ORIGINAL THIRD REICH WHW CHARITY CAMPAIGN MEMENTOES OR WINTERHILFSWERK ABZEICHEN

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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.

Some WHW mementos are superb pieces of art, some printed booklets 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. If you order two lots you may deduct $4.00 from the order total, if you order three lots you may deduct $8.50 from your order total.

ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL WHW MEMENTOS FOR SALE:
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WHW Lot 4a - this lot contains FOUR original heavily illustrated 1-3/8 x 2 inch WHW books about Adolf Hitler's 1940 military successes, containing Heinrich Hoffmann photos.

WHW Lot 22 (above) - contains 7 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 Krakau piece with the swastika in the center. Each measures 1-1/2 inches tall, the Posen piece still has the original Third Reich strings attached. Condition exactly as shown.
$25.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
WHW Lot 9a consists of six rare glass VDA (Volksbund für das Deutschtum im Ausland or People's League for German-ness Abroad) WHW collectibles from 1939. The rarest of this lot is in the center of the top row: the convex round VDA-Deutsche Übersee which is 1 inch in diameter and still has its original Nazi era string. There are also several different VDA Kornblume or glass VDA corn flower pieces and one with an Edelweiss flower.  The three pieces in the top row still have their original Third Reich strings. Rare, highly detailed and in very good condition, exactly as shown.
WHW Blümen
WHW Flower lot 8: the eight original WHW collectibles in the shape of wild flowers from 1933 and 1934 Nazi charity collections are some of the rarest WHW collectibles since they are very fragile.   Very few survived as a result and being able to offer eight that still have their original name tags is even more rare!  All eight pieces are very artistically made by hand, complete and in very good condition, exactly as shown above.
$45.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $6.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
whw books - Kleines Bildheftchen
They are DES FÜHRERS KAMPF IN BELGIEN, DES FÜHRERS KAMPF IN FRANKREICH, DES FÜHRERS KAMPF IN NORWEGEN and DES FÜHRERS KAMPF IN HOLLAND. Complete, in nice used condition exactly as shown above.
$18.50 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Add $6.75 if you prefer shipment by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
Danzig, Krakau, Linz, Posen, Memel, Kattowitz, Bromberg
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WHW Lot 55 (above) - these five original WHW pressed and embossed chipboard pieces have hand-painted front sides.  They measure about 1-1/2 inches in height and all five have their original Third Reich strings still attached.   Condition exactly as shown.   
$10.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope.Add $6.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
WHW Lot 80 (right) consists of three original Third Reich plastic WHW figures, a 1-7/8 inch tall policeman, a Kriegsmarine ship and a horse artillery man.  

Condition exactly as shown above. 
$ 16.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
WHW Glasabzeichen
WHW Lot G15 (above) - contains 14 WHW Glasabzeichen from the series Deutsche Baudenkmäler or "German Historical Monuments" from the September 1942 Nazi charity collection.  Each 1 x 1-1/4 inch piece of glass had a relief of the subject impressed into the flat back side which was then either etched or sandblasted. The flat portion of the back was later lapped and polished, really showing off the relief from the front side.  This lot includes the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Tannenberg, Kyffhäuser monument in Leipzig, the Garnison Church in Potsdam, Wawel Fortress at Krakau,  City Hall in Aachen, Marienburg, and others.  The one oval glass WHW piece(number 15 in the lot) from the March 1941 collection of "Famous German Men" shows poet Friedrich von Schiller.  Condition exactly as shown above.
$75.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $7.25 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
Ein Volk hilft selbst

A GENUINE PATRIOTIC WINTERHILFSWERK DONATION POSTER FROM 1939

This is an original 11-¾ x 16-½ inch WHW "A Nation Helps Itself" poster dated Berlin, 1 October 1939. Its patriotic text explained tax advantages for German workers who donated to the Nazi WHW charity. The added pink piece of paper in the upper left corner mentions that Kriegszuschläge or Supplemental War Payments would not be affected by the salary tax deductions in case of WHW donations!

Note the last bold line of text at the bottom of this rare original WHW poster, "This Monthly Door Poster is the Visible Sign of Fulfilling Ones Duty".  Folded one through the middle with punched holes for a binder, otherwise nice condition as shown.
$35.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
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WHW battleships and airplanes
WHW Lot 76 (above):  This lot consists of mostly gray plastic mementoes from the Nazi WHW / DRK charity collection called Tag der Wehrmacht (Day of the Armed Forces). These pieces are quite detailed.  The airplane (one propellor missing) in the foreground measures 1-7/8 inches long and each wing has a Balkankreuz on the end of the wings on both sides. The breadbag is made of glass, the canteen is plastic.  Condition exactly as shown above.

$55.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $6.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.

WHW VDA Abzeichen
$40.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA, bagged as a group in a padded envelope. Add $6.75 if you prefer this lot boxed and sent by Priority Mail.  Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.

WHW Lot FSW10 (left) - original plastic Third Reich infantry flag pin from the March 1940 WHW collection called FAHNEN UND STANDARTEN DER WEHRMACHT.  Wreath in the center with eagle in the middle, original pin marked Infanterie 22 SU on the back. Condition as shown.
$9.50 delivered by 1st Class Mail
in the USA.
  Additional postage for
foreign destinations.
Getreideähre VDA und Hakenkreuz als ovales Glasabzeichen
WHW Lot VDA12 (right) - a rare glass VDA (Volksbund für das Deutschtum im Ausland or People's League for German-ness Abroad) WHW collectible from June 1939 (front and back shown). The flower and swastika design is pressed in relief in the back of the crystal pendant and apparently filled with a white colored substance to set off the design. Condition exactly as shown.
$25.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail
in the USA.
  Additional postage for
foreign destinations.
WHW plastic pieces
WHW Treffen Deutschlandhalle Berlin 1937

RARE TICKET TO THE NAZI WHW CHARITY RALLY OPENED BY HITLER
AT THE DEUTSCHLANDHALLE IN BERLIN 5 OCTOBER 1937

We are very much attracted to old Nazi ephemera like this piece, a ticket to a very important event, which was never intended to be saved after it was used.

This is a 100% original 4-¼ x 6 inch entrance ticket to the opening of the 1937/38 Winterhilfswerkes des Deutschen Volkes in the huge Deutschlandhalle in Berlin on Tuesday 5 October 1937 at 8 pm. This ticket was for seat 1011 in row 40 in Area Left.
This huge event starting the 1937/38 WHW
charity 'season' was officially opened by Führer und Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler, after Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels had announced the official results of the 1936/37 WHW charity collections.
We have never seen another ticket to this event. Note that the lower left corner was cut off by the ticket taker when the owner entered the Deutschlandhalle. Stained condition exactly as shown.   $45.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional postage for foreign destinations. Please inquire.
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