Item Description
This is the last of the items I have
to list on IOFFER - when they are gone, there are no more...
This is an early silver party pin that
is a step above the regular ‘stamped” out pins that
were available. It is more akin to a shield, and is solid and
silver colored metal. The pin is a huge 1 and 7/8ths of an inch
tall. It has a very strong pin, whereas some of the Nurnberg pins
have a “tinnie” type feel and cheaper pin assembly.
This variant is thick, solid and is more like a badge for uniform
wear in appearance and heft. As to history.
There had actually been a decline in
Rally support in the year 1928, and no rally was held that year,
although there were some 160,000 member rallies held the year
before. But in 1929 Hitler got a boost from supporters in Germany's
industrial sector and he won over the Stalhelm political party for
support as well, so a new Rally was planned. This was the first
rally since 1926.
The 1929 rally began on August the 2
nd and was held in Nurmberg. There was the traditional
flag ceremony where 25 new SA standards and eleven new storm flags
were carried by the SA that were present at the Munich putsch
(stained with the blood of the men wounded in the street fighting
at that event - remember the Ferherrenhalle).
The Nazi party charged about 50
phennig for the rally pins, and quality varied. You will not find a
better one out there. The next rally would not be held until
Detlev Niemann places the value within
his 2008, edition 3 masterpiece work at $160.00 in his 2008,
Edition 3 book.
No defects, solid badge, mild