NSNAP Dutch Nederlands scarce abzeichen
This is my favorite badge of all. It's striking to look at! And it's a MINTY, authentic badge! I've had it for over a year and thought I'd share it with you.
The NSNAP organization lasted less than a decade under its founder, Ernst Herman van Rappard. He was ousted and became an SS Waffen soldat who saw action in several country while in the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. After this service he returned to the Nederlands and refused to join the NSB because the organization wasn't anti-Semitic enough to his likings. Sound like he was a real treat. Anyways, the NSNAP was absorbed into the NSB as were other factions of the NSNAP, including the NSNAP led by Major Kruyt. This leads me to the Kruyt-marked badges that are fake and look similar to this posted badge. My advice is to stay away from the Kruyt badge, they're all fake. Apparently there are authentic Kruyt badges and they are as scarce as this one, made by Wagner.
Folks, this is a rare badge. One source shows NSNAP membership at 13,000 and another at 16,000. This badge is much rarer than a GPB and a GPB has a much higher value, but much easier to find. Granted, the GPB is an awesome badge and my example is mint and is now researched (more on that later).
Some more about Rappard can be found here: Ernst Herman van Rappard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
More about NSNAP can be found here: National Socialist Dutch Workers Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
01-20-2014 04:14 AM
Hi Mark, thanks for showing this. I don't think I have ever seen one of these before.
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I can well see why this is a favorite badge! It is Very attractive with the blue swastika in the white and red. I wouldn't mind at all having one myself!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Interesting. Thanks for posting this. Novel (to me) with the blue instead of black swas.
Careful that you dont get the Dutch collecting bug - there are plenty of more interesting badges to gun for.
All from this page (which also includes a badge like yours):
That's a really nice looking badge Mark! The blue swas is really striking when you're so used to the black ones. I can well see why you're so keen on this one mate, I'd be very pleased to have it as well! Your photos are excellent, as always mate, very professional looking indeed. Great stuff mate, well done!
Thanks for posting this! What a great pin. A lot of the items relating to foreign national socialist organizations are underappreciated and understudied, I think. They are usually far less common than their German counterparts.
Mark, no apparently about it, there are, i will show an image of the obverse and reverse of a genuine on in my next book. Although working out the differences is easy, there are none LOL, apart from the name on the reverse, they were made by the same maker, Ferdinand Wagner of Pforzheim, and they were not, as many would have you think, a different badge made in Holland.
I posted a fake one a while ago on this thread. (image below) sadly it sold as original.
Yes every Dutch badge marked Kruyt that has been up for sale over the past few years or so on forums or dealers sites, is a reproduction, they are far rarer than than Ferdinand marked badges, and those are rare enough as it is, so go figure.
A word of caution though to anyone considering purchasing a Dutch NS-related badge, 99% of everything offered in the Dutch enamel dept. today, is fake - you really need to know your onions, inside and out if you are going to lay out big notes for these badges, which is what originals will cost, big notes, not $299.- or even $400.- big notes!
If you are not 110% sure of your onions, post a pic on a good forum to check, otherwise you will be tossing good green out of the window, even if it is only $275.-
The fakers can never seem to get the stippling right, even when the enamel is decent.
Thats a good indication of where it was made and who made it. Good fakes are only a few straws away from perfect, and "proper" stipling can be observed on many fake badges, even modern-ish ones. The fake game is a topic all on it`s own that cant be addressed or covered on a forum post, or by one or two things they did or didn't do, simply because the "They" is too vast.
Think of it like this, many badges and awards we collect only appear in the mid-late 1930`s, almost all made in Germany, by German manufacturers (some awards only from 1939-1940 onwards) with most ceasing to be made after the end of 1944. So a period of a few years, and only a limited amount of makers. Whereas the fake, has been made since 1945 until today, in many countries, by many more makers (including a few of the original makers). Sometimes original tooling was used, sometimes it was adapted, sometimes reworked. Sometimes it was made by people who were making the same stuff a few decades ago, and sometimes it was made by little Japanese people with no idea about what they were making - on contract - from a drawing someone in the UK sent them. Sometimes the fakes were made in limited numbers in order to pull large amounts of money from your pocket, and sometimes they were just thrown onto the market with all their schönheitsfehler and grammatical errors (The Ring für Deutsch-Britsch Freundschaft ) and have foun dtheir way into books as original because of the parroting sheep authors who cant add 2 and 2. (or read)
So you see, there are so many "sometimes" and too many avenues linked to what a fake actually is,who made it, when and why - using what knowledge/tooling etc... in order for us to generalize about anything related to fakes. The topic alone warrents a series of "A collectors guide to...." better, a double series, in Latin, Icelandic en Afrikaans ook and copy it and make PDFs available to the paying public!
plenty of fake mussert crosses around in the early 70s.