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Hitler Youth Golden Honour Badge

Posted in Insignia, Medallions & Badges with tags , , on December 19, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgA nicely executed badge, this is the Gold Honour Badge for HJ members. This example is marked to manufacturer M1/78 (Paulmann & Crone, Lüdenscheid). It also has the RZM mark, Ges-Gesch (protected design) and the owners issue number. The badge was awarded to members of the HJ or BDM who joined prior to Potsdam Day (October 2, 1932) and had five years continuous service.

BDM Proficiency Badge in Bronze

Posted in Insignia, Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on April 7, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the BDM Proficiency Badge in Bronze (Leistungsabzeichen). It was issued to members of the Bund Deutsche Madel who passed proficiency tests in nursing, political awareness and athleticism, within one year.

There were two grades, silver and bronze. They were numbered on the reverse unless it was a replacement badge in which case it had an A or B on the rear instead. This example has the RZM code M1/14 for the manufacturer Oeschsler & Sohn, Ansbach.

Kurland Cuff Title

Posted in Spanges, Campaign Shields & Cuff Titles with tags , , , on June 3, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the most commonly found machine embroidered Kurland cuff title. This one is pretty much stock standard and, while I have been looking for one for ages, I wanted one that had no issues. The printed ones are more common but less appealing aesthetically as well as tougher to validate as period. This arm band was sourced locally in the Kurland area while a small number were shipped from the Reich.

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1935 Hitler Youth – DAF Tinnie

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on March 15, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a day badge or “tinnie” as the hobbiests call them. This is for the “Reichs-Berufs-Wettkampf der Deutschen Jungend”. This roughly translates to “National Vocational Challenge of the German Youth” for 1935.

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Hitler Youth Membership Badge

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , on February 2, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the bog standard, garden variety Hitler Youth membership badge. This one is RZM stamped for M1/122, I. Deutschbein G.m.b.H., Euskirchen.

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Hitler Youth Silver Sports Badge

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , on February 2, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the Silver issue of the Leader’s Sports Badge for the Hitler Youth. It is RZM marked M1/34 for Karl Wurster of Mark Neukirchen. It is also serial numbered for 242065.

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1939 Verwundetenabzeichen in Gold

Posted in War & Wound Badges with tags , on February 2, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the 1939 Wound Badge in Gold. The manufacturer is L/57 which is Karl Hensler of Pforzheim. The badge comes with its original LDO case of issue.