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WW2 German medals and awards, combat badges, enameled badges, stickpins, German shooting lanyards, Army cap eagles, Luftwaffe cap eagles, WW2 German ribbon bars, etc., as available. 

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Army Marksmanship Lanyard Grade 1
1GM-1. Instituted in 1936, the Marksmanship lanyard was constructed of a thick matte aluminum cord, woven to form a rope like design. A silver colored metal shield indicated the marksman’s grade. This grade 1 lanyard depicts a, high relief, nicely detailed, army style eagle and swastika on a pebbled finished, gray aluminum shield. A loop at the top of the shield is designed to attach to a button under the right shoulder board, another loop at the bottom of the cord attaches, inside, to the second button on the front of the tunic. Backside of shield area is lined with gray/green wool and the back of the length of cord is covered with tan rayon. The lanyard has been used; the silver cord parts exhibit light signs of age and wear with light to moderate soil and a few very insignificant spots of moderate wear, (nothing seriously detracting). The top loop has been cut, probably when it was liberated from a uniform. The rayon covering, on the backside, exhibits moderate, to near heavy soil, from handling and use; the gray/green backing behind the metal insignia is intact, (one tiny moth hole), and is hand sewn to the silver cord material. The metal shield Exhibits light signs oa age and wear, with some light scratches and dings consistent with actual use; it retains approximately, 95%, or more, of its original gray finish. A nice uniform accessory. Overall Vg. $99.00 
Iron Cross 2nd Class
1GM-2. Three-piece construction consisting of a magnetic, black, center cross, surrounded by a front and back side silver plated metal frame. The front center of the medal depicts a swastika, in high relief, as well as the date 1939, which is the date when Hitler re-instituted the Iron Cross for WW2. The reverse is embossed with the date 1813, which represents the initial institution of the Iron Cross medal. The front and back side, silver metal frames are darkly tarnished from age; the pointed edges exhibit light rounding that is consistent with handling and use; the decorative fluted lines exhibit light signs of wear, but the original detailing is still quite strong. The black finish on the iron center is 98% intact with some spider lines under the paint, as well as some surface soil in the creases of the metal parts. The ribbon is approximately 6-inch overall in length, it exhibits moderate overall signs of age and soil and is moderately tattered in one spot; the ribbon appears to have been folded and pinned onto something at one time. The suspension ring is unmarked. A very sound, moderately used, example. About Vg. $120.00
 1937, 3rd Class, Bronze, German National Sport Badge, “DRL,” Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibsübungen
1GM-3. 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-7/8-inch high oval, stamped brass, badge bearing, “DRL,” monogram style letters surrounded by an oak leaf wreath with a swastika at the bottom of the wreath. The badge was awarded to men and women between the ages of 18 and 32 who successfully completed the requirements of the national physical training test within a twelve-month period. The front of this example retains almost none of its original deep bronze finish; small amounts remain in the low areas and crevices of the wreath. The badge has been polished to the bright brass base metal; it exhibits moderate wear, as well as very minor surface scratches from handling and use. Parts of the backside has been polished, as well with remnants of the original bronze finish remaining; it has a, flat, vertical, brass attaching pin with a, flat, brass pin catch; the backside is marked, “Wernstein Jena D.R.G.M. 35269.” A nice representative example. Vg. $75.00
Black Wound Badge, Hallmarked, 4, (Steinhauer & Luck, Ludenscheid)
1GM-4. Approximately 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-3/4-inch high, oval, hollow stamped steel, matte black painted badge, depicting a swastika, in high relief, on a WW2 style German helmet that is superimposed on crossed swords, on a stippled background, all within an oak leaf wreath. The black Wound Badge was awarded to all branches of the military for receiving one and two wounds. The front of this example retains approximately 98%, or more, of its original black painted finish, showing very insignificant surface wear to the painted finish on some of the highlights of the wreath; the front exhibits light signs of age, as well as insignificant soil. The backside 99% original paint with slightly more signs of soil than the front. The backside of the helmet bears an embossed number,"4," which is the number assigned to the maker, Steinhauer & Luck, Ludenscheid, Germany. The badge has a vertical, needle type, attaching pin with a separately attached, narrow, hinge and a separately attached, flat, pin catch. A very nice, maker marked, example. Excellent. $55.00 SOLD
Black Wound Badge, Hallmarked, L/16, (Steinhauer & Luck, Ludenscheid)
1GM-4a. Approximately 1-1/2-inch wide x 1-3/4-inch high, oval, hollow stamped steel, matte black painted  badge, depicting a swastika, in high relief, on a WW2 style German helmet that is superimposed on crossed swords, on a stippled background, all within an oak leaf wreath. The black Wound Badge was awarded to all branches of the military for receiving one and two wounds. The front of this example retains approximately 90%, or more, of its original black painted finish, showing moderate wear to the painted finish on the highlights of the wreath and parts of the swastika; the front exhibits moderate signs of age, as well as overall, even, soil as well as an insignificant spot of surface rust, on the wreath, near the grip of the right sword. The backside retains slightly more paint than the front; the back has moderate to heavy soil from storage and the helmet is embossed L/16, which is the LDO number awarded to the maker, Steinhauer & Luck, Ludenscheid, Germany. The badge has a vertical, needle type, attaching pin with a separately attached, narrow, hinge and a separately attached, flat, pin catch. Nice, maker marked, example. Vg. $55.00
Enameled N.S.L.B. Badge – German Nazi State Teachers Union Badge, 1st Type
1GM-5. This organization united the teachers of Germany in Nazi beliefs and required them to live a model National Socialist life and to spread the word of Nazism in their teachings. This 7/8-inch diameter enameled badge depicts a black stylized eagle, with outstretched wings, standing on a horizontal black swastika, with green enameled branches and oak leaves on each side of the swastika. The red enameled letters, N.S.L.B., "N.S. Lehrerbundabzeichen," are in an arc above the eagle; the background of the badge is a lightly tarnished and it has toned to a smoky silver finish. A small bit of the silver finish is missing in the bottom loop of the letter "B" and the green oak leaf branches, on the right side, as well, (nothing serious). The backside is embossed with the maker’s name, "HCH TIMM BERLIN C19," and it has a spring wire pin and pin catch intact. About Vg. $65.00
Panzer Marksman Lanyard Shield for Qualification Grades 1 – 4
1GM-6. Approximately 1-5/8-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, oval, matte silver colored, stamped aluminum device that attaches to the oval cloth portion of the Army Panzer Units Marksman’s Lanyard, grades 1 through 4. The device depicts a three-dimensional, highly detailed, tank within a tracked wreath, which is surmounted by an Army type eagle and swastika. The front exhibits very light signs of age, as well as very light and very insignificant wear on some of the highlights of the design and very insignificant soil in the recesses of the design, (the soil will most likely brush out);  The, hollow backside has four, round, hardened brass, attaching pins, which have acquired a light, overall, coating of, dusty dry, verdigris; the pins are set and crimped into the backside. A beautiful example that has seen very little use. Excellent. $135.00 SOLD
German Veteran Association Hat Eagle, Stamped Aluminum
1GM-7. Approximately 2-5/8-inch long x 1-inch high, stamped silver aluminum eagle and swastika with excellent quality and detail, depicting a black and silver Iron Cross superimposed on crossed swords on the eagle’s chest. The hollow backside is stamped, "2 Ges.Gesch.," and it has three, hardened brass, attaching pins, which are set into the aluminum and crimped. The eagle exhibits extremely insignificant signs age, as well as very light and insignificant wear on some of the highlights on the front. The black enamel paint on the cross is in excellent condition and is 99.9% intact. An excellent example. Excellent. $42.00 SOLD
German Veteran Association Hat Eagle, Stamped Aluminum
1GM-7a. Approximately 2-5/8-inch long x 1-inch high, stamped silver aluminum eagle and swastika with excellent quality and detail, depicting a black and silver Iron Cross superimposed on crossed swords on the eagle’s chest. The hollow backside is stamped, "2 Ges.Gesch.," and it has three, hardened brass, attaching pins, which are set into the aluminum and crimped. The eagle exhibits insignificant age, as well as light, to near moderate, wear on some of the highlights on the front. The black enamel paint on the cross is in excellent condition and is 99.9% intact. There is one, small, spot of light deterioration near the tip of the right swastika arm, (almost unnoticeable and nothing of a serious nature). A very nice example. Vg+. $35.00 SOLD
Early, Type 1, DVJ Badge for DJ, (Deutsches Jungvolk), Boys Age 10-14
1GM-8. Early membership badge of the DJ, (Deutsches Jungvolk) movement. This, type 1, badge displayed the letters, "DVJ;" The Deutsches Jungvolk Organization was founded in 1933 and, for some unknown reason, early in its history, the letter "V" was dropped from the badge, in favor of the more commonly recognized "DJ" lettering on the badge, which remained throughout the war years. This early tombak example is approximately 7/8-inch in diameter and depicts a single silver-plated rune, superimposed on a red enameled background, which is flanked by a, stylized, black and silver plated swastika bearing the letters, "D V J." The silver finish is mostly worn down to a coppery colored base metal; the black and red enamel is aged and worn but still intact. The backside is aged and mostly tarnished; it's embossed, "Ges.Gesch," and has a, brass, safety pin type attaching pin. A nice early example that exhibits age and wear consistent with daily use. About Vg. $125.00
Hitler Youth membership Badge with Double Metal Prongs on Backside for Attaching to Hitler Youth Headgear
1GM-9.  Approximately 5/8-inch wide x 1-inch high, silver plated, diamond shaped insignia bearing a black enameled swastika, on a silver diamond shaped background, which is flanked by the red and white enameled design of the German Hitler Youth organization. The front of this example retains approximately 95% of its original silver plated finish, with light signs of tarnish. The enameled parts exhibit light age, light surface wear, as well as numerous, light, surface scratches that are consistent with actual use; the enamel is intact. The reverse has an overall light gray tarnish finish; its maker marked, "RZM, M1/102," (Frank & Reif, Stuttgart). This example has, hardened, flat metal prongs for attachment to various types of HJ headgear. A nice example of a classic WW2 German Hitler Youth insignia. Vg. $69.00 SOLD
Hitler Youth Membership Badge with Double Metal Prongs on Backside for Attaching to Hitler Youth Headgear
1GM-9a. Approximately 5/8-inch wide x 1-inch high, silver plated, diamond shaped insignia bearing a black enameled swastika, on a silver diamond shaped background, which is flanked by the red and white enameled design of the German Hitler Youth organization. The front of this example retains approximately 98% of its original silver plated finish, with lightly speckled signs of tarnish. The enameled parts exhibit light age, and insignificant surface wear, as well as light, surface scratches from handling and light actual use; the enamel is 99% intact with one, very small, (minuscule), surface chip on the outside corner of one of the white areas. The reverse has areas of gray tarnish; it’s embossed “RZM, M1/158," (M. Kutsch, Attendorn), and it has double, hardened, flat metal prongs for attaching to various types of HJ headgear. A very nice example of a classic WW2 German Hitler Youth insignia. Vg+ 69.00 SOLD
Kriegsmarine Coast Artillery War Badge
1GM-10. The Coast Artillery War Badge was instituted in 1941and was awarded to personnel of a crew for individual meritorious deeds or in recognition of superior leadership. The badge was also awarded posthumously to personnel who were killed or died as a result of duty a connected Coast Artillery action. A heavy, early, die struck, nicely detailed, bronze alloy badge depicting a German 88 Coastal Artillery gun emplacement, surrounded by an oak leaf wreath, which is surmounted by an eagle and swastika. The badge exhibits light to near moderate sign of age, as well as light, surface, wear on some of the highlights of the design. The wreath, eagle & swastika exhibit a dark gold patina; the gun emplacement and water are finished in dark gray; approximately 90% of the original finish remains, (the finish wear is mostly on the gun barrel and some parts of the armor, nothing of a detracting nature). The backside exhibits moderate age and has an overall gray patina; it has a, solid type hinge with a vertical, flared shaped, pin and a brass wire pin catch. The badge is embossed with maker's name, "FEC Otto Placzek, Berlin, Ausf. C. E. Junker, Berlin." A beautiful example. Overall excellent condition. $365.00 SOLD
DJ, (German Youth) Marksmanship Badge, for Boys Age 10-14
1GM-11. A very nice silver-plated and enameled badge, approximately ¾-inch diameter, depicting a single, white enameled, rune superimposed on crossed silver rifles, which are separately applied to a black enameled disk with concentric silver circles, representing a target. The rifles are flanked by, white enameled "D J," (Deutsches Jungvolk), letters. Some of the silver plating, on the front of this example, is lightly worn, lightly aged and lightly tarnished. The enameled parts exhibit moderate signs of age and wear, as well as some small, surface chips and light scratches that are consistent with actual use, (the most notable chip can be seen on the white rune and on the black enameled target edge at about two o-clock). The reverse exhibits light gray tarnish with quite a bit of silver showing through. The back is embossed with the number, "RZM M1/128," Which is the number assigned to Euben Schmidhauser, Pforzheim; it has a safety pin type attaching device; the pin is lightly bent from use. The badge looks much better in person than in the image, which tends to accentuate the lightly tarnished areas. A very nice looking example. Somewhat difficult to acquire. Vg. $125.00
Stemless Edelweiss Flower, Tradition Badge, for the Front of a Mountain Troop Visor Hat - Round Attaching Pins
1GM-12. A thin, but sturdy, stamped metal device, approximately 1-1/4-inch wide, at its widest point, depicting a Stemless Edelweiss flower with silver painted petals and a, separately applied, stamped, gold metal center device, which is held in place by two folded tabs on the backside of the device. This Edelweiss flower device is worn as a, “special unit tradition badge,” between the top edge of the cockade and the bottom edge of the swastika wreath on some German Mountain Troop visor hats. The lightly detailed front of this specimen retains approximately 99.9% of its original matte silver paint; the finish on the gold center piece exhibits extremely light signs of age and insignificant tarnish. The deeply stamped backside exhibits moderate signs of age and tarnish, with light, white, residue; it has two, round, hardened metal, attaching pins that are touch soldered to the backside; the pins exhibit, overall, surface rust patina, (nothing of a serious nature). The front of this device is virtually identical to the Edelweiss below. A difficult insignia to acquire.  Excellent. $95.00 SOLD
Stemless Edelweiss Flower, Tradition Badge, for the Front of a Mountain Troop Visor Hat - Flat Attaching Pins
1GM-12a. A thin, but sturdy, stamped metal device, approximately 1-1/4-inch wide, at its widest point, depicting a Stemless Edelweiss flower with silver painted petals and a, separately applied, stamped, gold metal center device, which is held in place by two folded tabs on the backside of the device. This Edelweiss flower device is worn as a, “special unit tradition badge,” between the top edge of the cockade and the bottom edge of the swastika wreath on some German Mountain Troop visor hats. The lightly detailed front of this specimen retains approximately 97% of its original matte silver paint, with very minor tarnish on some of the tips of the flower petals, (nothing of a serious nature); the finish on the gold center piece exhibits extremely light signs of age and insignificant tarnish. The deeply stamped backside exhibits moderate signs of age and tarnish, with light, white, residue; it has two, flat, hardened brass attaching pins that are soldered flat across the backside of the device. A difficult insignia to acquire.  Excellent. $95.00
Jungdeutscher Orden, (Young German Order), Visor Hatband Insignia, (Came with Item# 1GM-13a)
1GM-13azx. The Jungdeutscher Orden, a large, fanatic, far-right, para-military organization founded in the 1920’s in Weimar, Germany as result of the political, social and economic climate of German at the time. The organizations attempt to revive the ideals of the pre-WW1 “Wandervogel” youth movement, (literal translation, Migratory Bird). This example is ¾-inch wide x 1-inch high. A small, thin, stamped metal badge, (appears to be brass),  depicting a three armed, black painted, embossed design on a textured, silver painted, shield-shaped background with a raised border edge. The shield shaped symbol may have been inspired by the shields carried by Teutonic Knights. The badge is designed to be attached to the front of a visor cap hat band, below a round cockade, to distinguish members of the group. The front exhibits moderate signs of age, light wear with light to moderate soil and tarnish; 958%, or more, of its original painted finish still remains. The backside exhibits overall dark tarnish and has two, flat wire, attaching pins that are touch soldered to the metal. A very early, pre-Nazi, insignia that does not often turn up. SCARCE. Vg. $45.00
Ordensbruder (Brother of the Order), Enameled Stick Pin, (Came with Item# 1GM-13)
1GM-13brf. The Ordensbruder was a splinter of the Jungdeutscher Orden, with the same political views and ideals as the above organization. 7/16-inch wide x ½-inch high stick pin, depicting a four armed, black enameled, cross like design on a white enameled background, with silver trim. The shield shaped symbol may have been inspired by the shields carried by Teutonic Knights and is, most likely, designed for wear on civilian attire. The front exhibits light signs of age, with insignificant surface scratches, as well as very light tarnish spots that are consistent with light use. The backside exhibits dark tarnish and has a long, thin, knurled, pin, which is attached to the back of the shield with a soldered metal disk. The image is quite  grainy looking; I had trouble with the camera; the stick pin looks dramatically better in person.  A very early, pre-Nazi, insignia that does not often turn up. SCARCE. Vg. $45.00
Enameled R.D.K. Badge – German State Federation of Large Families
1GM-14. An early, politically based, organization, under the direction of the NSDAP and the Race Equalization Office for German families with four or more children, having true Aryan bloodlines. A 13/16-inch diameter, fully enameled badge depicting a mother eagle protecting her brood of five chicks with her wings. Backside embossed with makers, monogram, logo design, "MJ." Spring wire pin and pin catch intact. Light age; lacquer lightly worn on the bottom of the swastika and oak leaf area, (nothing serious). Very tiny amounts of black enamel missing on the inside of the eagles wings, (not visible at a casual glance). Nice enameled detail. $65.00 SOLD
 

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