GERMAN WWII TINNIE -
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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a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military
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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.