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WWII Nazi German SS / SA Der Standortführer Arnstadt Personnel’s Cufftitle Ärmelstreiffen
Item #: VF4562

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Roughly, 2 1/4", (5.8cm), tall, 19 3/8", (49.2cm), long, full length, machine woven, black rayon construction cufftitle features machine embroidered, Fraktur/Gothic styled script, "Der Standortführer Arnstadt, (The Garrison Leader Arnstadt), in silvery/gray rayon threads. The cufftitle is bordered at both the top and bottom edges in horizontally woven, multi-strand, silvery/white rayon threads. The cufftitle has folded over ends which are machine stitched to the reverse. The cufftitle is in overall excellent, issued condition with minimal age toning and using with lift dot style quick snaps so the title could easily be removed from tunic. Scarce cufftitle
Research indicates the Standortführer, (Garrison Leader’s), cufftitle was utilized by SS, Schutz Staffel, (Protection Squad) and SA, Sturm Abteilung, (Storm/Assault Detachment), personnel assigned as auxiliary police men, presumably within preset geographical locations. The Standortführer cufftitle underwent a few modifications, originally being produced as a 11cm, (4 3/8"), wide, yellow brassard with black text, "Standortführer Streifendienst", (Garrison Leader Patrol Service), which was replaced with a 6cm, (2 3/8"), wide, black brassard with silver script, "Standortführer", with location and finally a 3cm, (1 3/16"), wide, black brassards with silver script, "Standortführer", with location has also been observed.
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Your Price $750.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Waffen SS Landstorm Nederland EM/NCO'S Cufftitle Ärmelstreiffen
Item #: VF4561

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This cufftitle measures approximately 42cm (or 16 3/4 inches) in length, and is approximately 32mm (or 1 1/8 inches) tall; it is of black rayon construction, with "BeVo” (for Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher, Wuppertal) style, machine woven, Latin script, "Landstorm Nederland", embroidered in the center in silvery-gray threads; cufftitle is bordered at both the top and bottom edges with vertical silvery-gray threads. The reverse features typical, so called "salt & pepper" pattern on reverse. A very scarce cufftitle in extremely fine condition.
On the 12th of March 1943 the Landwacht Nederland was formed. The unit had to be a part of the defense against foreign or domestic enemies. Landwacht Nederland was not the same organisation as the Nederlandse Landwacht. The first was a pure military organisation that was used as a territorial defensive unit, the Nederlandse Landwacht served merely as a sort of police unit. On the 16th of October 1943 the name Landwacht Nederland was changed into Landstorm Nederland. The unit consisted of Dutch volunteers and was stationed in Den Bosch, Vught, Roermond and Hoogeveen.Many Dutchmen volunteered for Landstorm Nederland, especially in 1944. The men were given a job , housing, food and they escaped the Arbeitseinsatz (forced labour). Next to that Landstorm soldiers in general didn't have to fear a transfer to the Eastern front since Landstorm was a territorial defense unit. Although Landstorm wasn't officially (yet) an SS unit, it was subjected to Waffen-SS laws and jurisdiction of the SS-und Polizeigericht. The men wore the Feldgrau uniform of the Waffen-SS, but without the Sig-runes. The German officers and transferred eastern front veterans were allowed to keep wearing the runes. NSB-leader Anton Mussert was very satisfied with the new unit and offered every cooperation. With the establishment of the Landstorm, NSB members had the opportunity to arm themselves. Mussert hoped that this would an effective measure aginst the raising number of attacks on Dutch collaborators from the beginning of 1943. Apart from this Landstorm Nederland could, like SS-Standarte 'Westland' in 1940 and Freiwilligenlegion 'Niederlande' in 1941 well be a forerunner of a new Dutch army. Mussert appealed to his members, especially his armed NSB guard de Weerafdeling (WA), to join Landstorm Nederland. The SS and Rauter in particular hoped that the new volunteers could soon be transferred to 'Wiking' or the III.SS-Panzerkorps. Next to that Rauter expected to get a stronger hold on the NSB: 'Wir kriegen so die ganzen wehrhaften Nazionalsozialisten der NSB in die Hand der SS' ('This way we'll get all the able-bodied NSB National-Socialists under the control of the SS'). Remarkably Rauter kept Landstorm Nederland as a sort of personal combat unit. During the battles against the allies in the Netherlands Rauter was in tactical command of Kampfgruppe Rauter in which Landstorm Nederland was incorporated. The education and training of the men, now called Grenadiere, started at May the 3rd 1943. The first contingent took the oath on Adolf Hitler (as Germanic führer) at the 30th of the same month. In October 1943 Landstorm Nederland counted 2.400 men, a year later the number had already risen to 3.400. Most of the new volunteers were NSB members. At first Rauter wasn't very pleased with this. He had hoped that many non-NSB members would volunteer. Later on, in 1944, he changed his mind. Rauter feared that non-NSB volunteers would turn against the Germans as soon as the allied armies entered the Netherlands. So in 1944 he tried to rise the number of the reliable NSB volunteers in Landstorm Nederland. Most of the officers and also nco's were German. In order to give the unit a more Dutch character several initiatives were taken to get more Dutchmen in these ranks. 130 Dutch 'Wiking' and 'Nederland' veterans recieved a NCO rank in Landstorm Nederland. Within Landstorm Nederland the position of company commander was the highest a Dutchman ever reached.
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Your Price $1,650.00 USD

WWII Nazi German DRK Member's Association Lapel Pin Aufschlagnadel
Item #: VF4560

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Roughly 16mm diameter, die struck alloy lapel pin with a silver wash and black, red and white enamel work. The pin features a silver washed circular outer border with black enamel Gothic script, "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz", encompassing a white enamel inner field with a central Greek style red enamel cross. The reverse of the pin has embossed script, "Ges. gesch"., indicating, Gesetzlich Geschützt, (Protected by Law). The reverse also has its soldered pin back device intact.
The DRK, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross), was a voluntary civil assistance organization that was originally instituted in 1864 and was officially acknowledged by the Geneva Convention on July 27TH 1929. On December 9TH 1937 the DRK gained the status of a legally recognized organization by the NSDAP. As with other essential services in Third Reich Germany the DRK came under control of the NSDAP in late 1938 under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior Social Welfare Organization. In August 1934 the DRK introduced a members association lapel pin for wear when personnel were in civilian clothing.
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Your Price $75.00 USD

WWII German Nazi Luftwaffe Factory Workers Badge
Item #: VF4559

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Circular, die struck silvered copper metal Luftwaffe factory badge with painted yellow cener. On the face is an inscription reading 'Fliegerhorst Kommandantur Wesendorf'. To the center is a swooping eagle clasping a swastika. To the bottom of the badge is an inscription 11. A retaining pin is attached to the reverse.
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WWII German Nazi First Pattern Reichs Level Nat.Soz.Fraunenschaft Badge RZM 1/73 Mitgliedabzeichen
Item #: VF4558

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An alloy and enamel badge in the form of an inverted triangle, 28mm wide along its top edge and 31mm tall. "Nat Soz Frauenschaft" is to the white band to the top of the obverse, underneath of which is a white cross against a black background. To the center of the cross is a red, static swastika, and "G" is to its left arm, "H" to its right, and "L" to its base. These letters signify the Frauenschaft motto, "Glaube, Hoffnung, Liebe" (Faith, Hope, Love). A yellow band is along the edges of the obverse, indicating that it was worn by a staff member at the Reichs level. Complete with original pinback device. Maker marked RZM 1/73 indicating its manufacture by Karl Erbacher of Pforzheim.
The "Nat. Soz. Frauenschaft" (National Socialist Women’s-organization) was formed by absorbing the earlier "Deutsches Frauenwerk" (German Women’s-welfare-organization), and the "Deutscher Frauenorden" (German Women’s-order), into a single national organization. The first pattern Frauenschaft member’s badge followed the design of the earlier "Deutscher Frauenorden" badge, as introduced in the mid-1920s, with minor variations. The colored borders of the badge indicated the command level of its bearer, with golden-yellow for "Reich" level, red for "Gau" (provincial) level, black for "Kreis" (district) level, and blue for the local level. The addition of wide silver borders beyond the colors indicated that the bearer was a leader within their respective level.
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WWII Foreign Nazi NSDAP WEST MARK Square Party Pin Parteiabzeichen
Item #: VF4557

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Die struck Foreign NSDAP membership badge with multi-colored enamel work. Badge features a red outer border with embossed silvered script, "NSDAP WEST MARK", encompassing a white enamel field with canted black enamel swastika. Reverse of the badge is not maker marked. Badge is slightly smaller than a typical 24mm party pin. 
The NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), was originally founded in Munich as the DAP, Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (German Worker’s Party), on January 5TH 1919. When Adolf Hitler joined the DAP in the autumn of 1919 he was to reform what was basically a debating society into an active political party. Appointed as the first chairman of the party on July 29TH 1921 Hitler was to restructure it along para-military lines in a hierarchy of four levels of government. Of Note: In late 1934 items manufactured for the NSKK, including membership pins, came under the quality control of the RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster) and as a result were marked with the RZM logo when appropriate. Of Note: The RZM was official founded in June 1934 in Munich by the NSDAP as a Reich Hauptamt, (State Central Office), and was based on the earlier SA Quartermaster’s Department. The functions of the RZM were not only to procure and distribute items to Party formations, but also to approve chosen designs and to act as a quality control supervisor to ensure items manufactured for the Party met required specification and were standardized.
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WWII Nazi German Hitler Youth 1923-1933 Feldernhalle Badge
Item #: VF4556

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(Gedenkfeierabzeichen) die struck fire bronze gilded over brass badge. Features a spread-winged eagle with a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons, positioned above a representation of the "Feldhernhalle" in Munich. This building was a memorial to the sixteen Nazi martyrs of the abortive "Putsch" (revolt or coup d’état) which occurred in that city in November of 1923. Beneath and to either side of the eagle, and above the Feldhernhalle, is "Und Ihr Habt Doch Gesiegt!" (And You Have After-all Won!). To the base of the badge is "Hitler-Jugend" (Hitler-Youth), "1923-1933" and "Munchen" (Munich). Pin-back device is complete. Nice maker marked H Wittmann Munchen and is fairly hard to find.
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WWII Nazi German Hitler Youth 1923-1933 Feldernhalle Badge
Item #: VF4555

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(Gedenkfeierabzeichen) die struck fire bronze gilded over brass badge. Features a spread-winged eagle with a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons, positioned above a representation of the "Feldhernhalle" in Munich. This building was a memorial to the sixteen Nazi martyrs of the abortive "Putsch" (revolt or coup d’état) which occurred in that city in November of 1923. Beneath and to either side of the eagle, and above the Feldhernhalle, is "Und Ihr Habt Doch Gesiegt!" (And You Have After-all Won!). To the base of the badge is "Hitler-Jugend" (Hitler-Youth), "1923-1933" and "Munchen" (Munich). Pin-back device is complete. Nice maker marked H Wittmann Munchen and is fairly hard to find.
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WWII Nazi German WasserschutzPolizei EM/NCO'S Belt Buckle Koppelschloß
Item #: VF4552

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This parade dress water protection police EM/NCO’s, box belt buckle is made of 2 piece aluminum and is die struck. The buckle features a pebbled base field with a central, circular, embossed, motif. The high relief, central, circular motif features a slightly textured background field with embossed canted swastika, encompassed by a slightly textured circular field with embossed, open topped oak-leaf wreath to the bottom and embossed Gothic script motto to the top, "Gott mit uns", (God with us). The reverse has a central, smooth, panel with a stamped, raised, semi-circular buckle catch, the magnetic prong bar and prongs all intact. Unmarked showing remnants of the original paper label to the reverse.  
On June 17TH 1936, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), effectively giving him full control of all police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. One of the new uniform regulations, was the introduction of two new style belt buckles on June 25TH 1936 with a round buckle for Officer’s ranks and a box buckle for EM/NCO’s. The Police were divided into eight specific branches of service including the Wasserschutzpolizei, (Water Protection Police), who were tasked with policing the coasts, inland waterways and harbor security, and maintaining order and other general policing duties within greater Germany. The belt buckle for Water Protection Police EM/NCO’s was the same as the other police organizations belt buckles except that it had a gilt finish as opposed to the standard silver finish utilized by the other branches of service. Of Note: This style of buckle was utilized for the duration of the war.
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WWII Nazi German Allgemeine SS 22nd Foot Regiment Collar Tab Kragenpatten
Item #: VF4551

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Second pattern, (Circa October 24th 1934 to August 1940) unit designation collar tab.  The right hand side, unit designation collar tab features a black wool base with hand embroidered unit numeral, "22" in silver/gray threads. Alternating, twisted, silver/aluminum and black cord piping to the outside edge and is mounted on tan buckram base.
The command structure of the SS, Schutz Staffel, (Protection Squad), was highly complex and had many different levels and offices with numerous functions. The basic regional organizational infrastructure of the Allgemeine-SS began with the SS-Oberabschnitte, (SS Districts), which corresponded roughly to the German Armed Forces, Wehrkreis, (Military District). Each SS-Oberabschnitte contained two or three SS-Abschnitte, (SS Sub-Districts), and each SS-Abschnitte was comprised of two to four SS-Fuss-Standarten, (SS Foot Regiments). The SS-Fuss-Standarten were further divided into four Sturmbann, (Battalions) and a reserve Sturmbann which were again sub-divided into four Sturm, (Companies), per Sturmbann. The SS-Fuss-Standarten were number consecutively from 1 to 125 and starting in August 1929 the SS incorporated the wear of rank collar tabs on the left side of the collar of the service tunic and later, (circa 1933), personnel serving with a SS-Fuss-Standarten began wearing the numerical designation of their unit on the right side collar tab. The SS collar tabs were originally adopted from the earlier rank collar tabs as utilized by the SA, Sturmabteilung, (Storm Troops). The SS collar tabs remained in usage through-out the war with a couple of minor alterations. Officer’s ranks right side unit designation collar tabs generally had the numerals produced in bright silver/aluminum wire threads while EM/NCO ranks numerals were produced in silvery/grey threads. Originally EM/NCO’s collar tabs for the ranks of SS-Schütze to SS-Hauptscharführer inclusively were piped in twisted white cord from their original inception, (Rank tabs, August 1929/Runic tabs, May 1933), until October 24TH 1934 when the piping for EM/NCO’s was modified to alternating twisted black and silver/aluminum cord piping. The final modification, in August 1940, eliminated all piping from EM/NCO’s collar tabs. Officer’s ranks collar tabs from SS-Untersturmführer to SS-Hauptsturmführer utilized alternating twisted black and silver/aluminum cord piping from their inception until October 24TH 1934 and silver/aluminum cord piping from October 1934 until the end of the war while the ranks of SS-Sturmbannführer to SS-Reichsführer utilized the silver/aluminum cord piping from August 1929 to May 1945. Of Note: The RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster), was official founded in June 1934 in Munich by the NSDAP as a Reich Hauptamt, (State Central Office), and was based on the earlier SA Quartermaster’s Department. The functions of the RZM were not only to procure and distribute items to Party formations, but also to approve chosen designs and to act as a quality control supervisor to ensure items manufactured for the Party met required specification and were standardized. Starting in late 1934 items manufactured for the SS came under the quality control of the RZM and were marked by a cloth RZM/SS approval tag. The dimensions and design of these cloth tags was altered in 1935 and this second pattern tag remained in use until early 1938, when it was replaced by a paper tag. In 1943 the Waffen-SS assumed full control over their uniform item production and no longer fell under the authority of the RZM.
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Your Price $475.00 USD

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