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A small collection of items of HJ, DJ, BDM.

The dagger is an early example by Robert Klaas, Solingen. A tiny fragment is missing from the tip of the blade, the leather buffer (Stossleder) is a replacement. Fittings are in nickel-plated iron, some of the nickel has worn off in places. Scabbard with original paintwork, worn towards the end. This dagger has been improved by slight cleaning of blade and fittings to remove surface rust and staining, leaving the surrounding nickel plating intact. The leather has also been freshened up, which is recommendable, otherwise it is just a matter of time before it entirely disintegrates.

The area triangles were in yellow for HJ and DJ and white for BDM and JM (Jungmädel). The bevo arm badge was worn by BDM on the Kletterweste and by HJ on the sportsvest. The smaller enamel badge has two prongs and is for a headdress. Not to be confused with the member's badge, which had a safety pin fitting. The belt buckle is a standard pattern HJ buckle made of nickel-plated pressed iron, this example has been improved by cleaning the rust patches using oil and a polishing paste. The armband is of a multi-piece construction in lightweight rayon materials.

The HJ-Leistungabzeichen in Silber or proficiency badge is of wartime zinc and has the RZM manufacturer codes to the rear, without an award number.

A summer cap for members of the Allgemeine Hitlerjugend, red piped with Bevo woven HJ-Salmi. Light wear, inside is an ink-stamped "4", the waxcloth sweat band has deteriorated and is loose in places, behind which is a washed-out name tag.

 

 

 

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A small collection of items of HJ, DJ, BDM.

The dagger is an early example by Robert Klaas, Solingen. A tiny fragment is missing from the tip of the blade, the leather buffer (Stossleder) is a replacement. Fittings are in nickel-plated iron, some of the nickel has worn off in places. Scabbard with original paintwork, worn towards the end. This dagger has been improved by slight cleaning of blade and fittings to remove surface rust and staining, leaving the surrounding nickel plating intact. The leather has also been freshened up, which is recommendable, otherwise it is just a matter of time before it entirely disintegrates.

The area triangles were in yellow for HJ and DJ and white for BDM and JM (Jungmädel). The bevo arm badge was worn by BDM on the Kletterweste and by HJ on the sportsvest. The smaller enamel badge has two prongs and is for a headdress. Not to be confused with the member's badge, which had a safety pin fitting. The belt buckle is a standard pattern HJ buckle made of nickel-plated pressed iron, this example has been improved by cleaning the rust patches using oil and a polishing paste. The armband is of a multi-piece construction in lightweight rayon materials.

The HJ-Leistungabzeichen in Silber or proficiency badge is of wartime zinc and has the RZM manufacturer codes to the rear, without an award number.

 

A fine little collection you have there Fritz. The diamond got worn on a fair amount of clothing, from swimwear to ski uniforms. :)

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Saw this nice DJ  -  Deutsches Jungvolk buckle online, so I have now purchased it. Now very hard to find. They were usually nickel plated around the contrasting gold coloured "S".

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The buckle took over a week to arrive. Condition is slightly battered and with a couple of dents more pronounced than the original impression, sides towards one end slightly bent. This is a typical feature of items used by the HJ and DJ. There is an RZM mark and "36" to the rear. Nickel plated brass with an iron roller bar with some old corrosion, patina and wear. Rare to find nowadays compared to the normal HJ buckle.

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Two HJ enamelled badges, to the left is the version for attaching to the cap with double flat prongs - M1/101, the other version is a simple member's badge with a safety pin fitting to the rear - M1/150, both RZM marked, some remains of silver finish.

 

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pictures and text updated

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Repro photo by Studio Mercedes Riedel of a HJ member, rank of Rottenführer, presumably from Wandsbek

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DJ Deutsches Jungvolk Leistungsabzeichen in Silber. With the number 8892 and early quality silvered bronze
HJ Leistungsabzeichen in Silber. Zink without number, maker code: M 1/101, Gustav Brehmer, Markneukirchen

 

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