Third Reich Collectibles: Identification and Price Guide
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The rise and fall of Germany's Third Reich is one of the most studied, investigated and collected episodes of military history. A reign of terror that rose to near world domination during the 1930s and early 1940s, Adolph Hitler's Germany continues to fascinate generations of scholars and students of history alike.
The Third Reich's insatiable drumbeat of pageantry and propaganda produced countless uniforms, insignia, medals, flags, daggers, swords, and headgear, comprising one of the most desired categories in all of military collectibles to study, understand and own.
Groundbreaking in scope and execution, Third Reich Collectibles features more than 1,300 color images with descriptions and values for:
- Membership pins
- Paper IDs
- And more associated with the military and paramilitary groups of the Third Reich
Throughout the book you'll also find historical background information and period photographs capturing everyday Nazi Germany.
Great Depression and served as a clandestine military training ground to circumvent the Allies’ restrictions placed on the German military. When Adolf Hitler came to power, the labor corps was seen as the perfect way to enhance the military training of German youth, continue to increase employment, and foster the political indoctrination of the workers. Constantine Hierl, a decorated army staff officer and early Hitler advocate, was chosen as the labor corps leader under the new regime. As with
enamel on gilded metal. $45-$65 8 Hitlerjugend (HJ) The NSDAP rode its ascension to power in Germany with the idea that it was a movement of and for the nation’s youth, propelling Adolf Hitler into the chancellorship at 44 years of age. Hitler had made note of Benito Mussolini’s efforts using Italy’s young men and women to promote his Fascist ideology in the 1920s, and understood that if similar programs could be utilized in Germany it would give the Nazi party a willing and obedient force to
red shield surrounding a Maltese cross with a canted swastika overlaid in a center circle. The breast badge consisted of an aluminum eagle with outstretched wings containing a Maltese cross overlaying swords on the front and clutching a wreath with a canted swastika. A miniature version of the badge was mounted on the upper front of the blue and black civilian-style cap, below which was mounted a silver oak leaf and acorn wreath surrounding a roundel with national colors. When in civilian
awards. $425-$450 Nine-place ribbon bar with SS long service, Imperial, and Nazi awards. $450-$550 SS cap eagle with prongs, RZM-marked. $650-$800 Early NSDAP/SS cap eagle with prongs. $50-$75 Belgium SS sponsor membership lapel pin, enamel, Antwerp-marked. $450-$550 Early SS death’s-head cap emblem with prongs. $450-$550 SS death’s-head cap emblem, painted with prongs, RZM-marked. $650-$800 SS death’s-head cap emblem with prongs, RZM-marked. $750-$900 SS sponsor’s stickpin, enamel.
military training. Membership dues were paid monthly, the receipts of which were recorded with stamps in the individual’s DLV ausweis. Training was given in a series of aircraft maintenance programs ranging from engine overhauling to cleaning and patching fabric fuselage sections. Flight instruction generally began with glider flight and progressed into motorized civilian (and later military) aircraft operation. Because of the Fliegerschaft’s clandestine nature, many DLV members wore civilian