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Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album

An Album from a Waffen SS (Totenkopf) Officer (Item ALBUM 3-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a great SS album. From the way the pictures are laid out we deduce that the officer pictured on two pages of the album must be the former owner of the album. He is pictured wearing the double skull collar tabs on each side of the collar, this style was introduced in 1939 for the newly formed SS Totenfopfverbande. So, this will show that the officer in the picture should have been photographed somewhere in 1939 or as late as May 1940 but actually some SS TK members continued to wear the double skulls late into the war. He seems to be an Obersturmfuhrer if the pips are but one - - however it is hard to make out if there is one pip and another device or if indeed there are two pips and then he would be a  (Captain) SS  Hauptsturmfuhrer. This album is truly historically significant and rather charming. It opens with a large picture of the officer’s wife or girl friend with a very cute little puppy. She holds the puppy in such a way that suggests she has mailed this to her husband or lover at the front. The pictures depict scenes from when he was a recruit with one where he is being issued his uniforms along with other recruits right up through his getting the famous army hairdo. A humorous one shows him or a buddy learning to pee while dressed in overcoat and tunic. Quite a few pictures of troop inspections and comradely posed photos. There are several pictures of the unit on the march and a great one 7" x 5" of the unit at a ceremonial observance. There are the usual “horsing around” photos just like in any army. A couple of pages of camp scenes in the barracks. A really great one of a meeting for dinner with a picture of Adolf Hitler on the wall.  At this table are Waffen SS men, Luftwaffe personal, Kriegsmarine, etc.  On the last page is a card with a song “Yes, True is the Soldier's Love.” This is a very meaningful and important SS album; one of the nicest ones that we have had for sentimental reasons and yet with militaristic importance, also a relic from a division that covered themselves with glory and personified the SS mission.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book

Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Our Führer speaks
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
My Service Time
Labor Camp Book
The owner - either right or left?
Labor Camp Book
Labor Camp Book
Clowning
Labor Camp Book
More clowning
Labor Camp Book
Little snapshots

Album: Personalized Memory Book for Service in RAD (Item RAD 6-3 & ALBUM 3-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a book that was given to Orbeitsmen (Verker Service Men) in some work districts in commemoration of their time spent in this the RAD Reich Arbeits Dienste. This one was the Arbeitgau (Secton) XXIX in the Bavarian (Ost Mark), the East. It is known as a ‘Erinnerungsbuch’ book of memory and it was owned by the worker Josef Biller, born 29 August 1928, and he did his compulsary service from 1 April 1938 to 15 April 1939 in Section 7/297. The document inside is signed by the Oberfeldmeister. The book opens with portraits of Adolf Hitler with the Reichsarbeitsfuhrer heil and another picture of the leader of this section (Arbeitsgaves XXIV Laur).  The book has 63 printed pages with many great pictures of men at work and parade, ceremonies, etc. At the back there are some more pages of actual unpublished pictures that were taken by the owner of the book, Arbeitsmann Josef Biller. He shows the camp, the leader,  himself, his comrades, their projects and two great pictures of them clowning around.  Thirtenn in all in the 3 ½" by 2 ½" size. Then there are 11 of the postage stamp size pictures of further activities. The book is in great shape and seldom does an actual personalized one show up.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Allgemeine SS Album

Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
Allgemeine SS Album
An Allgemeine SS Album (Item ALBUM 3-3)

DESCRIPTION: This should be considered an extremely rare album, although Waffen SS albums do sometimes surface, it is very seldom that we see one that is from the Allgemeine SS ‘Black’ SS. The album starts with pictures of the owner in his school days ( this is usual), various pictures are shown of swimming, hiking, a great shot of a Zeppelin, then several pages on the seashore. The school comrades giving the Heil Hitler salute and a picture of an SA officer (the owner’s father?). Then pictures of presumably the owner in Allgemeine SS uniform on a motorcycle with side car, and then some great 5" x 3" photos of him (possibly) at a switchboard, typing, and in a stockroom where all the equipment is stored, gas masks, fur packs, ammo containers etc., then 8 more of the larger pictures of combat exercises are seen, then there are 170 of those postage stamp size photos that you only see in albums of the 1920’s or 30’s -- about 1 inch square. They occupy several pages and are interspersed with other larger pictures, some of them are very interesting when viewed with a magnifying glass. There is a great couple of photos of a special SS ceremony in 5 ½" x 3 ½" size. Several beer drinking sequences and some great group poses plus what looks like the beginning of a baby baptism with the traditional baby crib of the N.S tradition shown. Picture after picture of the great singular pleasure of being an SS man.  Lots more beer drinking, A visit to the Nuremberg party rally grounds, SS men posed in front of a giant N.S. eagle tapestry, eExercises with gas mask and rifles and finally some great goose stepping and photos of women of the Frauenshft. (his wife among them?).  Just a great SS album that moves to a closer realistic perception of the men of the Shutz-Staffel. (SS)

PRICE: $1,850.00

 

Scrapbook
Handmade Cover
Scrapbook

Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
The enemy
Scrapbook
More enemy
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Firm, proud steps (Vorwarts!)
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Scrapbook
Mein Kreigs Tagebuch (Item ALBUM 3-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a scrapbook that was put together from newspaper accounts and pictures in the late 30’s and the war years of the 40’s.  The work was accomplished very artfully and neatly by a young lady by the name of Lisel Fröhling who was a young patriotic Fraulien who loved her Fuhrer, Volk, und Reich.  She opens her Tagebuch (Daily book) with the official state portrait of Adolf Hitler with a poem by Heinrich Anacker.  Followed by pictures of Admiral Raeder, Hermann Göring and Von Brautisch.  Then she goes into a beautiful dissertation utilizing the beautiful handwriting style known as Sutterlin. This mode of writing was created by the Berlin graphic artist, L.A. Sutterlin 1865- 1917, who modeled it on the style of handwriting used in the old Chancery.  It was taught from 1915 to 1944 and is still used by the old generation today.  Heinrich Himmler for instance always wrote in Sutterlin. The lady goes into the Polish Field Campaign in detail in her own hand, and explains the Danzig situation with pictures and text.  She then goes on to show period clippings and her explanation of the Norwegian campaign and all the other German lightening movements through 1940 of the Deutsche Wehrmacht. She quite naturally emphasizes the participation of women of the Reich as they do their vastly important work for this their nation at war against the Communist menace while supporting the soldiers of the Fuhrer.  Page after page are filled up with earth shattering events of the monumental struggle, while all the while with her gorgeous handwriting explaining each segment. Troops, aircraft, boats, tanks and numerous pictures of the brave men and women are depicted in period news clippings.  Cartoons showing the bloated face of the horrible war criminal W. Churchill and a shot of a French negroid (soldier) are sort of comic relief. A picture of the Fuhrer and Benito Mussolini is underscored with her comments and finally the campaign against France is covered briefly. The book closes with her writing in grandiose letters under the national eagle. “Deutschland will live and will gain the victory” (a quote by Adolf Hitler).  This is what I would call important history with a great personal touch.  The album measures 8 ½ x 13 and is covered in a fabric that is of the type used in furniture covering.  There are about 88 action filled pages. Great!

PRICE: $289.00 - - Up close and personal!

 

Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums

Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Web paper rolled up
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums

Two Huge Albums
Volume 2 starts here
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums

Two Huge Albums Chronicling Military Events of the Third Reich in the Stuttgart Area (ITEM ALBUMS 3-5 & WEHR 32-8)

DESCRIPTION: These two brown linen covered albums are replete with 7 x 4 ½" size sharp black and white photos of ceremonies and visitations of important military and N.S. Civil Officials to the central German city of Stuttgart.  There is a stamp and a label also that shows this was from 1936 on the covers. The labels indicate that these albums were the property of Section 26 Reserve Division of the army and chronicles a festive meeting in 1936.  There obviously were more albums but these are NR  3 + 5. In Volume 5 there are 30 pictures all highly professionally done showing the visitation of the Gaulieter and Gaulietung plus various high ranking N.S. people and Wehrmacht Generals at somber ceremonies for the fallen of WW 1, assemblages of German soldiers in dress attire, etc. (great photos). In Volume 2 we have similar 3 ½ x 5" photos showing further festivities reviews, parades, spike helmeted military figures, N.S.D.A.P officials and in the end a presentation before a massive audience of a vivid presentation of either a film or a moving pantomime of events of the war.  There are 96 photos in this album most of the events are staged around the central city square of Stuttgart and I recognize the lion and stag bronze heraldic symbols that are seen in the back ground of the various scenes.(still there). The albums measure 16 x 12 ½" in size and are in great shape (76 years old). Here is an actual glimpse of the majesty of the German martial spirit reflected in the faces, the Pomp and Ceremony. It was a time vilified by Belanglosen “inconsequential people” but it still remains admirable by those among us that should be considered “Enormen”!

PRICE: $1,500.00 Extremely rare! Special reduction. Now, $950.00

 

 

 

Soldier's Picture Album

 

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

 

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

 

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

 

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

BSoldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

 

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

Soldier's Picture Album

 

German Soldier’s Album with over 450 Photographs (Item ALBUMS 3-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the finest soldier albums we have ever found; certainly the largest and most complete with over 450 pictures, all original and some of the best perspectives on the life of the German soldier ever portrayed among all the hundreds of albums we have carried in the past. It is a large album in size, as well, measuring 11 1/2 x 9 inches and a little over an inch thick. Many of the pictures are the 2 x 1 ¾ size, others are 3 ½ x 2 ¼, but most of them are crystal-clear Zeiss Ikon quality. There are hundreds of pictures of the soldiers’ camp life to include pictures of the beautiful barracks buildings. From some of the first pictures it would seem that the owner of the album was in training to be a combat engineer (pioneer). He also was an expert in skiing and there are several pages showing him at this much-beloved German sport. There are several pictures that will warm the heart of collectors such as pictures with machine guns, rifles, motorized troops, and other military machines and even a photo of a “Thingplatz” for the guys who have been in more intensive study of the cultural aplomb of the Third Reich. Like every other Deutsche soldier, the album’s owner was keen on taking pictures of other Kaserne throughout the Reich. There many pictures of officers, marching soldiers, early aircraft, gliders, ships, later aircraft and, as a family man and perhaps father, there are always pictures of the children and the homestead. There are pictures of the wedding of his Luftwaffe brother or friend. There is a group of pictures of his barracks room after he became an officer with imperial flag, sword, and a picture of Frederick the Great by Anton Graff. This is the same portrait that Hitler had hanging in his private office in the Reichskanzlei in Berlin. There are some beautiful pictures in 4x2 ¼ size of German cavalry. Some of the pictures would indicate that this officer came from an upper-middle-class family which was involved in horse breeding. There are quite a few pages of horse connections both military and civilian. All in all, this is a great album that says much about the German army and the German soldier; undoubtedly, in my opinion, the best army ever fielded.

PRICE: $685.00

 

 

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album
The original owner of the album

 

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album
Damaged

Luftwaffe Picture Album
Damaged

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album
The map by "BP"

Great Luftwaffe Photo Album (the Best!) (Item ALBUMS 3-7; LUFT 1-A)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the best German Luftwaffe albums that we have ever seen. The picture of the airman who owned it is prominently displayed on its first page, but unfortunately he did not fill out the pages with his personal history. This is one of the deluxe albums with leather covering and a whole wonderful pictorial section with pictures of Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, and other top leaders of the Deutsche Wehrmacht. Then next you will see great pictures of the Wehrmacht in action at the Front, four pages of pictures of the Iron Cross series; and the other combat medals of the Third Reich. Then a dozen pages for entries having to do with the owner of the albums, deployments, promotions, wounds, and honors. Then there are 58 personal photos from the early career of this man. The spectacular part is that 88 percent of the book covers in actual photos his time spent with the NSFK, or Glider Corps. This, of course, was the clandestine training of future pilots in defiance of the ignoble Versailles Treaty that forbade Germany an effective air force. Actual pictures from this period and of this sequence of events are extremely scarce. After this we follow our hero to the time of actual motorized flight and we see some of the earliest aircraft and Luftwaffe uniforms. The pictures are mostly 4 x 2 ¾ in size except for the last two that are 6 ½ x 5. These two show a group an advancement ceremony, but, unfortunately, these are a little bit damaged. There are also two extra loose pictures in the 6 ½ x 5 size; one shows the outdoor ceremony and the seated recruits, and another shows the camp HQ building and Luftwaffe personnel at attention. A bonus is a ‘Fliegerkarte’ put out by none other than (BP) that is a detailed map of Germany especially mapped out in air routes with a beautiful color cover with an early single-engined aircraft. This is a great archival treasure considering its great rarity.

PRICE: $475.00

 

 

Soldier's Album and Art Portfolio

Soldier's Album and Art Portfolio

 

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

Luftwaffe Picture Album

German Soldier’s Photo Album and Art Portfolio (Item ALBUMS 3-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is absolutely the greatest military album we have ever found. We bought it directly from a surviving member of the soldier’s family. First of all, we will mention that it is the greatest cover of a soldier’s album we have ever seen; an artwork in itself with a high-relief eagle and swastika embossed on the front cover and a Stahlhelm laid upon a ribbon of the national colors (black, white, and red). Then in gilded letters it says Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit (“In memory of my service.”): All this on a beautiful linen cover. The first page has the photograph of the Führer Adolf Hitler with Generalfeldmarschall von Brauchitsch, and the next is a great group photograph of this man’s regiment followed by a photo of the soldier himself. He is seen on the left with his officer and friend on the right. Then there are several pages of photographs tracing his service; first, in the Labor Corps (RAD) and, then, several training-camp photos and one of his brother, who was in the Luftwaffe. There are some photos of him and his family while on leave and several more of comrades that he served with. Then comes the incredible part. This man was an accomplished artist and while he was stationed in the Balkans he turned to his fantastic portrayals of life in these regions. He depicts in his art dark scenes of death and doom, but they also mix with frivolity. His depictions of eastern gypsy life are absolutely true and vivid. The scenes of homesteads are accurate to the region. These sketches are the (originals), not copies, and they are actually the work of a very skilled and imaginative artist whose inner feelings obviously change in mood swings while engaged against a cruel enemy (vicious partisans) while he was serving in this dark side of the world. This is an actual treasure of both art and history. We believe it to be a vastly important archive item that should be carefully preserved for posterity. The album measures 10 ½ x 7 ½ inches. The last photographs are of Berlin and he was mustered out with serious wounds and allowed to go home. The very last photo is a large print of a whimsical hunt scene that would put you in mind of a cartoon of The Katzenjammer Kids. We don’t know if it was originally by this man or by an art colleague. This album is certainly important from a historical viewpoint, but is also a treasure for the collector of field art. A wonderfully great album!

PRICE: $480.00

 

 

 

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album
The dedication

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album
Herr Schoemann in wheelchair

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album
The great founder, Frederick

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album
The folder for the presentation of the
town document to Herr Schoemann

Fantastic Historically Important Album and Political Document Group (Item NSDAP 19-15; ALBUMS 3-9)

DESCRIPTION: The beautiful album begins with a dedication to party member Schoemann from the Bürgermeister of the city of Friedrichsthal. The mayor says: “Party Comrade Schoemann, we hereby present to you in the name of the town council this commemorative book on the occasion of your leaving Friedrichsthal.” He goes on to say: “May it be a piece of home for you and for us; it is a great gift of thanks for your understanding and diligent work for all of us. It shall be a reminder of the tasks and fulfilled work in the service of our organization—Heil Hitler!” Then the signature of the Bürgermeister (mayor), and under that it says: “Friedrichsthal on 28 December 1940.” Folded inside the cover are two beautiful hand-done calligraphy documents. The first is from the Bürgermeister of the town of Villingen and it is from the aldermen of that town, as well. It says: “We, the officials of this town of Villingen, hereby announce with this document that on the occasion of the inauguration of a memorial commemorating the Saar Plebiscite in Friedrichsthal we have therefore named a new street after the city of Friedrichsthal and we have given the town square the name of Bildstock. The new names shall witness our brotherly connection that has been in existence since the time of struggle and shall forever bear witness that the city of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock is connected with us for the future. To show our eternal friendship so that it will enable our youth to continue in the same spirit, the town of Villingen has collected the sum of 10,000 Reichsmarks to build a Hitler Youth Center. This document shall stand as proof of our gratitude and we declare this with our town seal and signatures affixed in Villingen, June 1937.” At the end of the sentence is a tiny swastika instead of a period. Under this is the mayor’s signature and the actual wax seal of the town. This document is inside a white folder with the town coat of arms and the name of the recipient Herr Johann Schoemann. Each place a sentence ends, instead of a period there is a swastika. Also in this folder there is another official hand-lettered (calligraphy) document; it’s lettered thusly: “Hark to all those who will read this proclamation! We the mayor and the aldermen of the town of Villingen and the city of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock have come to an agreement to intertwine our bands of friendship in integrating our town with Friedrichsthal-Bildstock, a friendship that has existed ever since the days of the Saar Plebiscite and we promise to help each other in times of need now and in the future. We do this in the name of our Führer and the National Socialist movement and to demonstrate our loyalty to all of our German Volk! To this pledge and with this document we shall adhere to and therefore set our signatures and seal that will bear witness to this in Villingen and Friedrichsthal-Bildstock in the year 1937 in the month of June.” Signed—the Mayor and Aldermen of Villingen. And on the other side is the mayor and aldermen of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock. Between them is the actual wax seal and on each side of the seal are columns of signatures; about 35 in all. The coats of arms of both the towns are in the heading; all hand drawn and painted in beautiful realism. They are joined as is befitting the amalgamation of the towns and their officials. All of this and the funds mentioned were supplied by party member Johann Schoemann. He was a very rich man about town in Friedrichsthal and he was now leaving Friedrichsthal and this was a sad farewell gift to him as he was the most favored son of the city. The album has pictures of his simple house, and pictures of public buildings that he and his family supported in their generous philanthropy are also shown. The HQ building of the NSDAP and the city hall in Friedrichsthal were financed by the Schoemann family as well as the HQ of the SA. The pictures of the interior decorations in the city hall are great! with a beautiful mosaic depicting the town seals and N .S. unit insignia (A Germanophile’s dream!) Other pictures show a painting and a bust of Adolf Hitler. There are pictures of the town council in the meeting rooms with a Hitler portrait in the background. There are many pictures of the towns, schools, gyms, churches, petrol stations, parks, public swimming pools, suburban housing built entirely with the NSDAP and Schoemann funding; entertainment centers, important office buildings, social centers, etc., and Herr Schoemann provided money to the Hitler Youth to establish a Freizeitlager for the Villingen H.J. (Hitler Youth Camp) and there are pictures of this of course in the album. In the album also are pictures of the victorious soldiers returning from the reoccupation of the Saar after the plebiscite and the celebration in the now-joined towns of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock and Villingen. These are very impressive and historically important pictures. Next there are pictures of the concise creation of the veterans’ memorial and Warrior Appreciation Day in 1939. There is a man in a wheelchair wearing a swastika armband officiating on this day of (20 April) the Führer’s birthday. Another following sequence of events includes ceremonies with Schoemann speaking on May Day meetings. He was an Ortsgruppenleiter (district leader) there are interesting pictures of collections in 1939 of metal for the war effort showing SS and SA men who participated. There is a great picture of political leaders receiving soldiers from the front. (Die grosse Sieg im Westen) The Great Victory in the West. Then, like most albums that we have ever offered with such political subjects, it abruptly ends in 1939 because of the deeper involvement in the war, so several pages are skipped and then there are 11 postcards from the modern era placed there by the family of district leader Schoemann after the war. Part of them (eight of them in full color) are pictures are various scenes from the towns of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock and Villingen. Included in the group is an 8 x 11 picture of Count Friedrich Ludwig, the founder of Friedrichsthal in 1723. The album is made with brown leather covers and measures 12 x 6 in size (big!). It has a beautiful coat of arms of Villingen deeply embossed on its cover in gilded art form. Also on the left corner is the “Hoheitsabzeichen”—national eagle—also deeply embossed in gold. The album is more than an inch deep. Fifty-four sharp black-and-white photos and the color cards are all neatly and nicely placed. We would have to say that this might be the most historically important album that we have ever presented for sale and we love albums because unlike swords, daggers, medals and orders, uniforms, etc., the albums are always unique and are the last vestiges that give a glimpse of days gone forever and are testaments to the men who owned them, and were seen perhaps for the last time in history. The ancients said that as long as an image of a man lingers then he is alive! Let the image of Ortsgruppenführer Johann Schoemann live on as he certainly deserves to. Kein Volk Lebt langer als die Documente seiner kultur. (No people live longer than the documentation of their culture!)—Adolf Hitler, 1937.

PRICE: $1,650.00 This is a prodigiously important document from an important era and testament to an important man. This is being offered as a special sale for $1,200.00.

 

 

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album
The firm's officials and employees

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album
The Führer's car

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album
Downed British fighter

Ruhr Album
Africa

Ruhr Album
Africa Corps

Ruhr Album
The doctors

Ruhr Album
The patients

Ruhr Album

Ruhr Album
Miraculously they survived the
British and American terror bombing

Ruhr Album
Postwar

Album from a Family in the Industrial Ruhr (Item ALBUMS 3-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a typical album that chronicles a German family which lived in the era of the Third Reich. From the pictures we can deduce that they were the owners and administrators of a publishing firm. In the first pages we see several pictures of individuals who must be related, and a large 4 x 7 photo of the staff of the publishing house in a group pose, and then several pictures that include pictures of one individual person whom we would assume to be the president of the firm. His wedding picture and several pictures of him at important business functions appear. Then there are several pages of pictures of family members doing their service in the RAD (Reich’s Labor Service), and then in the German army. There is an actual photo of Adolf Hitler as he was chauffeured in his Mercedes touring car; this is 100-percent original and, of course, never published. The photograph requires magnification to view the Führer, but it is so rare that one would have the security clearance to take such a photo. The photo shows an NSKK trooper saluting the car and its illustrious passenger. There are many photographs of army life and one great shot of a downed British fighter aircraft with German soldiers climbing all over it. One member of the family was in the Africa Corps and pictures illustrate that. One was a doctor and there are pictures of him with solider patients at a hospital. The last pages are of the family in the postwar years. The Hitler candid photo is worth more than the whole cost of the album.

PRICE: $185.00

 

 

Album Kriegsmarine

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The famed training ships

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The captain

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Entire ship's company

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Neptune ceremony shots

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A prayer for peace

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Emden underway

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Auslandsreisen Kreuzer Emden (Foreign Voyages of the Cruiser Emden) (Item ALBUMS 3-12; KRIEG 10-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a huge album of photographs chronicling the foreign voyages of the cruiser Emden. Emden was a light cruiser built for the Reichsmarine in the early 1920s. She was the only ship of her class and was the first large warship built in Germany after the end of WW I. She was commissioned into the German fleet in October of 1925. She was armed with a main battery of surplus single-gun turret 15-cm (5.9-inch) guns left over from the war. She had a top speed of 29 knots. Emden spent the majority of her career as a training ship in the interwar period. She conducted several world cruises to train naval cadets and the album offered here clearly illustrates this duty of Emden. She participated in the invasion of Norway in April 1940, and then resumed training in the Baltic Sea. Later, she was deployed to Norway to serve as the flagship of the mine-laying forces, there. In January 1945, she carried the disinterred remains of Field Marshal and President Paul von Hindenburg from Tannenberg in East Prussia to Pillau to prevent his remains from falling into the hands of the advancing barbarous Red army. While undergoing repairs in Kiel, Emden was badly damaged by British bombers and was run aground outside the harbor and blown up by the Germans on May 3, 1945, to prevent the hated enemy from capturing the grand old lady of the seas. Her bow ornament is on display in the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The album is comprised of pictures of the training phases of her career the first page has a map and lists many of her training cruises. Then there are several pages showing pictures of Emden and a U-boat plus the famed four-masted training ships Horst Wessel and Gorch Fock. Then there is a page with pictures and two newspaper clippings about Captain L. Buerkner, who was known as Unser Vater (Our Father) by the “Blue youngsters” of the ship. The clippings are in English and the one long article is titled, “A Romantic Career.” The next charming picture is of the crew with its captain and other officers. It’s captioned “The Victorious 6th Cruiser Division with our Chief and we are looking forward to New Adventures.” Then this is followed by great pictures all with hand-written captions (often poetic) of the various cruises. Now and then a full-page, color photograph of the various strange places and strange people they visited. One has the caption “A wonderful tropical evening in Colombo was enjoyed in company with a Senegalese temple dancer.” Under these large, color illustrations are slips of printed paper in English explaining them. On one page we can see the formal funeral of one of the crew entitled, “The Last Parade.” There are two pages depicting the famed Neptune ceremony that is performed whenever a crew and ship of any nation crosses the equator. These pictures are hilarious. One of them is accompanied by a caption that says, “For dedicated housewives take: 1 spoon paprika pepper, axel grease, vinegar, shake well, and serve a refreshing cocktail, but be careful to prepare for constipation.” Many pictures of natives, Arabs, scenery monuments, etc., are present. One rather moving news clipping in English is seen along with a picture of Captain Buerkner laying a wreath at the foot of the British War Memorial in Ceylon. The recital is beautiful and the author prays for peace between Britain and Germany to prevail. Extremely rare are two visitation pictures of the Führer Adolf Hitler, himself, along with Admiral Raider officiating at the ceremony of the relaunching of the ship. There’s also a picture of Hitler and high officials disembarking the ship. Then there is the occasion of a cruise to India and Sumatra. Pictures of natives, another cruise map, pictures of local scenery in many climes. Then Norway, Finland, Sweden, etc. Some of these pictures are absolutely classic and beautiful. Many pictures abound of the crew in training and enjoying R & R, great picture of a U-boat in the North Sea, and, of course, pictures of sailors with a girl in every port. There is page after page of officers and crew enjoying ‘faraway places with strange-sounding names.’ There are pictures of the Argentine army in parade formation looking like mirror images of their German soldier and sailor comrades; pictures of the Sphinx and pyramids; visits to Arab lands; another original photo of Adolf Hitler, and the caption says: “The Führer boards the Panzerschiffe (armored ship) Deutschland. There’s a nice picture of a sailor of the training ship Gorch Fock and a picture of the ship; a wonderful picture of the ship’s ‘bug’ (its coat of arms) and the Iron Cross masthead; a beautiful picture of the marine, Garrison Kirsch, in Wilhelmshaven with the emblems of famous ships around the alter; pictures of assembled sailors of the Third Komp with several individual group pictures. Present is another news clipping heralding the arrival of Emden and the spectacular welcome by the plane of the Royal Navy’s HMS Emerald. Several more full-color pages are loosely found at the back of the book. This is one of the largest and most complete albums that we have ever found dealing with an important German ship of the line. All pictures are intact. The album cover in leather is very tattered and part of the spine is missing, but like the ship it stood the test of time and the entire interior is in great condition. This should be in a museum archive or in the collection of a responsible collector, who will realize the importance of this rare volume. The album measures 15 x 11 ½ inches and is 1 1/16 inches thick. We won’t undertake to count the pictures, but suffice it to say there are hundreds and all are prodigiously important and extremely interesting. We priced it most reasonably in the hopes that it finds a good home, but bear in mind its importance and realize that the candid pictures of Hitler are worth more than the cost of the whole album.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Ship Logbook

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 Logbook from the Training Ship Gorch Fock (Item ALBUMS 3-13; KRIEG 10-12)

DESCRIPTION:  Here is a great hand-lettered and pictured logbook from a sailor who was assigned on the three-masted barque that was the first of a series built as school ships for the German Navy in 1933. This was the glorious Gorch Fock named for the German writer Johann Kinau, who wrote under the pseudonym ‘Gorch Fock.’ Kinau had died in the 1916 Battle of Jutland aboard the cruiser SMS Wiesbaden. Gorch Fock served as a training vessel for the German Reichsmarine prior to WWII. During the war, she was a stationary office ship in Stralsund until she was officially reactivated on April 19, 1944. On May 1, 1945, the crew scuttled her in shallow waters off Rügen in an attempt to avoid her capture by the Soviets, who had already fired at her for 45 minutes with tanks. She was then raised and salvaged and unfortunately she was now in the hands of the Reds and renamed Tovarishch (Comrade)—a terrible end to a proud German ship that now unfortunately was in homeport in Odessa. After the dissolution of the horrid Red dream in 1991, Tovarishch sailed under the Ukrainian flag and after several more transfers—including to England—she was transported to Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and then after some repairs she was finally returned to Stralsund in 2003. On November 29, 2003, the ship was rechristened Gorch Fock and is now a museum attraction there. On August 23, 1958, a modern Gorch Fock was launched in her honor and sails today again as a training ship for the German Navy.

The Logbook

This hard-bound notebook consists of about 30 pages of writing with the most charming hard-drawn illustrations done by the log’s owner who was the sailor Hermann Tegethoff, who held the German rank of Obermatrosengefreiter (senior seaman first class). The logbook is a history of his service on this famed ship of the line the SSS (Segelschulschiff, sailing school ship) Gorch Fock. It begins with a dramatic picture of the ship that Hermann had pasted in the inside front cover and around the picture he drew the black, red, and white colors of the Third Reich with two swastika flags: one civil and the other the Reichskriegsfahne (war flag). Next there is a drawing depicting the ship in a storm and under it is the sailors’ motto (Seefahrt tut not!) roughly translated ‘sea travel through anything!’) Then there are several written passages with photos and lists of officers with a great depiction (drawing) of a typical German sailor along with nomenclature of the ship. Next is a great, rare photo of the launching of Gorch Fock 3.5.1933 in Hamburg. Next he writes of the beginning of his training starting in 1936 and this goes for several pages with some pictures of ship life. He then talks of voyages to Sweden and Russia and he makes a drawing of the flags of these countries with more photos of the ship and its maintenance, then more history of his service, more ship pictures, a trip to Flensburg Marine School with a photo of the building along with a map he drew of the German/Danish border known as the Flensburger Förde. There are more drawings of possibly himself at work aboard ship, more about Flensburg then a charming page of his illustrations of comrades of the crew at work followed by a picture hand drawn on a whole page of sailors at work before the mast, then a great drawing of the crew at parade rest, the Korporalschaft and their corporal, then two more pages of text that comes to an end 20/3/1936. This must have been the end of the tour and his training. This is indeed a living history of one of the brave sailors who ‘go down to the sea in ships.’ I hope he survived the terrible war and here is the true testament to his memory and the memory of the beautiful stately ship Gorch Fock.

PRICE: $1,450.00

 

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Possibly the album's creator

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
BDM girl; HJ naval cadet

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Julius Streicher makes his entrance

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
KDF excursion

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Seagull patriot

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
First Hitler photograph

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
SA security squad

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Leni Riefenstahl

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Political leaders march in

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Notice images of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
The Führer with children

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Von Blomberg; second from the right of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Note image is out of focus: candid shot

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Another out-of-focus image: candid shot

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Hitler at the podium

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Die Externsteine

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Traditional costumes

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
RAD workers

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
The Führer greets the people

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Note the hand out of focus: definitely candid

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
In focus

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Nighttime festivities

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
The Hermann's Denkmal

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Visit by an important official

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Traditional costumes

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
In focus

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
Family photos

Photo Album with Candid Shots of Hitler
More family photos

 Special Photo Album with Candid Photos of Adolf Hitler (Item ALBUMS 3-14; AH 28-10)

DESCRIPTION:  Question: Do you have any knowledge of how rare and seldom encountered are CANDID images of Adolf Hitler? He was possibly the most-photographed world leader of all time, but the images we see of him today were mostly professional ones taken mainly by his official photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann. This album, however, was put together by a man who was an SA (Storm Trooper) of some rank and standing. We bought it from his nephew who thought it should be shared by historians and collectors in the world rather than gathering dust in his closet in Nuremberg, Germany, where it was stored for the last 80 some years. The album is comprised of mostly photographic snapshots taken by this man at the Nuremberg Reichsparteitag of 1934, the annual Party Congress held at Nuremberg. The 1934 rally was named the “Reichsparteitag der Einheit und Stärke” (Rally of Unity and Strength) and it was the one party congress that was depicted in the fabulous film Triumph of the Will put together by the film genius, Leni Riefenstahl. Now the incredible fact about this album is that this SA officer was able to take 15 close-up photographs of the Führer that are seen on the pages of this album. This would normally be next to impossible as Hitler was usually ringed with SS uniformed guards and plain-clothed security service agents (SD). Only a man with high security clearance could ever hope to be able actually aim a camera at the leader and shoot such completely candid photos of him. You can see plainly that these images are completely candid and were never for publication by the very nature of them. At least one or two are actually a bit out of focus, which make this album semiprecious, indeed. No U.S. president since Abraham Lincoln has been even one percent as open in his public appearance. Hitler rode standing erect in his Mercedes touring car before hundreds of thousands of cheering admirers when he appeared for various events. This drove the SS and SD security people crazy, but he felt that his people loved him and we know he loved them so he continued to bare his body in these situations right up to 1944. The first candid photos are taken from afar and any German citizen cold take such photos, but the later ones in the album could only have been taken by a person with top-level security credentials. Along with the photographic record of the Reichsparteitag, there are a few pictures of the homeland in Germany’s Golden Age of the 1930s, before the horrid fratricidal war overtook the Fatherland. Everything in 1934 was sublime in the Germany Adolf Hitler had envisioned in his fulfilled promise to bring back prosperity to the German land and the essence of joyfulness and a beautiful form of heroic nationalism prevailed and this is reflected in the first full pages of the album where we see joyful occasions, river cruises, lawn parties, boating trips, etc., with jubilant and happy people enjoying themselves to the fullest while the ever-present swastika (the symbol of light! ) waves in the background. A really neat pair of pictures depicts a seagull sitting on the top of a swastika flag just like he was the actual finial of the flagpole and then in the next picture he flies forth as if to spread the word of the ‘Machtergreifung’ that was now finally a reality in heilige Deutschland. Then we see the preparedness for the Reichsparteitag and the first glimpses of the candid Hitler photos of as he arrives in Nuremberg to the thunderous applause of the hundreds of thousands of German people on both the sides of the street in the Nuremberg town center. Next, we see uniformed political-leader-corps functionaries getting ready to participate in the festivities. There is even a candid photo of Leni Riefenstahl, herself, descending the steps that lead to the tribune, and we see one of the Führer as he speaks from the tribune at night. This is followed by several pages showing all the glory and majesty of this fantastic event and then more Führer close-ups (real close-ups). He is greeted by children while accompanied by General Werner von Blomberg and other high-ranking officers. Following this are four wonderful photos of the Führer as he is escorted to the podium. Paul Joseph Goebbels and General von Blomberg are pictured here, also. The close-ups, I repeat, are 100-percent candid and unique and again the man taking these pictures absolutely had to be a very high official in the SA and possibly a friend in close association with Hitler. The photographer then takes some nice shots of ladies in traditional Tracht (regional dress) and at least two pages show the official visit of some highly placed political leader, and then more costume portrayals and regional celebrations. Then on two pages are four photos measuring 5 x 3 inches of Adolf Hitler as he mixes in and visits with some of the crowd. Here is proof that these were candid and not professional because at least two are just slightly out of focus. For publication purposes this just would never happen. After this—the last six pages—are the usual grandfather and grandbabies home photos. These are the most unusual pictures of the Führer we have ever seen in a private album and this is, in a word, precious, and in two more words, prodigiously important, to archival collectors— precious—but priced reasonably. Have you ever yearned for an actual one-of-a-kind original picture of Adolf Hitler; perhaps one like no one else has? Well, here is your chance to own 15 of them.

PRICE: $3,250.00; where could you find another?

 

 

 

 
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