FLAGS #40359C Large Naval Proofed Kriegsflagge
This flag is a beauty having good rich colors and there are no holes. The canvass hoist area is marked with the Naval eagle/swastika over "M". Additionally the hoist is marked, "LOH. KR. FL. 200 X 335".
In American inches, this flag measures 78 inches by 132 inches - maybe a little too big for your collecting room wall, although it could look rather well draped from the ceiling! And, of course, there are many out there that just collect flag types, so this will easily fill a gap. Flags of this size were flown on Cruisers and Destroyers. A fine example here.
Mint Minus. $895.00
FLAGS #40411C NSDAP Flag
This Party Flag has terrific bright red colors, retaining their original richness. It is equipped with a tunnel hoist on one end. The flag measures 54 inches by 30 inches - just the right size for a collecting room.
The flag has a separately sewn field with a black printed swastika. There are a couple of mild holes (one is a tear) at one end where the flag must have gotten caught on something. Otherwise, it is a terrific example and would easily have rated near full mint without the two hole flaws. Still a great flag here.
FLAGS #40410C Naval Proofed Service Flag
This flag is a real gem being the scarce Reich Service variety having the open-wing eagle in the canton with the Kriegs-style lined swastika in the center. The flag retains its original bright colors and is in perfect condition. It measures 59 inches by 98 inches.
It is equipped with the heavy canvass hoist which still contains the original rope having a loop on one end and being straight on the other. The hoist is marked with the Naval eagle/swastika positioned on the letter "M". The centimeter size markings and identification are marked, " REICH D FLG 1.50 X 2.50". On the other side of the hoist is marked the maker name, "Kress St Tönis". A very desirable flag and difficult to come by, especially in this fine condition.
FLAGS #40203 Small Outdoor NSDAP Flag with Canvas Hoist
This small NSDAP Flag would ordinarily be very desirable; unfortunately this example has some holes in the printed field. If you are clever with a needle and thread you might repair them, but I prefer to leave such wear intact. The coloring, however, remains quite bright.
The canvas hoist of the flag is marked "GT. L. 50x85". This flag measures 18 inches by 32 inches. The hoist retains the original rope which is looped at both ends.
A battle-damaged and bargain-priced example here.
FLAGS #40204 Large NSDAP Banner
This NSDAP Banner is a good size, measuring 10 feet by 5 feet. It has a tunnel hoist at one end. The flag shows evidence of wear but remains in nearly perfect condition, with good, bright coloring throughout.
The flag has a separately applied field with a printed swastika.
A very nice NSDAP example here with a real period feel; this one was used, but not abused.
Excellent Plus. $495.00
FLAGS #40164C NSDAP Flag
The field is separately applied and has and has a printed swastika. There are three tie strings on the hoist.
An excellent example here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $225.00
FLAGS #40144C Podium Banner
This Podium Banner retains rich red coloring and remains in nice condition overall. It measures 30 by 38 inches, with a 2 ½ inch white fringe at the bottom. The banner is trimmed with a fine white material just inside the edges; this trim shows some wear but nothing too bad. In the center is an applied white field with a black printed swastika.
The upper portion of the banner had (at one time) a pair of mounting rings, but only one remains.
If you are looking for something to act as a backdrop to your collection, this piece would be perfect.
FLAGS #40050 NSDAP Flag
The flag is equipped with a tunnel hoist and an applied field with a printed swastika.
They don't come in better condition than this example!
FLAGS #40001C SA Standarte
This SA Standarte is a most impressive example, measuring 48 inches by 50 inches. In the upper corner of each side there is a purple velvet patch with woven SA regiment numbers, "27/158". This piece is equipped with five hanging rings. None of these rings are RZM marked so this must be an early example.
The field is separately applied, as is the swastika. There are a few holes here and there on this piece, but nothing too bad.
A rarely seen SA example here, perfect to display with your SA collection.
Excellent. $995.00 (#111317)
FLAGS #39919 Small Naval Kriegsflagge
This example shows sign of minor wear but is free of abuse. The red coloring remains nice and bright and the blacks are quite bold. The white canvas hoist is marked “Reichs Kriegs-fla. 0.5 X 0.85”. To the left of this marking is stamped a red open-winged eagle and swastika over the letter “M”. This indicates this flag was made for the Navy and most likely used on a small motor boat or a launch.
The flag has the usual reinforcing patches on the corners of the hoist.
These small flags are extremely difficult to find and very desirable.
Near Mint. $995.00
FLAGS #39695 NSDAP Pennant
The field is separately applied and has printed black swastika. There is a tunnel hoist on this pennant which has a wooden dowel that looks to be original.
This example has no holes or problems and it is in very fine condition.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $225.00
FLAGS #39675 NSDAP Pennant
The fields are separately applied and are printed with black swastikas. They show minor age.
The hoist has wire hangers at either end that look to be period.
A fine NSDAP example here.
FLAGS #39676 Reichs Kriegsflagge
The hoist of this flag is canvas and retains the original looped rope. The hoist is marked “Kr. Fl. 80X135”. This metric measurement equals 31 inches by 53 inches Imperial. It is maker marked by the well-known producer “Lorenz Summa Oberkatson”.
Other than the solder this flag is in nearly perfect condition. A very nice example here, priced accordingly.
FLAGS #39658 Small Reich Service Flag with Naval Proofing
This small Naval Reich Service Flag is quite rare. It retains the original, bright colors throughout and is perfect but for a small frayed area on the upper edge near the support patch. Other than this the flag is flawless.
This Service Flags have a central swastika and an opened-winged eagle and swastika in the canton.
The canvas hoist contains the original looped rope. The hoist is heavily stamped with a Naval eagle and swastika above the letter “M”, as well as with “Reichsdflg 0.50 x 0.85” and “Kress St Tönis”.
This is the smallest official size made, measuring 19 inches by 33 inches. It would have been flown from a small motor boat or launch.
A good opportunity to acquire a rare flag variant here.
Near Mint. $695.00
FLAGS #39786 NSDAP Exterior Flag
The blood red coloring is slightly faded but not badly. It measures 80 inches 46 inches. At the hoist there are five tie strings. At the end of the flag the fly corners are curved, something very unusual on this type of flag. There are a few small holes and some black staining on the hoist, but nothing horrible.
An interesting flag here that must have a history; if only these things could talk!
FLAGS #39925 NSDAP Political Fender Pennant
This Fender Pennant is still enclosed in the original celluloid covering. This covering is edges with sewn red leather and has a flap at the hoist area with three working red snaps. The original metal rod is still in the hoist.
The pennant measures 12 inches by 8 inches and is double sided. It is red in color, with separate white fields and Bevo swastikas. The obverse facing has three or four small moth holes, but the reverse is in perfect condition.
There is a Totenkopf insignia pinned on one side, right through the pennant. The collector I bought this from told me the veteran who brought it back admitted to adding this embellishment. It could be easily removed by the next owner if so desired.
A hard to find Car Pennant here, especially with a perfect celluloid covering.
Excellent Plus. $595.00
FLAGS #39923 DDAC Auto Club Fender Pennant
This DDAC Fender Pennant is constructed from heavy white canvas, with white leather reinforcing the hoist. It measures 12 inches by 8 inches. Sewn into the leather portion is the original metal rod. This rod has curved hooks at either end.
The pennant has the DDAC symbol in the center; a black eagle which looks to the viewer’s left with the initials “DDAC” woven in white on the breast of the bird. The eagle grasps a red wreath set with a black swastika.
There is a red, white and black lined cross that runs the length and width of the pennant.
A fine looking DDAC item here.
Excellent Plus. $295.00
FLAGS #39922 Railway Official’s Fender Pennant
This pennant measures 13 inches by 8 inches, in the usual shape. It is covered with a celluloid case bordered in sewn black leather. On the flat side there is a folded leather piece equipped with three snap buttons, all in working order.
The pennant is double sided, black with white circular fields. On the field is a red Bevo swastika superimposed on a black winged Railway eagle. It is interesting how the artist has worked the swastika legs through the wings of the railway eagle.
Looking at the hoist end of the pennant we find the original metal mounting rod is in place.
A great opportunity here to acquire a really rare fender pennant, and a key piece for any flag collection.
Near Mint. $1,895.00
FLAGS #39924 RAD Official’s Car Pennant
The pennant features an open-winged eagle which looks to the left and clutches a black swastika. This eagle is beautifully woven in white thread with black highlights. In the center is a matching woven swastika with black legs and white edges and highlights. It bears an RAD Spade symbol in the center and is flanked by wheat stalks. On the end is the RAD unit number “184”.
The hoist area of the pennant retains the original metal rod and attachment brackets.
A very fine item RAD here, in top notch condition.
Near Mint. $895.00
FLAGS #39671C Army Infantry Honor Standarte
These original 3rd Reich and Imperial Standartes are among the most beautiful hand-crafted objects produced during the period. The Pakistani's have been reproducing them for years, but once you see the real deal, there is just no comparison. The outstanding handwork was all done by trained ladies who were at the top of the seamstress trade.
This example was bestowed upon the German Infantry. The Infantry was the foundation of German offensive and defensive operations and its role was to break down the stiffest resistance the enemy could offer. The German Army recognized the fundamental importance of the Infantry and selected particularly capable officer material for this branch as well as the equipment and weapons to meet any enemy situation.
This Standarte is in choice original condition, measuring 48 inches by 48 inches with a 1 1/2 inch aluminum bullion fringe that runs around three sides. The Standarte is double-sided. The hoist side was originally wrapped around a staff and was either screwed or tacked into place. The liberating veteran did a careful job removing this Standarte from the wood staff as there are no rips or tears, just the remaining small holes in the corresponding part of the material.
The Standarte is produced of a white silk having a black cloth mobile swastika in each of the four corners. The swastikas are bordered with 3/8's inch textured bullion tress. The center area is occupied by a black silk-like Iron Cross. The Iron Cross is highlighted with borders of 2 inch elaborate bullion tress. In the middle of the Iron Cross is a white background sporting a separately woven Wehrmacht eagle. The material used for the bird is silk thread and is highlighted with beautiful weaves that simulate feathering - astounding work here! On the obverse side, the eagle's head faces to the left and opposite on the reverse. The bird clutches a mobile swastika in hand-woven talons. The reverse side depicts the swastika in the reverse position. Surrounding the very noble eagle is a wreath made of large bullion oak leaves - the bullion work is the best you will ever see. Fabulous!
A wonderful, original Standarte here that can be the height of your collection. There is just nothing in cloth that is more impressive than these luxurious works of art. This example remains in near perfect condition. It needs to be framed and preserved for the future by the next proper owner. A rare opportunity to acquire absolute excellence for your collection, and a fine investment for the future.
Near Mint. $24,995.00
FLAGS #39489C Hitler Standarte
This Hitler Standarte is an outstanding example, measuring 20 inches by 20 inches. It has a canvas hoist area that contains the original knotted rope within. The hoist is marked “Stand d Führ”. The metric measurements of the flag can also be seen on the hoist, but they are too light to be easily made out.
On opposite side of the hoist is the original manufacturers label; it reads “Württembergische / Cattunmanufactur / Heidenheim a. Barz”.
The colors remains very bright throughout this flag, and other than two minor age holes it remains in nearly condition. The center of the standarte has a white field set with black immobile swastika that has a lined trim. This field is outlined with a wreath of gold oak leaves. At each corner of the standarte is a fine eagle; a Party Eagle at the upper left and lower right and a Wehrmacht eagle at the upper right and lower left.
These standartes were hauled out whenever Hitler was going to be in attendance. They are very desirable collectibles.
Near Mint. $6,995.00
FLAGS #39470 BDM Pennant
This rarely seen BDM Pennant measures 31 inches by 17 inches. It is constructed entirely of separate components, with a black top area and a red bottom. In the center is a white field with a black swastika. There is some minor staining on the white field. There is a hanging ring on one side of the pennant.
In addition to the colored areas there is text done in Sütterlin script, which is rather difficult to read. It appears to read, “Bund Deutschen Madel / Obergau Wurtemberg”. The lettering is hand stitched in white thread.
The reverse of the pennant is red, also with a white field and black swastika. Again, the field on this side is slightly soiled. Sewn to this side is, “Ortsgruppe Blaubeuren”.
This pennant is extremely well made and a very rarely seen item. A great addition to a BDM collection, or even to expand an HJ collection.
Excellent Plus. $750.00
FLAGS #39527 Small NSDAP Flag
This example has a tunnel on the folded edge, as well as a separately applied field and swastika. It is double sided and is free of holes, but does show a little mild age. The colors remain nice and bright on this piece.
A good looking NSDAP flag here.
FLAGS #39543 Small NSDAP Flag
This example is the type with a very dark red field and is double sided. There is a separately applied field on both sides, with printed black swastikas. It is equipped with a tunnel hoist.
This flag shows mild age but has no holes and remains in nice condition.
Excellent Plus Plus. $250.00
FLAGS #39542 Vehicle ID Flag
The flag has a separately applied field with a printed swastika. As it is an ID Flag of course this is only on one side. Each corner of this flag is fitted with a brass grommet.
This flag has no holes and remains in fine condition.
FLAGS #39610C "Remember Pearl Harbor" Pennant
Printed in white lettering on the obverse side of the pennant is "Remember! Pearl Harbor", which is a slogan I'm quite sure was seen everywhere in this country after the start of hostiles with the Japanese.
This pennant shows some minor age but no holes or problems anywhere. A very nice piece of American memorabilia here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $100.00
FLAGS #39588 NSDAP Podium Banner
There is a 2" cotton fringe at the bottom. The banner measures 30 inches by 44 inches.
This example is the perfect size to hang on a wall and display with a collection. A nice looking podium banner here.
Near Mint. $550.00
FLAGS #39587 Vehicle ID Flag
This examples measures 6 feet by 3 feet, and has brass grommets in each corner meant for the attachment of tie-down ropes.
The red color is still nice and bright and there are no holes. A fine example of the type.
Near Mint. $595.00(#110617)
FLAGS #39161 Kriegsflagge
The hoist of the flag is marked “KR FL 80 X 135” on one side and “LORENZ SUMMA SÖHNE OBERKOTZAU” on the opposite. It is complete with the original looped rope.
A fine, mint condition Kriegsflagge here.
FLAGS #39123 Small NSDAP Pennant
This pennant measures 10 inches long and 6 inches wide. There is a small hoist which contains the remains of the original rope.
A great little display item here, in nice condition.
Near Mint. $175.00
FLAGS #39271 Veteran Signed Hitler Youth Banner
There are no holes or stains and a littler mild fading to the colors, but not bad. The flag is signed by, "Thomas O'Brien, Brooklyn, NY 100th Div", "Sgt Randall Trump 69th Division, Beckley, WV.", and "Capt Merett Worley, 15th Art. Division, Allen, KS".
Some good possibilities here for veteran research and a fine flag not often seen.
Excellent Plus. $695.00
FLAGS #39346 Small Kriegsflagge
This fine Kriegsflagge is in perfect condition but for a small mild stain in the field that is barely visible. Otherwise, the flag is in mint condition with no holes. The flag has excellent bright red colors, featuring the black lined swastika in the center field and Iron Cross in the canton.
The hoist is the canvas type and it contains the original rope inside having loops on each end. The hoist canvas is marked, "Kr. Fl. 80 X 135". It is also marked with the maker, "Summa Söhne". This flag measures 31 inches by 53 inches, being the perfect size for display in a hobby room. A very fine example here.
Mint Minus. $850.00
FLAGS #39347 Small Kriegsflagge
The hoist is the canvas type having the rope intact within, having a small loop on each end. The canvass is marked, "Kr. Fl. 80 X 135" and also has the maker name and town, "Lorenz Summa Söhnel/ Oberkotzau".
This flag measures 31 inches by 53 inches, being perfect for display on a hobby room wall.
FLAGS #38921C Italian Opera Nazionale Balilla (ONB) Banner
This banner is most attractive and of highest quality. It measures 21 inches by 21 inches and has a two inch gold fringe at the bottom. The banner is double-sided being a thick black cotton-like fabric. The back side is blank. The front side features a bullion Youth eagle. The bullion is thick and of a high-pile nature construction; it has a very striking look. The eagle looks to the viewer's right with open wings and talons in a squatting position. The bullion has different structures and weaves giving great life and contrasts to the image portrayal. There is a red insert inside the eagle's beak. The top edge of the banner is equipped with four tie strings, all in good condition.
At the left border is the ancient fasces lictoriae symbol of the Italian National Fascist Party. This image is extremely high off the surface of the fabric, the bundled rods being of gold bullion weave and the axe in a contrasting silver. At the top are the words, in the same thick bullion, "Opera Balilla". At the bottom is the word "Ruvo". I suspect the former refers to the ONB, or Opera Nazionale Balilla, an Italian Fascist youth organization that was active between the years 1926 and 1937, after which it was assimilated by the more famous Gioventù Italiana del Littorio (GIL), the youth section of the National Fascist Party. I'm going to assume that the latter, "Ruvo", is referring to Ruvo di Puglia, a commune in the Metropolitan City of Bari in southern Italy. Presumably this was the banner of the local branch of the organization.
It is interesting to note that in the Italian language "opera" means "work", simultaneously in the sense of both labor performed and the fruits of that work. This would make sense when applied in the context of a youth organization. Balilla comes from the nickname of Giovan Battista Perasso, a young Genoese boy who (at least according to local legend) started the revolt of 1746 against the Habsburg forces that occupied the city in the War of the Austrian Succession.
I am by no means an expert on Italian pieces. I've tried to research this item to the best of my ability and I'm sure someone out there will correct me if my conclusions on this piece are off base.
This banner is in perfect condition throughout and would be a tremendous asset to set off other Italian collectibles.
Near Mint. $695.00
FLAGS #39002C Kriegsflagge
The hoist is of fine white canvas. The rope is still inside, looped at either ends. The hoist is marked "KR FL. 100 X 170" and "LORENZ SUMMA SÖHNE OBERKOTZAU".
This flag has no holes or problems and the original colors remain bright. A very fine example of the type here.
FLAGS #39003C Early Pre-1933 Rally Pennant
This pennant is is very nice condition, retaining the origin blood-red coloring. It measures 14 inches by 9 ½ inches and is totally free of flaws or problems.
The center of the pennant depicts a young Hitler, wearing an SA shirt with his swastika tie tack. The oval border of this image is decorated with swastikas along the entire length. On either side of the oval are black swastikas set in round fields.
This is a very rare pennant, obviously something saved by a German citizen from the time Hitler was campaigning in the 20's.
Near Mint. $695.00
FLAGS #39004C Small Kriegsflagge
The flag is in pristine condition, retaining the original rich red colors and fine canvas hoist. The hoist is marked "KR. FL. 80 X 135" and " LORENZ SUMMA SÖHNE / OBERKOTZAU".
A very fine Kriegsflagge here, easily in the best condition you could hope to find these days and of a size that lends itself to proper display.
FLAGS #39005C Small Naval Proofed Party Flag
It was designed to be used outdoors, with extra patches on the corners and a stout canvas hoist. The original rope remains in the hoist, with loops at both ends.
The hoist is marked "GÖSCH 50X85 CM" on one side. The opposite side bear a Naval proof; an eagle set above the letter "M". It is also maker marked "KOECHLIN, BAUMGARTNER U. CIE. A.G. LÖRRACH".
This flag has no holes and remains in perfect condition with the original bright colors. It is double sided and has printed fields.
A very difficult flag to find and extremely desirable in this condition.
FLAGS #39007C Podium Banner with Gold Bullion Insignia
It features a large bullion swastika in the center, highlighted with yellow cords at the edges. Around the border of the banner is a two inch wide bullion band. The bottom of the banner is fitted out with a two inch bullion fringe. On the reverse, there are two '4' stamps and two "Kreistag 1942 Grevenmache" stampings, which loosely translate to District 1942, Grevenmacher (in Luxembourg).
This banner is in perfect condition with no holes. It is extremely heavy due to the amount of bullion used in the design.
A tremendous display piece here! A banner such as this would have probably been used by some sort of local potentate or Party bigwig.
Near Mint. $1,695.00
FLAGS #39008C DDAC Auto Club Pennant
This canvas DDAC Pennant is in choice condition throughout. It is extremely well made, double sided and with the the German colors of red, white and black crossing one side of the pennant. A DDAC eagle and swastika logo is superimposed over these stripes. The initials of the organization, "DDAC" are splashed across the breast of the bird.
The hoist of this flag retains the original rope, which is complete with the original snap clips.
An extremely fine DDAC example here.
Near Mint. $495.00
FLAGS #38896C Large Führer Standarte with Marine Proofing
The canvas hoist in in excellent condition and retains the original rope. One end of the rope is knotted. The left corner of the hoist is stamped with a Naval eagle and swastika over the letter "M". Also printed on the hoist is "ST. d. FÜHRERS 1,0 X 1,0". This translates to "Führer Standard, 1 meter by 1 meter".
The center of the standarte has a white field set with black immobile swastika that has a lined trim. This field is outlined with a wreath of gold oak leaves. At each corner of the standarte is a fine eagle; a Party Eagle at the upper left and lower right and a Wehrmacht eagle at the upper right and lower left. The colors throughout the standarte are still brilliant and look as good as they day they were printed. Holding the standarte up I see four or five minuscule holes but they are nothing.
I can't think of a more exciting item to add to an advanced collection. These AH standartes are rarely encountered and are extremely desirable.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $8,500.00
FLAGS #38897C Personal Standarte of War Minister Field Marshall Werner von Blomberg
This Blomberg Standarte is ultra-rare, only being issued for used for about two years. Blomberg was relived of his command after 1937 when it was revealed to the prudish Hitler that he had married a woman with a checkered past.
The story of his ousting from power plays out like some sort of bizarre Nazi version of Peyton Place, replete with scheming, false accusations of prostitution and homosexuality, nude photographs, and demands for suicide, with a cast of characters ranging from Himmler and Göring to Keitel and von Helldorf. It's worth reading about, especially if you like stories that are awash in treachery.
The standarte itself is a double sided, printed type, measuring 31 inches by 33 inches. There is a canvas hoist with the original rope still inside. One end of this rope has the original loop.
The standarte has a black trimmed mobile swastika in the center. This swastika sits on a white field with dual black borders. Projecting from each quadrant of the circle are three black and white lines. At the corners we see opposed Iron Crosses and Wehrmacht eagles.
There are a few very tiny age holes in this piece but they are extremely minor.
An exceptional opportunity to acquire an extremely rare standarte here. This is the first example of the type that I've seen in a long time.
Excellent Plus. $3,895.00
FLAGS #38899C Funeral Sash of Reichsleiter Philip Bouhler
The sash is constructed of very fine silk. It measures about 48 inches long and 8 ½ inches wide. At one end is a 2 ½ border of heavy silver bullion fringe.
Printed on to the silk is "Reichsleiter Bouhler". This printing shows some minor aging to the letters.
As we know Bouhler was a SS Obergrupenführer in charge of the NSDAP end of the Reichs Chancellery. He was a key adviser to Hitler to spent most of this time trying to outfox the incredibly sleazy Bormann. Bouhler was also the instigator of the horrendous euthanasia initiative of 1938. We do not know who the deceased was in the case of this sash, but one can assume it was someone important enough for Bouhler to be personally involved.
A very rare Funeral Sash here.
FLAGS #38771 Large NSDAP Flag
The flag measures 13 feet by 5 feet. The fields on this double sided example are separately applied and printed with black swastikas.
A nice looking large example here.
Near Mint. $495.00
FLAGS #38609C DAF City Standarte
It measures 4 feet by 4 feet, 4 inches and has a 2 inch fringe of aluminum bullion. There are five aluminum hanging rings sewn to the hoist end, each ring being marked "RZM M3/40/41".
The standarte features a separately applied DAF insignia in the center, with all separate components. On one corner of both sides is a round felt patch with a blue border, identifying the area from which the standarte comes. It is done in white thread and reads "Neustadt / Ost / IV".
A great flag here and a perfect display item.
Near Mint. $1,195.00
FLAGS #38602 Large DJ Flag
There is a single white "S" rune on one side and a unique design on the other. This design features a gray cloth stahlhelm superimposed over a horizontal white bar, with a white cross rising from the bar at either end. Behind these images is the top third of a mobile swastika in red cloth, which looks as if it is rising from the background. All of these design elements are separate pieces individually applied.
The white cloth shows some minor stains and age discoloration, but the helmet and swastika are fine. On the other side the "S" rune also has some age darkening and soiling. The flag overall has some slight soiling and four very minor holes; two at the bottom end and two in the top half. There is also a small damage area towards the free end that has a period repair.
The reinforced hoist has a loop at the top and bottom and a clip to attach the flag. Along the hoist edge there are two more loops which probably held clips at one time.
A very scare DJ Flag here, especially with the intriguing design on the reverse that could conceivably be researched.
FLAGS #38534C RADwj Female Pennant
It features a printed field with a swastika set above a pair of wheat stalks. It also has a canvas hoist with intact ropes that are looped at each end.
A really great example of the type.
FLAGS #38533C Political Leader Pennant
This pennant measures 31 inches by 17 inches. It has a canvas hoist on the broad side with a rope inside. The rope has snap hooks on both ends.
It is double sided with a Political patch on both cantons; a round piece of material with blue cord indicating that it is for an Ortsgrüppen. The unit number, "3-255" is woven in white thread.
It is rare to see a Political Leader Pennant. I think this is the first example I've ever handled.
Excellent Plus. $650.00
FLAGS #38530C Hitler Youth Wimpel
This Hitler Youth Wimpel is a fine example. It is double sided and measures 22 inches by 39 inches. There are no holes or problems on this wimpel, and it shows only the most minor of age on the white areas.
Woven in white thread to both cantons is the unit number, "3/575". There is a separately applied white center stripe and diamond field. The black swastika is also an applied example.
The hanging end is equipped with three original snaps.
A great HJ piece here.
Excellent Plus. $895.00
FLAGS #38529C Set of Three BDM Wimpels
These wimpels are black and measure 30 inches by 19 inches. There are original snaps on the hoist ends that are attached to the rope loops. One wimpel is missing a snap.
The obverse of each has a separately sewn Hitler Youth Diamond which is quite nicely done. There is a fine, intricately sewn border around each diamond.
On the reverse of each there is an individually sewn runic symbol; an "R" shaped Rad rune, the "Y" shaped Algiz rune (also known as the "life" rune) and a third which is similar to the Life Rune but with one less projecting arm.
These pennants show a little age and usage but have no holes and a good colors. A really great set here that will be treasured by the next owner, I'm sure.
FLAGS #38528C Signals Banner
The banner is red, having a white lightning bolt with an arrow on the end, the symbol for the Signals/Communications branch.
The red canvas shows minor age and has one or two tiny holes, but is in overall good condition. It measures 17 inches by 17 inches.
FLAGS #38510 Political Trumpet Banner
This Political Trumpet Banner is most impressive, measuring 17 inches by 20 inches and with a 1 inch silver bullion fringe that goes around three sides. The four tie-strings are intact on the end that would have been affixed to the trumpet.
The obverse of the banner has an NSDAP flag with a very large diameter field, about 15 inches across. Given that the banner is only 20 inches across this is quite large. The field and swastika are both separately applied. There is a little bit of age toning to the white areas but other than this everything is in fine condition with no holes.
The reverse of the banner is split in half with two color' blue at the top and white at the bottom. These colored field are separate pieces of cotton. There are two tiny holes in the center of the blue field, but it is otherwise perfect.
This is an outstanding Trumpet Banner that would really add to any display. These banners are quite rare; this is only the second time I have offered one. A great item here!
Excellent Plus. $995.00(#082316)
FLAGS #38514 Small NSDAP Flag
The flag is double sided and has a tunnel hoist. The field is separately sewn and has a printed swastika.
A fine example of the type here.
Near Mint. $195.00
FLAGS #38388 Unusual NSDAP Pennant
This NSDAP Pennant is quite unusual in that the reverse is different from the obverse. The pennant is constructed of a canvas-like material with a hoist on the left side. It measures 12 inches by 26 inches.
The red colors are still nice and bright and there is a separately applied white field (with a printed swastika) sewn to the center. This flag is in fine condition, with no holes or damage and showing little age.
The reverse is split into the colors of red and white. At the top there is an illegible name or word written in what appears to be Sütterlin script. It is embroidered in red against the white background. At the the bottom of the red field, embroidered in white, is the word "Nürnberg".
A very fine, unusual variant here, perfect for a collection of NSDAP flags.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $595.00
FLAGS #38360 DJ Trumpet Banner
This example measures 17 inches by 16 inches with a 2 inch fringe. The two original tie strings are still in place.
It is constructed of double sided black cotton with a single white rune sewn to each side. There are a few small holes on this banner, but it is in otherwise fine condition.
A great piece for any HJ collection.
FLAGS #38354 NSDAP Banner
It is one sided, having a separately applied field and swastika at the lower end. Apparently this is the type of banner that would have been hung from a ceiling or possible from a window sill.
An outstanding banner here; it would make a great backdrop to a collection.
Near Mint. $395.00
FLAGS #38053 Large NSDAP Flag
This flag measures 62 inches by 110 inches. It is equipped with a tunnel hoist, indicating that it was probably flown a window or something like that. It is double sides with a separately applied field with a printed swastika.
A good NSDAP Flag here, with a real period feel.
Excellent Plus. $395.00
FLAGS #37651C NSDAP Podium Banner
This NSDAP Podium Banner is in very choice condition, with a perfect bright red cotton background. It has a one inch wide cotton strip that is sewn inward from the borders. It measures 39 inches by 36 inches.
The center of the banner has a sewn white field with a printed black swastika. At the bottom there is a 1 ½ inch cotton fringe.
At the top of the banner are three sewn-in white celluloid rings, no doubt used to hang this piece.
A very fine piece here, and just the right size to display.
Near Mint. $550.00
FLAGS #37699 Reichs Kriegsflagge
This Kriegsflagge shows some usage and has a few holes peppered here and there in the cotton. Overall, though, it is still in good condition throughout and has lots of character and imparts a real sense of the period. It is a good size, being 39 inches by 66 inches.
The canvas hoist of the flag is marked with the type and size "Kriegsflg. 100X170" as well with the maker initials "WFT" within a triangle. After these markings we see a red rubber stamped "8" as well "ER – RIA" in what appears to be inked handwriting.
The original rope, looped at both ends, is still secure within the hoist.
A nice example here, with lots of character.
FLAGS #37070 Podium Banner
The banner has a printed swastika in the center, as well as a white cotton border separately sewn around the edges. There are three thumb tack scars at the tunnel hoist at the top of the banner.
A good item for display here; podium banners are a welcome addition to any flag collection.
FLAGS #36695 Large Vehicle ID Flag
This Vehicle ID Flag was possibly for a tank or large truck, as it is much bigger than any those I've handled in the past. This ID Flag measures 16 feet by 4 feet. It is one sided, of course, as they all are, and it has no holes, being in complete, perfect condition with fine tomato-red colors to the cotton material. It has a sewn white field in the center area, with a printed black swastika.
Each corner of the flag has brass grommets, so it could be tied down over the vehicle.
A flag here that is quite rare, and in really fine condition.
Near Mint. $495.00
FLAGS #36452C Political Podium Banner
In the center of the banner is white field with a printed swastika. There are three hanging rings attached at the top, presumably to affix the banner to a podium.
An excellent display piece here.
Near Mint. $595.00
FLAGS #28221C NSDAP Vehicle ID Flag
This identification flag still has its bright red colors and the cloth is in perfect condition. It is a one-sided flag, having a large white round field with printed black swastika sewn to the fabric. This flag measures 28" x 37". There is a grommet in each of the corners for tie-down. One grommet is missing from one of the corners. Other than this though, this identification flag is in perfect condition.
Mint Minus. $350.00
FLAGS #36225 Official Pennant of NSFK Korpsführer General Der Flieger Friedrich Cristiansen
This outstanding NSFK Pennant belonging to General Cristiansen is of all red cotton having a golden cord border. The pennant measures 15½ inches in length and is about 11½ inches in width. The pennant is red not blue because of the rank of Cristiansen. There is a canvas hoist which contains a gold colored rope having loops on each end.
The center of the flag has a beautifully woven NSFK insignia. The insignia consists of Icarus the mythological god who flew to close to the sun with wax wings. The figure is highly detailed and in each hand he is holding handles which are attached to his wings. There is a mobile swastika superimposed over his legs. Above Icarus’ head is the NSFK banner. This insignia is woven to a black background which is in turn sewn to the pennant. The pennant also has extra stitching at the fly end and is strongly stitched along the edges to hold the gold cord in place. There is a manufacturer’s label which is sewn to the hoist. This label has a logo which appears to be perhaps a dock with flags on it in the water and to the right of the logo is the firm’s name, "Max Küst". The address is listed as Berlin SW 12 / Niederwallstr. 32.".
The opposite side of this outstanding pennant has what is apparently the arms of either Cristiansen’s NSFK division or perhaps a family crest. Either way it consists of a rectangular box having black squares on one end and white squares on the other. The crest is bordered with a matching white fabric. This is an outstanding ultra rare pennant which would make a real highlight with an NSFK collection.
Near Mint. $3,495.00
FLAGS #36138 DJ Standarte
This DJ Standarte is is very rare artifact, being the first one I have handled. The Standarte is approximately 5 feet X 4 feet and is produced of black cotton. The Standarte is double sided, being two flags sewn together. It is in good overall condition except for one of the lower corner areas where there is some shredding apparently caused by an insect. It really does not take away from the artifact, though, as this piece really has a lot going for it. At the top right corner (on both sides) there is a separate white patch measuring about 8" by 5", and having a black border. The patch has the embroidered group of this DJ Bann, "13/257". Below is another patch, being 7 1/2" X 4 1/2", having the Teutonic-inspired name of the group, "Wotan", the Germanic deity.
In addition, there are original insignia, most likely owned by the flag bearer and probably put on to the Standard by himself. They are an original black DJ shoulder board having the white embroidered matching insignia, "257". Below this, is sewn a red DJ Oberbann sleeve patch with white rune. To the right of this patch is the cloth version insignia of the DJ Leistungsabzeichen, known as the "iron" version, being a sports award.
Above this can be seen a DJ lanyard, being composed of green and white woven cord. This lanyard indicates a rank of "Fahnleinführer", or Squad Leader. Below the lanyard is an RZM-marked Hitler Youth insignia with perfect enamel. This is the type that was used with the HJ knife (not the pin), as it has two long prongs on the reverse that are pushed through the cotton cloth. At the left edge border are five aluminum flag pole rings - one has gone to time, but the cloth retainer sleeve is still there. The rings are all marked inside, "RZM M3/27/37". There also appears to be a small naked field where a party eagle was once apparently attached.
A very desirable original Standard that would make a great addition to a Hitler Youth/DJ collection.
FLAGS #35552C Three Panel Tapestry of Swastikas from the City of Trier
This very heavy, wool tapestry measures about 5 feet by 6 1/2 feet, with a gold fringe of 4 inches on two sides. The tapestry depicts three sections of swastikas, all side by side, and over each other. Each section is about 33 inches wide. In the center section, the swastikas are a beige color, and have a background of white. On the two end sections, the swastikas are red and have white backgrounds, and are bordered from the beige swastikas in the center with colors of red and gold stripes.
The reverse of this tapestry is ink stamped "Eigentum Stadt Trier", Or "Property of the City of Trier". I imagine thatthis flag was displayed in an official's office, or perhaps on a wall of the Trier town hall. The tapestry is still in choice condition thrughout, with no flaws anywhere, and would make a great background in a collecting room. Tapestries of this nature are extremely rare, are a great investment quality addition for an advanced collection.
Excellent Plus. $3,495.00
FLAGS #34950C Long NSDAP Hanging Banner from Saxony-Anhalt Village of Bräunrode
At first glance this flag appears to be a standard NSDAP hanging banner; it measures 4 feet across the top and is 13 feet long, an aspect ratio normally associated with a hanging style banner as opposed to a flag flown from a conventional pole.
This example is in excellent shape, with solid stitching throughout, and the cloth retaining a vibrant red color. Other than a very small tear at the lower end, it is free from damage or wear. The white field is stitched-on type, and bears a printed black swastika. While the black printing of the swastika is still very deep, with no fading and crisp lines, the white portion of the field has yellowed very slightly over the years, although in bright sunlight it is not noticeable at all. This sort of discoloration is very common to see, and does not detract from the flag's appearance.
What really sets this flag apart, however, from a standard banner type is the addition of the name of the German village of Bräunrode, which is located in Saxony-Anhalt. The name of the village is beautifully embroided in the upper left hand portion of the flag's field. It looks to be in a variant of the German Futura font. The stitching is very well done, very tight with no fraying, and rendered out in striking gold thread. This addition really sets this example apart from run-of-the-mill NSDAP banners, and makes for a fantastic looking display flag.
Excellent Plus. $850.00
FLAGS #35297 Naval Proofed Reich State Flag
This Naval Proofed Reich State Flag is a hard example to find. It shows a little minor usage, and there are a few holes near and in the field, but otherwise it is in excellent condition with good bright colors. The flag is marked on the white canvas hoist with the open-winged eagle and swastika over the letter "M". The type of flag is further ink stamped, "Reich d Flg 2 x 3.35".
This Reich State flag is fairly large, being 78 inches by 132 inches. The rope is still within the hoist area having a loop on one end and rope that hangs down on the other. The State Flag features the open-winged eagle with swastika in the canton area and in the center, outlined in black, is a mobile swastika on a white field.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00
FLAGS #35318C Large Naval Proofed Kriegsflagge
This Kriegsflagge is a beauty, showing only the most mild of usage. The flag is a large one, measuring 78" x 132". It has no holes in it, and the canvas hoist is complete with the original rope, having a loop on one end and a dangling piece of rope on the other. The hoist is ink marked with the open winged eagle and swastika over the letter "M". Additionally, it is marked, "REICHSKRIEGSFLG" and "2 x 3.35".
There is lots of extra stitching on this flag, and quality all the way. It features an Iron Cross in the canton, and in the center, there is a large, black mobile swastika on a white field, with black lines extending out the quadrants.
This sized flag would have been used on a destroyer, or cruiser. A very fine example here.
Near Mint. $1,195.00(#061416)
FLAGS #32491C NSDAP Flag
This Party Flag is in great condition, looking to have been flown only once or twice in it's lifetime. There are no holes to be seen anywhere in the construction, and the flag overall shows little age. The white fields still have fairly bright white tone to them. with little aging evident.
This flag is double-sided, and both fields have black printed swastikas. This flag measures approximately 51" x 54"; just the right size to hang up in your collecting room! The hoist area is the tunneled type.
A fine example of a period NSDAP flag here.
Mint Minus. $550.00
FLAGS #35094 Small Kriegsflagge
This small Kriegsflagge is a real beauty, being perfect throughout, with no holes and still having its fine, bright colors. It has all the extra stitching throughout along with the extra patches on both ends of the hoist area. The Kriegsflagge, of course, depicts the Iron Cross in the canton and the mobile black swastika with legs running outward in the center.
This flag has a canvas hoist that contains the original rope having a loop on each end. The hoist is marked, "Kr Fl 80 x 135". This equates to 31 inches by 53 inches, just the right size to display in your collecting room. There is also a maker name stamped on the hoist but I can not really make it out.
A great, investment quality flag here.
FLAGS #34951C Large NSDAP Banner
This large NSDAP Banner is of heavy, cotton construction, having a separately sewn field that has a separately sewn, mobile swastika in the center. The banner has no holes, which is remarkable, considering its huge length, being approximately 15’ x 4’.
The colors are still nice and bright, and there are a few black stains here and there, but nothing severe. This flag is a double-sided example, with a tunnel style hoist.
A fine example of a long NSDAP banner.
Excellent Plus. $595.00
FLAGS #34949 Early NSDAP Decorative Table Banner
To me this piece appears to have been used for putting around a round table to decorate the furniture piece. Most likely, the party leaders would have sat at a table so decorated. This banner is about eight feet long, and about one foot wide, having a one inch gold fringe that goes along the bottom of the banner, as well as the two ending sides. The banner is all of red cotton, with a white border at the bottom, to which the gold fringe is sewn. Spaced throughout the entire length of the banner are six swastikas on round white fields, and five printed busts of Hitler appearing to be from about 1925 or 1926.
Hitler is shown as a younger man with his unique, comb over hairstyle, moustache, political shirt, cross strap, tie and party eagle with swastika. It is a great depiction here, and something not seen too often. The Hitler bust is all printed on a white background, and has a black border that runs around the oval portrait, having 51 mobile swastikas on round, white fields in the border. Since there are five of these oval Hitler busts between the round swastika fields, that is a lot of swastikas for your money here!
This is the first time I have seen a banner like this, and I feel that it is an extremely interesting artifact, and most historical. It is possible that it could also be one of a kind. A great chance here to enhance a fine, NSDAP collection.
Excellent Plus. $1,995.00
FLAGS #34006C Naval Kriegsflagge
This Naval Kriegsflagge is a fairly large example, measuring 5' x 8'. It shows lots of usage, and really gives the viewer a sense of World War II. Where there were holes in the flag, they have all been period repaired, probably by the ship's tailor. This gives the flag an interesting look, as it really speaks of its experiences.
The flag is double sided with printed detail. It features a black Iron Cross in the canton area, with a black swastika on a white field in the center. There are dual lines which run around the circumference of the field, and the lines go outward in the center of each quadrant. The hoist area contains the original rope inside, and there is a loop on one end, and just a plain rope on the other. Printed onto the canvas hoist area is a political eagle with swastika placed over the letter "M". Also printed is "Dt. Reichskriegerst 150 x 250." There is also a factory tag which reads "Fahnenrichten Gegr 1868 Koln."
This size flag would have been used on a U-boat or a destroyer.
FLAGS #34000C NSDAP Flag
The flag measures 4" x 9' 8", being double sided. The hoist end has a sewn tunnel for the insertion of a mounting pole.
This is an outstanding conditioned NSDAP flag with no defects of any kind. A nice cloth item here.
FLAGS #29562C Hitler Youth Long Banner
The colors are still pretty bright in the flag having the red and white combinations used by the Hitler Youth and then the Hitler Youth diamond with black printed swastika and white background is sewn to the center. There is a tear to the right of the Hitler Youth diamond but this could be sewn up quite easily as there is no material missing.
This banner overall shows usage but it is still in nice shape and Hitler Youth flags and banners are getting difficult to come by. A good investment here.
FLAGS #29003C Vehicle ID Flag
This Vehicle ID Flag still retains its bright colors and it is of 2-piece construction, having the field sewn to the bright red backing. There is a black printed mobile swastika. This is a one-sided flag, and it is fitted with a grommet in the corners of one side. On the opposite side there is a sewn fold-over for use of a staff hanging method.
This flag is in excellent condition, having no holes and only just a slight few stains in the field area, and a couple of small black marks on the red portion. But, overall, they do not detract. This flag measures approximately 4 ½ feet by 5 feet. It is the perfect size for hanging in your collecting room as a backdrop.
Near Mint. $350.00
FLAGS #26906 Large NSDAP Vehicle ID Flag
This large NSDAP flag is the style that would have been put over a large vehicle or other device to identify it from the air. It has six grommets spaced around the flag which his a very large size being 16 foot by 5 foot.
The flag is one sided and has a field separately sewn to the bright red cotton. The black swastika is the printed type. There are four or five tiny holes under the swastika that look to may be bullet holes but they are very small.
This flag retains its original bright colors and is extremely impressive.
Near Mint. $500.00
FLAGS #28273C Large NSDAP Party Banner
This is a very large style banner which would have hung from the side of a building. It is a one-sided type, being 5 feet wide and 16 feet in length. It still retains its brilliant tomato red colors and is in excellent condition, with no holes.
The round field is sewn to the flag and the black swastika is the printed type. There is a little bit of age in the field but other than that, the flag is in outstanding condition.
A great item here to possibly hang from a ceiling or decorate your collecting room in some other ingenious way.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $500.00
FLAGS #28219C NSDAP Party Flag with Long Streamer
This NSDAP flag is quite unusual in that it has a very long streamer attached to the bottom end of it. The flag is 5 feet across at the hoist area and it tapers down to a point at the end and actually stretches 14’ 6" in length. There is a large double sided white field with black printed swastika. The swastika on one side of the flag is deteriorated some but the other example is still in perfect condition, so this flag can be displayed well.
The cotton red color still retains its original rich tones and there are no holes in this flag. The hoist end has a folded over and sewn area and there are also some old nail holes where possibly it was originally tacked to some kind of a wood pole.
A great flag here for the collectors of NSDAP flags, as I have never seen one like this.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $450.00
FLAGS #28210C Small Handmade NSDAP Party Flag
This Party Flag is only one side, and it has been completely hand made. It measures 9 ¾ inches by 14 ½ inches, on a red cotton background. A white round field has been hand sewn to the background, and further, a black mobile swastika has been hand sewn to the white background.
The stitching for both of these applications is revealed on the reverse. It appears that this was all hand made, either at an early time in the Period, or possibly it could be an American Bund flag. Either way it is definitely Period, and kind of interesting for those of us out there that collect these type of things.
Excellent Plus. $95.00
FLAGS #33561 Naval Proofed Reich State Flag
This Reich State Flag is most unusual in that it has a naval proofing along with the normal type stamping. The flag measures 59 inches by 98 inches. It still has good bright colors but definitely was flown during the period. There are some age minor holes in the flag, but nothing serious. The flag has the reinforcement patches in the corner and has the white canvas hoist. The original rope with loop is still intact in the hoist.
The Reich state flag features an open winged eagle with swastika in the canton area and then in the center there is a white field with black swastika trimmed in black. The hoist area is stamped with the eagle and swastika over "M". Next to this is the type of flag "Reichs Flg.". After this is the metric size of the flag "1,5 X 2,5". This is a very rarely seen flag and it has a real sense of the period as it was definitely flown.
A great item here if you are collecting flag types.
Excellent Plus. $895.00
FLAGS #32474C Captured NSDAP Flag
This NSDAP Flag has its original bright tomato red colors and it is still in choice, mint condition throughout. It is double-sided and has a fairly large field with black printed swastika sewn to each side. The field still retains its white color and the rest of the flag’s colors look like it was just made.
One side of the field has some capture information written on it. It has at the top of the field above the point of the 12:00 swastika leg "G co.3D/272D tpa.1th sqd". Beneath this, the person that put this information on the flag has put chronological numbers down the leg of the swastika and coming up at the top leg of the next arm. These numbers run 1 through 9. After the number "8", there is a name printed "Bob McNary". It is possible that McNary had intentions of getting the names of the other soldiers in his squad and just never got around to it. It seems as though he was well-intentioned here with these numbers positioned around the swastika legs.
At any rate, if you are collector not wanting this capture information, it is very simple to display the flag on the other side which is in totally pristine, perfect condition. There is no hoist area on either side of this flag as it is hemmed. The flag is the perfect size for display in a collecting room. This flag measures 32" x 24".
FLAGS #32477C Small NSDAP Flag
This Party Flag is extremely small, being only 15" x 17". The background material appears to be a fine linen measuring 15" x 17". There are a few small holes in the linen here and there but nothing that would really show if the flag were displayed.
This flag is double-sided, having a sewn field with black printed swastika on each side. The two fields are slightly age toned. All in all, though, a very nice display flag here. It is rare to see a flag this small. Will make an excellent display item.
FLAGS #31998 Kriegsflagge
This Kriegsflagge is a very fine example with no holes and only a couple of modest stains. The flag measures approximately 39 inches by 66 inches. It is perfect for hanging up in your collecting room.
The flag of course is double-sided and has the reinforced stitching throughout with the patches near the hoist area. The flag of course has the Iron Cross in the canton area and in the center there is a mobile black swastika with black lines that run out on all the quadrants trimmed with white.
The hoist area is canvas and retains its original rope within the hollowed area and has a loop on each end. Ink printed on the hoist is, "LOH. R-FL", "100x170". This size was used on torpedo boats.
A very fine Kriegsflagge here.
Near Mint. $795.00
FLAGS #31920 NSDAP Small Banner Flag
This NSDAP Banner Flag is one sided and was probably meant to hang from a wall to display in a room. The hoist area has a sewn tunnel for acceptance of a staff. The flag is a great display size being 21 inches by 25 inches.
The colors are still their bright tomato red and the cotton material is in totally perfect condition. The white field is separately sewn and also the black swastika is separately sewn to the field. Other than a minor amount of age in the white field this banner is in near full mint condition. A great example for your collecting room.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $195.00
FLAGS #31499C Small Kriegsflagge from Holland
The flag measures approximately 31" x 53", being just the right size to hang up in your rec-room. The Krieg’s flag has the iron cross printed in the canton area and it is highlighted with white borders. In the center is a round white field with black printed swastika having black lines running outward on all four quadrants. The flag has reinforced stitching throughout and the hoist area is a white canvas. This hoist area still has the original rope sewn inside with a loop on each end. Printed on the canvas is "Kr.Fl. 80 x 135".
This size flag was frequently used on e-boats as well as u-boats. The other end of the hoist has the producer’s name and location in black ink "N.V.P.F. v V LISSINGEN & CO’S KATOENFABR./HELMOND (HOLLAND)". Obviously, this maker was a Dutch producer who was working for the Nazis under the occupation. Because of this, I believe this flag is quite interesting. A very fine Krieg’s flag here showing only minor usage but also coming from an occupied country, adding further interest.
Near Mint. $795.00
FLAGS #30677 DAF Standarte from Braunau, Hitler's Austrian Birthplace
It is very exciting to offer this DAF standarte which comes from the small Austrian village of Braunau where Hitler was born April 20, 1889. This DAF standarte no doubt was in the headquarters of the local Party union group. The standarte has the patches in the hoist corner which are a tan felt material being bordered with a blue tress. The patches appear on both sides and they have white linen weaving with the name of the town and the group section, "Braunau 24". The flag itself is a fine red cotton and it measures 48 inches by 54 inches and there is a 2 inch fringe which goes around three sides. The fringe is an aluminum bullion and is in excellent condition throughout.
The hoist side of the flag is double folded and sewn and at one time it had a number of aluminum rings which would have been used to hold the flag onto the pole. Unfortunately these rings are gone to time as they were cut off by the United States soldiers that liberated this flag. We are lucky though as there is still one aluminum ring at the top end of the hoist just above the Braunau patch. This ring is RZM marked inside "RZM M3/27/37". The flag itself still retains its original bright colors throughout. There are a few extremely minor age holes in the flag but they are nothing and with proper preservation this flag should last for many years to come.
The odds of finding a flag from the small Austrian village of Braunau are extremely rare. I would think to the right person out there this flag could be a great asset and also something to perhaps build a Hitler grouping around. This Braunau DAF standarte was purchased by me personally directly from the son of the veteran who returned it. A guaranteed original choice artifact here. ITEM UPDATE: It has come to our attention that another town by the name of Braunau exists in Germany, so the possible Hitler related provenance may be disputed.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,995.00
FLAGS #30080 RAD Long Pennant Flag
This RAD flag has its original fine red tomato color on a cotton base. The flag measures 4 feet by 7 feet, approximately. The hoist area is of white canvas and it contains the original rope with a loop on each end.
In the center of the pennant, which is double sided, there is around field with black spade centered between two wheat sheafs positioned on a 45 degree angle. It is an effective flag and is as great looking today as it was back then.
This pennant is in perfect condition throughout and would be a great highlight for an RAD display.
Near Mint. $595.00
FLAGS #28225C Long NSDAP Banner
This long banner is the type of flag that would have been hung from the side of a building. It is in beautiful, perfect condition and it is a one-sided type flag. The flag measures 3.5’ wide by 8.5’ long. It has a white field which is sewn to the flag with a printed swastika.
At the hoist end of the flag, there are two small straps which would be used to suspend the flag.
A real beauty here with no holes in it and great for display.
Near Mint. $495.00
FLAGS #28228C NSDAP Vehicle ID Flag
This ID flag is in choice, new-like condition. Its colors are very bright red with a round white field sewn to the flag. The field has a black printed swastika. This flag measures 31" x 39" and is the perfect size for displaying in a collecting room. Each corner has a metal grommet.
These flags were used to tie over vehicles and artillery pieces to avoid friendly fire problems.
A great flag here!
FLAGS #28193C Large NSDAP Banner
This banner is 5 foot wide by a very long 16 feet in length. Since it was displayed on the side of a building, it is a one-sided banner. The white field is separately sewn to the red cotton, and it has a black swastika printed in the center area.
This great looking banner is in choice condition, with no holes or problems.
Near Mint. $595.00