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Original German WWII NSDAP "Entrance Forbidden" Emailleschild Enameled Warning Sign - 11 1/2" x 12 1/2"

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Item Description

Original item: One-of-a-kind. This is a wartime slightly vaulted steel building warning Emailleschild (enameled sign). This is a very robust well-made sturdy sign, with typical construction details of German government signage. It is white with a large black NSDAP Party Reichsadler (National Eagle) in the background, and has a black border around the edge. The German warning text on the front reads:

(NSDAP Reichsadler)

EINGANG
VERBOTEN
Auer Berlin

"Eingang Verboten" translates exactly to "Entrance Forbidden," which would be used in any number or restricted locations in NSDAP Germany. It was made by Auer in Berlin, a large manufacturer of Gas Masks and other items during the War. Condition is very good, with a bit of enamel loss and rusting at the edges, and also two of the four corners have a bit of missing enamel. The rear is still in very good shape, with only a bit of enamel flaking and rusting. The sign measures 11 1/2"W x 12 1/2"H, and is really a great example.

Signs of this nature were quickly destroyed after the fall of Germany in April 1945, ones like this were salvaged by USGIs who wanted to bring home a trophy of war. Therefore, finding authentic (beware many fakes) porcelain building signs from the Third Reich has become quite difficult in the collector's market.

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