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German Red Cross Diary (Item REDCROSS 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is rare little bit; it’s an issued pocket diary for a member of the German WWI-era Red Cross. It’s in immaculate condition and note in the first picture the little flap for a pencil. It has linen covers and has all the usual calendar pages of a German diary and various charts, graphs, and several pages devoted to insignia of the DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz). This is the 1939 issue.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German Red Cross Diary (Item REDCROSS 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is the larger-type Red Cross diary for the desktop. It was printed and presented by various uniform equipment companies including the famous Assmann & Sohne, Co., in Lüdenscheid. The pages are filled with a history of the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (DRK) with pictures of the officers and officials. There are Dienstanweisung forms in a pocket at the back. These are instruction documents that are attached to persons who need medical assistance. There are several pages of identification of ranks and insignia of the DRK. This is quite rare and in excellent condition.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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German Red Cross Armband (Item REDCROSS 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Red Cross armband in nice condition. It’s a bit faded, but with no holes or serious stains. It measures 8 x 4 3/8 inches.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Red Cross Badges (Schwesternschaft) (Item REDCROSS 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: Recently in Germany we purchased another important collection. This time it was a collection of German Red Cross items including enameled badges, armbands, and printed material. Germany had a Red Cross organization for almost 70 years from the time it was established in 1864. When the NSDAP came to power the Red Cross was brought into line with other uniformed bodies. Its organizational structure was altered; its uniforms were redesigned; and its insignia of rank, qualifications badges, and decorations reflected the new National Socialist rank structure. Some of the pages of the books we offer will reflect some of this nomenclature. The badges that we have are of the Rote Kreuz Schwesternschaft. These ladies were the sisters’ group that was basically made of nurse’s assistants. They were trained in first aid and rescue. The pin they wore was an enameled brooch with the insignia of the DRK and the name of their N.S. sisterhood. The badge was oval in shape while the official nurse’s badge was similar, but circular. The various colors around the edges indicated the specialty of the wearer: dental, surgical, first aid, etc. It’s a very neat-looking Third Reich badge and historically important.

PRICE: $165.00; please specify color

 

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Book German Red Cross, Hilf mit im DRK (Item REDCROSS 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: Helping the German Red Cross is a very great little book of 63 pages chronicling the work and agenda of the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, German Red Cross. It was published under the official auspices of the organization with many, many pictures. Most of the books accumulated and purchased from this man were carefully covered with plastic covers thus they are in marvelous condition. This particular one is devoted to the Red Cross personnel who attended the GermanWehrmacht, army, navy, and air force. It has really great pictures and for those who can read it there is a wonderful story about these brave volunteers. This is a great little informative book measuring 6 x 9 inches.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Helfende Hände (Item REDCROSS 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This book, Helping Hands, comprises 40 pages and was published in Berlin in 1948 by the publishing section of the German Red Cross organization. It’s devoted to the sisters of the DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz). Since it’s from 1943, much of it shows the care and medical treatment of the brave soldiers of the Reich. There is also information on page 30 about other Red Cross organizations like England and the United States. The many pictures are wonderful and clear. Photography reached a state-of-the-art presence in the Third Reich. The book is 12 x 9 inches and is in excellent shape because of the former owner’s encasing it in plastic covering. It’s very good historical material.

PRICE: $145.00

 

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German Red Cross Belt Buckle (Item REDCROSS 1-7; NSD 7-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is an officer’s belt buckle of the Deutsches Rote Kreuz, “German Red Cross. It is an extremely rare buckle and one of the more handsome uniform items of the Reich. It is very seldom encountered. It is well marked on the back with the “GES.GESCH.” with a “2” in a circle. Unusual also to find one with both belt fittings intact and actually there!. The buckle is made in aluminum and is in extremely fine near-mint condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German Red Cross Belt Buckle (Item REDCROSS 1-7a)

DESCRIPTION: Here is mint-condition Red Cross belt buckle for enlisted personnel. For some reason these buckles seem to be much scarcer than army, navy, or SS buckles. Also, these buckles are really quite handsome in design. This is the late-war injection-molded zinc version. This particular one was probably never issued. This is a really great find indeed.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Das Deutsche Rote Kreuz, Jahrweiser 1942 (Item REDCROSS 1-8)

DESCRIPTION: This book, The German Red Cross, Yearly Report 1942, describes all the advances in the organization for the proceeding year and of course gives some insight into the agenda of the organization. It contains 124 pages of text and many pictures. About 12 pages of interesting advertisement are at the end. Almost all are about sanitary and hospital equipment. The pictures are really great of emergency situations, uniformed personnel, etc. There have been some notes made at the side of the some of the pages probably by a Red Cross volunteer who owned the book. These books are quite rare because one seldom saw vets bringing home such material as part of their loot. In the many years of accumulating NS material we never had an occasion to see or purchase Red Cross-printed material until now, when we have had the opportunity because of a German collector’s releasing a collection of some 50 years of gathering. Acquire it now because there may not be another chance. The book measures 9 1/2 x 7 inches.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Das Deutsche Rote Kreuz, Jahrweiser 1941 (Item REDCROSS 1-9)

DESCRIPTION: This book of 124 pages measures 9 x 9 1/2 inches and is a yearbook for the German Red Cross for the year 1941. These books are quite rare because one seldom saw vets bringing home such material as part of their loot. In the many years of accumulating NS material we never had an occasion to see or purchase Red Cross-printed material until now, when we have had the opportunity because of a German collector’s releasing a collection of some 50 years of gathering. Acquire it now because there may not be another chance.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Das Deutsche Rote Kreuz, Jahrweiser 1939 (Item REDCROSS 1-10)

DESCRIPTION: This book of 124 pages measures 9 x 9 1/2 inches and is a yearbook for the German Red Cross for the year 1939. These books are quite rare because one seldom saw vets bringing home such material as part of their loot. In the many years of accumulating NS material we never had an occasion to see or purchase Red Cross-printed material until now, when we have had the opportunity because of a German collector’s releasing a collection of some 50 years of gathering. Acquire it now because there may not be another chance.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Das Deutsche Rote Kreuz, Jahrweiser 1938 (Item REDCROSS 1-11)

DESCRIPTION: This book of 124 pages measures 9 x 9 1/2 inches and is a yearbook for the German Red Cross for the year 1938. These books are quite rare because one seldom saw vets bringing home such material as part of their loot. In the many years of accumulating NS material we never had an occasion to see or purchase Red Cross-printed material until now, when we have had the opportunity because of a German collector’s releasing a collection of some 50 years of gathering. Acquire it now because there may not be another chance.

PRICE: $135.00

 

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Red Cross Book (Item REDCROSS 1-12)

DESCRIPTION: This is the nicest of the Red Cross (Deutsches Rote Kreuz) books. It’s a general explanation of all its medical and social work; its ranks, organization structure, history, and agenda. There are wonderful pictures throughout—military and civil. There great pictures of the leaders, personnel, and the patients whom they helped or saved. It’s an absolute great book for the collector of German medical.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Unter dem Roten Kreuz im Weltkriege (Item REDCROSS 1-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very rare book chronicling the work of the German Red Cross organization in the First World War. It’s a large-format book measuring 10 x 13 inches and comprises 455 pages full of text and great pictures of these wonderful, spirited, and brave Samaritans at work aiding and saving the lives of Germany’s heroes at the front and in the fatherland. Uniformed personnel, vehicles, front first-aid stations, and hospitals are shown in clear, sharp detail. Slick pages make for a beautiful presentation throughout. Many of the pictures are quite spectacular and this is really a rare and important archival treasure.

PRICE:  $250.00

 

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Red Cross Enlisted Man’s Hewer (Item REDCROSS 1-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is the saw-tooth Hewer in just about as fine an example to be found. All parts are crisp and near mint. This one also has the original frog that is used, but good. This is a part that is invariably missing on 95 percent of all of these found, and no other frog for any other dagger will fit this dagger. The blade is 99 percent mint while the scabbard, which has its original paint, shows minor age grazing and some paint stress, but certainly not much. The blade is unsigned as they should be. This is a very fine example, very desirable.

PRICE:  $995.00

 

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Red Cross Officer’s Dagger (Item REDCROSS 1-14a)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Red Cross officer’s dagger in very good condition with its grip unchipped, blade nice with no nicks or sharpening. The asterisk-looking top retainer screw has not been messed with as so many of them have been. The grip is in the deeper orange color; unmarked blade. The eagle that perches on the cross guard is nicely detailed with a crisp, clear swastika on his chest. This is a superior example and a historically important addition to a good dagger collection.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German Red Cross Enameled Stickpin (Item REDCROSS 1-15)

DESCRIPTION: We have three of these. Two have markings on the back; one doesn’t. All are in good shape. They are all the same size. We will not go into a description of the DRK (German Red Cross). Essentially it had the same agenda and duties as Red Cross organizations worldwide. This is an important membership stickpin.

PRICE:  $89.00

 

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Lapel Pin of the German Red Cross (Item REDCROSS 1-16)

DESCRIPTION: This is the official badge of membership for the DRK, Deutsches Rote Kreuz. It’s similar to the stickpin above, but has a pin-fastening device instead of the stickpin mounting. It has the ‘Ges. Gesch.’ marking on the back. The enamel is in fine condition. It measures 3/4 or an inch high and is an important NS collectable.

PRICE:  $89.00

 

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German Red Cross Pin (Item REDCROSS 1-17)

DESCRIPTION: This version has the fold-over attachment pins and must be for the hat or shoulder boards, but it is most definitely a uniform appurtenance rather than a membership badge like the ones above. It has a chip out of the enamel cross, but otherwise, it’s OK. It measures a little more than an inch high.

PRICE:  $80.00

 

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D.D.A.C. Sanitats Abteilung (Item REDCROSS 1-19; GEN 13-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is the Medical Emergency Department for the Reich’s autobahn. The Führer and his road planners knew early on that a road where high-speed traffic would be the norm was going to see many accidents through the years, this situation was to necessitate a medical-aid department catering to Germany’s travelers. The D.D.A.C., the government-controlled auto club, similar to our AAA, set up training and sponsored aid stations every 300 or so miles of the autobahn for the purpose of emergency medical assistance. The badges are extremely rare and we managed to pick up a collection of them all from one German collector. There are at this point four breast badges and one automobile badge (possibly for an ambulance). They are on German-silver planchets with fine enameled surfaces with the D.D.A.C. initials. That stands for Der Deutsche Automobil Club (The German Auto Club). In the center is a swastika partly covered by the snake on a font (caduceus) of the medical field. The car plaque is about 3 3/4 inches in each arm extension. The badges in the colors shown are in the very same motif, but measure 2 inches on each arm. The manufacturer’s name (Carl Poellath Schrobenhausen) appears on each piece at the back lower arm. The condition of these rare pieces is perfection personified. We would like to sell the group together as a collection; they are so very rare that it would be a shame to break them up. The various colors represent the various districts that each unit was based in. So, no collection duplication is offered here. The entire group represents a complete collection as seen here.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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A German Red Cross Flag (Item REDCROSS 1-20)

DESCRIPTION: This is ultra rare (at least!) --  it measures 43 x 45 and is a great example of the official banner of the Deutsches Rote Kreuz (Red Cross). The piece is in very good order except for the fact that the bunting normally found at the right edge has been removed; why? we just don’t have a clue! But it would look dynamic if it were framed. It looks a bit ragged there at that point but it is a very dramatic looking flag and the first we have seen in too many years to count. We have included a picture here of the way the edge looks but this does not distract from the general beauty of this snappy looking ensign.  If you collect Red Cross items or general “Das Heers Medical,” this is the one for you. 

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German Red Cross Uniform (Item REDCROSS 1-21)

DESCRIPTION: This is as complete a Red Cross uniform as we have ever seen, consisting of tunic with official arm brassard, overcoat and cap. The tunic has the proper collar tabs for an ”Anwarter officer candidate” and the overcoat has the correct tabs and shoulder boards for this rank. The tunic has the triangular sleeve insignia that is on the upper right sleeve. This one is from the 2nd Gruppe Mosbach section, not the type that was peculiar to the DRK, Deutches Rote Kreuz. The cap that is the proper one for this Anwarter rank and is a visor type with the proper enameled Red Cross Badge and the oak leaf cluster, plus black leather strap. It has the man’s name and the size inside (57). A very fine grouping for sure!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Red Cross Service Cap (Item REDCROSS 1-22)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rarity! An early style overseas service cap of the Deutsches Rote Kreuz (German Red Cross). It is a small size but is the cap for male members of the Corps. All proper insignia. Thanks to Brian L. Davis and Pierre Turner for the use of the picture of the DRK man in Plate 207 of their fabulous book German Uniforms of the Third Reich 1933-1945. This is the best book by far on the subject.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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A Red Cross Stalhelm (Helmet) (Item REDCROSS 1-23)
DESCRIPTION: This is the helmet worn by Red Cross workers during the war from 1940 up to 1945; the year of the most unspeakable genocide wrought against innocent civilian victims by the dark allied forces with the obvious intention and agenda of murdering the maximum amount of German men, women and children before the unnecessary and diabolical ‘unconditional surrender’ was accomplished. These brave angels of mercy of the Red Cross worked through all the days and horrible nights to help and succor the hapless Christian victims who lost their homes, their food and to a gigantic extent their very lives in the vicious and unnecessary bombing of Dresden. The war criminals in Washington and London managed in daytime and nighttime raids to horribly incinerate in flames roughly 350,000 civilians those who temporarily escaped the firestorm were gunned down by the deliberate strafing by American fighter pilots as they tried to reach the water. This was without a doubt the worst single atrocity in the history of mankind.  Churchill was quoted as saying, “Will there be room for the German refugees, fleeing from the Red army in what is left of Germany?  We have killed six or seven million Germans and probably there will be another million or so killed before the end of the war”. In Hamburg 300 times as many people died in the terror bombing (a Blitz that lasted for 10 days) than died in Coventry or in England in general during the entire course of the war. Not even Hiroshima and Nagasaki, suffering the smashing blows of nuclear explosions, could match the utter Hell of Hamburg.  These were the horrors that faced the Red Cross workers as they labored in this holocaust, this Dante’s Inferno. The only difference is that instead of torturing demons doing their grizzly work it was Allied airmen sent by war criminals of the first order spreading death and destruction.

The helmet is shaped like the 2nd model of the Air Raid protection helmet with the raised band that encircles it. This is meant to support a cloth band that was worn around this headgear to designate special services if mandated. The liner is replaced in all probability although this was done in the 40’s. The helmet strap is different than the normal Wehrmacht issue.  It is tan in color like the liner.  The decal on the side is the standard insignia of the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz. The color of the helmet is a dark blue and it is in very good condition throughout.  Also, unlike Wehrmacht issue it has a perforated sweat band backed by a rubber interior band.  This is a rare and important Red Cross relic of the war that should not have happened. A horrid war that managed to have brother killing brother all for the sake of the victory of the worlds ‘traditional enemy’. (The Devil or ?)

PRICE: $1,450.00 Extremely rare!

*Note: this is the helmet from the last days of the war when only a single decal was used.

 

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German Red Cross Alpine Rescue Badge (Item REDCROSS 1-24)

DESCRIPTION: This is an absolutely beautiful badge in silver and enamel. It says German Red Cross Alpine Rescue Service. It has besides, the red enameled cross, the edelweiss, the climbing stick, and the skis. This is a stunningly beautiful badge (3 piece). Almost 2 inches in diameter. It has "Ges. Gesch." on the back.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Red Cross poster.
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German Red Cross Enamel Sign (Item REDCROSS 1-25)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a real rarity; an original Red Cross enamel sign from a headquarters of that social organization in Berlin. I have never in many years ever seen one of these offered. It measures 20 inches square. It was found in Berlin and shows the damage from the thick of the war. It has several large chips at all the corners and there are other abrasions at the top. Remember, this sign was present on a building in the midst of the fiercest, bloodiest fighting by the brave German defenders against all that fiery Hell itself threw against them. This was Armageddon, but the courageous German citizens and soldiers fought the ‘good fight’ and it was very costly for the Mongol invaders as well as for those who fought furiously to preserve life and limb as well as their beloved city. Chipped and banged up it still remains an item seldom ever found and still a symbol of human charity and mercy and it deserves a place where it could be displayed (museum or your collection). The Red Cross workers at the Eastern Front had to stop wearing Red Cross armbands because the Red so-called soldiers and criminal partisans, who were designated snipers, usually shot at anyone who could be identified as medical or Red Cross personnel and in this way hoping to deprive wounded soldiers of any chance to survive. Such was the real Holocaust.

PRICE: $1,1500; Super Rare!

 

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Book – “Red Cross First Aid Guide” 1943 (Item REDCROSS 1-26)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rather rare little book that was meant to be kept in the offices of factories, schools, public buildings, etc. It concerned first aid and is in hardcover with 145 pages and is by Doctor Richard Krueger, who was also an SS-Standartenführer and senior doctor. The book is loaded with illustrations regarding crucial medical techniques. Very rare.

PRICE: $150.00

 

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