NSDAPMEDALS #36726 NSDAP Westmark (Lothr) Badge
This Party Badge is slightly larger than the standard type. It has an outer rim of black enamel, which bears the words “D.V.G WESTMARK (LOTHR)”. In the center is a white enamel field with a red enamel swastika. The enamel throughout this badge is in perfect condition.
The badge has a safety-pin style closure on the reverse, and is marked “M9/312”.
NSDAPMEDALS #36631C Large Sized 30mm Golden Party Badge
This 30mm Golden Party Badge shows some usage and a couple of minor hits to the enamel surface, but it is still in excellent condition throughout. The badge has the fine gilded brass oak leaves that run around the edge. There is no border on this edge, which is something we like to see on original badges of this type.
The face of the badge is fine enamel, in white, black and red. The red circular section is lettered “NATIONAL-SOZIALISTISCHE-D.A.P”. The letter “O” in Sozialistiche is the rounded shape that is proper for these large badges. The inner area has white enamel with a black swastika. There are a couple of taps to the center of the swastika, but not really chips.
On the reverse the badge has the standard safety pin style catch. The upper portion of the reverse is marked “Ges. Gesch” which of course is an abbreviation of gesetzlich geschützt, or “protected by law” in English. The center portion of the badge that is the bracket for the pin is marked “DRESCHLER & SOHN / MÜNCHEN 9”. Below this is stamped the Party Number of the original recipient, “43701”.
This particular badge has been researched, and it belonged to a Dr. Ludwig Schneider, who was born 14 December 1907. He also received a Blood Order numbered “1041”. Dr. Schneider was a Berlin resident, and was an SA Adjutant. He also served in the SS with the Ausweis number “280695”. He highest rank in the SS was SS-Haupsturmführer, which he achieved on 10 September, 1939. There are a number of documents that accompany this badge, but they will need to be translated by the next owner.
These larger style badges are quite difficult to find so this is quite a desirable piece, especially with the addition of the dossier, which may be a candidate for further research since Schneider was also in the SS.
Excellent Plus. $3,695.00
NSDAPMEDALS #36712C Large 30mm Golden Party Badge
This Golden Party Badge shows some even wear throughout the surfaces and portions of the leaf detail has smoothed out. The enamel is still in good condition, barring a few small cracks that can be seen in the surfaces. It is in red, white and black, with silver borders. The red enamel portion bears the words “NATIONAL-SOZIALISTISCHE-D.A.P”. The letter “O” in Sozialistiche is in the rounded shape that is proper for these large size badges. The lettering is in silver, as is the border of the black mobile swastika.
The reverse of the badge is stamped with the patent/trademarking “Ges. Gesch”, an abbreviation of gesetzlich geschützt, or “protected by law” in English. There is no maker mark on this badge. The catch is the usual safety pin style. Stamped at the bottom is the number, “94820”.
A good badge to add to a collection here, and reasonably priced.
NSDAPMEDALS #36296C Eagle Order First Class without Swords with Neck Ribbon
This Eagle Order is a spectacular looking medal. These Eagle Orders with the neck ribbon are extremely rare. This beautiful example features a white enamel Maltese cross having a half closed-winged eagle in each of the four openings between the legs. The birds all look to the right and they clasp a mobile swastika within an oak leaf wreath. The area around the wreath is of all white enamel matching the enamel of the legs. The detail to each and every one of these birds is of highest jeweler quality. The medal is the same on both sides. At the top border of the Maltese cross there is a bracket which is in the shape of a flared floral device. A ring is attached to the top and then a loop is attached to this ring. The ring is marked, “900”.
Attached to the loop is a full neck ribbon with proper tie strings on each end. The ribbon is quite wide being of red lined satin having stripes of white, black and white on the edge of both sides. The ribbon does not appear to have been worn and the condition of the Order itself also indicates this status. A most beautiful original Eagle Order. This Order is the 1939 version.
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 cross’s leg which contains a loop. This loop is marked “900”.
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 #35925 NSDAP Party Pin
This pin is marked on the reverse, “W. Redo Saarlautern”. The badge has a safety pin style catch on the reverse. I’m not sure what these pins represent but obviously they have something to do with being a member of the Party in this particular district.
Near Mint. $150.00
This 1924 Stahlhelm Breast Badge is a beauty. Rendered in silver and black enamel, it features a WWI steel helmet embossed with an Iron Cross and “Der Stahlhelm” over pair of crossed oak leaves and the year 1924. The enamel is flawless, and there is only some minor wear evident to the date and oak leaves.
The reverse of the badge is marked with the date "24.2.24", the unit identification of "IV. Mi. 1245" as well as the 935 silver hallmark. It is also marked "Ges. Gesch. on the outer edge. The "Coke bottle" pin is in place and is still quite sturdy after all these years, with very little play. A nice badge her for collectors of Bund der Frontsoldaten memorabilia.
Near Mint. $295.00
You usually see on these medallions a bust of Hitler on the obverse and some type of propaganda material on the reverse. The same is true of this example except for the first time this one comes with its original storage box. The box measures about 2 inches by 2 inches and is a cream color. It is produced of cardboard and it has a gold border that runs around the surface. The reverse of the box has the word, “Bronce” which of course is the German word for bronze. Perhaps this coin came in other metals thus the marking of this example. The inner lid of the box is plain and the lower base has a fine purple velvet base which is recessed and cut out to accommodate the medallion. The medallion is about the size of a silver dollar. It features the Führer from a side view with shirt and tie. Around the coin are the words, “Unser die Zukunst”, and at the bottom is, “Adolf Hitler”.
The reverse of the coin has a Prussian style eagle with a swastika on its breast. Around the circumference of the coin is “Im Zahre deutscher Schickfalswende”. The coin is dated 1933. From what I can figure out this verbage translates to, “Our future is Adolf Hitler and it is the year of the turning point 1933”. Obviously the Nazi Party was trying to do everything to instill in the people that the Party was now in charge and they were going to take care of the people as well as Germany. This coin shows some wear and it may have been worn in the owner’s pocket for a while until he retired it back into its original box. A very nice item here and also a neat reminder of how Hitler came to power and was able to gain the confidence of the German public.
Excellent Plus. $250.00
This NSDAP Member’s Badge is slightly larger than the type we normally see. It is the zinc based type having the painted surfaces. Unfortunately most of the original paint is gone from this badge. There are only a couple of traces of the red and the white paint. I don’t see any of the original black paint in the swastika.
The badge also is unusual on the back as it has an extended pedestal with two small prongs. It is possible that this badge was meant to be mounted on something and not worn. I don’t know. It is marked on the back, “RZM M 1/42”. Perhaps it is something for someone out there if you know its original purpose.
This gilded medallion appears to be a brass base. It is about the size of a silver dollar. It is a stamped item with excellent detail. On the obverse, there is the head of the Führer looking to the right. The details to his pensive look are outstanding. Below the Führer’s neck is an artist’s name"W.Voss”"33”. Around the Führer’s head is his name"Adolf Hitler”.
On the reverse, there is a stubby-winged political style eagle with his head pointing to the right. The bird has the date"1933” stamped on his breast and he is holding a large wreath with a swastika in the center. Around the rim of the coin is"gemeinnutz eigennutz”. On either side of the wreath is the calendar day"30” and"jan.” This, of course, is a reference to the date that Adolf Hitler was elected as Chancellor to Germany January 30, 1933. A nice coin here, the likes of which I have not seen before.
Excellent Plus. $195.00
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, “Treue / für Führer / und Volk”. This of course means “Loyalty to the Führer and the People”. 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
This NSDAP Ten Year Service Cross still has all of its fine bronze finish throughout. The only lacking is that the original ribbon is gone to time. The cross has outstanding detail and features Maltese style arms with rays in between. In the center there is a round raised out oak leaf wreath and a superimposed open winged political eagle. The eagle looks to the viewer’s right and clutches a wreathed swastika.
The reverse is the same except in the center area is the raised out four line purpose of the award “Treue / für Führer / und / Folk”. I do not know how difficult it would be to find a ribbon for this medal but it is priced accordingly.
Excellent Plus. $195.00
This Ten Year Long Service Medal has most of the original bronze coating still clinging to the white metal base. I would say it is somewhere between 70%-80%. The medal itself is a Maltese-style cross, having sunbursts between the legs along with a set of crossed swords. Superimposed over the center area is a round wreath of oak leaves with an open-winged, Political eagle. The eagle looks to the wearer’s right and clutches a wreathed, mobile swastika. The detail is quite good throughout this medal.
The reverse is the same except that the swastika is replaced within the wreath with the purpose of the medal, “Treue, Führer und Volk.” This award is complete with the carrying ring but there is no ribbon attached. It is rare to see any plating on these awards, let alone the amount still existing on this medal.
This NSDAP Long Service Badge has a bronze plated surface. The bronze is still in excellent condition, showing a little bit of age in the surfaces but the plating is still all there. The medal consists of a Maltese style cross having serrations within the leg borders and there are sun bursts in between. Superimposed over the center is a wreath of oak leaves with an open-winged eagle and swastika. The reverse has the purpose of the medal"Treue/für Führer/und/Volk”. Attached to the loop above is the original ribbon. This ribbon is a brown lined silk and both of the edges have two thin white lines. A fine example.
Excellent Plus. $295.00