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NSDAPMEDALS #45528 Gau Party District Honour Badge

This impressive badge remains in choice condition and is a rarely seen original. These badges were awarded under a Gauleiter to reward recipients for services during "the time of struggle". It consists of a finely-detailed, stamped round wreath of overlapping oak leaves, to which a large enamel swastika is superimposed. In the center of the swastika is the date of "1923". The enamel is an interesting brown color and remains in perfect condition.

The reverse of the medal shows that the enamel swastika is riveted to the oak leaf wreath, having "donut" style rivets. On the reverse center of the swastika it is marked, "A. Wächtler & Lance/ Mittweida" and below, "800" indicating the medal is silver. The markings are raised-out, rather than being stamped. The pin is an odd shape that seems to be unique to these Gau Honor Badges, being a long straight pin that is bent over at the half, with the other ends being 90 degree-turned to insert into a barrel-style hinge. There is also a catch which appears soldered to the medal.

A rare example here seldom offered. I have seen other badges where the enamel is black, but this enamel is definitely brown and was made that way.

Near Mint. $3,295.00

NSDAPMEDALS #44892C Party Badge Variation On Stickpin

This party badge is just slightly smaller than the regular types. Written around the outside of the badge on black enamel is "Reichsverband der Wirtschaftleiter".

There is a red enamel center with white swastika and superimposed over the swastika is what appears to be a black building with a flag. I am not familiar with this type badge and feel that it is a fairly rare item.

The reverse of the badge is raised out with maker "Rob. Neff Berlin".

Near Mint. $225.00

NSDAPMEDALS #44666 Gau Baden Gold Badge

This gold version of the Gau Baden badge is extremely rare. It features a oval design with overlapping oak leaves which is open in the center. Superimposed across the middle area is an early political style eagle having open wings and looking to the viewer's right. The bird grasps a detailed wreath with swastika in its talons. At the lower portion of the badge the area is smoothed and is engraved "Gau Baden". On the reverse there is a hinge style appointment with a straight pin which attaches to a catch which has head similar to a safety pin. The reverse of the badge is maker marked "Priklett Karlsruhl". This is a very rare badge and a great piece for those of you out there collecting political awards.

Excellent. $2,495.00

NSDAPMEDALS #42016C Small Golden Party Badge

This small Golden Party Badge is in fairly nice condition throughout. The gilded brass oak leaves on the edge are in relatively good condition.

The full name of the party, "Nationalsozialistische D.A.P.", rings the circumference of the badge in block lettering. The center of the badge has the usual white enamel field and black enamel swastika. The enamel has a couple of small fractures as well as what looks to be a repair next to one of the swastika legs.

The reverse of the badge is stamped with the Party Number "11018".

A nice example here, with honest period wear.

Good Plus. $895.00

NSDAPMEDALS #41163C Early Pre-ZRM NSDAP Membership Badge

This NSDAP Membership is very early and as such quite hard to find these days.

Other than a very small chip on the rim the enamel on this badge is in good shape.

The full name of the party, "Nationalsozialistische D.A.P.", rings the circumference of the badge. The center of the badge has the usual white enamel field and black enamel swastika.

The reverse is marked "Deschler u. Sohn München" and "Gesch Gesch". It is fitted with a straight pin and has a coppery finish.

A hard one to find here, and a key piece for the badge collector.

Excellent. $250.00

NSDAPMEDALS #40804C NSDAP Alsace Lorraine Sympathizer Badge

This badge is relatively rare. Apparently they were made late in the period given the zinc finish and a lack of paint. These badges were worn by NSDAP supporters in the Alsace Lorraine region.

The badge has a raised, mobile swastika in the center. Above and below respectively are the words "Opferring" and "Elsass".

The reverse is fitted with a standard pin and is maker marked "R. Hauschild / Pforzheim".

If you are collecting party badges this is probably a key piece.

Excellent. $100.00

NSDAPMEDALS #40532 Small Golden Party Badge

This Golden Party Badge is the smaller version. It has good oak leaves that run around the rim, with the so-called "railroad track" look to them. The gilding has been worn off the high areas of leaves, but not too badly.

The enamel portion of the badge is in completely intact and shows only a little age if you look at under magnification. The full name of the party, "ìNationalsozialistische D.A.P.", rings the circumference of the badge in block lettering. The center of the badge has the usual white enamel field and black enamel swastika.

The reverse of the badge is marked "39808". To my knowledge this badge number has not been researched. The safety pin shows some wear. The very tip has lo been lost to time so it doesn't really engage the catch. The raised medallion in the center is marked "Gesch Gesch".

A 100% original example here.

Excellent. $1,695.00

NSDAPMEDALS #40401C Golden Party Badge Belonging to SS-Obergrppenführer Friedrich Hildebrandt

Considering the original owner, this Golden Party Badge is an extremely desirable collectible. It was issued to SS-Obergrüppenführer Friedrich Hildebrandt, who was also the Gaulieter of Mecklenberg. It is interesting to note that in the SS Deinstalterliste Hilderbrandt appears as #29! Obviously he was one of the the initial Party players and obviously of some importance. Hildebrandt was also awarded a SS Honor Ring and a SS Honor Degen. As of 1942 he was still on Himmler's staff.

The badge is accompanied by a large book (in German) which has a large amount of information about Hildebrandt and his very long career, which came to an abrupt end in 1947 when he was executed by the Allies.

The Badge itself is the smaller type that would have been worn on a lapel. It is equipped with a screw-back mounting, which is rare in and of itself. The oak leaves on the border are still in good shape, showing some mild wear but nothing too bad. The enamelwork on the front of the badge remains in very fine condition.

This badge is not maker marked on the reverse, but I have it on good authority that it was in fact produced by the prestigious firm of Deschler & Sohn, Munich. It is clearly stamped with Hildebrandt's Party Number "3653"; this number matches up with the Deinstalterliste.

A very fine Golden Party Badge here, with an infamous pedigree that only makes it even more collectible.

Excellent Plus. $8,995.00

NSDAPMEDALS #40222 Small Golden Party Badge

This Golden Party Badge shows signs of wear. Although there is no missing enamel it does have a few hits and minor cracks around the swastika and field. The red enamel and black/white border remain in good condition.

The oak leaves on the border are in the "railroad track" style typical of original badges.

The reverse is stamped "86690"; all Fuess-marked GPB's were stamped along the bottom curve of the reverse surface. In the center is a safety pin and the maker marking "Jos. Fuess München".

A good, original example here, with a number that could be a research project.

Good Plus. $1,395.00

NSDAPMEDALS #39883 Ladies NSDAP Support Brooch

This Ladies NSDAP Support Brooch is approximately the size of a US dollar coin. It is rounded affair with peened-over edges. In the center of the brooch is a smooth swastika.

The reverse of the brooch is fitted with a safety pin that has been soldered on.

An interesting NSDAP piece here.

Near Mint. $75.00

NSDAPMEDALS #36298C Eagle Order Third Class with Ribbon

This Eagle Order consists of a Maltese style cross with beautiful enameled legs on each side. The enamel is in perfect condition. Between each of the legs of the cross is an eagle with half open wings clutching a wreath with mobile swastika. The swastikas have enamel around them matching that of the legs. There is a flared device at the top of the crossís leg which contains a loop. This loop is marked ì900î.

Attached to the loop is a fine red satin lined ribbon. The ribbon has stripes on both edges of white, black and white. The reverse of the ribbon is complete with the original pin device. This Eagle Order shows little to no usage and is very, very beautiful.

Near Mint. $1,895.00

NSDAPMEDALS #30953C Neck Chain with NSDAP Long Service Awards

This neck chain appears to have been made up probably by the original wearer to display his NSDAP service awards while in civilian dress. The chain is a brass coated type which appears to have a steel base. Attached at the bottom area is a 15 year long service award. It is the type with Maltese cross, having blue enamel in the legs of the cross and also behind the open-winged eagle and swastika wreath in the center. Between the legs are rays to give effect. On the reverse the cross also has blue enamel and in the center has the purpose of the award, ìTreue / für Führer / und Volkî. This of course means ìLoyalty to the Führer and the Peopleî. This medal is in excellent condition throughout with no breaks or damage to the enamel.

Attached at the upper right of the chain is a miniature for the 10 Year Bronze Award and at the left is a miniature for the 25 Year NSDAP award. This miniature has all of the white enamel in place on front and back and is an extremely rare medal. This chain may have been worn with a tuxedo or possibly a dress civilian uniform. These medals are quite rare and miniatures are almost never seen.

Excellent Plus. $995.00