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Kriegsmarine sailors
The Third Reich cap tallies on this USMBOOKS web page are absolutely original, beautifully woven cap tallies or ribbons of the sort worn on the "Donald Duck" style caps of sailors in the Kriegsmarine and crew members of ocean liners and KdF cruise ships. The military tallys usually had only the name of a school or ship woven in gold thread on the black ribbon. Those for commercial sailors on ocean liners usually had the ship's name in the center and the flags of the company or the country on the sides.

Also for sale on USMBOOKS.com, a 1937 Sierra Cordoba KdF cruise ephemera lot,
a 1939 KdF Italy cruise ticket book
and a KdF Madeira cruise photo book

Nazi Kriegsmarine cap tallies
NAZI ERA SAILOR CAP TALLIES
NAZI SWASTIKA FLAG
KdF logo
Norddeutscher Lloyd
DEUTSCHLAND  cruise ship
FRANCE cruise ship
1937 Berlin Steamship Menu
Breakfast and Lunch menu for Monday 7 June 1937 Dampfer Berlin
SIERRA CORDOBA
1-1/4 inches wide x 35 inches long, in very good condition.  Since this black silk-like cap tally is from one of the ships of Dr. Robert Ley's Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF or German Labor Front) Kraft durch Freude (KdF or Strength through Joy) organization, the DAF flag is embroidered to the left to the ship name Sierra Cordoba, and the KdF swastika flag is embroidered to the right.  $ SOLD $.

DEUTSCHLAND
36 inches long, in very good condition.
The Hamburg America Line oil-fired steamship Deutschland was built in 1924. It was bombed and destroyed by the British Royal Air Force near Lübeck, Germany on 3 May 1945. This ribbon was apparently torn in half by the GI that brought it home between the S and C in Deutschland. It now has a solid black ribbon laminated to the back side. $ SOLD $.

MONTE OLIVIA
37 inches long, in very good condition.
The Monte Olivia was a popular Nazi era cruise ship which was destroyed in 1945. $ SOLD $.
FRANCE
25 inches long, in very good condition.
The steamship France of French Line or Compagnie Générale Transatlantique was the first giant express liner of the modern era and sailed the Atlantic between 1962 and 1979 and was scrapped in 2008.  $45.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional charges apply for shipping outside the USA.

D. KAISER
36 inches long, in very good condition.
The Deutsche Kaiser was a Hamburg-Amerika steamship and this cap tally predates the Third Reich.  $90.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional charges apply for shipping outside the USA.

SS STAVANGERFJORD
34 inches long, in very good condition.
The SS Stavangerfjord was built in 1918 and was used in service of the Norwegian America Line. The Germans captured the ship in Norway in 1940 and used her for accommodating troops. It was returned to Norway and began sailing again in August 1945 for Norwegian Amerca Line.  $50.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional charges apply for shipping outside the USA.

D. KAISER WILHELM II
38 inches long, 1-1/4 inches wide, in very good used condition.
The Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wilhelm II was captured in New York on 6 April 1917, renamed several times and decommissioned in August 1919.    $95.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional charges apply for shipping outside the USA.

MENU DAMPFER BERLIN
The Norddeutscher Lloyd oil-fired steamship Berlin was built in 1928 and became a KdF ship in 1939, then a hospital ship during World War II. The ship was seized by the Russians in 1945 and renamed the Admiral Nakhmimov.

This is an original Breakfast and Lunch menu for Monday 7 June 1937 deom the Dampfer Berlin that measures 11 x 15 inches opened up.    $25.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional charges apply for shipping outside the USA.

NDL LAPEL PIN
The Norddeutscher Lloyd is 65 mm (2.5 inch) tall in gold colored metal with blue cloisonné.  Condition exactly as shown above.     $ SOLD $.

FRENCH LINE LAPEL PIN
French Line or Compagnie Générale Transatlantique cap pin of gold metal with red, white and blue cloisonné. The pin is missing from the back of this badge.  $20.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA. Additional charges apply for shipping outside the USA.

NAZI SAILOR CAP TALLY

ORIGINAL THIRD REICH WOVEN SAILOR CAP TALLIES OR RIBBONS
USM Rare Books & Third Reich collectibles