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Christmas 2006 Greetings from 1940 (Item WEHR 23-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is a great original Mettlach Christmas plate from the 79th Infantry Division. It has the 1939 Iron Cross with pine branches and across the top it says “Kriegs-Weihnachten 1940,” which translates to “War-Christmas 1940.” Under the Iron Cross it says “Tapfer und Treu!,” which translates to “Valiant and Loyal!” The plate is by Villeroy & Boch Mettlach, the world’s most famous maker of beer steins and specific-edition souvenir plates. It measures 8 inches in diameter and is of the soft, coffee color. It’s a beautiful remembrance of the German Wehrmacht observance of Christmas regardless of the terrible war cast upon the fatherland and the sacrifice of German youth.

PRICE: $475.00

 

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Christmas Plate by Mettlach (Item WEHR 23-2)

DESCRIPTION: This wonderful plate by the world-famous maker of fine beer steins and special, commemorative plates from the combined forces of the Deutsches Wehrmacht, which by then was engaged in heavy combat on various fronts. The plates were sent form the Villeroy & Boch factory to soldiers of the Reich as presents from the besieged fatherland. Knowing that regardless of the terrible war the German soldier remembers always Weihnacht (Christmas) and in German hearts always was the recognition of what they were fighting for: Reich, folk, leader, and holy Europe. The plate measures 8 3/4 inches in diameter and is the glossy, white texture. The design is traditional except for the national eagle with crossed swords. The company logo is clearly imprinted on the back with a small potter’s imperfection just above; not detracting. This is very rare.

PRICE: $495.00

 

Wehrmacht and NS Party China Dinnerware (Item WEHR 23-5; NSD 13-5)

DESCRIPTION: The items below are a group of ceramic dinnerware from the war years. It is quite common in Europe, but we have had people contact us by phone and email thinking that they might have an absolute treasure, but not realizing that these pieces were produced and distributed in the many, many millions. They are certainly collectables today, but do not command a lot of money by any means. They are all original pieces and many of them were produced by the best of German porcelain companies such as Meissen, Rosenthal, K.P.M.-Hutschenreuther, Bauscher, Weiden, etc. The ones that we have are all in very good condition (perfect, unless otherwise noted). They all bear the imprint under the glaze of the National Socialist eagle, or, in some cases, the cogged wheel of the Labor Front. The prices vary by whom made them because there are collectors of the famous-name pieces, but we have kept them all as reasonable as possible unlike a few sites where they ask extremely high prices considering that what they have is “genuineNazi. At Germania we try to keep things reasonable and affordable.

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Wehrmacht and NS Party China Dinnerware (WEHR 23-5-b; NSD 13-5-b)

DESCRIPTION: This is a soup bowl marked with the Deutschearbeitsfront, or DAF cogged-wheel logo by Hutschenreuther in Selb, Bavaria. Around this is written and translated: “Beauty of Work and Model of the Corps.” Its famous lion is shown as the company logo. It’s 9 inches in diameter and shows wear on the front from years of use in the 1940s.

More items like these are available at "German Mess Hall Porcellain".

PRICE: SOLD


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Wehrmacht and NS Party China Dinnerware (WEHR 23-5-j; NSD 13-5-j)

DESCRIPTION: This is a huge central salad or pasta bowl. It could be for stew, also. This one is a treasure made by none other than KPM, Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin. This was absolutely the most prestigious of all the manufacturers of porcelain in the world. This was the porcelain of the kings and emperors of Germany. This porcelain manufactory gets its name when it was taken over by the famous Prussian King Frederick the Great, in 1763. At that time the scepter mark was introduced. This great center table bowl was produced for the Kriegsmarine, or German Navy. It has the eagle used only by the navy over the ‘M,’ the letter denoting Marine, the German word for navy. Under this is the crown over the ‘KPM’ letters and the date 1941, the second year of the Second World War. This is huge dish measuring 12 inches in diameter. This is in absolutely perfect shape throughout.

More items like these are available at "German Mess Hall Porcellain".

PRICE: SOLD


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Wehrmacht and NS Party China Dinnerware (WEHR 23-5-L; NSD 13-5-L )

DESCRIPTION: This is a huge porcelain Eintopfessen tureen by KPM. For the story on KPM look at No. 10 for a brief explanation. This is an extreme rarity and a really great addition to any Kriegsmarine collection, or for any good collection of WWII relics. The item is not in the common variety. It’s in practically mint condition and as we stated--huge. It is in the classic style as used by the Deutschen Wehrmacht in its mess halls. It would be great for a Gulaschsuppe or a Hirsch stew, but because it’s for the Kriegsmarine, it probably will be “navy-bean soup.” The bowl is about 7 inches high, not counting the handles, and about 10 inches wide with an opening of about 9 inches. Being from ‘KPM,’ it has the wonderful, almost Allach, sheen. This is truly beautiful center piece for sure.

More items like these are available at "German Mess Hall Porcellain".

PRICE: SOLD


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China Dinnerware: Bowl (Item WEHR 23-5-Q & NSD 13-5-P & RAD 6-4)

DESCRIPTION:  A mess hall bowl 1938 for the Reich Labor Corp (Reichsarbeitsdienst).  It was made by the Meissen-based company Kaesfuer, Saxonia and it bears their mark -- crossed swords supporting a crown. The plare measures 9 inches in diameter and in perfect condition. With the usual slight and light food staining in the bowl (natural and expected.) This is much more rare than the army types.

PRICE: $135.00

 

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Match Safe for Pioneer in German Army (Item WEHR 23-7)

DESCRIPTION: Pioneer=sapper or combat engineer; a military specialist in using the tools and techniques of engineering under combat conditions, who may perform any of a variety of such tasks. Here is a match cover that is obviously for such an individual soldier. It certainly makes sense that a pioneer would need to keep his matches dry in such a way since moisture could be his oft-times enemy. The cover measures 2 x 1 3/4 inches and is in aluminum. It shows the German helmet, pick and shovel, crossed Mauser 98s, and the traditional Wehrmacht oak-leaf design. It’s in great condition, overall.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Wolchowstock (Eastern Front) (Item WEHR 23-8; WAF 7-8)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very historically important item of German Wehrmacht history. These hand-carved sticks are named after the region known as Wolchow, where hard fighting was experienced by the Germany army, Luftwaffe, and Waffen-SS; especially the SS division, Frundsberg, in the late war years. Throughout the eastern campaign these sticks carved by Poles, Russians, and Ukrainians were given as tokens of friendship to the German soldiers from their Slavic supporters. On page 174 in Brian L. Davis’ book, German Army Uniforms, there is a picture of an officer who carries one of these sticks. Under the picture it says that the Wolchowstock is carved to commemorate the particular unit or campaign that to this officer would be appropriate. The sticks seldom show up today and they are always considered a real trophy of the vicious fighting in the war against Bolshevism that raged in the eastern territories. This particular piece is of the army style with the typical Slavic design intricately carved in several distinct sections with a crude, but familiar, Nazi eagle and swastika at the mid-top portion with the Iron Cross on the other side. The stick is very typical of the art form and is truly a historically important museum piece. It has the original leather thong attached. The length is 27 1/2 inches. The condition is fine. Don’t let this one get away; especially if you are a student or collection or eastern-front items of history.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Wolchowstock (Eastern Front) (Item WEHR 23-9; WAF 7-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very historically important item of German Wehrmacht history. These hand-carved sticks are named after the region known as Wolchow, where hard fighting was experienced by the Germany army, Luftwaffe, and Waffen-SS; especially the SS division, Frundsberg, in the late war years. Throughout the eastern campaign these sticks carved by Poles, Russians, and Ukrainians were given as tokens of friendship to the German soldiers from their Slavic supporters. On page 174 in Brian L. Davis’ book, German Army Uniforms, there is a picture of an officer who carries one of these sticks. Under the picture it says that the Wolchowstock is carved to commemorate the particular unit or campaign that to this officer would be appropriate. The sticks seldom show up today and they are always considered a real trophy of the vicious fighting in the war against Bolshevism that raged in the eastern territories. This stick was carved and presented to a member of the German Luftwaffe and is the busiest and most historically important example we have ever seen. It stands as a memory of the hard fighting at the Demyansk Pocket. See Wikipedia on the internet to find reference to this the most heroic struggle of the German forces in WWII. In the mid portion of the carved stick it says: “Festung Demyansk.” The carver, who was obviously a pro-German Russian or Ukrainian, had carved animals such as various birds and rabbits all over the design. Why? Below his perception of the Luftwaffe eagle are the large carved letter ‘H.S.’ These are probably the initials of the soldier who was the recipient. Among the birds is a pair of fighting roosters. Almost at the bottom of the stick it says ‘Winter 1941-42.’ Winding around the stick between birds and rabbits are the words “Südöstlich des Ulmen See.” What this refers to we don’t know, but it certainly had meaning to the warrior who received it. In any case this is without a doubt one of the best one of these elusive sticks that has ever shown up. Its length is 27 1/2 inches. Considering that this was one of the most hard-fought battles for all practical purposes. It was tank against tank and hand to hand; almost 90,000 German troops along with about 100,000 auxiliaries were trapped in the pocket, and this included the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd, and 290th infantry division, as well as the Waffen-SS Totenkopf Division. The Luftwaffe lost 265 transport aircraft. Some 3,000 German soldiers lost their lives and 10,000 were wounded. The courageous Germans and other allied European forces finally, against vastly superior enemy numbers, broke out in a fantastic effort never to be forgotten in the annals of war. But it had a disastrous affect later at Stalingrad because the Luftwaffe simply did not have the necessary supplies and resources to supply Stalingrad and this was the main reason for the tragic loss. The stick is an important memento of the last struggle of the western nations against the malignant forces of communism with its allied support.

PRICE: $750.00

 

 

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Fantastic Wolchowstock; Intricately Carved, Eastern Front, Battle Remembrance Stick (Item WEHR 23-9a; WAF 7-9a)

DESCRIPTION: The Wolchowstöcke were carved by native supporters of the Wehrmacht in their campaign in the east (Operation Barbarossa). You can read about these wonderful relics in the descriptions above of two examples that have been sold. The general description of just why they were created and used is explained there. Those two sticks were certainly among the best we had ever seen and I never thought I would ever see a better one, but sure enough, the one we now offer is the ultimate prize in this category. The shape is far different from others that we have had or seen; a quarter of the of the carved area is flat whereby the rest of it is the usual round, stick form like the ones that are above on this page. On this flat area on the obverse side are three nicely hand-carved representations inside circular areas. The first top one depicts the Third Reich eagle that sits above the swastika wreath. The Germans commonly used this symbol as a tunic accessory on their uniforms. In the middle of the carvings is a mobile swastika positioned sort of in the manner as used by the eastern territory officials of the NSDAP. Below this is the Iron Cross. All three symbols are surrounded with geometric patterns that look like wheat sheaths. The stick recounts in its carvings the original owner’s battle experiences between 1941 and 1943. The reverse of the stick has a bantam rooster in a circular frame like the ones on the obverse. What the significance of this is, I’m afraid I don’t know; however, these areas of intense combat are spelled out and carved into the stick: Ladogasee, Wolchow, and Tschudowo.

Ladogasee—Lake Ladoga—is found in Russia and was the scene of continuing WWII conflict because it was practically the only access to the besieged city of Leningrad. Lake Ladoga is the largest lake in Europe. The original owner of the stick probably was involved in the skirmishes there.

Wolshow is the area that the stick gets its name from and also has much to do with the siege of Leningrad which began September 8, 1941, and ended January 27, 1944, for a duration of 872 days, the longest siege In modern history.

Tschudowo was the setting for yet another furious battle in the siege of Leningrad on August 20, 1941. This was part of the Wolshow front where the Red Army showed fierce resistance.

So the former owner of this Wolchowstock was obviously a veteran of these horrific battles and was clearly proud of his role to immortalize it in this way. We have said this stick was a very special one, and it surely is!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German Army Officer’s Cap Insignia Group (Item WEHR 23-10)

DESCRIPTION: The eagle and the wreath and cockade are all original. It’s mounted on a piece of cardboard. At this point all the pins are tight and intact. We will not be responsible if the buyer moves these pins and one or two come loose or breaks when bending the prongs. The items are aluminum and can easily snap off if they are bent or straightened too many times.

PRICE: $78.00

 

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Original Oil Painting of a German Cavalry Officer (Item WEHR 23-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is a great original rendering of a Germany cavalry officer in large proportion—25 x 38 inches. It’s painted on canvas and the canvas was long ago glued onto a board. The officer, who looks to be a major, holds a riding crop and wears several award medals to include the War Service Cross with swords for combatants, and two rider proficiency badges. His ribbon bar has the Second Class WWI Iron Cross, the Eastern Front Medal, Long Service Medals, the WWI Service Medal, etc. This is really a very nice dramatic rendering and an important historical find.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Book Jahrbuch des deutschen Heeres, 1942 (Item WEHR 23-12)

DESCRIPTION: This 212-page book is the “Yearbook of the German Army, 1942 and was published for Der Oberkommando des Heeres. Many pictures along with text tracing the victories and advances of the Wehrmacht are within its pages. This includes officers, equipment, personnel, etc. It has slick, fine pages in the pictorial sections with first-rate reproduction of the photos. This is historically important and in fine condition with plastic-covered original dust cover.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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