WWII GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE HAT EAGLE PIN -
The Kriegsmarine was the name of the German Navy during the Nazi regime (1935–1945). It superseded the
Kaiserliche Marine of World War I and the post-war Reichsmarine. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official
branches of the Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany.
The design of the pin consists of a gold Kriegsmarine eagle with the wings fully spread. A wreath with a
swastika in the center is placed at its feet. The eagle was attached to a hat.
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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 back of the stick pin is marked with GES GESCH in the bottom section. There
which reads ELM.
is attached to a circular structure which is then attached 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 German 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.