Group of two pressed paper “tinnies” showing youth hostels. These were Hitler Jugend related badges, from a set of 8. They are made of pressed paper with pins attached to the back. These two show the Jugendhof in Brunn and the Jugendheberge in Tübingen. Condition II
WHW VDA donation badge. The VDA was the Verein für Deutsche Kulturbeziehungen im Ausland; an organization to promote German culture in foreign countries. The badge is of thin stamped metal with a pin at the top. The badge is slightly bent. Condition II
Plastic WHW token symbolizing ancient Germanic forms of swastika jewelry. This is one of the types from the 27-28 September 1941 national WHW street collection. The badge is complete with pin and is marked on the back which historic region it represents (Lombard). The green color is to simulate patina on bronze. Condition II
Badge for the German Luthertag in November 1933. Early badge for the Martin Luther Festival. Antique silver color finish on thick metal badge. The back has the manufacturer’s mark (W. REDO, SAARLOUIS). No swastika appears on this early Third Reich religious festival badge! Condition II
Munich Winterhilfswerk (WHW) token. Used during the WHW drive of 1939-40. Silver finish on thick metal badge featuring the city crest of München (Munich) with the “Münchner Kindl.” Marked on the back with the RZM logo and M9/11 for the Carl Poellath company. Condition II
Deutsch ist die Saar (“The Saar is German”) badge. In 1934 the Germans reoccupied the Saarland, which had been held by France since the Treaty of Versailles. This stamped hollow back badge commemorated this event. Dull silver finish with minor discoloration. Pin soldered to back. Condition II
Gautreffen Bayerische Ostmark 1936 badge. This “tinnie” is made of porcelain. The Gau level event was held in Bayreuth, the seat of Gau Bayerische Ostmark, and the building in the design is the Wagner opera house in Bayreuth. The back is marked with the name of a porcelain factory in Selb (Bavaria). Some of the gold finish around the edge has come off....
Winterhilfswerk or WHW donation pin. The design shows St. George slaying the dragon. The inscription reads “Sichert den Sieg über Hunger und Kälte – Wir Opfern!” or “Guarantee Victory over Hunger and Cold – We Sacrifice!” Condition I-