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Kaiser Reich

Wehrmacht

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M-18 Double-Decal Army Helmet with Early National Colors Decal (Item WEHR 27-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is absolutely the best one of these helmets we have ever seen (practically in mint condition and 100 percent original, and never messed with.) This Model 1918 is easily distinguished from the Model 1916 by the presence of an extra rivet on each side of the neck guard that appears on the 16 while the 1918 model has only the post lug and one rivet 2 inches forward of the lug. The 1916 and 1918 models were reissued for use by the new Wehrmacht. These ‘transitionals’ were used mostly in these two models. There was an Austrian model, as well, designated as the M-16. This classic M-18 that we offer here is the pea-soup-green dress parade helmet. The decals are 100 percent all there and unscratched. The liner is in beautiful shape with size 55 in a circle stamped into the leather. The chinstrap is marked at its end, but we can’t quite make it out. The strap has not been unbuckled in probably 60-odd years. We just don’t want to mess with it. If there would be a transition helmet out there in better shape I’d dearly like to see it. This one is in incredibly wonderful shape throughout. They just don’t come better. So here it is the most familiar item belonging to the German soldier in the early glory days of the Deutsches Wehrmacht.

PRICE:    UNFORTUNATELY, SOLD

 

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Mod-1916 Transition Helmet (Single Decal) (Item WEHR 27-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful example of the Mod-16 transition helmet of the German Wehrmacht-Heeres. This one is in the traditional deep-gray combat color and the single-eagle decal is nice and silvery bright. The liner is all intact and the WWI strap lugs are still attached with the outside rivet holding them secure. The difference between the Mod-16 and Mod-18 is basically that second rivet. The helmet is stamped ‘ET-82’ inside the rim. The chinstrap is stamped ‘1912’ with a company of manufacturer, as well. The paint is all intact (unscratched) with a bit of old surface rust or corrosion showing through on the brim (does not really detract at all). This is just a very fine specimen of the helmet worn by the early Wehrmacht soldiers in the field; a truly romantic vision despite the trash talk of William Shirer in his yellow-rag book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich where he says he is struck by the ugliness of the German helmet. Later in the book, this hater states that he was also was struck by the ugliness of the German woman, as well. “Yeah, right!” Anyway, here is a chance to acquire a great Stalhelm at a decent price.

PRICE:   $1,850.00

 

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Small Soldier’s Album (Item WEHR 27-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a really great little album; yes, little. It measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches. It seems to be a special album possibly issued to the soldiers who liberated France. It was probably an issue by the Wehrmacht command and it has the stamp in front from the Kommandant von Gross Paris. There are 51 crisp, clean photos by a soldier who knew what he was doing with his camera. The stamp in is front is something we have often seen before. The soldiers in 1940 at the western front would seek to have this stamp on their Soldbuch as well as other things as their official souvenir of France. There are some great 2 x 3-inch photos here of the wreckage from bombing, airplanes, tanks, cavalry, individually posed soldiers, camp scenes, etc. This is just a great little personal photo album from the life of a proud German soldier.

PRICE:   SOLD

 

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Ring for German WWII Medical Corps Personnel (Sanitätstruppe Personal) (Item WEHR 27-5)

DESCRIPTION: This beautiful ring was the official one used by the Amt für Gesundheitsdienst. It was authorized for wear by Truppenarzt (medical examiner) and Sanitätsinspektur (medical inspector) and various other Sanitätsoffizier (medical officers). The information as to the persons authorized comes from some of the papers and notations of the silversmith who produced these rings at the behest and authorization of the Amt für Wehrmacht Gesundheitsdienst, the Army Medical Department. It was ordered and obviously some were made and delivered, but as we have said before, such rings although official, were not issue items, rather they were individually purchased by personnel authorized to wear them. This ring is particularly beautiful. It uses the familiar art-deco shank as used on several other Schnell-designed rings. The top is a frame in silver containing a Stalhelm or steel helmet with the Teutonic sword crossed with the caduceus, the universal symbol of the medical profession. This is the rod with the serpent wrapped around it. The reason for the sword is to differentiate the design from the normal medical logo and show that this is military medical. This is, of course, in mint condition and is crafted in ‘835’-grade silver and so stamped inside the shank. We have about five of these and in different sizes so if you are purchasing one you might mention the size you wish to have and perhaps we can accommodate you. This is a rare piece of Third Reich jewelry at a very nominal price.

PRICE:   $335.00

 

Ultimate Hitler document
Ultimate Hitler document

Ultimate Hitler document
All three signatures
Ultimate Hitler document
Adolf Hitler
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Ultimate Hitler document
Ultimate Hitler document
Hitler's official title
Ultimate Hitler document
Ultimate Hitler document
The Reichs War Ministry
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Signed, Adolf Hitler
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Original period photo
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Dr. Goebbels
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Der Fuhrer
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Frick and Blomberg
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Dr. Robert Ley and v. Fritsch
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V. Blomberg with Hitler
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V. Blomberg & v. Fritsch with Goring
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The generals with the Fuhrer
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V. Blomberg & v. Fritsch with
Admiral Raeder
The Ultimate Hitler Document (Item WEHR 27-6 & AHSIG 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: Why do we call it that?  Because it definitely would be hard to beat! This document not only has the hand written signature of Adolf Hitler in the second year of his ascension to power (1934) but it is also signed by the Commander in Chief of the German armed forces, Werner Von Blomberg (Sept 2nd 1878 – March 14 1946). He was Minister of Defense of the German Reich. The other signature is of Werner Freiherr (Baron) Von Fritsch (Aug 4 1880 – Sept 22 1939). Both Blomberg and V. Fritsch were the first major leaders of the re-armed German Army under Adolf Hitler. In 1933, Blomberg rose to national prominence when he was appointed as Minister of Defense by Hitler. He became one of Hitler’s most devoted followers. He worked feverishly to expand the size and power of the army. It was he who encouraged Hitler to crack down on SA leader Ernst Rohm and his followers in 1934. It was also Blomberg who ordered all the solders in theWehrmacht to use the Pledge of Allegiance Oath to the Fuhrer -- the Reichswehreid instead of just to Volk und Fatherland. But unfortunately, there arose a scandal over his wife and Blomberg had to resign all of his posts in Jan of 1938. Later Von Fritsch was also forced to resign as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The bottom line seemed to be that Hermann Goring and Heinrich Himmler wanted to oust all the old school Prussian General Staff and replace them with younger men deemed more loyal and steeped in National Socialist ideology and marshal fervor. The resignation of these two commanders within a short time of each other came to be known as the Blomberg, Fritsch Affair. Werner v. Fritsch was a prominent Wehrmacht officer, a member of the German high Command, and the first German General to die in World War Two. In 1934, he was among the officers at the Hossback conference in 1937, when Adolf Hitler made his intentions known as to Germany’s agenda concerning lost territories that should be regained.

The Fuhrer replaced several other high ranking generals and ministers with people that he considered more loyal to him and friendlier with the NSDAP agenda.  Just before the outbreak of WWII in 1939 Fritsch was recalled to active service but in an inspection tour of the front in Poland he was mortally wounded (this was a very unusual activity for someone of his rank). As to the document we offer here it is truly incredible! To have all three of these most important and famous personalities on one document is nothing short of fantastic! Now as far as the purpose of this archival treasure is concerned, it is a demotion and a promotion for two different Wehrmacht officers. We have recounted here earlier that there was a ‘shake up’ in replacements under the suggestions and orders of the German Fuhrer. Herein a Col. Mueller is to be dismissed as inspector of the Western Wall but the order permits him to continue to wear his uniform.  Additionally, the document appoints Col. Kitzinger as the new inspector of the Western Wall.  Hitler, Blomburg and Fritsch hand signed the order in Berlin on Oct 26 1934.

With the document is a vintage photograph showing Hitler with Goebbels, Frick, Blomberg, Robert Ley and Von Frisch at the 1936 Olympic Games. Blomberg is the tall General in the center while Von. Fritsch is at the far right. So “Meine Damen und Herren” you see before you possibly the greatest Hitler signed document offered on the World Wide Web.  It is also ultra-important to the history of the German army as well. The document is framed nicely in a fine gilt presentation with special conservation museum handling with non-glare glass and 100% cotton-fiber material as to the matting, the document is not glued down, rather it is professionally mounted with acid-free water soluble material mountings. The glass is UV-filtering glass; in other words the effect is great, but more importantly this precious document is sealed and presented with all the professional care it deserves. We are talking about an ultra important historical document here, the size of the frame is 25 x 16. The size of the actual document is 8 x 11 inches. The period photo measures about 9 x 7. This fantastic, outstanding acquisition is one of Germania’s paramount discoveries. We are most extraordinarily proud to offer it to the museum or collector who is serious enough to recognize its prodigiously important significance. This archival treasure can definitely be called the ultimate Hitler document because of its wide range of great historical importance. We offer this great and prodigiously salient document at the very reasonable price of - - - 

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Penknife from the Front (Item WEHR 27-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is the typical small remembrance souvenir that German soldiers could buy at the PX that would be established in some of the liberated territories. The knife is a little over 3 1/2 inches long (closed) and the larger blade is about 2 3/4 inches long. The big blade is marked ‘Garante Stahl’ and underneath this it says ‘Germany.’ Don’t let that throw you because many of the blades were manufactured for ‘export,’ but when the war came along the same blades were used for the domestic pieces; even army-associated items. The grips are of mother-of-pearl with the words “Andenken an die Westfront” with a picture of the eternal “Deutsche” oak leaves and a bust of a helmeted German soldier. The words translate to “Souvenir of the West Front.” The condition is quite good throughout (blades and grips). This is a very good piece of WWII kitsch, but neat as all get-out!

PRICE:   $168.00

 

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Southwest Africa Commemorative Ashtray (Item WEHR 27-9; GERCOL 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful little ashtray that belonged to A. Ströhlein, who must have served in the German Southwest Africa Cavalry from 1904-1906. Along the edge are initials that work out to “Zur Erinnurung an mein Dienstzeit,” which translate to “In memory of my service time in Southwest Africa.” The ashtray is shaped and resembles a horseshoe and a miniature cavalry sword combine to demonstrate that this man was probably a Deutsche Reiter or cavalry officer. The piece is about 6 inches long and 4 1/4 inches wide. Two chips are slightly visible from the front. It’s very colorful and SWA items are extremely scarce. There are no company or maker’s marks. At this stage we will have to say this unique, possibly custom made for Herr or officer Ströhlein. It’s certainly a beautiful little 100-year-old piece of early kitsch-style art.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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1939 Clasp to the 1914 Iron Cross Second Class (Item WEHR 27-10)

DESCRIPTION: 1939 Spange zum 1914 eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse: If a candidate for award of the Iron Cross Second Class had already been awarded, the 1941 I.C II Class for actions in WWI he was given a clasp affixed to the black-and-white ribbon of the earlier award. The clasp was designed in the form of the Third Reich’s national eagle with outstretched wings surmounted on a bar baring the date 1939. It was worn in the second buttonhole of the service tunic. The example we have is in mint condition on an original 1914 unissued ribbon.

PRICE:   $265.00

 

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Smoking Pipe Display for the German PX Stores of WWII (Item WEHR 27-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of our most incredible finds in Germany at the Stuttgart Waffenborse (arms fair). What you see here is one of two cards that display several German-made superior smoking pipes manufactured of the finest briarwood and with Gutta Percha stems. They were manufactured by the Bruyere Company (bruyere means briar). They are as you can see of different lengths and bowl styles. Naturally they are in mint condition and all include the Bruyere stamp. The card says at the bottom “Garantiert Deutsche Wertarbeit,” (guaranteed German made). At the top are the words “Für unsere Soldaten an der Front,” “Our greetings from the homeland to our soldiers at the front.” On the right it says “Eine Echte Bruyere garantiert,” “A genuine Bruyere (guaranteed).” There is a helmeted soldier picture who is smoking a pipe shown top center. This is just a great advertisement collectable of the Reich. No pipes sold separately. Also see the set for the Luftwaffe at LUFT 16-5. The card measures 10 1/2 x 8 inches. The longest pipes are 6 1/2 inches long. What a unique souvenir! Who else out there in cyber land could offer this??? Germania scores again!

PRICE:   $595.00; for the card full--absolutely unique!

 

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Framed Photograph of an Africa Corps Soldier and Special Ring (Item WEHR 27-12)

DESCRIPTION: This is an original framed photograph of a soldier of the AK, Afrika Korps. The actual photograph measures 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. The family inserted a small shield-shaped cutout showing the symbol of the Africa Corps in the lower-right corner. Besides the picture we were able to buy the large ring that belonged to this solder. We bought the items from a family who felt that these items would be appreciated by some museum or collector and in a way this young soldier’s spirit might sort of live on if only in memory. He did lay down his life for his fatherland. The ring is massive and probably one of a kind with ‘AK’ for Afrika Korps as it central theme. The family would not agree to our using his name except for his first name and that was Karl-Heinz. The ring has the swastika side decorations. The size is a large (11). The ring was probably made by Arabic traders as was so often the case with these rings that were sold to the German and Italian troops. The frame is 6 x 8 inches. This is just a great remembrance and a rare piece of WWII jewelry. This ring will be featured in a coming book on Germanic finger rings that hopefully will be published this year.

PRICE:   Sold

 

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Kriegsflagge from WWII (Item WEHR 27-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is a pretty nice example of a WWII German “war flag” of a desirable size. It has quite a few moth holes, but if you look at the picture provided you can see they really don’t show up until closely inspected. All in all it is a pretty fine example of this the military combat flag of the Wehrmacht (armed forces). It was used usually as a victory symbol and often was proudly flown from flagstaffs in the territories the German military liberated. It was used on the coffins of the men who fought for the Reich as well. It was the symbol of the armed forces of the Third Reich. The ever-present Iron Cross is always included in the design as a reminder of the power and glory of the Wehrmacht, but also a talisman of the cross of he who rules the universe! The German soldier was brave, but pious as well. The size of this flag is 65 x 40 inches. It’s the perfect den decorator for the collector. For further information concerning these war flags go to Item WEHR 8-1 to see a similar one that we sold.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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