Archive for DAF

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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Deutsche Arbeitsfront Enamel Sign

Posted in Signage with tags , , on August 10, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is an enamel sign for the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) or German Labour Front. It would have originally been attached to the outside of a local DAF office.

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DAF Tavern Sign

Posted in Signage with tags , , on June 1, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis enamel sign would have originally hung outside a tavern that was assigned to travellers and representatives of the German Labour Front. It has grind marks in the corners where it was removed from a wall as well as some enamel loss around the edges but hey, it’s 80 years old.

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Volkswagen KDF Factory Foundation Badge

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThese badges are tough to find. There are a ton of fakes out there. The only helpful thing is that the fakes are made from various metals whereas the originals were made exclusively from a really light zinc alloy. Basically if you hold it and you can feel the weight, it’s a fake. There are some examples of common fakes here.

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