Jump to content

National Sozialistische Deutscher Frontk?mpferbund Stahlhelm badge


Recommended Posts

Hello,

Firstly, apologies if this is the wrong froum, I'm not quite sure where to post this.

I have had the below National Sozialistische Deutscher Frontk?mpferbund Stahlhelm badge for a couple of almost a couple of years. Through all my research I have yet to find another example of this specific type of pin and have not been able to find out when and to whom they were issued.

If anyone can tell me more about the badge? I would be very interested.

Thanks,

Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hallo Mike,

all I can add is that in the book,

"Deutscheland Orden & Ehrenzeichen 1800-1945" by Jorg Nimmergut

its listed under:-

"Stahlhelm / Bund der Frontsoldaten:

2418/1 kleiner Bundesstern f.d. erweiterten Bundesrat. ."

I believe they were a 1934 - 1934 issue only. :unsure:

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

Edited by Kev in Deva
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hallo Mike,

I believe there is a new 2008 edition out,

these are the pocket size ones, now with color pictures.

Perhaps some of our German members could confirm it,

and let us know where they are available from?

I have the 1983/84, 1989/90, 1997/98, 2003/2004, 2005/2006

and the book on ribbons 1991 / 1992

so its time to upgrade. :jumping:

Old versions do show up on German Ebay from time to time.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hell Kevin,

Thanks for the information on the book.

I have received some further information on the badge - it appears they were worn by the F?hrer's of the NSDFBSt., on a cross strap of the Sam Browne belt.

Cheers,

Mike

That might explain the odd looking fixing claws to the rear, not an item that would be put on and taken off to often.

BTW the Nimmergut book probably will be selling for 40+ Euro new.

Kevin in Deva :beer:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Yeah, I've seen a lot of the "standard" stahlhelm badges, they are very common.

I would be interested to know how many of the type I have are still in existence? From my recent research - very few (and before you ask - the badge is NOT for sale) :unsure:

Mike

Edited by Fugpaw
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 9 months later...

very,very rare indeed. Actually, these were probably awarded in the Fall of 1933 as well, before the Stahlhelm was "coordinated" (amalgamated) into the SA Reserve entirely in 1934. There were fewer than 250 wearers of these awards at the time-and photos from 1934 show a number of the older stars still in wear up to the disbandment/purges/amalgamation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello Kevin,

Thanks for the information.

I have been trying for ages to get a copy of the book "Deutscheland Orden & Ehrenzeichen 1800-1945" by Jorg Nimmergut.

Cheers,

Mike

The new edition is available on German ebay. Do a search for "Nimmergut" and several should come up. About 40 Euros plus shipping. The new edition is quite a bit larger than previous years.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...