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  • Original WWII Era German NS-RKB MEMBER’S (Veteran’s Association) Armband Certified

    SOLD Original WWII Era German NS-RKB MEMBER'S (Veteran's Association) Armband Certified.  The DRKB, Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (Kyffhäuserbund), (German National Association of Veterans, Kyffhäuser Association), was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB, Deutscher Kriegerbund (German Veterans Association), originally formed after the war of 1870-71. The addition of "Kyffhäuser" in the associations name referred to the Kyffhäuser mountain where a large war memorial had been erected. The goal of the association was to preserve the morale and comradeship of former soldiers and to financially assist its members if required. On March 29TH 1938 the DRKB was renamed NS-RKB, Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund, (National Socialist-State Soldiers League), by the NSDAP and amalgamated with most of the earlier veterans associations into one national organization. Uniform and headgear regulations of the DRKB/NS-RKB were introduced prior to 1933 and were modified again in 1936 and 1938. A 1938 pattern armband as worn on the lower right sleeve of the service tunic by NS-RKB enlisted ranks. Very deep navy blue cloth armband with machine woven NS-RKB insignia. Insignia consists of a white bordered, red shield with white bordered, black Iron Cross with white circular centerpiece featuring a black, canted swastika to center. Insignia is machine stitched to armband. Armband exhibits  heavy mothing (see photos). This It was originally sewn onto a  uniform.  An earlier example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII German DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT EAGLE (German Non-Member Armed Forces) Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT EAGLE (German Non-Members Armed Forces) Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Army Mobilization Order of March 12TH 1937, introduced a wide variety of armbands that were worn to identify personnel performing specific duties or functions for the Armed Forces. Most of the armbands were worn on the upper left sleeve of uniformed or non-uniformed personnel and were worn only while the individual was performing the specific duty or function identified by the armband. The "Nicht-Wehrmachtangehörige", (Non-Members of the Armed Forces), armband was one of the armbands introduced with the Army Mobilization Order of March 12TH 1937 and was designed for wear by combatants who were not members of the Armed Forces. Woven golden yellow cotton construction armband with a black, machine woven, stylized national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in its talons to the obverse center.  The top and bottom edges of the armband have interwoven rows of reinforcement stitching and the reverse of the armband has a machine stitched, vertical, seam.  In good but worn condition some soiling bright colors (photo look a bit faded but the arm band is really bright yellow and vibrant). Nice example issued with expected used U.S. Veteran bring-back condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Outstanding WWII Era German NS-RKB MEMBER’S Medals, Cuff Title, And Arm Band Certified

    $295.00
    Outstanding WWII Era German NS-RKB MEMBER'S Medals, Cuff Title, And Arm Band Certified.  All members of the NS-RKB wore a cufftitle on the lower left sleeve. There were three levels to the cufftitle rank structure. Cufftitles with gold threads for leaders, silver/aluminum thread for staff and members of the advisory groups and finally silver/grey threads for association members of general members. Machine woven "West" cufftitle in silver/grey thread on a dark blue/black background with crossed swords to either side of the script. Bordered on both the top and button in silver/grey threads. Cufftitle is full length an uncut, approximately 39cm. Plus a A 1938 pattern armband as worn on the lower right sleeve of the service tunic by NS-RKB enlisted ranks. Very deep navy blue cloth armband with machine woven NS-RKB insignia. Insignia consists of a white bordered, red shield with white bordered, black Iron Cross with white circular centerpiece featuring a black, canted swastika to center. Insignia is machine stitched to armband. And a 3 place medal bar including The Cross of Merit for War Aid was introduced in December of 1916 by King Wilhelm II, who, after rendering it to himself, made the first award of this medal to Field Marshall von Hindenberg. A Combatants Cross of Honor Instituted in July of 1934 by von Hindenburg (resulting in its erroneous designation as the "Hindenburg Cross") to recognize service in WWI. It ranked beneath bravery awards but above other service and campaign awards. and lastly a Nazi (NSDAP) 25 year Long Service medal On January 30th, 1938, Hitler instituted the Faithful Service Decoration, in three classes, to recognize long-serving civil servants and public works personnel. The decorations were intended to be an incentive for the civilian population to foster workplace loyalty and create a stable civil service. The three classes of the decoration consisted of the special class for fifty years of continuous service with the same employer in the free economic system, the first class decoration for forty years of service, and the second class for twenty-five years service. All three classes followed the same basic design, with minor variations. A fantastic grouping from a NS-RKB MEMBER who was a WWI Veteran all came from the same person. In good worn condition some  loss to silver finish. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.    

  • Original WWII German Scarce Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer’s Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German Scarce Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer's Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Army Mobilization Order of March 12TH 1937, introduced a wide variety of armbands that were worn to identify personnel performing specific duties or functions for the Armed Forces. Most of the armbands were worn on the upper left sleeve of uniformed or non-uniformed personnel and were only worn while the individual was performing the specific duty or function identified by the armband. The Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer’s armband was worn by personnel assisting military Medical and/or Red Cross personnel in the execution of removing the wounded from the field.  Later pattern, roughly, 10cm tall, 42cm long, loosely woven white cotton/rayon blend construction armband with machine woven, black, Gothic script in two lines to the obverse, "Hilfs=Krankenträger", (Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer). The script is encompassed by a machine woven, black, rectangular, simulated rope like border. Both the top and bottom edges of the armband have interwoven rows of reinforcement stitching. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE!

  • Original WWII German “In Service Of The German Army” Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German "Im Dienst der Deutschen Wehrmacht". (In Service of the German Armed Forces).  Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Army Mobilization Order of March 12TH 1937, introduced a wide variety of armbands that were worn to identify personnel performing specific duties or functions for the Armed Forces. Most of the armbands were worn on the upper left sleeve of uniformed or non-uniformed personnel and were worn only while the individual was performing the specific duty or function identified by the armband. The"Im Dienst der Deutschen Wehrmacht". (In Service of the German Armed Forces) armband was one of the armbands introduced with the Army Mobilization Order of March 12TH 1937 and was designed for wear by non-uniformed personnel serving with the Armed Forces. Of Note: New regulations of October 1ST 1941 restricted wear of this armband to non-uniformed non-combatant personnel. Roughly, 10.5cm tall, 36cm long, woven, white cotton construction armband with screened, black, Gothic script in two lines to the obverse, ""Im Dienst der Deutschen Wehrmacht". (In Service of the German Armed Forces). . The top and bottom edges of the armband have interwoven rows of reinforcement stitching and the reverse of the armband has a machine stitched, vertical seam. In good but worn condition some soiling. Nice example issued with expected used U.S. Veteran bring-back condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.