Original German NSDAP Party Enamel Membership Badge Pin by Steinhauer & Lück - RZM 1/63
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice original German NSDAP (NSDAP) Party Enameled Badge Pin, RZM Marked with M1/63 indicating it was manufactured by Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid, a German city known for it's clothing accessories industry.
The NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), was originally founded in Munich as the DAP, Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (German Worker’s Party), on January 5TH 1919. When Adolf Hitler joined the DAP in the autumn of 1919 he was to reform what was basically a debating society into an active political party. Appointed as the first chairman of the party on July 29TH 1921 Hitler was to restructure it along para-military lines in a hierarchy of four levels of government.
Of Note: In late 1934 items manufactured for the NSDAP and other organizations, including membership pins, came under the quality control of the RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster) and as a result were marked with the RZM logo when appropriate. The registry was was based at the Brown house in Munich and NSDAP party headquarters in Berlin. The RZM ensured that the manufacturers of military items were consistent in design, quality of materials and other characteristics of the items. It also defined standards of design, manufacturing and quality and published an authoritative color chart for textiles. The M1 in the code stands for Metal Badges, with Steinhauer & Lück of Lüdenscheid being contractor number 63.
This example is a standard issue membership badge, awarded to all personnel on acceptance as an official party member. It is a 24mm diameter, die struck nickel alloy badge NSDAP membership badge with multi-colored enamel work. This badge is a late war version, so the enamel is just a thin coat, now the "filled" types from earlier. The badge features a translucent red, circular outer border with embossed silvered script, NATIONAL-SOZIALSTISCHE-D.A.P., encompassing a white enamel field with canted black enamel Hakenkreuz (swas). In very good condition, with a good amount of plating overall. Overall good condition with good enamel. The back has a very nice functional "safety pin" style attachment, which would work on any type of clothing.
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