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