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Hitler Youth Compass Box

Posted in Compasses, Paper with tags , , on February 14, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgI know this looks really dull. But… If you look here you will see that I have an HJ marching compass in a postwar carton. So this is just me being type A and joining a 3R carton to the compass.

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Hitler Youth March Compass

Posted in Compasses with tags , , , on April 14, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis compass is marked Marsch-Kompass “Jugend” and is manufactured by the C. Stockert & Sohn company. These were the official compass suppliers to the Hitler Youth. In this case this compass has a box that was printed post-war as the word “Marsch” (March) on the box is replaced by the word “Wandern” (Hiking). Still, aside from this the compass is identical.

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SA Presentation Desk Compass

Posted in Compasses, Fakes & Replicas with tags , , on April 14, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a presentation compass for a member of the Sturmabteilung (SA). Marked “Alles Für Deutschland” and “725” on rear. It’s also spurious. Why do I say that? Because the cardinals are in English, not German. A German compass should have an O for “Ost” not an E for “East”. Good thing it was cheap.

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