Archive for SA & Party

The German Greeting Heil Hitler! Enamel Sign

Posted in Signage with tags , , on August 16, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis little enamel sign, manufactured to be placed next to a doorway, was intended to remind people to use Heil Hitler as their daily greeting. There was strong pressure after the Nazi takeover to push Heil Hitler as the common greeting and after the July 1944 bomb attempt it became mandatory over military as well as civilians. This one says, for the sake of the search engines, Der Deutsche grüßt heil Hitler!

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Adolf Hitler Strasse Street Sign

Posted in Signage with tags , , on June 6, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgAfter 1933 there was a rush to rename streets after prominent figures in the Nazi mythology. Herman Goering, Horst Wessel and of course the Führer himself. In 1945 there was an equally earnest rush to pull these street signs down and pretend that one was on holiday between 1933 and 1945 and therefore knew nothing about “ze war!”.

These signs are heavily faked but in this case it’s the real deal. The correct font and form, raised enamel on the letters, thick coating on the rear and appropriate marks for having been ground off the side of a building.

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Lineol SA Truppen Figures

Posted in Toys with tags , , on June 5, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis group of SA figures was made by the Lineol company sometime between 1933 and 1945. Interestingly these are not made out of plastic but rather from a combination of wood waste and resin. You can identify Lineol brand vs their competitor Hauser by looking for rectangular bases on the figures. In this case I was lucky enough to find a set with their original boxes. Wonderful, now I just need to find a little über-brat who wants to recreate Kristallnacht.

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SA Sports Badge Association Armband

Posted in Armbands & Patches with tags , , on February 14, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a perfect example of the armband worn by sports umpires and track officials of the SA judging at official sports events for members of the SA and other NSDAP formations who were competing for the SA Sports Badge. The  RZM code of 275 is for Hersteller.

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WHW Donation Pin From 1942

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , on June 6, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a WHW RSS Tag der Wehrmacht donation badge from 1942. I thought initially this was a lapel badge for the SA Sports Badge but further digging revealed the truth.

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Enamel Nazi Party Noticeboard

Posted in Signage with tags , , on May 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a local Nazi Party noticeboard. It would have hung in local meeting halls and listed out the meeting times for the sub-organisations of the Party. Hier Spricht die NSDAP. Here speaks the Nazi Party. This one has a couple of small dings on the side where it has crimped at one point as well as grind marks on the corners where it was removed from a wall. The previous owner bolted it to a piece of plywood.

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Nazi Party Membership Badge

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on May 11, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the painted button hole version of the Nazi Party Membership Badge.

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