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Flags, Banners, and Miscellaneous Cloth
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Flag Opener

 

Germania International announces on this page a collection
of recently acquired flags of the Third Reich. These are some of
the finest Fahnen und Standarten ever assembled
that you can now view here.



 

 

Kriegsmarine Flag

Kriegsmarine Flag

 

Kriegsmarine Flag

Kriegsmarine Flag
You can see where it
was ripped away from the bunting.

Kriegsmarine Flag

Kriegsmarine Flag

Kriegsmarine Flag

Original Reichskriegsflagge; Tattered, but Proud (Item FLAG 5-1)


DESCRIPTION: Here is a good-sized war flag that was torn from a flagpole by a German soldier in Berlin at the Wehrmacht headquarters. He did this at the last minute thus exposing his life to danger! He was a patriotic soldier and he did this as a token of loyalty to his creed and devotion to the cause. He did not want to see this symbol of past glories fall into the hands of the Mongol hordes set loose from Hell that had destroyed the beautiful German capital. He knew he would not be able to carry a flagpole along in his escape so he tore the flag away from its mount thereby ripping it away from its bunting edge. So, what’s left is a war flag without the sailcloth-type edging to which one secured the rope that supported the attachment to the pole. So, what’s offered here is definitely an authentic Reichskriegsflagge taken in battle and the price is far less than one that would be in mint shape as the one listed below. Therefore, if it is the symbolism you seek, here is the real thing: tattered, but still proud with martial glory in its past. The size is 93 x 58 inches and you can see in our attached images that the bunting is missing and there are a few small rips and holes. These really do not detract from the flag’s overall dramatic appearance. This is truly a bargain at:

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Early Party Banner (Item FLAG 5-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is the type banner that would hang from balconies, bridges, telegraph poles, etc during the hectic 1920’s during what the Nazis called the “Kampfzeit” (the time of the struggle for power). This because of its early form of Swastika it is quite rare. The usual Swastika was mobile (in other words turning). This is the squared off rigid symbol as used extensively by the SA. This large banner is 10 foot 3 inches long by 48 inches wide. It is old (72 years?) but still could be described as in excellent condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Flags

Flags

Flags

Flags
Rope loop

Flags
Complete rope assembly used
in securing to flagpole

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Nazi eagle stamp placed above
the “M” for Marine (Navy)

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Initials “R.Kr.Fl.” which stand for
“Reichs-Kriegs-Flagge”

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Size in German 150 x 250 cm

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Stamped-on identification of manufacturer:
G.A. Fröhlichs Sohn A.G. Warnsdorf. Sud.

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Town where made

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Flags

Reichskriegsflagge (War Flag) (Item FLAG 5-2a; KRIEG 10-22)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the nicest one of these rare items that has come along in a long time. It’s the most desirable size at 150 x 250 cm (59 x 98 inches). It has all of the great bunting edge markings that anyone could desire. We have been able to discern one tiny moth hole at the end, but it doesn’t take anything anyway from the absolute beauty of this wonderful ensign. You just do not find them this nice anymore thus the price is quite reasonable considering all.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Flags

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The Kriegsfahne is raised in Greece

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Flags

Flags

Reichskriegsflagge (War Flag) (Item FLAG 5-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is possibly one of the nicest, cleanest, and most-sought-after war flags of this size we have ever offered. This one measures 31 x 53 inches; the perfect N.S. Wehrmacht collectible. It has the lanyard loops and the German size is noted in the bunting edge where it shows “Kr.Fl. 80x135.” The letters “Kr.Fl.” stand for Kriegsflagge. The company of manufacture is shown as well–Lorenz Summa Söhne in Oberkotzau, a small municipality in upper Franconia in the district of Hof in Bavaria. The flag is in absolute mint condition and seldom do they ever show up like this. Don’t miss it!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Flags

Flags

Flags

Flags

Another Mint Condition Reichskriegsflagge by the same company as the one seen above at Item 5-3 (Item FLAG 5-3a)

DESCRIPTION: A WWII vet brought this flag back from the war as part of a pair. It’s labeled the same as the one above and is also in mint condition. This, as mentioned, is the ideal size sought by collectors for display. It has the lanyard loops and is marked with the size imprinted in the bunting “Kr.Fl. 80x135” and this is equivalent to 31 x 53 inches. (“Kr.Fl.” stands for “Kriegsflagge [war flag]). We have never seen any better flags than this pair; very exceptional!!!

PRICE: $875.00; Sale; reduced to $775.00

 

Banner

Banner

Banner
This is the most important part: “RZM”

Banner
The label

Banner
The label’s upper portion

Banner
A suspension loop

Banner
Another type of SS banner

Banner
We see Hitler Youth members with the type of
trumpets this banner would go on.

Banner

Banner
Yet another SS trumpet banner shown on the proper instrument.

Banner
Another type of SS banner

Original Bugle Banner with RZM Acceptance Label (Item FLAG 5-4; SS 38-14)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a genuine SS Trumpet Banner with the SS runes on one side and the standard swastika flag on the other side. Evidently, this was the only general-issue trumpet banner distributed by the inner offices of the Allgemeine-SS. Many Pakistani-made copies of SS banners in all shapes and forms are seen regularly on various websites. The major difference here is that this one is an actual SS issue. At the topmost middle section high above the runics one can see two cloth labels one above the other that contain the “RZM” issue wording “Von Reichsführer SS befohlene Ausführung” and the tag below this has the RZM SS numbers for this particular issue. The meaning of the tag on top would be proclaiming that the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler has approved the issue of this particular piece. In all the years I have been engaged in the procurement of rare NS items I have never actually found an issue bugle banner. Many of us who are collectors and dealers are familiar with a similar tag that is found in issue SS armbands. When one of these is found it has much more value than the later type that did not have a label, or had a paper label. In our estimation, this bugle banner so marked, is exceptionally rare and important. This piece measures 28 x 18½ inches including the fringe. It has three support tabs at the top that would fit the bottom rail of the trumpet. On the swastika side, there are two small tears about seven inches from the top. The item has been carefully checked with black light and passes all tests. This is 100 percent an original-issue SS relic. For those of you that have continually requested of us a genuine SS trumpet banner, “finally” here is the best one you will probably ever see!

PRICE: SOLD

 

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag
Manufacturer's tag

Navy Flag
Rope hoist loops

Navy Flag
Grand Admiral Erich Raeder

Navy Flag
Grand Admiral Raeder at naval review

Navy Flag
Grand Admiral Raeder with other high-ranking Wehrmacht officials

Navy Flag
Grand Admiral Dönitz

Navy Flag
Grand Admiral Dönitz

Command Flag of Großadmiral of the Kriegsmarine (Item FLAG 5-5; KRIEG 10-28)

DESCRIPTION: The rank of Großadmiral–Grand Admiral–was equivalent to the Royal Navy’s rank of Admiral of the Fleet, and the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy, both five-star, flag-officer ranks. Only two individuals attained the rank of Grand Admiral during the Third Reich period: General Admiral Erich Raeder, then-Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine, was made a grand admiral on 1 April 1939, which he held until his resignation on 30 January 1943. Admiral Karl Dönitz, commander of the U-boat force, replaced Raeder as Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine, and assumed the rank of grand admiral at that time. This 12-inch-square flag is of the size normally flown on an admiral’s barge or a captain’s gig while the officer was aboard making ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore trips. This flag is of white-wool construction and has a multicolored, printed image of the insignia of the grand admiral. It features a golden-yellow Wehrmacht-style national eagle with black-and-brown accents superimposed over multicolored, crossed grand admiral’s batons, and a black-and-white bordered black Iron Cross. The batons feature blue staffs with golden-yellow, brown, silver, and black accents and detailing. Each has a golden-yellow fouled anchor and a black Iron Cross within diamond-shaped borders and fluted end pieces. Both sides of the flag have the image with the eagle facing towards the hoist edge (forward). The top, bottom, and fly edges of the flag have a dual-ply hem and the hoist edge has a dual-ply cotton bunting with a small tunnel-looped suspension rope. This is an extremely scarce rank/command flag for the highest rank in the Kriegsmarine. It has a few scattered moth holes but overall . . . excellent plus.

PRICE: $3,200.00

 

Banner

Banner

Banner

Banner

Banner

Décor Banner with Swastika and Tassels (Item FLAG 5-6)

DESCRIPTION: This odd, but authentic, banner was the type used and hung from a crossbar and carried much like a “Germany Awake” standard. Many such draperies and banners were used in the gaily bedecked streets of Munich in 1937. The event was known as 2000 years of German culture and it was possibly the greatest dramatization of the importance of Teutonic “Kultur” and beauty ever assembled. The wonderful parade featured mobile floats, equestrian Teutonic knights, lovely German maidens, and almost every depiction of swastikas that could possibly exist. The parade was to celebrate the opening of the Haus der Deutschen Kunst where the finest of true German art was on display and revered by the people. Today the museum is still there but filled with the most hideous, filthy, iniquitous garbage that the diabolic, depraved Marxists pass off as art. We believe this banner might well be one of the special trappings of this marvelous event. The banner measures about 45 x 29 inches including the tassels. It is in good shape other than having a few stains here and there. This is a rare Third Reich trapping, indeed.

PRICE: $650.00

 

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Navy Flag

Very Nice Kriegsmarine (Naval) Battle Flag (Item FLAG 5-7; KRIEG 10-29)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a really fine Kriegsflagge in the highly desirable size 67 x 39 inches. This rarely found flag has all the markings that collectors try to obtain. It has the eagle stamp that sits on the large “M” that shows the flag is for the Marine (navy ). Then it has the German size in centimeters noted as 100 X 170 (39 x 67 inches) and then is seen the company that manufactured it. In this case, it was by the firm “G.A.Fröhlichs Sohn A.G.Warnsdorf. Sud.” It also bears the initials “R.Kr.Fl.” which stands for “Reichskriegsflagge.” The flag is in practically mint condition with one tiny hole (really tiny!!!). If you have ever sought a really good-looking naval flag here it is! This one is a little different from the usual battle flag in that it does not have a hoisting rope. Rather, it has an open channel that would accept a hanging rod and it was probably made for display in a naval installation or fleet headquarters—RARE!

PRICE: $785.00; a bargain, for sure!; At least temporarily removed.

 

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag
The helmet is placed to give a viewer perspective of the massive size of the flag.

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag
Torn fabric end

Swastika Flag
A hole

Swastika Flag
Another hole

Swastika Flag
Clip attachment

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag

Swastika Flag

Preposterously Huge NS Flag (Item FLAG 5-8)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the largest National Socialist flag we have ever offered. It is ‘awesome’ measuring 144 inches by 133 inches. It has a few rips and tears, but is in generally good condition; keep in mind how old it is!. We have placed a German helmet on the flag to give the viewer some perspective as to the immense scale of this Hakenkreuzfahne. Want to convince your PC neighbors that you are not politically correct? Why not get a large pole and run this bad guy up in front of your house! (Freedom of Expression). Isn’t that what it is called?

PRICE: $785.00

 

German War Flag

German War Flag

German War Flag

German War Flag

German War Flag
Finishing touches, 1943

German War Flag

German War Flag

Great Reichskriegsflagge (Item FLAG 5-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an original mint-condition military flag used by all sections of the Wehrmacht in WWII; however, they almost never are found in this pristine condition. This could well be the best one you will ever encounter. It is the size most desired by collectors; the size is printed on the bunting edge as 100 x 170, and that is in centimeters and corresponds to about 39 X 67 inches. Along the edging are the letters “LOH.KR-FL” meaning “Kriegsflagge.” Both of the hoisting rope loops are there. We assume this flag was not for naval usage since the eagle and “M” stamp are not indicated here. It was probably meant for army or air force display. Here is without a doubt the epitome of Kriegsfahne. Of all the German WWII flags, this war flag seems to always be the favorite for collectors worldwide, and this one in this condition just has to be the very best!!!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Jakob Grimminger, standard-bearer of the November 9th Blutfahne

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A memorial to the fallen of November 9, 1923

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Part of flag section lock: open position

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Part of flag section lock: partially locked position

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A very early image of NSDAP members with a nonmobile swastika flag. “X” denotes Hitler

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Note the spear-top SA flag in the background

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Note that the spear top was used by the as well as the SA

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Hochland SA march in Munich in early 1920s

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Blood Flag is shown here prior to the consecration of flags and standard

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Other sacred traditions flags are paraded in Munich

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Hochland SA in review before the Führer. NOTE: Lederhosen.

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Hochland SA troopers. Notice the blue collar tabs.

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From page 248 in the book The SA: A Historical Perspective by Jill Halcomb

Magnificent Historical SA Unit Flag with Pole and Spear Top (Item FLAG 5-10, SA 15-7; PARTEI 4-18)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very important SA flag with the original-issue flagpole. For those collectors who have been around for considerable years they will immediately recognize the name of the late Bob Coleman. Mr. Coleman was the world’s greatest expert on the Sturmabteilung (SA) and it was he that did the expertise on this incredible flag. Here is what Mr. Coleman had to say: “This is an interesting SA Sturmfahne for Sturm 32 Standarte 3 Gruppe Hochland, which was headquartered in Augsburg Scheissgraben Str-16. The additional unit patches indicated other Sturm that were associated into this Sturm. What makes this flag so interesting is a large bloodstain on the middle edge and bottom corner. There are several smaller bloodstains on the red field of the flag.” Mr. Coleman presumed this would have indicated that the flag had been carried by an injured SA member due to a violent encounter with members of the Red Front. He went on to say that he was attempting to research the flag to discover the source of the stains. Blood stained items from the period of struggle were highly revered items in the Third Reich. In a further description, he goes on to say of it: “Flag with these traditions numbers according to the 1938 Order Standarte 3 was for the Augsburg SA group of Hochland. Standarte 15 was Donauwörth, also Hochland. The flag was first held by Sturm 22/15, then handed over to Sturm 10/15 and later to Sturm 29 from Standarte 3 and 22, and finally it ended in the hands of Sturm 32 from Standarte 3. The color for Hochland was light blue. (This was signed Bob Coleman.) In our opinion the flag itself dates very early during the Kampzeit, and was carried as a traditional unit flag and was actually carried into the heat of battle. This is well named as a traditions Kampzeit flag. It seems certain that it was battle tested in the struggle against the horrible Communist menace that beset Germany in those days; therefore, it deserves a place of honor in perpetual display and when this present time of insanity subsides perhaps it will be a featured and honored as it certainly deserves. The Hochland-SA Standarte was one of the toughest of the Brown battalions; they were for the most part Bavarian mountain men and although their tunics and shirts were standard SA issue,the trousers they wore were Lederhosen (leather shorts in parade formation.

Flag Description

The flag is huge!. The cloth comprising the actual flag measures 45 inches wide and 50 inches long. The pole that fits together like a bayonet with a special metal fitting measures altogether at 115 inches. The swastika is of the 1920s style that has the nonmobile configuration that does not tilt as with the later and more recognized style. The later ceremonial flags were usually featured with silver fringe along three of the edges. Make no mistake, here is a battle-scarred and bloodied veteran of the war known as the Kampzeit and that to the NSDAP would be thought of as a “Heilige Reliquie” (Sacred Relic). It is a safe certainty that it was consecrated by the touch of the Blutfahne at the Nuremberg Rally. The spear topper was in all probability added later by one of the SA Sturms because the earliest flags had no actual toppers when they were carried into street combats. The topper bears the RZM stamping. It is generally believed that the spear-point flagpole tops were introduced in the early or middle 1930s and were widely used by both the SA and in some instances by the . There truly are few historically important items that could match this extremely rare surviving treasure and it should be in a museum or at least a very noteworthy collection. Alles für Deutschland.

PRICE: $20,000.00

 

German War Flag

German War Flag

German War Flag

Large NSDAP Flag or Banner (pre-1933)-Kampfzeit (Item FLAG 5-11; NSD 22-15)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a big one! Size 50 x 120 inches. It is double sided so it could be used as a fluttering flag or hanging on a wall outside or inside of a building. It’s in good shape except for a VERY minor rip or two along its top edge. This flag is rare in that it is a very early style (pre-1933) in that the swastika is what we term as “stationary” vice “mobile” (squared off, not angled as with the later examples). Also, the very early 1920s-style flags are in a deep-red coloration rather than seen with the lighter, red color in the post-Machtergreifung types. These Kampfzeit flags are very scarce today and seldom turn up. We are most fortunate to be able to offer one.

PRICE: $950.00

 

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