Lot 8377: NSDAP Chief Community Leader and Blood Order wearer Josef Bacher - a decorations and documents grouping
November 4, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Honour Award of 9 November 1923 (Blood Order) for participants in the Putsch attempt, first production issue with maker designation "J. FUESS MÜNCHEN", enrolment number "831" and fineness mark "990" in lightly used original condition with original patination and protective lacquering, on a stitched ribbon. Diameter 40.5 mm. Together with the brown "Besitz-Ausweis" (tr. "possession certificate") with photo and the original wearer's document signed by Viktor Lutze as SA Chief of Staff with corresponding "Ausweis Nr. 831" and a retention letter to his widow dated June 1942 upon Josef Bacher's death. Further, an Honour Badge of the NSDAP (Golden Party Badge) in the large 30.4 mm issue for wear with the service uniform by maker "DESCHLER & SOHN MÜNCHEN 9." with registered design copyright mark "GES.GESCH" and struck membership number "676" as well as the smaller size 24 mm issue badge for wear with civilian dress, marked "GES. GESCH" on the clasp attachment pin. With the "Besitzurkunde" (tr. "possession document") in gold- and colour imprint (somewhat stained) dated 30 December 1933 with original signature of Reich Treasurer Franz Xaver Schwarz and two personnel pages detached from the NSDAP -"Mitgliedsbuch II" (tr. "party book II") with party membership "Nr. 676". NSDAP Long Service Award in Silver for 15 years of service with possession entry (sticker in party book) dated 1940, and in Bronze for 10 years (each with ribbon), a Braunschweig SA Rally Badge (early round sheet iron variety), a Faithful Service Decoration in Silver for 25 years with document from 1942 and a Freikorps Epp sleeve badge on a black cloth rhombus. Also, awards from the period of the First World War: a King Ludwig Cross with document and two Front Fighter and War Participant Crosses. Included is a half-length portrait of the Blood Order wearer in SA uniform. Further, a membership card "Mitgliedskarte [...] Nr. 5158" of NSDAP "Ortsgruppe München" dated March 1922, the membership card "Mitgliedskarte Nr. 80" of GVG "Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft e.V." (front organization of the post-coup period when the NSDAP was banned) with swastika stamping (both are holed), as well as a membership card of the "NS-Betriebszellen-Organisation" from 1932. Also, several attendance lists with addresses for NSDAP branch meetings in 1925, the Munich wedding edition of "Mein Kampf" presented by Lord Mayor Fiehler on "3. Februar 1937". Appointment letter to "Hauptgemeinschaftsleiter" December 1941, an (tr.) "experience report [...] on the events of 8/9 November 1923 [...] of the Blood Order wearer" requested from the NSDAP main archives and the (tr.) "Memoirs [...] of participants in the journey to Thuringia of the 300 longest-serving political leaders of the NSDAP" in October 1935. An historically important, contemporary closed grouping of a Blood Order wearer originating from a private Munich household.
Condition Report: II
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