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German Jewelry and Stickpins

Trainman's Organization Pin (Item PINS 4-1)

DESCRIPTION: This was NS-inspired group of conductors, firemen, engineers, etc., who handled the German rails. Very nice enameling. Lots of manufacturing info on the back.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Reich's Group of German Officials Lapel Pin (Item PINS 4-2)

DESCRIPTION: This was an organization molded in Nazi-agenda purposes of German civil officials. This is a rare membership pin struck in '800' silver and so marked.

PRICE: $68.00

 

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Hapag Steamship Lines Stickpin (Item PINS 4-3; SS 19-6)

DESCRIPTION: This was the shipping line that supplied the Kraft Durch Freude, Strength through Joy (KDF) ships to the NS Party. It says on the Hapag flag in enamel "Ich Reisse mit der Hapag." Nice enameled stickpin.

PRICE: $55.00

 

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Deutsche Arbeits Front Stickpin (Item PINS 4-4)

DESCRIPTION: This was the National Work Organization that millions belonged to. The pin is pewter and original.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Organization for Air Travel Lapel Pin (Item PINS 4-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is the lapel pin for officials of the group that existed to promote travel by airplanes and zeppelins. It was formed by Hermann Göring in the 1930's. This organization had much influence with the aircraft industry. (Rare lapel pin).

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Stickpin of the National Socialist Teachers' Organization (NSLB) (Item PINS 4-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nicely enameled pin with "Ges Gesch" on the back plus the maker's name "Offstätter Bonn."

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Hitler Youth Golden Leader's Sports Badge 1937 Lapel Pin (Item PINS 4-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is the lapel pin worn only by those Hitler Youth boys who qualified for the much-coveted Golden Leaders Sports Badge of 1937. This is a very beautiful, highly detailed badge with raised letters. On the back is the "RZM" with also raised "M/107." This even in lapel-pin form is awarded, not for purchase. Very rare.

PRICE: $99.00

 

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The SA Military Sports Badge Stickpin (Item PINS 4-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is the stickpin as worn by winners of the badge for excellence in military sports. This is the silver 2nd class.

PRICE: $68.00

 

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The German Front Line Fighter Veterans' Organization Lapel Pin (Item PINS 4-10)

DESCRIPTION: This was the membership pin for this organization that was the elite of the Stahlhelm group; the real front-line soldiers of WW I.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Luftwaffe Stickpin (Item PINS 4-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is the stickpin in genuine silver that would be worn by the Luftwaffe flying troops arm when in civilian clothes. This is a beautifully detailed stickpin. Very fine.

PRICE: $75.00

 

 

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Reich's Culture Chamber Stickpin (Item PINS 4-12)

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

PRICE:   $82.00

 

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German Army Stickpin (Item PINS 4-13; WEHR 3-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a German Army stickpin worn by off-duty soldiers to emphasize their pride in being in the finest army the world has ever seen struck in silver. The detail is better that the picture is able to show. Very fine, original, and sharp!

PRICE: $74.00

 

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Stickpin from the Cruiser Nürnberg (Item PINS 4-14; KRIEG 4-14)

DESCRIPTION: This famous light cruiser was commanded by Kapitän zur See Otto Kluber, and was stationed in the Baltic at the start of WWII. In 1935, she was commissioned in Kiel. She was sister ship of the famous Genisenau. She was considered the flagship to the commander in chief (reconnaissance forces). After the war she was handed over to our “precious allies,” the barbarian Russians, who then commissioned her under the thug name of Admiral Markarov. This is a rare stickpin made for proud crewmembers of this beautiful vessel.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Stickpin from the Police Sport Organization (Baden) (Item PINS 4-15; POLICE 1-13)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very beautiful stickpin from the police athletic group in the German state of Baden. It shows the familiar Baden Griffin holding the shield of sport victory with the words Badisher Polizeisport Verband. Beautiful gold-on-black enamel is applied on the bronze stickpin.

PRICE: $155.00; super nice!

 

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München Haupstadt der Bewegung Stickpin (Item PINS 4-16; NSD 9-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very important and pretty little stickpin. This badge with the famous Karlstor and the Munich maid was the Third Reich symbol for the city that was deemed the spiritual center of the NSDAP (Nazi Party). This was the birthplace of the movement (Bewegung). The figure in front of the gate has been called at various times the Munich Child, the Munich Maid, or the Munich Monk. It is said to be a monk’s robe on the first child born after a historic massacre in the 10th century, but has come to be endeared by Munichers and visitors to this beautiful city for centuries. Above the gate and between the towers is the Hoheitsadler or German eagle of the Third Reich. The pin is in genuine ‘835’ silver.

PRICE: $85.00; rare!

 

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Enameled Swastika Pin (Item PINS 4-16; NSD 10-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a lapel pin by nature. Although quite large it is brass with black enamel. It measures almost an inch square. This is a nice Bewegung article. This type was often worn by women to show solidarity with NSDAP ideals even though they might not be members as such and couldn’t wear the official party pin.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Membership Stickpin for NSAO (Item PINS 4-17)

DESCRIPTION: This is the stickpin membership badge of the NSAO, Reichsverband der Deutschen Arbeits Opfer. This is quite rare.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Rome-Berlin Axis Stickpin (Item PINS 4-18; I-FAS 2-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is very neat little silver stickpin designed and produced in silver by a jeweler extraordinaire, who designed for and produced silver jewelry for several of the companies which provided insignia, jewelry, and souvenirs for the military and the public, at large. Several years ago we were fortunate enough to be able to buy a very vast grouping of articles from him at a show in Germany. These were articles that he preserved at the end of the war and they remained hidden for around 60 years. To see the story of how these stickpins came into our possession see the section title “About Our Rings.” The stickpin we proudly offer here, we think, is one of his best as far as design. He made these to commemorate the Rome-Berlin Axis of 1936. It depicts the two heads of state: Adolf Hitler of Germany, and Benito Mussolini of Italy, with the words: “Roma-Berlino” on a column emanating from a swastika. The resemblances are great! The Rome-Berlin Axis originated in October 1936, with an accord reached by Hitler and Mussolini. The axis was solidified by an Italian-German Alliance in May 1939. Later, this was known as “The Pact of Steel.” The stickpin crafted in silver bears the silver designation mark of “800” on the back. For a stickpin it is unusually large (about 1 inch high). It was originally made for distribution in Italy, thus the Italian spelling of the names of the cities (Roma, Berlino), but the old gentleman said it caught on with the German public as well and thousands were ordered by the retail companies in the German homeland. They were made in brass, copper, and silver; the latter in rather limited issue. This is one of the greatest stickpins that we have ever come across, and you will appreciate it, as well.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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NSFK Stickpin in Silver (Item PINS 4-19)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the pieces of Third Reich jewelry that was acquired when we bought the massive collection in Stuttgart. See “About Our Rings.” This is the stickpin for off-duty wear for a member of the NSFK (National Socialist Flying Corps). It is a beautifully crafted depiction of Icarus from Greek mythology. This was the symbol of the NSFK. The pin is larger than most. It measures almost 1 inch from wingtip to wingtip. It is marked ‘800’ under the pin on the back of the swastika. Very nice.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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German Bund Stickpin (Item PINS 4-20; NSD 10-13; G-ABUND 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: The German-American Bund organization was formed out of the ”Friends of the New Germany.” This organization was made up of people who were strong in their patriotic Americanism, but also conscious of their Teutonic ancestry and within them strong racial and nationalistic feelings were stirred up when Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor of the German Reich. Just as American Jews now support Israel, these German people supported the National Socialist movement in the Fatherland. The members wore uniforms, sang the Horst Wessel Lied, and flew the swastika flag, but always just below the Stars and Stripes. But because of the strong representation of the Semitic people in the media, the “friends” became out of favor with the American public and Rudolf Hess requested that all German citizens leave the Friends of the New Germany and all the group’s leaders were recalled to Germany. Shortly after that a new replacement organization was formed in March 1936, in Buffalo, New York and called itself the German-American Bund, or Amerikadeutscher Volksbund (AV). The organization chose Munich native Fritz Kuhn as its Bundesleiter. The Bund created recreational camps such as Camp Siegfried in New York, Camp Nordland in New Jersey, Camp Hindenburg in Wisconsin, and Spring Garden Park in Buffalo, NY. They met in Milwaukee and Chicago beer halls and one of our advisors here at Germania often met with some of the former members at the Genesee Park Restaurant in Buffalo. He considered them great, old veterans (often they had served in the U.S. Army after the second dispersal of the AV). They had many great stories to tell and our friend was a police officer in this Queen City of the lakes and spent much of his off-duty time with the Bundists over glasses of imported German beer. One of his best friends was Buffalo fireman, who in his youth, was a member of the Jugenschaft, the equivalent of the Hitler Youth. In the Bund, Franz had won the bronze star in WWII for saving fellow GI’s, but he never fired at a German soldier and would have never considered doing so. He nevertheless remained a staunch believer in German ideals up until he died. The stickpin is in pure silver. It proclaims the message in English: “Your fight is my fight!” and around the border “German-American Bund” is seen. On the back are the initial ‘AV.’ (see earlier our notes on this). Also you can see the phase: “Kampf Jahre 1937.” All Bund equipment except for clothing all badges, flags, youth knives badges, etc This stickpin was something made for one of the major distributors in Ludenshied, the insignia center during the Third Reich. The maker was the jeweler who sold us the entire stock of all the items he still had in his possession 60 years after the war. To see the whole story of how we came into these items see the section “About Our Rings.” This is considered a very rare stickpin and when one turns up here or in German auctions they bring huge prices for such a little item. We are able to offer a very, very, competitive price because of our good fortune at Stuttgart. We offer this prodigiously important piece of history at a fair price. If you will look carefully at the picture of the Bund leaders you can see that George Froboese, the Gaulieter for the Midwest, is wearing such a pin in his overseas hat. He is on the left side of the photo. Otto Willomeit, Ortsgruppenleiter of the District of Chicago, is on the right. National leader Fritz Kuhn is in the center. The uniformed man is unknown to us.

PRICE: $115.00; while the small supply lasts

 

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NSKK Stickpin (Item PINS 4-21; SA 8-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the pieces of Third Reich jewelry that was acquired when we bought the massive collection in Stuttgart. See “About Our Rings.” The NSKK was the Motor Corps of the original SA Storm Troops. Its uniform was the same as the SA except for black trousers and a black crash helmet when in parade formation. This is the stickpin for off-duty wear and is marked on the back ‘800’ (silver).

PRICE: $84.00

 

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SA Stickpin in ‘925’ Silver (Item PINS 4-22; SA 8-5; SS 24-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the pieces of Third Reich jewelry that was acquired when we bought the massive collection in Stuttgart. See “About Our Rings.” This is the typical and traditional SA/SS eagle that continued to be worn by members of both corps right up to and through the Second World War. This is clearly marked on the back ‘925’ silver (almost pure). It has great detail and is dramatic in appearance invoking the turbulent Kampfzeit (struggle) for power in the 1930s.

PRICE: $95.00

 

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SA Sport Badge Silver Stickpin (Item PINS 4-23; SA 8-6; SS 24-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the pieces of Third Reich jewelry that was acquired when we bought the massive collection in Stuttgart. See “About Our Rings.” The SA Sport Badge was instituted by Stabschef Ernst Röhm on November 28, 1933 and could be awarded to SA and SS members. Hitler quickly saw the benefits of using such an award to stimulate the overall physical development of young German men. He then actually opened the possibility of winning it to the German public at large. It is a beautifully designed badge and the winners of it always wore it when in uniform and they proudly wore the off-duty stickpin when in civilian clothing. The elderly jeweler told us through his son that this was the item that was produced by him in the many thousands after it became a public award. It is so finely made that even a tiny ‘RZM’ shows up on the back.

PRICE: $65.00

 

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Volkswagenwerk Stickpin (Item PINS 4-24; GEN 10-8)

DESCRIPTION:Here is a beautiful little stickpin for the opening and cornerstone laying of the Volkswagen factory on May 26, 1938. The ceremony included the German Führer placing he cornerstone. It was then that Adolf Hitler named this KDF, Porsche car the “People’s Car”--Volkswagen--and it was that in the truest sense of the word. A storm of joyful applause erupted as the Führer took a seat in the test car. The workers proudly wore this stickpin as a symbol of their faith and enthusiasm for this little car. The pin is constructed with gorgeous black enamel finish and displays the VW symbol (dime sized).

PRICE: $58.00

 

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1944 Wound Badge Stickpin (Item PINS 4-25; WEHR 19-8; AH 16-3; )

DESCRIPTION: Here is a miniature 1944 Wound Badge in the form of a stickpin. It you read the section called “About Our Rings,” you will see a synopsis of how we bought a fabulous collection of jewelry, insignia, etc., in Stuttgart, Germany a few years ago. This stickpin in multiples was found in the huge grouping. The reason there were so many of these found is that our elderly jeweler made these up soon after the 1944 badge was authorized. BIG MISTAKE. He had thought that the stickpin would be highly thought of and could be proudly worn by people who would seek to honor their leader’s escape from death at the hands of the vile traitors of July 20, 1944. But, after making them and perhaps selling a few to clients, he was visited by the Geheimefeldpolizei, (German Military Secret Police) and cautioned to refrain from producing anymore of these pins for public consumption. At the time, he turned over about 100 of the pins to the officials and we would guess that actual recipients did end up owning one of these. The problem as it was explained to him was that this was almost a sacred item (the actual badge) and regardless of the patriot’s intent, this badge (or any semblance of it) could only be worn by the actual recipients. The actual badge was struck by the C.E. Junker firm in Berlin and only 47 badges were known to have been awarded. The miniature was intended to be sold to Junker, but this intervention by the Army Police curtailed any thoughts of marketing these miniatures at all. So we are told by this jeweler’s son that possibly 200 were made by his father. The dies were destroyed or turned over to the police, but the ones we managed to buy were all that were left. The detail is astounding and the letters on the front of the badge stand right out and could be read in Braille. They are so perfect the ‘800’ for silver content is clearly stamped on the back. We believe the Germans who bought 1/3 of the grouping have a couple struck in genuine gold, but we have only the silver version at this time.

PRICE: $179.00

 

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A Truthful CD Interview with Otto Remer: The Real Story of 20 July 1944 “WALKURIE”
(Item AH 16-3a & WEHR 19-8a & PINS 4-25a)

DESCRIPTION: Well, we all have seen the long expected film, Valkyrie (in German “Walkurie”). This Hollywood extravaganza is as was expected, a flamboyant glorification of a bunch of bumbling traitors who failed in their nefarious plans to assassinate Germany’s leader, Adolf Hitler, and thus hopefully make a separate peace with Germany’s enemies. Those of us that have sat through the talking head Bill O.Riley’s show have seen the nightly segment called Pinheads and Patriots that he spreads before us in his Neo-Con fashion. Well here in this “historic” docudrama we have a classic case of “Pinheads vs. Patriots” and Count Von Stauffenberg played by Tom Cruise was the classic “Pinhead” while the Patriot title goes to Col. Otto Remer. Due to the yellow rag press that exists in several countries including ours, the July 1944 conspirators are officially venerated while outstanding war time combat heroes and selfless patriots such as Col. & Late Brigadier General Otto Remer are dishonored. Otto Ernst Remer (born Aug 18, 1912) died Oct 4, 1997 at the age of 85. He served with distinction in the German army (1930-1945) during the Second World War. He served bravely as a front line officer in France, the Balkans and on the eastern front after promotion to Major and then Colonel in 1944. He was chosen to command the elite Grossdeutschland Guard Regiment in Berlin. It was in this post that the 31 year old officer played a historically pivotal role in putting down the attempt by a small circle of insurgent officers to kill Adolf Hitler and seize control of Germany’s government. It is interesting to note at this point, that if Germany (or the U.S) were ever to find their nations in another major war, it would be suicidal to cite as role models for its soldiers and officers the individuals such as Von Stauffenburg and the other conspirators and individuals who tried to assassinate the nation's leader and overthrow the government in a murderous Putsch. Every nation has a healthy survival instinct and naturally venerates, particularly in the time of war, individuals who make exemplary self sacrifice, and embrace patriotism and heroism -- men of the caliber of General Otto Ernst Remer. Fate had thrust Col. Remer into that fateful role, a challenge that he met and remained steadfast and loyal to his Wehrmacht oath. Count V. Stauffenberg also took that same oath but like the craven coward that he was, he not only broke it, but killed four fellow army officers and wounded scores of others in his failed homicidal mission. Had he been so dedicated to his ideals and murder was his agenda, why did he not simply walk into that command H.Q. and simply shoot the Fuhrer? At that point in time, army officers of his rank were trusted to wear their side arms in the buildings that Hitler was present in. Why?- - There looms only one answer --cowardice. On the other hand, Col. Remer forged forward and was directly responsible for the arrest of most of the conspirators on that fateful day. Now, as Paul Harvey used to say, “Here’s the rest of the story!” We offer a CD recording of an interview with Colonel Remer in 1987 called, ‘My Role in the Putting Down of the 1944 Attempt to Overthrow Hitler."  This is a two part recording wherein Remer gives the full fascinating account of his actions on July 20, 1944.  To us, it is much more interesting and truthful than “Valkyrie” with Tom Cruise.  The movie reviews call Stauffenberg a “good German.”  Well, that is very debatable. When it is put under the magnification of practical geopolitical warfare with this CD, we hope to illustrate the other side of the coin.  We believe we have the “Good German” in Col. Remer.  At the 1987 conference, Remer said he acted in good conscience and if he had it to do over he would do it all the same. I say if I had to write this review over again I would do it all the same! We now present this great talk by this brave man who now belongs to history.

PRICE: The two CD set  for $25.80 plus postage -- Don’t miss it !

 

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1944 Wound Badge "Commercial Type" (Item PINS 4-25b)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the stickpins produced by Herr Franz Schnell. See About Our Rings and Silver Insignia. This is very different from the one above at PINS 4-25. Please read abut this one. We believe that when the ones above were confiscated Schnell was allowed to make this one because the pattern was radically changed from the actual wound badge that was a dead ringer for the real badge as issued. You can see that in this one there are subtle but officially mandated changes such as the sword on the left having a quite different cross guard than the one on the right, but the major difference lies in the fact that Herr Schnell used a WWI-style (coal shuttle) helmet rather than the WWII style. Schnell’s son assumed that this was approved by the powers that be to be made and worn by patriots who supported their Führer through thick and thin no matter who might come against him or the Fatherland. The pin is slightly smaller than the one above, but just as crisp and clear in detail. It’s of genuine silver and stamped on the back as so with ‘800.’ It’s actually rarer than the other (at least we have fewer of them).

PRICE: $145.00 - REDUCED TO $84.00 SPECIAL!

 

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Minesweeper Badge of the Navy in Stickpin Form (Item PINS 4-26; KRIEG 6-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is the badge for naval personnel who served on minesweepers, subchasers, and escort vessels in the German Navy (Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch). The badge was instituted on 31 August 1940, by the Commander in Chief of the Navy, Grand Admiral Raeder. The stickpin in the exact form of the official badge is in exquisite detail and struck in genuine ‘800’ silver and so marked on the back. This was one of the wonderful silver pieces that we managed to purchase in Stuttgart a few years ago when we bought a huge collection of jewelry and insignia from an elderly gentleman who, in the 1930s and 1940s, was a jeweler specializing in silver articles of wear for several large companies that supplied such to the German Wehrmacht and NSDAP. For more information on this see About Our Rings. The badge in stickpin form is as important a relic as the full-sized badge itself, but is much more reasonably priced.

PRICE: $68.00

 

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Submarine War Badge (Uboot Kriegsabzeichen) (Item PINS 4-27; KRIEG 6-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a genuine ‘800’ silver stickpin that is a miniature of the full-sized U-boat badge of the German Navy. The badge was instituted in 1939 by the Commander in Chief of the Navy, Grand Admiral Raeder for crewmembers of submarines. The badges were presented by the individual commanders of the U-boats that are directed against the enemy and could prove themselves in two or more sorties against the enemy. The badge in stickpin form is worn on civilian clothing by proud members of the famous Wolf Packs. This is just one of hundreds of silver items bought in Stuttgart, Germany a few years ago from an elderly gentleman who once was a designer and finisher for several well-known companies furnishing badges and insignia for the Wehrmarcht. To know more about this fabulous purchase see About Our Rings. The badge in stickpin form is in very fine detail because silver items were the man’s specialty and it shows! The pin is in genuine ‘800’ silver and so marked on the back. It measures a little over 1/2 inch wide. This is a very neat little sea-war memento.

PRICE: $79.00

 

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Radio Operator/Gunner Badge (Silver Stickpin) (Item PINS 4-28; LUFT 11-15)

DESCRIPTION: This absolutely beautifully detailed silver stickpin is the Luftwaffe radio operator and air-gunner badge miniaturized into a fine silver stickpin with ‘800’ silver stamping on its backside. In incredible detail, it measures about 1/2 inches high. This is one of the jewelry pieces that we were lucky enough to procure in Stuttgart a few years back. See About Our Rings for more information on this. The badge it represents was instituted 19 January 1935 for radio- and gunner-qualified personnel. The airman would have to successfully pass the training course and participate in at least five operational flights. The items were probably meant to be shipped to Deumer in Ludenshod or Juncker in Berlin, who made the large version of the badge in silver. Many of the companies ordered their jewelry accouterments from our elderly jeweler when he was in business. This is a fine, detailed addition to any good Luftwaffe collection.

PRICE: $69.00

 

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Stickpin for Ground Combat of the Luftwaffe (Item PINS 4-29; LUFT 11-16)

DESCRIPTION: This was the Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe. The most notable of these infantry forces of the Luftwaffe was the elite formation known as the Hermann Göring Division. These forces remained under Göring’s control until July 1944, to recognize the many heroic deeds of the Luftwaffe personnel who distinguished themselves in ground combat. Reichsmarschal Göring ordered the establishment of this unique badge. It was instituted 31 March 1942. To receive the badge it was required that the Luftwaffe member had to have been directly involved in an assault or hand-to-hand combat. So this was a very coveted badge and we offer the stickpin that a recipient who qualified could proudly wear on his civilian clothing when on leave. The stickpin is in genuine ‘800’ silver and is so marked on the reverse. The pin, like so many others on our site, is part of a huge accumulation procured in Stuttgart, Germany a few years back from a man who was a Third Reich-period jeweler specializing in silver items that, in fact, were often designed by him and sold to major companies that dealt in jewelry, insignia, etc. See About Our Rings for more information on this. The stickpin badge is exquisite in detail as were most of the items produced by this man in the 1930 and 1940s.

PRICE: $74.00

 

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Stickpin of the Academy for Aeronautical Research (Item PINS 4-30 & LUFT 15-12)

DESCRIPTION: This stickpin is not the official miniature badge as shown in the Guide to Third Reich German Awards, second edition on page 204 although it is of the same dimensions. It's probably the finest detailed stickpin we have ever seen. You can almost count the feathers that are in the wings of the eagle. The piece is obviously die struck in silver and is marked ‘800’ on the reverse. This pin is evidently the only insignia that could be worn by employees and research staff on civilian clothing, and also by persons who provided donations and support were considered sponsoring members. It is thought that one did not have to be a recipient of the actual membership badge to wear this pin. Only the one was employed in the aeronautical industry might authorize the wearing of this piece of fine jewelry for membership was regarded as a high distinction and something that everyone involved in the various air research services worked to achieve. Membership is not confined to Germans, but embraced distinguished foreigners as well. Among these were Italian, Finnish, Bulgarian, and Japanese aeronautical experts. Sponsoring members’ badges, which this seems to be, was in silver, but without the leaf chain as seen on the full-sized badge. This is a very rare item. The badge for full membership was in gold, while this stickpin was in silver. The ‘800’ silver marks are seen on the back along with the seal of the academy.

PRICE: $150.00

 

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Contact Us

Please refer to item designator in parentheses in all correspondence.

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