Winterhilfswerk WHW Tinnies Original WW2

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WHW Winterhilfswerk Original WW2 Tinnies 

The Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes "Winter Relief of the German People commonly known by its abbreviated form Winterhilfswerk or WHW, was an annual drive by the Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (National Socialist People's Welfare Organization) to help finance charitable work.

Its slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze". The drive was originally set up under the government of Heinrich Brüning in 1931 and was continued by The Fuhrer from 1933 to1945 during the months of October through March, and was designed to provide food, clothing, coal, and other items to less fortunate Germans during the winter months.

Known as 'Tinnies' and many people believe this was because they were made of tin, but they were made of many different materials: Glass, plastic, amber, metal, wood, and embroidered fabric.  They were called Tinnies because the HJ would stand outside shops shaking a tin collecting the donated coins. 

The different series of badges were to encourage people to give again the following week, to get another badge in the collection. The pin badges were used on jackets and coats and  the tinnies with a string loop were hung on the Yule tree and around the house for decoration.   

This collection are styles of architecture from different areas of the Reich, painted onto a wooden square. They are all in excellent condition with bright colours not faded.  They make an excellent snapshot of the history of German buildings for any serious Architect or Historian. 


  • If you are OUTSIDE the UK, you will only be charged ONE shipping fee for each order, no matter how many products you order. You will NOT be charged a delivery fee for EACH ITEM. 
  • Also, If the ACTUAL postage charge to your country is LESS than the amount you have paid, you will be refunded the difference after posting. The reason for this, is that Shopify cannot differentiate the weight of a book from the weight of a Tinnie; so there is one standard delivery charge paid PER ORDER. 
  • For Example: If you buy 2 books and 2 Tinnies, you will pay ONLY ONE postage charge, and if the actual cost is less after posting, the difference will be refunded.