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ORIGINAL THIRD REICH WHW OR
WINTERHILFSWERK MEMENTOS

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In Nazi Germany the Winterhilfswerk (Winter Charity Campaign or WHW) collection campaigns took place each winter and raised a great deal of money for charitable purposes. It was common practice for those who collected the contributions to give donors a small memento to show appreciation for their contribution, and by wearing the memento it was obvious the donor had contributed money.
Winterhilfswerk
Nazi charity mementoes
There were many campaigns connected with the WHW each year at the national level and at the Gau or “state” level. They were conducted for only a couple of days each month from October through March and the money collected was set aside to help those who were hungry or cold.

The Abzeichen or mementos given to contributors to these and other charity campaigns in Third Reich Germany varied widely from flowers to metal badges, but most were simple enough to be manufactured at home by unemployed hand crafters or by very small enterprises.
Some WHW mementos are superb pieces of art and others are very simple. Some include semiprecious stones and some are beautifully embroidered. All have been collected since the day they were made and are very much sought after today. Each lot is priced separately so be sure to order by lot number only.
ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL WHW MEMENTOS FOR SALE:
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    WHW stickers
Nazi police
WHW Lot 3 (above) - consists of four original hand painted WHW plastic figures from February 1940and ine plain gray plastic police man that measures 1-7/8 inches tall.  The Police Officer on a white horse has two metal loops attached around the legs of the horse. Condition exactly as shown.
$75.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $5.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
WHW Lot 1 (above) - consists of five original heavily illustrated WHW song books. Two of the five still have their original Third Reich strings attached. The 2-1/8 x 2-3/4 inch, approximately 12 page books are from the rare WHW series Das Deutsche Lied (The German Song) and this lot contains Volkslieder (Folk Songs), Lieder de Bewegung (Songs of the [Nazi] Movement), Liebeslieder (Love Songs), Soldatenlieder (Soldier Songs) and Kinderlieder (Children's Songs). All five original Third Reich WHW booklets are in very good condition, exactly as shown.
$50.00  delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. 
Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
WHW traffic sign pins
$25.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $5.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
WHW folklore costumes
WHW Lot 8b (above) - these eight original WHW pieces are from the 1938 series Trachten der Ostmark. These colorful Webabzeichen have a heavy chipboard back to which a frame is attached which contains a Bevo-type woven image of  men and women wearing folklore outfits from the Gaue of Niederdonau (2), Kärnten (2), Salzburg, Tirol (2), and Oberdonau.  They measure about 2 inches in height and all eight still have the original pinback.  Condition exactly as shown.   
$40.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $5.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
Nazi paratrooper
WHW Lot 5 (above) - consists of five original gray plastic WHW military collectibles from 1941 (Darstellungen der Wehrmacht.  The Nazi 88 Flak Gun in the bottom row on the right is 2-1/8 inches tall.  Condition exactly as shown. 
$55.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $5.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
WHW Alte deutsche Volksmärchen
Das Deutsche Lied
WHW Lot 6c (above) - contains 8 WHW collectibles from June 1941 VDA charity collection called Wappen deutscher Grenzstädte.  These plastic pieces all have the city Wappen or coat of arms of cities near German borders on them, and this lot includes the rare Danzig and Prague pieces. Each measures 1-1/2 inches tall. Condition exactly as shown.
$40.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope.Add $5.75 if you prefer this lot sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
Mixed WHW lot 56
WHW Lot 58 - left, is a mixed lot of ten original Third Reich WHW collectible Abzeichen.  The porcelain butterflies from March 1940 still have their original pins and as do the two green and brown 1-1/4 inch round brooches from 1941, on the bottom row. 

Condition as shown:  a slight chip on the wings of a butterfly and some painting missing on the motorcyclist.
$35.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $5.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
WHW Lot 45d consists of  9 original metal WHW-Abzeichen in the shape of Verkehrsschilder or traffic signs. All 9 pieces still have the original Third Reich pin backs, some have the name of the traffic sign on the back, for example Parkverbot and Fernverkehr. The One-Way-Street (Einbahnstraße) pin is 1-1/2 inches long. Condition exactly as shown.
WHW Wappen deutscher Grenzstädte
Adolf Hitler WHW Abzeichen
The WHW Sixth National Street Collection took place on 1 and 2 March 1941 and the Winterhiflswerk Glasabzeichen or WHW glass mementoes that were given to people who donated money were a series called KÖPFE BERÜHMTER DEUTSCHER MÄNNER ("Heads of Famous German Men"). The superbly crafted glass pendants depicted the heads of famous German artists, composers, philosophers, soldiers and statesmen like Albrecht Dürer, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig von Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Richard Wagner, Goethe and others but the clear glass Hitler medallion is the hardest of all to find in the 21st century!

These WHW Glasabzeichen were produced in Gablonz for a company called Senefelder in the southern German city of Graz (now in Austria). Each convex piece of glass had a relief of the head of a famous man impressed into the flat back side which was then either etched or sandblasted. The flat portion of the back was later lapped and polished. Each medallion has a small hole drilled at the top to accommodate a string.

AA: Piece AA on the left above has a small chip along the left edge, just above the A in ADOLF. Chips along the edges were common in these glass pieces as they were all shipped in bulk from the factory in Gablonz. Someone in years gone by used a lead pencil to try to highlight the backside relief of Hitler, so if you can remove the pencil marks this will be a very nice example of the rarest of the 1941 KÖPFE BERÜHMTER DEUTSCHER MÄNNER. Condition as shown. $ SOLD $.

BB: Piece BB on the right above has small edge chips on both sides of the string hole at the top, and a third just below the F in ADOLF. Chips along the edges were common in these glass pieces as they were all shipped in bulk from the factory in Gablonz. Condition as shown. $ SOLD $.
These will be shipped in a padded envelope. Add $5.75 if you prefer this lot boxed
and sent by Priority Mail. 
Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.

RARE NAZI WHW CHARITY CAMPAIGN ABZEICHEN

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