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
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
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-
Reichsparteitag 1939 badge. Gray finish on aluminum badge; silver finish on the back. The finish is faded on the front and a little scratched on the back. Marked on the back GUSTAV KÖRTEL PETERSWALD SUDETEN. This maker was in the Czech “Sudetenland” and is a scarce maker of this badge. Condition II
Reichsparteitag 1933 day badge. The most impressive of the Reichsparteitag badges. Massive, thick bronze badge with the Nazi eagle over the city of Nürnberg. Pin back. The pin has been rather crudely soldered, which is often seen on the 1933 badges. Condition II