L007388 RLB DONATION LAPEL PIN. (Aufschlagnadel)

BACKGROUND: Formed in late 1932 the Deutsches Luftschutzverband (German Air Protection League), was a voluntary organization designed to provide civil air raid protection in large civilian centers. Shortly after Hitler ascension to power the Deutsches Luftschutzverband was restructured and placed under the supervision of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium, (National Air Ministry), under the control of Hermann Göring. On April 29TH 1933 the Deutsches Luftschutzverband was renamed RLB, Reichs Luftschutz Bund, (National Air Raid Protection League) and was given status as an official national organization tasked with all aspects of civil air raid defence.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Stamped magnetic sheet metal construction lapel pin with silver and black washes. The pin is in the form of a vertical oval with embossed script to outside edge, "Luftschutz Tut Not", (Air Protection is Necessary), which encompasses a stylized, cut-out, aircraft soaring downwards towards a house. The "interior" of the house features an embossed first pattern RLB emblem consisting of a star burst pattern with "RLB" and a swastika superimposed on top. The reverse of the pin is a mirror image of the obverse. The reverse has the soldered on horizontal pin back device intact.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $19.00

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