Product Description: This NSFK Stickpin is a beautiful example of a scarce badge. This was intended for wear by Germans who supported the NSFK with a monthly donation. It depicts the Icarus and swastika emblem of the Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps, enclosed within a circle. The top of the circle has the lettering “NSFK” and the bottom has oak leaves and the letter “F,” for “Förderer” (sponsor). The obverse of the pin is coated with a layer of slightly bluish tinted lacquer, which results in nice blue tones in the recesses of the design. There is only minimal wear. The reverse of this NSFK Stickpin is flat and smooth, and is marked with a maker logo as well as “Ges. Gesch.” indicating a legally protected design. The attachment pin shows the typical knurling in the middle, and is affixed to a plate that is soldered to the reverse of the pin, with no repairs. This example of the NSFK sponsoring members badge would be tough to upgrade, and is in outstanding condition.
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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