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Forestry related items

In this section of the website you will find items related to forestry. Items that are as important then the uniforms and visors regulated by the government. Personally i love the history behind the items, also the fact that there is more behind the items that the normal collector would know.

Children's book 

This 1st edition book for children called Förster Stern mit Treff und Männe was original printed in 1915 by J. Neumann in Neudamm. This company printed all forestry and hunting related books and magazines, for example, the dress regulations, Deutsche Jagd magazine,... The story of the book is about a forester called Stern who went on adventure with his two beloved dogs, Treff and Männe. Inside of the book there is a writing in old German, dated 1930 that i have yet to decipher. The book is in used condition after all the years going trough the hands of children.

Sign from a forest in Saxony

Every Forstamt in Saxony had those signs placed at the "border" of forests or at the start of the trails through it. The sign is an advice or restriction not to light fire or to smoke on the foresttrails and in the forest. The little "sächs. Forstamt" at the end make it possible to date the sign pre 1936, but they remained in service througout the TR period and even afterwards. Those signs were once painted either in green with white or white with black writing. Several variants existed - you still found the modern versions today, especially when it is extremely dry.

Membership card RDB form a Revierförster

The Reichsbund der Deutschen Beamten (RDB), meaning "Reich Federation of German Civil Servants", also known as NS-Beamtenbund (National Socialist Civil Servants Federation), was the trade union for German State Officials during the Third Reich. The RDB was established as an organization affiliated to the Nazi party in October 1933. Its leader was Herman Neef. Neef had been previously leading the RDB's predecessor organisation, Deutscher Beamtenbund German Civil Service Federation, which had been founded in December 1918.

Although it was not compulsory for RDB members to be Nazi party members, most of them chose to be. In addition to the training and development of its members, the RDB ensured that German Civil Servants toed the line of the Nazi Party.

Following Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II, the American Military Government issued a special law outlawing the Nazi party and all of its branches. Known as "Law number five", this denazification decree disbanded the National Socialist Civil Servants Federation, like all other organizations linked to the Nazi Party. In the postwar years, it was reestablished as the German Civil Service Federation in the Federal Republic of Germany.

This membership card belonged to Walter Otto, rang Revierförster. Also on the picture is a pin with the logo of the RDB.

Reclamemarcke from the Schützen und Heimatfest, Viersen 1939

This extra large (approx 3x3") reclamemarke is from the schützen und heimatfest organized by the Deutsche Jägerschaft in Viersen,  summer of 1939. The label is of the actual large publicity poster hung in shop windows and town centers. Used primarily, but not limited to, mail, letters, product packaging... The photo next to it is from a day badge from this event. (unfortunately not from my collection)

2 promotion certificates

These are two huge (A3 format) promotion certificates from Forester Heinz Banniza. He promoted from forstlehrling to Revierförster-anwärter and from Revierförster-anwärter to a.p.- Revierförster. These are signed by the Landforstmeister from Kassel, i have yet to determine who that was.

Death card

This death card is from revierförster Hans Haller, he became a oberleutnant and died sadly enough at the very end of the war, april 1945.

Hunting booklet

This awesome and rare booklet for a hunter. This book, printed by J. Neumann from Neudamm (they printed all hunter and Forestry related books), for the first half year of 1937. Next to a calendar, a guide with animals to hunt and not to hunt, period advertising, a measure tape and so much more. Even the original pencil with the name of the printing office on it!

Hunting exam book

A hunting exam book, 636 exam questions and awnsers, written by Revierförster H. Krebs. Printed by the same company who printed the magazine, Der Deutsche Jagd. Printed in 1941.

House plaque

I found this plaque for sale online when i was browsing the internet. The plaque is about 17x8cm and is made out a heavy metal. It says: Josef Walter, Revierförster out of Maxdorf (a small village in Germany with a forest at his borders). He probably was a community förster who controlled that forest.

It's hard to date this plaque, but i would say 1930-1940 time period.

Arbeitsbuch

This is an example of an arbeitsbuch (workersbook) of a person who worked for the foresters in the forstamt Hammereisenbach.

Wald und forst

These magazine/newspapers, Wald und forst, are from 1939. All you need to know about the forest and forestry, something a forester would read! 

Papers from a unknown magazine/newspaper

This papers are from a unknown magazine/newspaper. if you will look closely you will see death notices, adds for jobs and uniforms, adds from company's who sold forestry stuff, ... This documents contains a lot of information!