GERMAN TINNIES OF WWII
Tinnies were quite abundant in Germany during the Third Reich. They were primarily manufactured from pop-metal and
plastic. They were handed out to individuals for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it may have been for attending
a political rally, celebrating labor day, Mother's day, etc.
The quality of construction of the tinnies varies. some are of very low quality, which easily degrade over time, while
others are the opposite. Nice detailing all around and with quality similar to that afforded to combat badges.
some of the production of tinnies was regulated by the RZM. These tinnies will have a designation of M9. Additional
markings may be found in the back portion. It is important to notice that not all tinnies were marked. All tinnies
had a pin that allowed them to be attached to a shirt, hat or other piece of clothing.
Tinnies employed a great deal of symbology. Even when it is not clear for which event the item was issued it may
be possible to make an educated guess based on the graphics that were built on the design. Often times the
name of the city and the year in which the event took place are identified. in addition to that there may be
images of things such as farm tools or industry, which normally indicate a Labor day celebration.
The following section shows example of tinnies that were issued during WWII. Whenever possible the items are
identified. In addition to that we provide a comprehensive price guide so that the visitor can find out the
value of the different tinnies. We also provide an estimated index of the potential appreciation of the German
tinnies in the future. All data covers a period from 2006 to the present.
This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of
a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality
military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.