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NS Frauenschaft Badges

Post by Matt Gibbs » 27 Jun 2005 23:58

Hi there folks;
I am interested in getting some images of these that ARE in peoples collections, for details of maker marks etc.
I am looking into collecting a few of these different types and the more I find out the more there seems to know.
If anyone can recommend any good sources for these also I would be interested to know!
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BAdge in Wear

Post by Matt Gibbs » 29 Jun 2005 21:57

Ok, where is everyone..?
Now a challenge, anyone seen photos of these in wear or on ID photos..??
I'd be interested to see any.
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Post by Vikki » 01 Jul 2005 03:12

Matt,

Are you referring to Frauenschaft badges? I would call most of them "badges" rather than "awards," since most of the varying styles indicate the period of issue, and the borderless or coloured-border variants denote simple membership or service in the Organization's staff at a regional level (Ort, Kreis, Gau, or Reich).

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Awards/Badges

Post by Matt Gibbs » 01 Jul 2005 06:33

Ja Fraulein,
You are right, I did not even notice I had called them "awards" in my post! [now changed]. :D

You are exact in what I was thinking about, the different types of memebr badges and staff badges, how they interrelate to the national structure of party organisation and in fact anything to do with the badges! :)


I am busy looking myself and will be putting any relevant info here for others.

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Re: Awards/Badges

Post by Vikki » 01 Jul 2005 07:53

Good stuff! I'd love to see information here, as there's so little interest or knowledge in the "women's" badges! I think that's because there seem to be such a plethora of the Frauenschaft badges, that it looks mind-boggling at first glance. But when you know the history of them, and relate them to the colour scheme of other Partei insignia, it's not so confusing at all. Okay, if I sound like some fanatic on them, it's probably because I am---I think they're one of the most attractive set of badges of the Third Reich, and they're one of the first things I started collecting seriously.

I have some photos of a few pieces in my collection that a friend scanned for me (and they ARE in my collection---I think I get what you mean by that :D ), but I can't figure out how to transfer the pictures from my files to the Forum. I should be getting a scanner this weekend, so I'll be glad to post a few from my collection---if I don't blow up my computer in the process!

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Badge Group

Post by Matt Gibbs » 04 Jul 2005 16:53

Hello there
Badge from my collection aquired with a group including the NSF members Party Membership Book
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Post by -Koj- » 04 Jul 2005 18:59

Hello Matt Gibbs,
I´ve only a photo from a grouping of a "Betriebsfest der Deutschen Arbeitsfront".

at far right...

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 04 Jul 2005 19:29

Many thanks Koj!
Very interesting picture. Have you id'd anyone..?
I wouldn't want to argue with the badge wearing Frau! :D

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Maker

Post by Matt Gibbs » 04 Jul 2005 23:36

I was asked what the maker of my badge was and it is marked on the back with the usual RZM and then M1/120 which is Wilhelm Deumer, Lüdenscheid who made a lot of quality enamel badges. These are also known to several other makers.

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Post by Vikki » 05 Jul 2005 04:07

The woman in the photo could be wearing a DAF Women's Badge, since these were also triangular in shape, and since the photo is labelled as being of the DAF. The circular badge above the triangular one could be a Party pin or, depending on the date, a Type I Frauenschaft badge, which resembled a regular Party pin but were only issued in 1933.

And I don't think I'd want to argue with the woman behind her, either! :D

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 05 Jul 2005 16:54

Hi there;
Yes, I missed the obvious there Fraulein! You're right and of course they could indeed be the DAF Womens organisation pins, and as this is a DAF meeting that likelyhood increases greatly.
I'm shortly to be recieving one of these DAF pins so I will put up a comparison picture when I can.
Nice to know someone else is interested in this area! :D
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Post by Vikki » 06 Jul 2005 23:29

Matt,

Very nice Leader's badge you're getting with that grouping!

Following are some photos of Type I and II badges---that's all I could manage tonight. Will post some more photos of Type III badges (the same type as yours) tomorrow.

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Type I Frauenschaft badge (1933)
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Type II Frauenschaft Members' Badges (1934-1938)
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Post by Vikki » 07 Jul 2005 03:47

Type II Frauenschaft Leaders' Badges--1934-1938
Blue=Ort Level, Black=Kreis Level (later changed to White for Kreis Level in 1939), Red=Gau Level, Yellow=Reich Level
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Post by Matt Gibbs » 07 Jul 2005 08:13

Great pictures of those badges, nice collection, especially the high level leaders ones! Looking forward to seeing more, personally I like the type 3's the most :)
The earlier membership badges were in 3 sizes for a reason I guess..?? Was this to do with the Jungmadel/BDM/NSF relationship, between the organisations.?
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