Hindenburg Cross Stickpin


Condition: Near Mint

SKU: JW2274 Category: Tags ,

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Product Description: This Hindenburg Cross Stickpin is a very appealing, miniature example of the very first decoration issued by the Third Reich. The Hindenburg Cross was awarded to veterans of the first World War; this piece would have been worn by a veteran on civilian clothes. It’s a nicely detailed miniature, with the dates “1914” and “1918” surrounded by a wreath, superimposed on a cross emblem. The bronze finish is nearly perfect, with only light age, and shows nice golden tones. There is minimal wear. The reverse of this miniature award is flat and smooth. The attachment pin is nice and straight, with a spiral groove to help hold it in place when worn. The attachment pin is affixed to a plate that has been soldered to the back of the miniature. The pin may have been reattached at some point. This Hindenburg Cross Stickpin displays very well.



Historical Description: In Germany, during and between the World Wars, stickpins were generally made for wear on civilian clothing, by either men or women. Whereas most civil and military awards intended for uniform wear were in the form of medals or pin-on badges, the simple stickpins were mostly for adorning lapels of suits. A huge variety of these stickpins were produced. There were pins that anyone could buy, that were patriotic or showed support for some specific cause. There were also various membership pins for military, paramilitary, civil and political organizations. Military and civil awards were also produced in stickpin versions. These took the form of miniature versions of the awards, and could either show one individual award, or all of the awards that one individual had received. In many cases, German stickpins were made with the same standard of quality as the full-size medals and badges.


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