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
ON SALE WAS $30 NOW $25 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
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
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
Badge to commemorate the 1933 pilgrimage to view to view the Holy Tunic in Trier. This is a religious rather than a Nazi badge, but it was issued during the Third Reich and is collected as a tinnie. The tinnie is bronze in the form of a cross, with an emblem of the holy tunic and the words Trier 1933. The pin mount is marked GES. GESCH. Condition I- ON...
1. Mai (Nazi Labor Day) 1936 day badge. In 1936 and afterwards the Nazis called their Labor Day 1st of May Day. Heavy aluminum badge. Have several, all have back marks, my choice (you may not get one of the ones in the photo). All rate condition II or better. $22 each.
Badge to commemorate Hans Schemm, the Gauleiter of Gau Bayerische Ostmark (the northeastern part of Bavaria). Schemm was killed in an aircraft crash on March 5, 1935 (the date on the badge). He was popular in the Nazi hierarchy and a number of badges were issued to commemorate him. Plastic badge with pin back. Condition II