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Wiking SS Plate

Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate

SS Wiking Division Presentation Hand Carved Bread Plate (Item BRE 1-1 & SS 34-10)

DESCRIPTION: The SS Viking (Wiking) Division was one of the elite fighting units of the Waffen SS. It was recruited from foreign volunteers from Scandanavia, the Netherlands, and Belgium under the command of German officers. During the course of WWII, the Division progessed from a motorized infantry division to a Panzer Division and served mainly on the Eastern Front during the war. Originally organized as the Nordische Division it was to be made up of volunteers from Nordic lands mixed with German Waffen SS veterans. In December 1941, the new motorized Division was to be designated SS Division Germania, but during its formative period the name was changed to SS Division Wikingon, Jan 1941. Command of the newly formed Division was given to Brigadefuhrer Felix Steiner the former commander of the Verfugungstruppe SS Regt. Deutschland.  The division was ordered east in June 1941 to take part with army group South’s advance into the Ukraine during operation Barbarossa. The rest is a heroic story of intense combat against the monster of Bolshevism and can be found in several places on the web (go to Google). This plate was presented in commemoration of the fierce fighting on the Weichsel river front in 1944. This wooden plate was possibly a unit gift given to one of the commanders of the unit. Possibly Felix Steiner. This was very often done as bread plates had deep sentimental attachment and often were gifts to favored commanders of the Wehrmacht and SS. The Weichsel front was a battle ground for the Wiking and other Waffen SS units through 1944 and 1945.  And this the most formidable of the SS divisions covered themselves with blood and glory here on several occasions.  The plate we offer can be considered one of the few mementoes to an elite group of the toughest and bravest soldiers since the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae.

PRICE: SOLD

 

SS

SS

Oberfűhrer Scherner

SS

SS

Lebens Rune

SS

Hagel Rune

SS

Ty Rune

SS

Victory Rune

SS

Odel Rune

SS

Oak Leaf Motif

SS

SS

The inscripation

SS

SS

SS

Review of LAH By Scherner

SS

Sherner at Left

SS

KZ Guards

SS

Auschwitz

SS

Auschwitz

SS

Auschwitz

SS

Tower Guards

SS

Prisoner Roll Call

SS

SS

"There is a way to freedom"

SS

Leaving this Camp

SS

SS

SS

SS

Guest Greeting

A Wooden Bread Plate Presented at Dachau to Oberfuhrer Scherner (Item BRE 1-2; SS 33-4; CAMPS 1-11)

DESCRIPTION: Julian Scherner born September 23, 1895 – died April 28, 1945. His fame was as S.S. Oberführer. This was an early paramilitary rank of the S.S. dating back to 1921. Julian Scherner served the Reich from early Kampfzeit times. He became a S.S. Untersturmführer in 1933 and worked up through the years to S.S. Oberführer in 1937. He was a holder of the Iron Cross 2nd Class, the Honor Ring of the S.S., the War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords, the Deutsches Kreuz, the Wound Badge, the Honor sword of the S.S, the Coburg Badge, and last but most important the Blood Order. He was the commander of the S.S. Standarte Julius Schreck in 1934-1935. Then commander of S.S. Abschnitt XIV in 1937. In1939 he was in charge as commander of the Mountain Troop Regiment II (Reinhard Heydrich). Then January 1940 until January 1941 he was the commander of the S.S. Totenkopf Standarte 8. From January 1941 to August 1941 he was commander of the S.S. Truppenübungsplatz Böhmen. His final command was as S.S. and Police Leader of Krakow, Poland from August 1941 to March 1944. In this role he was responsible for overseeing of all evacuations that took place during his time there. Scherner became immortalized in the film “Schindler’s List” a dubious work of fiction. He is portrayed as the cold and calculating S.S. Commander of the region. Remember the victors write their history and fictions and they also excel in telling the history of the vanquished as well and does it really surprise us if the latter’s history might be a bit biased? We might also see some fiction mixed with fact thrown in to
Embellish! (Gild the Lily so to speak!).

The wooden bread plate is probably the finest ever offered on any site or military show in the present or past. The carving is exquisite! With the Sonnenrad
 Hakenkreuz in the center. All around are beautiful oak leaves and acorns, and interspersed between them are runic symbols similar to those seen on the “Honor Ring of the S.S.” Like the Honor Ring, the symbols had deep meaning to the N.S. and S.S. mythos. They honored the Aryan/Norse Heritage going back to pre-Christian Europe. There was intense racial significance. If we look to the symbol at 12:00 o’clock we see a figure of a rod with two extensions like arms at right and left angles. This is the “Life” rune. The symbol for eternal life for man and the race and nation. In German newspapers you will see this symbol when a birth is announced and it is used inverted in an obituary (death). I find it also quite interesting that the “Hippy Movement” used it for a sign of Peace (imagine using the symbol of death as a logo for peace!) Was there a message there? The S.S. used this symbol in their Lebensborn Program, a project to encourage motherhood (in other words Birth and Life!) Going clockwise the next symbol is an asterisk looking rune. It is the Hagel Rune. This was to the S.S. the expression of inner strength overcoming adversity. The interpretation of the Hagel Rune was the development of the inner man in order for him to conquer the universe. At 5:00 we encounter the Tyr Rune (Tyre the God of war). The interpretation of this symbol was an exhortation to be fearless, true, and brave and that “Death Cannot Kill”. At 7:00 we see the rune that is most familiar, the “Sieg Rune”, the sign of victory used from ancient Germanic times as an exhortation and greeting. This is the origin of the “Sieg Heil” Hail Victory Salute. It was used by the and the Hitler Youth (Jungvolk).

Finally we come to the “Odal Rune” at 10:00. This symbol symbolized kinship and family and bringing together of people of similar blood or race. It was adopted by the S.S. race and resettlement office (R.U.S.A.) and was used by the S.S. Freiwilligen Gebirgs (mountain) Division “Prinz Eugene”. The center design of course is the “Sonnenrad” or sunwheel swastika and was an ancient Norse representation of the life giving sun. This symbol was adopted by the 5th S.S. Panzer Division “Wiking”.

Now back to the bread plate. It was customary among N.S. inspired patriots to present something deeply symbolic to a person the giver wished to honor. This usually came down to a sword, a dagger, a book, or a ring. But the most revered item given out especially among the S.S. was always the” bread plate”. Bread had special significance among the faithful because it was the staff of life. It was mentioned in N.S. sayings such as “brot und arbeit” (bread and work). “Hitler gibt arbeit und brot” (Hitler gave us work and bread). Bread was (sacrosanct) and it only follows that bread plates were the choice for presentation to those who would be specially honored. This plate was presented by the S.S. Wachtmannshaft or Guard Staff to Oberführer SS> Julian Scherner when he paid a visit to (KL) concentration camp Auschwitz in 1942. Carved into the back of the plate are the words “SS Oberführer Scherner Zur Erinnerung an den Besuch im K.L. Auschwitz im Januar 1942” Translated this means – To: Oberführer Scherner in memory of his visit to concentration camp Auschwitz in January 1942. A crack can be seen across the bottom half of the plate but it must have been expertly repaired at one time. It cannot even be seen from the front. A hanging wire has been added to the back. This is without a single doubt one of the most important historical items we have ever offered and the beauty of it is obvious. A masterpiece of wood carving with practically no rival that we have ever seen, and of course its historical importance is eminently presented.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Adolf Hitler

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Bread Plate in Ancient Teutonic Tradition (Item BRE 1-3; SS 27-7)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an item from the great traditional culture base of the Germanic peoples. A plate carved in oak like this would be found in the homes of SS personnel. The words around the swastika are from the Norse Edda: “Heil dem Gast der zu uns kommt,” “Hail the guest that to us comes. (Edda).” The words are carved with rounded edges that look to be applied, but actually are carved right along with the actual plate (it’s all one piece). The stylized swastika in the center is the Sonnenrad Hakenkreutz, or sun wheel. This is the truest form of the symbol of the ever-turning fiery celestial orb in that its arms resemble flames. On the back is a single ‘W’ and that is presumed to be the logo or mark of the carver. The plate measures 12 1/2 inches in diameter. The marks that look like cracks are not. They are merely natural graining. We earnestly believe that this is connected with the SS-Ahnenerbe Stiftung because of its very nature. Plates such as these that were often called ‘Julteller,’ ‘Yule plates,’ were often a gift to another SS family at the time of the Julfest, Christmas. Not only was the birth of Jesus celebrated by most of the SS, but also the traditions of the Germanic peoples in their winter solstice. In the context of the SS traditions, the word ‘Christmas’ Weihnachtfest, had nothing originally to do with the Christian faith, but related to Germanic pre-Christian beliefs. The sun symbol on the plate also has the connotation of eternal life (eternally rolls the wheel of life). Everything dies, everything blooms again; eternally rolls the wheel of life Sonnenrad everything breaks, everything is mended. Eternally builds the house of life. Everyone parts, everyone meets. Forever, the cycle of life stays true. Certain SS men refused to part with their Christian ways and this was respected by the SS parent organization. So both faiths, Christian and Pagan, were celebrated together in the Third Reich and in the Schutzstaffel.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

Irminsul Bread Plate

Irminsul Bread Plate
Back of plate
Irminsul Bread Plate
The Odel rune
Irminsul Bread Plate
Sacred Irminsul und Sonnenrad
Irminsul Bread Plate
"Blood"
Irminsul Bread Plate
"And"
Irminsul Bread Plate
"Soil"
Irminsul Bread Plate “Blut und Boden” (Item BRE 1-4 & AHN 4-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is a typical Germanic bread plate but its message places it in the ‘rare’ category. It depicts the Irminsul of the SS Ahnenerbe or Ancestral Heritage Foundation. At its top you see the Odel rune and at the sides are the words ‘Blut und Boden (translation: Blood and Soil), while at the sides are wheat sheaths to signify bread (the staff of life). The Irminsul is backed up with the ancient sun symbol, the ‘Sonnenrad’ or Sun Swastika. The plate measures a little over 11 inches in diameter and of course is hand carved. Those of you familiar with the Ahnenerbe and some of the mythos of the National Socialist ideology will know about the important symbolism of the Saxon Irminsul. For further information on that sacred symbol, type in Saxon Irminsul on Google; for fascinating information found there. This bread plate is the personification of what is termed Teutonic legend that is indeed as fascinating as the quest of the Holy Grail! Who but Germania could offer something as awe inspiring and wondrous as this?

PRICE: $1,475.00

 

Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
Julefest (Christmas) 1941

Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
"Our"
Farming Bread Plate
"Daily"
Farming Bread Plate
"Bread"
Farming Bread Plate
Note loaves of bread
Farming Bread Plate
Himmler with farmers
Farming Bread Plate
The importance of farming -
Brot!
Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
Farming Bread Plate
Carved Bread Plate from the Reich's Farming Organization (Item BRE 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful hand carved bread plate depicting the organizational symbol of the Reichsnarstand; this was the official organization for protection of German farms and farmers in the 3rd Reich. The words at the top, “Unser Taglish brot“ translates to “Our Daily Bread,” a saying from the Christian bible and of course these words were universal. Nothing could be more important to the people anywhere than this meal consumed for strength and survival.  It especially was ultra-important in the Third Reich since it was Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement that through their four year plan and subsequent social programs that brought Germany back from brink of despair to being the most productive society in Europe. Give us our daily bread was to be interpreted as a nation's grateful thanks to a movement that gave not only bread to the citizens but brought them back to happiness and prosperity so the plate has much significance The Sonnerad or Sun Wheel Swastika with its wheat sheath and Teutonic sword personify the strength of the nation that once more stands proud in the world after the devastation of the ‘Great War’, little did they know that influences within the Reich and without were girding up for another even more horrible attack against the people and the spirit of the West. Germany would once again be the victim of the destroyers and the “traditional enemy”.  The plate is 10 inches in diameter with the word and date Julefest 1941 carved on the back. This was the Teutonic Christmas Season. The collector who had it among his accumulations put the eye screws and a copper wire on the back for hanging purpose. This is a very beautiful pllate and historically important in its own right.

PRICE: $950.00

 

Deutsche Post Bread Plate
Deutsche Post Bread Plate
Deutsche Post Bread Plate
Back
Deutsche Post Bread Plate
Note the depth of carving
Deutsche Post Bread Plate
The mail out of Krosno
Deutsche Post Bread Plate
Postschutz Officer dagger (note
the eagle configuration)

Carved Bread Plate from the Military Postal Police (Postshutz) in Krosno, Poland (Item BRE 1-6 & WEHR 31-21)

DESCRIPTION: This may be the finest German bread plate we have ever seen and we have seen many fine collections of them. This plate is expertly carved with the eagle of the German Military Postshutz eagle as its central design. The Postshutz (Postal Police) comprised about 4,500 members stationed all over Europe and they were tasked with the security of Germany’s Reichspost; they were not only responsible for security of the mail but other communications media such as telephone and telegraph systems. The plate was from the HQ of this organization in Poland. They were stationed there after the Polish attack on the German radio station at Gleiwitz, in 1939 -- the event that after many Polish atrocities against the German minority in Poland finally launched the German retaliation and began WWII. After that vicious attack units of the postal protection police were dispatched to several locations in Poland to prevent something like this happening again. One of these outposts was Krosno which is a medieval fortified town; a former royal “free town” in medieval Europe. The carved plate was probably a gift from Poles who not only cooperated with the German occupiers but actually sided with their mission of destroying Soviet Communism. There were many who thought this way. The contemporary orthodox history books do not mention this of course. The dish says along its edges "Deutsche Post Osten 1939-1942 Krosno." It measures 11 inches in diameter and is in excellent condition. The carved Postshutz eagle rises in deep relief carving and is very dramatic. It is the eagle that you see in the middle of the grip of the rare Postshutz daggers. The piece is not only artistically great but is a really important historic relic of the turbulent time!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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