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A photo of Sven-Olov Lindholm leader of the Swedish 'National Socialistiska Arbetare Partiet '(NSAP) , this movement later changed its name to Svensk Socialistisk Samling (SSS).Founded in January 1933 it continued until 1950 when it dissolved.

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The NSAP was formed after Sven Olov Lindholm (an ex-artillery officer) had a personality clash with Dr.Birgar Furug?rd, the leader of the SNSP (Svenska National Socialistiska Partiet), and decided to form his own party.

The party colours were based upon the Swedish national flag colours....a yellow swastika upon a blue background.

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NSAP propaganda trucks on the streets of Stockholm...

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An out-door party rally in Stockholm...

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Here's the Type II membership badge, the same style that's being worn by Sven in the top picture.

Cheers

Don

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That is a great looking badge Don, thanks for sharing...

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Nice badge Don! Sporrong has made some nice enamel work. One just like it sold on the Swedish internetauction sold for about 600sek and 10 days later for 1100sek. Yes, the same badge. You got to love the Internet auctions. :)

I just have to add some things I noticed. It should be "Svenska Nationalsocialistiska Partiet" and like most small ns-parties it split up and merged alot with other parties. So it never just changed names. As Claymore wrote Dr. Furug?rd (I guess a vetrinarian is a kind of doctor too) and Lindholm, who was "furir" (in Eng./US a rank below sergeant) and never officer, had a fight over leadership.

/Kim

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Thank you Gentlemen, especially to Kim for joining in with the extra info, there always so much more to learn about these groups :jumping:

Here is as H?sken puts it in German a "F?hrerabzeichen f?r H?here Leiter in der Parteif?hrung" so basically a badge for a high leader I guess. I've no idea what the actual Swedish name for it is, perhaps Kim would know?

Cheers

Don

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Reverse.

Due to the limitaions of the scanner the mark is not shown well, however it is crisp as it should be with Sporrong marks.

Cheers

Don

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Hi Kim,

Can you please elaborate the difference between the NSAP and SNSP regarding their actual full names?

KR

Peter

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First I must confess that this is not my area at all. Most of my knowledge is in fact ?internet based?... But here goes:

Swedish national socialist parties are a mess. I have one quote that says: ?They (the nazi-parties) are like one celled animals ? they breed through separation.? But here goes.

The first one SNSP (Svenska Nationalsocialistiska Partiet / Swedish National Socialist Party) came to be in 1931 when two parties merged. Their party leader was Furug?rd and had the swastika as symbol. In 1933 there was a falling out between Furug?rd and Lindholm. Lindholm then formed his own party: NSAP (Nationalsocialistiska Arbetarepartiet / National Socialist Workers Party). They also had a swastika as a symbol but changed both name and symbol in 1938. The new name became SSS (Svensk socialistisk samling / Swedish Socialist Coalition) with the historic Vasa sheaf as symbol, originally the symbol of the royal family house of Vasa.

All this makes me think of Monty Python and the movie Life of Brian.

-Whatever happened to the Popular Front, Reg?

- He's over there.

-Splitter!

Not sure what the name of your badge is Don. If you want I can post it on the Swedish forum and ask. There are some experts over there.

/Kim

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Thanks Kim, your previous comment now makes sense to me.

Another of the NSAP pins, the 3rd annual meeting in Stockholm. Some of the silver finish is gone in the recessed areas, but still intact in the higher ones. The maker's mark (C.Sporrong&Co, Stockholm) can be seen in the center, left of the pin. This is the design one should expect from a contemporary piece, the fakes usually have a small catch-plate for the needle and are never marked accordingly.

KR

Peter

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Hello Peter,

You've posted some very nice badges...

Are genuine period badges difficult to find in Sweden?......is there a high percentage of fakes around?

Regards.

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Hello Peter,

You've posted some very nice badges...

Are genuine period badges difficult to find in Sweden?......is there a high percentage of fakes around?

Regards.

Thanks. The meeting-badges occasionally show up for sale and the fakes are quite easily dectected as mentioned above. As for faked member-pins, I still haven't encountered one.

KR

Peter

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I've just unearthed a slim booklet titled 'Swedish Political badges 1915 -1945', this covers Swedish National Socialist / fascist badges. The author is a Lars Johansson of Gothenburg and the booklet was published in 1993. It illustrates 64 various membership badges, NSAP Rally badges etc giving the then value and maker.

Could any collector of Swedish NS badges tell me if this has ever been reprinted/up-dated?

Thanks

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No idea, I didn't even know that it existed, does it have an isbn number? I'd like to track a copy down, reprint or the '93 edition.

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Don

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No idea, I didn't even know that it existed, does it have an isbn number? I'd like to track a copy down, reprint or the '93 edition.

Cheers

Don

Hi Don

I bought this about ten years ago at a militaria fair, it seems to be self published and there is no ISBN or even address on it. It is described as First Edition and my copy is numbered 106 out of the 110 presumably printed...so it's probably worth a fortune! There is a coloured photocopied page showing 32 lapel badges...however, to be fair to the author I won't post this.

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That's fair enough. Thanks for the extra info, I'll look into it :cheers:

Cheers

Don

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Two more unfamiliar pins related to this topic. The backing appears to be made of some kind of PVC-coated plastic! The swastika is painted in black and doesn't seem to be hand-sawn, the Nordisk Ungdom-pin is not as elaborately made though. The print on the reverse reads "B.S. verk", the word "verk" probably meaning factory.

KR

Peter

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Excellent Peter, thanks for posting them. Were the Nordisk Ungdom a youth group that was associated with the NSAP or SSS? Or where they separate? If so we can always start a fresh thread to accomodate them as I know there are a few badges featuring the NU markings.

Cheers

Don

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Unusual and unique....thanks for sharing...

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Don, I'm sure others will be better suited to elaborate the various organisations, there were quite a few! To the best of my knowledge, Nordisk Ungdom was initially called Nationalsocialistisk Arbetarungdom and was formed in 1933 as a sub-division to the NSAP. It changed the name in 1939 to Ungdomsr?relsen Wasa, but changed back to the original name in 1941. For your wiewing pleasure, here's another youth-pin. If you think the other pins featured good enamel work, this can't be beaten ;)

KR

Peter

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Now that is indeed superb........ Sporrong certainly knew at that time how to do enamel work, their later stuff never seems so good somehow.

Thanks also for the extra info, I think the NU can remain here with the NSAP/SSS from what I've been reading in the last couple of hours.

Cheers

Don

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