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Tin Swastika Cigarette Box (Item SA 8-1; NSDAP 9-14)
|DESCRIPTION: Here is a very nice little Kitch box from the early Kampzeit period of the party. It measures 4 x 3 1/4 inches and is 1 3/4 inches deep. It is quite handsome in a shiny enamel finish sporting the swastika and the black, white (silver), and red colors of Germany; the true colors! It is lined with cedar sides and bottom. It was probably a Christmas or birthday gift for a zealous party faithful. It is a nice piece of NSDAP early Kitch item. A few nicks in the paint do not in any way detract from the simple beauty of the item.
The Brown Chest (Braune Truhe)(Item SA 8-2)
|DESCRIPTION: This is simple tile for an item that is so patently important to the NS philosophy and agenda. With the box is a brown paper that has at its top the words: “Erläuterung der Bemalung der ‘Braunen Truhe’.” The following is a translation of what is on the paper and this is running commentary of what the symbols that are seen on it mean:
The "Deutschland Erwacht" part means, "Germany is awake."
Paintings on the brown box are supposed to reflect the national resurrection of the German people.
The middle stripes on the sides of the box made out of little figurines switching between man and woman in the colors of black white red symbolizes the German people greeting and cheering its leader.
The brown figures above and below the middle stripe symbolize the beginning the NSDAP (National Socialist German Worker’s Party).
The two halves of the visible swastikas in the middle resemble the beginning letters of the leaders of nationalistic Germany; Hitler and Hindenburg.
The baseline with its length of 30 cm is supposed to remind of January 30, 1933, the day on which the National Government with Hitler as the chancellor was called out by Hindenburg.
The five rows of the greeting Germans on the three squares of the box walls are supposed to remind of March 5, 1933, the day on which the nationalistic-thinking people elected its leader
The exclamation under the lower side gold reflects the longstanding power which of the leader and his followers has given.
The exclamation above the gold with the altered last letter reflects the now-starting fulfillment.
The designs on the cover reflect the rising of the German people protected and supported by the brown shirts that are grouped around it.
The golden circle represents the unity and inner connectedness in the service of the German fatherland.
The swastikas below their feet are the firm ground on which they receive their strength.
On the inside of the box top is the picture of Adolph Hitler as is it carried by every nationalistic-thinking German in his or her heart. He is the flame on which the fire got lit and it fuels the glowing and ever-increasing enthusiasm of the German people.
This message carried by this simple wooden chest says everything about the National Socialist movement. It couldn’t be better said. This is a very prodigiously important NS relic and we are proud to offer it for the consigner. It will take a collector who can look beyond the SA dagger, the SA Kep, the Stalhelm, the even the Knight’s Cross, etc. This must go to the buyer who is a student of the Bewegung and its meaning to contemporary history and its spiritual side. Here is the “Brown Box” in all its importance to the age! Deutschland Erwacht!
SA Dagger(Item SA 8-3)
|DESCRIPTION: This dagger with solid-nickel fittings was manufactured by Carl Eickhorn in Solingen. It bears the “W.f.” (Westfalian) mark on the cross guard. The blade is extra fine. The scabbard is the anodized early style. It shows legitimate wear. The “Alles für Deutschland” motto still has all the silvered anodized finish. The grip shows few nicks on the rear portion; almost looks like 2 slight notches (very slight!). Let’s hope they are from two dispatched Red Front casualties of the Kampfzeit.
NSKK Stickpin (Item SA 8-4; PINS 4-21; NSKK 1-2)
|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.” 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).
SA Stickpin in ‘925’ Silver (Item SA 8-5; PINS 4-22; 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.
SA Sport Badge Silver Stickpin (Item SA 8-6; PINS 4-23; 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. It became a public award. It is so finely made that even a tiny ‘RZM’ shows up on the back.
SA Dagger (RZM) (Item SA 8-7)
|DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice example of the standard SA (RZM) dagger. It has a very fine grip with practically no blemishes in the cross guards. The scabbard is very fine with no marring or scratches. The blade shows that it received much in the way of polishing; probably by the original brown-shirt owner. The numbers and date are still clear; however. M7/66 1941 is the RZM code. The blade has some strange graining, but is still presentable as a collectible. The marks look as if the dagger was introduced slightly to a polishing wheel. Other than that, it is an extremely fine-condition Storm Troop dagger.
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