• Note: The Reichsadler, or National Eagle, was originally intended to face the right when used as a national symbol, and to the left when used for a NSDAP symbol, but somewhere along the line, they abandoned this concept, as you will see below.

    [Below: This is a 1937 Reichs Party Day postcard celebrating 10 years.]

    [Below: This is a 1938 Reichs Party Day postcard using the same eagle art.]

    [Below: 'Aufwärts zur Erbgesundheit durch die N.S. Volkswohlfahrt' = 'Upward To Hereditary Health by the N.S. People's Welfare'.]

    [Below: 'In Memory of the National Socialist Revolution'.]

    [Below: This is a Reichsparty Day postcard, but oddly it is undated.]

    [Below: 1936 five Reichsmark silver coin.]

    [Below: 1933 commemorative coin.]

    [Below: Another undated Reichs Party Day postcard.]

    [Below: Wow, looks magical...]

    [Below: This eagle was at the end of a 1935 Christmas in Berlin film.]

    [Below: This is the Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring's 2nd model insignia.]

    [Below: A beautiful marble/bronze desk eagle.]

    [Below: Here is a template from the Gustav Fischer company for a Luftwaffe cape. The strange feathered section at the lower right was to be sewn onto the eagle to give it added depth.]

    [Below: Here's an eagle from a 1936 Olympic games edition of Die Woche.]

    [Below: Here's an eagle from a silver gravy boat from the Reich Chancellery (Reichskanzlei).]

    [Below: A Hitler Youth eagle.]

    [Below: Okay, not exactly an eagle, but who is complaining? This is an NSFK book.]

    [Below: Inside of NSFK book.]

    [Below: A fantastic wooden eagle.]

    [Below: A very... well rather crude, sad eagle. I feel kinda sorry for him. He is kinda cute in a pathetic way. Anyway, this is an NS book catalogue.]

    [Below: This is a beautiful deluxe telegram folder. April 18, 1935.]

    [Below: Inside telegram folder.]

    [Below: Back of telegram folder.]

    [Above: Postcard showing the state headquarters of Blood and Soil in Goslar, a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the foot of the Harz mountains.]

    [Below: Blood and Soil eagle.]

    [Below: Ration coupons for marmalade and sugar.]

    [Below: 1941 receipt for old clothing and textile collection drive.]

    [Below: A 1936 police document - 'Führungszeugnis' means 'Criminal Record'. Look closely at the green tax stamp on the bottom, the eagle is also at the very top, but super small.]

    [Below: A 1941 police document - 'Führungszeugnis' means 'Criminal Record'. Note that this document has a different tax stamp then that above. Front.]

    [Below: A 1941 police document - 'Führungszeugnis' means 'Criminal Record'. Note that this document has a different tax stamp then that above. Reverse.]

    [Below: This fairly odd paper says 'Universal Rechen und Raumlehrmittel' and translates as 'Universal arithmetic and spatial teaching aid'. Front.]

    [Below: This fairly odd paper says 'Universal Rechen und Raumlehrmittel' and translates as 'Universal arithmetic and spatial teaching aid'. Reverse.]

    [Below: This is a postcard depicting a unique eagle from the NS Rechtswahrerbund, or National Socialist Legal Guardian Association, or perhaps National Socialist Association of Lawyers.]

    [Below: Here is a picture of an engraving found on a eating utensil from the NS Rechtswahrerbund.]

    [Below: The symbol of the NS Rechtswahrerbund.]

    [Below: Wow, this is cool seeing the Rechtswahrerbund eagle at a rally.]

    [Below: 'Die Grundsteinlegung des hauses des Deutschen Rechts in München. Hinter dem Grundstein die handwerksmeister. Im Anmarsch: die Universitätsprofessoren.' (The laying of the foundation stone of the House of German Law in Munich. Behind the foundation stone, the master craftsmen. Arriving: the university professors.). Circa 1936.]

    [Below: Here is an interesting letterhead from the NS Rechtswahrerbund, except... it was used in May 31, 1947! Look closely at the eagle and symbol - it has been blotted out, but you can clearly still see it. A lot of pre-printed papers of all types were left over after the war and the childish and vengeful Allies used many ways to get rid of the symbols of National Socialism. Look below for another example.]

    [Below: Close-up.]

    [Below: Here is a postcard that has been defaced by the Allies, but you can still clearly see it says Police President in Berlin. They've created a new seal, very generic and boring, to try to replace the mighty eagle and swastika. August 31, 1948.]

    [Below: Close-up.]

    [Below: Here's the back, which I've reproduced here for no reason other than just because.]

    [Below: This postcard bears a beautiful cancel celebrating the fortifications of the Westwall.]

    [Below: Banner hanging in the Reichschancellory.]

    [Below: A certificate for the donation of metal.]

    [Below: A certificate for the donation of fabric.]

    [Below: Another certificate, this time for wool and fur and winter clothing, no eagle here, but I didn't think you woud mind since it is such a charming piece. It says 'Certificate - In the Name of the Führer I thank...']

    [Below: This is an official NSDAP document. It says 'Anstellung des Schrankenwärter-Anwärters...' (Employment of the crossing keeper applicant).

    Note: The word 'Schrankenwärter' describes an occupation that is no longer needed in our days. It means 'crossing keeper'. The 'Schrankenwärter' was responsible for closing and opening the gates at a crossing before and after a train was passing by.

    [Below: This is a 'Kaufantrag für Motorräder' (Purchase request for motorcycles).]

    [Below: Beautiful German Third Reich lottery ticket held by the NSDAP, circa 1933.]

    [Below: Beautiful German Third Reich lottery ticket held by the NSDAP, circa 1934.]

    [Below: Beautiful German Third Reich lottery ticket held by the NSDAP, circa 1935.]

    [Below: Beautiful German Third Reich lottery ticket held by the Luftshutz (Air Defense), circa 1934. No eagle, but it does have a guy shooting at birds.]

    [Below: Third Reich lottery ticket circa 1935.]

    [Below: Stamp on the back of lottery ticket above.]

    [Below: Third Reich lottery ticket circa 1939.]

    [Below: Stamp on the back of lottery ticket above.]

    [Below: Here is a Third Reich lottery ticket from Bohemia and Moravia (what was once Czechoslovakia). Sorry no eagle, but still neat.]

    [Below: Here is a philatelic envelope from 1940 with overprinted Hindenburg stamps for occupied Poland. It has some interesting eagles...]

    [Below: Here is an interesting booklet for stamp collectors from 1946. It had a pretty cool graphic combining the Third Reich and Fascist Italy.]

    [Below: Close-up.]

    [Below: Third Reich stock certificate from 1938. Note the huge eagle in the background.]

    [Below: Third Reich stock certificate from 1938. These are the actual coupons that mature from 1938-1946. Note the embossed eagle seal.]

    [Below: Third Reich stock certificate from 1939. Note the 'Gott mit Uns' style eagles and the embossed eagle seal.]

    [Below: Third Reich stock certificate from 1939. Another huge eagle in the background and an embossed eagle seal.]

    [Below: Okay all you Accipitridae lovers out there (the scientific name for eagles-trust me, I looked it up for you so that I would appear clever). I have a special treat for you today. This is a folder from the German firm Amersdorffer which was presented to the government with various embossed eagle proofs or specimens (in German a specimen would be referred to as a 'Muster' or sample/specimen). Amersdorffer itself was a Nuremberg company which produced invitations and tickets for the Reichs Party Day rallies. As you can see, their products were spectacular! I cannot explain to you how beautiful and precise these are in person. My scanner cannot do them justice. For example, the tiniest embossed eagle is so small and detailed that the scanner could not begin to capture it, but if you look at it through a high powered magnifying glass it is perfectly detailed. I'm not even sure we could produce something as perfect and amazing as this in today's modern world.
    Anyway, regarding the folder shown below. First it is made of a beautiful thick parchment paper (it measures approximately 12X9 inches or 30x22cm). The embossed eagle and seal, as you can feast your eyes on below, is superb. Truly a work of art.]

    [Below: Here's a close-up of the seal. Wow. It says 'Nürnberg - Stadt der Reichsparteitage' or 'Nuremberg - State of the Reichs Party Day'.]

    [Below: Here's the example of eagles within. They are affixed to a heavy black cardbaord piece. It is extremely interesting to see this behind the scenes work. Here we get to see the process of approving and designing eagles.]

    [Below: I scanned the little eagle above the best I could. Under a magnifying glass it is much better looking.]

    [Below: This one is gorgeous. The detail on the wreath is superb and the eagle radiates 'STRONG'.]

    [Below: A beautiful example of an embossed eagle.]

    [Below: This card was apparently given to soldiers on the field with a copy of Mein Kampf. It says: 'Ein kleiner Dank des Führers an seine Soldaten'. which means 'A small thank you from the Führer to his soldiers']

    [Below: 1938 Reichsparteitag postcard.]

    [Below: 1938 Reichsparteitag postcard, reverse.]

    [Below: Close-up.]

    [Below: Here is an embossed proof of the 1938 Party Day artwork. This design was struck in many different metals and used on day badges (tinnies), table medals (large coin-like 'medals' not to be worn but cased and perhaps displayed), and postcards. This was also made by the German firm Amersdorffer, but is not a part of the above folder presentation.]

    [Below: Close-up.]

    [Below: Reverse.]

    [Below: Here is an example of another 1938 Reichsparteitag postcard utilizing the above design.]

    [Below: This poster says 'Gleiches Blut gehört in ein gemeinsames Reich - Adolf Hitler.' (Like blood belongs in a common kingdom).]

    [Below: This is a rare proof example of the program for the 1938 Reichsparteitag. This is for the 'NS-Kampfspiele' (National Socialist Combat Games). Front.]

    [Below: Reverse.]

    [Below: This magnificent letter was an invitation card from Hermann Göring and his future wife Emmy Sonnemann to an event on April 9th.]

    [Below: Very cool embossed and highly detailed eagle above.]

    [Below: A lavish Red Cross gathering.]

    [Below: A different view of the above Red Cross gathering.]

    [Below: Red Cross nurses at a gathering.]

    [Below: A 1941 Red Cross drive.]

    [Below: 1938 shooting award from the Tirol region. That is one angry looking eagle!]

    [Below: 1940 NSDAP yearbook (Nationalsozialistisches Jahrbuch).]

    [Below: Here is a strange eagle from an insurance advertisement within the 1940 NSDAP yearbook -- 'Vergessen sie über dem Heute die Zukunft nicht' means 'Don't forget about the future today'.]

    [Below: This is a sort of gorget that was worn by factory security.]

    [Below: An eagle with a DAF cog wheel.]

    [Below: Wow, this is a cool picture. The girl here is at the 1936 Olympics selling postcards. What a neat looking armband -- this eagle design was used during the Olympics.]

    [Below: Here is the postcard the girl above is holding. There are two versions of this, a 6+4 and a 15+10.]

    [Below: Here is an eagle from a Knight's Cross award folder!]

    [Below: Wow, what a picture... breathtaking.]