NSKK Lapel Badge.

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NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:33 pm

Nice little badge, this time for the NSKK.
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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:29 am

Nice badge Pete. I believe the maker is Fritz Zimmerman of Stuttgart. Regards Mark

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby Christopher Ailsby » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:51 am

Pete, nice pieces.

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby The Devils Bank » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:57 pm

Cheers lads, love these little badges.

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby Andyb » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:15 am

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby EwanS » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:45 am

nice membership badge mate!

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby Christopher Ailsby » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:25 pm

Thought I would add a couple of "Small Birds". Silver Political Eagle, this has an interesting provenance, and a gold Political Eagle.
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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:00 pm

"Silver Political Eagle, this has an interesting provenance"

Can you tell us more Christopher, really like the Silver one :thumbsup:

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:19 pm

The Devils Bank wrote:"Silver Political Eagle, this has an interesting provenance"

Can you tell us more Christopher, really like the Silver one :thumbsup:


Indeed looking forward to it. Thanks for posting Christopher :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby Christopher Ailsby » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:10 am

Here is the story : -

1927 NUREMBURG RALLY LAPEL PIN
Introduction:
OCTOBER, 2014
THIS DESCRIPTION relates to a Badge, known as the Nuremburg 1927 Lapel Pin, which I sold to Mr. Christopher J. Ailsby in about the year 2005. There was never any question about the authenticity or provenance of the badge at the time I transferred it to the possession of Mr. Ailsby. However, due to changing circumstances in the world, and a general understanding of what is (to quote) “right” or “wrong” in this business , it has become necessary to provide the fullest possible account regarding the provenance of any item. This is due to the proliferation many (mostly unsubstantiated) claims of “fakery”, “modification”, “outright forgery”” and other practices which are spoken about – and yet which seldom produce real evidence to show that these things are being tampered with; or even any outright evidence that wholesale fakery is at large. Never-the-less, it has become necessary to address this issue.
The account of my possession of this badge will follow. For the moment I will present a summary of what I believe explains the origin of this badge, and similar items, in the tumultuous events of the twentieth century which created the epoch we now refer to as the Third Reich.
Background
During the 1920s, the rising National Socialist Party attempted to highlight their cause on a national scale, by holding rally meetings. The first national one of which was held in 1923 – and it is well documented in the literature of the period.
A second national rally was held in 1927, at Nuremburg, and it was so successful that a second rally in the same location was held in 1929, as both occasions attracted the attention of the worlds’ journalists and placed the National Socialist agenda on the world political stage.
When Hitler came to power, in 1933, the Annual Party Rally at Nuremburg became established as the focal political event of each and every year. It was documented in films (two main films being produced for both the 1933 and 1934 rallies – the latter one by the famed director Leni Riefenstahl, and known as Triumph des Willen – “Triumph of the Will”). The last proposed Party Rally was that for the year 1939, which was cancelled at the last moment due to the deteriorating situation with Poland, and ultimately the beginning of the German invasion into the east. World War Two put an end to the occasions of the Nuremburg Rallies – and ultimately the final end of the Third Reich.
INSIGNIA
The organisation of the Rallies, adopting the commercial principles of advertising, frequently created mementos, souvenirs, badges, and other paraphernalia to commemorate the annual event. This would include such artefacts as commemorative plates, beer mugs, candle-sticks, booklets etc. etc. Almost from the beginning Commemorative Badges were produced (now referred to as “Tinnies” due to the light-weight metal striking of such items). The Rallies were viewed as “participation events of solidarity” – as if those involved or attending had become recognised as the instigators of some great social development or change. As a result some of these commemorative badges became accepted into the main-stream insignia of Nazi progression – the Badge Commemorating the Nazi campaign in the town of Coburg against the Communists being a good example, this being an instance of a political campaign which achieved national recognition and approval.
The event of the 1927 Party Rally allowed for the creation of a badge which commemorated attendance at this event – it was a lapel badge, in the form of the new style German eagle, with swastika attachment. Attendees at the event could purchase these, as the purchase of such items contributed towards the overall funding of the event.

The original lapel pin, manufactured out of a silver/white metal, with a cloth rosette backing in the form of “petals” or “sun-rays”. The original colour of the rosette is not known.
An original example of the 1927 lapel pin was in my collection until recent years – it was just the pin and eagle, the cloth rosette having been lost before I acquired the item in about 1971. The piece had come from the collection of the late Andrew S. Walker, who specialised in collecting SA and NSDAP material.
At the time Andy obtained the badge, he was working in collaboration with the collector/dealer Chris Farlowe – who ran a business called “Call to Arms” in Islington, London. Andy and Chris made several trips to Hamburg, where Chris took over a short term lease on an empty shop – and from this location they advertised in local papers offering to buy all manner of WWII and Third Reich material. The venture was quite successful for the time they were there (about 8 or 10 months, I recall), with lots of interesting and odd-ball material coming in through the shop. It is to my belief that the 1927 Nuremburg badge was one such item which came in through the shop, and Andy Walker obtained it for himself. F J Stephens
Following Andy’s death, in a car accident, I was instrumental in helping his family dispose of Andy’s collection; and I was given the badge, and a silver plate Reichsparteitag fruit bowl (for the 1936 Rally) as a memento of my late friend. I still have the fruit bowl. The 1927 Nuremburg badge I passed over to my associate Mr. C. J. Ailsby in about 2005. F J Stephens

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:37 pm

Cheers Christopher :thumbsup:

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Re: NSKK Lapel Badge.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:20 pm

Very detailed Christopher and makes for a very interesting read. Thanks for posting. Regards Mark.

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