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The Weimar Republic (Weimarer Republik) was established on November 9, 1918, after the November Revolution. The November Revolution was the result of the imminent German First World War defeat and the general population's growing frustration with the monarchy. The civil conflict resulted in Emperor Wilhelm II renouncing all claims to the throne of Prussia and the German Empire in a statement of abdication. Soon after the other German monarchs resigned as dukes and princes. The revolutionary period lasted from November 1918 to August 1919 when the Weimar Constitution was created. The constitution replaced the German Empire's monarchy with the democratic parliamentary republic. On February 11, 1919, Friedrich Ebert, head of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, was elected as the first president.
On March 6, 1919, a provisional Reichswehr (German armed forces) was created. After the limitations of the Treaty of Versailles, the Reichswehr's official formation took place on January 1, 1921. The Reichswehr was divided into the Reichsheer (army) and the Reichsmarine (navy). Whenever the Treaty of Versailles tied the Reichswehr's hands it left its national defenses to the Freikorps. The Freikorps were also called the "Black Reichswehr" as they operated as a sort of "secret" army outside of the Versailles Treaty limits. The Reichswehr also maintained close contact with the Stahlhelm and Kyffhäuserbund veteran organizations.
On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The Reichstag Fire occurred on February 27, 1933, and president Paul von Hindenburg, on the advice of Hitler, issued the Reichstag Fire Decree. An election was then scheduled on March 5, 1933, and the NSDAP obtained 17 million votes and 44% of the parliamentary seats. On March 15, 1933, the Enabling Act was introduced and passed eight days later. The Enabling Act essentially allowed Hitler to single handedly make and pass laws that could explicitly violate individual rights prescribed in the Weimar Constitution. This marked the end of the Weimar Republic and the start of the Third Reich era.

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Awards & Medals

Prussian Veteran's award 25 year Long Service

Prussian Veteran's award 25 year Long Service


Preussischer Landes Kriegerverband. Small damage to the silk. ... See More
Item Number:    Ti-32509
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $79.95 USD
DRA Sports Badge in Bronze by W. Jenna

DRA Sports Badge in Bronze by W. Jenna


A Deutsche Reichssportabzeichen für Leibesübungen (1917-1934) in bronze by Wernstien Jena. The bronze grade DRA badge was awarded to men and women between the ages of 18-32 who passed five parts of national fitness test within a 12-month period. It is constructed out of a die struck bronze base that has been bronze washed and burnished. The oval ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-32061
Rating:    NM
Price:    $69.95 USD
Stahlhelmbund Service Entry and Traditions Badge 1924

Stahlhelmbund Service Entry and Traditions Badge 1924


Diensteintritts-und Traditionsabzeichen Stahlhelmbund 1924. Instituted November 13, 1933, by Franz Seldte leader of the Stahlhelmbund, to mark the organizations 15th anniversary. It is constructed out of a die struck alpaca base that has been silver washed and contains black enamel work that has been covered in lacquer coating. The round shaped obverse features a silvered M16 style helmet, that is marked, in black, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-32058
Rating:    NM
Price:    $144.95 USD
Veteran's Hamburg Field Honor Award

Veteran's Hamburg Field Honor Award


Weimar Republic - Deutsches Feld-Ehrenzeichen Hamburg. The award could be applied for and worn to commemorate service in World War I. This semi-official award denoted war service without requiring membership in other veteran organizations. Its awarding and wear was banned in November 1935. It is constructed out of a multi-piece die struck nickel-silver/tombak base that has been silver washed and ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-32024
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $149.95 USD
Der Stahlhelm Membership Pin by W.D.

Der Stahlhelm Membership Pin by W.D.


Der Stahlhelm Abzeichen by W.D. - Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid. The Der Stahlhelm, Bund der Frontsoldaten, was a WWI veterans’ organization, operating as a part of the Black Reichswehr, existing from December 25, 1918 to November 7, 1935. It is constructed out of a die stamped nickel-silver base that has been silver washed and contains black enamel paint work. The obverse features ... Read and See More
Item Number:    PN-31722
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $79.95 USD
Prussian - Landwehr 4yr Long Service Clasp

Prussian - Landwehr 4yr Long Service Clasp


Kingdom of Prussia - Landwehr (Reserve and Territorial Army) 4 Year Long Service 2nd Class Clasp 1842-1913 (Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse). Multi piece stamped enamel painted / sliver washed steel with blue rayon and yellow rayon thread. The obverse features a black rectangular encased “F.W.IV.” (King Friedrich Wilhelm IV) flanked by two Iron crosses, in yellow, on a blue rectangular backing. The ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-31708
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $39.95 USD
3rd Class German Horse Driver Badge in Bronze by Lauer

3rd Class German Horse Driver Badge in Bronze by Lauer


German “R” (Reiter” badge; in bronze; vertical pinback marked “Gesetzlich Geschützt” and maker marked “L. Chr. Lauer Nurnberg, Berlin” on reverse. Measures 50 mm x 40 mm ... See More
Item Number:    M-31128
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $249.95 USD
Bronze Equestrian Badge and Stickpin

Bronze Equestrian Badge and Stickpin


A Deutsches Reiterabzeichen 3. Klasse Bronze mit Miniatur im Etui 1930 by L. Chr. Lauer of Nürnberg-Berlin. The German Rider Badge was introduced in this form on April 9, 1930 by the Reich Association for the Breeding and Testing of German Warmblood. It is constructed out of a die struck bronze base that has been bronze washed and chemically blackened. The oval shaped ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-31127
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $299.95 USD
Imperial Otto Weddigen Commemorative Medal

Imperial Otto Weddigen Commemorative Medal


Kaiserreich Silbermedaille 1914 by M. Ziegler. In commemoration of Otto Weddigen sinking three British armored cruisers HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy on September 22, 1914 by the submarine U9. It is constructed out of a die stamped 900 silver base. The oobverse features the uniformed bust of Captain-Lieutenant Otto von Weddigen (1882-1915), underneath an arched: “Kapitänleutnant Otto Weddigen”, with “Ziegler” to the base. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-30865
Rating:    NM
Price:    $299.95 USD
Bronze Equestrian Badge and Stickpin in Issue Case

Bronze Equestrian Badge and Stickpin in Issue Case


A Deutsches Reiterabzeichen 3. Klasse Bronze mit Miniatur im Etui 1930 by L. Chr. Lauer of Nürnberg-Berlin. The German Rider Badge was introduced in this form on April 9, 1930 by the Reich Association for the Breeding and Testing of German Warmblood. It is constructed out of a die struck bronze base that has been bronze washed and chemically blackened. The oval shaped ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-30837
Rating:    NM/Mint-
Price:    $709.95 USD
Der Stahlhelm Pin

Der Stahlhelm Pin


It is constructed out of a die stamped nickel-silver base that has been silver washed and contains black enamel paint work. The obverse features a M16 style helmet that is marked, in black, with an Iron Cross and “Der Stahlhelm” in gothic script. The hollow back reverse has a soldered on tombak pin. The pin continues to work well. The ... Read and See More
Item Number:    PN-30773
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $59.95 USD
10. Deutsches Sängerbundesfest Wien 1928

10. Deutsches Sängerbundesfest Wien 1928


Franz Schubert tinnie ... See More
Item Number:    Ti-29715
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $19.95 USD
Bicyle tinnie

Bicyle tinnie


1926 1931 5 year anniversary pin for founding event. ... See More
Item Number:    Ti-29408
Rating:    NM
Price:    $49.95 USD
Shooting Medal 1927 Ahlten

Shooting Medal 1927 Ahlten


Local shooting award. ... See More
Item Number:    M-26378
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $39.95 USD
Shooting Award

Shooting Award


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Item Number:    M-26377
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $29.95 USD
Stahlhelmbund Membership Badge 1931

Stahlhelmbund Membership Badge 1931


A Weimar Diensteintritts-und Traditionsabzeichen Stahlhelmbund. Members of the Stahlhelmbund would receive this membership/traditions badge, featuring the date they joined to the obverse. It is constructed out of a die struck two piece tombak base that has been silver washed and contains black enamel and black paint work, under a protective lacquer coating. The round shaped obverse features the Stahlhelmbund ... Read and See More
Item Number:    PN-25615
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $99.95 USD
Stahlhelmbund Membership Badge 1930

Stahlhelmbund Membership Badge 1930


A Weimar Diensteintritts-und Traditionsabzeichen Stahlhelmbund. Members of the Stahlhelmbund would receive this membership/traditions badge, featuring the date they joined to the obverse. It is constructed out of a die struck two piece 935 silver base that has been silver washed and contains black enamel and black paint work, under a protective lacquer coating. The round shaped obverse features the Stahlhelmbund ... Read and See More
Item Number:    PN-25559
Rating:    NM
Price:    $99.95 USD
Stahlhelmbund Membership Badge 1931

Stahlhelmbund Membership Badge 1931


A Weimar Diensteintritts-und Traditionsabzeichen Stahlhelmbund. Members of the Stahlhelmbund would receive this membership/traditions badge, featuring the date they joined to the obverse. It is constructed out of a die struck two piece 935 silver base that has been silver washed and contains black enamel and black paint work, under a protective lacquer coating. The round shaped obverse features the Stahlhelmbund ... Read and See More
Item Number:    PN-25556
Rating:    NM
Price:    $99.95 USD
“Der Stahlhelm” Meeting in Ingolstadt Badge 1978

“Der Stahlhelm” Meeting in Ingolstadt Badge 1978


A 1918-1978 “Der Stahlhelm” Anniversary Meeting Badge in Ingolstadt Badge by Ferdinand Hoffstätter of Bonn am Rhein. It is constructed out of a die struck aluminum base that has been black painted. The shield shaped obverse features; the Der Stahlhelm helmet emblem, above “Ingolstadt 16. Und 17. Sept.” along with an edelweiss flower, that all lied on a black base and ... Read and See More
Item Number:    PN-25555
Rating:    NM
Price:    $54.95 USD
“Der Stahlhelm” 50th Anniversary of WWI 1968

“Der Stahlhelm” 50th Anniversary of WWI 1968


A 1918-1968 “Der Stahlhelm” 50th Anniversary of the End of the Great War Badge in Bückeburg by Ferdinand Hoffstätter of Bonn am Rhein. It is constructed out of a die struck nickel base that has been silver washed and black painted. The shield shaped obverse features; the Der Stahlhelm helmet emblem, above two crossed oak leaves, “1918-1968” and “ ... Read and See More
Item Number:    PN-25553
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $94.95 USD
Willich – 75 Year Jubilee Tinnie 1927

Willich – 75 Year Jubilee Tinnie 1927


Wittlicher Männergesang - 75 Jahr Jubelfest 2.-4. Juli 1927. It is constructed out of a die stamped tombak base that has been gold gilded. The obverse features the Willich crowned coat of arms flanked by two pillar, underneath a bannered “Wittlicher Männergesang” and above “75 Jahr Jubelfest 2.-4. Juli 1927”. The hollow back reverse features a horizontally soldered on well working pin ... Read and See More
Item Number:    Ti-25518
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $19.95 USD
XI. Deutsches Sängerbundfest Frankfurt aM. Tinnie 1932

XI. Deutsches Sängerbundfest Frankfurt aM. Tinnie 1932


11th German Singing Association Pin in Frankfurt aM. By E. F. Wiedmann of Frankfurt aM. The German Singing Association (DSB) was on September 21, 1862 u. a. founded by Carl Gerster in Coburg and was the world's largest amateur choir federation. As an independent association, it existed until the year 2005 and united 1.8 million members in nearly 22,000 choirs as well as choir-affiliated instrumental ... Read and See More
Item Number:    Ti-25272
Rating:    NM
Price:    $27.95 USD
Tagged - Reunion Party Stickpin by Hoffstatter & Bonn 1927

Tagged - Reunion Party Stickpin by Hoffstatter & Bonn 1927


It is constructed out of a die stamped tombak base that has been black enamel painted and burnished. The oval shaped obverse features a centrally placed ticket that reads: “138” surrounded by a laurel leaf and berry wreath and surrounded by: “Wiedersehensfeier Ehemaliger 138 Köln 9.-11.7. 1937” (Former Reunion Party). The hollow back reverse has a glued on blue and white oval ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SP-19678
Rating:    NM
Price:    $34.95 USD
Kyffhäuserbund Veterans Membership Stickpin

Kyffhäuserbund Veterans Membership Stickpin


Here we have a Kyffhäuserbund Veterans Membership Stickpin! It is constructed out of a tombak base that has been die struck and bronze washed with white, black and red enamel work. The shield shaped obverse features a black Kyffhäuser monument on a white field and is above a Tri-color flag. The full back reverse shows a an embossed “ ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SP-18041
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $34.95 USD
Der Stahlhelm Members Commemorative Badge 1931

Der Stahlhelm Members Commemorative Badge 1931


A quality piece here! It is constructed out of a die struck nickel-silver base and contains black enamel and black paint work, under a lacquered finish. The round shaped obverse features a silvered M16 style helmet that is marked, in black, with an Iron Cross and “Der Stahlhelm” in gothic script, above two silvered crossed oak leaves and “1931”. This all ... Read and See More
Item Number:    PN-16776
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $99.95 USD
Kyffhäuserbund  Veterans Membership Stick Pin

Kyffhäuserbund Veterans Membership Stick Pin


Here we have the Kyffhäuserbund Veterans 1st Pattern Membership Stickpin! It is constructed out of a tombak base that has been die struck and bronze washed with white, black and red enamel work. The obverse of the shield shaped pin displays in black the Kyffhäuser monument on a white field and is above a Tri-color flag. The reverse ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SP-12424
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $29.95 USD
Catholic VKGV Kolping Stickpin

Catholic VKGV Kolping Stickpin


Association of Catholic Journeymen's Associations Verband Katholischer Gesellenvereine (VKGV) Kolpingwerk Mitgliedsabzeichen c.1930-1933. This stickpin measures approximately 1 5/8 inches high by 1/4 inch wide. Nice enamel! Find out more about their history here: Kolping History ... See More
Item Number:    SP-8501
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $24.95 USD

Edged Weapons

Eickhorn Hunting dagger Model 1535

Eickhorn Hunting dagger Model 1535


Private purchase Hunting knife is a mid Period example that can be accurately dated to the late 20's-1933 timeframe by the maker mark. It appears in the 1932 Eickhorn catalogue It has a solid fit and perfect tip! The unsharpened blade rates Exc+, There is age gray and spotting to ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HD-33142
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $2,199.95 USD
Weimar - Hunting Dagger Model 1433 by Eickhorn

Weimar - Hunting Dagger Model 1433 by Eickhorn


Germany, Weimar Republic (c.1921) - Private Purchase Hunting Dagger Model 1433. This one appears in the 1921 Eickhorn catalouge The bowie style blade on this one looks great. It has Carl Eikchorn’s very early back-to-back maker mark, which is beautifully executed. It has a solid fit and perfect tip. The ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HD-31999
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $2,399.95 USD
Hunting Dagger by Eickhorn

Hunting Dagger by Eickhorn


Here's a very fairly priced example. The 16 inch blade is a triple acid etched example. It is correctly stamped with the early, pre-1933 single oval Eickhorn maker mark. The etch is nice and clear light having highly detailed panels depicting hunting scenes. There is no sharpening and the blade is very clean. The factory felt buffer is intact. The blade ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HD-30619
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $1,499.95 USD
The Textbook Shooting Prize Clamshell Police Bayonet

The Textbook Shooting Prize Clamshell Police Bayonet


Seitengewehr für Polizei. Here's a rare private purchase transitional example that was featured in Wheeler's reference pg 148. The minty blade has a Jeweler inscribed dedication to the winner of a shooting competition for the class of 1932-33. The brass based nickel plated hilt is in good shape showing just light wear and nice patina. The grip plates are damage ... Read and See More
Item Number:    POL-30566
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $5,999.95 USD
Clamshell Weirmar Police Bayonet by Eickhorn

Clamshell Weirmar Police Bayonet by Eickhorn


Municipal - Seitengewehr für Polizei. Here's a rare example.The full length 10.25" plated blade is very clean. The blade rates NM. The brass based hilt is in good shape showing just light wear and nice patina. The grip plates are damage free just showing light wear, 100% of the plating remain intact with no wear to the brass base. The ... Read and See More
Item Number:    POL-30564
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $2,499.95 USD

Cloth

DRKB Armband Shield

DRKB Armband Shield


Shield measures 55mm x 65mm. Cut from roll. ... See More
Item Number:    Patch-31230
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $39.95 USD

Documents

Award Document for Hindenberg Cross w case insert

Award Document for Hindenberg Cross w case insert


Nice condition w correct ink stamp. ... See More
Item Number:    Doc-32891
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $49.95 USD
F. Herder Sales Catalog 1920s

F. Herder Sales Catalog 1920s


A Friedr. Herder Abr. Sohn. of Solingen Sales Catalog from the 1920’s. It features 20 pages of pieces this company sells. It includes: sheaths, knives, pocket knives, scrapers, chisels, cutlery, scissors, straight blade razors and hair clipper blades. Nice color. It measures 11 ¼ inches wide by 14 inches tall. The staples are oxidized and broken, which leaves most pages lose. I have two ... Read and See More
Item Number:    Doc-26515
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $54.95 USD

Flags & Banners

Kyffhäuserbund Veterans Association Flag 1933

Kyffhäuserbund Veterans Association Flag 1933


Fahne des Deutschen Kyffhäuserbund. This was the official banner of the Kyffhäuserbund. It is constructed out of a red, black and white printed canvas-cotton base. The obverse features a centrally placed black Kyffhäuser monument on a white roundel and is on top of a black pattée style cross that is bordered in white and lays on ... Read and See More
Item Number:    FL-26634
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $449.95 USD