
E+ RDK-Reichsverband Deutscher Kleintierzüchter (National Association of German Small Animal Breeders).

The RDK was established in 1934 as an independent organization. They were primarily responsible for furthering the breeding of a wide variety of pets and food producing small animals....chicken, pigs, sheep, dogs, etc. Due to the wide variety of domesticated animals, the RDK was divided into numerous sub sections, each of which concentrated on a specific species.

Die struck from Tombac with perfect enamel work. The back is stamped with intertwined FW inside a rectangle. Correct pin and connector. Only traces of the original silver finish remain.
M138 $85.00
E+ NSV-NationalSoziallistische Volkswohlfahrt (National Socialist People's Welfare) 1938 Member's Badge.

Die struck with 85% of the original silver plating and beautiful enamel with one minor chip.
M405 $78.00
NM Deutsche Kinderschar, Women's Organization pin.

Silver wash and enamel are incredible and in near mint condition. Back is marked with RZM in a double circle and M1/63.
M136 $85.00
NM- Rare RADwJ (Reichsarbeitsdienst der Weiblichen Jugend) Special Achievement Award.

Common RAD badges like M235a and b on page 2 are often mistaken as awards but are actually service or rank insignia found only in the female branch of the National Labor Service. These were created by Egon Jantke who was the principal designer for the RAD who designed the RAD Hewer, service medals like this one, and service insignia like the other more common "brooches." It is presumed that this particular award was given in recognition of special achievement or service in the RAD, but specific criteria for the award is not known. Criteria for the award must have been quite rigid since each award is serial numbered on the reverse. This one bears the number "27501" and is finished with a heavily tarnished silver plate, 90% of which is still intact despite minor wear giving it a very rich luster with the brass peaking through. Stamped from brass it measures 44mm and features a swastika in the center surrounded by several sprigs of barely. The outer edge reads "Work for our people - work for ourselves - German Woman's Labor Service" in a raised Sütterlin Schrift typeface. A rare and beautiful award that was definitely worn by the recipient.
M654 $250.00
NM Rare Weibliche Jugend, Women's RAD Brooch.

Die struck from aluminum with crisp detail and convex shape. Marked "FKO 39", "RJA" inside a triangle, and "Ges. Gesch." on the reverse. 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".
M495 $78.00
NM Gold Female Rad Badge.

Beautiful die struck badge with 98% of the original guilt wash remaining. Unmarked with a textbook mounting pin.
M235a $78.00
E Female Rad Badge, Silver.

Die struck in gray metal with 50% of the original wash remaining.
M235b $58.00
E+/M- DAF Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front) Membership Pins.

Several types to choose from including a nice enameled pin for the THW Technisches Hilfswerk which I believe was associated with the Volkswagen plant.
M791 $40.00

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E+ Early NSBO Member's Lapel Pin.

Die struck with 6 cogs and black letters. 80% of the original bronze wash remains. Marked Ges. Gesch on the back with a 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".
M506 $55.00
NM 1933 NSBO Unity Rally Badge.

Die struck with 99% of the original finish remaining. The front reads "N.S.B.O., I. Tagung d. Deutsch Arbeitsfront, Bez. Westfalen 5.11.33, and Einigkeit macht stark (Unity power strength). Maker marked Funcke u Bruninghaus, Lüdenscheid on the back. Rare!
M505 $78.00
E- Hitler Support Pin.

Measuring 32cm wide this unique little pin is stamped from a thin sheet of brass with a steel (magnetic) backing plate to hold in the tiny photo of Hitler and the NSDAP Party flag. There's a couple rust spots on the reverse and Hitler's photo from exposure to moisture, but other than that it's still in excellent condition.
M793 $50.00
E++ FDGB: Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (Free German Trade Union) Stick Pin.

This was the East German Communist labor organization. The pin was probably awarded for 40 years membership. Die struck from gray metal with 95% of the original gold fire guilt remaining.
M525 $20.00
NM Hitler Supporter stick pin dated 6-11-1932.

Very crisp detail with 98% of the original nickle plating remaining and the correct knurled pin. Rare to find these in this condition!
M416 $95.00
E++ Winter Hilfs Werk Donation Pin.

Stamped from aluminum with nice detail and 85% of the pebbled background frosting remaining. Correct pin is crimped into the back.
M460 $35.00
E++ 1933 Trier Tinnie.

Stamped from brass with 95% of the original olive green finish remaining. Marked "Ges. Gesch" on the back with the correct 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".
M467 $30.00
E- National Food Estate Award in Silver for 40 years.

Non portable medal, die struck with 98% of the original nickle plating remaining, some minor dings and scratches. Given for livestock production.
M422 $75.00
NM Agricultural Member's lapel pin.

Struck from 800 German silver (nickel) and marked "GES. GESCH" and "DESCHLER u S MUNCH." on the reverse. The silver badge represented 40 years of loyal service. 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".
M418 $68.00
E+ Driver's Proficiency Award in silver

95% of the original wash remaining. There are 3 of the 4 prongs, and 3 holes for stitching on.
M325 $45.00
E Driver's Proficiency Award 3rd class.

Near mint front but both prongs are gone.
M220 $25.00
NM Mobilisations-Errinnerungsfeier. (Mobile-Acheivement) Badge dated 1914 to 1939.

Struck from nickle silver or cupal this badges is absolutely beautiful with incredible detail enhanced with a gray finish rubbed from the high points. Complete with a spring type pin, and marked "PAUL KRAMER NEUCHATEL BREVETE" on the heavily pebbled reverse with the designer's mark "PEKA" on the front.
M476 $125.00
NM DAF Mit Kraft Durch Freude Tinnie.

Stamped from tin with 98% of the original gold wash remaining. Dated 1935 in Oberbayern. Correct pin.
M461 $35.00
NM 1933 SA Rally Badge Westfalen/Treffen.

Struck from tin with 98% of the finish remaining. Dated 8-9th Juli 1933 with "Dortmund" under the SA symbol is.
M507 $125.00
E++ Hanover City Crest style Lapel Pin. Non-magnetic, appears to be struck from silver with 40% of the original silver wash remaining. 3 Oak leaves and 2 acorns with crossed horse heads-X soldered on the center. Age tarnishing makes this a beautiful piece! M497 $68.00
E+ Deutscher Lutheran Member's Badge.

Struck from Tombak with 95% of the original silver plate remaining and black finish in the recesses. Marked Alfred Stubbe, Berlin S.W. 18 on the back with a textbook pin. Nice hard to find pin!
M456 $38.00
M- NSDAP/Political Member Lapel Pin.

Die struck from 800 silver (unmarked) with 98% of the original silver wash remaining. The knurled silver pin is attached correctly. Very nice, slightly cupped back!
M429 $78.00
E+ RLB Member 2nd Pattern Lapel Pin.

Struck from Tombak with 95% of the original silver wash remaining and perfect black enamel inside the swaz. Vaulted, marked "Ges. Gesch", "M-Neukirchen", and "K.Wurster" on the reverse. 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".
M430 $50.00
F+ Wehrmacht/Armed Forces Member Guilt Lapel Pin.

Struck from Zinc with 10% of the original gold wash remaining. Correct knurled pin attached in a late period fashion.
M431 $38.00
E DLB-Danziger Luftschutzbund (Danzig Air Protection League) Badge.

Have you ever asked why Germany invaded Poland? Here's a horrific tidbit of history the mass media kept secret from the world.

Prior to WWI, the city of Danzig was a favorite city of Germany and an important Baltic port wedged between East and West Prussia. After the war's end, International Jewry, who represented 80% of those who attended the Versailles Treaty of 1919, took the entire region known as the "Danzig Corridor" away from Germany and literally gave it to Poland. Established on 10.1.1920, the new "Free City of Danzig" became an autonomous (independent) city-state placed under "League of Nations" protection with special economic rights. Hitler plead with Poland in 1937 to give Germany a 1 mile access to their providence of East Prussia, and it seamed that Poland would comply ...until spring of 1939 when they unexpectedly broke off all negotiations. In the months that lead up to the German invasion in the fall of 1939, the Polish Army and independent Bolshevik units slaughtered an estimated 58,000 German civilian nationals living with in the Danzig Corridor. Emboldened by Roosevelt and Churchill guarantees, Rydz Smigly and Ignacy Moscicki, the head of Poland's Army and it's president, were ready for War. Smigly actually said, "Poland wants war with Germany and Germany will not be able to avoid it even if she wants to." Smigly threatened to overrun Germany in 3 days. Germany protested the Danzig massacres in writing to the League of Nations literally dozens of times with no results so Hitler had no choice but to take back the Danzig Corridor and everything else the Versailles Treaty stole from the Fatherland. As I explained above this is just a "tidbit" so be sure to search "Bromberg Bloody Sunday" for more information.

The RLB-ReichsLuftschutzbund (National Air Protection League) was established in 1932 as a voluntary organization that provided air raid protection in large civilian centers. This membership badge would have been worn by members of the RLB stationed in Danzig...hence the name "Danziger Luftschutzbund". Die struck from a nickel alloy with perfect blue and white enamel. The center features the RLB "star burst" with "DLB" in the center and"DANZIGER LUFTSCHUTZBUND" around the perimeter and a tiny Danzig shield....a crown over a double cross at the bottom. The reverse is fitted with a simple spring pin and marked "GES.GESCH" in raised text. 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".
M890 $150.00
F+ VDA (People's League for German-ness Abroad) Membership Badge.

Die struck from Tombak, vaulted, with some damage to the enamel. Non-professionally repaired- but it looks pretty good as a display piece.
M434 $48.00
E RLB Membership Stick Pin

Perfect enamel work, but the pin has fallen off and been re-attached at some time. It is convex like a dagger handle insignia, and would probably be perfect for anyone who has that need.
M191 $48.00
NM- Austrian Homecoming Party Pin.

This historically significant badge commemorates the Anschluß (Union) of Austria on 13.3.1938. It was worn by literally millions of Austrians and Germans to promote and commemorate the homecoming of the Deutsches Volk (people). It reads "HEIM INS REICH" (Home to the Reich) promoting the plebiscite where Austrians campaigned and voted for a return to the German Reich. Marked G.u.W in raised text on the reverse.
M595 $85.00
E++ Nun Erst Recht Party Pin by Karl Gutenkunst (M1/4).

Struck from brass with perfect enamel work on the obverse. The reverse features a common spring wire pin with the RZM (Reichzeugmeisterei) circle over "M1/4" above and "GES GESCH" below, all in raised text. M1 is the code for medals, 4 is Gutenkunst's number assigned by the RZM, and GES GESCH. This is short for gesetzlich geschützt which mean's "registered" or as some collector's believe, "patten pending."
M720 $95.00
E+ Painted NSDAP Party Pin.

This rare version is stamped from zinc with 75% of the silver plating intact on the reverse. Finished with a heavy enamel paint with a couple tiny chips in the red at the bottom. The reverse is marked with RZM and M1/120 in raised text.
M667 $75.00
NM Badischer Gastwirte Verband Member Stick Pin.

Die struck with 99% of the original gold finish remaining and perfect enamel work. Maker marked B.M. Mayer-Pforzheim. Nice knurled pin.
M441 $28.00
NM- NSKK non portable badge for a race around Regensburg in 1936 for participants of the Motorstandarte 81.

Made from pot metal with a charcoal finish. Measures about 3 inches tall with a map of the cities or towns that the participants went through starting and ending in Regensburg. There is what looks like evidence of glue(?) on the back so it may have been attached to wool so it could be sewn to the sleeve? If you know more about this one than me, please contact me, I've looked every where and can't find any information on it.
M563 $100.00
NM NSKK Participant's Badge for a 2000 Meter race throughout Germany.

This appears to be the same type of participant badge as M563 although this is a tinnie struck from brass with a map running 2000 meters through many well known German cities like Berlin, Nurnberg, Stuttgart and many more.
M546 $50.00
E+ NSKK Member Lapel pin.

Die struck from gray metal with 95% of the original silver plating remaining. Marked RZM M1/17 on the back with a "crimped" in knurled pin.
M428 $68.00
E NSFK Member's Badge.

Stamped from gray metal, back is stamped RZM M1/33 and has the correct pin assembly.
M219b $70.00
E NSFK Proficiency Badge Lapel Pin.

Die struck from a zinc alloy, the reverse is stamped "BC Ges. Gesch-18837" with the correct 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".
M219c $85.00
NM DAF "Deutsches ArbeitsFront" (German Labor front) Lapel Pin by E. W. Assmann & Sohne of Lüdenscheid.

The DAF was established in May of 1933 following the dissolution of all Free Trade Unions in Germany. The DAF was to replace these unions while educating and training workers in industry and commerce creating a more efficient labor force for Hitler's new Empire.

Die struck from copper with 99% of the silver finish intact. The reverse is marked with the RZM circle and M1/17 for the Assmann firm in raised text.
M946 $35.00
E/M RAD "ReichsArbeitsDienst" (National Labor Service) Lapel Pins.

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E N.S. Kolonialbund (National Sozialistische Colonial Alliance) Member's Pin.

Die struck from tombak with a silver plating. Marked "GES.GESCH" with the maker's trademark, an "S" inside an oval 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".
M767 $50.00
NM Wien Gau Badge, May 1931.

Semi hollow back, die struck with 98% of the original guilt wash remaining. 800 silver hinge and catch. Rare and a great find!
M403 $195.00
E++ Gau Essen Rally Badge.

Stamped from aluminum with 90% of the original gold wash remaining. Maker marked Hoffstetter-Bohn in raised text on the back with a properly crimped pin.
M413 $78.00
NM- Adolf Hitler Supporter's Lapel Pin.

This simple yet finely detailed little beauty was stamped from a thin sheet of brass and fitted with a knurled stick pin. The design features Adolf Hitler in civilian clothing looking to his right with "ADOLF" and "HITLER" on either side. There's no date on this piece, but I think it's fairly obvious it was made in 1932 when Hitler decided to run against the current president of Germany, Paul von Hindenburg.
M947 $50.00
E+ 25-27.10.1935 Schlesien Porcelain Gau Tag.

Made by the Zoenigszelt Porzellan firm this badge is made from porcelain and features a simple NSDAP Eagle at top a pyramidal structure. The badge it's self shows minor damage with one chip on the reverse. Other than that it 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.
M622 $75.00
E Commemorative Badges:

A. 1939 Allenstein Kreigsparteitag.(Allenstein Convention). Stamped bronze with a burnished finish and "WURSTER m-.NEUKIRCHEN" inside the sun's rays with raised text.

B. 5. März 1933 Reichstagswahl. (Election?). Stamped bronze with a burnished finish.

C. 3.12.1933 Gruppe Ostmark S.A. Aufmarsch-Übung Guben. (S.A. Deployment-Practice). Stamped bronze with a burnished finish and "BREHMER MARK NEUKIRCHEN" in raised text.

D. Kreis-Lebus 1.Kreis Treffen 12.8.34 Gorgast-Manschnow. (1st meeting of the Lebus-Circle). Stamped brass.

E. 28.5.1933 Düsseldorf Schlageter. (Düsseldorf strikers?). Stamped copper with bronze and burnished finishes marked "PAULMANN CRONE LÜDENSCHEID" inside the swastika with raised text.

F. SA Sachsen 25.III.34. (SA Saxons). Stamped brass with silver and burnished finishes.

G. & H. Traditionstag Zu Ehren d.J.R.48 Stand 48 Landsberg 20.8.1933. Tradition Day in Honor of the d.J.R.48 State 48 Country Mountains). Stamped from tin with a burnished finish.
M772 $50.00
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E++ League of German Small Gardeners Member's Badge.

Multi piece construction with 2 domed rivets. Dark green enamel is 98%, eagle has good detail remaining and there is consistent wear on the back. Maker marked Carl Poellath, Schrobenhausen. RARE!
M391 $100.00
NM SAAR Membership Badge.

Struck from Tombac with perfect detail and 98% of the original silver plate remaining. Marked "Ges. Gesch-Redo Saar" on the reverse. 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".
M549 $120.00
E N.S.D.A.P. Ortsgruppe Billstedt Maifelor 1935 Commemorative Badge.

This simple participant's badge was constructed from card board with a red back ground and black text that reads "N.S.D.A.P. Ortsgruppe Billstedt Maifeier 1935" with a swastika at the bottom. I believe this badge would have been given to German civilians who participated in the NSDAP Political Leader's 1935 "May Day" Celebration at Billstedt in Hamburg Germany.
M909 $20.00
NM Austro-Hungarian Unification Pin.

Nicely detailed enamel badge struck from brass with the Hungarian coat of arms at center with "VIRIBUS UNITIS" (by united forces) across the bottom on a white banner. Stamped "GES. GESCHUTZT". Note: Ges.Geschutzt is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
M749 $50.00
E+ LITHOGRAPH DONATION PINS:

Click on thumbnail for prices and details.
Only one available.
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NM Graf Zeppelin Luftschiff LZ 127 Flight Badge by Frederich Linden of Lüdenscheid.

Flight badges for the various voyages for the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg were very popular in the 1930's. This particular badge is one of the earlier examples for the Luftschiff (Air ship) LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin. This is a 2 piece badge struck from brass with yellow enamel around the perimeter. The 32mm central medallion features a highly detailed depiction of the ship in flight surrounded by stratous and cumulous cloud formations. This is mounted onto a larger 45mm slightly convex disc with "GRAF ZEPPELIN<<*LUFTSCHIFF LZ 127>>" around the perimeter with a yellow enamel behind. The reverse is fitted with a typical spring pin attachment and Linden's logo "FLL" inside 3 stacked circles.
M871 $175.00
NM- Graf Zeppelin Badge for Members of the Landing Crew at Lakehurst, NJ in 1928.

Die struck from brass.
M870 $50.00
NM Star of David Button

The design features an intertwined CG and dated June '34 on the front. Made by the St Louis button Co.-Lithographers. Very crisp condition!
M440 $58.00
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