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The Kriegsmarine was the name of the German Navy during the Nazi regime (19351945). It superseded the Kaiserliche Marine of World War I and the post-war Reichsmarine.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.

This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of MilitaryItems.com, a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.

  1. German WWII Stickpin Anatomy
  2. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  3. RZM manufacturing codes
  4. LDO manufacturing codes
  5. Construction materials
  6. Pins, hinges and other
  7. Perspective view
  8. Purchasing a WWII German Stickpin

The back of the stick pin is marked with GES GESCH in the bottom section. There is a manufacturing marking which reads ELM. The pin 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 considered.

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.


The value for the German WWII Stick pins and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Value $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 $40.00 $40.00 $45.00 $45.00 $50.00 $50.00 $55.00 $55.00 $60.00 $60.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
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May 16th, 2017
Germany produced a large variety of stickpins for various purposes. Now they make great collectibles. The item featured here is hard to find. In general its appreciation has been good. It is expected that this value trend will continue.

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