The result of these competing and sometimes conflicting goals among the victors was compromise that left none contented: Germany was not pacified or conciliated, nor permanently weakened.
This would prove to be a factor leading to later conflicts, notably and directly World War II. German War Booty is pleased to offer this great looking and well marked plastic KdF Volkswagen Berlin Auto Show Tinnie being a very rare original of a highly copied item.
In the early s the German auto industry was still largely composed of luxury models, and the average German rarely could afford anything more than a motorcycle. As a result only one German out of 50 owned a car. Seeking a potential new market, some car makers began independent "peoples' car" projects.
Josef Ganz developed the Standard Superior going as far as advertising it as the "German Volkswagen". Despite heavy lobbying in favor of one of the existing projects, it soon became apparent that private industry could not turn out a car for only RM. Thus, Hitler chose to sponsor an all-new, state-owned factory. The intention was that ordinary Germans would buy the car by means of a savings scheme " Fünf Mark die Woche musst du sparen, willst du im eigenen Wagen fahren " — "Five marks a week you must put aside, if you want your own car to ride " , which around , people eventually paid into.
Prototypes of the car called the "KdF-Wagen" German: Kraft durch Freude — "strength through joy" , appeared from onwards the first cars had been produced in Stuttgart. The car already had its distinctive round shape and air-cooled, flat-four, rear-mounted engine.
The VW car was just one of many KdF programs which included things such as tours and outings. The prefix Volks— "People's" was not just applied to cars, but also to other products in Europe; the "Volksempfänger" radio receiver for instance. It was later renamed "Volkswagenwerk GmbH" on 16 September Erwin Komenda, the longstanding Auto Union chief designer, developed the car body of the prototype, which was recognizably the Beetle known today. The building of the new factory started 26 May in the new town of KdF-Stadt, now called Wolfsburg, which had been purpose-built for the factory workers.
This factory had only produced a handful of cars by the time war started in None was actually delivered to any holder of the completed saving stamp books, though one Type 1 Cabriolet was presented to Hitler on 20 April his 49th birthday. War meant production changed to military vehicles, the Type 82 Kübelwagen "Bucket car" utility vehicle VW's most common wartime model , and the amphibious Schwimmwagen which were used to equip the German forces. As was common with much of the production in Nazi Germany during the war, slave labor was utilized in the Volkswagen plant.
The company would admit in that it used 15, slaves during the war effort. Many of the slaves were reported to have been supplied from the concentration camps upon request from plant managers. A lawsuit was filed in by survivors for restitution for the forced labor. Volkswagen would set up a voluntary restitution fund.
Nice looking Hamburg Cross with a great patina showing some enamel damage. This is a scarce maker. This was an early saying of the Friesland district where Oldenburg is located.
I have had one before from a different DDAC group. This piece measures 4. SA Sport's Badge in Bronze. Spanish Cross in Bronze with Swords. Nice looking bronze-based Spanish Cross in Bronze with Swords being an un-marked example by Meybauer having a good look with a fair amount of the original bronze finish intact. This award was awarded to those from eastern countries overrun by the Germans who had fought within the German Armed Forces. After Italy surrendered in September of some troops remained loyal to Mussolini and a new government was formed in the north of Italy known as the RSI and troops under this regime which was to last until the end of the war were sent to Germany to receive military training.
This badge was issued to those who received that training, as well as to the instructors and was instituted on order of Mussolini. This is a quality piece being a fine German-produced example being a very thin piece with a nice vault and nice fine tapering when looked at from the sides with a reverse set-up not often encountered having a nice patina to the entire piece. The pin on this example has been broken. As of research determined that this piece was awarded to a member who joined the Party on June 13, but at that time a name match was not found.
Nice looking non-magnetic frosted silver-plated, tomback-based World War One Prussian Army Pilot's Badge being of two-piece hollow construction. This badge first came out in and was worn until After that veterans continued to wear the piece with this example being produced in the s. This piece has a fine patina and a great look. You do not see many medals from this organization. Nice looking 25 Year Faithful Service Medal. Spanish Cross in Bronze with Swords by "4". Spanish Cross in Bronze by "4".
Spanish Cross in Silver by "4". The Arrow Cross Party Hungarian: During its short rule, ten to fifteen thousand people many of whom were Jews were murdered outright, and 80, people were deported from Hungary to their deaths in the Auschwitz concentration camp. It had its origins in the political philosophy of pro-German extremists such as Gyula Gömbös, who famously coined the term "national socialism" in the s. The party was outlawed in but was reconstituted in as the Arrow Cross Party, and was said to be modeled on the Nazi Party of Germany.
The iconography of the party was clearly inspired by that of the Nazis; the Arrow Cross emblem was an ancient symbol of the Magyar tribes who settled Hungary, thereby suggesting the racial purity of the Hungarians in much the same way that the Nazi swastika was intended to allude to the racial purity of the Aryans. The party's ideology was similar to that of Nazis. The Arrow Cross Party conceived Jews in racial as well as religious terms, although the necessary scientific capital for a widespread and elaborate program of eugenics simply did not exist in Hungary at the time.
Mother's Cross, Silver Grade. Good looking Mother's Cross, Silver Grade, with original ribbon. The financial support could be provided by full SS members or others who sympathized with the SS.
The supporters would make regular contributions to the SS. This piece is well marked on the reverse. German Young Horseman's Badge. Good looking German Young Horseman's Badge. Medal for Unification with Austria. Nice looking Medal for Unification with Austria on original ribbon.
Russian Front Medal by "13". Great looking Russian Front Medal by "13 with original ribbon. Only 31, of these were issued. This example has a great look with a pleasing patina and some wear to the enamel but is in overall excellent condition for a worn example being a textbook example by Zimmermann. The pin on this example appears to have been glued to the hinge but this could be easily remedied. This is a scarce early example by the premier maker. This piece has a chip to the enamel.
This example appears to have had some well done repair work to the enamel. Good looking bronze-based Westwall Medal. Nice looking Packet and Ribbons for Ostvolk Decoration for Merit, Second Class in Silver, by "" being a factory-pickup never having had the medal applied purchased from the vet's family.
Landwirtschaftskammer für die Rheinprovinz Faithful Service Medal. Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords by "4". Beautiful tomback-based silver-plated Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords by "4" in choice condition. You do not see this maker often. Silesian Eagle, Second Class. Nice looking Silesian Eagle, Second Class.
It is interesting to note how much cruder this design is executed. Spanish Cross in Silver by Petz and Lorenz. Beautiful and rare Spanish Cross in Silver by Petz and Lorenz being a silver-plated tombac-based example of the highest quality.
This example without swords is rarer than the examples with swords. A quick check indicates that only of this grade were awarded versus 8, with swords.
Baltic Cross, First Class. Good looking Baltic Cross, First Class. WW2 Spanish War Cross. Spanish Cross in Bronze by Petz and Lorenz. Good looking Spanish Cross in Bronze by Petz and Lorenz being a tombac-based example of the highest quality having lost one of the eagles to time and priced accordingly. Hitler and Hindenburg Medal, Silver Marked.
Medal for Entry into Czechoslovakia. Nice looking Medal for Entry into Czechoslovakia. The medal is complete with the original mounted ribbon. Great looking bronze-based Spanish Cross in Bronze with Swords having a nice honest patina being a vet-estate pickup by a friend.
Good looking Coburg Badge measuring 5cm by 3. On October 14th of Hitler lead a group of National Socialists via train from Munich into Coburg which was under the influence of Marxists and a brief street fight ensued with the people of the Coburg eventually taking the side of the Nazis.
It would seem that this badge is a commemorative badge for the tenth anniversary of this event. German Hunting Association "D. Great looking numbered, zinc-based German Hunting Association "D. Silesian Eagle Order, First Class. Good looking Fascist Italian-German O. This badge was issued to those who received that training, as well as to the instructors and was instituted on order of Mussolini with this being the version for officers.
The reverse has the coke-bottle style pin which is magnetic and there is some minor oxidation at the back with this example recently coming out of an area estate.
Pictures Have one for sale? Email me John at militarybuyer aol. Luftwaffe Honor Roll Clasp. Nice looking gilded tombac Luftwaffe Honor Roll Clasp on original ribbon. Good looking and hard to find original Sardinia Shield. In July a semi-official cap badge was introduced for wear by divisional personnel.
Stamped sheet metal, silver washed badge in the form of the island of Sardinia with a superimposed diagonally angled broad sword.
The island has embossed and impressed topographical features and the embossed names of two of the major towns on the island, "Olbia" and "Cagliari". The badge was bestowed along with a certificate, which was to be placed in the Soldbuch, that stated the individual, as a member of the 90TH Panzer Grenadier Division, had the authorization to wear the badge.
A photographed example can be seen in J. The 90TH Panzer Grenadier Division was the second division to be allotted the numerical designation The 90TH Panzer Grenadier Division was transferred to Sicily and on to northern Italy in the fall of and was employed in all the major campaigns in Italy including, Cassino, Anzio, the Caesar and Gothic lines and the battle of the Po River until it was destroyed at Bologna in April For a brief period in early the division was under command of Generalleutnant Gerhard Graf von Schwerin who was responsible for the semi-official Windhund, Greyhound , cap badge of the TH Panzer Division.
Great looking Cased German Cross in Silver Deutsches Kreuz in Silber by "20" marked on the underside of the pin being in perfect condition with minor storage wear only and having excellent enamel with this being a textbook example by this maker and this being one of the few makers that made the piece in the silver version with these being scarcer than the gold versions with its original issue case having never before been in a collection.
Great looking German Cross in Silver Deutsches Kreuz in Silber by "1" marked on the back of the pin being in beautiful condition with this example weighing This example was never before in a collection coming out of the woodwork with M This example has a beautiful frosted silver frame and is in excellent condition never having been in a collection before. Early Carlsberg Brewery Medal with Swastika. Interesting use of the swastika on an early medal from the huge Danish brewery and congolomerate.
Great looking Cased German Eagle Order 2nd Class with Swords, by " 21" having excellent enamel and being finished in gold-plated silver measuring 5cm in diameter. Both pieces are magnetic. Krim Shield, Luftwaffe Backed. Good looking Krim Shield being a Luftwaffe cloth backed example with two of the original prongs still present. This piece is magnetic. These badges came in three versions, being this style with this reverse having the safety pin-back, then the second style having a lapel version reverse with no maker mark and the third version also being a lapel version reverse having a maker mark.
This is a fairly scarce badge. The ribbon ring is marked "". Great looking bronze example measuring This piece measures 3 by 3. Missing Log Version being vet-pickup by me. The prongs on this example are the correct length for this variant. German Horseman's Badge in Gold.
Great looking and well-marked early tombac-based German Horseman's Badge in Gold. Swastika from German Cross. This piece was a vet-family pickup by me. Three-Place Luftwaffe Medal Bar.
This early piece is made of fine enamels with silver over a tombak base measuring 2. This piece measures 4cm in diameter and is well marked on the reverse. Badge for Completion of km of the Autobahn. This piece measures 3 by 2. Nordfront Cross, Version. Good looking Nordfront Cross with perfect enamel. Official's Badge for the Italian Delegation of the P.
Oranization on Their German Visit. This piece is well marked and measures 2. The OND " Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro " or National Recreational Club was the was the Italian Fascist leisure and recreational organization and set up in by Mussolini and organized events and outings for its members and the PNF Partito Nazionale Fascista was an Italian political party, created by Benito Mussolini as the political expression of fascism and ruled Italy from to This medal was awarded to those from eastern countries overrun by the Germans who had fought within the German Armed Forces.
Nice looking German Cross in Gold Deutsches Kreuz in Gold by "20" being an early heavy tombac example having textbook weights and dimensions coming in at Good looking Olympic Service Medal on original ribbon.
This example is magnetic. I have not done any research on the number to date. Gau Sudetenland Commemorative Badge Stickpin. This rare piece measures 18 by 22mm.
This excellent and rare zinc-based Anti-Partisan Badge, Silver-Grade retains a good part of original finish. The reverse has the coke-bottle style pin which is magnetic with this piece measuring This example is in perfect condition retaining the original frosting and I do not think it can be upgraded.
The Zionists proposed that the status of German Jews be regulated on a group basis, and asked for government help towards emigration. Von Mildenstein was approached to write something favorable about Zionism and its project in Palestine, and agreed on the condition that he could make a visit and he did accompanied by Tuchler.
He was favorably impressed, and saw advantages for Germany, as well as for the SS as proposers of a policy. It ran for twelve parts. Von Mildenstein saw in the Jewish settlement on the land a form of rebirth fitting Nazi notions about blood and soil, as well as a way of ridding Germany of Jews. But life was difficult in Palestine, and problems were looming, in Palestinian Arab resistance to Zionist colonization and British rule.
This is a rare original and I have recently seen reproductions with incorrect details appearing on internet auctions but they have lettering and details that are wrong.
A corroded example in two pieces was recovered at the site of an early Third Reich Airfield. Baden, Field Service Decoration, to Nice looking German Cross in Gold Deutsches Kreuz in Gold by "20" showing some honest use having an indent to the wreath at the 4 o'clock position.
This example weighs This example has a good look being a textbook example by Zimmermann. Great looking Special Badge for Single-Handed Destruction of a Tank the badge is magnetic in its original maker-marked and titled packet.
This is a nice early nickel-plated, tomback-based example. Mecklenburg-Schwerin Award for Animal Breeding. This piece measures 5.
Nice looking example with original ribbon with the cross measuring 1. Red Cross Faithful Service Decoration. This piece measures 3. This example is in choice condition, known as the Deschler Version or the Type 1.
I believe there are at least 10 different versions of these crosses with different dates and color combinations. Three prongs have been lost to time on this zinc-based example. This piece measures 2 by 3cm.. Flemish Tollenaere Honor Badge. Tollenaere became active in the Flemish nationalist movement during his law studies at the university of Ghent. He became propaganda leader of the V.
After his liberation he resumed his political activities. In after the beginning of operation Barbarossa, the German invasion in the Soviet Union, Tollenaere became active in the recruitment of Flemish volunteers for the Eastern front. He was a volunteer himself and as such he died as a result of friendly fire of the Spanish Blue Division on the Leningrad front, in the region of Veliky Novgorod in January VNV Black Brigade members were awarded this badge for loyalty and sacrifice.
The badge came in Silver and Bronze grades and could be worn on the military uniform on the left breast pocket. This badge was only issued in the Bronze grade and was the official sports award of the the Vlaams Nationaal Verbond V. Cased Olympic Service Medal. The medal is magnetic and the case has a pin or two missing at the hinge. Wartime Harvest Appreciation Badge for Bavaria. This Wartime Harvest Appreciation Badge measures 4cm in diameter and is zinc-based and was given to volunteers who helped with the autumn harvest.
Cased German Eagle Order 2nd Class, by " 21". Beautiful Cased German Eagle Order 2nd Class, by " 21" having excellent enamel measuring 5cm in diameter.
Large Silver Shooting Prize. This piece is made of hallmarked silver and measures 9 by 12cm and is dated and has the recipients' names engraved into it. The piece is entirely hand made.
Nice looking zinc-based example having the majority of the original gold finish. Cased Luftschutz Medal. This aluminum-based example has the original ribbon. This example is in excellent shape and has the original ribbon.
Good looking Meisterschütze Shooting Award Badge, Numbered "63" being a fairly large badge measuring 6. SS Membership Stickpin by Hoffstätter. Good looking example with a nice patina. Polish Forced Laborer "P" Badge. This pin-back example measures 5. This example is known as the "Type 2" and is on its original parade-mount ribbon. Spanish Falange Party Breast Badge. Good looking early silver-plated tombac example with an un-common reverse setup. Well-marked on the reverse.
This example was a vet-family pickup by me and shows some oxidation. The gold wash has for the most part faded on the shield but can be seen at the edges. Cased German Cross by "20", "dotted date version", Choice! Beautiful Cased German Cross by "20", "dotted date version", with the cross being a cupal example weighing This piece has the correct die flaw at the 11 o'clock position and the full "20" for those of you that want to get that technical and is a real beauty.
These versions with the dotted dates are scarcer then the versions with the smooth dates. This example was a vet-family pickup by me. Rhein Bahn Honor Badge. This is the honor badge version as it has the oakleaves at the bottom. This is a local rail system in and around Düsseldorf.
This piece is maker marked. The Commander of the Slovak division which served on the Russian Front instituted a commemorative badge for active service within the division with the few pieces that I have seen all appearing to be locally produced in the East with this being a quite scarce badge. This example has the dates "" and "" but there is also a version with a 41 and 43 date and another version with the three years, 41, 42 and This example is nickel-based.
This medal is complete with the original ribbon. This would make a nice companion to the well-known example. Good looking zinc-based War Merit Cross, Second Class, With Swords having the design struck on both the front and reverse with a length of original ribbon. Mine Rescue Service Commemorative Badge. This badge was only issued for two years from to Great looking and and rare zinc-based Anti-Partisan Badge, Bronze-Grade with the reverse having the coke-bottle style pin which is magnetic with this piece measuring This example is in choice condition and is known as the "Type 1" and is complete with original ribbon.
These cased versions have dried up. This piece measures 2 by 2. This piece was made by Deschler. Late war period in gilded bronze with fine enamel showing wear. Fire Brigade Honor Badge. Fire Brigade Honor Badge with original ribbon.
Scarce type with round-wire ribbon ring. Good looking Turkish Galipoli Star by "B. This piece has some enamel damage. Nice looking early silver-plated tombak-based example by a rare maker.
Carpathian German Decoration Karpatendeutsche Ehrenzeichen. Great looking and rare Carpathian German Decoration Karpatendeutsche Ehrenzeichen which was instituted by the head of the German racial group for distinguished service. The Carpathian Germans are a group of Ethnic Germans who live on the location of present day Slovakia.
This was a vet-family pickup by me. This one appears to be removed from a sample board and is marked on the rim. This example is in mint condition. Nice looking magnetic example complete with backplate. Nice looking bronze example with original ribbon. Nice cupal example having had holed applied for sewing onto tunic. The Award never received Hitler's approval. There are two versions of this cross and this is the first pattern with the two versions being the same design but being made by a different die.
Luftschutz Medal in Original Packet, by "10". Nice example with original packet and ribbon. This is a rare example that has been period modified to a pinback form.
The top of the cross shows no sign at all of the original fitting so it could have been a factory job. There is enamel damage. Good looking and well-made and well-marked badge measuring 3. This piece measures 2. Somebody has neatly removed the swastikas on this rare item. This example is known as the "Type 1". Somebody has made an old silver coin into a medal by adding a pinback.
This was with some vet-bringback items. Russian Front Medal with Original Ribbon by "11". Russian Front Medal with Original Ribbon by "60". Russian Front Medal with Original Ribbon by "65". Russian Front Medal with Original Ribbon by "76". Russian Front Medal with Original Ribbon by "". This was awarded in March of to all Italian troops who served on the Russian Front as well as to German troops working with the Italians.
These quality discs State Criminal Police were always struck in bronze. Here is some info credited to Don Bible, the well-respected authority on these discs, "These discs came out in The new discs which were created by Himmler's decree, were of three types. One was die-struck in a silver-colored metal, for the secret state police Gestapo. The reverse side carried the wording "Geheime Staatspolizei", and an officer's police identification number.
A disc was minted in bronze for the state criminal police. It carried the wording "Staatliche Kriminalpolizei", and the officer's number. The third type discs struck were for the local or communal criminal detectives.
They were minted from a very high iron content metal magnetic and were then plated or anodized with a brownish or copper-colored surface which wore away rather quickly, leaving them usually a mixed grayish-brown color, after some use. This disc carried the wording "Gemeindekriminalpolizei", and an ID number for the officer.
All German police warrant discs were normally carried on a chain, which was not covered by the regulations. It was the officers choice. This example was ground-recovered in the Czech Republic and has a nice patina. This example is known as the "Type 2" and is on a mounted ribbon. This has the correct teardrop ribbon loop ring and beveled ribbon ring. Great looking example in original case with the medal measuring 4.
Wehrmacht Driver's Badge, Silver Grade. Nice zinc-based example complete with both pins. Numbered on the reverse. Good looking early example by Lauer. Nice looking tombac example that came out of the woodwork. The name on the reverse is "Buchner". Great looking silver-plated, tombac-based example measuring 16 by 16mm.
One of the medals has been lost to time. Badge for Civilian Employees of the Wehrmacht. This badge was created to commemorate the Munich Beer Hall Putsch where Nazis led by Adolf Hitler marched toward the center of Munich with the intention of overthrowing the Bavarian Government. Within a few minutes 16 Nazis were shot dead and Hitler was arrested at this failed attempt to seize power.
This is known as the "rounded 3" Variant because the tops of the threes are rounded and it is believed these examples were not made by the Deschler company. These are rarer than the Deschler examples. This piece is in excellent condition. This piece is in excellent condition and measures 5. Parade Mounted Social Welfare Medal. Good looking tomback-based Social Welfare Medal. This example is known as the "Type 1" and is on a mounted ribbon.
Good looking zinc-based example being a fairly large badge measuring 6. This is for females in the LW and measures 4. Nice zinc-based maker-marked example. This early piece will go nice with a Gau Munich Commemorative Badge.
Well marked on the reverse. This badge is of stamped construction and measures 2. The result of the purge was that the SS established dominance over the SA with the former losing influence and power. Any signs of Röhm were removed from books, daggers and elsewhere and these badges are prized collectibles.
Correct die-struck hollowback construction. Vet-family pickup by me. Two Place Medal Bar. Good looking early tombac-based example. Eismeer Front Medal. This zinc-based medal was for German Mountain Troops who fought in Norway. Spanish Cross in Bronze, With Swords. Nice looking tombac example showing light wear. Three prongs are broken but the piece is still tightly held together. Mother's Cross, Bronze Grade. Complete with original ribbon. National Youth Sport's Badge for Females.
Golden Hitler Youth Honor Badge. This one shows use and a period repair to the pin. Badge of Merit in the German Aviation Industry. Great early nickel example. Good looking Medal, Bronze Grade measuring 4cm in diameter. Good looking Medal, Silver Grade measuring 4cm in diameter.
Good looking Medal, Gold Grade measuring 4cm in diameter. Frauenschaft Badge of the German American Bund. Extremely rare badge measuring 3. Clean example in excellent condition. To be awarded this badge the person had to meet a set of standards commensurate to his disability. The set of standards was determined by the level of wounds sustained by the person.
This hard to find pin from The Netherlands is numbered on the reverse, "A". Badge for Civilian Employees of the Luftwaffe. Excellent example with frosted finish. Magnetic as you want on these, replacement ribbon. Cased Medal for Unification with Austria.
Complete with original mounted ribbon. Excellent example made of fine zinc. This style is shown on pages of Thomas Durante's book on Paratrooper Badges. Eismeer Front Arctic Front Badge. This zinc-based badge was for German Mountain Troops who fought in Norway.
Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Medal. Werhmacht Driver's Badge, Bronze Grade. Patinated bronze, with partial case, lacks bottom. Early nicely-marked bronze example with replacement ribbon. Choice example with fine enamel in excellent condition. This maker made a fine thin medal. Nice looking zinc-based example in original case. Nice early silver-plated, tombac-based example in original case.
Cased Medal for Entry into Czechoslovakia. Nice tombac-based maker-marked example. This example shows use. This one needs the medals. Good looking early example by Lauer having a repaired pin. I have never seen this one before. The scarcest of the issued shields. Luftwaffe 1st Paratrooper Division Badge 1. Fallschirmjägerdivision in Original Packaging. This piece is Italian-made and the Division ended the war in that area. Two Place Ribbon Bar. Good looking example being a vet-estate pickup.
Maker marked and "" silver marked. See p ic tures This badge was given to people who made donations towards the SS efforts against hunger and homelessness. This badge was given for an SS event of June of There are a ton of copies on the market that came out within the last ten years and this is a rare original. The details on the copies are not correct. This badge was given for an SS sporting event in October of Early silver-plated, tombac-based example.
The reverse anti-rotation pin was soldered on the side arm instead of the top arm on this example made by Souval. See pi c tures Mother's Cross, Gold Grade, Broach. Good looking example made by Deschler. Police 8 Year Service Medal.
Nice thin cupal example with original ribbon. Mother's Cross, Gold Grade. This was the last badge issued to commemorate the event. Shows honest use and wear to the nap. Cased Reichsnährstand Medal for Milk Production. The packet is marked to the maker, Steinhauer and Lück. These cased examples are scarce. Fairly scarce badge worn by German Military Administrative Officials in Norway being numbered on the reverse.
Nice early silver-plated, tombac-based example in beautiful original case. Great looking and super-rare Carpathian German Decoration Karpatendeutsche Ehrenzeichen which was instituted by the head of the German racial group for distinguished service.
Cased Mother's Cross, Gold Grade. Excellent example complete with original ribbon. Great looking example in actual silver by the Berlin Mint and nicely hallmarked on the edge with original mounted ribbon with original issue case.
War Merit Cross, 2nd Class, with Swords, by "6. The case is dated September 1, Case for German Cross in Gold. This case is in very good condition. Recent indirect vet-family pickup. Complete with all prongs. Great looking early bronze example. This example has concentric circles on the rim. Good looking zinc-based example made during WW2. Awarded to certain Naval Veterans and replaced by the Hindenburg Cross in Nice cupal badge in excellent shape.
This is a very nice example. The backing is correct and applied the factory. Nice zinc-based example with replacement ribbon. Good looking zinc-based example showing light use. These were worn by Waffen-SS and Army Paratroopers and although this example is un-marked it was made by Juncker with this piece being a textbook example. This badge is in excellent condition. This piece was part of a vet-bringback lot and this exact example is illustrated in an old thread on the WAF Forum.
Good looking Nordfront Cross. Excellent example of multi-piece construction. Upper loop on reverse lost to time. Stunning textbook example by this maker made of actual silver. This is known as the "heavy version" as it is made of tombac and weighs about 20 grams more than the later cupal examples. Russian Front Medal by "6". Clean example that appears to be a tunic-removed piece.
Clean example with original ribbon. Nice early bronze example with original ribbon. Fairly scarce badge worn by German Military Administrative Officials in France being numbered on the reverse. This badge is worthy of research. Early tombac maker-marked example. This is a quality piece being a fine German-produced example being a very thin piece with a nice vault and nice fine tapering when looked at from the sides with a reverse set-up not often encountered being in choice condition.
Great looking wartime production example made by Egana on original ribbon. The catch on this example is damaged. This one shows a good amount of use. This one is in excellent shape being a rare Silver Version. The silver was applied to the cupal wreath during the production process before the wreath was stamped out and you can see this at the side with the aluminum being exposed whereas if a forger had taken a gold wreath and silver plated it the entire wreath to include the aluminum area at the side would then be plated with the silver.
Aluminum, sew holes at sides. This is a tunic-removed example that saw honest use. Well-marked, numbered and dated to original recipient. German Eagle Order 1st Class, by " 21" Godet. Beautiful German Eagle Order complete with original ribbon measuring 5 by 5cm. Nice early silver-plated, tombac-based example. Excellent example of multi-piece construction being a vet-family pickup by me. Good looking tomback-based example with original ribbon.
Army Long Service Medal Bar. The 12 year is not magnetic and the 4 year is magnetic. Army 18 Year Long Service Medal. Five Place Medal Bar. German First Parachute Division 1. Fallschirmjägerdivision Unit Insignia in Original Packet. This unit ended the war fighting in the Italian Campaign. The medal is numbered with the number matching the number on the document that neatly fits in a special compartment inside the upper lid area. Awarded for a flight. This was a second prize medal for an event.
Maker marked on the edge. Prongs gone but very presentable. Cupal shield, magnetic back-plate. Nice tombac-based example with original ribbon. Great looking zinc-based example with excellent finish in its original case and issue carton. The carton is marked to Deumer. The intention was that ordinary Germans would buy the car by means of a savings scheme "Fünf Mark die Woche musst du sparen, willst du im eigenen Wagen fahren" — "Five marks a week you must put aside, if you want your own car to ride" , which around , people eventually paid into.
The company would admit in that it used 15, slave laborers during the war effort. Nice looking early silver-plated, tombac-based example. Great looking badge made by Tham having original recipient's name engraved on reverse. This is an early tombac example. Two panels from the lid are missing. Large impressive badge measuring 9 by 7.
Badge for Police Exhibit in Berlin. The ski is 6cm wide. Narvik Shield on Kriegsmarine Backing. Gold-washed zinc shield on dark blue wool backing. This shield has the original dark blue wool backing which at one time might have been touched up with some glue at the back to keep it secure to the back of the shield.
The gold finish has faded but a good 30 percent plus still remains. Great looking numbered, German Hunting Association "D. Excellent example with original ribbon. Cased 25 Year Faithful Service Medal. Krim Shield by Rettenmaier. Clean magnetic example with nice finish. Three Place Ribbon Bar. Indirect vet-family pickup by me. Well marked badge in excellent shape being an indirect vet-family pickup by me.
This rare badge was an indirect vet-family pickup by me. This is the only maker and pattern that is accepted as a Gold Grade Sport's Badge by some experts who have studied this. This badge was an indirect vet-family pickup by me. Excellent example by an unknown maker. The shield is magnetic.
The prongs are gone on this one. Russian Front Medal by "19" , E. Ferd Wiedmann in Original Packet. Excellent example with original ribbon and packet. Spanish Cross in Bronze, Without Swords. Excellent and rare textbook tombac-based example by an unknown maker. Honor Roll Clasp of the Luftwaffe. Beautiful, mint and rare example recently coming out of a vet estate here in the northeast along with two others that were all obtained by an associate and then purchased by me and offered here.
Cased Honor Roll Clasp of the Luftwaffe. These are usually found in bronze with the silver version being far less encountered. The DeVlag was formed in and then a pro-Nazi organization active in Flanders during the German occupation of Belgium.
Badge for German Friekorp veterans. Luftwaffe Flak Kaserne Donnerschwee Badge. This pattern badge was first worn as a service badge and after October of only as a traditions badge by those who had been in the service before with the badge being introduced in This is on black backing for wear on the panzer wrapper. This is one of the harder and more desirable versions to find. Aluminum, well marked, 4 by 4cm. Hedge fund experts, who have been independently selected, based on their long and demonstrable track records of success managing assets within their exclusively-offered, private hedge funds.
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