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 Super German Album from RAD Days and Progressing to the Man’s Naval Service (Item ALBUMS 4-1)

DESCRIPTION:  This album is a bit strange, but wonderful. First, the owner was in the Reich’s Labor Service (RAD) and then he graduated to the Kriegsmarine (navy), but the album cover that is in beautiful condition is for the Luftwaffe (air force). It bears the Luftwaffe eagle beautifully embossed in silver with the words Erinnerungen an meine Dienstzeit” also embossed in silver. Inside there is a handwritten dedication that may explain the Luftwaffe cover. Anyway, the inscription on the front cover reads (translated): “In memory of my service time.” The first dramatic-looking picture identifies the former owner who was 19 years old at the time when he was an Arbeitsmann (labor soldier), as Hermann. On the next two pages he shows pictures of his superior officers in 1939, and he is seen with his Zug (group) and his section leader, Kaufmann. On the next page 15 it is noted that the picture is missing. This is the only one missing of 134 taken when our Hermann was in the RAD and the other half when he entered the naval service in 1939 or 1940. I would have to say that 90 percent of the pictures show uniformed servicemen with images of camp life in lots of pictures of ceremonies involving his comrades, training-ship exercises, etc. This is definitely one of the better albums we have ever encountered. The personal touch expressed in these pictures is wonderful!

PRICE: $350.00

 

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album
Possibly the album's owner

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album
The entire crew

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album
Candid image of Hitler at a launching

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album
Another candid photo of the Führer and Dr. Goebbels on board the launched ship

SA Marine Album
A parade in Kiel

SA Marine Album
Deutsches Eck

SA Marine Album
Senior Ladies' Auxiliary

SA Marine Album
Veterans march

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album
Vorwarts

SA Marine Album
Relatives in the Wehrmacht

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album

SA Marine Album
The front in Norway

SA Marine Album
The last page with glue ins

Great SA Marine Album (Item ALBUMS 4-2; SA 14-26)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the 10 nicest albums we have ever had. It is in mint shape and is covered in a soft brown or tan linen cover. Unfortunately the tie strings are missing that hold it all together but quite easily replaced. It is anything but the normal German WWII-era album. It is chock full of beautiful and RARE photos. It would take more time than we have to describe all the pictures to you, but at least we will tell you about some of the most important ones. The album opens with a 5x7 picture of two very-high-ranking SA officials who are seen walking the height over the Hamburg harbor. The next page has a picture of Marine SA men in seated formation looking like they are awaiting assignment. On the next page is a small photo of an SA man who probably was the owner of the album and beside this is a group shot of about 15 SA Marine troopers. And below is a picture of a Schnellboote with 3 troops ready to board and then an actual picture of Rudolf Hess visiting with the captain and the first mate; then another shot of the Schnellboote with crew and then, lo and behold, a great picture of the whole assembled crew in size 6 ½ x 5. Then more pictures of the ship and crew and in subsequent pages more great pictures of the ship, officers, and crew. Also there are pictures of the training ships Horst Wessel and Gorch Fock. Then Surprise!, an original photo of Adolf Hitler with a shipbuilder launching a vessel. Then many more photos of the SA crewmen doing their nautical thing. Then more ship launching, a photo of the captain and then a beautiful 7x5 original picture of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels on board a ship along with naval officers conversing with an important shipbuilder and his wife. *Please take note: that close-up, candid photo of the Führer could only have been taken by persons who had the highest security clearance as the owner of this album possibly had. Then there is a 7x5 photo of a reviewing stand with political leaders awaiting a parade on the Ludwigstrasse in Munich. A wonderful 7x5 photo shows Reichswehr troops marching past a jubilant public gathering. Further are pictures of the Deutsches Eck monument and the Brandenberg gate festooned with swastikas. Additional photos show a meeting of party members at a Biergarten, the march past of the NSKOV veterans and more marching political-leader corps, SA, et al. There are about 17 pictures of some of the SA marine troopers after they enlisted in the army. There are camp scenes, battle-front scenes, placement scenes all over east and west with soldiers, a neat picture of a German soldier dispensing goodies to children probably in France, the grave of a fallen comrade, more candid scenes, and at the end a beautiful Christmas card from 1941 with pine-tree branch, candle, and inside the back cover is an art plate from a German magazine that says it all about patriotism and firm resolve.

PRICE: $750.00; This is a very special album indeed!

 

Wehrmacht

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FANTASTIC HISTORIC GERMAN GENERAL'S GROUP (Item ALBUMS 4-3; WEHR 2-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is without a doubt one of the finest assemblages ever offered from the personal effects of one of the more important German generals. General Waldemar Erfurth was the official Wehrmacht historian for the O.K.W., Supreme Command, and he was a very close friend of Marshal Mannerheim of Finland. He virtually lived in the Finnish Army Headquarters from June of 1941 until September of 1944 as a German-language instructor in its War Academy. Years before, in the 1920s, he had met the young Mannerheim and was his language instructor at the same academy. His association with Finland and its leaders goes way back to the WWI era. Erfurth and Mannerheim became fast friends until the fatal end of the anti-Communist European struggle. There is a color picture that goes with this grouping of General Erfurth's funeral in the 1950s, that shows a portrait painting of the Marshal with General Erfurth in earlier, happier days. The medal display pictured alongside the funeral bier contained many Finnish orders, and a photocopied page from General Erfurth's service record is also included along with other information about him.

The collection includes:

# 1: A large, fantastic album that is one of the most historically important pieces of documentation and photographic excellence to ever emerge from the annals of the Second World War. This huge leather-bound album is the official record of the historic meeting between Adolf Hitler and Field Marshal Carl Von Mannerheim of Finland. Mannerheim was the builder of the "Mannerheim Line," the western guard against Russia, and served as President from 1944 to 1946. The album contains 39 photographs in 9" x 6¾" format. They are mostly sepia tone and some stark black and white. Each one is a masterpiece of photographic art, leading us to believe they are Heinrich Hoffman originals. The Finnish shield is embossed in gold on the thick, leather cover. The overall size of the album is 17" x 12" x 1½" thick. This one-of-a-kind archival treasure was obviously presented to General Erfurth by the Finnish Government, or Marshal Mannerheim, himself.

# 2: The complete dinner service having belonged to the late General consisting of 120 separate pieces of the finest in Dresden china. Dinner-Service List: 2 covered vegetable bowls, 1 coffee pot (no lid), 1 chocolate pot, 1 tea pot, 1 sugar bowl and creamer, 2 different-sized odd-shaped vegetable bowls (uncovered), 12 coffee or chocolate cups, 12 tea cups, 1 large meat platter, 2 large serving dishes, 2 different-sized oval dishes, 1 gravy bowl, 12 soup bowls, 24 tea cups, 12 dinner plates, 22 lunch plates, 2 dessert plates. The set is absolutely stunning.

PRICE: Price on request.

 

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Great Picture Album of German Soldier’s WWII Memories (Item WEHR 34-14; ALBUM 4-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the very best Wehrmacht Heer albums were have ever run across. First of all, the cover is in a rich, leather binding with a metal German Stahlhelm in the left corner (attached) and in silver print the words “Meine Dienstzeit” (My Service Time). The album definitely was the property of a soldier whose pictures occur all the way through the entire album. The opening largest picture shows the entire regiment including this soldier among them. Pictures include several bandsmen who can be recognized by their swallowtail epaulets on each shoulder. Thus our young hero was a musician and the next picture is of him with the bandsman’s swallows on the shoulders. He wears spectacles. In the next few photos he is seen in his new, recruit helmet and uniform with his comrades. Additional photographs show him at training in the 1930s followed with great pictures of the marching band and its bandmaster. Then comes a wonderful nighttime photo of the division’s playing at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. This was a Grosse Koncert in 1937. Then there is a page with more pictures depicting the uniformed band. After that some more clear-and-concise photos of the bandsmen. After this the action begins as the regiment is sent on the mission to free the Sudetenland in 1938. Our hero is clearly seen in several of the photos and then they are in Austria after the Anschluss. Our soldier is seen again beating on a large, bass drum in the victory parade. Here are some great band photos. Then we see the opening of the French and Belgian campaigns. Note the dragon’s teeth that was meant to stop the German panzers (they didn’t!). There are some super pictures of the German soldiers in Prague and pictures of the early Panzers and all sorts of comradeship hijinks and beach parties. Then we see page after page of camp life, armored vehicles, R&R scenes for the warriors and then a couple of pages of pictures of French prisoners including Negroids and Arabs, smashed French tanks, field guns, airplanes, bridges, etc. There are more pages of the Germans relaxing and enjoying field chow. Many, many pictures vividly show us what it was all about, for real. This is about the nicest album that we have seen that is identifiable with one particular German soldier.

PRICE: $850.00 but specially reduced to $490.00; a real bargain.

 

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Photo Album (SS?) (Item ALBUM 4-4)

DESCRIPTION: The album has about fifty photographs, but we have seen only a couple or three showing the former owner as an Allegemeine-SS recruit. There is also a picture of his father as a police officer. In a few of pages at the back the owner has glued in some newspapers clippings showing SS officers that he admired. They include SS-Oberführer Kurt Meyer, SS Obergruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, and SS Obersturmbannführer Joachim Peiper. The album contains some pictures of mountain hiking and there is an interesting picture of his unit marching up to the Berghof to be greeted by the Führer. He must have been a member of an SS ski battalion. The album is in mint condition and measures 13½ x 9½ inches. It has the metallic German helmet placed on the cover with the silver words “Kriegserinnerungen” (Wartime Memories).

PRICE: $200.00

 

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Great Wedding Album from Waffen-SS Officer (Item ALBUM 4-5; WAF 7-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a prodigiously important album from the wedding of a Waffen-SS officer who, from his collar tabs, would appear to be an SS-Obertsturmführer, or first lieutenant. The SS marriage could be officiated by a priest or pastor if the couple were religiously inclined. There was no rule one way or another about this, but it could also be officiated by the commander of an SS unit who handed them bread and salt symbolizing life itself. There was an exchange of rings either standard types or the special SS rings with runic symbolism. See Item SS 21-3 for information on these special wedding rings worn by both the bride and the groom. There are 33 pictures that are all original; not copies. They were taken with at least two types of film one of which was developed with the ragged edges, and the other the straight edges. We presume that this wedding took place in the war years because of the impressive group of medals that the groom wears. He also wears the adjutant’s cord so was probably an aide-de-camp to all well-known field commander. The first two pictures show scenes of the German village that was where the ceremony took place; a very typical setting probably in the Rhineland from the style of the buildings. Then we see the arrival of the bride and groom and the wedding party (other officers). On third page there is highly interesting picture of the bride symbolically touching the bread which contains the salt while the groom holds an SS sword by its blade as a symbol of honor and protection of his home and family. Next there is a picture of the man who performed the ceremony whom it seems is an NSDAP SA leader, probably the civic officer who performed such marriages on a regular basis. Next is a wonderful picture of the young couple exchanging wedding rings and then a picture of an SS officer (best man?) giving a talk about the young lieutenant, his comrade. In the next the groom reaches for a pen and then signs the wedding roster and then the bride signs as well with an SS officer witnessing this. There are a few repeat pictures here in different sizes. Then comes the sacred moment when they are joined together. Some of these pictures are also duplicates in different sizes. There is a beautiful picture of the couple they leave the building together. There is also a nice picture of the mother of either the bride or groom and some relatives sitting at a table. The best man and lady are also seen leaving the premises after the ceremony. Other pictures are shown of family with the marrying official (poorly taken with flash defect). There is a great picture of the couple in the auto once again with the NSKK official conversing with the ranking officer. There is a neat picture of the NSKK official who was also present. There are two really great pictures of the whole wedding party, officers, ladies, and the marriage official. The album is put together with plywood covers. The pictures range in size from 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches to 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. The album is a historical archival treasure so seldom ever seen covering this aspect of the saga of the SS. The album measures 11 x 10 inches and is a wonderful, original, precious item to be preserved in honor.

PRICE: $1,600.00

 

 
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