Archive for SA & Party

The German Greeting Heil Hitler! Enamel Sign

Posted in Signage with tags , , on August 16, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis little enamel sign, manufactured to be placed next to a doorway, was intended to remind people to use Heil Hitler as their daily greeting. There was strong pressure after the Nazi takeover to push Heil Hitler as the common greeting and after the July 1944 bomb attempt it became mandatory over military as well as civilians. This one says, for the sake of the search engines, Der Deutsche grüßt heil Hitler!

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Adolf Hitler Strasse Street Sign

Posted in Signage with tags , , on June 6, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgAfter 1933 there was a rush to rename streets after prominent figures in the Nazi mythology. Herman Goering, Horst Wessel and of course the Führer himself. In 1945 there was an equally earnest rush to pull these street signs down and pretend that one was on holiday between 1933 and 1945 and therefore knew nothing about “ze war!”.

These signs are heavily faked but in this case it’s the real deal. The correct font and form, raised enamel on the letters, thick coating on the rear and appropriate marks for having been ground off the side of a building.



A similar Adolf Hitler Straße sign in Neugasse, Heidelberg


Lineol SA Truppen Figures

Posted in Toys with tags , , on June 5, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis group of SA figures was made by the Lineol company sometime between 1933 and 1945. Interestingly these are not made out of plastic but rather from a combination of wood waste and resin. You can identify Lineol brand vs their competitor Hauser by looking for rectangular bases on the figures. In this case I was lucky enough to find a set with their original boxes. Wonderful, now I just need to find a little über-brat who wants to recreate Kristallnacht.

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Enamel Nazi Party Noticeboard

Posted in Signage with tags , , on May 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a local Nazi Party noticeboard. It would have hung in local meeting halls and listed out the meeting times for the sub-organisations of the Party. Hier Spricht die NSDAP. Here speaks the Nazi Party. This one has a couple of small dings on the side where it has crimped at one point as well as grind marks on the corners where it was removed from a wall. The previous owner bolted it to a piece of plywood.

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Ehrenzeichen vom 9.November 1923

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on April 23, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis medal, purporting to be a “Ehrenzeichen vom 9.November 1923” or Blood Order Medal stamped to “669”, is an obvious fake. The key here is the serifs on the top of the M in München.

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Nazi Enamel Ring

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

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis small size ring is silvermarked 900 for content as well as a makers name “Veljekset Sundqvist”. Now Veljekset Sundqvist was a silversmith and jeweller in Finland who made a lot of enamel badges but I can’t be sure this is one of his. The enamel is a positive, the widespread faking of rings is a negative. I’ll call this okay for now with the full expectation this will turn out to be a fake.

Update: Definitely a reproduction, I found another one on the internet.


SA Dagger

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 14, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis a SA Dagger manufactured by Herbeck & Meyer of Solingen-Weyer. This one is marked No on the reverse of the cross-guard for the SAGruppe Nord which makes it pre-1935. At some point someone has disassembled it and reversed the handle when they put it back together. It has an early Assman DRGM marked single hanger attached.

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