Great Militaria - Top
Display your banner here
Results 1 to 7 of 7

"DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

Article about: I recently acquired a small lot of 10 stickpins for early post-war sports badges that I would like to present today. Four sports badges with "DSA" monogram [Deutsches Sportabzeiche

  1. #1

    Default "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    I recently acquired a small lot of 10 stickpins for early post-war sports badges that I would like to present today.

    Four sports badges with "DSA" monogram [Deutsches Sportabzeichen = German Sports Badge], awarded from 1948 to 1952 (North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg):

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen


    Six sports badges with "BSA" monogram [Bundessportabzeichen = Federal Sports Badge], awarded from 1949 to 1952 (Lower Saxony, Rhineland, Palatinate, Bremen, Hesse and Rhenish Hesse):

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen


    I already had these three in my collection. Another "DSA" and "BSA" badge and one with "LSA" monogram [Landessportabzeichen = State Sports Badge, also awarded from 1949 to 1952 (Baden, Wurttemberg-Baden and Wurttemberg-Hohenzollern):

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default

    A closer look at the maker marks.

    The "DSA" badges were made by Steinhauer und Lück of Lüdenscheid ("ST & L"):

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen


    The "BSA" badges are by Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid ("WILH. DEUMER LÜDENSCHEID / GES. GESCH." [= gesetzlich geschützt]), Julius Maurer of Oberstein ("JULIUS MAURER OBERSTEIN") and K.H. Burer of Steterburg/Brunswick ("K.H. BURER STETERBURG BRSCHW." [= Braunschweig]):

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen


    The "LSA" badge is by Fritz Kohm of Pforzheim ("FRITZ KOHM PFORZHEIM"):

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

  4. #3

    Default

    Just for good measure, here are the cloth versions of the "DSA" and "BSA" badges and a full-size "LSA" badge, all in the silver grade:


    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

  5. #4

    Default

    I just found myself a full-size silver-grade "DSA" sports badge as well:

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen


    It's marked "GES. GESCH." (= "gesetzlich geschützt") and "ST. & L." for Steinhauer & Lück on the reverse side; the latter marking is poorly visible in the photograph.

    By the way, there is no full-size metal version of the "BSA" badge. That one only came as a miniature and a cloth version.

    (Also, I just noticed a goof in the text of my initial post. As can be seen from the photos, it's six "DSA" and four "BSA" badges, not vice versa.)
    Last edited by HPL2008; 10-26-2018 at 07:12 AM.

  6. #5

    Default

    And here's the latetst addition to the family, an "LSA" badge in bronze. It even came with the award packet (these are much rarer than the badges, as they were usually not kept by the recipients and are obviously less durable than the metal badges to begin with):

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen

  7. #6

    Default

    As an afterthought, here are the different state badges at a glance (with the silver grade of each given as an example):


    "DSA", "BSA" and "LSA" Sportabzeichen


    (The Bavarian badge is covered in a separate thread: Das Bayerische Sport-Leistungs-Abzeichen )

  8. #7

    Default

    Very interesting thread about these less know postwar sport badges, I have some in my collection and always was confused about the exact name of them, thanks for showing and for the explanation.

    Nacho

Similar Threads

  1. 03-30-2015, 12:20 AM
  2. 02-25-2015, 08:10 PM
  3. 09-28-2014, 07:30 PM
  4. ""Dachboden Fund, ein Stahlhelm""TOP ZUSTAND""ANSCHAUEN""

    In German helmets on e-bay just added
    06-21-2014, 08:50 PM
  5. 02-26-2014, 03:00 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Militaria-Reisig & Antiquitäten - Down
Display your banner here