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The Non-Military Membership & Stickpin ID Thread


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I've always been a fan of stickpins, and I buy a lot of small stick pin lots in the course of collecting militaria badges, as I'm sure others do as well. There are thousands of stick pins that have been used in Europe for decades, for everything from city crests, to organizations, to decorative. It's not uncommon for me to pick up stickpins or membership/lapel badges that I have no idea the purpose of...and I'm sure I'm not alone in this. Figured it would be fun to post a thread where members can post the various lapel pins or stick pins they pick up for possible ID.

 

I'll kick it off. I picked these up, and believe most of them are likely of Austrian origin. I have identified that the OAAB 25 pin is for Austrian Workers' Union, and that Furstenfeld is a small town in Austria, but I have no idea what the RHV is or what that pin is for. Can anyone ID any of these other pins?

 

Post your own in need of ID!

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