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Title Winterhilfswerk ceramic birds and butterflies
Nationality German
Period c 1930s
Price £95.00

Winterhilfswerk (WHW) was a state organisation dedicated to the relief of the poor and the homeless during the winter months (October to March). Little hand painted ceramic figures (originally on pins), of which these are representative, were given out by WHW personnel in the street in exchange for contributions.

The condition of these (averaging 3 cms in height) is by and large perfect, with very little evidence of serious wear. However, the pin backing has been pulled out, which was common practice by American veterans, who brought this material back from Germany after WW2.

They are mounted on hardboard, held in place with nylon fishing line (or some such), and could easily be removed.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Porcelain : Third Reich : Other]

testimonials

Hallo, Mr. Seidler, my buckle comes today in very nice condition

I am delight for next time

T V, Czech Republic, 14.08.2012

Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010

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