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ARMBANDS #43343 SA / NSDAP Armband with Issue Tag

This armband is in pristine condition, having been found a cookbook owned by the grandmother of the seller. The color throughout the band is perfect and new-like and it is sewn up the rear.

The separate white field is unsoiled and perfect, with an applied swastika.

The interior of the band retains the original issue tag. This tag is stamped "189" and has a run number of "270283".

If you are looking for a high quality band in choice condition, this piece will suit your needs.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #43311 Unusual SA / NSDAP Armband

This armband is quite unusual and the first of the type I can recall seeing. It is constructed of red cotton on the obverse, with a printed field and swastika.

The reverse of sewn-on white cloth, making this band double sided. There are two holes on each end of the band where it apparently once had buttons or clips that held it in place. This is a very unusual style but absolutely, 100% original. There is a name inked on the the reverse that looks to have been crossed out.

A very neat, rarely seen variation here.

Excellent. $150.00

ARMBANDS #32810 Gau Level Political Leader Armband

This Gau Level Political Leader Armband is a beauty, being the rank of Leiter of a Stelle, which is a post. The armband has beautiful bright red wool background, featuring carmen-color cord trim on both edges. There are small gold brocade leaves which measure about ½ inch that run beneath the cord on both edges.

In the center is a white lined satin field with a separately applied black satin mobile swastika. Both the field and the swastika are outlined in a fine yellow braid. There are no moth holes or any problems on this armband. It looks as though it is in the condition that should have an issue tag, but there is none. This armband is clean and pristine and about as nice as they come.

Mint Minus. $795.00

ARMBANDS #39626 Werkluftschutz Armband

This armband, although I can’t completely identify it, is definitely associated with the Werkluftschutz organization of the RLB.

The band is constructed from purple cotton with white stripes on the edges. There is no insignia on this band and it is sewn up the rear.

This band is nearly identical to the examples shown on page 372 of Littlejohn’s “Defending the Reich”.

Near Mint. $55.00

ARMBANDS #31491C Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband

This Deutsche Wehrmacht armband is the basic yellow cotton type having the words, “Deutsche Wehrmacht” done in black bevo weave.

There is also a rubber eagle stamping which is done over the “W” of “Wehrmacht”. It is hard to read what it says but the image is unmistakable. There is a little bit of dirt or grease on the left corner of the armband as well as a spot in between the two words.

The reverse is sewn up the rear and otherwise it is a good armband.

Excellent Plus. $95.00

ARMBANDS #29043 Political Leader's Armband

This impressive Political Leader's Armband still has its very fine red colors. There is one tiny pinhole that is a few inches to the left of the field but it is so small that it hardly shows. The rest of the wool surface looks good. This armband is not sewn up the rear. At the two edges of the armband there is the wine color cord which signifies a Gau level political leader. Inward from the wine piping is a set of brocade oak leaves which measures about 12 or 13 centimeters.

In the center is a lined satin white field to which there is a separately applied black satin swastika. Both the field and the swastika are bordered in thin yellow cord. In the inside, although it is faint to see, the black arrow with the word, “Ober” is still there indicating which direction the armband is to be worn.

A very fine example here and gau level armbands are difficult to come by. This example would have been worn by an administrative polictial leader of a post, a warden, or a cell official.

Mint Minus. $795.00

ARMBANDS #43249 SA / NSDAP Armband with RAD Stamping

This armband is the standard cotton type and is sewn up the back. The material remains in nice condition, with a separately applied field and woven black swastika.

Stamped on the band is "A D Abt" and some illegible numbers. I suspect this is stands of a RAD Abteilung, but the "R" didn't come out, which happens with stamps and especially those on fabric.

An interesting armband here, with a scarce stamp.

Excellent. $135.00

ARMBANDS #43248 SA / NSDAP Armband with RAD Stamping

This armband is an all printed type, with the standard red cotton construction and sewn up the back.

It is interesting to note the interior is stamped "RAD 254". This absolutely nails the band down as being worn by a RAD member, something unusual to see with a political armband.

An interesting armband here.

Excellent Plus. $130.00

ARMBANDS #43245 SA / NSDAP Armband

This armband is an all printed type, with the standard red cotton construction and sewn up the back.

The color remains bright but the field is slightly faded. I bought a number of bands from the same veteran family and I think this one was on the top of the pile and exposed to the sun./P>

A good, basic example here.

Excellent. $50.00

ARMBANDS #43226 Cotton SS Armband with Paper Tag

This SS Armband is the cotton type that we don't see too often; most are made of wool. This one is an absolutely beauty.

The red cotton remain clean and bright and the edges are trimmed in black stripes. The white field is free of soiling and has an applied black swastika. The band is sewn up the back.

Inside there is a paper issue tag with SS printing. It looks to be stamped "23" and the run number is "498723".

A scarce armband here, in top condition. This piece was once owned by the late Chip Gambino.

Mint. $695.00

ARMBANDS #43206C SA / NSDAP Armband

This cotton armband remains in very choice condition and is open at the back.

The color remains true and the field and swastika are separately applied.

This piece also has the original paper issue tag which looks to be stamped "276", although it is a bit blurred. The run number is "36433".

An extremely nice armband here.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #43227 Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband remains in fine condition, with almost no soiling. The red color remains bright and unfaded.

It is a standard example, with the usual white centerline stripe and applied diamond field woven with a black swastika.

An outstanding HJ example here, in top condition.

Mint. $140.00

ARMBANDS #43042 Reich Postal Service Armband

This Reich Postal Service is an excellent example. It is a very fine, deep blue color, and constructed of wool. There is a reinforcing stitch around the edges. This band three moth holes, two on the back and one small one on the front, but these are minor and commonly seen on wool bands.

This back is open at the back. Woven to the front of the band is a woven yellow eagle, with open wings and looking to the viewer's left. It clutches a wreathed swastika. Below this is woven "Reichspost".

A rarely encountered armband here, with some minor condition issues but still very collectible.

Good Plus. $265.00

ARMBANDS #43041 Gau Level Political Leader Candidate's Armband

This armband is made of fine red wool, and remains nearly perfect except for a small moth hole. This hole is on the edge, however, and is very hard to see.

The band is piped with crimson cord, indicating it was worn by a candidate. Sewn to the center is a white grosgrain field and black swastika. This band is open at the back.

The original paper issue tag is stamped "343" and has a printed run number of "404093".

A scarce armband here, in nice condition.

Excellent. $495.00

ARMBANDS #42815 SA Sports Armband with Paper Tag

This SA Sports Armband is in fine condition, having bright red cotton and being sewn up the rear.

The white field is sewn on, with a likeness of a SA Sports Badge woven to it.

The original paper issue tag remains inside the band. It has a penciled number of "347" and a run number of "034599".

A fine example here.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #42792C Bahnhofswache Armband

This armband is quite rare as the Bahnhofswache was a relatively small organization, consisting of Army personnel that checked papers and kept order at railway stations. You did not want to see one of these guys approaching you if your papers were not in order!

The armband is constructed of yellow cotton, with "Bahnhoswache" woven in black.

A very fine and extremely scarce armband here.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

ARMBANDS #42778C Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband

This Deutsche Wehrmacht armband is the basic yellow cotton type having the words “Deutsche Wehrmacht” woven in black on the front. It is sewn up the rear. Two black stitches remain from when it was stitched to a uniform.

These bands were worn by personnel assisting the Wehrmacht in some capacity.

A good example of the type here.

Excellent Plus. $60.00

ARMBANDS #42782C Assistant Stretcher Bearer's Armband

This armband is constructed of white cotton. It remains in choice condition and is sewn up the rear.

Woven to the from of the band is a black rectangle containing the words "Hilfs / Frakenträger".

This armband shows only minor age and little to no wear.

Near Mint. $90.00

ARMBANDS #42786C 1st Style RLB Officer's Armband

This RLB Officer's Armband is the 1st style, with a woven white sunburst on a powder blue cotton background. In the center of the sunburst are the letters "RLB", set atop a swastika. The edges are piped in silver bullion tress.

The cotton remains in good condition and the band is sewn up the rear.

A fairly scarce Officer's RLB Armband here.

Excellent Plus. $225.00

ARMBANDS #42688 SA / NSDAP Armband with Issue Tag

This SA / NSDAP Armband is the standard red cotton type, and remains in good condition. There is some black tack thread where it was once sewn to the sleeve of a shirt. The field and swastika are separately applied and it is sewn up the rear. The band has some minor soiling.

The original paper tag is intact inside the band, with a run number of "499177".

A nice, basic example here, complete with an original tag.

Excellent Plus. $150.00

ARMBANDS #42715 Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband remains in good condition, with a bright red color. There is some minor soiling on the center stripe, but it is not serious.

The white center stripe, diamond field, and woven black swastika are all separately applied components.

A nice HJ example here.

Excellent. $130.00

ARMBANDS #42711 SA / NSDAP Armaband

This is a standard SA / NSDAP style band. The red cotton remains in good shape and it is sewn up the rear.

The field is stitched on, with a black printed swastika.

A decent basic example here, of later vintage.

Excellent. $120.00

ARMBANDS #42710 SA / NSDAP Armband

This is a standard SA / NSDAP style band. The red cotton remains in good shape and is sewn up the rear. It shows little to no wear.

The field is stitched on, with a black printed swastika.

A nice basic example here.

Excellent Plus. $135.00

ARMBANDS #42507C Wehrmacht Service Armband

This armband is constructed of white cotton with black printing, and is sewn up the rear.

The band reads "Im Deinst / der Deutschen Wehrmacht". These were worn by individuals assisting the Army in some capacity.

A good, basic example here.

Mint. $70.00

ARMBANDS #42506C Assistant Stretcher Bearer's Armband

This armband is constructed of what looks like white linen. It remains in choice condition and is sewn up the rear.

Woven to the from of the band is a black rectangle containing the words "Hilfs / Frakenträger".

This band appears to be unissued.

Mint. $90.00

ARMBANDS #42505C Assistant Stretcher Bearer's Armband

This armband is constructed of what looks like white linen. It remains in choice condition and is sewn up the rear.

Woven to the from of the band is a black rectangle containing the words "Hilfs / Frakenträger".

This band appears to be unissued.

Mint. $90.00

ARMBANDS #42511C SA Sports Armband with Issue Tag

This SA Sports Armband remains in fine condition throughout, with just a small spot on the field. The field is white with a woven gold wreath and a swastika superimposed with a sword in the center.

The band is sewn up the rear. The original paper issue tag is intact, stamped "16 / 1743" and has a run number of "017647".

These armbands were given to SA personnel after they completed they passed the athletic tests for the SA Sports Badge.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #42468C SA Sports Armband

This SA Sports Armband remains in choice condition, constructed of bright red cotton and sewn up the rear.

The obverse of the band has a round white grosgrain field with a gold wreath and swastika superimposed with a sword.

This band remains in first-rate condition.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #42464C SS Regiment "Wallonien" Armband

This armband is constructed from a heavy, canvas-like material. It is wider than. standard armband, and is sewn up the rear. It shows substantial soiling and age but remains sound.

In the center of the band is the SS "Wallonien" crest in blue, white, and red. Additionally there is a rubber stamp to the right of the crest but it is illegible with age and soiling.

This regiment was a Belgian group which was originally formed by Leon Degrelle, fighting against the Russians in 1942. The took heavy losses but were noted for their extreme bravery. Himmler took notice of this conspicuous heroism and incorporated them in the Waffen-SS in June of 1943. They continued to suffer heavy losses but remained highly respected.

A very rare and most interesting armband here.

Excellent. $795.00

ARMBANDS #42474C Italian Royal Army Armband

This armband is constructed of a deep gray cotton and is sewn up the rear.

Printed in black lettering on the upper obverse are the words "R. Esercito Italiano". Beneath this was looks to be a red sergeant's stripe.

This band remains in pristine condition and appears to be unissued.

A choice Italian band here.

Mint. $150.00

ARMBANDS #42429C 1st Style Veteran's Armband

This armband is constructed of black wool and sewn up the rear. Other than a single moth hole near the left bottom edge the wool remains in perfect condition.

Sewn to the front of the band is a white shield containing a stylized Veteran's Memorial, along with black, white and red stripes.

A nice example here, in fine condition.

Excellent. $85.00

ARMBANDS #41403 SA Sports Armband

This armband would be perfect condition were it not for a hole to the right of the center of the field. It does, however, have fine red colored cotton construction. It is sewn up the rear.

The band features a round white field with a gold woven wreathed swastika and superimposed sword. There is a small flaw on the upper left of the field.

A decent example here, priced accordingly given the condition.

Excellent. $115.00

ARMBANDS #41400 SA Sports Armband

This armband is in good condition, with fine red colored cotton construction. It is sewn up the rear.

The band features a white grosgrain field with a gold woven wreathed swastika and superimposed sword. There is a small tear on the field, on the left hand side.

The original issue tag is attached to the interior of the band. The tag is inked with the inspection number "14" and has a run number of "449490".

A good example here, with only a minor flaw.

Excellent. $115.00

ARMBANDS #41272 Hitler Youth Armband

This Hitler Youth Armband is constructed from red cotton, with a white central stripe. In the center of the band is the usual HJ diamond and woven swastika, each being separately applied pieces. It is sewn up the rear.

This armband shows little to no wear, with only a few minor stains.

A very fine HJ example here.

Excellent. $135.00

ARMBANDS #40933 Thin NSDAP Armband

These long, thinner armbands were the type worn on a sleeve by athletic judges and the like.

This band is a printed type, with good red coloring, a white field, and the ubiquitous black swastika.

This band is of particular interest as it is inked stamped "NSDAP Partie Berechschaft" on the field.

A nice example here, with an unusual stamping.

Near Mint. $85.00

ARMBANDS #40715C SA Motorized Police School "Rhineland" Armband

This armband is the standard red cotton type, sewn of the rear with the usual separately applied white field and black woven swastika. The coloring remains new-like and the band shows no wear.

Stamped on the reverse of the band we read, "M. Sp. Sch Rhd". This stamping indicates this band comes from the SA Motorized Police School located in Rhineland.

A rare SA variant here.

Mint. $350.00

ARMBANDS #40716C SA Motorized School "Westmark" Armband

This armband is the standard red cotton type, sewn of the rear with the usual separately applied white field and black woven swastika. The coloring remains new-like and the band shows no wear.

Stamped in a rectangle on the interior of the band we read, "MSA Sch Wm". This stamping indicates this band comes from the SA Motorized School located in Westmark.

A very interesting SA variant here.

Near Mint. $325.00

ARMBANDS #40718C SA Armband with Supply Depot Stamping

This armband is the standard red cotton type, with a separately stitched white field and black swastika. It is sewn up the rear.

Stamped on the inside of the band, in two lines, are the words "SA-HWL / Magdeburg". This stamping indicates this band belong to SA Central Economic and Supply Depot based in Magdeburg.

A very interesting SA variant here.

Near Mint. $325.00

ARMBANDS #40661C SA Sports Armband

This SA Sports Armband is constructed from cotton and retains a fine, red color.

The center of the band has a separately applied white field embroidered with an image of the SA Sports Badge; a wreath of oak leaves surrounds a swastika and a Roman-style sword. The band is sewn up the rear.

On the interior of the band there are remnants of the original issue tag.

A good, solid SA Sports example here.

Excellent Plus. $140.00

ARMBANDS #40333 Gau Level Political Leader's Armband

This Political Leader's Armband is in pristine condition. It is constructed of fine wool, with a tiny pinhole as the only flaw. This hole is just above the swastika. The coloring remains bright and the band is open at the rear.

The band is fitted with carmine colored piping on the edges. Inside the piping are 7mm brocade oak leaves. The white grosgrain field has gold piping. The separately applied black swastika also has matching gold piping.

The band retains the original issue tag. This tag is rubber stamped "91" and has a run number of "092727".

A pristine Political Leader's Armband here.

Near Mint. $795.00

ARMBANDS #40334 Gau Level Political Leader's Armband

This Political Leaders Armband is constructed of fine wool that is free of moth holes. There are two sets of two holes at the upper area that look to have been caused by a pin. These holes could very well be ironed out.

The band is fitted with carmine colored, Gau-Level piping on the edges. Inside the piping are 7mm brocade oak leaves. The white grosgrain field has gold piping. The separately applied black swastika also has matching gold piping.

The interior of the band has the arrow that shows the proper orientation of the band.

A very nice example here.

Near Mint. $695.00

ARMBANDS #40336 Gau Level Political Leader's Armband

This Political Leader's Armband is constructed of red wool and is sewn up the rear. This band shows period wear but has no moth holes. There are in fact loose threads along the edges, indicating it was most likely removed from a tunic.

The band is fitted with carmine colored, Gau-Level piping on the edges. Inside the piping are 7mm brocade oak leaves. These oak leaves are flanked by 1mm gold stripes. The white grosgrain field has gold piping. The separately applied black swastika also has matching gold piping. The field has some mild soiling but nothing too bad.

A very fine example here, showing some period wear but no abuse.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $695.00

ARMBANDS #39450C Red Cross Armband

This Red Cross Armband is constructed from white linen and is not sewn at the back.

This armband is in choice condition, with the usual woven Red Cross in the center.

A very fine Red Cross example here.

Near Mint. $75.00

ARMBANDS #39451C Red Cross Armband

This good lookingRed Cross Armband is constructed from white linen and is not sewn at the back.

This example remains in choice condition. There is a woven Red Cross in the center.

A very fine Red Cross example here.

Near Mint. $75.00

ARMBANDS #37702C Ortsgruppe Political Block Leader Armband

This choice armband is of all fine red wool construction, showing no mothing. There are a couple of stains that look like residue from old glue or something; they probably could be removed with little effort. Otherwise the red wool is perfect throughout this band.

This armband is piped in blue cord, indicating an Ortsgruppe rank. Inward from the blue is a gold stripe. In the center is a set of gold oak leaves, measuring 10mm. These oak leaves are bordered with gold stitching matching that seen on the edges.

The center field is of white lined satin with a black lined swastika in the center. There is a pip in the middle of the swastika; the gilding is gone from the surfaces of this insignia. The field and swastika are piped in gold cord.

A very fine armband here that will display wonderfully with other Political Leader memorabilia.

Near Mint. $535.50

ARMBANDS #36378 Gau Level Political Leader Armband

This fine armband has no holes in the bright red woolen base. It shows only the most nominal of usage. The armband has the seven millimeter gold brocade leaves that run around the edges of both sides. The edges themselves are piped in the crimson red color which is indicative of Gau level usage. There is a fine satin lined white round field which is bordered with yellow cord.

Separately sewn inside, is a black satin lined swastika which is also piped in yellow cord. This fine armband is not sewn up the rear and on one edge there is the faint markings of the arrow with the word “Ober” to indicate which way is “up” for wearing purposes. This armband was worn by the leader of a post. A rich looking example here, and in top condition.

Near Mint. $795.00