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This is a German WWII tinnie. These items were given out to individuals to recognize their participation in events. The event could be a fund raiser, a celebration and a myriad of other activities.

The construction of all the German WWII tinnies can be boiled down to two basic materials: plastic or metal. Metal tinnies were very thin and were stamped. Plastic tinnies were molded. The quality of the items varies from poor to excellent. All tinies have a pin affixed to the back which allowed them to be placed in a shirt or hat. some tinnies are stamped with the manufacturer markings. however, not all of them are.

Tinnies were produced in very large numbers and various styles. They represent one of the most affordable German WWII military collectibles.

The tinnie is of stamped metal construction. In the shape of a shield with a scrolled part on top that reads NSKK. Dated 1933. the words "tag der pfalz kriegsbeschadigten" are written in the bottom part. The tinnie was issued to individuals who participated on the event held on August 20th 1933.

The back has a vertical pin. It is interesting to note that a tag has been attached to one side.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German tinnies. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German tinnie worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the tinniess is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German tinnies in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  1. FAQ's
  2. The anatomy of a German tinnie
  3. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  4. RZM manufacturing codes
  5. LDO manufacturing codes
  6. Construction materials
  7. Pins, hinges and other
  8. Perspective view
  9. Purchasing a WWII German tinnie

This tinnie may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this tinnie. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the tinnie.

If you have an interest is seeing other tinnies of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Tinnies identification and Price guide. Where we cover a wide variety of items.


The value for WWII German tinnies and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade C C C C C C

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