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GERMAN BADGES : BREAST BADGES
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849
WW2 ORIGINAL RIBBON BAR FOR THE HINDENBURG HONOUR CROSS WITHOUT SWORDS. Slight fading to red centre stripe. Pin- back. Grade II- (lot number out of order)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
875
WW2 CLOSE COMBAT CLASP IN BRONZE. This imposing award, made from a zinc metal base, measures approx 98mm in length Good condition showing some age patina (verdigris) to the bronze finish. Sharp fine detail to the eagle, Swastika, crossed stick grenade and bayonet. Unfortunately this example is missing it's small metal square backing plate that sits behind the Swastika and crossed grenade and bayonet. Gives the badge a 'cut out' appearance as seen on some other awards such as wound badges etc. Still a nice example for display. Well marked to the rear with 'FEC WE PEEKHAUS, BERLIN' to the left hand side of the 'C' clasp & AUSF, AGMuK, Gablonz to the right hand side of the retaining pin. Typical 'Coke bottle' style retaining pin. A similar badge is featured on pages 200/201 of 'German Combat badges of the Third Reich' by Tucker/Previtera. The close combat clasp was a later decoration for front line soldiers that engaged in 'hand to hand' combat. This bronze clasp (Grade 1) was awarded for 15 days and up to 30 days of close combat fighting. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
876
WW2 GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE. A fine later war example in very nice condition. A similar badge is featured on pages 292-295 of "German Awards of WW2" Vol 1 "The General Assault Badge" by Heukemes. Obverse retains much of the shiny chrome-like finish. Nice clear sharp detail to the army eagle and swastika and the crossed bayonet and stick grenade beneath. Semi-hollow back reverse. No maker mark. Interesting variant retaining pin and "c" catch to the reverse as described in the aforementioned book on General Assault Badges. A splendid example for display. Grade II
 SOLD at A$150
877
WW2 WOUND BADGE IN SILVER MAKER MARKED "30". Early issue silvered tombac base metal base. Some wear to the Swastika reveals the base metal and gives the badge a handsome combat worn appearance. "Needle" type retaining pin to reverse. Marked "30" for maker Hauptmunzamt Wein. A quality silver wound badge. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$80
878
WW2 CASED WOUND BADGE IN GOLD MAKER MARKED "107". Zinc base metal with a heavy gilded finish. Finish shows only minor signs of wear. Marked to reverse in raised detail "107" for Carl Wild of Hamburg. Functional "needle type" retaining pin. "C" catch has a very small section (perhaps 1-2mm?) of the end broken off, but still secures pin. Dark maroon leatherette outer case shows moderate wear mostly to the edges. Inner lower case lined with a slightly lighter maroon felt. The ideal medium for displaying a wound badge. Badge Grade II, Case Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
879
WW1 TO 1930'S EXTREMELY SCARCE TANK BADGE (KAMPFWAGEN- ABZEICHEN) BY AURICH. Issued or privately purchased after 1921 to commemorate those soldiers that served in the German tank crews during WW1. Sepp Dietrich the SS commander, was a famous recipient of this badge and is almost always pictured wearing his large, hollow construction, of a tombac or copper/brass metal with a silvered finish. Obverse features a scull and crossbones to the top of an oval shaped wreath. To the centre of the badge is a German A7V tank. Reverse is a flat back design with a small ventilation hole beneath the 'C' catch, similar to the WW1 Pilot/Observer Bages. Functional needle style pin and catch. Maker marked 'A.Aurich Dresden'. Obverse shows some moderate wear to the raised detail, revealing to the base metal. O/a age relate patina to the silvered finish. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$1700
880
WWI 1918 CUT-OUT STYLE WOUND BADGE IN BLACK. Superb example retaining much of its original black painted finish to both sides. Only the slightest wear evident revealing the brass/bronze coloured base metal. Very slight bend in the retaining pin. No makers mark. Not often seen in this condition. A choice example. Grade II+ (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
881
WWI WOUND BADGE IN BLACK. Hollow back pressed metal construction, retaining almost all of the original blackened finish. Some very minor wear to the central raised M16 helmet. Some surface rust to the reverse. Functional retaining pin. Nice little WWI item for display. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
882
WWI "CUT OUT" PATTERN WOUND BADGE IN BLACK AND CORRESPONDING "CUT OUT" STICK PIN. Hollow back pressed metal construction to both. Most of the blackened finish remains to the full size badge, has possibly been repainted at some stage. Functional retaining pin. Miniature shows some wear to the raised detail of the helmet, wreath etc. Reasonably straight pin showing some evidence of wear. O/A Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
883
WWI HALF-SIZE MINIATURE STICK PIN IN GOLD. Gilded pressed w/m hollow back construction. Some minor wear revealing the base metal. Measures approx 22mm by 18mm. Pin shows some minor kinks from wear. Grade II (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
884
WWI "CUT OUT" PATTERN WOUND BADGE IN GOLD AND CORRESPONDING "CUT OUT" STICK PIN. Hollow back pressed metal construction. Much of the gilded finish remains with some minor wear to the raised detail of the helmet, wreath etc. Reverse retains almost all of the finish. Functional retaining pin. A handsome example. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$140
885
WWI WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. Hollow back pressed metal construction. Much of the silvered finish remains with some wear to the raised detail. Reverse retains almost all of the finish also, but has taken on a dark age patina. Functional retaining pin. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$50
886
WWI WOUND BADGE IN GOLD. Hollow back pressed metal construction. Much of the gilded finish remains with some minor wear to the raised detail of the helmet, wreath etc. Reverse retains almost all of the finish. Functional retaining pin. A handsome example. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$85
887
WW2 EM'S BREAST EAGLE. Machine woven, aluminium silver bullion thread eagle and swastika on a light-grey-green backing material. This in turn is sewn onto a section of slightly larger field grey wool material for attaching to uniform attire. A perfectly good replacement eagle for one missing or damaged on a tunic, or for display. Grade II (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
888
WW2 ARMY OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. Hand embroidered example removed from a tunic. Aluminium silver bullion thread on a dark green wool base. Retains much of its original shape and some of the lustre, especially to the wreath and swastika. Some fraying to the edges and loss of the silver thread to the eagles beak. Displays well. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
889
WW2 ARMY OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. Hand embroidered example removed from a tunic. Aluminium silver bullion thread on a dark green wool base. Has lost much of the original lustre with only traces to the wings and the wreath and Swastika. Fraying to the edges and to a few areas of the eagle. Paper backing to the reverse still intact. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
890
WW2 ARMY OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. Hand embroidered example removed from a tunic. Aluminium silver bullion thread on a dark green wool base. Retains much of its original lustre, especially to the wreath and Swastika. Some very minor fraying to the edges. Has most of the original black backing paper to the reverse. A suitable example for replacing a damaged or missing breast eagle on a tunic. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
891
WW2 LATE WAR GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE ATTRIBUTED TO MAKER RUDOLF KARNETH. Late war zinc base metal with a shiny chrome like finish. Obverse retains much of the silvered finish with small areas where the zinc base metal is showing through. Retains nice clear sharp detail to the outer wreath, army eagle, swastika and the crossed bayonet and stick grenade. Reverse features a semi-hollow back design. Good strong functional retaining pin and "C" catch. No maker mark but very much a similar badge as featured on page 122-123 of "German Awards of WW2, Vol.1: THE GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE" by Heukemes, 2005. Clearly attributed to maker Rudolf Karneth. A fine example. Grade II-. (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
892
WWI 1914 IRON CROSS AND WOUND BADGE IN BLACK STICKPIN. Nice example retaining much of the finely crafted detail. Some loss of the black painted finish. Straight retaining pin to the reverse. A nice item to display with the full size example. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
893
WW2 INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE STICKPIN. Well detailed miniature of the full size award, to be worn on civilian clothing. Nice straight pin to reverse. One of the nicer examples we have had. Grade II (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
894
WW2 WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. Earlier was silver plated Tombac construction. Retains much of the original silver finish. Base metal exposed on the swastika (looks to have been done deliberately, as some soldiers preferred) and to the raised detail of the wreath. Straight retaining pin to the reverse. Not maker marked. A handsome example for display. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
895
WW2 ARMY OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE FOR THE PARADE TUNIC (WAFFENROCK). A superb example of one of harder to obtain army breast eagles. Unissued condition. Dark green wool backing with fine silver-grey thread and aluminium silver bullion highlights. The perfect example for the restoration of a parade tunic or replacement of an existing breast eagle. Rarely seen in pristine condition such as this. Grade II+
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
896
WW2 EARLY PATTERN HALF-SIZE MINIATURE WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. Pressed w/m hollow back construction. Measures approx 20mm high by 18mm wide. Retains most of the silvered finish with some minor age patina o/a. So called "Legion Condor" pattern wound badges feature the M18 style helmet, not later M35 helmet seen on post 1939 badges. Partially knurled stick pin. Rare to see a miniature version. Scarce. Grade II
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
897
WW2 DRL SPORTS BADGE IN BRONZE. Bronze finish has been polished to the obverse giving it an almost gilded appearance. Maker marked to reverse "WERNSTEIN JENA" and "DRGM 35269". Functional retaining pin. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$60
898
WW2 MINIATURE STICK PIN FOR THE WOUND BADGE IN BLACK. Retains most of the blackened finish showing only very minor wear. Sharp clear detail when viewed under a jeweller's glass. Nice straight pin with partial knurling. Grade II
 SOLD at A$40
899
WW2 MINIATURE STICK PIN FOR THE WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. Retains most of the silvered finish with some small areas of the tombac base metal showing through. Amazing attention to detail considering the minute size. Nice straight pin with partial knurling. Grade II
 SOLD at A$45
900
WW2 MINIATURE STICK PIN FOR THE WOUND BADGE IN GOLD. Retains much of the gilded finish. Nice straight pin with partial knurling. A fine little badge for display. Grade II
 SOLD at A$40
901
WW2 PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. Mid to late war in zinc base metal. Obverse has very nice sharp detail and retains much of the original silvered finish. Semi-hollow back reverse with functional needle style retaining pin. Not maker marked. O/a a very nice example for display or to complement a tunic. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
902
WW2 LUFTWAFFE PARACHUTIST BADGE BY NOTED MAKER "ASSMANN." Mid to late war example in zinc base metal. Two piece construction. Retains nice clear detail to the oval wreath and the central swooping eagle clutching a swastika. Eagle has much of the original gilt finish to the obverse & most of it to the reverse. Clearly marked "A" to reverse of the eagle for the maker "FW Assmann & Sohne, Ludenscheild." Functional straight retaining pin to the reverse. A handsome example of a badge awarded to elite troops only, for display. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
903
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE 2nd PATTERN S-BOAT BADGE BY ADOLF SCHOLZE. Large mid to late war badge. Manufactured from zinc base metal with a gilded, silvered and blackened finish. Gilded outer wreath with eagle and swastika to top. Retains much of the gilded finish. Silver finish to the S-boat retained at approx. 50%. Some wear to the blackened waves. Maker marked to the reverse 'AS' in a triangle. Functional retaining pin and catch. Other catch to the top of the reverse of the badge, is present. A similar badge is featured on pages 650-653 of 'The Kriegsmarine Badges' Vol. II by Weber/Skora (2011). An impressive and sort after KM badge. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
904
WW2 LATE WAR LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE BY ASSMANN. Text book example as documented on pages 97-99 of the fine reference book "The German Luftwaffe & Heer Paratrooper Badges" by Durante (2010). Very late war manufacture in zinc base metal, yet retaining the famous "Assman" quality. None of the silvered finish now remains to the die cast wreath, nor the gilded finish to the eagle and swastika. The clear sharp detail to the features, is outstanding for a zinc badge. Well marked to the reverse with both "A" and "L/64". Functional retaining pin. A sort after variant. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
905
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE OR WEHRMACHT GENERAL'S GILDED BREAST EAGLE FOR THE TROPICAL OR WHITE SUMMER TUNIC. Lightweight aluminium base metal retaining almost all of the gilded finish. Measures approx 95mm across the wingspan. This pattern of breast eagle was utilised by the Kriegsmarine on the tropical or summer tunic variants and also for the Heer generals summer tunic. Functional retaining pin to the reverse and secondary clip for securing to uniform attire. Impressive display item. Grade II (P)
 SOLD at A$180
906
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE BY HERMANN AURICH. Another textbook badge as displayed on pages 682- 683 of Vol II "The Kriegsmarine Awards" by Weber & Skora (2011). Zinc base metal badge with gilded finish to outer wreath remaining at approx 60%. Central heavy Flak gun retains much of the silvered and blackened detail. Much of the gilding remains to the reverse. Maker marked to the reverse with the stylised logo of Aurich. Functional retaining pin. Nice example for display. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$275
907
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE DESTROYER WAR BADGE BY SOHNI, HEUBACH & CO. Textbook example of this badge and in fact, a similar one appears on pages 244-246 of Vol 1 "The Kriegsmarine Awards" by Weber & Skora (2011). Zinc base metal badge. None of the gilded finish remains to the wreath but the destroyer and the stylised wave beneath her retain some of the silvered finish. Retains the original nice clear sharp attention to detail. Maker marked to reverse "SHu Co". Functional retaining pin. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
908
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE S-BOAT BADGE BY C SCHWERIN & SOHN. Second pattern variation No. 1, zinc base metal. Only a trace of the gilded finish remains to the wreath. Some of the finish remains to the silvered bow of the boat and to the blackened waves beneath. Functional tombac metal retaining pin and catch to reverse. Correctly maker marked to reverse. A very similar badge is featured on pages 628- 629 of Vol II of "The Kriegsmarine Badges" by Weber & Skora (2011). A solid example. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
909
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE BY NOTED MAKER 'C.E.JUNCKER'. Early pattern with tombac base metal. Gilded wreath, silvered plume of water and darkened sea retain a reasonable amount of the original finish, setting this example apart from similar period badges. Handsome sharp detail o/a, as to be expected by this maker. Not maker marked to the reverse, but a similar badge appears on pages 282-283 of 'The Kriegsmarine Awards' by Weber/Skora (2011). Reverse retains much of the silvered finish. Functional retaining pin. Grade II (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
910
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE UBOAT BADGE. Die-struck in zinc, this example retains a considerable amount of the original gilt finish. A nicely detailed example. No visible makers mark but most likely manufactured by Wilhelm Deumer of Ludenscheid. (refer to page 162 of Torpedo LOS! By Williamson) 'Coke bottle' style retaining pin to reverse. Ideal for display with some Kriegsmarine items or on a tunic. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
911
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. Later war zinc base metal construction. Gilt wreath, eagle and swastika surrounding a silver coloured artillery piece angled skyward. Badge retains much of the gilt finish to the obverse. Wide vertical retaining pin. 'C' catch to rear has unfortunately broken off. Zinc base metal exposed to much of the rear, not detracting from display. Priced accordingly. Grade III (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
912
WWI NAVAL WOUND BADGE IN BLACK. REPRODUCTION . Good representation of a very scarce badge. Some minor wear o/a reveals the w/m base. Functional retaining pin to the reverse. Good gap filler. Grade II (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
913
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE OFFICER'S BREAST EAGLE. Black wool felt backing with hand embroidered gilt bullion eagle and swastika. Some loss of lustre of the gilt thread. Some moderate fraying to the edging where it appears to have been removed from a tunic. A representative example for display. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
914
WW2 KRIEGSMARINE FLEET WAR BADGE BY RICHARD SIMM & SOHNE. Mid to late war zinc base metal badge. Some of the gilding remains to the outer wreath (approx 40%). Blackened finish to large central warship remains solid. Slightly convex design with a "coke-bottle" style retaining pin and distinctive ball hinge. A very similar badge appears on pages 578-579 of Vol II of "The Kriegsmarine Awards" by Weber & Skonra (2011). Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
915
WW2 CASED MEDIUM/DIVE BOMBER IN BRONZE. Beautifully constructed early manufacture in Tombac metal with a w/m winged bomb device. Very finely crafted revealing clear sharp detail. Silvered retaining pin to the reverse, now showing the Tombac base metal. Not maker marked, as with many of these clasps. Dark blue leatherette case of issue with gilt letter to upper lid "Frontflugspange fur Kampfflieger bronze." Minor wear to the outer case. Inner case lined with cream coloured felt and a silk like material. Working release clasp. The ideal display example. O/A Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
916
WW2 EARLY 'ASSMANN' PILOT BADGE. Beautifully finished 'thin wreath' variant from this well-known maker. Well-worn example showing moderately heavy wear, but still retaining the original craftsmanship of the maker. Lovely age patina o/a. Eagle and swastika are a little loose and show some minor movement but rivets are still firmly securing it to the wreath. Has clear Assmann maker's logo 'A' to the reverse of the wreath. Functional retaining pin and catch to reverse. A highly desirable variant for the Luftwaffe or WW2 German collector. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
917
WW2 EARLY EXAMPLE OF THE LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE. Handsomely detailed version in heavily silvered, nickel- silver base metal. Superb attention to detail to the wreath eagle, swastika and the '88' gun. Semi-hollow back design with the distinctive 'ball-hinge' and recessed wire catch. No makers mark, but this badge is a very well known design and features on pages 230-2333 of 'The Flak Badges' by Garlasco (2008). Appears that at some stage the owner of the badge has scratched the initials 'ER' in to the reverse. A fine badge. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$300
918
WW2 LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT BADGE. Late war cast zinc example. Obverse hat taken on a silver-grey appearance over time. Still has nice sharp detail to the features and is a nice item for display. Rear has it's original retaining pin and catch and does not appear to have been repaired. No makers mark. Original examples are becoming harder to obtain. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
919
WW2 RARE LUFTWAFFE CLOTH INSIGNIA FOR GENERALLUFTZEUGMEISTER (GL) OR PERSONNEL OF THE CHIEF OF SUPPLY AND PROCUREMENT SERVICE. Unissued. For the work uniform or coverall. Large yellow cotton triangle (approx. 140mm across the top and 105mm for the shorter side) with machine woven black cotton detail. Consists of a black cotton border forming an inner triangle (approx. 110x85mm) with the letters "G" and "L" separated by a large black cotton cog with a Luftwaffe eagle and swastika superimposed. Some very minor fraying to the top edge. Rear has some residue where the insignia was glued in to an album or the like for display. This does not impact on the display of the item. An extremely scarce item of Third Reich insignia. Grade II.
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
920
WW2 CLOTH RADIO OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER CLOTH BADGE. Unissued. Luftwaffe blue-grey wool background. Grey-silver embroidered wreath and swastika. Darker grey-silver eagle clutching lightning bolts in it's talons. Some minor fraying to the edges. Black cloth backing material. These look great displayed with the metal version or other WW2 German insignia. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
921
WW2 HITLER YOUTH PROFICIENCE BADGE AND MINIATURE IN SILVER. Large w/m badge with some of the original silver wash remaining. Maker marked 'M.1/35' with 'RZM'. Individually numbered to the reverse. Functional retaining pin. Miniature version of the badge also maker marked 'M.1/35'. Retaining pin to the reverse has come loose and is held on with two small bits of wire. Could possibly be repaired by a jeweller. Displays nicely. Full size badge Grade II-, Miniature Badge Grade III-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
922
WW2 GERMAN HORSEMAN'S BADGE (DEUTSCHES REITERABZEICHEN) 2ND CLASS IN SILVER. Scarce earlier example in Tombac base metal with silvered frosting. Retains approx 50% of the original finish. Badge features a mounted horseman surrounded by an oak leaf wreath with an "R" in a circle to the base of the wreath. Retaining pin to the reverse. Maker marked to the reverse for the noted maker "Steinhauer & LUCK LEDENSCHEID". Also marked "GESETZL.GESCH.REICHSVERBD. F.Z.U.PR.D.WARMBL." Reverse retains much of the silvered finish. Only 6,183 of this class were awarded between 1931 and 1942. A handsome example of a scarce badge. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$200
923
WW2 BRONZE DRL SPORTS BADGE WITH MATCHING STICK PIN AND CLOTH BADGE. Nicely detailed badge with some minor age patina. Marked to the reverse 'D.R.G.M. 35269' and 'Hensler-Pforzheim'. Functional straight retaining pin. Matching stick pin with partial knurling to the pin. Well detailed obverse. Maker marked to the reverse, but difficult to decipher. Corresponding cloth badge in fine black material with bronze coloured machine woven thread. Some pin holes and fraying to the edging. Good little group to display together. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
924
WW2 RARE ENAMEL BADGE FOR THE 'ABZEICHEN DES DEUTSCHEN RADFAHRER-VERBANDES (DRV)' OR GERMAN BICYCLISTS LEAGUE. Red, white and black enamel on a copper/bronze metal base. Obverse features a large black swastika with the letters "D R V" superimposed in white. Some damage to the enamel, mostly in the one small area. Still displays nicely. Marked to the reverse GES. GESCH. 'SIGNUM' W.F. HELBING, LEIPZIG C1. Retaining pin the reverse has been broken off, otherwise this would have been a $200+ badge. Very rare in any condition. Grade III-
 SOLD at A$80
925
WW2 GERMAN RED CROSS (DEUTSCHES ROTES KREUZ OR "DRK") SAMARITAN BROOCH BADGE. W/m with a silvered finish, 29mm in diameter. Blue, white and red enamel detail to the slightly convex obverse. Consists of a central red enamel cross with a fine w/m edging in a circular white enamel field. Outer band of blue enamel with w/m lettering "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Samariterin" with a small swastika in w/m to the lower. Marked to the concave reverse "Ges gesch". Functional retaining pin. Minor wear to the enamel o/a. An imposing badge, not often seen on the market. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$130
926
WW2 EXCEPTIONALLY RARE DEFENCE ECONOMY LEADERS BADGE WITH DETLEV NIEMANN CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. Few examples of this award are ever seen on the market, anywhere in the world. Oval shaped gilded aluminium badge measuring approx. 46mm high and 35mm wide. Heavily gold plated, with superb attention to detail. It was instituted in March 1939. This badge is in very good condition with only minor wear to the rim exposing the aluminium base metal. Functional retaining pin to reverse. A very similar badge features on pages 97-98 of "Political & Civil Awards of the Third Reich" by Angolia (1989) and also page 270 of 'Orders and Decorations Germany 1871-1945' by Niemann (2004). The exact number of badges awarded is not known, but generally only high profile industrialists such as Alfried Krupp were recipients. C/w the original Detlev Niemann COA that has colour photographs of the actual we are selling. It is worth noting that when this badge was authenticated, it was valued at 1500DM (Deutschmarks), which dates the valuation certificate at pre 2002. This was at the time approx €770 (A$1180), at least twelve years ago. A rare badge for the discerning Third Reich collector. Grade II (P)
 SOLD at A$2100
927
WW2 ORIGINAL NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) MEMBER'S BADGE. Printed type, still in VGC. Pin back and rev, marked "RZM" and "M1/ 120." Grade II
 SOLD at A$130
928
WW2 NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) MEMBER'S BADGE. Painted type, showing age. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
929
WW2 NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) MEMBER'S EN BADGE. No en damage. The rev is marked "RZM" and "M1/155" (Schwertner & CIE Eggenberg B Graz) Pin back. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
930
WW2 'TINNIE' BADGE FOR OBERHAHN-USINGEN KREISTAG 1938. Grey plastic tinnie featuring a large central NSDAP eagle & Swastika. Stylised pillow under the left hand side of the eagles wing and a crossed mallet and a voided hammer to the left. Clear sharp detail. Metal retaining pin to reverse. Maker marked R Sieper & Sohne, Ludenscheid. A fine example for display. Grade II
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
931
WW2 NAZI PARTY MEMBERS BADGE. Measures approx 23mm in diameter. Red, white and black enamel. Central black enamel Swastika. Nice condition with only the most minimal signs of wear to the enamel. Brass coloured metal retaining pin to the reverse, marked 'Ges. Gesch'. Small 'RZM' and 'Ges Gesch' to the main body of the reverse. An excellent example for display. Grade II
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
932
WW2 SA SPORTS BADGE IN BRONZE. Nice example showing some age patina. Clear sharp detail to the obverse. Straight functional retaining pin to the reverse. Well marked to the reverse '423378 E SCHNEIDER, EIGEMTEM DSA SPORTABZ-, HAUPTSTELLE, UDENSHEID.' One of the 'must have' badges for the budding Third Reich collector. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
933
WW2 RARE "OPFERRING" GILT METAL AND ENAMEL BADGE. "ABZEICHEN DES OPFERRINGS FREIHEITSBUND DER NSDAP OPFERRING" or Donation Collection League was the NSDAP's central collections agency, accumulating donations from various other Nazi organisations and then adding them to the coffers to be redistributed. This badge was worn by those members authorised to collect donations and had to be returned to the organisation when someone left the league or died. It is the ONLY known badge or decoration produced by the German government of the era that had the notation "NSDAP" in raised lettering to the reverse. Approximately 23mm in diameter, the badge is constructed of a copper base metal with a gilt finish and white, black and red enamel. Features a large black enamel swastika sitting above a red enamel "V" with the wording "Opferring" all on a white enamel background. Marked to the reverse "GAULEITUNG BADEN", "NSDAP" and "GES. GESCH". O/A the badge is in very nice condition with some loss of the gilt finish to the lettering to the obverse and very minor wear to the enamel. A simple yet striking badge that is rarely seen offered for sale in this country. Grade II.
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
934
WW2 RARE BADGE FOR THE LEAGUE OF THE EASTERN GERMANS (BUNDABZEICHEN DEUTSCHER OSTEN). A small but extremely scarce silver coloured metal and enamel badge. Silvered brass coloured metal base with a black enamel "Christian" style cross to the centre. Superimposed on this is a small white enamel swastika. There is minor wear overall to the silver finish, revealing the base metal in a few tiny isolated spots. Very little information exists on this badge due to its rarity. It was created to support Germans living in the "east" (Russia). Obviously not something that you would have wanted to have in your possession around late 1944 onwards! It is quite unlikely that we will get another badge any time soon. Grade II-.
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
935
WW2 CLOTH PROFICIENCY BADGE OF THE DRL/NSRL IN BRONZED DATED 1944. Consists of the NSRL eagle in bronze coloured thread, machine woven on a black rayon like material square. Black superimposed swastika to the centre. Thin circle of bronze coloured thread surrounds the central design. Unissued. Backing material measures approx. 78mm by 85mm. Some minor fraying to the outer black cloth material. (P)
 SOLD at A$35
936
WW2 ENAMEL NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) BADGE. Iconic and instantly recognisable item of Third Reich memorabilia. Circular w/m and red, white and black enamel badge. Large black enamel swastika to the centre. Only minor wear with no crack or chips to the enamel. Reverse marked "RZM" and "Ges Gesch" Functional retaining pin. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$150
937
GERMANY WW2 RAD "ARBEITS DANK" PIN BACK ENAMEL BADGE. Red, white and black enamel on a silvered tombac base metal. Features a RAD symbol of a swastika on a shovel with a sheaf of wheat to each side. No damage to the enamel. Some of the silvered finish remains to the reverse. Marked "Ges Gesch" to reverse. Grade II
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
938
WW2 TINNIE FOR 'FRANKENTAG 1936' (Frankonia Day 1936) Large stamped aluminium shield shaped badge. Features a large National Emblem (Eagle and swastika). Maker marked to the reverse 'Lauer, Nurmbg- Berlin' with retaining pin. Scarce. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$35
939
WW2 SA TREFFEN BRAUNSCHWEIG 1931 BADGE. First pattern hollow back in pressed grey tin. Oval shaped outer wreath of oak leaves with the SA eagle and swastika to the top. Has a slightly more rounded shape to the wreath than later pattern badge. Horizontal retaining pin to reverse. Some o/a minor surface rust that does not detract from display. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
940
WW2 MID WAR PAINTED STYLE NAZI PARTY BADGE. Button hole attachment to reverse. Retains all of the painted red, white and black finish. Large black swastika to the centre. Zinc base metal reverse retaining about 70% of the frosted silvered finish. Marked "M1/42" to reverse. Great example. Grade II (P)
 SOLD at A$70
941
WW2 SET OF FOUR MAY DAY TINNIES FOR 1936 TO 1939. Large circular w/m construction. All have the large German national symbol (Eagle and swastika). All maker marked with functional retaining pins. Instant collection! O/A Grade II-
 SOLD at A$60
942
WW2 SA SPORTS BADGE IN BRONZE. Obverse has lost most of the bronze finish revealing the brass base metal and giving the badge a golden appearance. Well marked to reverse with functional retaining pin. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$65
943
WW2 1936 WINTER OLYMPICS CONTRIBUTIONS ENAMEL BADGE. Received for making a donation to assist the '36 Winter games. Large w/m and multi-coloured enamel badge measuring approx 35mm in diameter. Features a mountainous ski slope with the Olympic rings to the centre. Reverse is maker marked for the prolific manufacturer of Third Reich military awards "GH OSANG DRESDEN." Functional retaining pin. Scarce. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
944
WW2 POLITICAL CAP EAGLE 1939 PATTERN FOR NSKK, SA, HITLER YOUTH AND POLITICAL LEADERS ETC. Handsome pressed w/m eagle and swastika. Original gilded wash has dulled, giving the badge a bronze like appearance. Measures approx 66mm across the eagle's wingspan. Both prongs to reverse still securely attached. Marked under prongs "RZM" and maker "M1/25". An impressive display item on it's own or perfect replacement for a cap. Grade II- (P)
 SOLD at A$80
945
WW2 'WHW' WINTER RELIEF FUND TINNIE FOR 1934/35. Large pressed metal shield like badge with much of the original bronze like finish remaining. Consisting of a stylised German eagle to the outer form of the badge. To the centre is 'WHW 1934/35 Dem Unbekannten Helfer Gau Sud Hannover Braunschweig 31.335'. (WHW 1934/35 to the unknown helper gau Sudhannover Brunswick 31.3.35). A striking looking badge. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
946
PRE-WW2 STAHLHELM MEMBERSHIP BADGE FOR 1924. Slightly convex black enamel and w/m circular badge, measuring approx 30mm in diameter. No cracks or chips to the enamel. Features a raised WWI M-16 pattern steel helmet over oak leaves and the year "1924" in silver. This is the year the veteran joined the organisation. Helmet has "Der Stahlhelm" and a small Iron Cross in blackened detail. Reverse has the maker's logo "STH", "Ges Gesch" and "935" (Silver content) in embossed detail. Has also been engraved with "VI No. 340" and the date "27.2.1924". Functional tapered retaining pin and catch. Grade II- (P)
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
947
WW2 PAIR OF RARE SHOVEL AND SPADE SHAPED TINNIES "RESERVE HAT RUH!" Real wooden handles with w/m shovelheads. Both measure approx 58mm in length. The shovel has a thin red enamel painted border. Both have the German wording "Reserve hat Ruh!" to the centre. Most likely pre- WW2 manufacture. Scarce. Grade II (P)
 SOLD at A$50
948
PRE WW2 SILESIAN EAGLE 1ST CLASS. Pin back version for wear as a breast award. Bronze coloured base metal eagle with silver painted 'fur schlesien' banner clutched in the eagles talons. Some wear to the silver painted finish. Established post WWI on 19 June 1919 for the 'Freikorps oberland' that took action during the Silesian uprisings (1919-1921). No makers mark. Intact retaining pin and 'C' catch. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
949
WEST GERMANY NAVY FLYING PERSONNEL GILT METAL BREAST BADGE for their Summer khaki and white uniforms and shirts, Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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