Begleitkommando Armband

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Begleitkommando Armband

Post by Nathan Aweigh » 10 Jul 2020 00:48

Hello everybody!

I recently acquired an armband that seems unusual to me because it doesn't have the typical swastika displayed prominently. Instead, it bears the word "Begleitkommando," which as near as I can tell has something to do with Hitler's bodyguard. Underneath the title, it says "Reichshandwerkertag" which seems to indicate a craftsman or artisan profession.

Below that is a stamp with the words, "Reichsbetriebsgemeinschaft," "handwerf," and "Der Leiter."

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Dos anyone have any idea what this is?
Many thanks for your time!

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Re: Begleitkommando Armband

Post by GregSingh » 10 Jul 2020 12:31

The Craftsmen Day was an annual event from 1935 to 1939.
This armband belonged to an official guide/escort volunteer.

In 1935, the Master Craftsman was a 35yo plumber from Berlin - W.G. Schmidt.

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Re: Begleitkommando Armband

Post by rlimike » 10 Jul 2020 13:00

Nice find of a scarce armband.

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Re: Begleitkommando Armband

Post by Hans1906 » 10 Jul 2020 15:13

Good evening Nathan,

the stamp reads:

Reichsbetriebsgemeinschaft
Handwerk
Der Leiter


Ärmelband probably from the "Deutsche Arbeitsfront".

Link: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Arbeitsfront


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Has nothing to do with Hitler at all, ordinary stuff, worn by members of the DAF.
Value: Whatever a collector likes to pay...

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Re: Begleitkommando Armband

Post by Hans1906 » 10 Jul 2020 15:38

rlimike wrote:
10 Jul 2020 13:00
Nice find of a scarce armband.
Nonsense!

Stuff you will find on most of the german flea markets, original, and reproduced, whatever...

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Re: Begleitkommando Armband

Post by von thoma » 10 Jul 2020 16:31

I can't find another example of this kind of DAF armband ,I personally doubt its originality.....and more without any comparative test.
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Re: Begleitkommando Armband

Post by rlimike » 10 Jul 2020 20:43

Hans1906 wrote:
10 Jul 2020 15:38
rlimike wrote:
10 Jul 2020 13:00
Nice find of a scarce armband.
Nonsense!

Stuff you will find on most of the german flea markets, original, and reproduced, whatever...

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Hans, show another.

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Re: Begleitkommando Armband

Post by Nathan Aweigh » 30 Jul 2020 15:20

Thanks for your input, everybody! It's nice to know a little more about the armband and its history.

Have a great day!

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