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    Berchtesgaden pin

    Couldn't find a proper forum for this, maybe a case for a "misc" TR sub-forum.

    Picked this up today in a small, truly out of the woodwork collection, thought I'd share as it is a lovely piece I have not seen before.
    A hunting/nature theme includes a rifle, elk, leaves, acorns and Edelweiss. No markings at all, I rather think that this is likely a privately produced work with a very limited run, probably meant for souvenir hunters of the era, paying homage to AH.
    If anyone has any info on this little beauty, please share.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Xray View Post
      Couldn't find a proper forum for this, maybe a case for a "misc" TR sub-forum.

      Picked this up today in a small, truly out of the woodwork collection, thought I'd share as it is a lovely piece I have not seen before.
      A hunting/nature theme includes a rifle, elk, leaves, acorns and Edelweiss. No markings at all, I rather think that this is likely a privately produced work with a very limited run, probably meant for souvenir hunters of the era, paying homage to AH.
      If anyone has any info on this little beauty, please share.
      I don't believe this is TR related. It was and continues to be common practice to produce pins from Alpine resorts (to be affixed to jackets, alpine hats or ski caps, etc.). Berchtesgaden is one of those Alpine resorts. I have two from Berchtesgaden and a few from other retreats. The Edelweiss motiff is always popular, although ice picks and other mountaineering equipment is also popular. I will post pictures of some if interested.
      When you go home
      Tell them for us and say
      For your tomorrow
      We gave our today

      --Inscription in the 5th Marine Division cemetery,
      Iwo Jima 1945

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        #4
        True, not necessarily TR era.
        The only reasons I have to believe it is are patina, and the fact that it came with a bunch of TR items.
        So the Edelweiss is not shunned as a TR trapping ?

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          #5
          These pins are common now for Austro-Bavarian alpine hats. My hat has both a Berchtesgaden enamel pin from a visit I made there as well as several Edelweiss.

          Far from any III Reich association, the Edelweiss is still the state flower of both Austria and Switzerland and a beloved symbol of the Alps and climbing.

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            #6
            Good, glad to hear that not everything which the Nazis adopted as symbols has become permanently tainted by PC horror.
            Hard to knock a flower under any circumstances, I guess.

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              #7
              Doug:

              Here are three pins:

              The first one is I think a very nice one from the resort of Garmisch (notice the edelweiss, pick axe, and mountaineer boots).

              The second one has the Berchtesgaden coat of arms (again notice the pick axe).

              The last one is of Kehlsteinhaus (notice the pick axe, climbing rope, etc.).
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              When you go home
              Tell them for us and say
              For your tomorrow
              We gave our today

              --Inscription in the 5th Marine Division cemetery,
              Iwo Jima 1945

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                #8
                The Garmisch one is my personal favorite because it was found in a flea market in the U.S. along with some other neat little things....
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                When you go home
                Tell them for us and say
                For your tomorrow
                We gave our today

                --Inscription in the 5th Marine Division cemetery,
                Iwo Jima 1945

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                  #9
                  The Garmisch pin was found in a 1930's cigarette tin box along with the remnants of a Kriegsmarine dagger handle, a KM eagle, a dried up edelweiss, some sea shells and an EK2 converted into Knight's Cross. This is one of those things that keeps me wondering about it's history...
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                  When you go home
                  Tell them for us and say
                  For your tomorrow
                  We gave our today

                  --Inscription in the 5th Marine Division cemetery,
                  Iwo Jima 1945

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by Rick C View Post
                    No clue on age...
                    Very nice Berchtesgaden/ Alpine pin. I dont know what era this pin might be from, but it is cool!
                    When you go home
                    Tell them for us and say
                    For your tomorrow
                    We gave our today

                    --Inscription in the 5th Marine Division cemetery,
                    Iwo Jima 1945

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                      #12
                      It is a pleasure to see all these items here.

                      Here is my contribution......
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                        #13
                        Originally posted by benten View Post
                        It is a pleasure to see all these items here.

                        Here is my contribution......
                        Beautiful pin benten, thank you for sharing!
                        When you go home
                        Tell them for us and say
                        For your tomorrow
                        We gave our today

                        --Inscription in the 5th Marine Division cemetery,
                        Iwo Jima 1945

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                          #14
                          Thank you WalterB !


                          Here Ihave an other Berchtesgaden item, a Walkingstick emblem .
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                            #15
                            Just an addition....

                            I found this model chalet on the fleamarket . It reminded me of the chalet that AH rented on the Obersalzberg, end of the twenties.

                            This miniature chalet is from the seventies and bought in Bayreuth ( Germany) ;
                            I think it's for tourists.
                            I love the stones and wood on the roof
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