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Bronze Plaque Commemorating the Victory of Franco over the Reds (Item S-FAS 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a real piece of history that has to be one of the rarest and exciting items we have ever offered on Germania. This is an official plaque similar to the ones that line the walls in the entrance of the Alcázar, the ancient fortress that was the residence of the Spanish monarch after the Spanish under El Cid drove out the Moors. The Nationalists (the good guys) saw the Alcázar as a representation of the strength and natural dominance of Spain, while the republican militias (the bad guys) came to lay siege to Toledo and this fortress because they believed they were fighting against a restoration of the monarchy. Losing the Alcázar to the Republicans (reds) would have been a serious blow to the Nationalists’ vision and morale. On July 22, 1936, the reds (Republicans) controlled most of Toledo and sought the surrender of the Alcázar by artillery bombardment or starvation for the duration of the siege. The Nationalists engaged in passive defense only returning fire when an attack was imminent. The heroic commander Colonel Moscardó was called on the telephone by the chief of the workers’ militia (communist) on the morning of July 23 in Toledo and told him if the Alcázar were not surrendered within 10 minutes the colonel’s son, Luis, who fell into their hands, would be shot. Col. Moscardó asked to speak to his boy and his son asked what he should do. His father replied, “Then commend your soul to God, shout ‘Viva España,’ and die like a patriot,” to which the young man said, “That is quite simple; both I will do.” Col. Moscardó then told the commissar of the red worker’s militia that the Alcázar would not be surrendered and a few minutes later he received another call from the murderers stating that his son had been executed. After this there were many more assaults on the fortress, but the brave defenders held out. Then on August 22, an airplane sent by General Franco dropped a trunk of food into the Alcázar along with a message to the defenders that the Army of Africa was on its way to relieve the garrison. The reds made a final assault in the morning of September 27. The attack was soundly repulsed and shortly after the valiant nationalist forces swarmed down from the barges to mercifully end the siege happily killing many of the Republican enemy, while doing so. The horrors of war that they had inflicted were now inflicted upon them with a nationalist passion. We have reviewed this aspect of the Spanish Civil War to give you a feeling for the wording of this wonderful plaque, but we also refer you to the entrance of the fortress which is now a museum. Along the walls of the long passageway to the interior are plaques about that are about the size and dimension of ours running along the entire length of the walls. These are plaques commemorating the patriotism and bravery of Col. Moscardó and his son and the plaques were sent from many of the world’s nations including Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Norway, Canada, etc. It really is a sight to see! These plaques, including the one we offer here, are considered the national treasures of Spain. At least they were until the Spanish government lately became so liberal (pink!). So where this plaque originally hung is now up to speculation at best. Think about it! Now as to the plaque it has been; mounted into a frame which measures 25 x 20 inches (the plaque itself measures 17 x 12 1/2 inches) and is very nice looking with scruff motif that resembles a parchment document with flowing floral design. At the head of the document is the eagle of monarchist Spain with the Bourbon crown and the coat of arms. Around this on both sides are the words ‘Arriba España.’ Under this are the words that we loosely translate to the following: “The official section of the Headquarters of the Great General,” then “Correspondence today: ‘Today I gather and disarm the red army that has occupied the position now held by our Nationalist troops and we have accomplished our last military objectives.’ The war has ended, 1st of April 1939; the year of victory!” The Great General Franco.. The way we read it is that the plaque is composed of a historic statement made by Generalísimo Franco announcing victory over the communist enemy. It is true that Spain today after all that terrible struggle against the forces of evil has succumbed to it after all. Even the memory of the infamous ragtag bunch of communists gathered in the slums and ghettos of NY called the Abraham Lincoln Brigade are celebrated as heroes. Some have even received the Presidential Medal of Honor (dishonor!). They were comrades of the European communists who were bloody murderers. The Republicans killed at least 6,832 priests and nuns including 13 bishops. The priests were often burned alive and mutilated while the nuns were raped. Bishops were tortured and executed in front of all their parishioners. They destroyed every single church they came upon. The Republicans slaughtered 50,000 civilians and in spite of these facts the Catholic Church is still criticized for supporting the Nationalists. Hitler and Mussolini are assaulted by the liberal (pink) press throughout the liberal world for coming to the aid of the righteous Spanish folk against the filthy Stalinist thugs. “Moe Fishman, I sincerely hope you are walking the ‘hot coals!’” The plaque is without a doubt one of the most historically important relics that we have ever offered on Germania’s site. It’s a tribute to a heroic struggle against the most malevolent evil that ever plagued the earth, international communism.

PRICE: $1,500.00

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

 

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
The backside

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
Men of the División Azul with their unit flag

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
General Agustín Muñoz Grandes, leader of the Spanish Blue Division

Stickpin in Silver for the Spanish Falange Española (Spanish Blue Division) (Item S-FAS 1-2; PINS 8-22; LUFT 20-20)

DESCRIPTION: The greatest number of Spaniards who volunteered to fight on the Eastern Front during WWII were members of the Falange, the name assigned to several Spanish political movements and parties dating from the 1930s, and dovetailed with the Fascist movement in Italy. This was the semifascist regime under Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Because the soldiers could not use official Spanish army uniforms while serving with the Germans, they adopted a symbolic uniform comprising the red berets of the Carlists (a right-wing political movement and part of Franco’s coalition during the Spanish Civil War), khaki trousers used in the Spanish Legion, and the blue shirts of the Falangists–hence the nickname "Blue Division." This uniform was used only while on leave in Spain; in the field, soldiers wore the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) field-grey uniform with a shield on the upper-right sleeve bearing the word "España" and the Spanish national colors. The main emblem and the most popular of their part, and to them, sacred, was the Falangist’s yoke and arrows. The emblem comes from the period of the “Catholic Monarchs” (In Spanish Los Reyes Católicos) and is the joint title used in history for Isabel I of Castilla, and Fernando II of Aragón. The yoke is an ancient symbol for Queen Isabella and the arrows are the symbol for King Ferdinand. The stickpin shows the Ferdinand arrows and the German-issue helmet symbolizing the solidarity of the Falangists and the volunteers with Germany in the valiant struggle against what they “rightfully envisioned” as Satanic Communism. This was the demonic manifestation of the devil himself that sought to overrun Europe. The movement nearly conquered Spain and would have surely succeeded had it not been for the intervention of Hitler’s German Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War (July 1936-March 1939) and Mussolini’s Black Shirt legions between March 1923 and July 1943. They saved the Spanish nation and the Catholic Church from the clutches of Stalin and Lucifer “united!” The stickpin was worn on the off-duty clothing of active Blue Division soldiers and after the war, the veterans wore it proudly. In 1969, I saw Blue Division veterans wearing this stickpin in Madrid and also observed veterans wearing it when I visited the Alcázar of Toledo (a stone fortification located in the highest part of that city and a sacred place in Spanish history) where the Nationalist Colonel José Moscardó was under siege by Red devils in this military academy. Luis, his sixteen-year-old son, became a martyr of Spain on July 23, 1936. Col. Moscardó was informed that if he did not turn over the Alcázar in ten minutes, his son would die. Col. Moscardó asked to speak to his son. He then told him: “Commend your soul to God and die like a patriot shouting ‘long live Christ the King and long live Spain.’” “That,” his son said, “I can do.” Thus, this brave lad and his valiant father saved the garrison and all the people inside numbering 1,028 souls who surely would have been massacred by the beasts. The Nationalists numbered among them 520 women and 56 children. This bravery and patriotism were typical of the actions of the Nationalists in the conflict. They stood in heroic defiance of the Red hordes, who, by the way, included the filthy, depraved scum known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the backstreets of New York’s Lower East Side. They were members of the ‘international brigades’; in other words, a distinct branch of the International Communist Conspiracy. So, maybe we have said too much about this particular stickpin, but I felt compelled to say something about what it represents since it, after all, symbolizes a valiant struggle against the forces of darkness. With heart and hand for Fatherland, Viva España!!! This may be the rarest insignia we have ever offered. We actually have four of them.

PRICE: $185.00

 

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Condor Legion Book (Item S-FAS 1-2a; LUFT 11-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a small book about the famed German Legion Condor. The name of it is Deutsche kämpfen in Spanien< The Germans Fight in Spain. It consists of 144 pages of text and line drawings depicting the valiant battles and flights against the red communist brigades in Spain in the mid 1930s. It measures 5 x 8 inches and has a nice, colorful cover and would look good in a Luftwaffe collection. It was printed in Berlin in 1939. On the front page it has a Luftwaffe stamp for the VII. Flieger Division.

PRICE: $125.00

 

 

Badge

Badge

 

Spanish Cross

Spanish Cross

Spanish Cross

Spanish Cross

Spanish Cross

Spanish Cross

Spanish Cross
Stuka of the Condor Legion

Spanish Cross
Homecoming to Germany of her heroic sons

Spanish Cross
Glockenspiel parade of the legion

Spanish Cross
Standard of the Legion Condor

Spanish Cross
Men of the Legion

Spanish Cross
Note the “X” on the airplane’s tail instead of a swastika. This was used only in the campaign in Spain.

Spanish Cross
Men of the Legion

Spanish Cross
Marshal Göring distributes the Spanish Cross to the men of Legion Condor

Spanish Cross

Spanish Cross

Spanish Cross
Legion marches before the Führer in 1939

Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords (Legion Condor) (Item FAS 1-3; LUFT 22-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rare medal called the Spanish Cross of Honor. The silver grade of these medals, when adorned with swords, such as this one, were reserved for those who had actual combat experience participating in decisive battles; only 8,304 were awarded. The participants were the brave volunteer heroes of the Condor Legion who served in the Spanish Civil War (July 1936 to March 1939). These men fought on the side of General Franco against the Communists; they all were volunteers and because of their semiofficial status no awards were instituted prior to or during the war. Therefore, there were no methods to recognize bravery and accomplishment until 1939. The purpose of the Spanish Cross therefore was two-fold: It was not only a campaign medal, but also an award recognizing the superlative achievement and heroism of these Teutonic warriors. The Condor Legion was comprised of 25,000 troops who pioneered the famous concept of “Blitzkrieg” in the warfare in Spain. In addition to the Spanish Republican Army, the Condor Legion and its allies would come up against vicious, hard-corps Communist forces sent from Red Russia as well as the international legions: French, Canadian, and the motley, scruffy volunteers from the U.S. known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade that comprised of mostly red thugs from the east side of New York. These scum balls began to arrive and supply the republican side almost immediately after the war began. The Condor Legion ranks were mostly composed of Luftwaffe personnel, who would further develop and test air-war tactics and equipment later used with much success throughout World War 2. They would participate in critical battles, such as the Aragon Offensive, the Battle of Ebro, and the final assault on Catalonia. Overall, the war in Spain lasted three years. There were many hard-fought battles and 600,000 total lives were lost from all causes. With German and Italian help, General Franco and the nationalist forces prevailed. Upon the return of the Condor Legion to the Reich, awards were presented in ceremonies with much flair. On June 6, 1939, all recipients paraded through the streets of Berlin in front of Hitler and a rapturous public. The badge we offer is marked “CEJ” on the back. This, of course, stands for C.E. Juncker, the “Tiffany” of German badge production. Consequently, Juncker badges look more like high-quality jewelry than pieces of military insignia. The finish on this one is deep, distinguishable silver probably over brass or otherwise always there is the possibility that this is one of the few by Juncker in “800” silver, but not marked “800”? It’s truly difficult to find a C.E. Juncker Spanish Cross with all its finish intact. All high-quality, original Juncker badges are exceptionally fine and delicate and this one is no exception to that rule right down to the silver embellishment on the center swastika. There are also swords and eagles fitted between the arms of the cross; these are Luftwaffe flying eagles carrying swastikas. Here is a tribute to all the aviators who made up about 70 percent of the Legion. Certainly this was one of the most beautiful of all the combat awards of the Third Reich and it’s all the better being an authentic beautiful production by C.E. Juncker.

PRICE: $1,975.00

 

 

Cufflink Set

Cufflink Set

Cufflink Set

 

Cufflink Set

Cufflink Set
Back of case

Cufflink Set
Old rust

Cufflink Set

Cufflink Set

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Cufflink Set

Fantastic! Cigarette Case, Cufflinks, and Ring from the Condor Legion Fighter Group 88 (Item FAS 1-4; LUFT 22-13)

DESCRIPTION: Here is possibly the rarest grouping we have ever seen of articles from the famed Legion Condor. See the article above about the badge for more about this legion of heroes! The gold workmanship on these items is traditional Toledo damascene jewelry. Toledo for centuries was also known as the City of Swords. These weapons were made of the legendary Toledo steel. The damascene work is the art of inlaying different metals into one another; typically, gold or silver into a darkly oxidized steel background to produce intricate patterns similar to Niello crafting. The patterns varied and focused on either Renaissance motif with birds—usually doves—and flowers or arabesque and geometric designs. Also, many of the designs would reflect the individual artist’s unique, personal interpretations thus creating a rare and highly collectable piece of jewelry. The items we offer here would definitely fit into that category—they are unique. The set belonged to a pilot who served in Jagdgruppe 88. This was a Condor Legion fighter group that served in the Spanish Civil War and consisted of a headquarters (Stab) and four squadrons (Staffeln) The last commanding officer of J/88 was Hauptmann Walter Grabmann, who served from September 1938 through March 1939. In April 1938, Oberleutnant Werner Mölders arrived and took over the 3. Staffel from Adolf Galland and displayed considerable qualities as both pilot and tactician. He was beloved by his squadron: they called him “Papa Mölders.” During the course of the fierce battle against the communists, the men of the Legion managed from time to time to avail themselves to the purchase of some of these Toledo treasures. These, of course, were often painstakingly wrought by the jewelers of this famous city. Obviously, some of this jewelry was specially crafted to reflect the service of these stalwart warriors of the air! Now and then nationalist officers of Franco’s army would honor their Luftwaffe allies with such gifts typical of the Spanish homeland. The three items offered here are all from one ex-Condor Legion pilot and are truly treasures of history. One of the pieces would have to be considered truly rare, but to have them all from one man is, as the title says, Fantastic!

The Pieces

Ring

The ring displays a condor in flight whose particular design was exclusive to the Legion Condor. It’s constructed in the genuine applied gold with “L.C.” on one side of the eagle’s swastika and “88” on the other. All of this is pressed into a steel-based metal ring. The sides are done in intricate renaissance pattern employing birds and flowers that go all around the ring’s shank. The ring is a size 11 and is in its original ring case–beautiful!

Cufflinks

The cufflinks are truly spectacular and in mint condition. They are nicely petite measuring about 2¾ inch high. They are fastened to the holding clasp by a chain. Again, we have the condor holding a swastika surrounded by a geometric pattern. The bird is in pressed gold with “L” and “C” initialed on either side of the Hakenkreuz. Remarkable!—even the shirt-cuff clasp is highly decorated in gold motif.

Cigarette Case

Here is the most remarkable item in the group. It’s a magnificent cigarette case. The workmanship is wonderful with, again, a renaissance motif all over the front except for a mid-space design that employs the artist’s depiction of the National Socialist eagle and swastika instead of the Legion Condor design. This eagle and all the floral design is in genuine pressed gold. Above the eagle are the dates “1936-1938,” and below are “L. C.” and “88.” The cigarette case measures 3 x 3¼ inches. Unfortunately, there is some evidence of old rust at the top-left edge that has come through after almost 80 years or more. There is some of this rust in the right-bottom corner and some slight rusting here and there in the patterns. The back of the case is in steel. The rust is curtailed and not going to continue and although there, it can’t really detract from the marvelous beauty of this historically important piece of history. The Condor Legion, regardless of its far-left liberal detractors, will go into future history as the earliest brave effort to crush the great evil of international communism. “Long may their glory remain–Horrido und Adelante!!!

PRICE: $4,800.00 for the set

 

 

 

 

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