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The National Socialist Party in Norway was called Nasjonal Samling and had many features in common with the German NS. The use of military style groupings, medals and badges was one.

On a very recent trip to Norway (I just returned from Europe yesterday), I managed to acquire this collection of NS related items, purportedly all coming from one very nasty family, that of a Leif Wolfstrom.

To start with, here are two different NS membership pins, one in silver and one in gold.

Also, here is an NS necklace.

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NS Pins - Silver & Gold Rear.JPG (40.03 KB, 451 downloads)
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NS Pin - Gold Rear 1.JPG (40.69 KB, 449 downloads)
NS Pin - Silver Front.JPG (39.89 KB, 452 downloads)
NS Pin - Silver Rear.JPG (40.56 KB, 447 downloads)
NS Necklace Front.JPG (41.73 KB, 448 downloads)
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There were organizations within the NS, called Hirds, which literally translate into 'King's Men'. Like the various German NS organizations, there were groups, or Hirds, for men, youth and boys, as well as for women, teen girls and young girls.

Generally, the badges for these organizations were gold, silver and bronze, but not always.

Here is a Rikshird badge, number 1764, and a Rikshird cap badge.

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Rikshird Rear - 1764.JPG (39.75 KB, 443 downloads)
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Along with the above and below pins and badges, came a set of bodyguard collar tabs. Vidkun Quilsing had a special group guarding him and they had unique collar tabs and a badge, consisting of an eagle holding a suncross over the intertwined letters of 'V' and 'Q'.

There was some controversy about these tabs when they were posted on a Norwegian forum. The 'textbook' version of these collar tabs is a 'hard ' backing with a zinc plate backing the cloth the metal insignia is attached to. These tabs, while considered original as to the metal insignia, do not have the hard backing. Some of the Norwegian expert collectors think that this is a soft backed variation and totally period, while others think that the soft backing may be post war.

In any case, these are neat items and not too often seen here.

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There was an organization called Kamporganisasjon. This literally translates into 'Fight Organization' and these were the shock troops, the equivalent to the SA.

Of course, they would have their own pins.

Here is the pin that came with this collection, numbered 4704.

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KO Pin Front Closeup - 4704.JPG (40.16 KB, 443 downloads)
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During the 1930s and 1940s, there was a desire to link the various Germanic people across national boundaries.

Out of this, came what is called the Norwegian German Association. There were several Germanic type pins issued in the 1940's and this one is for the youth group within this association.


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Finally, and the major reason why I acquired this collection, we have two pins that indicate membership in the Germanic SS Norge, the Norwegian equivalent to the SS.

The first is a very nice example of the GSSN supporting member pin, number 1981.

Second, and even more rare, is a pin indicating membership in GSSN, number 281.

Many times, these pins, if found at all, have damaged enamel, but these two are in really nice shape.

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GSSN Supporting Member Rear1 - 1981.JPG (40.46 KB, 431 downloads)
GSSN Member Pin Front - 281.JPG (42.23 KB, 434 downloads)
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Great stuff, thank you for sharing

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Congrats John
Very nice items my friend.

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John,
that is an amazing collection!!!
I was lucky enough to see it last month - thank you for that.
And the condition of the items are just great.

You are a lucky guy, my friend!

Congrats,
Janos

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Thanks, guys.

I had a great time in Norway. LH, too bad that we couldn't manage to get together during this trip. But, there is always next year.

And, Janos, my friend, thank you so much for your hospitality and friendship on this and on previous trips to Budapest. I will be seeing you again next year.

John


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John, congrats to you for the acquire of this nice collection of NS related items!!

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Just this week, the German Norwegian Association pin finally arrived. It is called the Norsk Tysk Selskap merke.

Here are pics of the pin as well as another shot of the youth version of the same association.

John

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JZ,

Great to be able to see these rare little gems. Much appreciated amigo! wink

Best!

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You have some great looking "NS" items in your collection.

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Thank you, Bill and Trond.

I still have some ways to go, but then the most fun is in the search.

John


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There were three female organizations within the Nasjonal Samling, they were the Smahird (young girls), the Jenntehird (teens) and the Kvinnehird (women or ladies).

Each organization had its own pin.

Just arrived today (in time for Christmas) is this fine example of a Jenntehird pin. And, I also show you the corresponding Smahird pin.

John

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Hannes,

Lovely pins mate, super nice designs.

Best!

W~

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The Norwegian Women's organization consisted of three Hirds, Smahird (little girls), Gjentehird or Jentehird (teens) and women Kvinnehird. There was also a Kvinne Organisation. Each group had its pins and its arm badges.

Above you can see the pins for the Smahird and the Jentehird.

I have arm badges for the Smahird and the Kvinnehird showing here... the green is for Smahird and the yellow is for the Kvinnehird.

John

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The NS Party in Norway emulated many of the German Nazi party organizations and awards.

Here is an arm patch that is the equivalent to the German Alte Kampfer Chevron... it is the Norwegian Old Campaigner Chevron, called an Aeresvinkel.

John

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And, they also ahd an equivalent to thd DLV/NSFK, called the Hirdens Flykorps.

The pin for the HFK reminds one of the pins the Germans put out, too.

John

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The Arbeidstjenesten or AT were the equivalent of the German RAD or labour service.

I have two badges from the AT.

The first, Kontroll Befal, is one for the police service of the AT.

The second, Vakt AT, is a camp guard badge.

You can find most of these badges and cloth items in David Littlejohn's book, Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, Vol 1.

John

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And a little Norway Flag pin.

John

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Found this from your most recent posts and these are very cool items that I can imagine are pretty rare!

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Here are some recent pickups from my trip to Norway.

Frontfighter 1940,

Norwegian Lotte (Women`s group)... not sure if in the NS period, pre or post war,

A nice Police badge given out to the members of the Norwegian police companies (around 300 in total) who fought in Finland against the Russians,

A NS Sports cloth badge.

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The Three Front.JPG (41.17 KB, 194 downloads)
The Three Rear.JPG (41.75 KB, 192 downloads)
Front.JPG (40.76 KB, 194 downloads)
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In 1944, the Nasjonal Samling published a yearbook with some of their rules, pictures of their emblems and uniforms (a lot of this appears in the Littlejohn book on Foreign Legions of the SS) and list of names of party members in the various regions of Norway.

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There were a series of yearly meetings of the various regions.

I just received the 1938 version and show by comparison the 1942 version as well.

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38 + 42 Front.JPG (39.9 KB, 212 downloads)
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As well, here is a pin / badge for a 1944 meeting and a 10th anniversary.

John

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New items over the past few month:

Riksmote 1935, I now have three of these.
Meeting in Oslo in 1941 with Hitler Youth
Normannafolk pin
Hidrmonstringen 1943
Frontkjemper paper pin

More to follow.

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Somwe Arbeidtjenesten items:

AT Presse pin
AT Bygg Ditt Land pin
AT 2nd place sports plaque
NSUF (the equivalent to HJ) member pin

John

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Here are some H7 resistance pins and some V for Victory pins.

John

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I just returned home from a trip to Norway... where we celebrated my mother-in-law's 100th birthday.

While thre, I managed to pick up the following items:

A Borgartinget 1942 pin clebrating an NS meeting in Sarpsborg on the 21t of June, 1942.

Riksmote 1937 for a meeting in Hamar... I now have 4 of the 6 Riksmote pins.

An AT (the equivalent to the German RAD) bracelet.

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And, I also picked up this rare NS bracelet.

John

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My latest aarivals:

Borrestevnet 1943 Meeting and competition

SS Dagen 1943

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Never seen that cuff band before, very cool stuff!

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Kyles:

Here is some info on the Germanske SS Norge:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanske_SS_Norge

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From what I read there it seems like a beyond rare piece, and it's nice and minty!

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Here is a hard to find Norwegian SS poster ... June, 1941 and celebrating the Nordic races fight against Bolshevism. Another Germanske SS item to go with my Norwegian SS collection.

John

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5 Volunteers.JPG (40.4 KB, 174 downloads)
22 June 1941.JPG (38.43 KB, 174 downloads)
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100 yrs old!! that's great,,may God keep blessing her..

I agree,,ALL this stuff beyond rare.. You just don't see it. Great hunting John!

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G:

She passed some two months after her 100th birthday, sorry to say.

John


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John,,,sorry to hear that.. Please accept my condolences.

[That's a great run,,hope we can get anything even close to that!]

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