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|413 is in||I am offering for sale four individual facility access badges that were utilized by employees at the Peenemünde rocket development center in Germany during World War II.|
These multicolored facility badges are all marked "Heimat Artillerie Park" (HAP) "Karlshagen". The town of Karlshagen is situated directly south of the Peenemünde area (as seen on the map below) and was within the restricted zone during WWII. Subsequent to the RAF bombing raids of the area in 1943/44, and in an effort to confuse the foreign intelligence services, security badges for the Peenemünde missile base were re-issued to all Peenemünde employees and were marked as Karlshagen (in place of the original badges issued prior to 1943 which were marked "Peenemünde").
Please Note: These security badges were utilized by skilled employees who had a need to access various facilities within the research center at Peenemünde. As such, they are in no way associated with any of the forced labor camps or workers held at these camps during the war.
According to my research the color markings on this type of badge correspond to the following areas:
I have the following badges for sale:
- Yellow/Yellow - Secret development workshops including Test Stand VII (V2 launch complex)
- White/Red - Main development workshops/offices (contractor)
- White/Blue - Main development workshops/offices (administrative/clerk)
Please contact me via e-mail with any questions or for high-res scans if interested. Thanks!
- Yellow/Yellow (Badge #7115) $325 SOLD
- White/Red (Badge #30599) $225 SOLD
- White/Blue (Badge #38918) $150 SOLD
- White/Blue (Badge #45929) $150 SOLD
|413 is in||Forgot to mention, I can offer a discount if you purchase two or more badges.|
|ilbasso||I will attest that these are really interesting pieces to have in your collection, and Bill is offering them at a very good price!|
|413 is in||Thanks for the kind words, Jonathan. The yellow/yellow badge has now been sold. The others are still available at present (although I am waiting on a response on the white/red badge). |
|413 is in||Update: The white/red badge is still available as are the white/blue examples. |
|413 is in||Badge #38918 has sold. Two more up for grabs (one red and one blue).|
|Joel Katzowitz||Badge #38918 is now a part of my collection. It's a fascinating artifact with all of its implications and historical context.|
|413 is in||Well, it’s been almost three years since I offered these badges for sale, so I thought it was a good time to bump this post.|
The two badges listed above are still available for purchase. I haven’t seen any similar badges on the spaceflight auction sites since my original post. These are not commonly found. Drop me a line for larger pictures if interested. Thanks!
|413 is in||White/Blue (Badge #45929) has SOLD. The red badge is the only badge still available. |
|413 is in||All badges have sold. Thanks to all!|
|413 is in||I have one additional yellow/yellow badge for sale. This badge was for access to the secret development workshops at Peenemünde including Test Stand VII (V2 launch complex).|
Asking $250 but will consider offers. Email for photos. Thanks!
|413 is in||The yellow badge has SOLD.|
|413 is in||I'm now offering a chance to own a complete set of all four multi-colored Peenemünde facility access badges. In addition to the three types previously offered (Secret workshops and V-2 launch stand VII, government administrative/clerks, and contractors), this set includes a red/red badge (non-administrative government employee access to main workshops and offices). An instant collection that would undoubtedly take years to assemble individually!|
Asking $700 + shipping for the set. Please email for photos. Thanks!
|413 is in||The badge set has been SOLD.|