Close up of the cancelation, 20 April, 1938, Hitlers 49th Birthday.
This is a RAD cap badge made from zinc. The classic NSDAP film production "Triumph of the Will" shows clear images of these cap badges worn by shovel ready workers, Adolph Hitler's future army. The obverse image is painted onto the badge. Reverse has brass pins.
Close up of the Authors note.
National Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei
(National Socialist German Workers Party)
ME-109 Fighter Bomber
The NSDAP member pin consists of the red, white and black national colors. The black swastika is centered within a white disc. The red border is inscribed "National Sozialistische DAP". Early specimens were constructed in tombak with enameled features. Late war pieces were made of zinc and had painted features. The specimen shown is an enameled type with a M 1/92 maker mark (Karl Wild, Hamburg) and the RZM monogram.
Third Reich Post Cards.
These close ups show excellent art work and the Berlin cancellation of December 1st, 1941.
NSDAP Member Pin
Third Reich Germany produced thousands of post cards from 1933 t0 1945. Specimens in my collection focus on military and the NSDAP. Many post cards were created to help fund the war or the NSDAP, and often have special cancellation marks. These were intended to be collected, and usually did not circulate in the German postal system. This collection is limited to a few examples I obtained from Austria.
This Cancelation mark is unique, as it shows an image of Hitler's birth place in Austria, "Braunau"
Post cards depicting Adolph Hitler were very popular. This specimen shows him during the annexation ceremony of Austria.
RAD Hat Badge
Another cancellation commemorating Adolph Hitler's birthday.
Close up pictures of the obverse and reverse. The first frame shows the white disk and swastika as two separate components, and stitched onto the red wool armband. The swastika was first sewn onto the white disk before the combination was applied to the armband. The second frame shows the reverse, with a serialized RZM sticker, which is applied to the center of the armband.
Another Adolph Hitler post card from the annexation of Austria.
The sender of this post card write's to his friend explaining "Today I saw the Fuhrer, Adolph Hitler". His loyalty to the Reich shows as he ends his note with "Heil Hitler".
There are many variations of political uniform buttons that were used throughout the many organizations of the Third Reich. Most NSDAP uniform buttons were plain, but others included the national eagle and swastika. I acquired a few of these in Austria, some of which I haven't seen available in the U.S.
NSDAP Uniform Buttons
This is a nice example of German military patriotism.
This post card shows a mobile Artillery piece and the gun crew.
Close up of Adolph Hitler's Flugzeug
DER FUHRER ADOLPH HITLER
This is a two piece button with a silvered obverse depicting the national eagle clutching a static swastika inside an oak leave wreath. The reverse shows the Assmann maker mark.
Adolph Hitler took advantage of air flight to traverse Germany and other European countries. He was the first Government leader in the world to have an aircraft dedicated to his services. This post card shows Hitler's personal aircraft D-2600.
IN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
The NSDAP armband consists of three symbolic colors, red, white and black (the same colors as the old German Empire flag). Red represents the social idea of the NSDAP movement. White represents the national idea, and the Black swastika represents the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan race.
The armband specimen shown is made of three piece construction, and is in mint unissued condition.
This Assmann produced two piece button shows a silvered obverse depicting a very detailed national eagle on a smooth field, and clutching a rotating swastika encircled with a oak leave wreath.
Another two piece button similar to the previous specimen. The back mark shows Assmann as the maker.
Another two piece button depicting a very detailed national eagle clutching a rotating swastika, encircled in a oak leave wreath, and gold in color. Not easy to notice in the second frame (reverse side), is a sitting cat included in the back mark. ( 9 o'clock position)
Another two piece button. The obverse is gold colored, depicting the national eagle clutching a static swastika without a wreath. 100% lacquer coating remains on the obverse. This helped prevent tarnishing.