Archive for Hitler Youth

Hitler Youth Fanfare Trumpet Banner

Posted in Flags, Musical Instruments with tags , , , , on January 14, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the standard Hitler Youth fringed banner used on the long fanfare trumpet. I have been looking for a reasonably priced one of these for years now and got this from a guy in Belgium.

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German M42 Helmet

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Headwear with tags , , , on April 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is an original M42 helmet with a completely spurious paint job. Someone has tried to make it into a HJ helmet, hence the diamond decal. I have no idea where they got the colour paint from. Ha! Aside from that it’s a lovely helmet in an extremely small size, in fact it seems a child’s sizing.

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Hitler Youth 3.5’x5.5′ Flag

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis flag is an HJ unit marching flag. The flag has some blue marks on the white diamond which the previous owner told me was the signatures of the soldiers who took it as a souvenir. Unfortunately someone put it in the wash so they are unreadable. So it goes.

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Hitler Youth Fanfare Trumpet

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Musical Instruments with tags , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgIf you watch films of Nazi Party rallies (really, who does that?) then you have seen a ton of these. I hooked this one from a guy in Poland. The trumpet is, like most musical instruments, difficult to date. However the way it is made is consistent with “1930’s and 40’s German style” manufacture. Most of these trumpets are either unadorned or they have the HJ flying eagle embossed or pressed into them. In this example, the badge is silver soldered I think and is very similar to the Gauseiger sports badges. The question is why is a Gauseiger eagle adorning a fanfare trumpet? The badge appears to be of a similar age to the trumpet so I don’t think you can just shriek fake. The mouthpiece is by Amati, which is a Czech manufacturer and is definitely post-war as this combine did not start until 1945. So I’d say probably a pimped up post war trumpet but who the frak knows. I got it at basement cost purely to hang a banner from so it doesn’t matter to me.

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Hitler Youth Flak Helpers Cap

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the issue woollen cap issued to HJ members who assisted with the flak (anti-aircraft) defence of Germany.

But first, here’s a picture of Pope Benedict in the same hat. Not saying anything, just a pope in a Nazi hat.

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Hitler Youth Knife

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on November 28, 2010 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere is a Hitler Youth knife that I obtained from Colorado. It’s in absolutely mint condition. In fact if it wasn’t for the RZM tag still attached to the belt loop I would have said it was too good to be true. As it is this is about as good as it gets except if perhaps there is a mottoed blade out there somewhere.

Both the blade and the tag on the sheath are RZM marked M7/13 indicating the knife was made by Arthur Schüttelhoffer & Company from Solingen-Wald.

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