• 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 postcard, canceled in Munich on October 23, 1937, says: 'Wir dienen dem deutschen Volke
    Erster Deutscher Beamtentag in der Hauptstadt der Bewegung'

    (We serve the German People
    First German Officials Day in the Capital of the Movement).
    ]

    [Below: Reverse of postcard showing eagle cancel. It says 'Erster deutscher Beamtentag - hauptstadt der Bewegung' (First German Civil Servants Day - Capital of the Movement)]

    [Below: This is so unusual and neat. It looks to be some sort of award.]

    [Below: Here's an envelope for a telegram (there is a version of this envelope in black instead of red).]

    [Below: Reverse. It says: 'Inliegend Telegramm - Ferngespräche mit Voranmeldung werden erst aufgeführt, wenn die verlangte Person sprechbereit ist' (Telegram enclosed - Long-distance calls with advance notice are not listed until the requested person is available to speak).]

    [Below: The telegram. It says: 'Zur Vermaehlung Herzliche Glueckwuensche' (Congratulations on the marriage).]

    [Below: 'Der Schulungsbrief' (The Training Letter). This is cool looking! It's a cultural magazine about German/European history. The cover says 'Wehr-Wille und Kraft' (Defense, Will and Strength). I have a few of these magazines and have considered scanning them, does anyone want to see them? Email me and I'll try to find the time to scan them.]

    [Below: Reverse.]

    [Below: This is from a 'Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt' (National Socialist People's Welfare) indentification card. 'Personalausweis' just means 'Identity Card']

    [Below: Here is a 'de-nazified' eagle with its swastika removed. What a hateful, racist bird!]

    [Below: Here's some art from Triumph of the Will.]

    [Below: This is a pin for the German Homeowner's Association (DSB). Definitely an organization you don't see material from very often.]

    [Below: German Homeowner's Association (DSB) membership book.]

    [Below: Dues stamps within the German Homeowner's Association (DSB) membership book.]

    [Below: German Homeowner's Association (DSB) stamps.]

    [Below: Here's a Todt Organization salary register from 1943-45. This has something to do with money for clothing. For such a huge organization material from this group seldom surfaces.]

    [Below: Check out the Todt Organization ink stamp. You definitely don't see that every day.]

    [Below: Close-up.]

    [Below: Campaign Shield - Narvik.]

    [Below: Campaign Shield - Krim.]

    [Below: Campaign Shield - Cholm.]

    [Below: Campaign Shield - Demjansk.]

    [Below: Campaign Shield - Kuban.]

    [Below: Pretty innocent-looking envelope with a couple of common Adolf Hitler postage stamps... but check out the back of this.]

    [Below: Reverse. A very neat-looking gold Luftwaffe eagle.]

    [Below: Close-up.]

    [Below: This booklet says: 'Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gemeinschaft
    Dem nassen Tode entrissen
    Grundschein'

    (German Life Saving Association
    Snatched from wet death
    Basic License)
    .]

    [Below: This organization was formed in 1913 and is currently the largest voluntary water rescue organization in the world. According to the internet they 'teach swimming and self-rescue, educate people about the dangers of swimming and how to avoid them, teach and train rescue swimming, basic and advanced training in first aid, help and technical safety support for water related activities, providing lifeguards at public places, perform rescue related exercises and water sports competitions, environmental protection at, on and in water, cooperation with German civil defense, international response units...'.

    Okay, let's look at Gerda Jahn Klingenthal. Check it out she lives on Adolf Hitler street! How cool would that be? Unfortunately there is a piece of paper stuck to the bottom part with the leader's signature, but I wonder why this guy was in the Waffen-SS and head of the German Life Saving Association? Hmmm...]

    [Below: The eagle for this group is very lacking. It needs a swastika badly.]

    [Below: Ink stamp of the eagle.]

    [Below: Back of booklet.]

    [Below: The eagle above finally got its swastika! Here is a stunning German Life Saving Association medal. It says: 'Für Rettung aus Gefahr' (For Rescue from Danger)]

    [Below: Now here is something rare and super cool. This is an envelope and letter from the Office of the Führer of the National Socialist Worker's Party -- Adolf Hitler! It is from August 25, 1942. The cancel says:
    'Vorsicht mit feuer in wald und heide' (Be careful with fire in forest and heath). Beneath the eagle seal it says 'Frei durch Ablösung Reich' (Free within the Reich), this is found on all government mail.]

    [Below: Close-up of seal.]

    [Below: The letter inside. It is very rare to find an Adolf Hitler envelope with a letter inside. It's pretty difficult to find an envelope like this, let alone with a letter inside. Let's look at the letter, it says:
    'Sehr geehrte Frau Edler!
    Hiermit bestätige ich Ihnen den Eingang Ihrer dem Führer unter dem 23. und 30. Juli erneut übermittelten Geldspenden, die - wie bisher - dem Sonderkonto des Führers für allgemeine Hildsmassnahmen zugeführt wurden.'

    (Dear Ms. Edler! I hereby confirm receipt of the monetary donations you sent to the Führer on July 23rd and 30th, which - as before - were transferred to the Führer's special account for general aid measures.)]

    [Below: Close-up of the embossed seal.]

    [Below: Here's an example of a different letterhead.]

    [Below: Art from a postcard for the 'First People of Austria's Christmas in the Year of the Homecoming'.]

    [Below: An eagle in prison inside a museum display. No doubt some system museum. Poor guy... one day we'll free him.]

    [Below: A neat-looking Waffen-SS seal from an envelope.]

    [Below: NSKK eagles from metal fender pennants on vehicles.]

    [Below: Sheet of donation stamps from 1936-37 for the 'Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes' (Winter Relief of the German People). These say 'Die kameradschaft über windet die not' (Comradeship Overcomes Adversity).]

    [Below: Close-up. These are cool and very rare.]

    [Below: This is a German work book. A very powerful eagle.]

    [Below: A page inside the book. I love how they put the eagle lightly in the background on every page of this.]

    [Below: Here is a selection of rather rare revenue stamps. This particular one is from 1936 and I'm unsure what it was used for. It says 'Prussian Stamp Mark' on it...]

    [Below: This is a medical revenue from Vienna. It has a rather odd little stamp. On the bottom of the stamp it says 'Krankenscheingebühr' (Sickness certificate fee). These stamps, especially on a document, are quite scarce.]

    [Below: Close-up.]

    [Below: This is a medical revenue from Kutno, a town in central Poland (during the German occupation).]

    [Below: Another medical revenue stamp like that above, except this time used in Berlin.]

    [Below: Okay, not an eagle, but I'm not going to be the one to tell him! This is a rare NSFK (Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps/National Socialist Flying Corps) stamp.]

    [Below: I'm unsure what these revenue stamps were used for... anyone have any idea? 'Beitragsmarke' means Contribution Mark.]

    [Below: Here is a 1937 block of four stamps from the Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise). That is one long name!]

    [Below: This rather odd-looking stamp was apparently used on postal money orders. 'Aufgabestempel' just means 'posting stamp'...]

    [Below: This is a very cool enameled pistol shooting award badge. There are various badges like this but with different years on them.]

    [Below: Here are a few examples of other awards like that above. This is a 1944 pistol shooting award badge. The drop in quality is very noticeable, no doubt due to war shortages. This is made from zinc, an emergency alloy the Germans used for many badges and medals in the final years. Even coins were eventually made from zinc.]

    [Below: Here is another 1944 pistol shooting award badge. Again. Better quality than the above badge, but still not worthy of the original.]

    [Below: Photo exhibition showcasing combat photos of Waffen-SS soldiers on the Eastern Front. Paris, France, January 1944. 'La Waffen SS Combat Pour L'Europe' (The Waffen SS Fights For Europe). What's up with that weird swastika on that flag? Its arms are too short...]

    [Below: This magical and beautiful eagle is part of a funeral sash for an SA man. It must have been someone of some importance. This thing is gorgeous.]

    [Below: This eagle is from the center of a flag for the National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise (Reichsbund für Leibesübungen, or simply NSRL).]

    [Below: This bronze plaque probably has something to do with Austrian Anschluss or liberation of the Sudetenland.]

    [Below: Heinrich Himmler stationary.]

    [Below: 'Staatsdruckerei Wien - Probedruck' (Vienna State Printing Office - Trial Print). This is taken from the front of a very rare folder containing an imperforate trial postage stamp, probably presented to someone in the government. The postage stamp within the folder, in an imperforate state, is obscenely rare, not even listed in the most respected and complete catalog of German stamps. The stamp design itself was released on September 16, 1941 and shows a design called 'View from the upper Belvedere' (12+8 pf). The Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces the Orangery, and the Palace Stables.]

    [Below: Here is the stamp discussed above, except this is the common perforated version.]

    [Below: Donation bookplate-vignette for an SA Unit in Austria, 1935.]

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    [Below: 'Deutsches Geschäft' (German Business). This is a very cool.]

    [Below: Some cigar/cigarette tax stamps.]

    [Below: A strange eagle graces this postcard advertising German Culture Days in Pommerania - Pasewalk, October 1937.]

    [Below: Here is a sharp-winged eagle from a cancel from German occupied Amsterdam, Adolf Hitler's 55th birthday, April 20, 1944.]

    [Below: This is a souvenir sheet from June 1935 (Eastern Europe Stamp Exhibition in Konigsberg) showing an eagle outline on the 6 denomination. This sheet was originally released with acidic gum containing sulfuric acid, therefore many sheets show staining or even damage from the acid eating away the paper. Normally collectors want gum intact, but in this case it is perfectly acceptable to have no gum on this sheet, in fact it is preferable. Early on collectors soaked the gum off of some of these sheets protecting them for the future.]

    [Below: Sheet of 1943 10th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's assumption of leadership.]

    [Below: A postcard advertising a 'Postwertzeichen-Werbe Schau'(Literally a 'Postage Stamp Advertising Show' i.e. a stamp show) held by the Strength through Joy (KdF) organization. 3 pf value.]

    [Below: A postcard advertising a 'Postwertzeichen-Werbe Schau'(Literally a 'Postage Stamp Advertising Show' i.e. a stamp show) held by the Strength through Joy (KdF) organization. 6 pf value.]

    [Below: This eagle represented the Sudeten German Party in Czechoslovakia, which was eventually banned by the corrupt Czech government.]

    [Below: Believe it or not, there were National Socialist parties in Czechoslovakia during WWII. Massive ones. There is video footage of Czech rallies that are massive. They used a variety of symbols, this eagle is one of them. This says 'Mladeži ceška volame te' (Czech Youths Love You).]