WWII German Stickpin - 50 Year Veteran -
This is a German WWII stick pin. These items were issued to military, civilian and political individuals for various reasons.In the case of military personnel, a stickpin was given along with a full size award. The soldier could wear the stick pin instead of having to sport the full size badge.
Veteran's associations were established during the Third Reich as a means to provide
assistance to soldiers who had served their country in previous wars. Hitler himself was a
veteran of WWI.
This stickpin was issued to soldiers who served in the Armed forces for 50 years.
The design consists of an oval wreath with a circular shape at the crest. An enamel shield
is placed in the center with each corner touching a section of the wreath. A tri-color flag
rests at the bottom of the shield. A light house is placed above the flag. The number of years
of service is displayed inside the circle.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German Stick Pins. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German stickpin worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the Stickpins is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
stick pins in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The civilian and political stickpins were usually issued as an indication that the person had attended an event, or to indicate the affiliation to a particular group.
The back of the stickpin is marked with GES GESCH, which indicates a trademark. The
pin is attached directly
to the main body.
Collecting Third Reich Stickpins
Collecting Third Reich memorabilia is a field that has been growing since the days the GI's rummaged around Europe
bringing back military souvenirs. German soldiers wore many of their awards on their uniforms when they went to
battle. Once the soldier was killed or captured, the American soldiers would take the awards as war trophies.
Eventually all these pieces came back to the United States where military history enthusiasts began to collect them.
In trying to determine if you should collect WWII Derman Stickpins there are certain factors that should be
The adjacent table outlines some of the advantages and disadvantages of collecting the stickpins.
This stickpin may be currently being
reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to
be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving.
The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the
manufacturing of this badge. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine
the authenticity of the badge.
If you have an interest is seeing other stick pins of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
to our WWII German Stick Pins
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe),
Political, Police and many other items.